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On the Bias

To bind a curved edge, or simply to fussy-cut a stripe fabric, sometimes bias-cut strips are necessary. Whatever the reason, learn the how-to and whys here.

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When to Use Bias


Bias runs diagonally between the lengthwise and crosswise grain lines of a woven fabric. The "true" bias runs exactly at a 45-degree angle to the grain lines and has the most stretch in a woven fabric.

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