what i really struggle with is using a rotary cutter. you know one of these:
a fabric cutters dream, right? not if you are left handed- the sides just don't line up well and it's frustrating. i made up some really funky ways to cut with one but they got, well, funky. so, i got a left handed cutter for myself ( of the gingher variety, on ebay for less than $20, in contrast to over $60 at joann's)
and it is magic. cutting is so much easier. i had no idea that cutting could be so much fun. and to think i had no idea that it existed a few months ago... hence sharing it with you. if you are left handed, i highly recommend it!