Thursday, May 10, 2012

Slightly Biased Giveaway!

***This giveaway is now closed but please visit Slightly Biased's where she currently has items for sale at great clearance prices!***


Today's giveaway is $25 worth of handmade bias tape (oh, how I love handmade bias tape!) from


The bundle is over 11 yards of bias tape that is just waiting for a special project to be completed!

And the best news for all of you....

Slightly Biased has put all of their stock on sale!  
There is quilt binding, single fold bias tape, double fold bias tape and fabric bundles that are all marked at clearance prices. 

Like this quilt binding that I am loving....love the polka dots!



Or this bias tape that looks so vintage and cute.



To enter today's giveaway we want to know.....

What is your favorite way to use bias tape?

(Because we all need some new and brilliant ideas, don't we?)

Just leave your favorite way to use bias tape in the comments and you are entered.  Good luck!

132 comments :

  1. If I had this pretty bias tape, I would use it to make dresses for my granddaughter and a new baby quilt for her soon to be sibling.

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  2. I just loved the bias tape from Slightly Biased!
    I would use it on my daughter's dreeses. It would look great!
    martamachado(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. I like to use bias tape on my daughters' dresses (and quilts of course, too!) I also LOVE the bapron pattern by Jess on CINO.

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  4. I usually use it to finish edges that are difficult to hem. Nothing innovative there ;)

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  5. I love it for finishing skirts, dresses, and sleeves!

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  6. I love using bias tape for straps or finishing edges. Love the fabrics used by Slightly Biased!

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  7. I use bias tape in all kinds of projects. The last one was 16 little aprons for my younger son's classmates.

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  8. I love adding it to solid colored material to give a project some pop
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  9. I don't have any great ideas, mostly use it to finish hems or bind quilts.

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  10. I love to use a contrast bias to finish the hems of my little ones skirts and dresses. Adding a bright color or fun print is such an easy way to take something from basic to fun!

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  11. Latetly it has been the danamadeit.com robe pattern. I made a few as gifts and people love them!
    Saraklavan at yahoo.com

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  12. Love love love these patterns!! I use bias tape as book binding when I make little books for Vince. Just fold it over the "spine" of the book & sew all the pages together! Totally cute

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  13. I mostly use it to finish edges, though it's going to be pressed into use soon as a decorative finish on a particular project!

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  14. I like using bias tape for the Oliver & S free sundress pattern on their website -- supper cute, super easy.

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  15. Often I turn bias tape into piping. Or after basting the open edge, pull,and roll them into corsage flowers. Or edge finish pockets and hems. Or iron open, stitch down the edges and turn into ruffles. Use as ribbon to wrap a gift for a sewing friend.

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  16. I love to use biaise tape to finish off the bottoms of dresses but I also use it on the edges of straps and to make bunting.

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  17. I'm always finishing sleeves with bias tape. I love all of the beautiful ones offered by Slightly Biased!

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  18. Love to use it on kids clothes - adds that fun pop!!

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  19. Ohhhh....dresses and skirts and shirts. I love to use it on top of garments as an accent - I love it. And um, at the risk of sounding like a moron, this is officially the first time I realized I could BUY awesome and cute bias tape rather than just spending hours with my iron. Wow. The ceiling just blew off my world - thanks!! :).

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  20. I love to use it as trim on a bodice and sew decorative buttons on top.

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  21. My favorite project using bias tape was to finish the edges and create straps for a little girls purse.

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  22. Finishing the hems of circle skirts would be my number 1 use!

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  23. I love bias tape to finish off inside seams of jackets and such. It really gives such a nice finish to jackets and can add just the right pop of color!
    Thanks,
    Erin
    emstone28@gmail.com

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  24. I've got pillow shams in mind but I'm also planning my first quilt for a friend's baby due in the fall.
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  25. Most often I use double fold bias tape for binding pot holders and table runners and such. This is beautiful bias tape but I need ideas of how to use single fold bias tape.

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  26. I have never used homemade bias tape (gasp)... I'm ready for a life change!!! Vanessa@DesignsBySessa.com

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  27. my signature look for little girl's party dresses is bias tape around the armholes

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  28. I lOOOOVE to use bias tape to fancy up a simple dress and make it fun! it turns any solid fabric into trimmed goodness & is really fun to pair with other patterns for a funky feel. i'm over the moon about this giveaway!

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  29. I love to finish seams with bias tape, why shouldn't the inside be as pretty as the outside?

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  30. I love unique bias tape to finish hems, arm holes, necklines whatever.

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  31. I use bias tape for fabric birthday banners!

    Jaimee

    jetyson747@yahoo.com

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  32. I like to use it on edges os dresses and skirts...and love the idea in one of the comments about using it as book binding. I'll have to give that a try.

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  33. Sometimes, a 2 inches piece of biais adds that little touch of color on a child garment (or an adult), I also like to have clean hems si I would also use it inside a garment or at the bottom of it. I like also to play with the contrast, the color of the biais ! It just give that nice little touch !!!

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  34. So cute, I like to trim skirts with it!

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  35. to fancy up anything
    taraembendesigns(a)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. I've used it only on quilts, but I have some skirts for my daughters in mind that I think I will finish with bias tape. We'll see.

    lauramdd(at)terra(dot)es

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  37. I love using it on baby projects. I really really want to try it on the edge of a coat!

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  38. I love using bias tapes on the hems of skirts and tops!

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  39. Aprons. You can make the most simple apron look amazing with combinations of cute bias tape and main fabric. And it creates a great finished edge.

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  40. If you use bias tape on loose sleeves of jersey stretch fabric, while pulling the jersey slightly in the machine, it makes a great 'wavy' cuff, or using it on the bottom of a skirt of stretch fabric gives it a lovely wavy, flouncy hemline

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  41. I like to use bias to edge tops/wraps and for straps to dresses.

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  42. I've only used it for making pillowcase dresses so far. I need to learn how to use it better and put it on more things!

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  43. It can make the cutest finishing touch to so many projects.
    http://brindyayn.com

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  44. pillowcase dresses! but i need some quilt binding right now too...

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  45. I use it on the edge of baby blankets! Would love to have some homemade stuff:)

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  46. Oh, they have such cute bias tape. It inspires me to make my own. I never have. I have a pattern for a baby bathrobe that I want to make for a friend. It uses bias tape around the edges and one of the Slightly Biased tapes would be a beautiful addition. Thanks! kristie_keely(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. My favorite way to use bias tape is to line cute little dresses for my daughter!

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  48. I love to use the bias tape instead of the hem on the bottom of my daughters skirts. So easy and a cute pop of color

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  49. I love trimming skirts with bias tape. Extra-twirl!

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  50. wow those biais tape are wonderful! I use it mostly for my healt book wallet are mug rug!

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  51. love to use it for finishing touches on my daughters dresses

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  52. I use it for blankets, skirts, etc.
    ... to finish it in an easy and good looking way!
    greetings from Spain,
    Sylvia

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  53. Cute bias tape is great for accents on clothing and quilts.

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  54. I use it for everything! I like to use it most when binding quilts!

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  55. I love a cute dress finished with bias tape. I even have a fun pattern for one I've been wanting to try out! Thanks!

    elissaricks@gmail.com

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  56. I usually just use it to bind the edges of my quilts.

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  57. I'm getting ready to make a superhero quilt for my son.

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  58. I love to use bias tape to finish seams and face necklines so I don't have to hem!

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  59. I like using contrast bias tape to finish the edge of a facing. A little colorful pop for just the wearer to see!

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  60. I love it on the bottom hem of skirts and dresses. I've made hair bows out of it before as well.

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  61. I like using bias tape to hide seams on the inside part of garments. I love the endless possibilites for contrasting fabrics and how clean the finished look of the item looks. Great giveaway!

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  62. Just used it to finish the bottom hem of a peasant shirt..also used it to bind arm holes on sleeveless dresses, trim skirts..I am slightly obsessed with making my own right now, but would love to win some too!

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  63. I love it for all kinds of projects-homemade piping, trimming out seams, headbands and more. I love their prints, it makes the outfits so much fun.

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  64. I love using bias tape on the edges/hems or my girls clothes...provides a nice finish and a great pop of colour!
    Heather

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  65. I would use it to make a new apron. The one I use to teach art class to my daughters kindergarten class has just about had it.

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  66. I just made some pillowcase dresses to give to the Dress a Girl Project and used some of my slightly crooked bias tape I made myself. I wold love to have some "real" stuff.
    thanks,
    mnrridgeway (at) gmail(dot) com

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  67. I use bias tape for the usual things you use bias tape for- for binding edges or adding some fun to something I am sewing. :)
    brooke at richardchurch dot com

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  68. I use it to finish quilts. It makes it easier than making your own :)

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  69. I make triple thick baby bibs edged with bias tape. They are great for droolers!

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  70. I love bias tape for little girl pillow case dresses and baby blankets..

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  71. I haven't used it much, but I love how it looks!

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  72. Love bias tape!! I use it mostly on summer dresses and rompers for my daughter. I love straps that tie at the shoulders and it's so easy to use bias tape to bind the arm holes and use the ends to tie up the shoulders :)

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  73. So many ideas! dresses, binding, lamp shade edging, piping, trims, etc.

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  74. I want to use those beautiful bias tapes for my daughters' dresses and my bags. Thank you!
    sherrychiang0905@gmail.com

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  75. I use bias tape all the time to finish the edges of baby blankets, skirt bottoms, buntings and when ever else I can get away with using it...like I did here: http://distractedashley.blogspot.com/2011/12/quick-and-easy-tablecloth-tutorial.html

    pksgirl1619 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  76. I use it to make the fabulous robe pattern found on Made by Dana and for the triple stitched minky dot blankets found on No Big Dill. Having something more interesting than solid colors would be so fun!

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  77. I like finishing off hems with bias tape--adds a pop of color and is super easy :)

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  78. I love bias tape! I would use it to make a dress for my little cousin. Thanks for the giveaway!
    -Laura
    laura(dot)kathryn(at)comcast(dot)net

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  79. I would use it to finish dresses that I am making for my daughter and nieces.

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  80. I love bias tape on aprons and for buntings.

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  81. For hems of course, but also for the straps on little baby sundresses too.

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  82. For quilts and small projects like aprons, baby dresses... they're lovely fabrics, thanks for the chance!

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  83. I just started using it and so far I love finishing the top of tote bags with it. This binding is wayyyy cuter than anything I've used in the past, by the way!

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  84. Quilts of course. There is also a bias tape purse that I have been interested in making. I guess my favourite thing to use it on is accessories and blankets.

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  85. honestly I've never used it...but I am making my first quilt and will be using bias tape soon :)

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  86. I used bias tape for the first time last month to finish off the bottom hem on a dress I made...it looked great!

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  87. Definitely as trim for clothing. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  88. I like to use bias tape for high chair covers!

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  89. As a trim on skirts! Great giveaway! :)

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  90. I use it on clothing and to bind the flags together on my happy birthday banners.

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  91. Love to use it for clothing or around anything really! love it! super cute!

    jennieholt4@gmail.com

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  92. I love to make baby piping to put on kids clothes. It adds that just right finishing touch.

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  93. I've actually used it multiple times to make fabric flowers for hair clips! It works great and turns out perfect!
    jaimerizer@gmail.com

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  94. I love to trim children's clothes and bibs with a contrasting bias tape. It looks outlined or framed, so professional!

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  95. I love to use bias tape for collar trim and to make cute flowers for decorations! Thanks for the give-a-way

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  96. I like to use it on garment edges to add a little pop of color.

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  97. I would love to use it for a dress i am making for my daughter

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  98. Want! I love to trim sweet little dresses with it!

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  99. I love bias tape!! I love using it to trim....just about anything!!

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  100. I love it for hemming anything to give a cute contrasting edge. I also use it to reinforce edges of baby clothes that have snap clips or are hard to hem due to the curve.

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  101. OMG love this shop! The name is so clever too. I like using bias tape as a opposed to a hem, feels like a more clean, professional look to me.

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  102. I love to use bias tape for baby bibs.

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  103. I use bias tape to finish sleeves when I make shirts. I don't think I could do it without bias tape!

    Best,
    Nicole

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  104. I use it to edge armholes and around the neck. Easy peasy!

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  105. I love to use it for edging armholes in pillowcase dresses, then extending it to use as straps/ties. So easy!

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  106. Bias tape is a great way to add a pop of color as a hem facing.

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  107. I like to make my own piping from fun bias tape fabric. I use the piping to in bags, side seams of a skirt or short...lots of options.

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  108. So cute! I love using bias tape for finishing anything that needs a casing like the top of a simple curtain. I've always wanted to try shoelaces though.

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  109. I like to hem things with contrasting bias tape.

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  110. I make my own for binding quilts. With such pretty options I would probably use it for some sun dresses for my granddaughters.

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  111. I use bias tape for a variety of things. I love using it to cover seams or accent something with a pop of color. It is sturdier than ribbon. I love the possibilities!

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  112. Dresses, dresses and more dresses! To finish off arm holes and circle skirts.

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  113. I am not overly creative with bias tape. These tapes would add interest to anything they are used on.

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  114. I use it around the edges of fabrics when I applique with them when the fabric tends to be one that frays easily. Gives a cool contrast to the image and makes it much more durable when I put my zig zag hem around the outside!

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  115. My favorite way is to finish necklines and armholes of little girl dresses. Actually that's the only thing I've ever used it for :) What a great selection of bias tape, how fun!

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  116. I love it for finishing the edges of homemade baby bibs and despise making it myself!
    chelligirl1(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  117. I love the little something extra this bias tape gives to sleeves and edges!

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  118. I do love bias tape! I use it to trim outfits for my little granddaughter. One of the latest outfits had rick rack bridging with bias tape on the hem. turned out so cute!

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  119. No new creative uses here lol. But these fabrics are so pretty!

    mrs dot dunlap at live com

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  120. That is really beautiful bias tape! I mostly use bias tape for finishing edges. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  121. I'm just beginning to use bias tape, but I am looking for some to use in a reversible circle skirt for my daughter's Fall wardrobe.

    cara_rawls (at) hotmail(dot) com

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  122. I am actually getting ready to use bias tape for the first time on a dress for my daughter, and have heard so many good things about bias tape which is making me so excited to get sewing her dress. :)

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  123. Well...I *hate* finishing edges and hemming, so I use bias tape for that, but more creatively, I love using this colorful tape to add a bit of interest to the skirts, bibs, shirts, anything! I'll use if for stripes, or waves or even cursive writing. Love this stuff so much.

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  124. Have to admit I am very much a beginner. But I am looking forward to learn how to make a quilt. So that is what I would use bias tape for in the future.

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  125. I use it for finishing edges on dresses for my daughters. Love the cute designs!

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  126. I like using it for wrap around dresses.

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  127. I haven't used bias tape much at all and never used it to add pop to anything that I've made seeing these I would love to give it a try!

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  128. I don't use bias tape very often. Only because I don't have the patience to make my own and the store bought ones are pretty boring, since they are all solid colors and they never seem to have the color that I need. I recently made a dress, fortunately it only called for two small strips for the arm holes, so I was able to make my own for that.

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  129. I used to be a bias tape hoarder. But in a fit of decluttering (or "These children never let me sew, so I might as well get rid of everything") sold it at a garage sale. Since then, I've not used a whole lot of bias tape. I think I have the opposite of buyer's remorse. :) I sure would do something cute with that hand made bias tape though!

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