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What is bias tape

  Bias tape is a long strip of fabric that has been cut on the bias of the fabric, rather than on the selvage or cut edge.   This strip is then folded once or twice, hence ‘single fold bias tape’ or ‘double fold bias tape.  Multiple strips can be sewn together to create larger stripes. When sewn together, they often are sewn together on diagonals to reduce bulk.  The bias tape is first folded by having the two sides of the length meet together in the middle. The next fold in the the top comes down to match the bottom.  Double fold bias tape is commonly used on the edges of quilts for a nice clean finish.