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Thread: Sewing Related Injuries

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    Slightly off topic from quilting, but I used to sew leather by hand and I tore my rotator cuff. That was painful for a long time.

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    [QUOTE=cashs_mom;8091535]I sewed thru my finger when making my wedding dress for my first marriage.

    I think I might have wondered if this was a bad omen... LOL

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    I ran over a finger tip and my first thought was, "Don't bleed on the fabric!" So I bled all over the floor. On the plus side, I didn't wash dishes or do any cleaning for at least a week.

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    Oh my and your still sewing? 😂 I cannot think of anything like that I may have poked my finger once or twice when sewing a button on. 😆
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    i can recall at least two occasions on which i cut myself being reckless with the rotary cutter.
    once i managed to snip myself with the scissors. [i still don't know how i managed to do that. lol] teeeeeny, tiny snip. but it bled like crazy.

    i have thrown my back out a couple of times bending to cut on a too-low surface.
    you haven't lived until you have to call your boss to report that you can't come to work because of a quilting injury. ROFLMBO
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ View Post
    i can recall at least two occasions on which i cut myself being reckless with the rotary cutter.
    once i managed to snip myself with the scissors. [i still don't know how i managed to do that. lol] teeeeeny, tiny snip. but it bled like crazy.

    i have thrown my back out a couple of times bending to cut on a too-low surface.
    you haven't lived until you have to call your boss to report that you can't come to work because of a quilting injury. ROFLMBO
    That is hilarious!!!! And maybe a little suspicious... LOL

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    I had my rotary cutter hanging on the wall. I took down my ruler hit the cutter knocked it off the hook, it fall over the ironing board and hit my foot. Yap ER and 5 stitches later.

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    [QUOTE=SewingSew;8092235]
    Quote Originally Posted by cashs_mom View Post
    I sewed thru my finger when making my wedding dress for my first marriage.

    I think I might have wondered if this was a bad omen... LOL
    It was definitely an omen. The marriage only lasted one year and it really wasn't that good a year. Much better now
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    [QUOTE=cashs_mom;8092376]
    Quote Originally Posted by SewingSew View Post

    It was definitely an omen. The marriage only lasted one year and it really wasn't that good a year. Much better now
    Patrice, My first marriage was like a really, really bad date that dragged on way too long. I look back on that decision and wonder what I could have been thinking! My only explanation is that I was just a kid with a lot to learn.

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    A lot of y'all sound accident prone and I must be in good company. Thanks for your stories. I'm feeling better about myself now. Sometimes I get in a hurry and don't pay enough attention and then there are times that I just get "in the zone" and I am at one with my sewing and get careless. I can understand how these things happen, especially with rotary cutters.

    I particularly like the wound care advice from the repeat offender. You know who you are...

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    I did sew through my finger have stuck myself many times with needles and pins. Once I really stabbed myself good with my ripper while pushing hard on a seam that would not give. I knocked my iron off the board and on my foot, lucky it hit my shoe and not my foot.

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    Y'all jinxed me with this thread. I hadn't cut myself with anything for quite a while until I read about all your boo-boos, so I had 2 knife cuts within 10 minutes last night while fixing dinner... not quilting mishaps, but I still blame this thread! The knife slipped and I received a small cut on my left index finger. After I stopped the blood flow on that one... with the same knife I cut my left thumb... worse than the index finger. This one was pretty deep, bled a lot, but it's ok, except it's bandaged so it gets in the way when I try to do any quilting. You know, thumbs are pretty useful!

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    I sewed my finger to a quilt, cut the tips off of 2 fingers with a rotary cutter and other sorts like that. the worst was when I dropped the rotary cutter on my toe. it went straight in, a clean clear cut. that bugger went right in. no more rotary cutting for me with out shoes on.
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    [QUOTE=SewingSew;8092846]
    Quote Originally Posted by cashs_mom View Post

    Patrice, My first marriage was like a really, really bad date that dragged on way too long. I look back on that decision and wonder what I could have been thinking! My only explanation is that I was just a kid with a lot to learn.
    Youth can't always explain the marriage mistakes. I was 38 when my late husband talked me into getting married. That was something I was never going to do, I still don't know how he talked me into it. Dumbest thing I ever did, and I left him 2 years later. The smartest thing I ever did was refuse to give him a divorce. When he died 6 years later my youngest and I got a few years of his disability benefits as survivors, and later when I became disabled I not only get my own disability benefits I receive a portion of his again. So while I'm not exactly living the good life I'm not in the poor house either.

    To get back to the topic, while I've had a few close calls with the sewing machine needle and rotary cutter getting a fingernail, the only things that have actually drawn blood are poking myself with pins, stepping on a pin or needle on the floor and snipping a finger with sharp scissors.

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