Thursday, July 17, 2014

Notion Commotion Blog Hop - Bias Binding Simplified Ruler

Good Morning - Today its our turn to blog about a Notion discovered at Quilt Market.

My special featured tool is a ruler:   

Bias Binding Simplified, designed by Janice Pope for Creative Grids .

I can’t wait to show it to my students since it makes bias binding so easy

Best of all, the ruler has all the instructions printed right on it, so there is never a question on how to use it.    It is 21” long on it’s longest side and has a 45° angle on one side, it is 2½” wide with an added 2¼” line for cutting binding in two sizes.

Why even worry about Bias Binding? -
Bias Binding is much stronger than straight-of-grain binding and absolutely essential to bind quilts with rounded corners or curvy edges.  Bias binding will smooth out around curves and make the binding lay flat and pucker free.  Once you use bias binding you will want to use it for most of your quilts - 
I definitely do, even for small quilts and table runners.

Here is another fun use for the ruler :

Striped bias binding:  
Sew several 4½" strips of fabric together, stagger the strips to save fabric, press all seams open.  Cut the strip set on the bias using the bias ruler's 45° edge to line it up along one side and cut into strips to make a fun striped binding.  Its easy and you can use up fabric strips for a fun, different looking binding.

 The ruler is also the perfect width to make the “Streak of Lightning” pattern, made from 2½" strips. 

Look for the ruler at a quilt store near you and don't forget to check out Janice Pope’s video: Bias Binding Simplified at

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Notion Commotion Blog Hop 9

Swirly Girls Designs are blogging about the Creative Grids Kite Plus Ruler.  Check it out.
July 15th

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Notion Commotion Blog Hop 7

PDGLogo 300 x 709 copy

Click on the logo for Perkins Dry Goods to find out about Corner Cutter Tool for Fast Flying Geese.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Notion Commotion Blog Hop 6

image002Let Brenda's blog tell you all about Sewlite Task Lighting!

Notion Commotion Blog Hop 5

Click below to hop over to Wendt Quilting and find out the latest information about a neat binding tool.


Notion Commotion Blog Hop 4

Check out Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs and find out about this neat sewing guide!

Notion Commotion Blog Hop 3


Click on the logo to see the Fat Quarter Gypsy's blog about Binding Clips