A type of fabric design in which the design clearly faces or goes in one direction. If you turn the fabric around, you will then notice that the design is upside down or facing another direction. Quilters have to plan carefully to make sure that directional designs do not look odd when used in their quilt. They often work best in borders, where you can better control which direction they will face. Another good use of directional prints is to fussy cut them and make them a focal point in a quilt block.