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    Do you cut-off both selvedge edges?

    My mother-in-law says you only cut off the one with the printing of the fabric name and info. I thought you cut them both off. Can you tell me what to do? Thank you for your help.


    Jeannette

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    Re: Do you cut-off both selvedge edges?

    Both ////////When I was making clothing the selvage is tighter when you cut close to it. If that makes sense. Cutting them off it makes it all smooth and flat.
    Last edited by Hulamoon; July 25, 2016, 09:15 PM.
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      #3
      Re: Do you cut-off both selvedge edges?

      I cut both of them off. Or in the case of a jelly roll I use the salvage as my starter piece. Today I was making Square in a square with a charm pack and a jelly roll, I use the salvage as my starter and then cut it off!
      Carrie



      I cut it twice and it was still too short!

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        #4
        Re: Do you cut-off both selvedge edges?

        Thank you for your help!


        Jeannette

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          #5
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          I cut both sides off because they are thicker than the rest of the material and sometimes they have tiny little holes in them.

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            #6
            Re: Do you cut-off both selvedge edges?

            If you look closely, many have little holes in them - even on the side that appears to have the print all the way to the edge. Cut off both. Even if there are no visable holes, that 1/4 or 1/2 inch will not benefit anything you're doing with it, and it could mess things up if placed in certain situations.
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              #7
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              Ditto...both edges should be removed.
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                #8
                Re: Do you cut-off both selvedge edges?

                A selvedge is a selvedge printed or not. Off with them both!! Good question by the way.
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                  #9
                  Re: Do you cut-off both selvedge edges?

                  Remove both as they will cause the fabric to pucker.

                  Hold up in front of you and align the selvages together until the fold is smooth. Cut the sides for an on-grain piece of fabric.

                  Then remove the selvages.
                  Last edited by SewingBuddy; July 26, 2016, 08:24 AM.

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                    #10
                    Re: Do you cut-off both selvedge edges?

                    I cut them both off and throw them in a jar. One day I'm going to make a selvedge quilt or something. The only time I don't cut them off is on my backing. When I have to piece the backing I line my presser foot up against the selvedge and do my seem.

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                      #11
                      Re: Do you cut-off both selvedge edges?

                      If you look closely most of the fabrics, if not all, have tiny holes along the selvage edge. Cut off both selvages and make sure you're also removing those pesky holes as you remove the selvages. Yesterday, I was adding borders to a quilt and missed some of those holes. Had to do that one over again.
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