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Thread: Do You Have A Hard Time Cutting

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    some of your fabrics ?
    I look at how cute some of the fabrics are and I can't go in and cut the heads or bodies apart in the fabrics.
    Does this affect others also ?

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    I really don't have that problem. I do mostly scrap quilts and sometimes I'm sad when I use the last of a favorite fabric:)

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    Yes I have the half naked men fabric and it really hurts to cut them in half :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    Yes I have the half naked men fabric and it really hurts to cut them in half :)
    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    Yes I have the half naked men fabric and it really hurts to cut them in half :)
    LOL
    LOL X 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    Yes I have the half naked men fabric and it really hurts to cut them in half :)
    ROFLMBO !!

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    I don't like to cut up little bodies. But when I have fabric like that I try to use it in larger pieces to show it off better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylindy333
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    Yes I have the half naked men fabric and it really hurts to cut them in half :)
    LOL
    LOL X 2
    LOL X 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I really don't have that problem. I do mostly scrap quilts and sometimes I'm sad when I use the last of a favorite fabric:)
    Same problem for me! I have a fabric that I for years have put a piece in each scrap quilt that I make...I have very little left and it will be a sad day when I use the last bit.

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    Nope not me! I get great joy out of cutting up fabric even if it has bodies on it.
    If you imagine the body as being someone you really can't stand then you shouldnt have any problems. LOL!!

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    i have a lot of antique japanese and chinese textiles and i always hate cutting them up.

    i think it bothers me so much because it gets harder and harder to find the really antique pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Nope not me! I get great joy out of cutting up fabric even if it has bodies on it.
    If you imagine the body as being someone you really can't stand then you shouldnt have any problems. LOL!!
    but they are little kitties and turtles :(

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    nope, cutting is my FAVORITE part, then i KNOW it BELONGS to a specific project and it's not just staring back at me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylindy333
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    Yes I have the half naked men fabric and it really hurts to cut them in half :)
    LOL
    LOL X 2
    X3 ! hahahahahahahahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylindy333
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    Yes I have the half naked men fabric and it really hurts to cut them in half :)
    LOL
    LOL X 2
    X3 ! hahahahahahahahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Nope not me! I get great joy out of cutting up fabric even if it has bodies on it.
    If you imagine the body as being someone you really can't stand then you shouldnt have any problems. LOL!!
    but they are little kitties and turtles :(
    You're simply dividing the litter and giving them space to grow into beautiful individuals. Just because you can't see the "whole" body, doesn't make them any less beautiful on the inside :)

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    Dreamer, one time I bought these really cute gingerbread boys wax candles, the kind you put in a burner with a votive underneath. I told the seller they were too cute to burn and I was afraid they would start screaming for me to blow the votive out!! She thought it was so funny that she put it in her listing lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Dreamer, one time I bought these really cute gingerbread boys wax candles, the kind you put in a burner with a votive underneath. I told the seller they were too cute to burn and I was afraid they would start screaming for me to blow the votive out!! She thought it was so funny that she put it in her listing lol
    omgosh~~~I wouldn't want to light it ither.
    Burning gingerbread man :(

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    I did some fussy cutting today rather than multilate the characters. It won't take much of that to cure me. Too tedious.

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    Yes I have a great deal of trouble cuting up pancy fabric, I think I have some of every pancy i have ever seen and it sits in a basket in my sewing room like it is queen of the sewing room , knowing it will be a very long time before it sees the edge of the blade on my cutter. I just love this fabric. Cathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Nope not me! I get great joy out of cutting up fabric even if it has bodies on it.
    If you imagine the body as being someone you really can't stand then you shouldnt have any problems. LOL!!
    Unfortunately they haven't made a naked men fabric with the type of body that houses my one son-in-law - I would buy bolts of it and slash away to my heart's content!!!

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    lol! yes! there is even a pattern called "just can't cut it"!
    you can use those types of fabrics in large block quilts, like this one..

    these are large blocks!

    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projec...h-light_1.html

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    Yep, been there. Done that. Sometimes I just have to look away and cut!!

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    I have that problem. I simply put a grid and backing and a binding on some fall fabric because I could not bear to cut
    it. It's just so nice in one whole piece.

    I am also cutting out one right now that has a Charlie Brown
    Easter theme to it. I am cutting the blocks so that Lucy
    sitting in a whole bunch of eggs is complete on the block.
    I'm wasting a lot of fabric, but I think it would look really
    stupid with cutting bodies in half.

    If there's a way other than destroying a pattern, I will do it.
    Another suggestion is if you can't get around it, use the fabric
    as backing for the quilt. Then you don't have to cut anything.

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    Nope, I just cut away. I always think long and hard about the pattern I am going to use to compliment the fabric. But when I decide I have no problem slicing and dicing.

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