Grab a 1/2 yard of fabric and join me as I show you step-by-step, the easy way to cut bias binding strips. The strips will be pre-mitered so there will be no marking or trimming later! It’s like magic…
Unfold the fabric and lay it on a cutting mat with the wrong side facing up.
Using a Rotary Cutter and a 24 1/2″ long Creative Grids Ruler, cut off approximately 4 inches from the point to clean cut the fabric and remove the section that is too small to use for binding. (It does not have to be exactly four inches…just eyeball it and cut!)
Next, rotate your cutting mat or walk around to the other side of the table and cut a 2 ½” strip from where you just clean cut. Be sure to line up the ruler both on the edge of the fabric and along the fold at the top, as indicated by the pink lines, so the strips will be straight and accurate.
BONUS! The strip will already be mitered (cut on the 45 degree angle).
Fix the ends by lining up the diagonal line (45 degree line) on a 5 ½” Creative Grids square ruler with either the top or bottom edge of the strip and cut. The bias strips are now ready to be sewn together into binding.
NOTE: You may want to wait to fix “Daddy’s Tie” until you are joining strips together and know which way you need them to point….