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Thread: Help My first quilt

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    My 10th grade teacher told me there is never a stupid question...so here it is...is there a certain way your squares should be laid out and cut like when you lay out a pattern for a garment? and also put in your quilt? I hope this makes since not sure how to word this.

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    Super Member KathyAire's Avatar
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    If your squares are all the same size, you lay them out to appeal to your eye. Whatever looks good to you. Are you using a specific pattern?

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    Yes, cut them with the grain, avoid bias whenever possible.
    Many cut strips across the width of fabric, then cut their pieces from that, squares, triangles, etc... :D:D:D

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    Do you mean 'with the grain'? Clothing pattern pieces have an arrow printed on them and they tell you to lay the pieces out with the grain of the fabric.

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    I cut my strips across the width of fabric, then using this strip I cut each square which would make it the length of grain, just as in a clothing pattern. The only time I don't is if I am using up scraps or fussy cutting.

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