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Help with Shape Cut Pro~ Cuts/ strips are "bowed"

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tallfatblonde
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Help with Shape Cut Pro~ Cuts/ strips are "bowed"

Post by tallfatblonde » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:04 pm

I purchased the shape cut plus pro ruler. I used it for the first time and my 2 and 1/2 inch strips came out "bowed" (slight V in the center). I have only been sewing/ quilting for 3 months, so it is all very new to me.

auntjana
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Re: Help with Shape Cut Pro~ Cuts/ strips are "bowed"

Post by auntjana » Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:39 pm

It is from the folding of the fabric. You just need to make sure that the fabric is folded so that the selveges are parallel with each other. Most of the time, the fold from the store is not and needs to be pressed out and refolded. Then when you fold it in half again to cut your strips, the fold needs to be lined up straight on the selveges. That should help you v or as I call them, elbows.
Jana

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