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Thread: Rotary Cutter Cuts more than Fabric Ouch!

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    Well I found out yesterday that a rotary cutter cuts more than fabric. The almighty left pointer finger. Trip to the ER, and they could not sew it back on. I cut the inside right up against the nail. I remembered a few hours later that I think I had the cutter on the ruler instead of next to it, I was extremely tired, and accidents happen that way. Hubby went to clean blood up in sewing room RIGHT AFTER IT HAPPENEDand there was the side of my finger laying there, and couldn't get it to stop bleeding, so grab it and to the ER. i GUESS IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE

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    ouch, bless your heart, take care
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    I'm so sorry. I know that hurt a lot.

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    OWWIE!!! I hope your finger heals quickly. I'm waiting for the day I cut myself or sew my finger, I am that accident prone.

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    OUCH! Hope you heal well and quickly. I always see on Fons and Porter TV show they wear a cutting glove when using the rotary cutter, guess it is a good habit to get into. I am going to buy one. Feel better.

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    I am so sorry that happened to you.

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    Feel better!

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    Oh my gosh! This is one of my biggest fears, and I'm so sorry it happened to you!

    I hope you feel better soon.

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    what a horrible accident. hope you heal quickly.

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    I have found out that I never cut anything, including my fingure when I am tierd. So sorry you had to go through that - hope it heals very soon.

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    Owwwwwie owie owie! You know ice cream helps cure all ills, including missing chunks of finger. ;) I hope it heals quickly and you're back at your sewing table soon!

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    Owwie, ouch, owwie, ouch!!!! That is terrible! Someone should invent the QUILTERS PURPLE HEART for anyone one that injures themselves that badly.

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    Ouch!! Reading your story sent my stomach for a flip. So sorry this happened to you ... and wish you well for a speedy recovery.

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    So sorry about your accident. I cut my pointy finger, including the fingernail last fall. Took a long time to heal!! Made me feel very insecure about using the rotary cutter for a long time, but I'm over it now :-)

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    I had exactly the same accident. I was stressed because a beloved grandson was in the ICU and was cutting pieces to take to the hospital with me. Ruler slipped and cut right along side my nail like yours did. Another grandson took me to the drugstore and bought some kind of bandages that you leave on until they fall off on their own. I did that and when it finally came off my finger was well! Tender but all healed. Am extremely careful now!

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    I am so sorry to hear this. I hope it heals quickly. Ouch.

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    OUCH! Will take that to heart, I've cut myself several times, but never to that extent. Hope you heal up quickly!

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    Oh my Gosh-I fear doing that all the time-I take Warfarin so it would really be bad for it to happen to me- Hope you heal quickly!! You'll never do that again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinker Tots
    Well I found out yesterday that a rotary cutter cuts more than fabric. The almighty left pointer finger. Trip to the ER, and they could not sew it back on. I cut the inside right up against the nail. I remembered a few hours later that I think I had the cutter on the ruler instead of next to it, I was extremely tired, and accidents happen that way. Hubby went to clean blood up in sewing room RIGHT AFTER IT HAPPENEDand there was the side of my finger laying there, and couldn't get it to stop bleeding, so grab it and to the ER. i GUESS IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE
    My daughter cut the whole tip of her finger off on a meat grinder at work. And she said that was PAINFUL. So I am sure that what you did was ALSO really painful. I hope that you heal fast and that it doesn't interfere with your sewing.

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    Ouch!! (((HUGS)))

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairquilt
    Oh my Gosh-I fear doing that all the time-I take Warfarin so it would really be bad for it to happen to me- Hope you heal quickly!! You'll never do that again.
    I worry about this and my husband. Especially when he is in his shop.

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    Get well soon

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    Hope you heal quickly!

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    Oooch!

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    That makes me hurt just thinking about it! I've cut mine but not nearly that bad and it hurt like heck so can just imagine what you're feeling like right now. Get better soon. Sending hugs your way.

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