I just saw the posting on whether the binding can be cut on the length of the fabric, and decided it was time to ask my 'dumb' question. How do y'all do that? Do you fold the fabric into several folds and then cut through them all? Or do you keep sliding the fabric and cutting a little at a time? Being a self-taught quilter for the most part - this is a piece of info I've never gotten. I've just been cutting on the width and piecing it, but I now have some gorgous striped fabric I want to use for long borders and have been afraid of cutting into it. When I fold and cut for the width, I'm apt to end up with a "curve" in the strip, and I don't want that to happen on my nice (read: expensive) fabric. Cutting is the scariest part of quilting for me, since I don't feel good at it.