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Thread: ♥ Tip on Cutting Strips of Fabrics by Judy Martin, Quilt Author

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    Thanks, Crafty- Judy M is one of my favorites!!

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    Sounds good to me, especially if I ever try one of her gorgeous Log Cabin quilts.

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    Hum ! time to re think me thinks

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    This couldn't have come at a better time. I'm getting ready to do a Strip-Smart Quilt from the book by Kathy Brown. It's a surprise wedding gift for my daughter for Christmas. They gave me a 6 day notice about the wedding so I didn't have time to come up with anything. But I think I've got it now. I was worried about the strips being straight and this method may just work! Thanks Craftybear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clynns
    This couldn't have come at a better time. I'm getting ready to do a Strip-Smart Quilt from the book by Kathy Brown. It's a surprise wedding gift for my daughter for Christmas. They gave me a 6 day notice about the wedding so I didn't have time to come up with anything. But I think I've got it now. I was worried about the strips being straight and this method may just work! Thanks Craftybear!

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    thanks. bookmarked to check out later!!!

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    Thank you

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    Thanks Craftybear!
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    That was a good site to explore

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    Thanks, craftybear. I have used this theory but only on borders. So, why not on short strips too. Makes sense.

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    She makes a very, very good case for cutting lengthwise.

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    Great information. Thank you!

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    That makes perfect sense to me. Thanks, Karen.

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    thank you crafty for the info

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    I mainly do log cabin variations and I always cut my strips on the lengthwise grain. It makes for much more stable blocks when it comes to joining and layering. I think perhaps it's a hang-over from my dressmaking days, but it works!

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    Thank you for the site and the tips.

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    Thanks for the link.

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    I always cut strips lengthwise, especially when sewing them together. Strips cut on lengthwise grain are unfriendly, they won't wave at me when sewn. LOL

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    Interesting. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I always cut strips lengthwise, especially when sewing them together. Strips cut on lengthwise grain are unfriendly, they won't wave at me when sewn. LOL
    I don't think this is quite what you meant to say?!! Or, have I misunderstood you?

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    Nice tip, think I'll give it a try. Thanks.

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