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Thread: Would you return this fabric?

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    Senior Member SWEETPEACHES's Avatar
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    Would you return this fabric?

    It's taking forever to get it squared up and I'm losing so much fabric. The long piece is squared up, the short piece isn't.
    It curves to the left, can you see that?
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    Super Member terri bb's Avatar
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    i think that if the will let you return it, i would try. its not fair to lose that much fabric!!
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    I sure would try to return it. Good luck.

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    If you can't return it try blocking it and see if you can get it to straighten out some. Dampen the fabric and push pin it onto some cardboard pulling on the curved edge gently allow to dry completely before removing the pins. It might help, good luck.
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    I find plaids and stripes are seldom printed straight. I don't know if you can return cut fabric but you could ask. I usually try for patterns that I don't need to watch the direction for problem fabrics. Good luck.

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    Mamabear61 has the right idea. Most plaids and strips don't read straight. THis is probably old info so please be understanding.

    I never rotory cut anything with a stripe. I always hand cut following a selected line and then pin to ironing board, dampen a little and work it to be straight, repining as you need to. Let it dry and you are ready to work with it.

    If the fabric is too crooked, return it if possible, which I doubt 'cause this problem usually comes with the territory of the way stripes and plaids work.

    Hope it works out for you.
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    If the plaid is printed on, it may never "straighten" up. If it's woven, then try wetting it and blocking it straight. Did you buy it online or in person??
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    If you cut it and let the chips fall - it will look gorgeous. The all don't have to be perpendicular - but it could also be my personality type. My first quilt I ever made was the log cabin using all plaids. I remember the teacher specifically say don't even try to line up plaids.

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    I think I would try to return it if they will let you!!!!

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    If you can't return it, I would definitely soak it in hot water, roll it up in a towel so that it's not sopping and then block it like you would a knit sweater. Otherwise, just cut it into strips as is and use in a strip quilt where it's not important that the lines be straight.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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