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Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting

with Debbie Caffrey
Master your rotary cutter and rulers to create the projects you desire — faster than ever. Learn to cut all the units you need swiftly, accurately and safely.

Join pattern designer Debbie Caffrey and discover her efficient techniques for using a rotary cutter and streamlining your cutting process. Set up an ergonomic workspace and position your hands correctly to keep your ruler in place and your fingers safe. Discover speedy tips for cutting strips, four-patches, diamonds and chevrons. Next, use quarter-square, half-square and Tri-Recs rulers to quickly create perfect half- and quarter-square triangles, flying geese, trapezoids and more. Transform squares into Delectable Mountain and split nine-patch blocks, and create perfect half-square triangles with a bias-strip pieced method. Plus, get charts you can use to adapt these units to any size project. Learn clever cutting techniques for pre-cuts and yardage and finish your new favorite quilt sooner.

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Lesson 1. Getting Started

  • Meet your instructor, quilting teacher and author Debbie Caffrey, as you learn how to set up your crafting space to prepare for the techniques you'll learn in class. Debbie starts by demonstrating the best ways to hold your ruler to ensure stability and safety. Then she explains how to start measuring and cutting fabrics neatly and efficiently, ending with perfectly sized diamonds, chevrons, rectangles and more.


Lesson 2. Striply Speaking


Lesson 3. Working on Your Traps


Lesson 4. Shape Up Your Fat Quarters


Lesson 5. Delectable Mountain


Lesson 6. It's Hip to be Square


Lesson 7. It Might Be Biased

"Really pleased with this class. Not only does it teach you how to use the rulers, but also many, many techniques for fast construction of different quilt designs. As a new quilter of only twelve months, this class will take me from following other designers patterns to designing my own patterns with speed and confidence. The class provides much more than I expected and is good value for money."
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