Often a pattern piece will have the sewing lines marked along with the cutting lines. There is no industry standard for the markings. On the above pattern, the dashed lines are the cutting lines. The sewing lines are the solid lines. Always make sure you know the difference before you start cutting!
A cutting mat must be used with your rotary cutter. Cutting mats are available in a number of sizes from key chain size (used as a decoration) all the way to table-size mats. Most mats come with an inch grid silkscreened over the top. These mats are ‘self-healing’ meaning that after you cut on the… Continue reading Cutting Mat