Practical Tips for Cutting Bias Strips

Do you shy away from patterns or designs that require fabric cut on the bias? With an OLFA Self-Healing Rotary Mat, OLFA Quick-Change Rotary Cutter, and OLFA Frosted Acrylic Ruler in your hands, there's no need to be afraid!

As part of our OLFA Cutting Guide, we have a section on cutting bias strips. Through words and photos, we'll take you through the steps to getting accurately cut bias.

In quilting, bias strips are used for a variety of reasons. Bias cut fabric has a tendency to stretch, making it perfect for binding scalloped edges on a quilt, or for stems on applique pieces. You can even use bias strips to create loosely formed words, twists, or curls. Cut striped fabric on the bias and you'll get a candy cane effect! It's a fun way to make your project visually interesting.

So put your fears aside and try using bias cut strips the next time you make something!