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    When your cutting your fabric's, do you cut the selvage off, BEFORE you cut???
    Just wondering...
    Thanks.

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    I cut my strips, then cut off selvedges as I cut pieces for my blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I cut my strips, then cut off selvedges as I cut pieces for my blocks.
    I do it the same way....
    sass

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I cut my strips, then cut off selvedges as I cut pieces for my blocks.
    I do, too. That way the fabric that is not used doesn't fray on one or two sides. There is also the color matching dots and the name of the fabric and manufacturer on the selvage if you need it for future reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I cut my strips, then cut off selvedges as I cut pieces for my blocks.
    Ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I cut my strips, then cut off selvedges as I cut pieces for my blocks.
    Ditto
    Me too.

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    yes, I remove the selvages to WASH my fabric first!

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    if I really like the fabric I will cut off the salvage first so I have a small sample with the mfg name and pattern name for future reference

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    ditto to all the above. cut off later

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    Same here.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I cut my strips, then cut off selvedges as I cut pieces for my blocks.

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    depends...If it's a fat quarter I cut off the selvedge if it's a large yardage I cut it off as I go.

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    No, I leave the salvage on and cut it off when I am ready to use the piece.

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    I always cut the salvege off first before I start cutting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    yes, I remove the selvages to WASH my fabric first!
    WHY? Can you explain to me why you cut off the selvage THEN wash? I can only imagine the mess of strings after the washer and dryer! I would get frusterated and toss the whole mess in the trash like I do an old gagged dog towel!

    To answer the op question...I cut then off after strips have been cut but before subcuts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterjody
    depends...If it's a fat quarter I cut off the selvedge if it's a large yardage I cut it off as I go.
    Ditto me to :D

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    I cut as I go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I cut my strips, then cut off selvedges as I cut pieces for my blocks.
    ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I cut my strips, then cut off selvedges as I cut pieces for my blocks.
    ditto
    I see your ditto and X2 it. Any new antes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    No, I leave the salvage on and cut it off when I am ready to use the piece.
    Me too. I can find the up/down grain line that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    No, I leave the salvage on and cut it off when I am ready to use the piece.
    Me too.

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    The very first class I took, the instructor said to cut the selvages before cutting, so they are not measured into the strips or cuts of fabric.

    So I just wondered if anyone else had heard that..

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    I cut the selvage off along with 1 to 2" and make selvage scrappy quilts with them. My sister saves her selvages for me. They make good durable quilts for camping and kids. Selvages are tight weave and can handle loads of washing.

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    my personal rule is "don't cut until you need to"

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoundRobinP
    When your cutting your fabric's, do you cut the selvage off, BEFORE you cut???
    Just wondering...
    Thanks.
    I do the same as most - cut the selvage off after I start piecing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuusistoquilter
    I cut the selvage off along with 1 to 2" and make selvage scrappy quilts with them. My sister saves her selvages for me. They make good durable quilts for camping and kids. Selvages are tight weave and can handle loads of washing.
    What an awesome idea, I hated just tossing them.. I usually kept them until I was done with the quilt. Once I used them to make a label on the back..

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