Help making bias tape please?


Hi everybody, earlier today I was making bias tape with these directions
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my finished product wasn't quite right. I don't know what I did. Can someone explain in "Blonde" language how to do it?
What I ended up with was just garbage.
I marked all my lines before I sewed it into a tube, then when I went to cut
them out it didn't come out in a long 1" line, it was a 10" thick line.
AGHH help! Having blonde problems, why do I mess up something that looks so
easy!
TIA
Michelle Giordano
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dnmgiordano
Yes, I think I did, but I think I joined the wrong edges, I looked over the instructions again. I will tell you now that I won't use a whole meter again! LOL what a waste! I will use small pieces until I finally figure it out.
Michelle Giordano
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dnmgiordano
You will be amazed how much binding can come out of a small amount. One of my classes and my DH (who is very good at math) argued with me about how much you could get from a 12" square. Finally I made it up and that made a believer out of them.
One thing, take your time. Good binding looks great, but it can't be made in just a few minutes. If that fails - have a glass of wine. That seems to always help me ;-)
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Victoria Hirt
In article , Kate Dicey of Customer of PlusNet plc
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uttered>I don't have anything on bias tape - YET! ;)>Blast. How are you on gent's ties? I have one to make out of a woefully inadequate piece of silk left-overs
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She who would like to be obeye
Opps! Sorry, my error! Kate has lots of good stuff! My local fabric store has free print outs on how to make bias. I got one the other day for when my memory fails me. Barbara in FL & SC
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Barbara Raper
In article , Kate Dicey of Customer of PlusNet plc
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uttered>>You need tie interfacing. Phone SidTrim in Leeds and ask for it: >0113 2454673> Bu99er - wish I'd thought of that yesterday. Does he open Saturdays? Failing that, it's for a wedding, so hopefully it won't be worn that often ...
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She who would like to be obeye
In article , She who would like to be obeyed once every Preston Guild of no.spam uttered
Double bu99er - he doesn't open Saturdays ... and I haven't one I can dismantle, coz the only ones we own are the kids' school ones ... deffo a trip to the charity shop...
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She who would like to be obeye
If you phone them Monday and say it's urgent, it'll be with you Tuesday. You could try today, but I don't know if they are open... There's no retail outlet: they supply tailoring findings to tailors. They also do covered button, as done for my rainbow bridal caper last summer.
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Kate Dicey
In article , Kate Dicey of Customer of PlusNet plc
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uttered>>If you phone them Monday and say it's urgent, it'll be with you >Tuesday. You could try today, but I don't know if they are open... >There's no retail outlet: they supply tailoring findings to tailors. >They also do covered button, as done for my rainbow bridal caper last >summer.> I've tried ringing - they ain't there today. I can go down and collect (is only abt 4 miles) but I need the wretched thing for delivery midday monday. I've some soft open-weave cotton kicking about, I'll use that. Hopefully it's not going to be worn on a regular basis. They're very useful - just a bit of a pig finding your way in by car (strange road setup, and adjacent to dodgy "adult" shop)
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She who would like to be obeye
So if I ever need to know the quality of summat, can I send you down to fondle? ;)
Many cheaper poly ties use a cotton scrim type interfacing. It should work for light use.
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Kate Dicey
In article , Kate Dicey of Customer of PlusNet plc
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uttered>>So if I ever need to know the quality of summat, can I send you down to >fondle? ;) Sure, no probs.
Well, it's got two choices LOL! There's not a right lot of the fabric either. I'm just practising to get the seam right for the join before I bite the bullet :)
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She who would like to be obeye
Michelle, I tried your instuctions and had a beast of a time with them. I found this set at
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and they worked much better forme. I printed them out, placed them on my work table and followed thewritten instuctions and the pictures very carefully. I found that using afabric glue stick to put together the seam for the tube worked the best forme.I also found that marking my lines with a piece of chalk gave me a muchbetter lines to cut.Juno
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Juno
THanks Juno, those are beastly instructions aren't they? I will try the other way and let you know how I do, hopefully I do well this time!
Michelle Giordano
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dnmgiordano
Your instructions seemed to imply that the piecing seams are on the bias, and not slanted to be on the straight-of-grain the way we join bias tape. Did I understand this properly?
Joy Beeson
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joy beeson
Dear Joy,
No, the joins are on the straight grain. What I was trying to say, and my fingers didn't help, apparently, was that if one examines the grain in the old tie, it should be an easy matter to line up the grainlines on the new. A check to see if the slanted ends are on the straight grain will assure that the piece has not been distorted when pressing.
Sorry about the confusion.
Teri
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