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    Faster way of cutting many many many squares

    Anyone have any tricks of the trade, that would provide a quicker way of cutting a zillion (technical term) squares of the same size?
    Am looking at 2 1/4" squares but could be any.
    Someone I know mentioned a software program that might help with printing templates that could be used.
    Any suggestions?
    thanks

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    Re: Faster way of cutting many many many squares

    My local quilt shop has a Go! Big Fabric Cutter and will cut squares for you. Never checked into the cost but if I had to cut a huge amount of 2 1/2" squares I'd pay them to do it! If you belong to a guild you might be able to pay someone in the guild to cut for you?
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      #3
      Re: Faster way of cutting many many many squares

      I have used my June Taylor shape cut to cut many squares at one time. It's easier if you starch and iron your fabric first and you can cut 3 to 4 layers at a time.

      http://www.joann.com/june-tailor-sha...OfTBoCohHw_wcB

      There are several to choose from.

      Other forum members will chime in with their favorite ways to cut.
      Vonnie

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        #4
        Re: Faster way of cutting many many many squares

        Originally posted by Vonnie View Post
        I have used my June Taylor shape cut to cut many squares at one time. It's easier if you starch and iron your fabric first and you can cut 3 to 4 layers at a time.




        There are several to choose from.

        Other forum members will chime in with their favorite ways to cut.
        Me Too! Just last night, I cut out around 80 - black 2 inch squares and 60 - white 2 inch squares with my June Tailor slotted ruler in no time flat.

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          #5
          Re: Faster way of cutting many many many squares

          I cut them on my Go! Big pretty quickly. I just cut two quilt sets of 2.5" squares for a friend yesterday.
          Barbara
          http://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftySweetPeas

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            #6
            Re: Faster way of cutting many many many squares

            I love my June Tailor Shape Cut rulers for cutting squares. They cut in 1/2 inch increments. However, my Shape Cut plus came with instructions for cutting 1/4 inch sizes. I of course misplaced those instructions and have been unable to find them on the Internet.

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              #7
              Re: Faster way of cutting many many many squares

              "Power Cutting" -- check out clips on Youtube!
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                #8
                Re: Faster way of cutting many many many squares

                I have the stripology ruler and can cut strips very quickly. Then turn the strips and cut the squares. It's very much like the June Taylor ruler. How many squares do you need? Do they have to be cut all at once?
                Bev

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                  #9
                  Re: Faster way of cutting many many many squares

                  Originally posted by Bjvarizona View Post
                  I have the stripology ruler and can cut strips very quickly. Then turn the strips and cut the squares. It's very much like the June Taylor ruler. How many squares do you need? Do they have to be cut all at once?
                  This is my preferred method too. The Stripology ruler makes quick work of cutting.

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                    #10
                    Re: Faster way of cutting many many many squares

                    Stripology ruler for sure! Fast and easy - and accurate!
                    I am Sew Blessed!
                    Alina

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                      #11
                      Re: Faster way of cutting many many many squares

                      I love my Stripology ruler to cut lots of squares. I just cut 126 5" squares from fabric in less than 10 minutes!

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                        #12
                        Re: Faster way of cutting many many many squares

                        For those of us who don't have the snazzy strip cutting rulers yet, you can cut strips, stack them, and then slice them into squares.
                        I do this with my Marti Michell templates. I have gone 5 or 6 strips high, but you have to watch for shifting if they get that tall. 4 strips is about the best for ultimate accuracy.
                        I hope you found a solution that works for you!
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                          #13
                          Re: Faster way of cutting many many many squares

                          I cut my strips the normal way but then stack them two high and put them sideways on my cutting mat since I have a 24 ruler I put them about six or so rows two high. I do line them up on my horizontal lines to keep them all neat and make my cutting more accurate then line up my ruler and subcut I can do a lot of them at a time the wider the strips the less I can put on the mat.
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                            #14
                            Re: Faster way of cutting many many many squares

                            I just use my rotary cutter and mat. You can cut several layers of fabric with a fresh new blade.
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