Quick Tip Tuesday – Cutting with Templates

Usually I glean these tips from whatever I happen to be working on at the time. Right now I’m making a modern version of a double wedding ring quilt – I’m woefully behind! I rarely use templates, but with this pattern I couldn’t imagine cutting it out any other way. The problem with templates: they like to slip. Then my sister gave me this fabulous tip: rubber cement! WOW! What a difference. Just apply a fairly thick coat to the outer edges of the templates – especially any corners or points. Let it dry thoroughly. Place the templates with the rubber cement facing the fabric and cut. Amazing!


5 thoughts on “Quick Tip Tuesday – Cutting with Templates

  1. That is an awesome tip! I never would have thought of that and it would fix what a hate about working with templates — shifting. Is this for the NYC challenge? I can’t wait to see it!!! : )

    • Well, I’ve always wanted to make a DWR – the NY Challenge was a good reason to start! Whether I’ll make the deadline remains to be seen!

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