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with Debbie Caffrey
Online Class

Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting

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Join pattern designer Debbie Caffrey and discover her efficient techniques for using a rotary cutter and streamlining your cutting process. Set up an ergonomic workspace and position your hands correctly to keep your ruler in place and your fingers safe. Discover speedy tips for cutting strips, four-patches, diamonds and chevrons. Next, use quarter-square, half-square and Tri-Recs rulers to quickly create perfect half- and quarter-square triangles, flying geese, trapezoids and more. Transform squares into Delectable Mountain and split nine-patch blocks, and create perfect half-square triangles with a bias-strip pieced method. Plus, get charts you can use to adapt these units to any size project. Learn clever cutting techniques for pre-cuts and yardage and finish your new favorite quilt sooner.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h16m

Included in this Class

1. Getting Started

1. Getting Started

Meet your instructor, quilting teacher and author Debbie Caffrey, as you learn how to set up your crafting space to prepare for the techniques you'll learn in class. Debbie starts by demonstrating the best ways to hold your ruler to ensure stability and safety. Then she explains how to start measuring and cutting fabrics neatly and efficiently, ending with perfectly sized diamonds, chevrons, rectangles and more.

2. Striply Speaking

2. Striply Speaking

Discover ways to cut triangles efficiently, resulting in almost no wasted fabric! Learn how to use pre-cuts, including ways to select and store your pre-cut fabrics. Debbie walks you through a wide variety of triangle tools and the best uses for each before demonstrating how to measure and cut your fabrics in an assembly line.

3. Working on Your Traps

3. Working on Your Traps

Move from triangles to trapezoids as you create darling tree blocks. Debbie covers Tri-Recs tools, a pair of triangle tools that allow you to create triangular or trapezoidal units (and more)! You'll learn how to measure, cut and sew your units with Debbie's troubleshooting tips along the way. Explore a diverse range of design options before learning how to assemble Debbie's tree blocks!