Cutting fabric has no margin of error and that’s why we’re proud to offer reliable rotary cutters and scissors that cut quilting fabric with precision. Our durable quilting rotary cutters for fabric deliver consistent performance time and time again. Plus, our popular stainless steel micro-tip scissors are perfect for needlework, embroidery, and cross stitch projects that require an extra degree of detail. For the most consistent fabric cutting, purchase rotary cutters and scissors from Fat Quarter Shop today!
Rotary cutters – what some people refer to as rotary scissors – are essential quilting tools. A rotary cutter produces a crisp, clean cut that you won't get with other cutting devices. On the other hand, if you're cross-stitching or doing some other type of embroidery or needlework, you'll need a pair of good-quality scissors for the task at hand.
Whatever your stitching passion may be, Fat Quarter Shop is here to help with razor-sharp scissors and quilting rotary cutters that make your job that much easier.
We have a generous selection of sewing scissors and rotary cutters for quilting in various sizes from some of the most respected manufacturers of cutting tools. Whether you're a novice or a long-time quilter, you'll appreciate the quality performance our quilting rotary cutters provide.
Using a rotary cutter for fabric takes a little practice, but once you get the hang of it, you'll understand why quilters prefer using rotary cutters on quilting fabrics. Follow these steps to get the best cut:
1. Cover your table with a self-healing cutting mat to prevent damage to its surface.
2. Line up your quilting ruler with the fabric you want to cut.
3. Place your hand firmly on the ruler to prevent it from slipping.
4. Begin cutting. Apply steady, even pressure. Pro Tip: You'll need to use more pressure than you think when using cutter tools.
5. Make the cut firmly and quickly. If you cut too slowly, your fabric may shift and ruin the cut.
6. When you're finished cutting, engage the safety lock on your rotary cutter to avoid injury from the stainless steel cutter blades.
Once you're comfortable using a rotary fabric cutter, you'll be able to cut more than one layer of fabric at a time.
The size of the rotary cutter you need is based on how much quilting you do, the difficulty of your projects and your level of proficiency. If you do a lot of quilting, you may wish to buy multiple rotary cutters for fabric. Here's a rundown of the different sizes:
Whatever your skill level, you'll find the rotary scissors and cutting tools you need at Fat Quarter Shop. Our sewing rotary cutters and scissors enable you to trim fabric, trace patterns and snip thread with precision and accuracy. Shop online for the best rotary cutters for quilting and sewing projects!
Join Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique as she shares some tips and tricks on how to cut your fabric. With the help of a few essential quilting notions, you will be making better cuts in no time.
Following are answers to some of the common questions about rotary cutters. Please let us know if you need additional information.
A rotary cutting tool has a rotating blade that helps you cut quilting and sewing fabric faster and more accurately. Rotary cutters have sharp, round blades set in a handle device. These fabric-cutting tools are available in various styles, sizes and handle shapes.
If you're looking for a quilt cutter, a rotary fabric tool is best. A rotary fabric cutter produces a precise cut that's difficult to attain with scissors. If not used carefully, scissors can leave you with jagged, messy edges.
Yes, you can sharpen rotary cutters for fabric. If you do a lot of quilting, have them sharpened frequently to ensure you get the clean fabric cuts you need. It's also a good idea to keep extra blades on hand so you can easily switch them out as needed.