10 Ways to Use DIY Templates for Easier Quilt Making

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Cardboard and Plastic Can Save Time, Aggravation and Fabric!

Today’s quilts are often made entirely by cutting with a rotary cutter. Templates are seldom needed unless you want to cut unusual shapes.

However, templates can be used for much more than cutting out pieces. In fact, they can simplify many aspects of quilt making. Karen Brown from Just Get It Done Quilts outlines 10 creative template hacks in the following video.

10 Clever Template Hacks for Easier Quilt Making

She starts with suggestions for materials to use for making both plastic and cardboard templates. Along the way she specifies which type will work best with each technique.

Her creative template ideas (and other uses for template materials) will help you produce crisp corners on bindings, make paper pieced segments with less waste, get perfect angles with stitch-n-flip, save time marking and measuring, stuff pillows more easily and more. You’re sure to find several helpful ideas to make your projects go more smoothly.

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.

Click here for the SUGARIDOO FLIP & Sew Tool instructions mentioned in the video (they start at 2:06 in the video).


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