Do you make quilt tops? Do you have trouble getting your points to line up? Are you on a tight budget? If so, the Fiskars Rotary Cutter & Ruler Combo is a game changer and must have tool!!!

I started cutting quilt tops by using cardboard templates and a scissors (showing my age) and then advanced to a Fiskars Cutting Mat, Ruler and Rotary Cutter.  That was such a game changer and time saver for me!  But, I was recently gifted this Fiskars Rotary Cutter & Ruler Combo and have to say that I'm in love with it!!! 

                           FISKARS Rotary Cutter & Ruler Combo     FISKARS Cutting Mat

I make quite a few quilt tops per year, but just can't justify buying one of those expensive electric cutters yet.  The day might come eventually, but today I'm over the moon with my new Fiskars Rotary Cutter & Ruler Combo tool and wanted to share my excitement with others who might be on a tight to modest budget.

The things that I love about it over just the cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter:

  • It stays put on the fabric and doesn't slide around.
  • No misaligned cuts where my rotary cutter strays from the edge of the ruler.  This is a big one for me and so aggravating especially when you only bought the exact amount of fabric you needed.
  • No cutting into the ruler.
  • No chance of dropping it and cutting yourself or cutting yourself when using it.  This is also a big one for me!
  • Accurate cut time after time where fabric stays put and you just move onto next cut.
  • Can cut up to 8 fabric layers.  Note:  I personally wouldn't do any more than 6.
  • Ruler has lines for all angles (30, 45 60)
  • So easy to use.

To give you some perspective of how much I love the Fiskars Rotary Cutter & Ruler Combo and how much sewing time it saves, I thought I'd show an example.  I tried to make this Sunset Quilt pattern with just my mat, ruler and rotary cutter.  It's totally doable, but we all know if your cuts are not exact -  points just don't line up and I tend to be a perfectionist.  Therefore I couldn't stand it and I had to put sashing in-between the blocks.

I liked the top, but was determined that I could do better and wanted it to look like the pattern I had bought.  So I made another one and this time I used my new Fiskars Rotary Cutter & Ruler Combo to make sure my cuts were perfect.  GAME CHANGER!!!   The points sewed together so nicely and I didn't spend an arm and a leg on an expensive electric cutter.


I use it for all my quilt tops now!!!  It's an affordable solution for those of us on a budget!!!

Happy Cutting & Piecing!!!

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