I made a column swirl soap in a silicone slab mold yesterday and today I wanted to show you how I cut slabs.
If you’re lucky enough to have a slab mold with lines or dividers then that makes it easier. But if you don’t…it can be a bit of a challenge. Here’s how I do it.
I first trim the edges by running a knife along them.
I like to use a Fiskars 3″ x 18″ see through ruler when I cut soap. You can find them in the sewing/cutting section of most craft stores. I use the ruler to make a cutting grid to make cutting easier.
My soap slab is about 12″ x 8″ and I want to cut 2″ x 2″ pieces. Lay the ruler on an edge of the soap so that it measures out 2″ and score the soap with the tip of a knife. Keep doing it all of the way down the slab in one direction and then the other.
Once you score the first line…move the ruler up to where the two inch mark is on top of your first score and score another mark two inches from the first one.
Once you score up one way…score up the other way.
Once scored…cut it using a knife. I like to drag the tip of the knife through the soap instead of using a chopping motion.
Love the look of the column swirl, and such a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing =)
How clever to use a quilting ruler! I never would have thought of that! Thanks for sharing your tips.
Perfectly cut! I could not cut with the knife as straight pieces!
Such clear cut instructions…beautiful soap!
Beautiful! What did u use for the column? What are the measurements?
Hi Yolanda, I used a piece of wood that is about 2.5 x 2.5 x 4″ tall.
Came out great!! love those bars!
I’ll be sure to send you some when I send your fragrances that you left! I’ll get it out on Tuesday. I had so much fun! Glad you came over.
Oh yeah baby ! In the mold real pretty, out of the mold…to die for ! Gotta go. Have supplies to order.Like a ruler and silicone and more scents and ..and…and…
LOL, thanks, Donna!
I LOVE your blog!
That is great looking soap Amanda. Pretty awesome. Do you mind if I ask you where you got the silicone slab mold?
Oooooo – they turned out so great!! Love the fall colors! I have a small six-bar slab mold, and I usually score the soap before I cut, but since it’s so small, I just eyeball it. Not that they come out very equal…I’ll have to try your quilting ruler trick some time since I just happen to have one!
Perfect timing! I am cutting soap tomorrow and planned to use my quilting ruler. Glad to know that’s how you do it too!