Today we have the first in a series of tips. I'm sure this isn't news to many, but since I haven't been sewing very long, I'm still learning all the shortcuts. In other words, please don't laugh at me.
If you have lots of straight cuts to make in a large piece of fabric, measure where you need the cuts to be and iron a crease to cut along. I've found this to be very useful when cutting fabric to wrap my soap. I can iron stacks of fabric into neat little rectangles, sit down with my shears and cut along all the creases. This goes so much faster and helps me to cut straighter lines than using a straight edge and chalk to mark my lines.
Be sure to check back next Tuesday for a new tip.