As this is quite a long explanation I decided a blog post was the best place to show how I do this. I am not sure if this is the same way other applique artists do it, but it works for me. I would love you to share your tricks for doing this if they are different to mine as it is something I avoided for a long time until I worked it out.
You will also need to do this for some of the Winterwood Quilt blocks.
So let's get started.
1. Sew your bias around the block until there is roughly a couple of inches on each side still to be stitched.
2. Open out the bias on each side. Fold the left side bias on a 45 degree angle and place over the right side bias making sure both bias strips are flat with the background fabric.
3. Stitch along seam line.
4. Trim seam to approx 1/8 inch and finger press in place. I like to press my seams open. Fold over the outside edges and sew the bias to the background fabric to complete.
Although my join is still not perfect as I have not stitched it in place yet. I will be able to manipulate it better as I stitch and get a better looking join. I am sure you will get a better join then I have in the last picture lol
I hope this has been a helpful tutorial. Please share if you have another method, of any improvements on mine.
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