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Quick Template Cutting Tutorial

Quick Template Cutting Tutorial

I always love talking about quilting with Anita Grossman Solomon. The way she approaches fabric and quilting is inspiring and always makes me think about how I do things just a little differently. One day, she shared a tidbit on how I could use a few rulers while cutting templates to make my life easier. She’s graciously allowed me to share her wisdom here with you all (whoever is reading this).


Cut templates from long strips of fabric without shifting fabric in four easy steps.


Tools Needed:

  • Rotary Cutter

  • Two Rulers (I’m using 2.5”x6.5” creative grids rulers)

  • Desired Templates


Before you get started:

Measure the height of the template, then cut a strip of fabric to that height. Cut the strip long enough to accommodate as many templates as needed (or as long as desired). The height of the template in this tutorial is 4-5/8”.

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Step 1:

Set template on the fabric strip, lining the top and bottom of template with the strip of fabric.

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Step 2:

Butt the first ruler up against the template - being careful not to shift the template.

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Step 3:

Without moving the ruler placed in step 3, remove the template, then butt the second ruler up against the first ruler from step 2.

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Step 4:

Remove the first ruler, keeping the second ruler in place. Then cut along the ruler edge. (Effectively replacing the edge of the template with a ruler.)

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Continue this process until with as many units as desired.

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step 2

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the finished piece should perfectly match the template.

the finished piece should perfectly match the template.

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step 3

Thanks again to Anita Grossman Solomon, who told me about this trick and allowed me to share it here.

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