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New use for old rotary blades.

Old 10-14-2019, 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Bobbinalong View Post
When I've chain pieced the last patch, I take the out and use the cutter at the side of my machine. It hasn't dulled yet.
this is the way i do it too
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Old 10-14-2019, 03:26 AM
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The Crafty Quilter showed this and I need to get one!!! Just forgot when I read her post about a month ago.
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Old 10-14-2019, 03:46 AM
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Just ordered one, thanks Onebyone! You always find the best gadgets
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Old 10-14-2019, 04:40 AM
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I have one that is the same principle and it has gotten dull. I am ordering one. Thanks Onebyone!
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:09 AM
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I sharpen my blades at least twice. Once to be reused to cut fabrics and after they've been sharpened twice, they get used in my other rotary cutter for paper type items. I have all my cutters labeled so no mistake which one is for what. Once they get too dull to cut paper they get put into an old case the blades came in and then finally tossed once its filled with dull blades. So I basically get a good run for my blades.
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:11 AM
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I change blades at the first skip. It will only get worse so why bother waiting. Blades and machine needles carry the load so I will economize elsewhere. I didn't buy a pair of shoes I liked and could have bought this last weekend so that saved me a lot of money to buy blades. That's how I think. LOL
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Old 10-14-2019, 10:31 AM
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My son made me one from scrap wood and a bit of a branch. He hollowed out the branch section to fit the handle of my seam ripper. I put the seam ripper in the stand and cut apart my chains in no time. chain-thread-cutter.jpg
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:59 AM
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I use to use the seam ripper stuck in a spool of thread until I impaled my hand. It is an accident waiting to happen for me.
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Old 10-15-2019, 06:58 AM
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Cute idea if you do lots of chain piecing
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Old 10-15-2019, 08:40 AM
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Oh man...I just bought two of these a few weeks ago - at full price!!! But they are great. I have some that were on little blocks, but this one packs up nice for travel. Love them!
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