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Thread: One more reason to starch?

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    Super Member EasyPeezy's Avatar
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    Yesterday I noticed that my rotary blade was feeling dull. Well it was not
    really the blade which I had just cleaned (with WD40) but it was the fabric
    which had been washed but not yet starched. As I was cutting the overlock
    seams the fabric was getting stuck in the mat. Finally I gave up and used
    my scissors. Now I know why my mat usually stays pretty clean when I cut
    starched fabric but this sure made quite a mess.

    Just thought I'd share my little experience. :-D

    Happy quilting.

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    I noticed that too.

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    I too just learned the value of using starch. Last weekend I purchaed a quart of concentrated starch and new spray bottle. Now I know I will not run out for a while. Thanks for the tip on starching before you cut, I will try this out.
    NormaBeth

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    Yesterday I noticed that my rotary blade was feeling dull. Well it was not
    really the blade which I had just cleaned (with WD40) but it was the fabric
    which had been washed but not yet starched. As I was cutting the overlock
    seams the fabric was getting stuck in the mat. Finally I gave up and used
    my scissors. Now I know why my mat usually stays pretty clean when I cut
    starched fabric but this sure made quite a mess.

    Just thought I'd share my little experience. :-D

    Happy quilting.
    If your mat has that many dings and grooves, it sounds like it's time for a new mat.

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    Junior Member Diamondrose's Avatar
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    WD40 can gum up clipper blades so I imagine it would do the same for rotary blades.

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    Super Member EasyPeezy's Avatar
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    I don't think there's anything wrong with my mat but I will clean it good
    and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondrose
    WD40 can gum up clipper blades so I imagine it would do the same for rotary blades.
    I removed the blade before wiping with WD40. My rotary cutter is fine. :-D

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    glad you got your rotary cutter fixed

    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondrose
    WD40 can gum up clipper blades so I imagine it would do the same for rotary blades.
    I removed the blade before wiping with WD40. My rotary cutter is fine. :-D

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    Interesting!

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    Thanks for the tip.

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