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Thread: help! Vintage stripe fabric how should i cut it ?

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    help! Vintage stripe fabric how should i cut it ?

    I have a piece of vintage stripe fabric i really want to use but the stripe is so far off grain how do i cut it on the grain or with the stripe. I really want the stripe but will it really mess me up to cut it off grain?

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    i would heavily starch it and cut with the stripes. after all, we sometimes work with bias in other patterns
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    Quote Originally Posted by annies-best View Post
    I have a piece of vintage stripe fabric i really want to use but the stripe is so far off grain how do i cut it on the grain or with the stripe. I really want the stripe but will it really mess me up to cut it off grain?
    What are you using it for? Most of the time in the overall look of a quilt it doesn't really matter. It doesn't have to exactly match. But construction wise, cutting something off grain or on the bias can be a pain.

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    I am with QuiltnNan, starch well and cut with the stripe. Sometimes it's more important to go with your vision of a design than perfect grain lines. You could also save that stripe for the edge and cut it on the bias for candy striped binding. I love candy stripe bindings! Good luck.

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    I have about 6 yards of it so it will go in to several projects right now i want to showcase 2 little victorian girls I have not decided on attic windows or maybe a diamond log cabin I had to cut the squares of girls on the bias to get every motif i could get
    Last edited by annies-best; 02-20-2012 at 10:38 AM.

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