Two Ways to Cut a Lot of Bias Strips Quickly

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Bias strips are essential for binding quilts with rounded corners. They’re also used for scalloped edges, bags with rounded corners and other projects that require the binding to have some “give” as it’s being applied.

Bias bindings are also used when you want a stripe to wrap around the edge of a quilt in a particular way. Plus, they’re used for making your own bias tape, for covering cord for piping and in many other ways.

Two Ways to Cut a Lot of Bias Strips Quickly

Photo from Sew Much Easier.

One way to cut bias strips is to lay out the fabric and cut strips across the bias one by one. Or, use one of the following methods for much quicker results.

Both methods can be used to produce bias strips of whatever width you need, and for various uses.

The first, demonstrated by Londa Rohlfing, shows how clever folding can produce a good number of strips in a short amount of time. These strips will need to be sewn together to produce one long strip for a binding. That doesn’t take long, and it also makes this a great technique when you need shorter strips for a project.

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The quickest way to produce one long strip with just two seams is the “Continuous Bias Binding” method shown in the following video. Patsy Spencer demonstrates the process using a fat quarter.

She’s producing strips for piping but it works just as well for binding. Just adjust the width to fit your project.

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Image Source: The photo at the top of the page is from Wendy World.


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