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Thread: Problem with FQ Is it just me?

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    Some fat quarters I have bought were cut kind of wonky. When I squared them up I didn't have a fat quarter any more. Is that the norm or did I just get some that were cut carelessly?
    Opinions? Ideas? Tips and thoughts. Thanks

    These were bought at a local fabric store.

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    Super Member 3incollege's Avatar
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    I never had that problem with FQ. Have with yardage though. Maybe the salesperson had a bad day cutting. When you go back inform them of your problem and they may correct it with another FQ.

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    I have bought some like that.I bought a few batik jelly rolls-they were awful-more than a half inch varience-now I cut my own strips,I can cut better than that,lol

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    I've had the same problem.

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    Been there. Done that. I purchased a lot of what turned out to be wonky fat quarters when I was a new quilter. I got them at an outlet place and it was not good quality fabric. I just chalked it up to experience and didn't go back to that store.

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    I have this all the time with FQ not cut by the manufacturer. I now avoid buying those or only get them when they are super cheap. Some online stores will cut their own too. I have had bad experience of them being cut too small or cut side ways so I could just use a small strip like rectangle.

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    Our local LQS's all cut their own... I have watched them when they were in a hurry, they didn't look that straight to me either :(

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    I always ask if the cuts are die cut or hand cut. I usually don't buy hand cut pre cuts.

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