HOW TO MAKE A French Double BIAS BINDING
No matter if you are repairing an old antique rug or finishing a new rug . . . .for me, the 100% WOOL yardage should be cut on the BIAS for STRENGTH.
I learnt this from repairing old quilts and rugs .I thought I would explain here how I do it since I am repairing the edge of an antique rug today.
The edge is fragile and beyond repair so I am covering it with a BIAS cut BINDING all in one continuous cut strip.
IT can be DOUBLE LAYERED or SINGLE. . . .which ever you wish.
The seams are neat and angled and do not show much as you can see in PHOTOS to left!
I am posting these pictures . . . hoping anyone wishing to make one can understand . . . .
if you do not then email me and I will try to explain more clearly!
DYE the WOOL to match! then . . . . ..
CUT A SQUARE depending on how LONG you want the binding . . .
These INSTRUCTIONS are for a DOUBLE LAYER OF FABRIC. . . .
If you want a single layer only . . . . .
Example: 1.5 inch binding then make the 3" wide strip and cut in half!