Great, this is exactly why I logged on to Craftster today! I need more squares! I am interested in a swap. I can swap squares with several partners, as many as you want.. last time I think we had 10 partners, swapping between 20-60 squares. I also did a couple personal swaps. Great way to build up a supply for my quilt!
I would love to if i could find an easier way to cut the fabric.
dose anyone know any different ways??
Here's how I do it:
Take your fabric and fold it in half and perhaps half again depending on how big your ruler is and how much fabric you have. For example, a fat quarter folded in half is easy to manage with a 12" see-through ruler. Just be very careful when lining the fabric up, you don't want any wonky folds or bulges messing you up.
Then, using a rotary cutter and a gridded self-healing mat, cut the fabric into 1 1/2" strips, keeping the strips carefully lined up so your stacks remain straight. You might want to just do one strip at a time until you get the hang of it.
Finally, cut the strips into 1 1/2" squares. Use your first cut to create a straight edge. Again, it's important to keep the fabric straight so your squares aren't messed up. I lined up my strips with the grid on my mat. I've gotten to the point that I line up 3 or 4 strips before I cut the squares so I wind up cutting a whole bunch of squares at once.
There you go!
I'll be watching this thread, I'm definitely signing up for the swap!