Cross Grain

The cross grain of a fabric, also called Crosswise Grain is the grain that runs crosswise (at a right angle) to the selvage. In order to find the fabric’s cross grain, you need to be familiar with some other terms. The selvage is the light green strip at the top of the cotton fabric pictured below.… Continue reading Cross Grain

Crosshatch

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Crosshatch is a traditional quilting pattern.  Vertical and horizontal lines cross to form a grid on the quilt top.  These lines may be spaced close together (heavy quilting) or further apart (moderately quilted). On the left hand side of the photo below you can see the pattern made when the quilting lines “cross”. This crosshatching… Continue reading Crosshatch