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Old 08-14-2017, 09:29 AM
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The Thrift Shop does not want my home made , 100% cotton (quilt fabric) blouses. I want to cut them up into useable sizes, 2 and 5 inch squares. Should I cut them with the straight of grain or does it even matter on these small pieces?
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I would cut them on the straight. Otherwise you may have trouble getting them to behave.
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:35 AM
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i agree..................
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:38 AM
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Sorry that Thrift shops can be odd at times. have fun making more out of them.
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:41 AM
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I prefer straight of grain.

I will qualify that - I like the grain lines to run perpendicular to the sides of the block.

Some people say it does not matter.
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:47 AM
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thank you all for responding! I just got off the phone with a girl friend, she has offered to try to sell them at her garage sale! Yea! Maybe I'll make a few $ and cut up the ones that don't sell!
Straight of gain it is, thanks again, Cecelia
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:57 AM
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The Thrift Shop does not want my home made , 100% cotton (quilt fabric) blouses. I want to cut them up into useable sizes, 2 and 5 inch squares. Should I cut them with the straight of grain or does it even matter on these small pieces?
You might get ideas from Bonnie Hunter's website, Quiltville. Bonnie buys large sized and in good shape, men's shirts, then cuts the shirts into useable pieces. She has been interviewed about this and written up in different quilting magazines, also has written a few books on it.
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:10 AM
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I don't know how much money you'll get from selling them in a garage sale, in CA, I don't even bother with having clothes in a yard sale, can't even get .25 for them, so I either donate to our local Humane Society thrift store, or cut them up for quilts. Good luck either way.
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:46 AM
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I have some cutting up to do(larger size shirts) and I am going to cut some of the larger sections into strips and the smaller pieces into squares. Thought it was time to do something a little different and see what happens.
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Cecelia...just my 2 cents here. I have cut many cotton garments and find that 5 inch squares and 2 1/2 inch squares (not 2 inch as you mentioned) seem to be very convenient sizes to use in projects. (Don't know if you are a long time quilter, but remember you will lose 1/2 inch from each square of fabric when sewn into a quilt block). As I said...just my 2 cents...
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