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Cutting, The Art and Science of

Skill Builder: Cutting, The Art and science of
Experience Needed: None
Format: Face to Face 
Sessions: 1

Cutting fabric is one of those skills that make many people tremble. What if I ruin my fabric by cutting it wrong? What if I hurt myself with the rotary cutter? How do I position myself so my ruler doesn't slip? 

Segment #1  
Tool exploration
- Examine various brands and stills of rotary cutters, rulers and mats.
- Determine which ones will give you the best results and why.
- Learn how to safely change the blade on your rotary cutter.
- Safety; How to stay out of the emergency room!

Segment #2   
Let's get cutting
- Prepping your fabrics
- Positioning
- Controlling Ruler Slippage
- Obtaining accuracy
- Learn how to cut long borders and wide yardage.
- Tackle Stripes and plaids
- Brief review of other cutting systems including scissors

Supplies needed:
Supplies recommended
- Rotary Cutter: Olfa 45mm or 60mm with locking handle
- Ruler: Omnigrip, 6.0 x 24"
- Cutting Mat:
- Fabric to cut: Approx 12" x 42"

Please Note: If you don't have a Rotary Cutter and a Ruler DO NOT go and buy one prior to class!

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Requirements: No experience needed.
Instructor: Cathy Queitzsch

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