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About Fabric Grains

While quilting, have you ever wondered why you think you are doing a perfect job only to discover that the quilt does not come out the way you expected it to? You sit and ponder about what went wrong, but you just can't seem to figure it out. Here are some things to consider. To begin with, what do you know about your own fabrics? Do you know how they will react when put under pressure or when heated? Do you know how your fabrics will change while you're quilting? If you don't, then it might be helpful to have a basic introduction to fabrics. A fabric grain is the representation of the threads in a piece of fabric. To create an accurate quilt, you will need to know certain grain components of the fabric; some of them are:

- Warp Threads
- Weft Threads
- Straight...



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