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Is it just me or does anyone else get aggrevated....

Is it just me or does anyone else get aggrevated....

Old 09-02-2010, 06:22 PM
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when the folks at LQS don't bother to cut fabric that has a very clear straight line pattern to it along that line? I've been working with the Boy Scout line of fabric and I do acknowledge that several pieces of the material were all wonky on the bolt which means I'm having to block each piece to get the pattern lines straight. But on at least 2 pieces I got locally I lost 3 - 4 inches of length due to the way it was cut. So, is it just me or do you think fabric should be cut along pattern lines when it's very obvious? Oh, and another thing - not even a 1/4 inch extra over the yard I asked for!!
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:29 PM
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i agree with you 100%. I find it very aggravating when I get home and the fabric has been cut wonky.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:31 PM
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That is so frustrating. You would think they know better.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:33 PM
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Yeah,irritating. I was in a shop a while back, got 4 yds. Obviously, the bolt had been cut wonky. The clerk laid it straight on the table, needed to cut almost 3 inches off to make a straight cut. I told her If she just measured from the straight, she didn't need to cut off the wonky part. "OH, no, no way, I couldn't do that." So she cut it, then THREW THE WONKY PART IN THE TRASH!!
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:35 PM
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there is a lady at joanns I will wait till someone else is free she is notorious for not cutting staring and tearing the fabric! Cannot stand it just waist.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:43 PM
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There are a couple here that will do this, and it always frustrates me. (JoAnn's is the worst) The LQS that is the closest to me also measures to the exact inch-no 1/4" extra. They do use a ruler and rotary cutter, so it is straight.

I will also give credit where credit is due. Our local Hancock Fabrics always cuts on that line. You always know you will get the pattern line cut straight. I always watch though because everyone can make a mistake.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:48 PM
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The associates that cut the fabrics at the WalMarts I shop at have ALWAYS cut along a pattern/design line (single layer).

Hmmm - And I have had a clerk at a LQS not be aware of a design line and cut it wonky.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:07 PM
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I haven't had that problem at my LQS, but I often have had that problem with fabric I've bought at shows. Most vendors cut off whatever yardage I want with a rotary cutter or scissors, but they're in a hurry due to the lines, which I suppose is understandable.

Then there are those who take a snip and tear the fabric, leaving a ravelly edge. You know who you are. grrrrr

I bought a couple of pieces last week at my LQS which had a definite repeat and the employee took minute pains to cut it exactly evenly. Good people there.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:19 PM
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I tell 'em! Please cut along the lines so I can use it all. Some of them don't seem to like it a lot but better them mad than me! I make sure they cut only one layer and if they say they can't do it I'll ask to speak to a manager. I'm fanatic about it.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:47 PM
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Me too... Have seen 2 inches removed rather than given to customer, what a waste, and I know many use tearing as a way to cut fabric, but don't care for it. :)
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