Monday, November 19, 2018

Back to the blocks -

For my Jiffy Jelly™ Quilt - HERE -

I pulled out the second roll of strips -

As you can see - these strips are NOT "pinked" -

I have heard it said that Moda the fabric companies "pink" the edges to keep them from raveling - but that doesn't make sense to me - because - in my opinion - the "pinked" ones ravel more than the STRAIGHT cut ones do - and I have lost as much as 1/4" on some of those "pinked" points -

First of all -
If they wanted to prevent raveling - they could wrap them in cellophane like these - or "shrink wrap" them - they don't HAVE TO "pink" them -

Second of all -
IF preventing raveling was a valid reason - why do we quilters cut all of our seams STRAIGHT? Why don't we all put "pinking" blades in our rotary cutters and "pink" our cut pieces (strips/squares/rectangle/triangles) to prevent them from raveling? -

We don't because "pinking" might make sense in garment sewing where they want to "grade" the seams - but it makes no sense in quilting - since we use 1/4" seams - not 5/8" - and we don't "grade" them - ;))

BOB doesn't know for sure - but thinks it might have to with being able to cut more strips from a piece of yardage - if some of the strips "share" a 1/4" edge - they might be able to cut an extra strip or two per yard - and that converts to more $$$ - and we all know it's all about the $$$ - but then again - I could be wrong - LOL - ;))

Getting down off my soapbox for now -

As I promise NOT to buy ANYTHING with PINKED edges - EVER AGAIN -
After that last "Kaffe" layer cake with its "pinked" edges came up short -
If I want/need anything - I'll buy the ones with STRAIGHT cut edges - thankyouverymuch - ;))

Anyway -

After more chores preparing for company and Thanksgiving dinner -

I decided to pair up the second set of strips the same way I paired up the first set -

I think it will look more cohesive if some of them match -

We'll see how that works out - LOL - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Gene Black said...

Those pinked edges also leave "fabric dust" everywhere. Those tiny bits of thread are hard to get up - although a sticky lint roller helps a lot.

Unknown said...

I agree with you, I've always thought that it means that more strips can be cut so more money made, aren't we such cynics!!!

Linda Swanekamp said...

It is true, I heard it from Moda reps at Houston. I will not buy pinked edges again. I love the Kaffe fabric, but the jelly rolls were unreasonable in their pinking. Cut it straight.


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