Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Cutting fabric
>

Cutting fabric

Cutting fabric

Old 08-30-2007, 08:41 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 358
Default

I would love to know how to cut so that my fabric is straight and not curved. Can anyone please tell me what it is that I am doing wrong thats making the fabric curved after cutting? Thanks!.

Stacy
NewsletterBot is offline  
Old 08-31-2007, 01:50 AM
  #2  
joy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: new zealand
Posts: 769
Default

I have done that too when I first started.... when you buy your material it is folded in half... well fold it in half again... see that the ruler's short edge is going along the fold exactly.... then cut the edge to the right of that to get a straight line.... turn your board around without moving your fabric, then measure the width you need on the material with your ruler and cut the length you need.... I hope that makes sense.... maybe someone else can help too...... when measuring and cutting there are two straight edges that need to be exactly straight.... both of them... then there are no elbows.... good luck !!!
joy is offline  
Old 08-31-2007, 02:30 AM
  #3  
Community Manager
 
PatriceJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Southeast Georgia, USA
Posts: 8,798
Default

sometimes the fabric hasn't folded evenly around the bolt, either. to be reeeeeeellly safe, iron it flat, then fold it yourself. or cut it in half lengthwise so you're only folding once.
PatriceJ is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
nursie76
Main
183
01-30-2011 05:18 PM
Momsmurf
Main
5
01-18-2011 08:34 PM
Bobby
Main
2
09-22-2010 02:33 PM
sewhappy30
Main
67
08-29-2010 02:17 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.