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Thread: Afraid to cut this fabric!

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    Super Member ginnie6's Avatar
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    Money is tight but I managed to buy 2 yards of fabric for the horse quilt I want to make dd this summer. See here...
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    I bought material for the grass and the sky. I want to make a slight slope of them...not just have them straight across. I think I know how to do it but if I mess up I cannot buy more. Tell me if I'm on the right track with my thinking. I was going to lay them both out flat right sides up and have one overlap the other. Then in the overlap I was going to draw the slope and cut on this line. Will this work? Here's the fabrics. Oh and whoever posted the idea about scanning your fabric and making a paper quilt....THANK YOU!!!
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    Those fabrics are gorgeous!!!!!!! I can see why you don't want to cut them. But I think your idea of what to do will work just fine! :D
    Good luck and keep us posted!

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    Take scissors in hand, a deep breath and cut. If you mess up you can always piece it back together.
    Seriously this time, lay the bottom edge of the sky over the top edge of the grass and cut the design you want. Then just sew it together. I wouldn't make any tight curves if it were me because I don't like doing them. Just make a gentle slope or a gentle curve and it should be any problem.

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    Gorgeous fabrics & I think your idea will work. Keep us posted!

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    Yes, overlapping the fabrics and cutting at the same time will work. I do that when hanging wallpaper.....perfect fit everytime!

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    If you're really nervous, make a paper pattern. ;-) Those two fabrics are absolutely gorgeous!! 8-)

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    okay thanks! I just tried it on my paper and it worked.

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    Rapture ready is right, I do that quite often, BUT, cut bigger than what you want, it will need to be squared.

    Added edit: Press to the grass and you may have to trim, and put in snips to get it to lay flat.

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    Could you lay them right sides together and then draw a gentle, curving slope on the back of the top one and stitch it? Then you could take a look at it to be sure you like it and if you don't redo it. When it's right, then trim the exess.

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    Go ahead and cut into them. What's the worst thing that could happen? :roll:

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