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    Super Member katier825's Avatar
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    I have a border stripe fabric that is crooked. I'm hoping I can straighten it out enough to successfully miter the corners. I've already cut it into strips, but they are very curved (think smiley - they curve up as you go to the edges). I haven't blocked anything before and wondered if this would help. How do I do it? Do I cut the selvedges off first? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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    After fabric is washed, the selvedges do want to distort the edges.
    Cut them off and see if that helps :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    After fabric is washed, the selvedges do want to distort the edges.
    Cut them off and see if that helps :D:D:D
    I'll try that. Thanks. :)

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    Great advice Amma! Thank you.

    Once I cut WOF strips, I squared them up based on the stripes within the pattern and ended up cutting off an odd angle piece on each side. Whatever works! I was a little concerned because I was mitering, but it came out great.

    Top has been done, but won't get quilted for a while. I wasn't a fan of browns before, but really like them.

    Oh, for those interested, this is a simple D9P pattern. I used a fabric panel with various safari cats and put those in 2 opposite corners of the 9 patch.
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