by simplyrosie 16 Dec 2010

December 16, 2010 - How many of you gals (and guys) use the Simplicity bias tape maker? OMGosh, is it a lifesaver or what with quilting!!!! Would be interested in hearing your opinions. teri

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by 1sewnsew 17 Dec 2010

My mother has one and I have been tempted but haven't taken the plunge, yet.

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by killiecrankie 17 Dec 2010

I have a full set of the clover bias binder makers which I use regularly, that I bought over 10 years ago. 1/4' for stain glass quilts ,1/2' for clothes , 3/4' for binding bibs & clothes , 1' & 2' for binding quilts .As for burning your fingers while using them just remember to turn down the steam & lower the heat setting a bit. I won't be buying this gadget when I have something that works well for me.I'll use my money for something else.

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by shirlener88 16 Dec 2010

I haven't gotten into the quilting mode yet - will have to wait to purchase something like that - until Iknow for use I would really use it - I know how many quilting items you have been doing - so if you enjoy it and like it - it must be great. *4U

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by debleerl 16 Dec 2010

Thanks for asking. I've been looking at them but haven't decided if I want to add this to my sewing room or just keep making bias tape the old fashioned way. I only recently began using the clover gadgets they work pretty well for me. I use bias tape for garments. I'm a beginner quilter so haven't used it on a quilt yet. Great feedback everyone *4all

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by noah 16 Dec 2010

YES I USE IT WHEN THE NEED ARISES!!!

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by sewdeb 16 Dec 2010

Love it! No more burned fingers trying to press bias as it runs through the "safety pin on the old ironing board method".

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by mops Moderator 16 Dec 2010

Haven't got it as it is not for sale here and postage and customs are high. I just cut my strips and use the Clover gadget and good old iron to fold and press it. I've seen ads and it looks great when you need large amounts!

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by karenjay 16 Dec 2010

I was using my bias tape marker on Monday and my husband walked in, saw it and was very impressed. Perhaps I could convince him to give it a go - LOL

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by elizabethak 16 Dec 2010

Have a Clover one bought in Canada quarter inch together with repositional quater inch tape - what a blessing. Only problem is I have got so into ME i no longer do patchwork! I only sew church stuff - and shorten pants for the pastors!

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by mad14kt 16 Dec 2010

Howdy Teri!!! I L*VE it! I got one some months ago. I use it all the time when making my clothes...FIESTA ;D *2U

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simplyrosie by simplyrosie 16 Dec 2010

You know Monica, I even prefer using the tape maker over using the attachments for my cover stitch machine that's "supposed" to work. This is definitely fool proof!

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by jofrog2000 16 Dec 2010

Don't know quite how it works, but I just cut the width I want. Then take a large safety pin, and pin that through the iron cover from the back,leaving the finished width showing on the top plus a squootch. Fold the bias tape, put it under that pin, and iron as you pull it through. Once it's started, it will fold by itself into the right size.
Jo

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by baydreamer 16 Dec 2010

use to but not any more . Easier way to due bais tape. Take the width you want and 1/4 in. seam now double it. Fold and iron in half on the wrong side sew with unfinished seam together , use 1/4 seam allowance. Now turn to the right side and finish the egde. This saves so much more time .

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by gerryb 16 Dec 2010

Hey, Teri, cute new picture! Don't have the maker. My kids are always asking about what to get me..maybe I need to put that on my "list?"

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simplyrosie by simplyrosie 16 Dec 2010

Oh Gerry, do! It's awesome... makes making binding so easy.

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by kttyhwk4 16 Dec 2010

Don't have one so can't help but ttt.

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