
Continuous Bias 
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Turn a square of fabric into yards of continuous bias quilt binding the fast and easy way! Beth Hayes takes the mystery out of this nearmagical technique with her stepbystep demonstration. If you have problems running the video, click here for troubleshooting tips.
StepbyStep Instructions.
Step 1  Measure the quilt to determine how many inches of binding you need. Allow 10" extra for turning corners and the closure. The equation is: [(height of quilt + width of quilt) x 2] + 10. Refer to chart to find the size square needed.
Size square to Cut  
Length Needed 
1½˝Wide Bias Strip 
2˝Wide Bias Strip 
2½˝Wide Bias Strip 
3˝Wide Bias Strip 
110˝  14˝ square  16˝ square  18˝ square  20˝ square 
220˝  19˝ square  23˝ square  26˝ square  28˝ square 
340˝  23˝ square  28˝ square  32˝ square  35˝ square 
480˝  28˝ square  33" square  37˝ square  40˝ square 
Step 2. Cut the square in half diagonally (Diagram I).
Step 3. With right sides together, sew the triangles together with a 1/4" seam and press open.
Step 4. On fabric wrong side long edges, draw lines to make strips of your chosen binding width (Diagram II). Use a clear acrylic rotary ruler and a pencil or finepoint permanent pen to draw the lines.
Step 5. Bring the short diagonal edges together, forming a tube (Diagram III). Offset the drawn lines by one strip. With right sides together, match lines with pins at the 1/4" seamline and stitch seam; press open.
Step 6. With scissors, cut along continuously drawn line.
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