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18' squares

Posted by stitcheasy2003 (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 14, 10 at 6:52

Hello
I am going to make a bag that says to cut out 4 -18" squares. My question is: How do you cut out your squares? Thank you B.


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RE: 18' squares

Do you mean to make them square? I have a dressmaker's L-square that I use for making right angles. You might also make a template out of paper or cardboard & trace around that.

If the fabric is a plain weave, you can also tear the squares, rather than cutting - however, I was taught that some fabrics tend to pucker if stitched on truly straight grain & it's sometimes better to skew seam lines off-grain just a bit.

HTH


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