Tips for Quilter's Sateen
Guide to Rulers | Rotary
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Technical Tips for
from RJR Fashion Fabrics
is a possibility that, after washing, cotton sateens
may lose some of their luster. To minimize the loss of
luster we recommend washing the fabric in a gentle
cycle using luke warm water and a phosphate free
detergent. If you wish to avoid a loss of luster, do
not was the sateen.
using a pencil on a sateen cloth, because of the weave
of the sateen, the pencil may be more difficult to
remove. To avoid any problems when using a pencil,
always mark lightly or just light enough for you or
the quilter to see. When using the felt tip washout
pens, carefully follow the instructions of the
avoid fraying, fabric pulls, and loose threads, cut
along the grain of the fabric.
encourage the use of 100% cotton quilting and sewing
thread when working with cotton sateens. Cotton
threads will help promote the longevity of the sateen.
create interesting surface effects with sateens,
change the grain of the fabric around when piecing.
For a more traditional look, use the grain of the
fabric in one direction.
Use rulers with a smooth
surface on the bottom. Press down on the ruler with your
fingers tips and not the palm of your hand. Rulers with
raised grids, grips or sandpaper on the bottom get in the
way when you are sub-cutting squares into triangles. We
recommend Rotary Rule, Rotary Mate, Big Mama or Big Daddy
rulers by Trudie Hughes.
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When rotary cutting quilt
always use the same rulers through out the quilt. Use the
lines on your ruler to measure your pieces and not the
lines on your rotary mat. Use the plain side of the mat to
cut on and you will find ruler lines easier to read and is
less confusing on your eyes.
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