Monday, September 7, 2009

Cutting Fabric

Cutting 40 layers of ACU fabric is easy with the use of the electric rotary cutting saw! The fabric comes on rolls from 20 to 100 yds each. The width is about 66 inches. The fabric is layered onto our cutting table and the first cut is made at 45". After the initial cut to width, the fabric is then cut to 72" lengths. The 21" cut-off is set aside to be cut into bindings, ties, cool-ties and it is also used to piece together additional 45 x 72 inch quilt pieces. We have been using the saw for almost a year now and we are still on the first blade. Pretty impressive since it has cut pieces for more than 1200 quilts!