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Thread: Lining

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    When lining a bag does it matter which way you cut the fabric across the grain or on the bias? It is for the small snap bags and maybe a purse.

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    The reason for having the grain of the lining (or the outside for that matter) 'straight' is so it remains stable - not bagging and sagging and stretching. The smaller the item, the less of an issue this is. Also if you are using fusible interfacing then it is not an issue either.

    I've seen some really cute things done with the lining or a part of the outer 'shell' cut on the bias to create a more interesting design. Without examining them closely I don't know that they were stabilized using fusible interfacing, but I suspect that they were.

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    Junior Member Donna Mae's Avatar
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    I've made several snap bags. Always on the grain, I don't want to take a chance on it being baggy.
    Aren't they fun to do!!
    I'm making them for Christmas presents.
    Have fun.
    simple quilter

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