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Wrights Packaged Trims: Definitions and Tips for Applying

Single Fold Bias Tape: Fabric cut on the bias (at a 45 degree angle) with the raw edges folded under. Used for facings, casings, accent trim. To apply: stitch down at the folded edge on both sides. 

Double Fold Bias Tape: Fabric cut on the bias (at a 45 degree angle) with the raw edges folded under. The tape is then folded in half slightly off center. Used for binding, facing, accent trim, ties. To apply: fold the tape over the raw edges of your fabric or quilt with the wide side of tape on underside to ensure both edges are caught when top stitching on right side. 

Extra Wide Double Fold Bias Tape: Fabric cut on the bias (45 degree angle) with the raw edges folded under. The tape is then folded in half slightly off center. Used for binding, facing, accent trim, ties. To apply: fold over the raw edges of your fabric or quilt with the wide side of tape on underside to ensure both edges are caught when top stitching on right side. 

Wide Single Fold Bias Tape: Fabric cut on the bias (45 degree angle) with the raw edges folded under. Used for facings, casings, accents. To apply: top stitch down at the folded edge on both sides. 

Double Fold Quilt Binding: Fabric cut on bias (45 degree angle) with raw edges folded under. Tape is then folded in half slightly off center. Quilt binding is folded wider for binding quilted and bulky fabrics. Used for binding heavy fabrics and quilts. To apply: Fold over edge of your fabric or quilt with the wide side of tape on underside to ensure both edges are caught when top stitching on right side 

Hem Facing: Fabric cut on the bias (45 degree angle) with raw edges folded under. Used for facings and casings. To apply: open one fold and stitch to right side of fabric. Press and hand tack free edge. 

Maxi Piping: Cording encased in a fabric bias strip. Used for accent trim. To apply: insert in seam to define edges. 

Blanket Binding: 100% polyester woven edge satin, folded in half. Blanket binding is made on the straight weave, not on a bias. Used to bind blankets and quilts. To apply: slip over the quilt or blanket edge, extending 1" beyond blanket. Run two rows of stitching 1/4" apart close to edge through all thicknesses. Fold in ends and hand tack. 

Soft & Easy Hem Tape: Narrow polyester fabric with sewing guidelines woven in. Used as seam stay, hem finish, reinforcement. To apply: Lap the tape 1/2" over fabric edge and stitch together close to edge (right side). Turn up, press. Hem stitch free edge to garment. 

Iron On Hem Tape: Narrow polyester fabric with two narrow adhesive strips for easy application. Used for finishing a hem. To apply: place the tape over the hem with the adhesive side down. Iron with firm pressure for 10 seconds (wool setting with steam). 

Flexi-Lace Hem Tape: A 100% nylon decorative lace hem finish for all fabrics. Used for hem finishing, casings, facings, lace insertions, decorative accents. To apply: finish hem, position lace 1/4" from edge of fabric (right side). Machine stitch in place. Turn up, press. Hand stitch free edge to garment. 

Soutache Braid: A narrow rounded braid with center sewing ditch. Used for accents, ties, scroll motifs, draw strings, button loops, lacing. To apply: hand tack in place or machine stitch through the center ditch. 

Middy Braid: A narrow flat braid used for an accent trim, ties, drawstrings. To apply: hand tack in place or machine stitch through the center ditch. 

Loop Braid: A novelty decorative edging, usually in cotton. Used for accents and lacing loops for closures. To apply: machine stitch in place. 

Rick Rack: A flat braid with uniform zig zag shape. Used for accents, edging, insertion in a seam. To apply as top trim, stitch through center or hand tack at points. To insert at seam, place under edge at center and edge stitch. 

Twill Tape: A polyester trim with distinct diagonal rib and exceptional strength. Used as a seam or roll line stay, seam finish, top trim, and for casings, ties, drawstrings. Apply by machine, as directed for end use, either stitching through center or both edges.


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