Friday, August 13, 2010
The woman helping me unrolls the first bolt and asks how much I want, I respond 1/3 yard (my favorite size!). She goes about measuring it out and pulls out some scissors. She started to cut and before I knew it she had made her starting cut and then RIPPED the fabric. Now I am no novice to this technique, I use it on my vintage sheets all the time. But nice designer cottons? I was a little shocked! But I kept my cool and continued to watch the ripping. She was over-measuring to allow for the fraying, so I thought no biggie, I can live with that.
Then, we got to the Echnio print I picked out. I thought, well regular fabric, sure, but there is no way she's going to rip the $16.50/yd fabric. She did. I couldn't believe it! It literally made my skin crawl to watch.
So after this experience I have to know! How does your local quilt shop cut your yardage? Rotary? Scissors? Ripping? Is this much more common than I think?
How do you all feel about ripping?