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New use for old rotary blades.

Old 10-13-2019, 08:49 AM
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Now this is genius!
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:35 AM
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Another gadget. This one is one I think for now I can live without. Cute idea though.
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:54 AM
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​Cute idea!
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:41 AM
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Cute but another gadget i would never use.
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Old 10-13-2019, 01:17 PM
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Oh, I use my Gypsy purple one all the time but I noticed the blade getting a little dull. It really saves wear and tear on my hands when I chain piece. When I use snips to cut the threads my hands take the brunt of it. Anything that saves repetitive action is a must have for me.
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Old 10-13-2019, 01:25 PM
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Anything that saves repetitive action is a must have for me.
My PT told me to stop all repetitive action using my hands or regret it later. I showed her snipping chain pieced fabric pieces and she said No. I got the Gypsy cutter and she approved. No continuous scissor work at all. If there is a tool that will eliminate repetitive action then use it.

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Old 10-13-2019, 07:46 PM
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OK - I thunk I really need to get me this one!!!! My friend has the Gypsy purple thing but I didn’t bite on that one - I just use my small nioppers. But thus is darn cute and a good use for old blades that still have life in them. I hate to throw away my blades so I have a rotary cutter just for paper. As an aside, back when my son (who is almost 40) was in school, he had to make a piņata. The thought of cutting all that tissue paper was not on my happy list, so I pulled out my paper rotary cutter and a long ruler and made quick work of those gazillion paper strips. Sticking them into the form was the long, yucky part.
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Old 10-13-2019, 07:53 PM
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This is actually a really quick way to cut apart your chain piecing. Saves time and miscuts over using scissors to cut them. Eleanor Burns separates her chain piecing this way.

I ordered one!

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Old 10-13-2019, 08:39 PM
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That does look like a hand saver. I don't do enough chain piecing and have a tendency to grab my scissors to cut things. I love gadgets and look at it as something to get that quilter as a novelty gift.
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Old 10-14-2019, 12:34 AM
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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.
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