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

Garden Critters

caterpillar

When I was shooting the flirting doves I also captured a few extra snaps.

As always be sure to hover over each image for the story of each shot

bee hard at work

Daikon flowers

huge butterfly at the top of a tall tree - at least 10 meters away

wattlebird singing to attract a mate

wattlebird singing to attract a mate

Success! She approved his singing and wattlebirds are off to make a new family


very romantic all this flirting and serenading under the moon (yes during the day)

We've also seen our spotted dove couple hunting for a good nesting spot in our yard, until the dogs scared them off. Not far though, they can be seen flying over our yard into the larger trees of both our neighbours.

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  1. Stella, no production of stories, when I hover. Maybe I hover incorrectly.??
    So glad your doves are nesting again!

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    1. Which web browser do you use? Do you wait a moment for the short description to show? Very strange :(

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  2. Loved that caterpillar. My kids would love to see something like that.

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  3. Hi Stella, lovely photos. I love the hairy detail of the caterpillar. And how different your birds are from the few we get here. I would never have recognized the spotted dove as a dove.

    xx

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    1. We get the normal boring old rock dove very much like yours too, but these native ones are so pretty.

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