I can’t believe we are half done! Block #6 of the Sampler is…
‘Loop de Loop’
This block involves strip piecing and single fold bias tape. You can purchase bias tape but it’s much more fun and economical to make it yourself. I used this bias tape maker to make mine…
If you’ve never used a bias tape maker before here is what you do… Cut strips at a 45 degree angle. I made single fold bias tape (to keep the bulk to a minimum) and I wanted it to be narrow @ 1/4″, so I cut 1/2″ strips on the bias (45 degree angle)
Pin the little tail end sticking out of the tape maker to your ironing board and as you pull the little loop handle with your left hand, follow it with the tip of your iron with your right hand. Hold the tip of the iron right up against where the fabric is coming out, moving together so you get it pressed neatly.
That’s all there is to it. Your single fold bias tape is ready!
I basted mine in place before I stitched it down with same Roxanne basting glue I’ve been using for some of my other projects. You can also pin, or use a basting glue stick ~ whatever works for you! When you get back around to the beginning and everything is secure, just tuck the end under the intersection and stitch in place.