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I'm trying to figure out what the best way to get a 2" wide strip of felt out of a piece of fabric is. I'd like to pad my pleats in the skirt I'm making, and it seems most cost effective to buy a piece of felt and cut it into a strip/strips. Does anyone have any good suggestions for how to go about that? Would the continuous bias strip method work?

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Date: 2010-07-20 12:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] holyschist
I agree that cutting up a piece of fabric felt is the most efficient way (you can sometimes find strips of wool felt, but I'm not sure of a ready source for them).

You don't need to worry about bias; true felt is not a woven fabric, so it doesn't have it. I would recommend 100% wool felt, or at least mostly-wool felt--it's stiffer than acrylic felt. I know Joann's usually carries some wool and wool blend felts, although the 100% wool felts are pricey unless you find them on clearance.

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Date: 2010-07-20 05:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] holyschist
Oh, I see! Hmm. I don't know if it would be more efficient or not. Probably? I would make it reasonably big tube, because felt seams are going to be bulky and you probably want to minimize them.

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