How do I cut a large piece of fabric into an actual square?
June 21, 2010 9:36 PM Subscribe
I need to know how to cut fabric into a approx. a yard square. With straight edges and square corners. Despite much effort I am still awful. Please help!
posted by ticketmaster10 to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (16 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I want to make a flannel baby blanket or two. That's it. You know, the kind where you just sew two pieces of flannel together. I just have one problem: I can't seem to cut the pieces of flannel into the appropriately large rectangle/square. I want one big (say 3 by 3 ft.) square of fabric, not a bunch of itty bitty squares. I pre-wash AND iron the fabric. And still I cannot cut it correctly. Granted, I am cheap and do not own a fabric mat or rotary wheel. There must be a way to cut an actual rectangle with a pair of scissors, right? Please, quilters, share your secret!