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Necktie bias

Neckties are perfect for cutting bias strips.  Some possible uses:  Cut 1/2" wide and use as raw-edge strips for applique (use zig-zag, decorative stitch, or double needle to stitch).  Cut 5/8" wide and make 1/4" folded bias strips for applique (These can also be folded in half to make 1/8" bias).  Cut wider (always adding 1/8" more than with cotton fabrics) for wider bias.  Fill with cording to make piping embellishment. 

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