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    Cutting Fabric

    Does anyone have the link to a video from a quilt show class that shows how to precisely cut fabric? It was a different technique.

    I wish I could be more specific.

    Thank you.

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    Debbie Caffrey is the one I thought of first. She was on The Quilt Show and also has several classes on Craftsy. One of those is called "Clever Cuts for Efficient Quilting."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdugan View Post
    Debbie Caffrey is the one I thought of first. She was on The Quilt Show and also has several classes on Craftsy. One of those is called "Clever Cuts for Efficient Quilting."

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    Thank you. Iíll look on YouTube for her.

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    Thank you. It is not her. From what I remember the lady aligned her ruler on the side that she had squared up and moved it toward that end get precise measurements. Say she wanted 5” squares. She would not measure at the 5” line. She would align her ruler on the opposite end.

    I do not know if this makes any sense.

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    Let me see if I can find it for you. I think I posted the video you might want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda K View Post
    Let me see if I can find it for you. I think I posted the video you might want.
    Thank you. I’ve looked everywhere, but can not find it. I thought that I had saved it.
    Last edited by Carol W; 05-18-2018 at 08:43 AM.

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    Is this the one? I had to search all over again. I think I will save it this time too!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoBKOv3Azzw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda K View Post
    Is this the one? I had to search all over again. I think I will save it this time too!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoBKOv3Azzw
    Yes yes yes!!! Thank you so much!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda K View Post
    Is this the one? I had to search all over again. I think I will save it this time too!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoBKOv3Azzw
    Thank you so much!!! I just watched the video. I hope that I can be as accurate as she was.

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    Thank you -

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    You are welcome!

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    Thanks! I just watched it and it was very good!

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    That is terrific! Thanks so much!!!
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    Thank you so much for this very informative video. Wow! Been quilting many years and was always saying I never can cut straight. Gonna try it.

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    Looks efficient, but I'd be afraid that, instead of making a mistake with a miscut of one fabric, if I stacked up 4, that's 4x the mistake. Also, without ironing the fabric, it seems like all those creases would affect accuracy,

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    My friend cuts like this, and we joke that something gets lost in the translation between my watching her, and then trying to implement it on my end. I wash my fabric, and iron, but haven't had great success! Operator error!!

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    Maybe power cutting by Nancy Rolfsema?

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    That was a wonderful tutorial. I like the way they off-set the folds to cut multiple layers. But when you do a Stack 'n' whack, you have to push your cutter into a layer of eight fabrics with all edges lined up. That's when I set the cutter into the fabric about an inch ahead of the edge. Press down and cut toward yourself to the end, then cut forward to the top. If you try to push the cutter blade into a layer of eight fabrics, it's too likely that they will bunch up and not be accurate.
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    My lands, she must be paid by the word. I could not watch the whole thing.

    I like the way I cut and will just stick with that. Cutting too many layers would guarantee mistakes. I will cut up to 4 layers at once.
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    Check out Leah Day, she does a lot of quilts, she had a technique to make sure your fabric is square and on grain before you cut it. there are also you tubes on this
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    I tried that method (the quilt show one) on the quilt I'm making presently, which has lots of borders. I didn't find it worked all that well. I still ended up with one strip in 4 having a divot at the fold. I've tried the shape cutter by June Taylor; it works well as long as you have a new blade. I always end up messing up at least one blade and/or having to go back and try to line stuff up again because I didn't cut all the way through. I have a Go Baby with the 2 1/2 inch die that works pretty well, but has to used on the length of the grain.

    I just went back to cutting carefully with a ruler - on this quilt anyway.

    bkay

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