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Thread: Charm squares - straight or pinked?

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    Charm squares - straight or pinked?

    Do you prefer your charm squares (cut at 5 inch square - 4.5 inch finished size) to have straight cut edges or "pinked" edges?

    Pinked seemingly unravel less, but straights give you more sewing room.

    What's your opinion?
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    straight. I never know where to sew when a piece has been pinked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    straight. I never know where to sew when a piece has been pinked.
    I'm so glad you pointed this out. I always thought the pinked looked so pretty, but I use my accuquilt GO to cut the 5" squares, so now I'm really happy with them. The pinked edges would be hard to keep straight.
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    ​Hate pinked edges!!!

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    I've sewn both with no problems but i prefer straight edges.

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    definitely prefer straight

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    Pinked is cute to look at and straight is great to sew, I choose straight
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    Straight for me too - I find pinked edges distracting.
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    I've always had pinked, and I don't mind them at all. I just pick either a point or a valley and sew them up. Never had any problem with the finished product. I must admit that at first I thought I was going to have problems but I was pleasantly surprised.
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    I don't think I have ever bought charm squares without pinked edges. I guess it is easier for the mfg. to process them that way. I would prefer straight edges but have not had problems with the pinked edges.

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