Apr 13 11
by cara
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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.




Table Runners….

And here are just a few of Slightly Biased‘s beautiful bias tapes:

Double fold bias tape in a cute Amy Butler fabric

Quilting tape in Riley Blake fabric

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:

3 Yards Riley Blake Gingham in Red Double Fold Bias Tape


3 Yards Michael Miller Ta Dot in Minnie Quilting Tape

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!

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  1. Erin permalink

    I love the 2 Yards Ikea Cecilia in Green Quilting Tape and think I could make something out of these … thank you for letting me know about this site … I had no idea stuff like this even exsisted … I just got a sewing machine and this would be a wonderful addition to my new collection!!


  2. kate permalink

    I like the Keri Beyer Proud Purple Zinnia Tape.
    kate517 at optonline.net

  3. Carla G permalink

    I like the Mezzanine Clover Dot in Aqua Tape. Love the color & print.

  4. jcailor permalink

    I like the Patty Young Sanctuary Glass Tiles in Sherbert.

  5. Glogirl permalink

    I like the Patty Young Sanctuary Zen Garden in Espresso Quilting Tape.

  6. I like so many items in her shop that it’s really hard to choose just one but, I love this one:
    The strawberries just jump out and scream summer and strawberry shortcake 🙂

    ~ Jen (oursj)

  7. Taylormade permalink

    I really like the anthology folk, so cute!
    I love biased tape!


  8. patty permalink

    My favorites are the polka dots. I can’t pick just one!

  9. I love the 3 Yards Riley Blake My Mind’s Eye Aqua Wishing Flowers Quilting Tape.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  10. Renee Lasater permalink

    The aqua wishing flowers are awesome!!!


  11. Renee Lasater permalink

    I tweeted this giveaway! (ElfRenee)



  12. I like the 3 Yards Amy Butler Lotus Full Moon Polka Dot in Camel Quilting Tape (:
    Love it!
    ejhtan at gmail dot com

  13. rose permalink

    I don’t know what I am going to do with it but I love the print of the Granny’s Treasures Tiny Flowers in Blue. That is so dang cute! ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

  14. Agnes Merza permalink

    I like Kona Cotton Red Double fold bias tape

    email: acmerza777(at)gmail(dot)com

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    email: acmerza777(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. Agnes Merza permalink

    shared on FB


    email: acmerza777(at)gmail(dot)com

  17. Liz_crowny permalink

    Absolutely love love love this http://www.etsy.com/listing/64521031/3-yards-white-dots-on-hot-pink-quilting

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone 🙂


  18. I love the 3 Yards Riley Blake My Mind’s Eye Aqua Petals Quilting Tape. SO pretty!

  19. Thepricklypinecone permalink

    I adore the 3 yards keri beyer proud purple zinnia quilting tape. It was hard to pick!

  20. Puffpastryshop permalink

    Wow, the “Riley Blake My Mind’s Eye Quite Contrary Berries in Green Quilting Tape” is so cute!

  21. I like these, these, without a doubt! “3 Yards Patricia Bravo Sugar Heart Chains in Glazed Double Fold Bias Tape ” 🙂

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

  22. I just love all of them, especially the red and white polka dots!

  23. I posted this on my blog!

  24. Karen75 permalink

    They’re all gorgeous, I want them all! but the Ty Pennington or Geeks Gone Mad would be great to start with :o)

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