Make a Protective “Coat” for Your Rotary Cutter

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Protect Your Cutter and Hands with This Quick Project!

We get a bit nervous sometimes about toting our rotary cutters to quilting class and such. It seems like it wouldn’t be hard to nick the blade or to accidentally cut ourselves, even when the cutters are in the “closed” position.

These darling little rotary cutter sleeves from First Light Designs are a great solution. They’ll protect your cutter blade (and your hands!), no matter how much digging around in your quilting bag you need to do in order to find your cutters.

Instructions for a Protective Coat for Your Rotary Cutter

Get started by choosing fabrics you love, then have fun finding great buttons. The decorative buttons and binding make them look a bit like coats!

If you’re nervous about the binding, you’ll be pleased with the binding instructions. There’s a  partial-no-sew option that goes quite quickly. You can also machine or hand stitch the binding as you normally would for a quilt.

Instructions for a Protective Coat for Your Rotary Cutter

A finished coat measures about 3¾” x 8″.

Click here for the free “Rotary Cutter Coat” tutorial.

Get the free pattern here.

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Instructions for a Protective Coat for Your Rotary Cutter Instructions for a Protective Coat for Your Rotary Cutter




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