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Thread: Do you cut your yardage down?

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    Super Member paulswalia's Avatar
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    I follow the Bonnie Hunder Scrap Users system. I cut down anything under a yard. I keep all one yard and more in tact. For more info on Bonnie Hunter go to http://quiltville.com/scrapusersystem.shtml
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    Cut as I go...leave the rest alone.

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    I leave it as is. I made want to use it as a border.

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    Thanks everyone! Guess I will try working off of this large piece and see if I can do it!!!!!!

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    Agree with the others, cut it as I need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    I don't cut my fabrics down to store them but when I'm ready to cut for a quilt I'll cut off shorter amounts. A pattern will generally call for several strips of the same width so I cut that amount plus an inch or so off my yardage and starch and iron before I cut.
    This is what I do also.
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    I agree 100%


    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    I leave my fabrics all in one piece ... and cut them down as I use them.

    This way, you keep the piece as big as possible. As you said, you are kind of designing as you go. What if you take the notion to use that fabric as the backing? (for this or another project) .... the larger the piece the better as if you have cut it up, you may end up with the need to seam it in one or more places to get it back to where you want it.

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    I agree with this
    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    I never cut it down until I need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonda View Post
    I bought several yards (7-10) of the same fabric, knowing that I wouldn't use them all for the quilt I am starting, but wanting to keep some for stash; hence, my question~what size pieces do you cut off when starting to cut your block pieces?
    Thanks for your advice! I just have a really hard time with such a large piece of fabric

    Tonya
    When I'm buying a large amount of yardage, I usually ask the clerk to cut it in 3 yard increments. I mostly make queen size, and 3 yards is okay for a section of the backing. It's also easier to cut small pieces off a 3 yard piece - working with more than 3 yards is awkward to handle.

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    Yup same here. It remains in one piece (and on the bolt if I have it) until I need it. I always have a bolt of muslin handy.

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