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Thread: Cutting Question

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    Senior Member Dingle's Avatar
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    I read somewhere when cutting your fabric using a rotary cutter, if you are right handed to start cutting from the left and vise versa if you are left handed. Why? Does it make a difference? Also when cutting strips do you use your cutting mats marks for the width you want or go by the ruler?
    Make sense?

    Thanks, Kris


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    I am right handed so I cut with the bulk of my fabric off to the right otherwise I'd have to cross over my arm.

    I go by my ruler.

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    When cutting, I do what is easiest, and I always use my rulers, and not my mat. I am afraid the mat won't be as accurate.

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    I am right handed and cut with the bulk to my left.
    I use rulers not mat lines.
    Kirsten

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    I am left handed, I cut with the bulk to my right. I guess I am different! I use the ruler as my measure guide.

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    I am right handed and cut with the bulk to my right.

    Kyia

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    I'm right handed and have been cutting with the bulk to the left and cutting on the right side of the ruler, using the mat lines. But now that I think of it, I think I like the idea of having the bulk on the right and using the ruler lines to measure by. I think I'll give that a try next time I slice.

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    I usually measure with my ruler - the fabric that I'm measuring and want to cut off is under the ruler before I cut it off.

    I cut from right to left because I am right-hand dominant. Or away from my body.

    Occasionally, on small pieces, I can cut the other two directions, but it's awkward for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KO24
    I am right handed and cut with the bulk to my left.
    I use rulers not mat lines.
    Kirsten
    I do as well - but use the ruler and mat lines and cut from bottom (nearest me) to top (furthest away)

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    I actually use two rulers and have the bulk of my fabric to the left. I have my straight edge of fabric then I use one ruler to measure , then butt the second ruller up against the measuring ruler and then cut . So basically the second ruler is used as a straight edge. Does that make sense :roll:
    Sharon

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