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Tips for Fussy-Cutting Fabric

Fussy-cutting is so popular! It's a great way to showcase favorite fabrics and unique motifs in your project. Here are some things to consider before fussy-cutting for your next project.
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GO! Baby Fabric Cutter Starter Set

Our friends at AccuQuilt share everything you need to know about the GO! Baby Fabric Cutter Starter Set (55600). See how the GO! Baby cutter cuts fabric 90% faster than rotary cutters or scissors, accurately cuts up to six layers of fabric at a time and is safe and easy to use. Also, at just 8.5 lbs, you'll learn that this ultra-portable fabric cutter is perfect to take to quilting retreats and classes.
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What are Quilting Templates? (and How to Use Them!)

A template is a pattern made from extra-sturdy material so you can trace around it many times without wearing away the edges.
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Rotary Cutting Basics: Cutting, Upkeep, and Troubleshooting

Rotary cutters allow you to make accurate cuts through multiple layers of fabric with speed and precision and speed. As with many techniques, the more you practice, the easier and more natural the process will become. Practice rotary cutting on fabric scraps until you develop confidence in your cutting accuracy.
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How to Use a Die-Cutting Machine

With a die cutter you can make precise cuts through multiple layers of fabric. Practice die-cutting on scrap fabrics until you develop confidence with your skills. To die cut fabrics you need three basic pieces of equipment–a die-cutting tool, a specialty die, and cutting pads.
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5 Tips for Cutting Fabric

Here are five great tips you should know about cutting fabric that will make your next project easier.
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Pin and Cut with a Pattern

Some sewing instructions may call for you to use a pattern. Patterns make it easier to cut exact shapes you'll need for your project. Here are some tips for making sure your shapes come out perfect every time!
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All About the Grain Line of Fabric

Cutting pieces according to a fabric's grain line results in more accurate piecing and a stronger finished quilt top. Following the grain line reduces stretching and distortion, enhancing the overall appearance of your finished quilt.
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Video 1: Rotary Cutting with Templates

Watch how to rotary cut accurate shapes using acrylic templates.