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

Wrong lens? Who cares!

praying mantis
It's such a gorgeous spring day today I couldn't settle into writing at the computer so I grabbed the camera and enjoyed a sunbeam. Sunday I'll share some shots that are real treasures.
This cute little praying mantis put on a real show for me. Of course I had the wrong lens on the camera and so most of the shots just didn't work out, but I rather like this one.

crow
Crows are usually quite vocal about their presence, but this one was strangely quite.

hoverfly
This little hoverfly was doing his best bee impersonation. I'm happy to have him pollinating my vege-patch.

turtle dove

It's getting close to breading season, I wonder if this little dove was looking for a good nesting spot? She was certainly taking a good look at us and the backyard. Isn't she just the prettiest colours?  Soft pinks and bronzes and grey-blue.

All these shots were taken using my 55mm-250mm lens.

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