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    Shiny Thimble

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    I have a question. I have been making quilt blocks for several years. I have a major problem trying to figure out a way to handle new fabric to get it cut to get my points to match. How do you all handle 4 or 5 yards of fabric? Is there a way to get it down to a smaller piece where I can cut 2 pieces of it to make say 1/2 square triangles in stead of making 2 different cuts? I end up with a large pile of of fabric that I need to refold. Can someone put up a tutorial on cutting?

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    Missouri Star

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    I just cut off a yard and fold the rest out of the way.

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    If I am working from a bigger piece of yardage, I just cut of 1/4 yard or 1/2 yard whatever I think is enough for what I am doing and work with that smaller piece. Put the bigger yardage away for next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shirleyknot View Post
    I just cut off a yard and fold the rest out of the way.
    Ditto! Much easier to handle.

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    Shiny Thimble

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    OMG Thank you. I was afraid my post wold confuse everyone. Throwing a 4 or 5 yard piece onto the cutting mat I think is causing my cutting to mess up everything Thank you again

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    I fold a large piece of yardage lengthwise twice (or once again, as it's already folded once), then accordian fold it up to the point I want to square up and start cutting strips. That way I don't have to cut off a whole hunk first then maybe have a part I can't use
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    When I get a long length of fabric I fold it as though it was still on the bolt then fold it in the middle for more compact storage. When I need a piece, I can unroll the length I need and cut.
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    Anything over a yard goes on a bolt in my house. The stores and shops will give you their empty ones and they store quite nicely on my bookshelf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pharris123 View Post
    I fold a large piece of yardage lengthwise twice (or once again, as it's already folded once), then accordian fold it up to the point I want to square up and start cutting strips. That way I don't have to cut off a whole hunk first then maybe have a part I can't use
    This is what I do, too, with larger amounts of fabric.
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