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Bias Grain of Fabric

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Fabric grain

Debbie Colgrove
Definition: Bias grain is the thread line that is at a forty five degree angle to the lengthwise and crosswise grain of the fabric as it is on the bolt.

The bias has stretch in woven fabric and will hang differently than a garment that has been cut on the straight or crosswise grain.

Always hang a bias garment for at least twenty-four hours before hemming it.
Pronunciation: bi-ass
Examples:
I will use fabric cut on the bias to make a binding for my pot holder.

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