How to cut strips for quilting

Cutting accurately and sewing a consistent quarter-inch seam are the two keys to creating perfect piecing every time. I’ve already covered sewing a quarter-inch seam in my video tutorial showing three different ways to set up your sewing machine to sew a quarter-inch seam. So today’s tutorial is all about cutting accurate strips.

This video is a must watch if you have trouble getting the ruler to stay still when you are cutting, often end up with a bend in your strips at the fold or have difficulties keeping your fingers out of the way of the rotary cutter. I’ll show you:

  • Two different ways to hold the ruler to keep it from shifting while you cut
  • How to line up the ruler with the cut edge and fold of your fabric to avoid having a bend in your strips
  • How to use your pinkie finger to help stabilize the ruler and keep your fingers out of the way of the rotary cutter
  • The definition of WOF

I hope you enjoy this tutorial. Please check out all the other tutorials for more quilting tips and tricks.

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