How to Cut Fabric that’s Larger than Your Cutting Mat
Even those who have a large cutting mat can cut large pieces of fabric on smaller cutting mats with ease; read on to learn how I cut large pieces of fabric in my craft/crafting/quilting room using a small cutting mat.
Do the Math
Do the math: 90 pieces of fabric are required.
Add a Little Extra
I always like to leave room for extra wiggle room when folding fabric in half, so I added an inch when cutting this fabric.
Now It’s Time to Fold
Pinching your fabric at the “0” mark on your cutting board, fold over the pinched area, and line up the bottom folded edge, making sure the folded edges match and everything is lined up on a single line.
Get Ready to Cut
It’s a little unnerving, but just remember the old adage: Measure twice, cut once!
How do you cut a long piece of fabric straight?
Take a ruler with a 90-degree angle (if you have one) and lay it on the fabric so that one side lines up with the selvage edge and the other side crosses the fabric at a 90-degree angle. Hold the ruler firmly in place and draw a line with a marker.
How do you attach fabric without sewing?
Fabric Attachment Without Sewing: 5 No-Sew Options
- Fusible Tape. If you ask ten people about this topic, fusible tapes will be the first thing they recommend.
- Fusible Web. Fusible web is an alternative to fusible tapes.
- Fusible Adhesive.
- Fabric Glue.
- Hot Glue.
What can I make with squares of fabric?
25 Fabric Scrap Projects:
- Fabric Scrap Key Chains by Craftiness is Not Optional:
- A pencil case by Sew Mama Sew:
- Oven Mitts:
- 25 Things to Do With Fat Quarters:
- Pin It:
What can I make with 10 inch fabric squares?
3. Nine-patch quilts. Simply cut your 10 u2032u2032 fabric squares in quarters, 9ths, or 12ths, and sew the smaller squares into nine-patch blocks to make a simple, modern design like the Stomp or Tweet Kids Quilt, or a more traditional style like the Espresso Road quilt pattern.