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Thread: Scissors or rotary cutter?

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    Super Member C.Cal Quilt Girl's Avatar
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    Mostly rotary for prep and squaring, scissors quite a bit also.... guess its a toss up.

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    rotary all the way....scissors to clip threads!!

    jodi in leavenworth

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    Rotary for me too!!! Scissors for only trimming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    I only use scissors for minor trims. It's rotary all the way for me! Just think of yourself as a purist (O: Rotary cutters haven't been around too long in the history of quilting. Wonder if they quilted before scissors were invented?
    I think pieced quilts came after the invention of scissors. Whole cloth quilts may be older than scissors though. Scissors are about 3 to 4000 years old.

    I use the rotary cutter for cutting quilts. It's much more accurate to cut with a rotary cutter. When you cut with scissors the material being cut will gradually creep away from the blade towards the end of the cut.

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    Rotary cutter. My scissors are a teeny-tiny pair for snipping threads. I'm pretty new and have two rotary cutters, Olfa and Fiskars. Both work fine, but the Olfa seems to "feel" better to me.

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    Tool of choice: ergonomic handle, 45 mm blade [sharp] rotary cutter.

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    Rotary cutter except for snipping threads. My choice: 45mm blade, and I like the ones that automatically put the safety cover over the blade when you lay them down (they're yellow--don't remember the brand.) oh--and of course, I get my replacement blades from Harbor Freight tools, for about $1/ea! :D

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    Rotary cutting, it is more accurate for me.
    Scissors only for cutting out applique pieces :D:D:D

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    Definitely rotary cutter

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    I use a rotary cutter for square, rectangular, or triangular pieces. Everything else gets the scissor treatment. For those I use my Ginghers.

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