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Thread: Do you cut your yardage down?

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    Senior Member Toni C's Avatar
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    Well I looked at this post to see what everybody else does and found out they do the same as I do. Cut as you need it

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    I cut as I need it.

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    Keep it whole....use it as you need it....
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    I agree with winding it on a bolt - I actually use 'mini bolts' like the comic book boards. I buy the foam board at the dollar store and cut it into 6 smaller boards, fold my fabric in half lengthwise so it's about 11" wide. It's a little wider than the board is high but that isn't a problem with storage. That makes it very easy for me to manage a large yardage, unroll what I need, and 2 turns around the board is very close to a yard so it's easy to estimate what I have left.

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    I am one who prewashes fabrics, but I don't iron yardage. As a result, my folded fabrics tend to be a bit wrinkled. So... my solution is to cut off one yard at a time and press that before cutting my block parts. Makes all the stages more managable for me.

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    Isn't it Murphy's Law that if you cut fabric in one yard pieces the next pattern you use will require a piece three inches longer than a yard? I've learned the hard way not to cut until I'm ready to use.

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    Never cut tip needed. Have decided not to use material on planned quilt and later used it as backing with less piecing than if cut.
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    Another vote for leaving the fabric in one piece. If I cut it in smaller sections, I might misplace some of it (I'm a bit of a scatterbrain when it comes to remembering where I've stashed my stash)

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    Never cut it down, keep in one piece.
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