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Old 03-07-2013, 07:56 AM
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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.

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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
Duh57, you need to stop taking offense at every comment that other people make. If you cut 15 ft. of fabric on the bias out of a roll of fabric or vinyl, you are wasting a lot of fabric, and that doesn't make sense when it's not needed.
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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?
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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.
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I always cut mine on a curve or bias...problem goes away
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yeah so Im still not following the whole idea of what bias cutting is. someone got a video to help out?
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Bias cutting just means cutting the material on an angle. The idea is that by cutting on the bias, the fabric will turn a corner more easily. In 40 years of doing upholstery work, I've never cut any welt on a bias, and have never had a problem.
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I think I understand now.
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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

Here...here!!! I agree but hey, I've only been doing custom interiors for 55 years so what the hell do I know?
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Bias cutting may have been necessary 55 years ago when vinyl was stiff and unforgiving, but now days it's not necessary. The new vinyls are soft and pliable and have been for a long time. If you want to waste 5 yards of vinyl cutting it on the bias to make windlace, be my guest. But hey, I've only been doing this for 40 years so what do I know?
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I could see by the photo it was not soft pliable material..there for my comment on Bias...All is well 2lakes...you have just another 10 or so years to catch me. I am sure like me, you can cut 20 feet of welt cord vinyl without any splices from 1 yard of vinyl..maybe more depending on how you fold the yardage
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No, I can't do that and neither can you, not without any splices. Not if you cut the fabric on a true 45 degree bias. How about a tutorial showing how to do it?
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Not cutting it on a bias...didnt say I was if you will read what I wrote..Just asked a question...using old japanese fold and cut..its probably on Google been known by trimmers for many years just as hand folding diamonds for tufting. Have a great week
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I did read what you wrote, you said you cut all your welts on the bias or a curve. ( "I always cut mine on a curve or bias...problem goes away" ) Sorry, I still say you can't cut 20 feet of welt or more from a yard of fabric without splices, no matter how you fold the fabric or what angle or curve you cut it on. Show me.
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