I am quilting by hand and started my first quilt last weekend. Last night as I was sewing I noticed that the thread kept trying to tangle in the frayed fabric strings. I know I was told do not use pinking shears. However, that brings two things to mind. First if its best not to use pinking shears they why do they sell the pinking shear style blade for the rotary cutting tool? And once I have cutout marked and started sewing would it hurt anything to then trim the ends with the pinking shears? I am marking my sew lines on all of the squares at this point to keep that nice straight line. If pinking shears are a major No No, then what do you ladies do to keep the threads from tangling.
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