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Thread: Question about cutting boarders paralell to the selvage.

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    Super Member gardnergal970's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I agree! It doesn't bother me to piece my borders. I always use an angled seam as I think it hides better than a straight seam.
    Fabric is more stretchy selvage to selvage so cutting along the selvage makes a much firmer border. It's worth the effort to figure out how it works best for you to do that. Don't be intimidated by the length.

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    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
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    Using the fabric on the lenght of the grain ( rather than cut selvage to selvage or width) keeps the border from having stretch. Many post have been made here about wavy borders, and they primarily came from the same issue , using border fabric cut selvege to selvedge or width of fabric.
    It is tough to cut those long pieces, But I first cut the selvage off the lenght , then cut on the floor moving my cutting mat under the fabric as I go. I use two rulers one for the cutting , one for keeping the width . I line the cutting ruler up against the width ruler. You can double fold the fabric to make it a bit easier.

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