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Thread: 2 1/2 inch strips. What if...

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    2 1/2 inch strips. What if...

    I cut them the length of the fabric rather than the width of the fabric? I have a lot of scraps from backings, etc., that I would like to use for making my own jelly rolls, but some of these are from along the side of the fabric. Could this cause a problem? I know jelly rolls you buy are cut wof, but that is usually the most convenient way to cut.

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    Actually the fabric is stronger if cut lof! It won't hurt a thing.
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    It'll work fine. Go for it. Always good to use up what we have.

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    I always cut my borders on the length of fabric, so piecing is no different.
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    I always cut jelly rolls the length if the stripe is printed the length of the fabric. Or if the pattern is printed in a way that the pattern would be more attractive

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    Makes sense to me!! :-)

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    I never thought of that. It is a really good idea especially if the fabric is stronger that way. I'm going to have to try it next time I need strips.
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    Use what you have!!!!!!

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    Thanks everyone! I'll get busy cutting!

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    I use to cut borders LOF, decided I couldn't see a difference. Now I cut WOF.
    2-1/2" strips could be cut either way, doubt you will be able to tell, unless there is a one way design. I really don't pay any attention to the grain when making quilts.
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