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Matt Heyward
(OutandAbout) - F
Best way to cut 8d fabric? on 06/18/2012 17:14:10 MDT Print View

I'm in the middle of my first MYOG project and just assumed that the 8d would cut well with scissors, but that's not the case. What is the best way to cut that fabric clean?

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Best way to cut 8d fabric? on 06/18/2012 17:20:40 MDT Print View

I cut the 8D with scissors - no problem - what was your problem?

I got the Kelly Green, which I was initially skeptical of, but now am growing fond of.

Well, "fond of" is maybe too strong...

I see they have grey, tan, and black on order, which is probably better - titaniumgoat.com

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Best way to cut 8d fabric? on 06/18/2012 17:22:41 MDT Print View

You need proper scissors for that. Fairly heavy ones as the fabric is so thin.
But a Hot Knife on 3-ply gaianst a steel edge is often better to prevent serious fraying at the edges.

Cheers

Eric Lundquist
(cobberman) - F - M

Locale: Northern Colorado
Re: Re: Best way to cut 8d fabric? on 06/18/2012 17:37:33 MDT Print View

I bought some Titanium coated Fiskars scissors for my Kelly Green 8D. It cut well but I did get some minor fraying at the edge. A hot knife would be best and is how I would cut the material next time.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Best way to cut 8d fabric? on 06/18/2012 17:40:52 MDT Print View

Love my rotary cutter.

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Re: Best way to cut 8d fabric? on 06/18/2012 17:48:53 MDT Print View

Full size hard patterns or steel rule and wood burner (hot knife) we cut on melamene and after 6months it is showing minimal wear. Masonite or similar will work for the short term but don't burn your wife's kitchen table (again)

-Tim

Matt Heyward
(OutandAbout) - F
Thanks on 06/18/2012 20:08:03 MDT Print View

Thanks a lot guys, I ran out and got the titanium coated Fiskars and they worked perfect. Next thing will be learning to sew, and then hopefully this quilt will be finished Thursday.