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Thread: Cheap Chenille Cutter

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    You probably have this one, in your desk drawer! A letter opener! Yep, letter opener! Today while opening & paying bills, I had a light bulb moment. Thought to myself" It wouldn't hurt to try it". So, I pulled some stash and sewed up this sample. Wahlah, it cut like butter.The best part they were free.
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    Ah! Ok. I'm new. What's this you are doing?

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    :oops:

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    It is a chenille potholder.There are several tutorials on here of different projects that you can make out of chenille. Just go to the search tab at the top of the page. hope this helps
    Quote Originally Posted by mollymct
    Ah! Ok. I'm new. What's this you are doing?

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    I found it! I have never seen this done, so I'm glad you posted this!! Cute, fun idea. And I have the cutter!!

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    That's a cool idea. Hope the bank doesn't have a run on these cutters! Will have to check the office supply store for one.

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    Great idea, who would have thought it, except a crafter.

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    I have one from the phone company that I "liberated" when I retired! Thanks for showing the chenille technique. I was wondering how that worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmer Girl
    That's a cool idea. Hope the bank doesn't have a run on these cutters! Will have to check the office supply store for one.
    What will all of the retail places think about letter opener request. Love to see the look on their faces. LOL

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    Great Idea!!! :thumbup:

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    i was thinking of buying one ,wow i glad i didn,t thank you for the great idea,you save me some money lol

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    if you canot find a free one you will see them where rools of gift paper i just seen one in a discount store this week

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    Quote Originally Posted by nellie
    i was thinking of buying one ,wow i glad i didn,t thank you for the great idea,you save me some money lol
    Glad I could help. I had an old one & a new they both worked the about the same.Anxious to see how it washes up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmer Girl
    That's a cool idea. Hope the bank doesn't have a run on these cutters! Will have to check the office supply store for one.
    it would only happen in America our banks are tooo stingy to give anything away,

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    Quote Originally Posted by litacats
    Quote Originally Posted by Farmer Girl
    That's a cool idea. Hope the bank doesn't have a run on these cutters! Will have to check the office supply store for one.
    it would only happen in America our banks are tooo stingy to give anything away,
    You might try mortgage & insurance co.our county fair has goody bags and different vendors advertise on them.

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    I find these letter openers at about every business. If you don't see them ask if the business has them. I got one from the bank, insurance company, hardware store, and pharmacy. And they are very inexpensive to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amazon
    You probably have this one, in your desk drawer! A letter opener! Yep, letter opener! Today while opening & paying bills, I had a light bulb moment. Thought to myself" It wouldn't hurt to try it". So, I pulled some stash and sewed up this sample. Wahlah, it cut like butter.The best part they were free.
    Thanks! I think I just found a use for those Harbor Freight carpet cutters too. Haven't tried it yet but looks promising.

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    Omg! You win the "I'm clever" award of the year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by amazon
    You probably have this one, in your desk drawer! A letter opener! Yep, letter opener! Today while opening & paying bills, I had a light bulb moment. Thought to myself" It wouldn't hurt to try it". So, I pulled some stash and sewed up this sample. Wahlah, it cut like butter.The best part they were free.
    Thanks! I think I just found a use for those Harbor Freight carpet cutters too. Haven't tried it yet but looks promising.
    I tried the Harbor Freight cutter for cutting batting from the roll and it did not work. I think because the blade is on the top and needs to be on the bottom to get the leverage to cut. Maybe I could turn it upside down next time?

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    don,t let the secert get out for what were using them for or they will sell out like FH blades just say opening mail lol

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    What a great idea! Thanks!

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    Mums the word everyone. ;) We don't want to let our little secret out, they might charge us double or something :-(

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    What a clever idea :D:D:D

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