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    Oceangirl

    Hi from the warm sunny shores of NC. New to quilting. Looking for someone to guide me in cutting out squares from fabric. I do have experience in sewing and you have to lay out pattern pieces for clothing a certain direction based on selvedge. Does that come into consideration when cutting out squares or other shapes? I am trying my hand using a panel to create an attic window quilted wallhanging. I have already cut up my panel and now need to cut the light and dark pieces which will create the window panel affect. So i am wondering if i need to cut those pieces from my yard of fabric in anycertain way with regard to selvedge. Thanks.

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    Hello and Welcome from Trenton, Ontario , Canada. I think if you haven't seen Jenny's video, this will be a great guide .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-vzI0Jp3ak

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      Yes I have viewed her video and it did list the quantity of fabric but did not seem to mention if it mattered how you cut out the pieces. I will give it another look. Thanks.

    #3
    Welcome from TX, I lived in NC ...it was fantastic ...one of my favorite places to live. I only left due my ex being military.

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      #4
      Welcome from BC, Canada! Lots of experienced quilters to help you here.
      Rainy days are for quilting. Thank goodness I live in a rainforest! 😁

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        #5
        Welcome from Tennessee. Most pieces are cut width of fabric and then subcut to appropriate size. Unless you have directional fabric you don’t worry about the selvage in quilting

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          Ok thanks.

        #6
        Welcome from Indiana. Lots of knowledge and help are available here.

        Rob
        There's nothing more directly linked to who we are than the fabric that we make.
        --Ken Burns

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          #7
          Welcome from a former Tarheel.
          Katrina
          “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” Maya Angelou

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            #8
            Welcome to the forum from So. Calif.

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              #9
              Welcome from Colorado. Hope you enjoy the interaction here.

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                #10
                Welcome. I've never found a difference regarding lengthwise or crosswise straight of grain. Most times I cut across my width of fabric. Occassionally, I have seen folks recommend cutting borders on the lengthwise grain since it has less stretch than crosswise.

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                  #11
                  Thanks Karen C for info.

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                    #12
                    Usually no it doesn't matter with squares. if in doubt, starch your fabrics before cutting. That always helps anyway. Welcome!!!😁

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                      #13
                      Welcome from Texas! So glad you joined us & you will find lots of help here. Looks like you already have your question answered. Have fun with your new (addicting) quilting hobby.

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                        #14
                        Welcome from the Mile High City.

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                          #15
                          Welcome to the forum the suburbs of Ottawa's capital. It should not make a difference, but usually cut the fabric selvedge to selvedge to save fabric.

                          Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

                          Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

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