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Reader Tips: 5 Helpful Cutting Hacks
Lindsay shares five ways to make cutting fabric and thread easier and more effective.
Trim Multiple Quilt Block Units At Once
Spend less time trimming and cutting Flying Geese units, triangle-squares, and stitch-and-flip units with this easy tip.
Quickly Cut Multiples of the Same Fabric Piece
Some quilt patterns call for hundreds or even thousands of the same size fabric piece. Here are some ideas for cutting those pieces quickly and efficiently, which should let you get started sewing sooner!
Tips for Fussy-Cutting Fabric
Fussy-cutting is a popular way to showcase favorite fabrics and unique motifs in a project. Here are some things to consider before you fussy-cutting pieces for a future project.
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.
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. As with many techniques, the more you do it, the easier and more natural it becomes. Practice rotary cutting on fabric scraps until you develop confidence in your cutting accuracy.
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.
Video 3: Squaring up the Fabric Edge: Left-handed Single-ruler Technique

See how to square up fabric using a left-handed rotary cutter and one ruler.