Rotary cutters are basically pizza cutters but for fabric and used in conjunction with a cutting mat and a quilting ruler you can produce beautifully straight and accurately measured cuts.
Mine is made by Olfa and measures 45mm diameter and my ruler is 24inches long and 6 inches wide and is calibrated every which way - joy!
This Saturday I am giving a demo of machine patchworking, at Sew Patchwork in Thame, which will include how to use a rotary cutter and I have been busy making up samples to show some the different effects you can create quickly and easily using strip patchwork.
Lovely simple technique!
|Chain stitching blocks together|
|Creating an elongated checker board with |
a strip of two fabrics chopped into squares
|Same strip as above but assembled to create |