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

Down By The Water

These black duck shots are from the archives. I love their secret little metallic feathers.
Black Ducks

Black duck having a stretch

Comments

  1. Great pictures and we are big duck fans here! Off to find the same today. Enjoy your day!

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  2. i love the black ducks. their gorgeous greeny blue feathers are just so pretty. great shots stella.

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    1. I always look for their pretty sparkly secret feathers.

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  3. Beautiful detail in the photos. I love how you've capture their happy life

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. They have a pretty good life around that lake.

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  4. Lovely photos Stella. I love the tease of metallic, it adds a nice splash of colour to their otherwise dark feathers.

    xx

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    1. Like little hidden gems. I wish I could grown metallic hair.

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  5. Lovely shots Stella, they're so sweet! - Tasha

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  6. They look like they are about to enjoy a lovely dip in the lake.

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    1. They did jump in just after I took these shots.

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    1. And they are hidden most of the time too.

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  8. What great photos and I'm loving the teal peeking through. #MySundayPhoto

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  9. I love these ducks (oh crumbs just mistyped and had an I instead of a u!!!)
    I watched a gadget shoe recently where they had a raft thing with a camera attached and got really really close it looked ace.

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    1. I'm laughing to hard to formulate a sensible reply.

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  10. I am so jealous of the number of bird species you have in your place! They are always so amazing and you always capture them well =)

    #mysundayphoto

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    1. I never even used to notice birds much, find a bird fancier and go on a few walks with them. It's amazing how many there are.

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  11. Love the splash of colour with the metallic feathers. Fab photos - I especially like the second one :-)

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    1. I had to crop that second shot quite heavily so we could get a better look at how lovely they were. It's my fav too.

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  12. Wowwwww
    Such great photos, and such cute ducks
    Sorry, I know I'm like a little kid but I looooooooooove animals but unfortunately I haven't seen ducks in such a long time
    I'm totally jealous

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    1. Ducks evoke a bit of child in all of us I think. Perhaps because for manny of us they are often the first bird we ever get to interact with. They always bring me a little bit of childlike glee too =D I hope you get to see some soon.

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