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    Missouri Star

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    Default Fiskars circle cutter

    my Lilli has (loudly) hinted that she wants a new quilt to put on her bed - for my birthday she gave me a fancy fiskars circle cutter - today i am cutting fabric circles - NOT AS EZ as it looks! have a couple of new cuts on my finger tips and much wasted fabric to prove it :/ I will figure this out!! Anyone with a couple tips or tricks to get this going??
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    Default Re: Fiskars circle cutter

    Have you seen the M* tutorial using circles? I don't think you need to do the heat and bond like Jenny does in the video unless you are going to do the same applique method. But Jenny cuts circles using a similar curved ruler at about 2:57 minute mark in the video and also talks about using a small rotary cutter with the circle rulers.

    http://quiltingtutorials.com/all/che...lting-circles/

    I am sure someone else who has used the circle rulers (I haven't yet) will answer soon with more tips and tricks. Post photos would love to see the quilt top when done.
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    Default Re: Fiskars circle cutter

    I have that same circle template and interested in better use, too.

    I used it to mark quilting lines for my illusion quilt.. but Cutting??? need help there.

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    You have to use the tiny rotary cutter. I think it is a 28mm or maybe it is 18. I can never remember. And, make sure you hold that sucker straight up and down. If you slant it, like you normally use your 45mm cutter, it will not work. That handle needs to be straight up in the air.
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    Default Re: Fiskars circle cutter

    I have the EZ Circle Cut Ruler. One of the things that I found with it was it worked better when the rotary blade faced a certain direction in the groove. Also paying close attention to where the fold line is. And I have trimmed when needed to make them rounder.

    Here is a circle quilt top that I did for the children's hospital (it had not been quilted yet)

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    Default Re: Fiskars circle cutter

    Quote Originally Posted by K. McEuen View Post
    You have to use the tiny rotary cutter. I think it is a 28mm or maybe it is 18. I can never remember. And, make sure you hold that sucker straight up and down. If you slant it, like you normally use your 45mm cutter, it will not work. That handle needs to be straight up in the air.
    Agree with Karen! It is the 18 mm tiny rotary cutter and it is a PAIN!!
    Bought another circle cutter from that recent Connecting Threads sale. Will let you all know how it works after I get it for Christmas! LOL!
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    Default Re: Fiskars circle cutter

    http://www.joann.com/olfa-circle-cutter/7199326.html
    this is the one I have. It takes a little practice, but I get perfect circles every time and multiple layers.
    Dolores

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    Default Re: Fiskars circle cutter

    I have the EZ circle ruler and just use it to draw lines with marking tool and cut with scissors. Too many nicks on my fingers to continue to use rotary cutter, I do pin my fabric with flat head pins to ensure it doesn't slip apart when cutting with scissors.

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    Default Re: Fiskars circle cutter

    I use the Olfa circle cutter. Saw a demo of it at a quilt show. That helped a lot getting a decent shape and cut.
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    Default Re: Fiskars circle cutter

    That is a truly beautiful example of a circle quilt
    Quote Originally Posted by Simply Quilting View Post
    I have the EZ Circle Cut Ruler. One of the things that I found with it was it worked better when the rotary blade faced a certain direction in the groove. Also paying close attention to where the fold line is. And I have trimmed when needed to make them rounder.

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