Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Two Bias directions >

Two Bias directions

Two Bias directions

Old 02-27-2007, 12:08 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1

I was just wondering about the above if the Bias with a right hand slant means thats the straight grain from top left to bottom right, please give as much information as possible.
Hi, I would like to know about which Bias direction your supposed to use as there are two different 45 degree diagnol biases! They seem to have different stretch for different fabrics!
Well theres two different diagnols of 45 degree Bias, they seem to have different amount of stretch and I don't know how to pick which one!
Please tell me if your supposed to use right-angle bias or left-angle bias when cutting on the Bias!
[email protected]
Paul Carroll is offline  
Old 02-27-2007, 12:36 PM
Community Manager
PatriceJ's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Southeast Georgia, USA
Posts: 8,789

if you're asking whether to cut your strips across the width of the fabric (before slicing them into triangles), or down the length, i don't think there are any rules. you'll end up with fewer scraps, i think, if you cut across.

either way, whether you cut down to the right or up to the left, unless you plan to throw away half the triangles you cut, you're going to use both diagonals. pick the way that's most comfortable and gives you the steadiest hand with the ruler and cutting tool.
PatriceJ is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Patty Zoe
01-19-2012 02:53 PM
09-08-2011 03:42 AM
04-11-2011 01:53 AM
Links and Resources
03-18-2011 03:26 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.