SaGranny

Bias Tapes and Quilt Bindings Handmade for YOU

St. Augustine, Florida · 1495 Sales

SaGranny

Bias Tapes and Quilt Bindings Handmade for YOU

St. Augustine, Florida 1495 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   I love fabric! It's like an addiction. I can visualize beautiful apparel and useful household items being made by all those talented sewers out there. When I go into a fabric store, I start to look for those fabrics with will make beautiful bias tape. I love all the unique effects you create with that bias trim border or when used as a trim. It's such a simple way to dress up any project. I love doing custom orders. Convo me, we can do this!

FAQ's

Which do I use, Double Fold Bias Tape or Quilt Binding?

This is one of those personal preference thing. I do suggest that you use quilt binding if it is going to be applied to a hard use item. Quilt binding provides two layers of protection to the edges to which it is applied.


What is the difference between Quilt Binding and Bias Tape?

Bias tape is cut at a 45-degree angle (called bias) to the salvage edge of the fabric. If the strips are not cut on the bias, then it should be called double fold tape and not bias. Double fold bias tape is a strip of fabric (cut on the bias) that both raw edges are folded into the center of the strip, then those new folded edges are again folded into the center. This type of binding is designed to be used around the edge of projects. Binding hides, protects and effectively encloses the raw edges of fabric. Due to its flexibility and finished look, bias tape is often used in place of a hem at the edge of a piece of fabric. Bias tape can be used directly on raw edges of fabric, or can be used to make other types of edging, including piping and binding seams. Bias tape is commonly used in armholes, necklines, straps, or ties. StudioKat Designs has a great tutorial on how to achieve a smooth curve when applying bias.

Quilt Binding

I have heard this called Traditional Quilt Binding, French Binding and Double Fold Quilt Binding. I really don’t understand why they call it Double Fold Quilt Binding as the binding is only folded once at this point, ah well. Quilt Binding is a strip of fabric, usually cut on the cross grain. Cross grain gives slight flexibility and straight grain offers no flexibility. A Bias quilt binding is required if your quilt or project has scalloped or very curved edge. The traditional width is 2 ½ inches folded to be 1 ¼ inch. This is just the traditional width, though it can be wider for a wider finished edge. The two thicknesses of fabric make a very durable binding method and offer superior edge protection to frequently washed items.. To use, align the raw edges of your quilt sandwich with the both raw edges of the binding. The folded edge of the binding should be toward the center of you quilt. Stitch a ¼” seam along the raw edges of the sandwich/binding. There are some great tutorials on how to miter corners, but you don't really need to if you are put off by miters. When the binding is attached to all four sides, bring the other side (that folded edge) of the binding up over the seam you just stitched to enclose your quilt sandwich. Ensure that the folded edge of the binding covers the stitching line you just made. You can now topstitch or hand stitch the folded edge in place.
Heater Bailey's blog has an easy to understand illustrated guide.

Care Instructions

Machine wash in cool or warm water. Tumble dry. I make my bindings from premium fabrics. I usually make the bindings from new unwashed fabrics. I do test all the fabrics and if they show any shrinkage or color migration then I do wash them first. There are several products on the market to be used in the washing machine to ensure your colors do not mingle. I use these bindings regularly and have never had a problem or received notice of any problem from anyone else.

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Last updated on Apr 22, 2017

I love fabric! It's like an addiction. I can visualize beautiful apparel and useful household items being made by all those talented sewers out there. When I go into a fabric store, I start to look for those fabrics with will make beautiful bias tape. I love all the unique effects you create with that bias trim border or when used as a trim. It's such a simple way to dress up any project. I love doing custom orders. Convo me, we can do this!

FAQ's

Which do I use, Double Fold Bias Tape or Quilt Binding?

This is one of those personal preference thing. I do suggest that you use quilt binding if it is going to be applied to a hard use item. Quilt binding provides two layers of protection to the edges to which it is applied.


What is the difference between Quilt Binding and Bias Tape?

Bias tape is cut at a 45-degree angle (called bias) to the salvage edge of the fabric. If the strips are not cut on the bias, then it should be called double fold tape and not bias. Double fold bias tape is a strip of fabric (cut on the bias) that both raw edges are folded into the center of the strip, then those new folded edges are again folded into the center. This type of binding is designed to be used around the edge of projects. Binding hides, protects and effectively encloses the raw edges of fabric. Due to its flexibility and finished look, bias tape is often used in place of a hem at the edge of a piece of fabric. Bias tape can be used directly on raw edges of fabric, or can be used to make other types of edging, including piping and binding seams. Bias tape is commonly used in armholes, necklines, straps, or ties. StudioKat Designs has a great tutorial on how to achieve a smooth curve when applying bias.

Quilt Binding

I have heard this called Traditional Quilt Binding, French Binding and Double Fold Quilt Binding. I really don’t understand why they call it Double Fold Quilt Binding as the binding is only folded once at this point, ah well. Quilt Binding is a strip of fabric, usually cut on the cross grain. Cross grain gives slight flexibility and straight grain offers no flexibility. A Bias quilt binding is required if your quilt or project has scalloped or very curved edge. The traditional width is 2 ½ inches folded to be 1 ¼ inch. This is just the traditional width, though it can be wider for a wider finished edge. The two thicknesses of fabric make a very durable binding method and offer superior edge protection to frequently washed items.. To use, align the raw edges of your quilt sandwich with the both raw edges of the binding. The folded edge of the binding should be toward the center of you quilt. Stitch a ¼” seam along the raw edges of the sandwich/binding. There are some great tutorials on how to miter corners, but you don't really need to if you are put off by miters. When the binding is attached to all four sides, bring the other side (that folded edge) of the binding up over the seam you just stitched to enclose your quilt sandwich. Ensure that the folded edge of the binding covers the stitching line you just made. You can now topstitch or hand stitch the folded edge in place.
Heater Bailey's blog has an easy to understand illustrated guide.

Care Instructions

Machine wash in cool or warm water. Tumble dry. I make my bindings from premium fabrics. I usually make the bindings from new unwashed fabrics. I do test all the fabrics and if they show any shrinkage or color migration then I do wash them first. There are several products on the market to be used in the washing machine to ensure your colors do not mingle. I use these bindings regularly and have never had a problem or received notice of any problem from anyone else.

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Custom Orders

One year I wanted to do custom banners for my grandchildren. These banners used tons of bias tape. I just couldn't afford the commercial tape that was available ($18 for 12 yards of quarter inch tape) and the fabric used was not the best. I have been sewing since I was seven so I decided to put my skills to work. After making over 1000 yard of quarter inch tape, I was quite proficient at doing this.. I told some friends about the banners and I discovered that most people hate making bias tape. Clearly others needed my skills so SaGranny came into being.

Custom Order Quilt Binding from my cotton fabrics.

Love one of my tapes but need Quilt Binding? Not a problem. Many of my tapes can be ordered for quilt binding. A standard width for Quilt Binding is 2 1/2 inches folded to 1 1/4 inch but it can be cut wider upon request. Quilt Binding is wider than double fold bias so yhe additional cost will be appropriate to the width of tape you need.

Custom Orders - Bias tape made from your cotton fabric.

My method of doing the way custom orders is, you send me the fabric you want made into bias. My rates are based upon the number of yards (half yard minimum) you send me and the style of bias you desire. Personally, I always use double fold bias for wall quilts and clothing and quilt binding for items that will get a lot of washing such as placemats and bed quilts. When the bias is completed, I will send you a convo with the link to the listing. Then it is like any other purchase. I will be happy to answer any other questions that may occur to you.
The pricing is a little different for loosely woven cottons such as homespun or similar unstable cottons. Obviously these fabrics require special handling because of the very nature of their weave. Not an easy combination, loose weave and bias. An addition $2.00 per yard will be charged for these problem children.

Quilt binding (2 1/2 inch folded to 1 1/4 inch) will yield between 14 to 16 yards of tape for $13.00 per yard you send of quilting cottons

Double fold bias will yield between 17 to 19 yards of tape for $15.00 per yard you send of quilting cotton .

Single fold bias tape will yield between 30 to 35 yards of tape for $18.00 per yard you send of quilting cotton.

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Last updated on June 24, 2017
Welcome! Take some time and browse through the many wonderful Bias Tapes and Traditional Quilt Binding for all you sewing needs. /we gave both classic patterns and something for those that want a little more glam. We also do custom orders from your fabric.

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Amounts charged are based on the average estimate of anticipated costs. If they differ substantially upon actual shipment, I will issue a refund at time of shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with your order for any reason at all, you may send it back for a full refund minus shipping costs when returned within 21 days of purchase. You MUST contact me prior to shipping your return or no refund will be issued. The item must be in new/sellable condition. I'm sorry, custom orders are not refundable. All return shipping fees are the responsibility of the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
Double Fold Bias Tape, Quilt Binding and Single Fold Bias Tape can be made from your cotton fabric. I love custom order! Convo me. There is usually about 3 to 6 day turnaround time from the receipt of your fabric till it is ready for shipment. I will give you yourl turnaround time at the time you place your order.