Rotary cutting, the Bloggers' Quilt festival and more…

November 6, 2010 § 5 Comments

Rotary cutting

I’m not very good at rotary cutting. Probably because I’ve never been taught how. Anyway I was lamenting my lack of skills to my friend Sylvia and she recommended a book called Rotary Magic by Nancy Johnson-Srebro. It’s out of print but I managed to hunt one down on the web and it arrived the other day. I started reading it while waiting for the physiotherapist and it looks very interesting indeed and I’m planning to do some of the exercises to see if I can improve my accuracy. Do any of you have any rotary cutting tips for me?

The Bloggers’ Quilt Festival

The Bloggers’ Quilt Festival is still on. Only a day or so to go so do go and have a look. There are some amazing quilts on display. At last count there were 648 quilts entered. My entry is here. Here are a couple of photos of it since I washed it. I love the crinkly texture it has now.

and more…

I’ve been continuing to work on my Splash of Colour Quilt and have nearly finished my second appliqué block. I’ll show you when I’ve  finished some more. It turns out that my lovely subscribers are now getting emails. However for a while they will just be extracts with links as the plug-in I am using doesn’t send HTML emails. Have a lovely weekend…

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§ 5 Responses to Rotary cutting, the Bloggers' Quilt festival and more…

  • sylvia says:

    Another tip is use the small bladed rotary cutter only for cutting circles. 🙂 Gosh I hope you appreciate this book as much as I do. I use it mostly when designing a quilt, knowing what size to cut hst, qst, setting blocks on point and needing to know what size the corner and side blocks should be… lots of good knowledge on how to calculate these things, at your fingertips. 🙂

  • Crispy says:

    I’m a lousy rotary cutter too, but I don’t sweat the small stuff LOL.

    Crispy

  • Doris says:

    If you lightly spritz with starch between the layers & iron, the layers will stick together & not shift. I also do this for scissor cutting.

    Please give us a book review!

  • Doris says:

    If you lightly spritz with starch between the layers & iron, the layers will stick together & not shift. I also do this for scissor cutting.

    Please give us a book review!

  • Doris says:

    If you lightly spritz with starch between the layers & iron, the layers will stick together & not shift. I also do this for scissor cutting.

    Please give us a book review!

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