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How to find the grain?

If you clip into your selvage (a very small amount) and pull on a loose thread, it will tug at your fabric and gather a little.  Carefully pull it all the way out.

The line this thread left behind is what's called your cross-grain and is perpendicular to your grain line. (When you fold your fabric in half this line should match up on both sides.)

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