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Thread: queston about using sheets

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    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
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    Do you cut off the top of the sheets that you use for backing or just remove the thread and iron it out? I don't know what you would call it, a header maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagarBeez
    Do you cut off the top of the sheets that you use for backing or just remove the thread and iron it out? I don't know what you would call it, a header maybe?
    I have undone the seam before now, it depends if I needed the extra few inches.

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    I usually rip off the hems and sides. I know this seems wasteful but if they are torn they are squared-up. So many times I've found that the sheets are not squared or one side may be longer than the other.

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    I take em off to square them up,and then use the scraps in my string quilts.
    Rae

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    I leave them on as I hate wasting fabric and sometimes really need those few extra inches. Any extra fabric is used to make matching pillowcases.

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    It all depends if I need the inches. If I need it, I'll unpick the hems. If I don't, off they come.

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    Try if using, to take if off by unraveling stitches, pressing them, then launder to see if the holes will go away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryStoaks
    I usually rip off the hems and sides. I know this seems wasteful but if they are torn they are squared-up. So many times I've found that the sheets are not squared or one side may be longer than the other.
    Me too. Really makes it easier.

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    I unstitched once and used that part of a sheet to make pillow cases. The stitch line never went away; the holes are still there. So, now, I don't think I would use it unless I absolutely needed it,

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