Hayes Sewing Machine Co. again and have some tips to try for perfecting the look of bias binding at home.
Supplies you will need to make bias tape:
-generous piece of fabric, depending on how much tape you are making (sorry, bias cuts take a lot and waste a lot of fabric unless you seam it to death)
-see through ruler ( I like 2" by 18" size)
-bias tape maker
-bias binding foot (see what is available for your machine)
Step one in making bias tape and binding is to cut strips of fabric on the bias and seam them if necessary. Bias just means a 45 degree angle to the grain or selvedge.
bias tape maker is my new friend. It comes in different widths for your various projects.
high tech bias tape maker that does the ironing part for you too, which looks intriguing if you will be making a lot of tape.
If you want to make a boatload of tape, for binding the edge of a quilt, for instance, here is a formula with directions for making and seaming many yards of bias.
bias binder foot and succumbed to buying one for my Babylock. It's supposed keep your binding folded and aligned, top and bottom by way of a plastic guide not unlike the bias tape maker. You feed it through the guide and line up your needle position where you want it, so both sides of the binding are caught in the stitching. It looked so easy when Pam Hayes did it. Hmmm, we'll see....
I'm happy with the result, though. It really does look professional!