Tips & Tricks Tuesdays: quick strip cutting

9:00:00 PM

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Now for the tip.

Recently I started a project where every block was composed of strips/rectangles, no HSTs or diamonds, etc.

In order to cut a buttload of pieces the same size more quickly, you can stack the strips.

The key is, though - you can't stack the strips one directly on top of each other - your ruler will wobble as you try to cut.

So, trick of the day is: align your strips and stack them, offset of one another, like this, lining each strip you stack along the grid lines on your cutting mat so as to ensure a straight cut:
This way, your ruler won't wobble or teeter - it will lay nice and flat on the fabrics and you'll get nice cuts without shifting. 

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