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    Default Re: Rotary Cutting, Please help me

    Quote Originally Posted by bkthomas View Post
    Christopher Nejman TV - Scott White - Martelli Notions - YouTube

    Lori, I think this will help you a lot! Watch toward the end of the video, he shows that you can cut as well sitting as you can standing.
    That rotary cutter is amazing.... Where do you get them?


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    Lori - I'm with you. I bought a shape cut pro after reading all the wonderful reviews. I found it more aggravating than helpful and gave up on it almost immediately. So now it sits in my closet. I love, love my 6x24, too, and use it for the majority of my cutting. I bought one of those Gypsy Gripper's that I put on the 6x24 and couldn't be happier.


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    I'm probably the odd ball here, but I don't like the shape cut I feel so comfortable with my 6x24.
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    Default Re: Rotary Cutting, Please help me

    I don't have the sand paper dots, but I use a small piece of nonslip shelf liner under my ruler and that helps me A LOT to keep my ruler from shifting. I have the shape cut also and I do like it, but I need to do the same and use something to keep it from slipping. I also have to be really careful to get my blade in the beginning of the groove, otherwise I nick up both the ruler and my cutter!

    There is a good video, I think by Quilty on youtube, with a lot of tips of getting straight rotary cuts.
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    when one of my quilting ladies had a hard time keeping her ruler straight she bought this to help her . One of the other ladoes has it and loves it for long straight cuts. now half the class own them.
    QUILT RULER CUTTER - Rotary Cutters & Mats - Supplies - Nancy's Notions

    From my own experience I like a smaller ruler and do all my cutting with a 14 x 4 ruler. I find it much easier to manuever with then a longer wider one. that and I have a small cutting area only really big enough for my 18 x 24 mat. I also do all my cutting sitting as my back tires very easy if I have to bend over at that angle and cut for an extended period of time.
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    Default Re: Rotary Cutting, Please help me

    Also, do you have an older mat? I noticed my cuts were off because the cuts in my mat weren't healing due to fabric build up in them. Cleaned my mat and made a big difference. I'm heading out the door so don't have time to look for the link on cleaning your mat but it's on here somewhere-could that be a factor?

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    Default Re: Rotary Cutting, Please help me

    O'Lipfa Lip Edge Ruler: Crafts : Walmart.com
    I have this ruler and it has a lip on the bottom that butts up against the edge of your mat and helps keep it from moving.
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    Default Re: Rotary Cutting, Please help me

    Templates and rulers slip. I have applied Invisgrip to my rulers and templates so they don't slip. It is a film you buy in a roll that is applied to the ruler or template. You can buy it at most hobby stores like Joannes. It comes in a tube and is usually found near the cutting rulers. I have also had good like with my Olfa non-slip ruler. It is more expensive, but it doesn't slip.

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    Default Re: Rotary Cutting, Please help me

    The Creative Grid rulers are great! It will help make a difference if the ruler slipping is a problem. Also...don't cut fabric when you are tired. I've noticed that is when I make most of my mistakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma G View Post
    Lori - I'm with you. I bought a shape cut pro after reading all the wonderful reviews. I found it more aggravating than helpful and gave up on it almost immediately. So now it sits in my closet. I love, love my 6x24, too, and use it for the majority of my cutting. I bought one of those Gypsy Gripper's that I put on the 6x24 and couldn't be happier.
    I was almost going to mention the gripper. I was wanting to get one myself. I found it here and cheaper than Amazon Gypsy Gripper

    Thanks for the reminder



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    Quote Originally Posted by easyquilts View Post
    That rotary cutter is amazing.... Where do you get them?
    Isn't that the Martelli Rory cutter? I know my LQS sells it. I think Amazon sells them too.

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