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    Super Member natalieg's Avatar
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    Cutting borders the length of fabric instead of the width???

    I cut most of my borders from the length (you can always find a use for the left-overs), but often suffer from the cuts not being as accurate as I would like. I have always been able to compensate, but would like to know your hints and tips. I have tried the fold method, but that leaves me and the border a little wonky!

    TIA

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    Rip it.

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    Yep. Tear it.

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    I also rip mine.I make it a little wider then I need then trim to size.that takes care of the fringes.hope this helps.

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    Another frog here. Rip it, rip it. ;)

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    Rip and then trim :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Rip and then trim :D:D:D
    me too.

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    I use my big cutting mat and a very long cutting ruler then line it up with each cut to make it straight. I have tried ripping it but not crazy over the edges.

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    As others have replied, tearing is the most accurate. Just make the strip a little wider and then trim off the ravels. Makes your quilt hand straighter as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaGibbs
    I use my big cutting mat and a very long cutting ruler then line it up with each cut to make it straight. I have tried ripping it but not crazy over the edges.
    That is also what I do.

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