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Cutting, The Art and Science of via *ZOOM

Skill Builder: Cutting, The Art and science of
Experience Needed: None
Format: Via Zoom 
Sessions: 2
A Skills Lab, face to face, will be offered separately 

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  Lecture Time Approx. 1 hour
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  Demo Time Approx. 1 hour 
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: For skills lab only.
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 that you will need to have access to the Zoom platform via website or app. We would prefer that you join us on a tablet or smart phone for best results, because we will need to see your machines as well as your faces at many points through out the class. 

* Watch your email! A Login for class will be forwarded before the start of the class.

*Log-in info with a code will be sent, via e-mail,  to you prior to class. The code is needed to be admitted to the classroom.
You will be admitted to the classroom 5 minutes prior to the start of class.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Requirements: No experience needed.
Instructor: Cathy Queitzsch
2 sessions via zoom

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