I decided to use a Joann's coupon to buy Simplicity's Bias Binding Machine because I hate making bias tape. I always burn my fingers and never get it as perfect as I want it to be. And since I want to use the adjustable bias binding presser foot, I needed a fast and painless way to make bias binding. Thus, the machine!
It's awesome! The set up is a little annoying at first, especially if you use the written directions, but once you make your first bias binding, you'll be hooked. The machine pressed a 45" long piece of 2" bias tape in less than a minute. Can you imagine the time you save, not to mention the fingers? My dad fixed cameras for a living and he always told us that "it's all about the gear!" Was he right! Here is the tutorial from Simplicity:
If you're an avid quilter, this tool will really save you time. Cool, huh?