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Old 09-16-2011, 09:48 AM
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Somehow instead of cutting the material across the grain I cut it on the up and down grain. I'm making half square triangles and they went together fine. I have 1/2 of them done. Should I keep cutting the way I started or cut from selvage to selvage like I should have. Will this affect anything once I put the quilt together. Guess I was in too much of a hurry.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:49 AM
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I'm no expert, but I would think if you cut them square that two of the sides would be on the cross grain?
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:59 AM
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It doesn't really matter which direction you cut them first.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
It doesn't really matter which direction you cut them first.
My thoughts exactly :thumbup:
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:08 AM
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I do this all the time. I never pay attention to which way I am cutting.
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Originally Posted by Quilt-Till-U-Wilt
Somehow instead of cutting the material across the grain I cut it on the up and down grain. I'm making half square triangles and they went together fine. I have 1/2 of them done. Should I keep cutting the way I started or cut from selvage to selvage like I should have. Will this affect anything once I put the quilt together. Guess I was in too much of a hurry.
It doesn't matter across or by length...what would matter would be diagonal, which would give you all bias pieces...not good!!
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Thank you. You're all the greatest. I panicked for a minute.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:10 AM
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Agreed -- it really does not matter which grain line you cut them on initially. If you cut them on one grain line, then one side will be on the straight of grain and the adjacent (connected) side will be on the cross grain. Your bias will still be the same.

I start my cuts on the lengthwise grain frequently since that way I can keep my longest pieces intact for borders.

Don't worry -- no problems there. Keep going.
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I agree!
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Somehow instead of cutting the material across the grain I cut it on the up and down grain. I'm making half square triangles and they went together fine. I have 1/2 of them done. Should I keep cutting the way I started or cut from selvage to selvage like I should have. Will this affect anything once I put the quilt together. Guess I was in too much of a hurry.
It doesn't matter across or by length...what would matter would be diagonal, which would give you all bias pieces...not good!!
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Same here
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Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
It doesn't really matter which direction you cut them first.
My thoughts exactly :thumbup:
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