However, just went to Joann's this week and got a decent deal on quilter's cotton prints for under $3/yd. Bought a yard of 10 different printed fabrics in all colors.
Yesterday, I spent a few hours cutting two fabrics into 2" strips to make bias tape. This doesn't take as long as it seems as I have a large self healing mat and clear straight edge ruler for quilting. I sewed all the strips into one long one and fed it into my bias tape maker to get a ridiculously long single bias tape. Then I cut into 2 yard strips (enough to do a single dress) and ran it through the bias tape maker folded in half to press into a double bias tape!
The result is the cutest bias tape!!! Can't wait to do more! I may even cut up some sheets that are printed to use for bias tape. I wasn't going to-I plan on using all prints for dress material-but the bias tape is so cute! Will really dress up those rather unsightly plain pillowcases or darker solids!
|Pretty purple paisley|
|Light blue with black & white flowers|
|Sew far-cut 4 yards off this "roll" of single bias tape, pressed into double bias tape.|
One pink bottom sheet yielded me way more that a yard of fabric-closer to three yards! I didn't count how much yardage I got from that sheet but there is tons! I'd estimate I saved about $50 from one sheet! I may never run out of muted pink bias tape! LOL! I guess if I consider this, I have already paid off my tape maker! Yay!