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Old 05-04-2021, 08:56 AM
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Is so funny, this weekend I bought two fat quarters. One was "standard" that is with the selvedge. The other had the selvedges cut off, of course it was fabric I wanted to know more about! Since I recognize and follow fabrics around, I know some of the fabrics in fat quarters were from name brands a year or two before and those will often be deliberately cut off.

Hint: Typically the fat quarters sold rolled up at Joann are a higher quality than the flat folded craft fabric often found in the seasonally/color rotating ones. Likewise, among the fat quarters and other precuts at Walmart, you can find some quality pieces of fabric. I think some of those, particularly by Wamsutta are left overs from commercial projects.
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Old 05-04-2021, 09:50 AM
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Good discussion! I have bought FQs before that did not have a selvedge on either side. I know sometimes FQs are also laser cut by the manufacturer from wider width fabrics (108" - 110") - this explains why some cuts of the same fabric may have a selvedge and some not.
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Old 05-04-2021, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by tlynnc View Post
By terminal end, I mean the part that is printed with the name and details of the printing for the fabric, which runs along the end.
Yes, this is the selvedge. You say you've worked with bolts of fabric before, I'm surprised you've never noticed the selveges. They're on nearly every bolt. See the pictures I attached for examples.

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I just don't see the point in bothering them over this issue since I got what I needed for the project. But I will say something if it happens again!
Please don't. There IS no issue; this is absolutely normal and typical. I don't understand what it is you'd like them to fix.
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Old 05-04-2021, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Iceblossom View Post
Likewise, among the fat quarters and other precuts at Walmart, you can find some quality pieces of fabric. I think some of those, particularly by Wamsutta are left overs from commercial projects.
I Am a fan of Walmart's solids. They have a Steel grey that is a great foundation color.
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Old 05-04-2021, 05:08 PM
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Will someone please enlighten Dunster and myself...what are terminal ends?
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Old 05-04-2021, 05:13 PM
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I think the original poster meant the salvage edges. new to quilting. I least that is my guess.
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Old 05-04-2021, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by stitch678 View Post
Will someone please enlighten Dunster and myself...what are terminal ends?
Post #28, she says selvedges.
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:11 PM
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[QUOTE=Peckish;8481258]You say you've worked with bolts of fabric before, I'm surprised you've never noticed the selveges.

Yes, I have bought hundreds of yards tricot that never had a selvedged edge but did have a single terminal end because that was how they marked the bolt.
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by stitch678 View Post
Will someone please enlighten Dunster and myself...what are terminal ends?
Terminal end is the end of the fabric when the manufacturer terminates the run of that particular piece of fabric.
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by sewingpup View Post
I think the original poster meant the salvage edges. new to quilting. I least that is my guess.
Yes, new to quilting. Thank you for understanding.
As I have said before, I am new to quilting but I am not new to sewing or fabric purchasing. My biggest challange has been keeping up with the jargon!
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