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    tearing fabric

    I am just curious how many of you go to quilt stores where they tear your fabic. I went to one the other day and they tore mine. I do not like it. I like the nice straight cut. I have not see this at any other shops. what is your opnion.
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    Years ago all fabric shops did that before good scissors and the cutting wheel. I do not like it, perfer cutting. I am 77 years old

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    I like it when it is ripped, as \i can be certain it is on grain.
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    HATE to have my fabric ripped! I aways loose at least another 1/2 inch off the ripped sides as I trim away the distorted threads.

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    I've only been to one where they did this. I prefer it cut.
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    I prefer the ripping because you know you have the straight of grain and much quicker than the pull the thread method. I find that the little bit I lose is more than compensated for when the blocks cut are on the grain they fit together so nicely. They press flat like a drea - match like a dream etc. When it is cut by the store I bring it home wash it and rip one edge to get the cut I want. But in the final analysis it boils down to personal preference -- all quilts look nice when done with either method. My problem is that I am old school, completed my first stitchery in the late forties - and old habits die hard.

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    I like the cutting edge better. I've never been anywhere where they ripped the fabric is it something new they are doing? Sue

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    I like it ripped because it is on the grain. with cutting there is often a big distortion fro the top to the bottom as they do not cut straight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts View Post
    I like it ripped because it is on the grain. with cutting there is often a big distortion fro the top to the bottom as they do not cut straight.
    I wish they all ripped instead of cutting! One example of really off grain happened on an extra wide piece for backing...before I ironed it I saw it was a bit off....so ripped..at start of "rip" it was about 1/2",by the time I got to other edge.....almost 6"......then had to have a friend come over and "tug" opposite corners w/me to straighten it out....good thing I bought a bit extra yardage to begin with! When fab is a cut piece and I am going to cut into it for the first time I always "tug" to get those woven threads straightened out...I think the factory bolting has a lot to do with the katywompness of some fab....and the price of fab does not make it immune to this

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    I prefer cut fabric. I have never had anyone rip mine.

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