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Thread: Trick to Rotary Cutting Squares Fast?

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    Ok i am involved in some charm square swaps and cutting them is taking forever! I think I got in over my head! Anyways, I am used to template cutting so rotary cutting is a bit new to me (I usually rotary cut my borders) but squares are taking forever! Are there any tricks?

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    stack your fabric and buy one of those rulers that has holes at every inch so you can cut a bunch at once without lifting your ruler.

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    Or stack your fabric and use a square up ruler. I made 7 baby quilts with 2 1/2 inch squares and cut 2 1/2 inch strips and then stacked and cut 2 1/2 inch to make the square.

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    Yes, K. by all means invest in a June Tailor Short Cuts. The slits are 1/2 inch apart. I use it all the time for cutting squares, cutting sashings, etc.

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    Video on rotary cutting multiple layers.

    http://www.quilterstv.com/?bcpid=133...s_&_techniques

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    Quote Originally Posted by shellyp
    Video on rotary cutting multiple layers.

    http://www.quilterstv.com/?bcpid=133...s_&_techniques
    that is one great video tutorial site!

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    ShellyP, thanks for the link! I'm adding it to the charm swap info and will be sure to give you credit :D
    Thank you thank you thank you!!!

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    Thanks for the tip!

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    Great video site. I had this same question so I'm glad this thread was started! :mrgreen:

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    Thanks for posting, KrazyQuilter

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    just be careful with the layers, as if you layer too much your ruler won't be able to keep a good grip. Worse if you cut too fast the cutter will jump the ruler and may land deep into your finger... BEEEEEEEEEE CAREFUL!!!!

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