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    Senior Member 3TreeFrog's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeneK
    If you have access to The Quilt Show videos - I just watched part 2 of the Ricky Tims tut on Rhapsody quilts. He shows a way to cut multiple layers of a motif to be appliqued. It looked really interesting (tho I have not tried it). Actually, the whole video (parts 1 and 2) are fascinating, but in particular in video 2 he shows this technique. I am not sure I can explain it, but has to do with fusing the layers (but not fusing solidly) then cutting, then separating the layers.
    DeneK

    I am doing a Google search for that video right now, and if nothing turns up there, I will do a youtube search!

    Thank you, I will try everything!

    TreeFrog

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    I have a ruler that has half circles in 1/2" increments. Supposedly, you should be able to cut out half the circle, then turn the ruler and align it to cut the other half. Wellll, it's easier said than done. One thing for sure, it does cut better/easier with the small (28mm) rotary cutter.
    MadQuilter

    I will have to check out the circle ruler that I have, I think that what you are suppose to do, is fold the fabric in half and put the folded edge on the end of the start and stop of the cutting part of the ruler...I think, I am no expert!

    TreeFrog

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    when i mentioned the rotory cutter i was refering to the circle cutter...not a regular rotory cutter...the circle cutter works like a compass you draw circles with except it has a small rotory blade that goes around the circle instead of a pencil
    Ckcow

    I have been searching all afternoon for a company that will actually ship one to Canada! The circle cutting rotary cutter!

    TreeFrog

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    I would have to trace them with a sharp tip pen and then find a good movie, reading glasses and a small very sharp scissor, then cut. Do they need to be appliqued on? You migth then do them with interfacing applique technique. No need to cut the circles sepperate then.

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:YAr6q5kqPr8J:underconstructionblog.typepad.com/under_construction/2007/09/tutorial-interf.html+interfacing+applique&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&source=www.google.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    I would have to trace them with a sharp tip pen and then find a good movie, reading glasses and a small very sharp scissor, then cut. Do they need to be appliqued on? You migth then do them with interfacing applique technique. No need to cut the circles sepperate then.

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:YAr6q5kqPr8J:underconstructionblog.typepad.com/under_construction/2007/09/tutorial-interf.html+interfacing+applique&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&source=www.google.com
    Anna

    Thank you for the link, I am going there next! Each piece will be contoured with bias tape then appliqueed onto a block. I know that it sounds like a ton of work, however I think that it will be a beautiful quilt specially designed for my niece!

    I have good glasses, and will be doing whatever it takes to make this quilt! I have to make a certain amount in 3 different colours, so at least I will be able to change the colour every once in a while!!

    Thank you for your help Anna!

    TreeFrog

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    Sounds like you need an Accuquilt cutter. Check with your local quilt shop or qulting group. Someone who owns one may be willing to cut the fabric for you for a fee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpspeedy
    Sounds like you need an Accuquilt cutter. Check with your local quilt shop or qulting group. Someone who owns one may be willing to cut the fabric for you for a fee.
    msspeedy

    An accuquilt cutter, hum something that I will look into! I hadn't thought of that! I will check it out.
    Thanks!

    TreeFrog

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