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Posted on: 10/7/10 4:01 PM
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If you have a narrow cutting table and your wide fabric flops over the edges, it can sometimes be a challenge to get your pattern pieces on the grain across the width of the fabric. Further complicating things, I measure from the fold rather than the selvage, since the selvage is often uneven, especially with knits. The solution to using the full width of your fabric is to line up a large pattern piece with a marked grain line with the fold, pin it in place, then shift your fabric carefully over and line up the grain line of other pattern pieces with the grain line of the first pattern piece. If your first pattern piece lies on the fold, simply mark a grain line parallel to the fold line, and far enough in that you can reach it with your ruler.

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tatica said... (10/8/10 5:56 PM) Reply
Good tip!
Enid E said... (10/7/10 11:05 PM) Reply
Oops, double post..
Enid E said... (10/7/10 11:05 PM) Reply
Thanks, for a great tip!
Teeavilnor said... (10/7/10 5:41 PM) Reply
I have been doing this, but didn't think anyone else did..
 
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