CUT IT OUT
Having the right kit for the job is a must when you’re cutting into your favourite fat quarters or most precious prints. We’ve picked out our top tools, along with tips on how to use them
IN A SPIN
If you often find yourself with wonky cuts or are always struggling to realign your fabric on the cutting mat, then the Olfa Rotating Mat will be your new quilting bestie.
Instead of turning your arm at an awkward angle to cut, you can simply spin the mat. And because you don’t have to move the pieces each time, you will avoid stretching your fabric edges, keeping all your cuts at true angles for an accurate finish.
With a rotating mat, you’ll also be able to easily change the position you’re cutting in, so you won’t get excessive wear in one spot, from cutting there over and over again. This means your mat will last longer, which is always a good thing!
We recommend using this for cutting round templates or for fussy-cutting fabrics. With accurate cutting, it will be even easier to piece them together perfectly.
It’s an oldie but a goodie – we love rotary cutters. The Olfa Rotary Cutter not only makes it super-simple to cut straight through your fabric with ease and to negotiate tricky shapes, but it also is oh-so comfortable to use with its squeezy handle and finger grip.