I have had some requests for the skinny bit process. It is hard to explain without visuals so here goes.
Two pieces of fabric to be joined with a skinny bit.
Cut a one inch wide strip that will become the skinny bit.
Stitch to one piece of fabric with a 1/4 inch seam.
Press the seam toward the skinny bit piece.
With a rotary cutter, trim the skinny bit with a curved cut. This can be a small curve or just a skinny straight line. What you see will be the size of the finished skinny bit.
Press the seam back towards the larger piece.
With right sides up, place the skinny bit over the end of the other piece of fabric.
With a rotary cutter, cut the second piece of fabric along the curve of the skinny bit.
With a chalk marker make several registration marks across both sides.
Stitch a 1/4 inch seam. This is an important step – 1/4 inch!
Press the seams open.
Voila! A skinny bit.
Here is the completed strip.
If you are doing a curved edge, the skinny bit needs to be cut on the bias. Another interesting effect on a long edge, is to piece the skinny bit so that there is a change in pattern and/or color.