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Thread: "Shocked" and "Horrified" expression was SO worth it!

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    Junior Member sandrab64's Avatar
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    "Shocked" and "Horrified" expression was SO worth it!

    I'm helping my friend make her 2nd quilt. We searched high and low for this particular guitar material and finally got the 2 yards we needed. I needed to cut a chunk off and as she was facing me I made a little cut with the scissors and then proceeded to rip the rest of the fabric. The shocked and horrified look on her face was so funny when she saw me do this! After she got over it, I said she should try it too and get out some aggression! She loved it! Oh, the joys of quilting!
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    Although I haven't torn fabric in years, it might be fun on some days ... enjoy the experience! looking forward to see the quilt that uses that fabulous guitar fabric.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Sounds like great time!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    I have never torn fabric, I think maybe I'll Have to give it a try!

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    Yep, good therapy...LOL!

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    the first time i saw someone tear my fabric I almost had a heart attack. I have torn some but would not want any torn that I pay lots of money for. I hate all those threads! that is how I cut my thumb with my rotary cutter. i'd torn a length for border and then went to trim 1/8 of it off! ouch!!

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    I don't see the shock of tearing fabric. It's fabric. LOL I always tear borders. No way I'm going to cut long strips with scissors or rotary cutter. And I don't like to piece borders so I tear lengthwise what I need per quilt side. A quick press and I have perfectly straight strips.
    Got fabric?

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    Last year at the Paducah Quilt Show we went to Eleanor Burns tent sale - she actually had four locations in Paducah during the show - anyway, they all tore the fabric. The lady that was tearing mine said that they absolutely could not stand and cut all of that fabric, that their hands would be so blistered and sore - so they just snipped it and tore it. I don't remember any of mine being particularly stringy, etc.
    Nikki in MO

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    Ok, dumb newbie...you really ARE "ripping" it when you say "ripping" the fabric! And all this time, I thought "ripping" was when you used scissors and didn't have to actually "cut" but "slid" the scissors through the fabric (like they do sometimes in the fabric store when they use that metal guide and a really good pair of scissors.
    I GET IT!!! (insert the dopey-idiot smiley here).

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    Good quality fabric tears nicely: but you can hear the fabric cry!

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