Frequently Asked

What is bias tape?

All fabric has a grain to it - the way the threads run.  If you cut on the straight grain, you are cutting so the threads run straight.  If you cut on the bias, you're cutting the threads on a 45 degree angle.  Cutting on the angle allows the fibers to stretch more and gives you a nice stretch to your bias tape which is great for projects like curves, garments, or hair bows!  

What's the difference between bias tape and quilt binding?

Bias Tape is when the strips of fabric that have been cut on the bias are then folded in half towards the middle.  Double fold bias is folded in half again.

Bias Quilt Binding are strips cut on the bias that are folded in half once, top to bottom.  This is traditionally used for quilt binding but also can be used in other projects.

How many yards of binding should I order for my quilt?

To calculate how many yards you need, first add up the length of all four sides of your quilt.  Then add 18 inches (to allow room for mitered corners and joining your ends) and divide your total by 36 (36 inches per yard).  That will give you the number of yards you'll need!
For example, my quilt is 60 inches on each side.  So 60 + 60 + 60 + 60 = 240.  240 + 18 = 258.  258 divided by 36 = 7.17 so I would need 8 yards of binding.

Who can place a wholesale order?

Yes!  Wholesale orders are open to anyone who wishes to manufacture another product with Bessie Pearl bias tapes or quilt binding or sell them in their shop.   Fill out and submit this application to be considered for a wholesale account.

Can I send you my fabric to be made in to bias tape or binding?

Absolutely!  Send me a message and I'll be happy to give you more information.

Shipping Policies

Bessie Pearl ships worldwide with several different carrier options.  Once your order has shipped, you will receive an email with your tracking number.

Please note that once your package has been received by the the carrier, I release all responsibility to them for delivery. Unfortunately, I have no control over the post office for delays or lost packages that may happen. If you'd like to purchase insurance for your items, please contact me prior to placing your order. Thank you for your understanding!

When will my order ship?

Most orders will ship within 1-3 business days.  Please note that all of my products are made to order, so while I do my best to get your order to you as soon as I can, there are peak times when it may take an additional day or so.

Wholesale orders ship in 5-7 business days, unless noted otherwise on the product page.


All of my products are custom made and cut specifically for your order and therefore are not eligible for return or exchange. If you need help matching colors or have questions about a product - feel free to reach out! I'm happy to send samples and do anything I can to ensure you love your order.

You may be able to cancel your order withing 24 hours of placing it - as long as I haven't started cutting it.