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I had to think which way I cut....I couldn't control it if i pushed the cutter away from me. I pull the cutter towards me - from the top to the bottom. I also generally cut across the width of the fabric.
I think you need to practice and see which one feels more comfortable for you.
my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)
for some reason i like to cut on an angle away from my body.i agree with whoever said , as long as it's away from your body you're ok. some people can cut with either hand. i've tried it, and i can't. strictly right handed.
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