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Thread: Do you use your fabric rotary cutter when cutting paper in paper-piecing?

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    Super Member mom-6's Avatar
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    The only time I've experienced serious dulling of my blade when cutting paper was when I used it on a 20-page brochure printed on 28 lb paper that I trimmed three egdes on each one - did about 50 of them. That was definitely a test of its longevity!

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    I use my rotary cutter and don't notice if it makes it dull

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    I do trim with my ruler and rotary cutter. But I have an old one specifically saved for paper.

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    I keep a small (28mm) rotary cutter for paper piecing and it doesn't seem to get any duller than the bigger ones that I use for just fabric.

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    I use the same one. I've never noticed that it makes a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishNY
    I use the same one. I've never noticed that it makes a difference.
    I agree

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    I use my rotary cutter for fabric, paper, card stock, fusible,
    and trims. And it I need templates and have the Go Die that fits, I cut paper with my Go.

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    Yes, I use my rotary cutter when using triangles on a roll!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindasidlow
    Paper does not cause blades or scissors to become dull. Paper can leave a residue that can be wiped off periodically. The reason we have always kept "weapons" out of reach of family members is that they use scissors for cutting plastic, rocks, wood, etc. All the things that can ruin blades. I do lots of paper piecing and have never had to use a separate blade. I have Gingher scissors for years that Ive not had to sharpen and I use them for everything. Getting nicks on blades is another matter.
    I agree with everything said here. No special rotary cutter for my pp'ing and I don't notice blades getting dull any quicker than with cutting only fabric.

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