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: