Last week I posted a picture to Instagram of me trimming a quilt with my husband’s laser level. The idea came to me because I was thinking about Vicki from Orchid Owl Quilts using laser levels to block her quilts for quilt shows, and I thought why not use them to trim my quilts too! Talk abut accuracy!
Needless to say, it was kind of a big hit, it was shared multiple times on Facebook and got lots of likes and comments on Instagram. I thought I would give you a quick tutorial on using Laser Light Levels to trim your quilts. For really big quilts this is awesome, because you don’t need a huge line of rulers, you can use one and just keep your ruler on the laser line, moving up the quilt as needed.
Steal Borrow your husband’s laser level. If you don’t have one in the house, head to your favorite hardware store and buy one. We have two, one is Black and Decker brand the other is Skil. You don’t need anything fancy, don’t spend more than $25.00.
Step 2: Get out your biggest square ruler and place it on the corner of the quilt. this will be your 90 degree angle.
Step 3: Use the laser levels to create your straight lines for cutting. Once your lines are there, bust out your rotary cutter and start cutting, you can move your ruler along the laser line and not worry about your cuts being straight.
More about the quilt in these pictures later!
Have a happy Wednesday!