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Thread: Hope to meet alot of friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAT2145
    Hi My name is nat. When you cut your squares for the quilts, what kind of a rotary cutter do you use. I am having a hard time cutting and standing up.
    Hi Nat, welcome..

    I use a 45mm rotary cutter and make sure my cutting table is not too low. If you are bending over to cut, you will get a backache very quickly.

    Place your rotary cutter next to the edge of your ruller and at a 90 degree angle to the table, in other words, standing straight up.. not leaning either direction.

    Your other hand should be spread out on top of your ruller, sometimes I leave my little finger trailing off the edge of the ruller to stablize it.

    Push down on your cutter, not against the ruller, use the ruller as a guide and cut just until you pass the point where your hand is holding the ruller.

    If you need to cut further, stop, holding your cutter in place and walk your hand up the ruller a bit and continue cutting.. repeat this until you have cut the entire length of the cut.

    Hope this helps..

    Judy

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    Hi Estella--welcome from Georgia. I am a grandmother too-there are a lot of us on this board. I have been quilting for almost 10 years and can always use another quilt friend. Please post pics of some of your projects.

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    Hi Natalie, from Southern California. I used to do a lot of my cutting sitting down at a table. I started with a Fiskars rotary cutter and then moved to a ergonomic one from....believe it or not the name is not on the cutter. Anyway, I still like to cut sitting down, but now I have a "cutting table" that is at a good height that it won't kill my back.

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    Hi from PA!

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    welcome from washington

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