I finished off my week by finally getting something accomplished, quilting-wise.
I finished cutting all the background pieces for the Swoon quilt! Yay!
It was a lot of pieces. I was trying to get over my fear of cutting multiple layers. It was definitely a lot quicker. My wrists are sore, though.
Part of my fear of multiple layers is the extra pressure that is needed in the ruler--to keep it from slipping, and also pressure on the rotary cutter.
Does it take more toll on your wrists to cut multiple layers at once, or cut single layers over and over again?
I developed tendinitis in both my wrists from working production clothing sewing for a year and a half, 9 years ago. They still bother me often, especially with repetitive motion, extended computer work, heavy cleaning, lifting children. I don't have a strong grip. I still get swollen wrists and numbness often.
Anyway, didn't mean to dump. Just wanted to celebrate a small accomplishment.
Any advice for making quilting tasks easier on the body?