Thursday, February 25, 2021

Bias Tape Class

I just got done with watching lectures and taking all my classes at QuiltCon Together. I took some pictures as I worked through the bias tape class with Latifah Saafir. There were some interesting techniques that I hadn't tried before that she demonstrated really clearly in the class videos. If you're interested in using bias tape in quilts at all, I really recommend taking a class with her.

A pile of bias strips cut really quickly and accurately.
For a seam guide, I used washi tape, which looked cool, but in retrospect, the blue painter's tape might have worked out better. It was a cool technique for joining the strips that took a bit of fiddling around to figure out.

It worked, it actually worked! I know I've used this tool at least once before, but it's been a very long time, it's a little magical. The 

All the practice blocks from the class. I don't feel like an expert on bias tape or anything, but I definitely have a much better understanding of the process. The design for my tree branches quilt is still in progress, more on that later, and no, it won't be done in shades of pink. I might make this quilt first to practice a little more before tackling my own design.


Jaye said...

I like your miters in the straight-ish pieces. I found that I needed to practice applique-ing the strips down and I needed to use my stiletto a lot. Bias tape is super fun.

Julie Zaccone Stiller said...

The miters were a little fiddly, but I liked the look of them when I was done. Yes this intro to the whole idea was super fun.

Jaye said...

I bias tape as a design element is undervalued.