This week I am working on a quilt for a client that requires 8 different fabrics 45″ long by width of fabric. Each fabric will be cut into 15 strips 2.5 inches wide by 45″. That’s 120 strips! Cutting this by hand would take a very long time, so I’m using my AccuQuilt GO strip cutter. (I have no affiliations with AccuQuilt GO or anyone at the company. I just like the product.)
If any of you have ever cut strips with the GO, you know that you can get a kink in the fabric at the fold if the fabric is not positioned exactly.
Here’s a photo of the fabric when it looked to the eye that it was placed correctly. When I placed my Helix T-square (no affiliation) securely against the edge of the cutting plate, you can see that it is not aligned.
I just moved the fabric a little so the fold lined up exactly with the edge of the ruler. I now have my strips all cut perfectly. I hope this idea helps you. Just make sure you hold the T-square securely against the cutter so the ruler is perpendicular to the cutter. The second photo shows proper fabric alignment.
If you have any tips or tricks for using
your AccuQuilt GO!, please leave a
comment. I’d love to hear from you.
Well, I’m off to the Dallas Quilt
Sew many quilts…Sew little time!