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Thread: Cutting flannel

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    Question Cutting flannel

    I'm getting ready to cut my flannel for the next project. This is really pretty stuff and since I've never cut flannel, I would appreciate any suggestions, tips, or tricks. Yes, it's been washed and pre-shrunk!

    Thanks in advance

    Renate:

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    I starch flannel heavily before cutting. Makes it very stable both for cutting and piecing (doesn't wriggle around!).

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    be sure you have a new blade in your cutter
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    new blade, no more than 2 layers at a time- some people starch their flannels- i seldom do unless they are lightweight-loosely woven- if they are nice (meaty) double sided flannels i generally don't starch. just a nice new sharp blade, & hold the rulers securely- go slow, measure twice-cut once
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    some folks say that giving flannel a 1/2" seam allowance would cut down on the fraying, and after piecing it should be quilted and not tied. i read that recently on this forum.
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