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From: PaulineG
Date: 02-26-2007, 11:01 PM (1 of 2)
Went fossicking through some scrap fabric today because my dd wants to do some patchwork. Yay.

I rediscovered many lovely scraps that I could do things with except the bulk of the fabric is of course running in the wrong direction.

Other than patchwork and stripwork can you use fabric running in the wrong direction for anything much. Some of them I just can't bring myself to throw out. :nc:
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: DorothyL
Date: 02-27-2007, 07:46 AM (2 of 2)
You can use most fabrics for most patterns cutting across the grain. Make a straight line across the arrow grain line on your pattern pieces and lay them out that way.
I have one shirt that the back was cut across the grain and the front pieces, collar and facings were cut straight on the grain and it's fine -- I'm wearing it today.
Boarder prints usually have to be cut that way.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
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