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Thread: Stash, how would you cut it.

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    There was a sale and I bought 10 yrds of about 5 or 6 different fabrics. Nothing really I would use as backing, would you suggest cutting it into fat quarters or by the yard. Its been washed just not ironed yet, that is like fighting a monkey in the bath.

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    I would cut it into yard cuts if you are sure you aren't going to use it for backing. It will be easier to iron and fold. And the pile will be bigger! It seems like I have more fabric.

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    I would keep it the way it is. You never know what you will need it for.

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    Agree - Don't cut it! You might end up wanting to fussy cut part of it, or need just that tad bit more than you cut it ... at least that's what would happen to me! :lol:

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    I wouldn't cut it yet, you never know, our tastes change.

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    I would leave it too...it may be the long border pieces you will be wanting sometime.:D:D:D

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    I wouldn't cut it either.

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    I wouldn't cut it either.

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    I wouldn't cut it either. :-D

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    no cutting allowed leave alone wash now and put away!!!!

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    I agree with the rest. Leave it as is. Just fold it nicely, never mind the ironing. You never know....you just might come across something where you just might use it as a backing

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    I love 2.5" strips. I have a zillion or so patterns (well, 30) for 2.5" strips so I'm getting ready to turn my stash into strips.

    So maybe if you can do something like that, where you know what general shapes you need, you can cut it up

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    And wouldn't it be great to use some of the longer pieces for borders for a quilt... borders that you may not have to piece!?

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    i wouldn't cut it either

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    I would leave it uncut, then if something comes up and need a yard or so, cut it then. I do this if needed, otherwise I have border fabric (3 yds or so) and backings (5 plus yards), ready when I want them.

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    Nope I wouldn't cut it either

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    I'm goin' with the crowd on this one...I don't cut it. I am however going to start cutting a strip from new yardage acquisitions...just a 2.5" or a 3"...then I won't need to deal with all that lovely stacked fabric (don't I wish) just to add a piece or two to a scrap project.

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    i would leave it as well, you never know when what you need of it until you use it,

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    I agree, Don't cut it yet :)

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    I'm with everyone else on this... Don't cut it.

    You might just need those extra inches.

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    Nope don't cut it. Like others have said you might use it for backing someday.

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    I agree-dont cut. You never know what might come along later. I would just wash,iron,fold and put away.

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    Wow, I guess the don't cut it wins.And yes these fabrics will more than likely be pieced into a block or used as borders. Thanks all, I knew you would come to the rescue :)

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    When I purchase larger pieces, I either write on the selvage (at the exposed cut end when folded) how many yards there are so that I don't have to remeasure later. Each time you cut a piece off correct the selvage note to indicate how much is left. I would not cut anything off untill needed. Don't worry about ironing for now - just fold nicely. :thumbup:

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    I like to purchase my fabric in nothing larger than a 2 yard cut, if I LOVE it I'll buy several cuts like that. It used to be that you didn't have any problems at the cutting table when you asked for 12 yds. in 2 yard cuts, but now they give you the 'stink eye' and tell you it's against policy, so, I get around it by acting like I changed my mind and wanted more of the fabric after they cut the others, I have to spend a little more time in the fabric store... but, that's not a bad thing...

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