When I made the Rag Quilts for my granddaughters I used scissors to cut the many, many seams which is what helps to make the curled edges you can see in the first photo. After cutting the seams the quilt is then washed and put in the dryer to get that effect.
As I am in the middle of making a rag quilt for my grandson in the colours my daughter has decorated his room in, I thought I would take advantage of the recent Spotlight 40% off voucher I received in the mail. The full price for the Fiskars snips was actually $40 and I could have bought them online for less but I had asked for a pair to be kept aside for me when they came in which unfortunately took quite a few weeks. However, I didn't need to be in a hurry for them as I don't think my grandson really needs a quilt at present as it is currently 43C up in Mt.Isa. We think it is hot here and it is only 33C but the 35C forecast tomorrow might push us over the edge. LOL!
If you think these would help you with cutting seams it might be worth while checking out how much they are online. On eBay the Birch Rag Quilt Snips are $25.05 and the Fiskars Rag Quilt Snips are $32.55 from the US. I believe the Birch ones are quite good too.
Talking about Spotlight...I just received an email about the bargain buy of the week and it was for a Sizzix Fabi Starter Kit. Does anyone have one of these and what exactly do they do? It sounds like they cut both fabric and cardstock as well as leather etc. If that is the case, wouldn't the cutting blade get blunt after using cardstock. I just thought it might be a worthwhile investment for someone I know who is very crafty and has a couple of girls who love making cards...not mentioning any names though :-)
Have a great week everyone!