Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Susan Brown bias ruler

Although I'm not into having a lot of tools, I found one I couldn't refuse.  My theory is, if I can do the same thing with tools I already have, I don't want another one.  But I made an exception for this one because it really speeds up the binding process. 

I learned about it while watching this tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company.

1/2 yard of 1 fabric will make enough binding for a twin size quilt, or you can make a scrappy binding using your "left-overs".

Cut your fabric according to the instructions.  Ideally, the ruler is made to cut 2 1/2 in. strips.  I prefer a 2 1/4 inch strip for my bindings if I'm using regular cotton batting.  If I'm using bamboo batting, I go down to a 2 inch strip.  It is fairly easy to make that adjustment with this ruler.

I love a scrappy binding, although this one isn't totally scrappy, there is some order to it.  After you've cut your strips according to the ruler, the strips sew together very easy.

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