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Thread: Understanding terminology.

  1. #1

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    Oct 2008

    First off, I am very new here, and even newer to quilting.... My mother however is a quilter from wayyyy back.

    I have gotten it into my head (I don't know where from!!) to make my Mum a quilted wall haning for Christmas. I know she would be SO excited to see something that I have started and finished without having her finish it off for me.

    Anyway, I am going great, I have got all my fabric assembled (washed dryed and ironed) but my instructions tell me to ;~

    Cut one 1 1/2inch strip and crosscut two 1 1/2 x 10 inch strip and two 1 1/2 x 11 inch strips. (all of this is from 1/8 of a yard of fabric)

    Can anyone help me with understanding what this means????

    Thank you so much

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    Super Member ScubaK's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    South Puget Sound, Wa. State
    I think it means this:
    Fold fabric selvage to selvage (the edges that have white or writing on them, or seem to be bound)
    Then cut out your strip.
    From the strip; sub-cut the other strips.
    Hope this help and some of the more experianced here can help.

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    Camarillo, California
    Welcome Nicole from Southern California. Hopefully you understood what Ko24 said! Have fun making your wall hanging. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask, there are lots of people here that would love to help you

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    Oct 2008
    Thanks, I am so excited about doing this hanging that I have also decided to do a Christmas rag quilt for my MIL.

    I am sure I will be back if I have any more problems.

    Thanks again

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    Super Member Mplsgirl's Avatar
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    Aug 2008
    The Villages, FL
    Welcome from Illinois! A rag quilt is a fun way to start - lots of margin for error. You will have lots of help from the people on this board.

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    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
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    May 2008
    Welcome Nickers, please post pics when you are done, and progress pics too, we'd love to see them.

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