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Thread: SAFETY at QUILT CAMP and Older machines updates

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    Rainybug's Avatar
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    Good Morning to All,

    I'm looking for safety ideas for a Quilt Camp. We invite the public, this is open to anyone from 8 to 80+ and both men and women. I need safety ideas such as the good old No running with scissors, hair should be tied back (mine was very long and the thought of getting it caught in a machine or ironing it again, oops, not so good), no bare feet... now I'm looking for the real experts ideas, that would be all of you on this board!
    Thanks in advance!!

    For those who know that I have a supply of older machines, I have 14 new homes for them, five will be going to college. The rest are to ladies who never had the chance to learn to sew as a child, now they know how and will have a machine to start with.

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    Of course, close the rotary cutter!

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    Keep the safety on rotary cutter when not using - they are VERY sharp- if you drop it- let it fall don't try to grab it and move you feet out of the way

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    I would like to see the answers. Watching!

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    Measure twice, cut once

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    Please pick up the pins you drop or see on the floor.

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    How nice of you to share your machines. I know (hope) that the new owners will treasure them.

    Probably not much to do with safety, but LABEL everything that is yours.

    (I know that's a bit hard to do with pins and needles - I wonder if someone was obsessive if they could put a dab of nail polish on each one?)

    A lot of people "talk with their hands" - don't have the rotary cutter in one of them while doing so.

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    Turn the iron off after every use.

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    Keep beverages capped/covered/lidded - spilled hot coffee or tea could be unpleasant (and messy)

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    Use a safety guard on your ruler...or a klutz glove.

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