Wednesday, August 12, 2009


CUTTING BIAS STRIPS :--Fold the fabric diagonally so that the length wise

threads of the folded part fall parallel to the cross wise threads on the rest of

the material . If the grain lines cannot be clearly seen , mark the line with chalk

first . Measure from the fold the width of bias strip usually 1 1/4 " to 1 1/2 " and

draw parallal lines . cut strips along the marked lines and trim off ends along

warp threads .

JOINING BIAS PIECE :-- Place the two strips to be joined right sides facing and the edges

of the cut ends co - in -siding . The strips will now be at right

angles to eachother . Shift the top strip 1 1 / 4 " beyond the other

so that the sharp points at the ends of the strip project on eitherside

. Stitch a 1/4 " seam joining the points where the sides of the two

strips intersect . Press the seam open and trim the seam projections .

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