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Old 04-28-2021, 04:21 AM
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I am confused about the term "terminal end" too. It is not the selvage edge right? I know on occasion, I will buy the end of the bolt and that fabric at the end can be pretty wrinkled and not straight. Is that what you are talking about?
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Old 04-28-2021, 04:22 AM
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We are all so different, I love getting the selvedge ends for a number of reasons and I am annoyed when they are cut off! I like knowing the direction of the grain, I love any pre-printed info, and sometimes use a sharpie to write other info in the selvedge myself.

Now, I do throw tantrums when I can't get 40" of usable fabric out of a full width. I found out way back around Y2K when I did a lot of 10" square swapping that you can't even depend on that, some manufacturers particularly had huge advertisements of their brand woven into the yardage.

So short yardage, yeah that bothers me and I can understand your concern.

PS: I was also confused if we were talking selvedges or the wrinkled up diagonal junk at the end of the bolt.
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Old 04-28-2021, 04:31 AM
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OK, I will ask again. What is a terminal end?
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Old 04-28-2021, 04:31 AM
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I never have gotten fat quarters that don't have a selvage edge. Some have the side of the bolt that has the printing on it but some just have the plan selvage. I generally cut off both kinds of selvage but will cut off a bit more of the printed selvages if I can as I got a big box of them as "someday" I am going to do a selvage project. From the looks of my box, maybe it will be a queen sized quilt! Now that will use up a lot of thread.
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Old 04-28-2021, 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
Please double-check your order. Every time I've ordered from CT and get "terminal ends", they ALWAYS give me more fabric than I had ordered. They are generous and reputable, and I'd hate for your complaint to make others shy away from buying from them.

This is true when I get a weird cut or piece from CT. I always get more fabric. I don't get upset about seeing bad cuts anymore I know they are extra. If not, call them. CT has excellent customer service.
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Old 04-28-2021, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Homespun View Post
OK, I will ask again. What is a terminal end?
I'd like to know what this is, too.

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Old 04-28-2021, 05:10 AM
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Could you explain what "terminal ends" are? I thought all fat quarters were cut the same way with one selvedge edge. Thanks for enlightening me!
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Old 04-28-2021, 08:46 AM
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Also wondering about 'terminal end.' I wouldn't want a fat quarter without a selvage edge, but I guess we're talking about something else.
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Old 04-28-2021, 10:19 AM
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It's not just a selvage end, it's a inch or more of really weird woven fabric that is the end of the yardage run. At least that is what I was told it was when I asked Connecting Threads rep one time.
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Old 04-28-2021, 11:31 AM
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As other's have said call the company. Be sure you have your order number and packing sheet available.
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