Bias-tape, is actually fabric cut against the grain, that provides some stretch to go around necklines, armholes, and other items that have curves. In addition, it can also finish off raw edges of fabrics and adds a nice decorative touch.
The "quick and easy" way isn't actually cut on the bias, so I guess I shouldn't call it BIAS-tape. But I've used it for everything mentioned above - and more! It works just the same as bias-tape with the perfect amount of stretch for all sorts of projects.
I cut off a 2" strip of fabric, perpendicular to the selvedge edge of the fabric. (To make sure you're cutting your strip correctly, just pull your strip lengthwise - it should stretch when it's pulled).
Now here's how to finish the ends when you're done using your bias-tape. Just open bias-tape like shown, fold corners to touch.
That's it. Easy right!?
Now look at all the cute stuff you can make...