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Topic: Looking for slip stitch cutter recommendations or alternatives?  (Read 3639 times)
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« on: June 06, 2012 07:53:03 PM »

Professional lurker here... I would really like to make this craft: http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2012/06/monster-fleece-lovey-blankets.html - too cute right?
And the author recommends using a slip stitch cutter. I've done some research and looks like the blades offered on Amazon and Joann (http://www.joann.com/june-tailor-skip-stitch-rotary-cutter-blade/zprd_11109881a/) do not come highly recommended. The original slip stitch blade appears to be sold by a private individual (http://www.skipstitch.com/orderform.htm), and from the few reviews I have read, is fantastic. I think this is the blade offered by Project Linus, mentioned in the post...

I'm a little leery of buying a special tool with only one function... especially when I'm not terribly sure I'll have cause to make another blanket. But if this tool is so fantastic, who knows, maybe I'll be inspired to make even more blankets! Or maybe this cutter has another function that I'm missing... or better yet, maybe there's some wise crafter out there that can recommend a method of punching holes in fleece without having to resort to purchasing a special tool. Any thoughts or experience with this sort of item and craft?

Please and thanks for your thoughts  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012 08:24:18 PM »

I only make the fleece blankets occasionally. I use to punch each hole with an awl until I found the skip stitch blade. I love it. I buy from the the individual seller. It is well worth the price. I also use it on felt to make sewing projects for my toddlers. Using the rotary cutter it only takes me 2-3 hours to punch holes and crochet a 3 inch border around a 3x5 foot blanket. Great for an emergency birthday gift.
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