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Old 06-27-2019, 12:40 PM
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I was wondering if people precut all the fabrics needed for a quilt or do you cut fabric one block at a time? I have done both and can't decide which way I prefer.

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Old 06-27-2019, 01:52 PM
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I always cut everything at once. So far, I haven’t come across a pattern mistake after cutting everything!
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Old 06-27-2019, 02:03 PM
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I have done both as as well but usually I cut everything first. An exception is if it's a challenging pattern or something I'm not sure of fabricwise, etc. I'll make one block to see if I want to continue.
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Most of the time, I make up my own patterns/designs as I go along. For that reason, I rarely cut everything at once.
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I always make a test block to check the pattern directions and colour placement. Then I usually break down the pattern into sections--cut enough for 10 or so blocks, make the blocks, then go back and cut for the next section. I find I do not get as bored with a pattern that way.
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Old 06-27-2019, 02:17 PM
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I always make a test block to check the pattern directions and colour placement. Then I usually break down the pattern into sections--cut enough for 10 or so blocks, make the blocks, then go back and cut for the next section. I find I do not get as bored with a pattern that way.
This is what I do too. I rarely cut the whole quilt at once. I find that things can change along the way :-)
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Old 06-27-2019, 02:24 PM
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I usually cut everything at once, at least for the blocks. The plan for sashing or borders might change before I'm done. If I'm using a pattern, I double check the directions first.
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Old 06-27-2019, 02:27 PM
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Depends
If it's complicated I make a sample, then cut them all.
If it's simple, I cut it all out.
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I like to change my tasks as not to overwork my muscles at one repetitive chore. So I cut a while, sew a while, iron a while etc.
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I cut everything needed at once except borders and sashings, I prefer my own methods for those. If I get a convoluted pattern (I’m amazed at how poorly written some patterns are), then I will make a few test blocks and adjust my piecing methods to suit my preferences.
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