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From: joni lowe
Date: 07-20-2007, 08:51 PM (1 of 3)
between "fold-over braid" and bias tape? I'm using a fairly old pattern, and it calls for fold over braid. The instructions give a brief description, and to me, it sounds like bias tape. Is there indeed a difference?:nc:
User: joni lowe
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From: Sancin
Date: 07-21-2007, 12:20 AM (2 of 3)
Depends on what you are making, Joni. To me fold over braid is a knit type of tape, which either comes not folded or folded only once, often with a mark of where to fold, whereas bias tape is usually cotton or rayon woven fabric that is folded either once (rarely) or folded twice. Fold over braid tends to be a synthetic of some sort. I have used it on sports wear and fleece garments. Bias tape I tend to use on woven fabric projects.
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 07-21-2007, 03:44 PM (3 of 3)
Fold over Braid is a lot heavier product than bias tape.. It is used for decorative purposes like the fronts of a sweater or jacket.. Most of the time it is a mix of color, (sort of a tweed effect).. I use it when making a jacket or sweater type garment without buttons and buttonholes..
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