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Laser Cutting Fun! Quilting Friends Podcast #147

I promised last month I'd share my new laser cutting setup in the barn. See how I'm using a laser cutter to create quilting templates and rulers and planning many more American made products as well!

You can also listen to this podcast (though it is very loud in the background!) with this player:


Check out all of our laser cut quilting products! 

Circle Template Set


I'll try to keep this list updated so you can easily find all of our new quilting rulers and templates as they come out.

I have big plans for a new scrap template - a fun diamond and half-hexagon shape to use for cutting shapes from jelly roll (2 1/2-inch) strips. The biggest challenge with designing a new template is spending time testing it to make sure it's accurate. I have a very high standard of perfection with these templates, plus I want to make them easy to use for quilters of all skill levels.

Plexiglass isn't the only material I can cut on my laser! I have also been playing with wood, leather, and fabric. This laser cutter can also engrave materials easily which just makes my head spin with the creative possibilities.

Yes, we're planning to make more Quilting Caddies using the laser cutter to cut the leather soon. I'm hoping to simplify this pattern a bit which will make them easier for us to produce.

That's it for this month! I hope you're enjoying this beautiful spring. I am filled with gratitude to have both kids on the move (Betty crawling, James driving!) and to be working with Josh and making progress on many beautiful projects and creative quilts.

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

1 comment

It sounds like you had even more fun moving your laser cutter into the barn than we had moving a smaller cutter into our basement. Our temporary ramp was in place and the truck driver backed his lift gate right up to the ramp. https://softsolder.com/2022/03/17/omtech-laser-cutter-arrival/ . My husband has also blogged about his learning experiences with the cutter. Search his blog for laser cutter.

Mary Nisley,

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