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Thread: How do you square your fabric?

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    Do you pull a thread or tear it? I pull threads, my friend who also quilts, tears her fabric.

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    If it is a big enough piece - I will tear it.

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    I have up to a two ft ruler that I use :D:D:D

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    I use a ruler.

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    But using a ruler - how do you know you've got it straight with the grain? Or isn't that too important in quilting?

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    I use my ruler. As long as I have a 90 degree angle to the salvage edge it is OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I use my ruler. As long as I have a 90 degree angle to the salvage edge it is OK.
    Exactly what I was going to say!

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    I do same at littlehud and lucy inthe sky.

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    When I made clothing, I always pulled a thread to straighten fabric. In quilting I usually use a ruler like others have said. The grain does not have to be as perfect in quilting, but should be in the general area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I use my ruler. As long as I have a 90 degree angle to the salvage edge it is OK.
    That is what I do as well.

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