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Thread: Stretchy Fabric in Sashing

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    Stretchy Fabric in Sashing

    I'm making a T-Shirt quilt for a friend and the fabric I chose for sashing is 100% cotton but so stretchy I think I will have to "unsew" and start over. I have all the sashings between the squares across sewn and didn't notice until I started putting the rows together. I just don't know if this will make a big difference when it goes to the quilter. Has anyone else had this problem and does anyone have any suggestions? I really really want to get this project finished. I've had possession of the shirts for the past year and I'm ready to be done with them.

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    you might try cutting the sashings LOF. fabric is stretchier WOF
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    It is a woven fabric, correct? The only time I have run into a problem with cotton woven fabric stretching was when i used a sateen. the way it was woven made it really stretch. I just starched very heavily.

    If it's a knit, you may need to use an iron on interfacing.
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    The fabric is 100% cotton not knit. I'll be checking all my fabrics before purchase from now on.

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