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Date: 10/29/13 1:47 PM

I was thinking of using ribbing as bias tape around neckline, arm holes, etc. Is there some reason this wouldn't work?

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Date: 10/29/13 2:27 PM

As long as the ribbing doesn't have a lot of stretch, you should be okay. If it has a lot of stretch, cut it smaller and the area you're trying to encase. How much? Well, that depends. If you're familiar with figuring the percent of stretch in a knit (taking five inches and stretching it as far as you can, dividing the difference by five and coming up with a percentage), you could cut it smaller percentage-wise than the opening. You don't want it the same size as your opening, because it will then "flop" instead of hug nicely.

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Date: 10/29/13 3:01 PM

I have done this - works great! In fact, I will sometimes buy a thin knit and use that. It is much more flexible than cloth bias binding.

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Date: 10/29/13 3:10 PM

It also comes out looking MUCH better than a bias binding finish.

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Date: 10/29/13 3:35 PM

((making a mental note))

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