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Making continuous piping strips / bias binding

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  • Making continuous piping strips / bias binding

    To calculate how much binding a square of fabric will produce:

    length = area of square divided by width of binding strip


    For a 20" square, area = 20" x 20" = 400" square inches
    binding strip width = 2"
    400" square inches area divided by 2" width = 200" binding

    To estimate how large the square must be to produce the binding length you need:

    1. Multiply the length of the strip needed by its width to find its area.

    2. Determine the square root of the area to estimate the square size needed.

    Strip needed is 2" wide by 250" long
    2" x 250" = 500" square area
    square root of 500 = 22.36
    Round up and cut a 23" fabric square

    The continuous binding method works best with larger pieces of fabric, because using small squares produces binding with many bulky seam allowances along its length.


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