I am not a gadget person. I have splurged, sometimes, and have kicked myself for spending money on something I don't use. At her workshop last week, Pat Sloan showed us how to use the Clover Bias Tape Maker. I'm converted!
It is really easy to use! Here is the gizmo propped up -- see the "tunnel" between the yellow and the metal? You push the end of the bias strip through the tunnel and out it comes! Be ready with spray starch and a hot iron to press the folds into place.
I nearly cut up a yard of fabric into bias strips so that I could practice, but I restrained myself.
Instead, I cut up enough of this lime green to make the bias vines for Blackbird, Hello -- the wallhanging that was our workshop practice piece. And here is the flimsy! It's 40 x 40 and I estimate that it used 1-3/4 yards of fabric.
See what other quiltmakers are working on this Design Wall Monday at Judy's Patchwork Times.