Learn how-to rotary cut fabric with Lori from Girls In The Garden and then put your skills to the test with her patchwork potholder tutorial:
If you have a longer width of fabric fold it into half or fourths. Take special care to fold smoothly with no ridges in the fabric. Line the fabric up with the vertical and horizontal lines on your cutting mat. The horizontal line is the most important, you can trim the vertical edge of your fabric for clean, straight edge.
This is for a right-handed person, if you are left-handed adjust as needed. Line up the ruler to the correct marking for the width of fabric you are cutting. In this example it is 2-1/2", hold the ruler firmly with your left hand. It is VERY IMPORTANT to keep your fingers away from the edge of the ruler you are cutting. Another hint - you can put your pinky finger over the edge of the ruler to keep it from slipping.
Got the hang of this technique?
Put your new skill to the test with this tutorial:
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