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Learn How to Use a Rotary Cutter and Ruler

Leave the Scissors Alone. I rarely use scissors in my quilting. Rotary cutters open up lots of options for clean, precise cuts for quilting. Make friends with your rotary cutter and quilting will become a pleasure! 

Steps for Trimming Flying Geese Blocks

Trimming a flying geese block to the correct size is simple if you turn the ruler in the correct direction. This tutorial will walk you through trimming a flying geese block to 2.5" x 4.5" and it works for trimming to any size.  After making flying geese using the No Waste Method (4 at a Time), it will look like the image below. It will have little tails at the top and on the bottom two sides. 

Tips for Determining Measurements for a Pieced Quilt Back

This tutorial is written to show how to think about piecing a back that works for the size quilt top you have finished. Each size is listed as “averages” because all quilts are different sizes. Don’t take these measurements as gospel, you will still need to measure. Standard practice for quilting on a domestic machine is to add 2” to 4” to all four sides of your quilt top. This will give you the minimum size that your backing should measure.

Making Eight at a Time Half Square Triangles

Learn to make 8 at a time Half Square Triangles with NO bias edges that will stretch.

Two at a Time Half Square Triangles

Learn to make two at a time Half Square Triangles for your next quilt pattern.

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