Thursday, December 8, 2011

LHQ - Rotary Cutting - Trick

LEFT-HANDED QUILTING - Rotary Cutting - Trick

Note - these instructions are written in LEFTISH.
If you are right-handed - just reverse the directions.

Here’s a trick I saw somewhere –
Wish I could remember where –
I would love to give credit to whoever/whomever it was –
So if you know – tell me – please!!

Say I want to cut 2 strips @ 2-1/2” –
a total of 5” to be cut

Instead of trimming the RIGHT end and then cutting 2 strips from RIGHT to LEFT –
2-1/2 and then 2-1/2 –
like I showed you before – try this –

Line up your fabric with the raw edge just to the RIGHT of the 10” line on your cutting mat –
with the bulk of the fabric to your LEFT -

Count over to the 15” mark on your mat –
(10” starting point + 5” total to be cut)

Cut off the 5” plus a little bit on the end that you will straighten in a minute -

Now move over to the 12-1/2” mark and cut -
(15” – 2/1/2” = 12-1/2”)

Next move to the 10” mark and cut the last strip –
And trim the edge at the same time

The strips will be under the ruler -
And won’t move until you cut them –
You just have to trust the markings on your rotary cutting mat.

Cool, huh?

Talk to you later – gotta go – gotta sew –


Crafty Maine Mom said...

This is a great idea until your rotary mat gets older. My inch lines are very heavily cut. (maybe there is a Christmas present idea) I love your idea though because I hate cutting the edge and then flipping the fabric. I do have to say as a lefty I often find myself just cutting with one hand and then the other.

Katie M. said...

I do this 'righty' :-) but, yes, using the markings on your mat are a big plus.

Donna said...

Exactly how I do this... Those poor right-handlers...


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