"I use nuts as my pattern weights... Metal nuts, as in nuts + bolts (not for eating!), which you can get from the hardware store. Big washers from the same section of the hardware store are also really great, and easy to store because you can hang…"
"I second what Kat said! It really makes everything so much faster, and reduces wrist strain from too much scissor-ing. I have two sizes of rotary cutter: The larger one is 45mm across and the smaller is 28mm. The smaller is better for…"