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Folding fabric for WOF cutting??

Old 03-02-2011, 01:46 PM
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Do you fold your fabric a second time for strips cut the width of the fabric? I saw a video earlier today on straightening fabric and the instructor folded the fabric twice before she cut it. I can see where this could be easier, but does it come out straight?

I am looking at the June Tailor ruler with the slots. If I could fold the fabric twice, I could buy the smaller one which is more readily available, and, of course, less expensive.
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:48 PM
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I always fold it twice, but you gotta make sure it is folded straight, or you WILL get the v in the middle.
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I do. But be very accurate at this point or cutting will be a nightmare.
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:52 PM
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I fold twice . It's just easier for me to cut.
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:55 PM
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I'm a chicken, I only fold once.
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Originally Posted by PegD
I always fold it twice, but you gotta make sure it is folded straight, or you WILL get the v in the middle.
I did this so many times before I got it right. :oops:
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I fold twice also. But I run the flat of my hand over the fabric near the fold several times to be sure that I don't feel any wrinkles. If I do, I refold. Love the June Taylor ruler for cutting strips!

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Old 03-02-2011, 02:45 PM
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Fold twice also, but follow the recommendations from the posters ahead of me.
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You could always cut it but not the folded edge. Open it up and finish your cut to avoid the dreaded V.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:21 PM
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I will have to be brave and try it, but not right now. I'm getting over that nasty stomach virus and am very dizzy. No sharp instruments today!
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