Learn fast fabric cutting techniques so you can get to the fun part of quilting more quickly! Join quilt designer Debbie Caffrey and discover easy techniques to make impressive, intricate blocks — fast! Make the most of the rulers you already own and use rotary shortcuts to swiftly create stacks of strips, diamonds, split rectangles and more. Then, enjoy expert guidance through streamlined methods for strip-piecing, chain-sewing and creating eye-catching mirror-image units. Debbie reveals her must-have technique for effortless set-in seams and shares simple modifications to beautifully customize three of her favorite blocks. You’ll also find out how to take your quilts from standard to stunning with timesaving tips for overlapped and partial-seam borders. Plus, pick up Debbie’s insider trick for creating mitered borders in minutes!
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.