Friday, August 26, 2011

Bulimba Festival on Sunday

Voodoo Rabbit will be at the Bulimba Festival this Sunday. You can find us between Cambridge and Jameson Streets just up from Riverbend book shop and the K Rudd tent (see map below). Entertainment will include Mental as Anything', and 'Ross Wilson' from Daddy Cool with other acts including local Brisbane band Prefontaine (Nee Wayward Gentleman), The Frets and Russ Walker duo.

28th August 2011

10am - 4pm

Oxford Street Bulimba

We will have fat qtrs of all of our commercial fabrics as well as a selection of Voodoo Rabbit original design fabrics, kits, buttons and handmade goods.

We except payment via EFTPOS and cash at all of our market stalls.

If you would like us to bring meterage of any of our fabrics for you to pick up at the markets please contact us at We will be more than happy to bring your order along with us.

- Ky

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Making Bias Binding

Occasionally you just cannot find the right size or colour bias tape (or all of the shops are shut because it is midnight and you just have to finish your project right now) required to finish off a project.

Pipi's Kitchen Bib - Back Detail
Bias Binding around bib made from red homespun cotton

Never fear, making you own is not too hard and a few minutes on Google will supply you with numerous tutorials. Here is one of our favourites as, unlike a lot of tutorials, it uses the entire piece of fabric instead of leaving you with two fairly unusable triangles at each end.

How To Make Continuous Bias/Binding Tape by Make It Modern

The link to this tutorial has been added to our Tutorials page.

Another niffty little device is the Bias Binder Foot for your sewing machine, I purchased mine here. It can be a great help and enables you to attach the bias binding to an edge in one go.

Bias binding can be used for more than just binding quilts, we have used it for binding bibs, armholes, neckholes and corsets, joining bunting flags and embellishing clothing. It can be a great was of using up a 1/2m remnant of fabric.

Japanese Style Brown 12 Gored Skirt - Detail
Bias Binding made from chocolate and tan homespun and a Japanese fabric
remnant. Used as embellishment on the bottom of a skirt

- Ky