This week I have been working on finishing up my own quilts for the Downy Quilt project Brooke wrote about on Wednesday. I was excited to try my Bias Binding Simplified ruler I bought at the quilt expo.Creative Grids. The website is very informative. They show all of their rulers along with videos of how to use them. The rulers have an anti-slip strip on the back to help in cutting. When I am ready to buy more rulers for quilting, I will be looking here!
On the video for the Bias Binding, developer Janice Pope explains why bias binding is much more durable than straight grain binding. Check it out whether or not you buy the ruler.
The ruler shows how much fabric you will need to bind your quilt. It is much less than you might think. It also shows how to fold the fabric to get the most strips out of it.
Here are the folds.
The video shows how to miter the corners and make the ends meet.
Here is what the binding looks like on the cowboy quilt:
Check out the website!