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#1 of 6 Old 10-18-2006, 08:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
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HI,
I used a scissor to cut fleece fabric to make cloth diaper liners and they are coming out not straight and all wobbly. Without using rotary cutter, is there a way I can cut fleece straight?
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Do you have a healable cutting board? If so, you could stretch and pin it to that. Don't really know, though. I've only used the rotary.
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Are your scissors very sharp? That could make the cut less "wobbly."

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It may just be streching while you cut it, I would rinse or wash some that is cut and it may go back to the right shape.

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Are you just cutting freehand or cutting along a line?? The surest way is to use a ruler to draw lines with a soft pencil or a washable marker (or even permanent marker if the edges won't be showing), then cut along the lines. And, like a PP mentioned, the edges might look wobbly when you cut but that's usually because the fabric gets pulled when you're cutting, and they'll usually go back when washed.

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I cut my fleece along the fold of my table. We have one of those folding tables that folds down from the center. I mark my fleece at intervals and line it up along the fold. My scissors fit right along the fold and it helps me hold them steady with one hand while I hold the fabric with the other.

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