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Thread: mixing different fabrics???

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    I have prewashed all the flannel and dried it. Am going to iron it all tonight. Did not wash any of the cotton that I plan to make a quilt with. Wish me luck and I hope to be able to post a picture in the near future. I love this site and all the friendly members!

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    Remember this is your creation,if you want to use burlap bags go ahead,you are the artist.The rules are only to make it easier but I break them all the time and things turn out fine.The most important point is to enjoy what you are doing.

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    I would suggest cutting out enough for one block, then sew it together. If it all goes together correctly, then cut, cut, cut. If not, make adjustments, then cut. I tell myself, "What have you got to lose? It is only money."

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    No rules in quilting only limited by your imagination. :)

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    All good advice here-I can only ad to be sure to "measure twice-cut once"! In fact, before I swipe my rotary cutter, I always take a second (or third or fourth!) look at the measurement -also scan up and down the ruler to make sure it is straight-then slice. Also, be sure to even up one end of your fabric where you will begin cutting. Cut it straight using the FOLD as the straight guide, not the selvedges. Hold the ruler firmly and steady and make sure your fingers are out of the way of the cutter!! Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill
    All good advice here-I can only ad to be sure to "measure twice-cut once"! In fact, before I swipe my rotary cutter, I always take a second (or third or fourth!) look at the measurement -also scan up and down the ruler to make sure it is straight-then slice. Also, be sure to even up one end of your fabric where you will begin cutting. Cut it straight using the FOLD as the straight guide, not the selvedges. Hold the ruler firmly and steady and make sure your fingers are out of the way of the cutter!! Good luck!
    I agree. Remember, if you do make a mistake, you can use that fabric possibly in another place in the project, or for another project someday.

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    Thanks SO MUCH....I did not know to use the fold as my guide...Good thing that I put this question out there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcbride4362
    Thanks SO MUCH....I did not know to use the fold as my guide...Good thing that I put this question out there!
    Any question you have or are not sure of, there will always be people here to help. Sometimes you just need to bounce an idea around-do it here for lots of additional ideas.

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    1) If I'm cutting multiple strips or squares, or when squaring blocks, I put a strip of little blue painter's tape by the correct measurement. It help to find the right line for lining up on the second, third, etc ones.

    2) The measured fabric is under the ruler and the extra is hanging smoothly from the side of the table.

    3) Try not to drop a 60mm cutter on your hand. Did that this week.

    4) Have fun!

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    as long as they can be laundered together you can use them together and flannel and cotton makes a wonderful quilt!
    i have made many quilts with cottons, flannels,corduroys, wools and silks all in the same quilt, it is beautiful and used all the time. i would worry a little about your shiny stuff...it may not wash up so nice, really need to make a little something, like a placemat using the shiny stuff and other fabrics, make it, finish it, wash and dry it...then you will know if you can mix them or not

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