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Thread: Cutting fabric accurately

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Quote Originally Posted by sunshine0411
    I am having the hardest time cutting these days. I am trying to use old shirts that my husband loved to make him a quilt. It is very hard to cut them correctly. Anyone have any suggestions?
    Do you cut them apart at the seams first so that you are able to work with flat pieces?

    It's not a video, but it might give you some ideas -

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5252790_cut-...lt-fabric.html


    Thanks for posting this! I did it almost just like it. It is amazing how many squares I got from a long sleeve dress shirt! I have started putting it together now and it looks really good!
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    The colors go together very well. It will be a pretty quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshine0411
    I am having the hardest time cutting these days. I am trying to use old shirts that my husband loved to make him a quilt. It is very hard to cut them correctly. Anyone have any suggestions?
    After you cut them apart at the seams, starch them. Starch makes lots of unruly fabrics behave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshine0411
    I am having the hardest time cutting these days. I am trying to use old shirts that my husband loved to make him a quilt. It is very hard to cut them correctly. Anyone have any suggestions?

    Try this!!
    http://thethriftyquilter.blogspot.co...Shirts%20Quilt

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    That shirt quilt is coming out nice!

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