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Thread: I'm helping a friend

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    I offered to cut 6 inch squares for a lady and it is all courderoy! My arm is falling off! LOL

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    Ouch!!!!!!!!! I hope you have a great pair of scissors? I wonder if a rotary cutter would be easier?

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    start with a new blade. I don't change mine often enough ~ when I finally get around to changing it, I cannot believe I didn't change it sooner. It makes the world of difference.

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    That is a very nice thing for you to do.
    I would encourage every one to have a June Taylor Shape Cut and rotary cutter. I just couldn't do it any other way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Ouch!!!!!!!!! I hope you have a great pair of scissors? I wonder if a rotary cutter would be easier?
    I am using a rotary cutter but this is thick fabric! I earn a big halo when I'm finished. My arm is out of shape for cutting this much, I'll time it so it doesn't give me a super arm ache...

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpiefeather
    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Ouch!!!!!!!!! I hope you have a great pair of scissors? I wonder if a rotary cutter would be easier?
    I am using a rotary cutter but this is thick fabric! I earn a big halo when I'm finished. My arm is out of shape for cutting this much, I'll time it so it doesn't give me a super arm ache...
    Just make sure you are cutting WITH the nap of the corduroy, not against it. And don't try to cut more than one layer at a time. I used to sew a lot of corduroy when my kids were young. Not any more!!!

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    well, in cutting squares you have to go against the nap sometime.

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    ROL --- I'll remember this if anyone asks me to cut fabric!!! My first thought was of when a doctor did a pressure check on my hands....to determine if one hand was weaker than the other (used to determine whether I had a stroke or not). I can see it now ----- well, her left hand is weak, but her right hand equals Superman's strength!!!! ROL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    ROL --- I'll remember this if anyone asks me to cut fabric!!! My first thought was of when a doctor did a pressure check on my hands....to determine if one hand was weaker than the other (used to determine whether I had a stroke or not). I can see it now ----- well, her left hand is weak, but her right hand equals Superman's strength!!!! ROL!
    Exactly! I'll have a big muscle when I'm done...on the right!

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    magpiefeather,

    how many squares? good on ya.

    I absolutely love your avatar. that child is adorable.

    Janie

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