Saturday, 5 December 2009

Cutting 8 Layers??

For Jennifer's Quilt, I bought extra-width fabric for the borders to avoid piecing. What I hadn't considered was that cutting 120"-long strips of fabric is tricky. I folded, and folded, and folded again. Do the math - that gives 8 layers of fabric. Was my rotary cutter up to it?

Yes, but only barely :) (it has gone through cutting a few quilts already, so is probably not the sharpest anymore).

I took about 3-5 cuts before I was all the way through the layers.
Like I said, they're loooong strips!


Crispy said...

Wow that's a lot of layers to get through!! It will be nice not having to piece them though.


Leslie said...

wow that is a lot of fabric

Nanci said...

I have done 6 when I didn't know better...I try not to excede 4 but I did see a very large rotary cutter at the quilt must be for brave souls like you.

I tell you, that first cut with a new blade....bliss!