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Old 10-01-2010, 11:22
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Default Who Hates Cutting Tulle?

Any tutu makers out there? When I started making tutus the part I disliked the most was cutting all the tulle. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I could never get the cut straight enough for my liking. Just curious as to whether or not anyone else felt the same way.

After watching the process my husband designed a cool system that makes it really, really easy to cut roll after roll of tulle with super straight edges and I can make all the custom lengths I want without a hassle. Am I the only one that considered it a pain?

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Old 10-01-2010, 11:25
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Default Re: Who Hates Cutting Tulle?

I am right there with ya on this one! I used to hate the cutting process until i tried wrapping the tulle around a flat box and then just made one straight cut and voila! All cut at once.
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Default Re: Who Hates Cutting Tulle?

I'M FOR SURE A PERFECTIONIST!!! I measure every piece before I cut it, because I can't stand to see uneven tutus!
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Default Re: Who Hates Cutting Tulle?

I could never manage to get my cuts all straight and the same length. So one day I got the idea from another HG on here to use foam board. I cut it to the lengths of my various sized tutus and just wrapped the tulle around the board and then cut the top and the bottom. I LOVED doing it like that.. now I don't make tutus though..
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Default Re: Who Hates Cutting Tulle?

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Any tutu makers out there? When I started making tutus the part I disliked the most was cutting all the tulle. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I could never get the cut straight enough for my liking. Just curious as to whether or not anyone else felt the same way.

After watching the process my husband designed a cool system that makes it really, really easy to cut roll after roll of tulle with super straight edges and I can make all the custom lengths I want without a hassle. Am I the only one that considered it a pain?

Sheila
So what is the really cool system?? Thanks.
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Default Re: Who Hates Cutting Tulle?

Yes what is this cool system you are talking about? I hate cutting tulle.
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Default Re: Who Hates Cutting Tulle?

Please Do share?
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Default Re: Who Hates Cutting Tulle?

I need to take a picture, but in the meantime....there are two long dowels, one slightly higher than the other, that hold the rolls and there are small holes to put a wooden peg in to keep the roll from coming off the end. He made a series of foamcore boards in the standard lengths and one that is adjustable to just about any length (I make adult tutus so they're sometimes quite long) and he sealed off the ends with this plastic-like thing so the rotary cutter doesn't cut through it. It works like this......

You load the roll on the dowel and you can load another roll on the other dowel if you want to cut two rolls at once - select the board you need and secure the start of the roll onto the board and then just spin the board and until both rolls (or one roll if you're cutting one) are done. Take the rotary cutter and zip it across the nice smooth top and bottom and viola! you have perfectly cut tulle in a jiffy.

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Old 10-05-2010, 11:38
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Default Re: Who Hates Cutting Tulle?

I hate it! About to decide to not even do tutus, but will have to try some of these, i have one I have redid 3 times, I have to have it perfect!
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Default Re: Who Hates Cutting Tulle?

I do! will love to see pics!
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