Remember when I demonstrated how to fold an vast amount of bias tape quickly? Well, if you've started making lots of it and have it coming out your ears like some woman I know, you might be wondering just how to keep it from becoming a tangled mess.
The obvious answer is "wrap it around something. But what?
A piece of cardboard, like commercial bias tape is packaged, leaves those obnoxious creases in your special bias tape. This is why I don't use a flat piece of cardboard.
A cardboard tube such as is I the center of a roll of paper towels (or toilet paper) works much better, but it's garbage day, and the recycling has already been picked up, so I needed something better. Enter the ubiquitous Altoids tin. I can never seem to toss them in the recycling bin, they're just so handy! So, there's usually an empty one floating around my house.