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Old 11-24-2015, 03:30 PM
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Has anyone heard of this method of cutting g fabric? I found a video quite by accident today and I am so happy I did. Debbie Caffery has a book or two out on the subject. I liked that after you have squared up your fabric, you cut a big piece and measure off of the squared up side (Left side for rt handers) and slide your ruler left however inches you want your strips. I'm sure that's clear as mud lol.
Anyway, look it up. The book is Power Cutting. I plan on getting a copy.
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Old 11-24-2015, 04:52 PM
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I cut this way very often. If i know I need 5 strips at 2 1/2", then i cut a piece 12 1/2" and proceed as Debbie does. It means fabric doesn't get moved between cuts and subject to shifting.
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:46 PM
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Yes. Although I think her method was created before the Shape Cut rulers. They take all of the complicated maneuvering out of it. You just put the ruler down once & cut the "0" line & all your subsequent cuts & they are all lined up from the same reference point (just like DC's Power Cutting method).
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She also has a couple Craftsy classes
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Old 11-24-2015, 06:00 PM
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Yes, I've cut this way. Works OK with strips that are on the inch or half inch mark. Quarter inch measurements are too hard to keep track of.
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Old 11-25-2015, 07:04 AM
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That is interesting. I have done something similar when sub-cutting my bargello strips. I will use a 6" ruler cut on both sides then move and cut again. Never knew there was a name to this technique.
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Old 11-25-2015, 07:45 AM
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It's just another case of someone giving a new, catchy name to something that's been done by thousands of quilters for decades (or more) and then capitalizing on it. Lapinsky did the same thing with 'slow stitch' quilting.
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Old 11-25-2015, 07:52 AM
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I thought we were all powerful cutters.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:10 AM
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I bought a 60mm rotary cutter this year based on a Judy Niedermaier suggestion with her patterns.

What a difference when cutting layers. If you have hand or shoulder problems try one before resorting to $500.00 cutting machines!
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Love, love, love my 60mm rotary cutter LOL!!!
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