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Thread: There has to be an easier way !

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    I am making quilts for two of my grandkids and need to cut 320 4.5" squares of batting. I absolutely hate cutting batting of any kind and am wondering what you all use? I am thinking of buying a rotary cutter 60mm to see if that would be easier than using the 45mm and having to constantly push the batting down (if it is the fluffy kind) so I don't cut it along with the square. I even thought of just using sissors but that would be torture and I want to get these quilts done, not make a career of them. Any ideas? does anyone have a 60mm cutter and is it worth it? Amazon has them for $11.90 which is pretty good. Thanks for any imput.

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    I have one. I don't use it as much as the 45mm, but I do like it for cutting batting and for cutting thicker fabrics like fleece. And you can never have too many gadgets...right? :-D :-D

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    What kind of quilt requires small squares of batting? Are you doing a quilt-as-you-go? If so... can you make bigger squares, like four 4.5-inch squares at a time, which would be 9-inch squares (approximately)?

    For me, if this is indeed a QAYG, I compromise between portability and convenience. I can quilt a 12-inch block on my machine easily, so I wouldn't make anything smaller than that. Actually, I wouldn't go smaller than a 24-inch block, but that's just me.

    Maybe I am misunderstanding your question completely...

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    I think you would find the 60mm easier to use on batting.

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    I got these scissors from Harbor Freight for 3.99 (they might have even been on sale - I got them in the store rather than online) and they work great!

    http://www.harborfreight.com/14-inch...ors-90609.html

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    What kind of batting will you be using? Do you have a June Tailor Shape Cut? That's what I would use, personally speaking.

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    60mm works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    I got these scissors from Harbor Freight for 3.99 (they might have even been on sale - I got them in the store rather than online) and they work great!

    http://www.harborfreight.com/14-inch...ors-90609.html
    What great scissors

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    Use a JOANNE coupon or online for the bigger rotary cutter

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    I've seen pre-cut batting squares for sale on eBay...

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