Bias Grainline

Bias Grainline Tips
BIAS GRAINLINE
The bias grain is a book in itself, but here are the basics!
The bias runs 45° to the outside edge of the cloth or 135° to the
edge of the cloth. A traditional linen weave is basically a grid.
Here is an example of how the bias grain works :
If you have a woven square scarf, fold it lengthwise so it becomes a rectangle; then hold the doubled
edges and gently pull in opposite directions.
So, nothing much happens.
Take the same scarf and fold it in half into a right angled triangle. Take hold of the pointy
corners and pull. It stretches lengthwise and becomes narrower the more you stretch it.
This characteristic makes the
bias useful for curving around
edges or allowing movement.
It is also best grain to use for
lovely draping.