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hokiekate
« Reply #280 on: March 16, 2008 12:02:37 PM »

Yeah, definitely be careful with that rotary cutter.  I use my ALL the time, yet I still managed to slip once and earned myself a trip to the ER and 8 stitches in my finger.  I call that project the $200 quilt.
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« Reply #281 on: March 16, 2008 12:39:47 PM »

Yeah, definitely be careful with that rotary cutter.  I use my ALL the time, yet I still managed to slip once and earned myself a trip to the ER and 8 stitches in my finger.  I call that project the $200 quilt.

Haha! oh my, not good!

My SO wont even let me use a exacto knife, he takes it from me and does things himself because hes afraid Ill hurt myself, Im suprised he going to let me use a rotary cutter!

I promise not to slice off cat paws as well!
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« Reply #282 on: March 16, 2008 12:47:17 PM »

Rotary cutters are fun.  I love mine!!  Yes, definitely be careful...those babies are sharp!
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« Reply #283 on: March 16, 2008 12:52:35 PM »

I looked online for local yarn stores, but I will admit the results had me less than optimistic. I did a google search and when it plotted things on the map, I was so confused. Supposedly there is a yarn store about 30 mins away from me, but the thing is, it's in the middle of nowhere, in this little township named Swastika.. So needless to say I haven't been brave enough to venture out there in search of yarn.

You can be surprised. There's a quilt store in a tiny town near me. They do a lot of on-line business but have the store as well. It can be really cheap to rent space in a small town. It's a building the lady had built on her acreage, so unless you know where it is, you can't find it. Quilting groups come from miles around to go there, it's by appointment usually, although she will let you in if she's there when you turn up. I can do an online/ phone order and if I want to save on postage, she will give it to the next person who is coming to my town who will bring it to my quilters group on Tuesday.
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« Reply #284 on: March 16, 2008 12:56:51 PM »

I love my rotary cutters . . . we have quite a few here because dh keeps forgetting that he already bought me one (we are up to four).  It just keeps me from having to buy replacement blades  Wink

My nearest Jo Anne's is at least a half hour away and the fabric selection at our wal mart is horrible.  I do have to local quilting stores but don't like most of the fabric in them.  I will check them out first and then just wait to get to a Jo Anne's if they don't have what I want.  There is one about an hour away that a friend told me about but I would like to go when it is nice out (it will be a long walk from parking to the store with three small children) so it will be a month or so before I get to go.

My husabnd used to have sticker shock but now figures I don't have any sort of medical bills (i.e. cheaper then therapy) and I don't really buy books (love love love inter library loan) or movies or go to the movies.  So he doesn't complain.  I do cut down on the crafting time/money in the summer though when I am off work and go places with the kiddos . . . or I use the stash I accumulated!   Smiley
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« Reply #285 on: March 16, 2008 02:03:30 PM »

How long does everyones rotary blades last?
I forgot to buy a set of replacement blades, but then I figured Im sure one blade would last a bit til I go back.

I really am envious of all of you americans and your targets and joanns! I have a great friend in the states and we always send each other big boxes of gifts every couple months and on holidays and she sends me such awsome target stuff!

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« Reply #286 on: March 16, 2008 02:51:23 PM »

It varies a lot. I tend to run over pins with mine, which nicks them and makes them annoying to use as you have uncut threads every three inches or so. I also have a sharpener though which extends their life. A few months or a few quilts.
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hokiekate
« Reply #287 on: March 16, 2008 03:05:30 PM »

Yeah, mine last a good long while.  I don't tend to keep spare blades around.  I just buy them as I need them.
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« Reply #288 on: March 16, 2008 05:35:09 PM »

I sliced my finger open with my rotary...but no stitches! Last night I had a moment of stupidity...my sewing machine ate some thread into the top part and I'm shoving a screwdriver all around...until I remember it's still plugged in. I have to remember not to electrocute myself while sewing..
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« Reply #289 on: March 16, 2008 05:41:29 PM »

Ohhh rotary cutting is fun!!

I rotary cut out the fabric for megs needle book, so fast and easy!

No cuts either

completed so far today

- the transfer is ironed onto the fabric for emrboidery
-megs needle book fabric is ready to be ironed and then sewed
- nofurys knitting earrings are complete

I seem to have come down with an awful flu and feel awful, arg!
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