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    I have some fabric that has..I am sure there is a name for it, but I don't know..the best way I can describe it is a saw tooth cut on the edge, I assume it is cut like this to stop fraying? Anyway when I am sewing these edges together where do I measure for my seam allowance? at the top of the saw tooth or bottom?
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    Good Question!!

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    Material was cut with "pinking sheers". I would use the low part of the points to measure from for seam allowance.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinking_shears

    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    I have some fabric that has..I am sure there is a name for it, but I don't know..the best way I can describe it is a saw tooth cut on the edge, I assume it is cut like this to stop fraying? Anyway when I am sewing these edges together where do I measure for my seam allowance? at the top of the saw tooth or bottom?
    Thank you?
    David

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    I'd square off the edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    I have some fabric that has..I am sure there is a name for it, but I don't know..the best way I can describe it is a saw tooth cut on the edge, I assume it is cut like this to stop fraying? Anyway when I am sewing these edges together where do I measure for my seam allowance? at the top of the saw tooth or bottom?
    Thank you?
    David
    bottom

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    Material was cut with "pinking sheers". I would use the low part of the points to measure from for seam allowance.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinking_shears

    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    I have some fabric that has..I am sure there is a name for it, but I don't know..the best way I can describe it is a saw tooth cut on the edge, I assume it is cut like this to stop fraying? Anyway when I am sewing these edges together where do I measure for my seam allowance? at the top of the saw tooth or bottom?
    Thank you?
    David
    Thanks for the link, very informative!
    David

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    I am assuming that you bought a jellyroll or some such pre-cut fabric? IF that's the case and you need the fabric to be a particular size (like 2 1/2 inches) then you measure the width of the cuts and judge accordingly. But if you're just sewing them together to make a strip quilt then I would sew from the valleys of the cut. Sturdier.

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    I measure at the bottom to ensure I get all the sawtooth covered.

    Like you new avatar.

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    i agree with using the bottom of the v

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    I measure at the bottom to ensure I get all the sawtooth covered.

    Like you new avatar.
    Thank you, and Thank you! ;)

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