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« on: July 27, 2012 02:35:02 PM »

I realize this is probably a rookie quilting question, but I have been too nervous to try curved seams on any quilt pattern so far.  Until today, when I saw the Urban Nine Patch.  So I was perusing the tutorial & considering it, but I had a question.  When she cuts the curved seams out of each of the sides and says "make the cut," how do you cut when the slit is in the middle of the ruler?  Here is the tutorial I'm looking at: http://sewkindofwonderful.blogspot.com/2012/02/urban-nine-patch-tutorial.html

Surely a rotary cutter doesn't fit in there...

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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012 08:36:34 PM »

You need to have a really small rotary cutter like this one http://www.pelennapatchworks.co.uk/rotary-cutters-blades-and-knives/olfa-18mm-rotary-cutter.html .  I would think that if you didn't have one you could just mark it and use scissors.  Good luck with this block!  I love it, but I know myself and I'm not too likely to fiddle with it.

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2012 06:28:46 PM »

I found a YouTube video that uses it that ruler and it looks like she's using a regular 45mm ruler but I can't tell (and didn't watch it that closely) for sure. But yeah, the mini rotary cutter was my first thought too.


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