|10-12-2013 02:07 PM|
You wouldn't notice anything at all unless you tried to turn a corner, and that would still be easy with small 5/32" welts.
Bias cutting welts is done to save fabric by cutting diagonal lines and then sewing a lot of pieces together. There's a way to fold the fabric a certain way to achieve this. That doesn't work with vinyl because it would look like the devil with a lot of seams.
You mostly see bias cutting on bindings which are used on boat covers and things like that. In fact it is hard to find binding that isn't bias cut. It is supposed to make the binding turn corners better. Vinyl is stretchy enough that bias cutting wouldn't have much effect anyway when sewing windlace or welts.
|10-12-2013 01:10 PM|
|AJL Electronics||Interesting comment about the bias cutting. Due to being tight, I have always cut across the roll and not really had a problem. My latest project, I cut diagonally, made up some piping and really can't tell the difference. I'm sure that I should see a difference, so what is it?|
|10-09-2013 05:51 PM|
This info is what I needed too!
This is what makes this forum great.
|03-07-2013 09:00 AM|
|03-07-2013 08:56 AM|
I sew windlace with a 3/4" welt foot when I'm using 1/2" sponge rod, and a 5/8" welt foot when I use 3/8" sponge rod. It comes out perfect in a tenth of the time needed to glue windlace, and the rest is just how you apply it in the car.
I never cut welts of any kind on the bias, and especially when I sew vinyl. I never want to see a seam in a welt, ever. This case was an unusual one where the corner of the car's door was on a severe angle, and of course that would be hard to do with any fabric. The point is, he got it fixed and it's fine now.
|03-06-2013 07:38 PM|
|duh57||It is not the exact Bias, but it will still stretch like the Bias , more material but less work. no wrinkels, 2 1/2 yards with vinyl. There is still a lot of vinyl left to work with. think about it , it only takes 2 strips 4 in wide|
|03-06-2013 07:10 PM|
|03-06-2013 07:03 PM|
|duh57||Hey man, I have won many grand national bestt interiors awards. So it takes a little more material to make it almost perfect , so what ! You can cut it on the Bias at 15 feet and get wrinkel free, been hhere and done that! sorry if i cant explain as Dan does, just trying to help|
|03-06-2013 08:16 AM|
|DanTwoLakes||For those of you who don't know, cutting welt cord on the bias means cutting the fabric strips at a 45 degree angle. This means using up a huge amount of fabric, or having welts that have a huge number of seams. I'm not sure how you can bias cut anything longer than about 7 feet long without having to seam it.|
|03-05-2013 09:59 PM|
|duh57||I also had these problems years ago, but learned to cut the vinyl correctly. The stretch needs to go the length of the windlace , plus i did not want to have seams in it So i cut it on the BIAS and it worked great Makes for show quality .|
|03-04-2013 10:35 PM|
|benchracer1||Wow, that really came out nice. What a difference|
|02-05-2013 08:42 PM|
|AFX||That is a gorgous car!!|
|02-03-2013 11:13 PM|
|DanTwoLakes||The material you staple the windlace to is like a heavy cardboard (about 3/8" thick) that is held in place by metal tabs. If you took it out, you'll need to replace it.|
|02-03-2013 06:35 PM|
What type of material is your windlace stapled to. I'am going to be doing my 56 Pontiac very soon and have seen what I took down, but not sure what it is. Doug
|11-30-2012 08:27 AM|
|DanTwoLakes||Can you take a picture of what you're trying to do? Windlace has to go on before the headliner goes in.|
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