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Old 05-02-2012, 05:23 PM
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When snipping the frayed and tangled threads, from a newly washed and dried length of black Kona cotton, always unfold the fabric, before snipping. Just saying. . . .
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:40 PM
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LOL, did you just cut a chunk out of your fabric? Or maybe cut yourself?
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:43 PM
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Oh no!

I bring my little scissors into the laundry room and snip the frays after the wash and before the dry.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by barny View Post
LOL, did you just cut a chunk out of your fabric? Or maybe cut yourself?
Just a little snippet, near the middle of the yardage, about the size of a pin head. Luckily, it only got one layer . . . and the fabric will be used mostly for sashing. It was one of those slow-motion-type moments, as the tip of the scissors closed on the fabric. LOL
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:51 PM
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ohhhhhhhhhhhhh I hate when that happens........
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Originally Posted by bluteddi View Post
ohhhhhhhhhhhhh I hate when that happens........
I second that!!!!!!!
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
Oh no!

I bring my little scissors into the laundry room and snip the frays after the wash and before the dry.
I usually do the same, in order to untangle the fabric. Lucky me - this piece didn't tangle, so didn't get snipped until later. Lesson learned! LOL
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yikes.....just put a sticky note on it and you will be fine!
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
yikes.....just put a sticky note on it and you will be fine!
I put a safety pin, over the hole, before folding the fabric (with pin side up). Probably need to put sticky note warnings, on all sharp objects! Between stabbing myself with pins (smoothing fabric that's already been pinned) and mishaps with scissors . . . . Well, it's like that Catherine Aird quotation, 'If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.' LOL
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Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
Just a little snippet, near the middle of the yardage, about the size of a pin head. Luckily, it only got one layer . . . and the fabric will be used mostly for sashing. It was one of those slow-motion-type moments, as the tip of the scissors closed on the fabric. LOL
Be glad it was "just" fabric... I did that was a completed quilt! There was a little thread sticking out from some applique, I snipped & voila! A hole in a quilt that was about 2 hours away from being presented at a baby shower! Luckily it was a quilt with flower blocks & believe it or not, I had one of those little pre-made appliques of a bumblebee, so I slapped it on there. Whew!
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