Ever since I got my first rotary cutter I’ve thought it was THE most brilliant invention in sewing. I mean, cutting with scissors is okay, but you have to lift the fabric to fit the blade under and since we all know fabric is fickle, lifting it off the surface can make it hard to cut straight.
If you want *perfect* fabric squares, there’s nothing better than a rotary cutter. No lifting, no fabric distortion, everything comes out perfectly . . . except when it comes to curves. For the longest time, I couldn’t figure out a way to cut curves. I tried a little itty bitty rotary cutter,
but it was so tedious and it didn’t always come out right. Plus the blade wasn’t wide enough to use with a ruler. And moving a big ruler around a curve? Very awkward and no fun!
Enter this little baby, my Omnigrid 6″ x 1″ ruler:
It’s perfect for cutting curves – so easy to maneuver. And since there’s no way to do a picture tutorial, I’m trying something new to me – a video!
It takes some practice, and if you get really good, you can forgo drawing on the fabric and just cut around pattern pieces without cutting into them!
As with all my tutorials, this method may not work for you, or maybe you’ve been doing it this way forever. But just in case you haven’t, I wanted to share and hope you enjoy!