Laser Level Trimming Tutorial

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!

Laser Level Trimming - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comNeedless 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.

Step 1: 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.

Laser Level Trimming - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comStep 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!


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9 Responses to Laser Level Trimming Tutorial

  1. Susan says:

    So now I’m wondering about the one on the floor. =) That is an astoundingly good idea! I will have to look for one of those when I’m in the hardware store next time.

  2. This is one of the best ideas ever! I HATE trying to square up my quilts and cut those long lines. Gonna have to raid hubby tool box. 😉

  3. Beth T. says:

    Well, how does it feel to be a genius?

  4. Susan Melvin says:

    Pretty cool. The laser level would be a great father’s day gift and then you can borrow as needed.

  5. Jo Ferguson says:

    Great tutorial. Thanks.

  6. Michele says:

    Awesome idea!! Thank you for thinking outside the box!!

  7. Complete genius! Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous technique!

  8. Amber says:

    That is one savvy quilting hack Melissa! TFS. 🙂 Glad I found your blog.

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