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Calling all seamstresses and all that sew!

Posted by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:20 AM
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I got some material but there's not one single side that is a flat edge. All of it is wavy (driving me MAD!) Whats the best way to go about getting a straight cut???

by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:20 AM
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MumsTheWord571
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Depends on the fabric. What kind is it? Is it stretchy?
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rosemagic01
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Minky and the other is fleece

Quoting MumsTheWord571:

Depends on the fabric. What kind is it? Is it stretchy?


MumsTheWord571
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Can you upload a pic?
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rosemagic01
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Not in a way that I could show its only off a little but every side is off a little so there's no 'square' to cut off of to start does that make sense?

Quoting MumsTheWord571:

Can you upload a pic?


MumsTheWord571
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:37 AM
So really the fabric is a bit wonky on all sides? What are you trying to make?


Quoting rosemagic01:

Not in a way that I could show its only off a little but every side is off a little so there's no 'square' to cut off of to start does that make sense?

Quoting MumsTheWord571:

Can you upload a pic?



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rosemagic01
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Yes. A pouch for my glider.

Quoting MumsTheWord571:

So really the fabric is a bit wonky on all sides? What are you trying to make?


Quoting rosemagic01:

Not in a way that I could show its only off a little but every side is off a little so there's no 'square' to cut off of to start does that make sense?

Quoting MumsTheWord571:

Can you upload a pic?




ilovecandy
by Ruby Member on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:50 AM

i use pins. lots of them. when i sew quilted blankets and such i have to sit down, fold in my fabric and pin it so i dont just use my fingers as the placement and then follow the heads of the pin when i sew. makes a straight line every time. not sure if you have done this or not

MumsTheWord571
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:54 AM
I do this or cut out of the center instead (if possible) wastes some fabric sometimes.


Quoting ilovecandy:

i use pins. lots of them. when i sew quilted blankets and such i have to sit down, fold in my fabric and pin it so i dont just use my fingers as the placement and then follow the heads of the pin when i sew. makes a straight line every time. not sure if you have done this or not


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ilovecandy
by Ruby Member on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:55 AM

ive had to make cuts as well. drives me willy but sometimes it has to be done

Quoting MumsTheWord571:

I do this or cut out of the center instead (if possible) wastes some fabric sometimes.


Quoting ilovecandy:

i use pins. lots of them. when i sew quilted blankets and such i have to sit down, fold in my fabric and pin it so i dont just use my fingers as the placement and then follow the heads of the pin when i sew. makes a straight line every time. not sure if you have done this or not



rosemagic01
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:31 AM

Definitely not. I only started sewing about 3 weeks ago? LOL. 

Quoting ilovecandy:

i use pins. lots of them. when i sew quilted blankets and such i have to sit down, fold in my fabric and pin it so i dont just use my fingers as the placement and then follow the heads of the pin when i sew. makes a straight line every time. not sure if you have done this or not


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