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    If you are using heavy cardboard to cut templates what do you use to cut?

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    kitchen scissors

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    x-acto knife or rotary cutter if straight lines.

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    I keep one good pair of scissors for cutting paper and cardboard. If you clean them often and oil them a bit, they stay nice and sharp. :D:D:D

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    Thank you.

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    scissors. is there a reason you are using heavy cardboard? i use cereal boxes to make odd sized templates, then use my plastic squares/rulers as a straight edge on top of the newly cut cardboard template. {it is too EZ to cut into the cardboard w/o it.}

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    I have one rotary cutter blade marked for cutting paper and carboard and a large pair of jusnk scissors from wally world to cut curves or inside points.

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    I keep an older pair of scissors for cardboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just_the_scraps_m'am
    scissors. is there a reason you are using heavy cardboard? i use cereal boxes to make odd sized templates, then use my plastic squares/rulers as a straight edge on top of the newly cut cardboard template. {it is too EZ to cut into the cardboard w/o it.}
    Amen ! you can press freezer paper templates to the fabric, then use your ruler & rotary cutter to get nice, clean lines.
    NEVER use your rotary cutter without a ruler for a guide.
    most of the time, you can cut a strip, make one cut from the template, and then just measure over for the rest of the cuts. when making a number of cuts, it is best to stop every 4-5 cuts & make sure your angles are still true.
    this holds true when cutting a # of strips WOF also.
    WOF (width of fabric )

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