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Carefully cut through all layers.

Now that you have your perfectly cut fabric, remember to choose a new needle of the proper size, adjust your machine's tension before you start sewing. Also, leave the pieces pinned between the paper until you are ready to sew, keeping them neat and in order.

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    Mar 7, 2014, 04.02 PMby Scooter Phoenix

    I tried this last night (with Ikea shears) and it worked. I dare not use my Ginghers on paper.

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    Sep 17, 2013, 02.24 AMby LaReinae

    this is such a brilliant idea… thankyou so much for sharing…. its a huge help while i was just struggling with the same…. :)

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    Dec 14, 2011, 11.33 AMby gracedrb

    Lovely. Many thanks.

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    Jan 8, 2011, 08.07 PMby jadedseas

    Oh thank you for this post! I just cut out a chiffon pattern prior to reading this and it it looks like I used a serrated bread knife! chiffon and silks are my favorites, so this will be invaluable to me.

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    Nov 19, 2010, 07.52 PMby Dana Furumori

    Thanks for mentioning the importance of not using shears for anything else but fabrics.My husband and son completely wrecked my good shears and now I have to hide them from anybody. Very good advice.

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    Mar 30, 2010, 08.14 PMby bjeppson

    This will work well if you use a rotary cutter or a pair of shears you don’t care about. Otherwise, you should never cut paper with good fabric shears!

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    Feb 4, 2010, 07.20 AMby savirly

    Thanks for the cutting tips . I knew my mistake that I did on my fabrics. The best thing is I can do better after seeing your tips and tricks.

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