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Thread: Cutting fabric sucks and I lost my quilting instructions

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    Super Member Flying_V_Goddess's Avatar
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    I finally get around to using Retayne on all those green fabrics I bought for the Winding Ways quilt Iím making for Joe. Since Thursday night Iíve been ironing, tracing templates, and cutting pieces out with scissors. Mind you Iím not spending like just an hour each night (around 3-5 hours...more like 5 because I can't seem to get to sleep the last couple days on the account my brain won't shut up). I even brought my project with me to work so I could cut out pieces during my two fifteen minute breaks, the fifteen minutes before I clock in, and about half an hour of my lunch.

    So far Iíve cut 165 pieces and Iím not even done. Thatís not including the pieces I cut out yesterday---I reckon I cut about another 60 of them. I have three more fabrics to go. This is just the curved triangle pieces of the blocks---havenít got the background fabric yet and I donít even want to imagine the Hell Iíll have to go through when I get to cutting the background pieces. An once I get done cutting all the green triangle pieces the leftovers will be cut into rectangles for the border---at least I can do that part with a rotary cutter! Ugh, I'm so burnt out on fabric cutting, but I've procrastinated on this quilt long enough and putting it off isn't going to get it done in time for Christmas.

    I think I need more ergonomic scissors.

    To top it all off I just realized I lost the instructions that came with my Marti Michell templates for how to assemble these blocks. I manage to do at least one stupid thing with each quilt I do so I guess loosing the instructions is my idiotic quilting moment. SoÖinstructions anyone? I suppose as soon as I get an answer the instructions will turn up.

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    oooh...I hate those kind of things! Hope the instructions turn up...I took a book of patterns to the fabric store once so I could check the info in it...then must have left it in the cart! I had taken out the pattern pieces, but without instructions I was lost...had to pay another $20 for the book...I feel for you!

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    Why are you not rotary cutting the pieces? Winding Ways curves are gentle enough to use a small rotary cutter easily. As for assembly instructions, they're free all over the internet. It's a very common pattern. Good luck.

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    Here is a link, I hope it will help you. :roll: http://www.kathkwilts.com/lessons/windingways.html

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    Yikes.

    Too late for you, but I would have found someone with the AccuCutterGo thingie die and paid them to cut it for me.
    Definitely worth the hours of my time.
    http://www.accuquilt.com/go-winding-ways.html

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    unless you're doing a mini block you can cut these shapes with the rotary cutter.

    if you've never cut soft curves before practice on some scraps till you feel comfortable use the blade

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    You tube has a video on sewing winding ways blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    Why are you not rotary cutting the pieces? Winding Ways curves are gentle enough to use a small rotary cutter easily. As for assembly instructions, they're free all over the internet. It's a very common pattern. Good luck.
    ...because I don't have a small rotary cutter. :XD:

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainpat
    You tube has a video on sewing winding ways blocks.
    Do you have a link?

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