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Thread: Folding fabric for WOF cutting??

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    Super Member irishrose's Avatar
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    Do you fold your fabric a second time for strips cut the width of the fabric? I saw a video earlier today on straightening fabric and the instructor folded the fabric twice before she cut it. I can see where this could be easier, but does it come out straight?

    I am looking at the June Tailor ruler with the slots. If I could fold the fabric twice, I could buy the smaller one which is more readily available, and, of course, less expensive.

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    I always fold it twice, but you gotta make sure it is folded straight, or you WILL get the v in the middle.

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    I do. But be very accurate at this point or cutting will be a nightmare.

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    I fold twice . It's just easier for me to cut.

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    I'm a chicken, I only fold once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PegD
    I always fold it twice, but you gotta make sure it is folded straight, or you WILL get the v in the middle.
    I did this so many times before I got it right. :oops:

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    I fold twice also. But I run the flat of my hand over the fabric near the fold several times to be sure that I don't feel any wrinkles. If I do, I refold. Love the June Taylor ruler for cutting strips!

    Sue

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    Fold twice also, but follow the recommendations from the posters ahead of me.

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    You could always cut it but not the folded edge. Open it up and finish your cut to avoid the dreaded V.

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    I will have to be brave and try it, but not right now. I'm getting over that nasty stomach virus and am very dizzy. No sharp instruments today!

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