How To Make Continuous Bias Binding From A Rectangle

There are several ways to go about cutting and sewing bias binding tape. They've all got their pro's and con's. I'm going to show you my favourite method, but first I'll discuss the strip-by-strip method and the continuous method using a square of fabric.

Whichever method you use you'll start with deciding how wide you want your finished binding to be and multiply that by four. For example if you want a 1/4 inch wide finish on your hem you want to cut 1 inch wide strips. (unless you want double fold bias binding in which case you multiply by six).

Strip-by-Strip Method

Duck Pile-up

teal duck
ISO 640 | f 6.3 | 1/2000
lens 50-250mm

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  1. Not the easiet capture; well done. Fab details and what happy days for the conquering birds! Thanks for sharing. #FridayPhoto

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    1. I've got a lot more practising to do for bird in flight shots, Mostly I just rely on luck.

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  2. What a great action shot. Love the colours too. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Thanks Tara. The bright metallics on the wings are pretty spectacular when you get to catch a glimpse of them.

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  3. Wow what an amazing capture that must have been quite hard, Clio lending a helping hand for Coombe Mill

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    1. Thanks Clio :) I love when you tell me it's you =D

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  4. Great action photo, great timing

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. How on earth do you manage to comment every week?

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  5. Wonderful shot - you're managed to freeze the action beautifully!
    Please come share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/bluebird-breakfast.html

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    1. I think I linked up? I hope I did! I've missed a few parties over Easter. Thanks for visiting :)

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  6. It's like they need an air traffic controller! I'm picturing them all yelling at each other, "George I told you to wait until I was clear!" "Fred get out of the way!" "You two better move it, I'm coming in hot!" (I haven't had my coffee yet this morning, so I might be a bit loopy ;)

    thank you for sharing with us again this week!

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    1. *chuckle* I'm always loopy before I've had coffee! I hope to be on time this week, but I'm not making any promises.

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  7. There is a lot of action going on there isn't there :)

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    1. I don't know how it all didn't end in disaster!

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  8. Love the movements! I am always in love with birds in motion shot! #mysundayphoto

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  9. Lots of motion in that shot. Nicely captured.

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