Sew Easy: Cutting Segments from Multiple Bands

Sew Easy: Cutting Segments from Multiple Bands

This quick-cutting method makes easy work of same-sized segments from bands—with no wobble to your ruler! Below you’ll find both video and image+text tutorials for this technique with clear, step-by-step instructions. PLUS—if you’ve found this lesson useful, you can download a copy of this AND many more Sew Easy lessons in our FREE eBooklet Sew Easy Lessons: The Essential Collection of Quilting Techniques. Click here to download your copy of this lesson plus many other tried-and-true patchwork tutorials!

Video Tutorial

Step-by-Step Sew Easy Instructions

  1. To cut same-sized segments from strip-pieced bands, create bands as instructed. Stack bands so seams are offset, in as many layers as desired.
  2. To clean up edge, align horizontal lines on ruler along seam within top band. Uneven edge should extend beyond ruler.
  3. Cut through all layers. A larger rotary cutter is helpful for cutting many layers.
  4. Rotate bands to cut comfortably, and cut indicated number of segments at desired width.

Products used: Havel’s Self-Healing Cutting Mat, Havel’s 60mm Rotary Cutter, and Havel’s 6″ x 24″ Fabric Ruler. Check out Havel’s Sewing for more information and a complete catalog.

Fabric from Gulls Just Want to Have Fun collection, Abstract Collage collection by Ampersand, and Garden Glory collection by Maja Ronnback, all for Paintbrush Studio Fabrics.

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