Saturday, August 8, 2009

My Secret Weapon

How do I cut all those little pieces with holes in them? An X-Acto knife with a #11 blade. You can get one at any art supply store or craft store. I have been doing this for years. It is soooooo much easier than trying to manipulate your scissors in a little space. You can buy a cheap metal knife or a nicer one that has a cushioned handle and the blades usually come in a pack of five. I would suggest you practice though before you start on something good. I hope this is a good tip for everyone because I love it.


  1. That's a good idea to use a blade to cute those glasses out. I'm currently working on the Dazzling Dogs quilt and posting about it on my blog. I've been using a pair of scissors to cut the glasses out so far. I might have to try your suggestion out. Come by to see my progress at if you want to see the colors I'm using on the quilt.


  2. Your cow is precious! Thanks for the tip.