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    Trick for cutting mesh/netting

    I was trying to cut mesh/netting for use as baffles in my Under quilt, and got very frustrated with the progress. "There has to be a better WAY"! I have access to a large format printer at work, and therefor we have large scrap pieces of paper. I took a piece of paper 24 inches long and made a tube out of it, making sure that the tube was only one layer of paper thick. (did not want to over work the scissors) I then marked off the appropriate length for my baffles, in this case 3 inches. I wrapped the tube with my mesh/netting and then cut the mesh and paper in one cut. This created little rolls of mesh with relatively accurate width.
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    Very clever! Necessity truly is the mother of invention! Thanks for sharing.
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    That's a smart idea!
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    That is an awesome trick. I will be doing it this way from now on. Thanks for sharing.

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    Just in time. I am going to attempt that soon and you probably saved me a good bit of heartache. Thanks

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    I absolutely LOVE that idea RockIsland!
    The most time consuming part of quilt building is the baffles. What a time saver!
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    This place is awesome. Thanks for sharing this man! This method could also be used when your making snake skins!! I'll do it this way next time.
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    Welcome, I'm just glad to be able to add to the community.

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