Paper Piecing Question

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  1. BernardandMissBianca

    BernardandMissBianca Rum makes math fun! Moderator

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    When cutting curves and arcs how do you get smooth lines? I'm trying one for the Epcot swap and it's my first time and I want to get it right.
    Is a knife or scissors better?

    TIA!
     
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  3. ksjayhawks

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    I have better luck with a very sharp, small sewing scissors. I don't seem to have much control with a knife.
     
  4. BernardandMissBianca

    BernardandMissBianca Rum makes math fun! Moderator

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    I have cutter bees scissors or should I go even smaller?
    DH is going to help me in the morning. He's good with french curves. Besides he owes me, I just stood in the garage for the last 2 hours holding a light and tools. :rolleyes:
     
  5. ddavis860

    ddavis860 <font color=magenta>My dream job is to be the Fair

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    Wow, that is really nice of you to hold the light and tools...

    I use my cutter bees and I'm fine. I turn the paper in my fingers and let the scissors do the work...they don't move that much.

    As for a knife, no way for me, I don't have ANY control.

    Good Luck!
     
  6. BernardandMissBianca

    BernardandMissBianca Rum makes math fun! Moderator

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    I'm going to attempt it for the last time today. We shall see what happens. Wish me luck!!!
     
  7. Twigs

    Twigs <font color=deeppink>DIS Cast Member<br><font colo

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    I have better control with scissors. I think I saw this on the Carol Duval show and it works for me too: don't move the scissors while you cut curves, move the paper .
     
  8. peasy

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    cutterbees for sure. I've always heard to move the paper in your hand while cutting, instead of moving the scissors around the paper, kwim?
     
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    peasy <font colorf=lime green>I have over 6,798,741 reas

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    cutterbees for sure. I've always heard to move the paper in your hand while cutting, instead of moving the scissors around the paper, kwim?
     
  10. Torontogal

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    Can someone please tell me what this is? Perhpa syou can post a photo of your finished work. Thanks.
     

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