Welcome back! I’m excited and invite you to join me on a new segment on my blog. As the title says, I will share TWO TIPS every Tuesday. It will be a quick look into what I’ve used, collected and shared in my quilting journey. I look forward to seeing you every Tuesday.
My all time favorite tip comes from my dad. He is an engineer and taught my sister and brother and I how to work with wood, hammer, nails and the lot! In helping build the family lake cabin (really a HOUSE!), we all spent hours carrying wood, hammering nails, spotting cuts, holding boards in place…you get the idea! The advice is….Measure twice, cut once! As his story goes, I cut it… and cut it again… and it is still too short!
#1 – Pre plan before cutting. This gets the most from your fabric and saves mis-cuts.
#2 – Before making a cut, tap the edge of your ruler with your rotary blade to be sure you are not on top of it. Saves taking a chunk out of the edge!
Debbie ~ Wendt Quilting
I love love LOVE the tip to tap the rotary blade against the ruler. Such a simple idea but totally helps!