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    Default Do Batiks have selvedges?

    I just opened my first Batik Jelly Roll. The strips do not appear to have selvedges. Is this true? Nothing to cut off? (sorry if this is a stupid question.)


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    Default Re: Do Batiks have selvedges?

    I have never seen a jelly roll of any type of fabric include the selvages. Have you come across that before?



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    Default Re: Do Batiks have selvedges?

    No I haven't. This might be the first Jelly Roll I've opened. Good to know. Thank you.


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    Default Re: Do Batiks have selvedges?

    The ends of the jelly roll strips are usually selvedge. Batiks have selvedges but they often aren't as wide and obvious as other fabrics.
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    Default Re: Do Batiks have selvedges?

    There should be selvedge. Batiks usually have colour to the edge, so not as tightly woven as regular cottons.

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    Default Re: Do Batiks have selvedges?

    Oh, your talking about the ends lol



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    Default Re: Do Batiks have selvedges?

    I swear almost all my JR have a selvedge on the narrow end even batiks. Don't make me go look tho, my box of opened JR looks like the aftermath of a tornado.

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    Default Re: Do Batiks have selvedges?

    There are some batiks, even in yardage, that I have a hard time figuring out where the selvage is.
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    Default Re: Do Batiks have selvedges?

    I agree that if you REALLY look you see that batiks have selvages, but they are so subtle that I usually just take into account that I will be using a 1/4 inch seem and really won't notice it. Therefore, I rarely cut them off, unless it is when I am squaring the fabric up.
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    Default Re: Do Batiks have selvedges?

    My eyes aren't sharp enough to see a difference and I can't feel a difference in the weave. I guess I will just play it safe and trim the ends. Thank you everyone.


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