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How do you square your fabric?

Old 01-17-2010, 03:44 PM
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Do you pull a thread or tear it? I pull threads, my friend who also quilts, tears her fabric.
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Old 01-17-2010, 04:08 PM
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If it is a big enough piece - I will tear it.
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:16 PM
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I have up to a two ft ruler that I use :D:D:D
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I use a ruler.
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:56 PM
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But using a ruler - how do you know you've got it straight with the grain? Or isn't that too important in quilting?
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:30 PM
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I use my ruler. As long as I have a 90 degree angle to the salvage edge it is OK.
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by littlehud
I use my ruler. As long as I have a 90 degree angle to the salvage edge it is OK.
Exactly what I was going to say!
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I do same at littlehud and lucy inthe sky.
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:16 PM
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When I made clothing, I always pulled a thread to straighten fabric. In quilting I usually use a ruler like others have said. The grain does not have to be as perfect in quilting, but should be in the general area.
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by littlehud
I use my ruler. As long as I have a 90 degree angle to the salvage edge it is OK.
That is what I do as well.
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