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Thread: Which white is right..side that is

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    Lightbulb Which white is right..side that is

    I use lots of white in my blocks and since I sew at night after work I have trouble determining which side is the RIGHT side espeicially when using tone on tone patterened fabric. So to save time and to avoid "redesigning" the block, I use my fabric pencil and make a small X on the WRONG side of the fabric. Not a pencil pencil but a fabric pencil. I mark the fabric immediately after cutting so I'm all set to go. Markings are on the wrong side...no more guessing, holding fabric to the light, or laying fab on my lap to see which side is up.
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    Makes sense to me -

    That hint would probably also work when using batiks - to make sure that one is using the 'same' side throughout the project.

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    Great tip, thanks!
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    Great idea Julie, I will definitely adopt this practice! I often work at night and have had the same problem as well, and with winter in New England just around the corner there will be many days with poor lighting. Such a simple idea, yet I am sure many of us are scratching our heads saying…..”Why didn‘t I think of that“! Thanks for sharing.
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    I wish I was actually smart enough to do this! Just spent time unsewing some that were wrong.
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    Thanks for this great tip!

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    Great idea, especially when you have to depend on sewing in the evening under artificial light.

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    That's a good idea because I know I use white on white fabric and also usually sew at night. When the quilt was together I noticed that it was sewn on the wrong side.

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    Turn one piece over and compare to the other, it should then be easier to see right from wrong. If the fabric is solid I was taught many years ago in Home Ec. the right side is the smooth side. This is what I do, I don't like working on solids anymore.
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    that is a good idea. I just used white on white for the first time & had to get out the seam ripper because of "backward" fabric
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