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« Reply #330 on: September 25, 2013 10:22:03 AM »

What kind of rotary cutter does everyone use?  I have a fiskars, and it doesn't cut well, and loosens up and gets wobbly or comes apart.
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« Reply #331 on: September 25, 2013 10:38:50 AM »

Really?  I thought they were supposed to be decent.  I think mine are both Olfa.  One was from Hobby Lobby & the other Hancock Fabrics.
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« Reply #332 on: September 25, 2013 11:03:18 AM »

I have been using fiskars for years...I also have a problem with the screw thing coming loose but if you tighten it too much, the blade won't roll...I have been meaning to get a new, professional one for years...I would like to know what others are happy with as well...
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« Reply #333 on: September 25, 2013 11:05:00 AM »

Oh dear. I have two fiskars in different models, both are awesome. Stable, sturdy, and good blades. I haven't changed my blade since I got it seven or eight years ago. You must've gotten a specifically crummy one, you should go exchange it. I mean they have to have some sort of warranty for malfunctions.
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« Reply #334 on: September 25, 2013 11:49:09 AM »

Mine are probably 15 or 20 years old Grin  or more... Grin

I buy blades in 25 packs...thinking of getting a sharpener but, with coupons, they are not that bad and I am pretty lazy...I am a woos...I change blades  a lot...
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« Reply #335 on: September 25, 2013 05:53:44 PM »

I just put up Melladh's blocks.
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« Reply #336 on: September 25, 2013 07:15:09 PM »

I put up 2 blocks for kbrison & 3 for alwaysinmyroom.
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« Reply #337 on: September 25, 2013 07:58:41 PM »

I have four rotary cutters, 2 Fiskars, 2 Olfa. I use my ergonomic handled Olfa the most, my straight line Olfa the least. I like the grip on my Fiskars, but all of them cut well for me.

Just posted two stars  and 1 pinwheel block for Carolmb. Actual colors are slightly brighter than the photos.
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« Reply #338 on: September 25, 2013 08:43:10 PM »

Tonight has been spent cutting and sewing! I tried to make a second round of scrappy strips for Sparkledust. My first set seemed pretty boring so I tried again with some other fabric that I thought was prettier. The blocks look super pretty! But my word they're not the right size. How can that block be the one giving me the biggest fits?  Cheesy

I also made two garden fence blocks which look gorgeous! But I have to wait on the third until I go get some more white fabric tomorrow.

Now I'm working on cutting the braid-y bits for Fontuia.  Smiley

I should be able to put up a couple of photos in the morning when the light is better.

I'll be spending the next two nights and early Saturday sewing sewing sewing! Not sure how all this time crept up on me so.  Tongue
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« Reply #339 on: September 27, 2013 08:17:51 AM »

These aren't quite ready for prime time in my gallery spot so I'm going to put them here until they're all completely done/right.

Pardon all of my non-clipped thread.

(I didn't realize the bottom was wonky until I took the picture! ugh.)



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