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

Please Don't Feed The Birds

'Give us a chip?'....Please Don't Feed The Birds

'Go on, give us a chip. Just one chip?'....Please Don't Feed The Birds

Please Don't Feed The Birds or they will...

'You should'a' given us a chip.'....Please Don't Feed The Birds


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  1. Ok so now you've piqued my curiosity so much so that I googled S.O.Y. and found nothing but soy food. Ok do tell what does it mean, I am going crazy here!! I can't even enjoy the pictures till I know!

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    1. Umm, it's illustrated in the next shot all over the log...let me know if you still don't get it.

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    2. OK... I'm a little slow.. not enough coffee!! Hahaha!

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    3. It's not like it's an acronym in common use :o)

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  2. I'm with Mary K, but I have an idea... S.O.Y. Is it really what I'm thinking, or am I bad? If it's what I'm thinking, then that's a funny sign :)

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  3. lol if it's what Jenny is thinking that is too hilarious!! Also sea gulls are dangerous, never give up and will follow you everywhere begging!

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    1. Never underestimate the persuasiveness of pester power!

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  4. Is that a real sign? I have to know this.

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    1. Absolutely a real sign! I took this shot when we last ate at Cicerello's, in Fremantle.

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  5. having grown up in fl on the west coast i wish i had made this sign and carried it to the beach every time we went, the tourists would feed the bird and then all of a sudden there seem like hundreds of them soying all over, i have had them steal hot dogs right off the grill, the dirty birds lol xx

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    1. Pigeons of the sea! Sneaky little thief's both of them.

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  6. Oh yeah! Here in Fl they do the same at the beach!! Natives know better than to feed them!! Funny sign! But on so true!!

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    1. The restaurant is such a major tourist destination, so I guess it doesn't occur to most of them what the dangers of sharing their meals entail.

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  7. Great captures (and great sign, too)!

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    1. They have newer versions of the same sign up, but I really liked this older one.

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  8. Agree with this ... one time the boys dropped a chip at the beach and about 20 gulls descended on us to try and grab said chip. It was really quite scary.

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