How to use a Rotary Cutter: Basics & Safety Tips

Quilty | Cut it Out | Episode 101

Mary shows her friend and rookie quilter, Chloe, how to use a rotary cutter when cutting her fabric. Learn rotary cutting basics and safety tips. You will need a mat and a glove for safety. Don’t forget your ruler. For more fantastic quilting tips and ideas pick up Quilty the magazine, visit or watch Quilty Season 1 on DVD!




  1. I had to laugh a bit when I saw this video. I too used scissors to make my first quilt top. When I finally signed up and took my first quilt class I was amazed with the rotary cutter.

    Gari Morman, 3 years ago Reply

  2. Touched by Cloe’s story and blown away by those yellows Mary was planning to use for her quilt. Decided the grey and yellow scheme is one I want to try later. Also plan to look for Jay’s fabrics… So much to remember from such a brief clip. Thanks.

    Diane Gambrell, 3 years ago Reply

  3. […] tool, but I had no idea how to properly use it! Because Mary aims for the newbies (ME!), she has an entire video dedicated to rotary cutter basics and safety. I felt much safer wielding such a powerful tool, the […]

    The First Cut! - QCA Rachel's 1st Quilt - Quilters Club of America, 6 months ago Reply

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