The selvage is the factory-created edge on either side of the width of the fabric. The crosswise grain runs from selvage edge to selvage edge. The lengthwise grain runs in the direction you unroll the fabric from the bolt. The bias runs at a 45° angle to both the crosswise and lengthwise grain.


Figure 12-1: The loud pattern is the “right side,” while the pale pink is the “wrong side.”

Fabric has a right side and a wrong side. The right side is the side meant to be seen. Some fabrics are reversible, and either side can be the right side. Some fabrics appear to be the same on both sides with a cursory glance, but have subtle ...

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