by parkermom 09 Jun 2019

I have gotten on a "kick" of making my own bias tape, and now I've seen bias tape with a picot edge on it. Have any of you made your own bias tape with a decorative edge? If so, Did you just sew it on using a decorative stitch on your sewing machine? I don't want to buy the tape for an amount that could end up being more than the fabric for the garment itself! So I'm hoping that there is a technique perhaps to sew cotton lace on an edge and it look good. I don't want it to look "imperfectly homemade". I want it to look polished and granddaughter worthy. Thank you.

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by graceandham 18 Jun 2019

Seems like From the Needle of Anne offers some picot edging designs for an embroidery machine.

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by rachap 13 Jun 2019

You might look at the Bernina website and see if they have a tutorial for this. Years ago in a Bernina Club we did something like that but I do not remember exactly how.

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parkermom by parkermom 15 Jun 2019

I'll do that. Thank you

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by Renga 10 Jun 2019

Have not done that with a sewing machine, but I did crochet the edge of a lot of handkerchiefs with very fine thread. It looked very elegant. I think you could do that also on a bias tape.

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parkermom by parkermom 11 Jun 2019

thank you. Maybe someone with a little more sense than I have could crochet an edge. I can crochet, but I guess turning to make another row is beyond me because my project will either shrink or grow, but never by the right size. I think it is a mental block

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by jofrog2000 edited 10 Jun 2019

I've now made a few quilts with "faux" piping binding. By sewing together two different sizes of binding, when folded in half, the larger one peeks out, making it look like piping. Here is a pdf.
And more with a video from Fons and Porter https://www.quiltingcompany.com/q...
Really looks nice.

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parkermom by parkermom 11 Jun 2019

Thank you. it really does look super.

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by powagrl 10 Jun 2019

If you have a serger, it is possible to add a crochet lace to your bias tape that would mimic a picot stitch. If you search "Serger Crochet Lace", you will find several videos showing this technique.
Meanwhile, here is a link to Babylock projects with written instructions.
https://babylock.com/learn-and-cr...

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parkermom by parkermom 10 Jun 2019

wow thank you. I never thought to use my serger!

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by crafter2243 Moderator 09 Jun 2019

No I have not done this, but it sounds intriguing

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parkermom by parkermom 10 Jun 2019

I just don't want to pay $3 per yard on top of paying for the fabric yardage. Makes it not worth making (almost)

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