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Old 02-17-2013, 04:01 PM
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Question Cutting flannel

I'm getting ready to cut my flannel for the next project. This is really pretty stuff and since I've never cut flannel, I would appreciate any suggestions, tips, or tricks. Yes, it's been washed and pre-shrunk!

Thanks in advance

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Old 02-17-2013, 04:08 PM
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I starch flannel heavily before cutting. Makes it very stable both for cutting and piecing (doesn't wriggle around!).
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:29 PM
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be sure you have a new blade in your cutter
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:35 PM
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new blade, no more than 2 layers at a time- some people starch their flannels- i seldom do unless they are lightweight-loosely woven- if they are nice (meaty) double sided flannels i generally don't starch. just a nice new sharp blade, & hold the rulers securely- go slow, measure twice-cut once
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:28 AM
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some folks say that giving flannel a 1/2" seam allowance would cut down on the fraying, and after piecing it should be quilted and not tied. i read that recently on this forum.
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