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Old 08-31-2010, 09:40 PM
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I hope my question here doesn't sound stupid.

How do you deal with projects which require you to make cuts of 44" strips? As fabric usually come in widths of 44/45", it's quite impossible to get an exact 44" if you cut away both selvages.

Hope to get some advice here. Thanks.
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:45 PM
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It is difficult, as some of the fabric is only 42" wide too, and some of the selvages are getting wider...

You may have to piece these together or cut the fabric on the length instead of across the width :D:D:D
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by amma
It is difficult, as some of the fabric is only 42" wide too, and some of the selvages are getting wider...

You may have to piece these together or cut the fabric on the length instead of across the width :D:D:D
Thanks! That's the problem with some quilt books. They don't give specific instructions. And it can be very daunting for inexperienced quilters like myself.
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:48 AM
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Repeat after me: There is no such thing as a stupid question!!! :D:D
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
Repeat after me: There is no such thing as a stupid question!!! :D:D
Amen, How can you learn if you don't ask questions? Not asking question is been stupid.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:11 AM
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I'm glad you asked. Not all fabric is 44 inches wide. I think it was a good question.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:47 PM
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Thanks ladies! Now I can go ahead to shoot all questions which I find "stupid"! :-P
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