Have you discovered the SIMPLI-EZ Bias RULER by Susan Brown? You will love it! I learned about it while browsing through the tutorial videos at Missouri Quilt Star Company. Here is their "how to" for this product.
My binding preferences are:
Warm and Natural cotton batting: 2 1/4 inches.
50/50 Bamboo, Organic Cotton blend: 2 inches
Bamboo batting isn't as thick as cotton, so you can handle a thinner binding.
I'm not a big fan of having a ton of tools but this one is a must for me. A bias binding is no harder to make for me than a straight or cross grain binding. It takes no more fabric because you don't have to square up your fabric and you can use the trianglar edges for binding as well.
A bias binding gives a little, making it easier to work into your quilt. If your quilt has curved corners or scallops, you definitely want to use a biased binding.
It adds a diagonal interest to binding edge of your quilt.
A Bias binding will wear longer than straight binding since it has multiple rows to wear through along the edge, definitely a consideration for bed quilts or children's quilts that will get a lot of wear.
I found mine at Joann Fabrics.
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