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Old 09-16-2012, 06:22 PM
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I have this pattern idont understand, whats the differance between crosscut and recut, one time its telling me to crosscut a strip and then it tells me to recut a strip .would like to know if the two are the same both of these is in the same pattern,,thanks
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:25 PM
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A pic would help.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:30 PM
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From the description that you give, it would seem that you make a cut and then that cut gets re-cut into smaller sizes??? Hope this makes senses after reading your pattern. Good luck!
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:33 PM
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Usually to crosscut a strip means to cut from one selvedge to the other -- a crossgrain cut.

Usually recut means to take one of the crosscut strips and sub-divide it.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:37 PM
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I read it as cross cut = cut a long (42" for example) strip into two 21" strips; or into more than two or three strips from the first long strip.

Recut would = where you perhaps sew two strips together on the long sides and then cut them into smaller segments such as you'd do to make parts for a 4-patch.

These are instructions likely found in the making of blocks by speed or strip piecing, not template piecing.

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