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Thread: Cutting fabric for totes question

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    Question Cutting fabric for totes question

    Hello,

    I am doing a mini tote and want to know if you cut out the fabric with a rotary cutter, scissors, or a mix of both? It does not come with a paper pattern just the dimensions to cut. Thanks!

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    I used a rotary cutter to cut mine.

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    I just do those grocery bags and I use a rotary cutter.
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    I too, use a rotary cutter, it gives me a straight line, and is more accurate.
    Please show us what you do. by doing it this way, there's no waste between them if doing more than one.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    I use a rotary cutter also and often make the exterior all in one piece...however I never use a pattern so don't go by me...just follow your pattern directions. I learned by using bits and pieces of different patterns but seemed to always change everything up so now I just do my own thing. I love making totes ....takes so much less time to get to completion than quilts...LOL.

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    I love my 16 x 16 ruler for making totes, etc. I trust that you are proficient in using a rotary cutting and rulers. I would never make a paper pattern. Why? I have made tons of different purses and totes, btw.
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