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    I learned that bias makes the seam "disappear," and I always do it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjr
    I always cut width of fabric. Even then there is an occassional stretching
    You are so right. I always cut width of fabric, don't like bias, it stretches too much, have to use the walking foot, do use it any way. It works so much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barb55
    Quote Originally Posted by cjr
    I always cut width of fabric. Even then there is an occassional stretching
    You are so right. I always cut width of fabric, don't like bias, it stretches too much, have to use the walking foot, do use it any way. It works so much better.
    If you mean to join the strips together, I do that on a 45 degree cut.

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    Are you referring to borders or bindings? Borders are cut on straight of grain and bindings can be cut across width of fabric or on bias.

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    I generally join my borders with straight cuts. Never did a bias cut on them, not sure what the benefit would be if you measure right. I plan to cut my next one off the yardage lengthwise before I make the top. Wanna see how that feels different.

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    I cut them on the straight, but join them on an angle.

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    Holice caught the "Joining the PIECES in a border - - "

    I also prefer to join them diagonally. I think it usually looks better and the seam seems to disappear - but if the fabric design says otherwise or if I'm limited - I'll do a straight join.

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    Sewing the pieces together on the diagonal makes for a less bulky seam. I recently did a baby quilt and ran out of material so I had to join with straight across seams. Didn't like it and had to do some manipulating of the seams when I hand stitched it down.

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    I do all of my borders straight or pieced.

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    If you are going to enter a quilt into a show for judging check on what the judges have said in the past. Usually the cut straight but joined on the diagonal gets more points. Or so I have been told.

    ali

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    Yes, JOINING (not cutting) the border strips on the diagonal almost always looks better to me, although there some fabrics where a straight join looks better. I like the way the diagonal join causes less bulk, too.

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    Most of the time I join diagonial unless I am short on fabric then I will do straight since it takes less fabric. If I join straight then I try to match border seam with seam in the inside so it is less noticable.

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    I also do mine straight.

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    I cut them all on the straight only.

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    I usually do bias. I think it makes the binding stronger. I always double layer it, too,

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    I make all my borders straight, too - and have started making them from fabric lengths rather than from widths because it makes them so much more stable. I usually have leftover strips, but use them and cuffs for pillowcases and runners and such....

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    I cut straight, width of fabric, but join with diagonal perpendicular seam.

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    I cut all of the borders on the straight grain so that they do not distort.

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    I do all straight. I do sometimes miter the corners but I don't use the bias on borders only on binding.

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    It's cracking me up how this thread is getting so off the original post. Some are saying how they cut their borders, some are saying how they piece their borders (which is what the question was), and now someone is saying how they cut their binding. lol.

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    up to 3", i do diagonal, after that it is straight....just a rule i follow....gina

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    It depends on the print of the fabric, but probably mostly straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmonsweet
    What's the benefit of cutting borders on the bias?
    I might be understanding the question wrong but it's not cutting the whole border out on the bias just the seam if you have to piece the border. I feel like the seam is hidden better when you join with a bias.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewwhat85
    i do straight
    Me, too!

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    I make all borders on the straight of grain. No stretching that way. Sometimes it is even hard to get them to lay flat. Lol

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