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Cutting curved pieces of fabric for an Easter quilt

 

Over the last two days, I showed you the versatility of the Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler 9⅞” x 12½”. You learned to use the ruler to cut out circles, and yesterday you learned to mark circle lines on your quilt top in preparation for quilting by hand or machine. Today, we’re drawing and cutting curved pieces out of fabric using the same ruler.

 

The Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle section of the ruler showing the two possible curves that the ruler offers.
Curved lines of the Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler

 

The first step is to place the ruler on the piece of fabric and make your first cut.

 

A first curve is being cut using the Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler.
Cutting of curved strips

 

After you make the first cut, simply slide the ruler to the desired width by using the dotted lines as your guide.

 

The Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler is used to make a second cut that parallels the first line.
Aligning curves of the ruler to curves of cut piece of fabric

 

If you need a wider curved piece, draw a straight line on the fabric that you wish to cut. Then, use a marking pencil to draw a second line at a distance that is suitable for your project. You should also draw a small vertical line in the center that will assist with the cutting. Place the ruler on the fabric, and align both the horizontal and vertical red lines to the lines you drew on the fabric.

 

To make a wider curved piece, the lines on the Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler are lined up with marked lines in the fabrics.
Aligning red vertical and horizontal lines to lines on the fabric

 

After the cut is made, move the ruler down to the other line and cut your fabric.

By placing the Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler on a second line and making another cut, a larger curved piece is achieved.
Aligning the ruler in preparation to cut second line

 

Note: The Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler can also be used to draw curves on your quilt top that you can follow to quilt by hand or by machine. To do so, simply repeat the above steps using a fabric marking pencil.

After you cut all the curved pieces that you want, place and fuse them on a background fabric in a way that you like.

 

Multiple curved pieces of different widths are fused to a piece of fabric. Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler.
Random width curved pieces

 

After reflecting for a few minutes on what to do next, I found a shape I liked, printed it on HEATNBOND EZ Print™ Lite Iron-On Adhesive 10 pcs – 8½” x 11″ as shown on my blog of February 16th.

 

With Easter around the corner, why not cut out this project to make an Easter egg. Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler.
An Easter egg made using the curved pieces

 

Now, I just need to select a thread, and then add an applique stitch to each curve.

 

Use the SURElight desk lamp to provide the lighting you need to finish your Easter egg quilt. Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler.
Matching threads illuminated by the SURElight desk lamp

 

With the Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler, your quilting designs are endless! Use this versatile ruler to cut full circles, half circles, and quarter circles of various sizes, to mark your quilt top for a professional quilted look, for drawing lines on your fabric, and for cutting curved pieces of fabric. These designs will make your next quilting project exciting and unique!

Tomorrow, I’ll demonstrate how to use a thread picker and show you how to stop threads from unraveling.

 

This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 3: Echo quilting is easy with the handy Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler

I took my first quilting course in September 1994 in Barrie, Ontario, near the armed forces base where I was stationed. After moving to Ottawa in 1996, I joined my first guild. I took more courses and began to buy quilting books and lots of fabrics. Quilting has become my passion. I have made over 150 more quilts since then, and have never looked back. I now share my knowledge of quilting by teaching and doing presentations, and blogging!

3 Comments

  1. Patrice Hartung

    I have shied away from using curves. Never get them to actually curve.

  2. Anita Mitchell

    Thank you for the tips. I can use them to cut and sew curves.

  3. Josephinelynn Rigle

    I love to quilt, but I am still afraid of curves and free motion. I am hoping the fear disappears as I quilt more often.

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