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Where to purchase narrow bias tape
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Date: 10/1/13 4:16 PM

I am trying to find someplace to purchase 1/8" or even 3/16" bias tape. I know I can make it myself but I need a lot of it and don't have time to do that. Does anyone know of a place?
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Date: 10/1/13 4:29 PM

This place has 1/8 inch http://www.beaconfabric.com/vindex.html?cat262.htm. But they do seem to be few and far between. Is it for the stained glass effect?

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Date: 10/1/13 8:05 PM

Thank You! I will check it out. Yes, it is for the stained glass effect. Wish me luck, it's my first try!
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Date: 10/2/13 11:20 AM

Never heard of 1/8 inch bias, that would be so tiny don't know how you would sew it on. Here is a bias tape site I have ordered from. But I ordered the 1/2 inch.
They also have 1/4 inch, check it out. I am a member of a group that needed to sew vest using bias on the edges.

http://www.homesew.com/bt53.html#.Ukw47zxrY5s

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Date: 10/2/13 2:13 PM

Thank you sew4grands! Yes, it is very tiny. I found a pattern for a stained glass wall hanging and started to make my own 1/8" bias tape and it is a bit tedious. I did eventually start spraying the strip with spray starch before ironing and it worked like a charm! Still tiny but much easier. I was going to buy bias tape but it was a bit expensive for the amount I need.
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Date: 10/2/13 2:31 PM

What I have done in the past to get tiny 1/8" is I used silk organza and the 1/4" clover bias tool. The trick is to not stretch it too much when you set it through the tool so that the edges fold under consistently. THEN, when you do a final press, tug on it pretty good and it narrows up like crazy!! The organza becomes doubled, so it usually ends up having enough color saturation by the time you lay it on your intended project. What I use it for is to stabilize necklines and armholes as a "couture" trick inside those seams.

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In reply to Catina

Date: 10/6/13 2:38 PM

Thank you Catina, I might give that a try.
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