Continuous Bias



1. Measure the quilt to determine how many inches of binding you need. Allow 10" extra for turning corners and the closure. Refer to chart to find the size square needed.


Size square to Cut
Bias Strip
2 1/2"-Wide
Bias Strip
Bias Strip
110" 16" square 18" square 20" square
220" 23" square 26" square 28" square
340" 28" square 32" square 35" square
480" 33" square 37" square 40" square


2. Cut the square in half diagonally (see Diagram I). With right sides together, sew the triangles together with a 1/4" seam and press open.
3. On fabric wrong side long edges, draw lines to make strips of your chosen binding width (see Diagram II). Use a clear acrylic rotary ruler and a pencil or fine-point permanent pen to draw the lines.

Diagram I

Diagram II

4. Bring the short diagonal edges together, forming a tube (see 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.
5. With scissors, cut along continuously drawn line.

Diagram III


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