I have been on a quilt pinning obsession. I have so many quilts I want to make! I also load up carts all over the internet with fabulous fabrics and then walk away from them. The smart fabric shops keep your cart loaded for you for weeks on end…even when you try to forget about them, they are still there…waiting for you behind the scenes. Every once in a while, I’ll just go look at my carts and add and remove stuff. I guess it’s my version of window shopping!
I did finally use one of those quilt tutorials from Pinterest and made a quilt! I L.O.V.E. it, but you’re gonna have to wait to see the whole thing…I shipped it off to be quilted by The Back Porch Quilters today and I CAN’T WAIT to get it back!!
Anyway, as I was cutting the fabric for said quilt and I thought about how easy it would be to cut a quilt without really realizing how important it is to square up fabric! You really should be squaring up fabric for any project you do that requires a straight piece of fabric…especially if the fabric has a print. It really is simple to do and worth the effort once you do it.
For those of you that want to cut straight fabric…here goes…
That’s ok….we’re gonna fix it. Go back up to the selvedges and taking the bottom fabric and top fabric together, shift them in opposite directions, all the while watching the folded edge to become flat. In other words, it is most important for the folded edge to be straight along with keeping the selvedge edges even with each other.
Line up the top of your fabric along one of the lines of your cutting mat. Making sure all four edges are beyond your straight-edge, line up the cutting mark to the fabric and cut off the edges with a rotary cutter
How about you…do you make sure your fabric is always squared up? If there was anything unclear in this tutorial, please comment below!