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Thread: Opinions on Simplicity rotary cutting machine

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    Super Member paulswalia's Avatar
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    Opinions on Simplicity rotary cutting machine

    Has anyone used this machine (available at Joann's) to cut fabric strips (like 2.5 inch strips) ? I was thinking of buying one, but want to know if it's worth the investment.
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    It's not sufficiently accurate for quilting. It would probably work for someone wanting to make rag rugs, fabric-covered cord bowls, etc.

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    This has been discussed before and the general feedback was that it didn't work as well as everyone who purchased it thought it would be for quilting.
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    I have both Rotary cutter as well as bias tape maker and after a couple of times tring to use I found that neither one is worth what my husband paid for several christmas ago.
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    The bias maker isn't that bad. I just don't use the post and hand feed from the roller. I control it. I do QAYG, and make a lot of strips. Sometimes I get tired of burning my fingers with steam using the manual bias makers. I have a Reliable and that thing does steam!

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    The rotary cutter works best with starched or BestPressed fabric ... not so well otherwise.

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    Thanks, everyone - you've helped make my decision!
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