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Make Bias Quilt Binding and Cut the Binding Strips
Make Bias Quilt Binding

Make tube then cut away a continuous binding strip.

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Mark Reverse Side of Fabric

  1. Use your rotary ruler to mark cutting lines parallel to the long edges on the reverse side of the fabric. The space between lines should be equal to the binding strip width determined earlier.

  2. Make a tube by bringing the right sides of the fabric together, offsetting the ends so that lines match each other exactly. Sew the ends together with a 1/4" seam allowance and press the seam open.

  3. Start cutting on either side of the tube, directly on a drawn line. Continue cutting around the tube until you have one long strip of bias binding.

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