In 400 step-by-step illustrations, you'll see how to cut almost any shape without a template. 55 charts provide you with accurate yardage figures and cutting directions for each shape in a wide range of sizes. Plus you'll get all the answers to questions like these: Which shortcuts will save me time and fabric and which ones actually WASTE it? Which tools do I have to have in order to begin? Which tools might be useful later? How do I cut perfectly accurate patches every time? How can I keep my ruler from slipping? How do I avoid cockeyed patches? How can I keep my fabric stacks even? How do I cut reversals and mirror images? How do I avoid stretching the bias? How do I rotary cut a scrap quilt?