New Sponsor Welcome (and Giveaway!): Slightly Biased
Please join me in welcoming the newest Picky Apple sponsor, Slightly Biased! Slightly Biased offers beautiful handmade bias tape for all of your sewing projects, using fabrics from Amy Butler, Michael Miller and more!
Here are a few words from Jennifer, the shop owner, about how Slightly Biased got started:
“If you’ve ever bought bias tape from a big-box sewing shop, you know how truly boring it is. There are very few color selections, no prints available, and they are made from poly-cotton blends. They work in a pinch, but I wasn’t satisfied with how they didn’t add anything special to a project that I had already put so much time into. Once I started making my own bias and binding tapes, I was hooked and could never go back. It didn’t take too long to realize that everyone deserves a little special touch to their sewing projects, but not everyone has the time to put into creating their own tapes. Slightly Biased was born to give the sewing community unique, gorgeous, handmade bias tapes without the long, tedious, and precision-necessary work.”
Speaking from personal experience from my quilting days, making your own bias tape is indeed tedious and time consuming (um, especially if you’re sewing by hand, as I was!!), but as Jennifer mentioned, the store-bought options are so boring! The bias tape offered by Slightly Biased is such a great finishing touch to your sewing projects. Seeing all of Jennifer’s beautiful bias tapes almost makes me want to run out and start a new quilting project right now!
Here are some projects Jennifer has created using bias tape (all photos are hers!). For more bias tape inspiration, check out Jennifer’s blog, Married to a BMW.
And here are just a few of Slightly Biased‘s beautiful bias tapes:
Double fold bias tape in a fun and bright Amy Butler fabric
(Looooooove this fabric!!!)
Great stuff right?! I’m sure all of my readers who sew (and I know there are LOTS of you!!) are drooling right now and thinking of how they can incorporate some of beautiful bias or binding tape into your next project! And if you don’t sew or haven’t done anything recently (like me), you’re probably feeling inspired to get out the old sewing machine (or needle and thread, in my case) and make something beautiful. So please go check out Slightly Biased, and let Jennifer know I sent you!
Jennifer has generously agreed to give away not one but TWO prizes to TWO lucky readers of The Picky Apple (one prize per person). Up for grabs:
To enter the giveaway:
Head over to Slightly Biased‘s shop and look around. Then come back here and leave a comment letting me know which tape you like.
For additional entries, you can post about this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or your blog and leave a separate comment here for each.
Giveaway ends at noon on Monday, April 18. Winners will be announced on Tuesday. Good luck!