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Thread: HELP Please with cutting Satin

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    Super Member Nanamoms's Avatar
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    I make pageant sashes and use poly satin. The most tedious part is cutting all the strips! each strip is 72 inches long (I shorten them when sewing them together for the different ages)

    I just bought a 6x36 ruler which should be perfect and it is for cutting the individual strip but I need to save time. I thought about folding the satin in fourths but am so worried about the layers shifting.

    Anyway have any suggestions? TIA

    PS: I've been purchasing the "dull satin" which seems to ravel less and also the embroidery seems to stitch out better. But I am definitely open to suggestions for another type of fabric that looks like satin and I want to buy larger quantities. It seems Hancocks is always out of the fabric when I need it most!

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    Not sure but can u put a pin on each side 1/2" away fromwhere u want to cut on each side?

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    To avoid "pin" marks, use needles. Learned this MANY years ago in Home Ec class.

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    maybe not much help, but making sure the rotary blade is VERY sharp should help keep it from shifting

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    To make cutting and sewing easier, attach a piece of tissue paper to the fabric before cutting and sewing. Once sewn, tear away.

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    Do they get stablized? What if you iron that knit tricot on the satin before cutting? It's doesn't add a lot of stiffness to the fabric and it would stop the fraying and some of the slipping. Where the tricot is folded together it wouldn't slip.

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    If I'm sewing clothing from satin, I cut one layer at a time. Too much chance of slipping and messing up the pattern.

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