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
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 - ;))
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 -
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.
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!!!
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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