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Thread: which direction do you cut with your rotary?

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    Super Member grammysharon's Avatar
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    I push away from me. I am a klutz so I am always afraid I will cut myself :D

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    Away from my body.

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    Away from me.

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    Away from me.I change hands also.ampi.....(whatever)?

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    I cut away, but I was shocked to see my 17 year old cutting towards herself. She said it's the only way that works for her. She is left-handed, and I don't know if that has something to do with it, but I must admit my mom-alert alarm went off and I told her she needs to learn to cut a different way.

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    Towards me, I know it should be away from me for safty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    I'm a lefty, so cut opposite from rightys, but always away from the bod.
    Same here

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    You'll wish you learn to cuyt away from you. Had a customer in craft store that cut towards her, rotary cutter slipped away from ruler. 75 STITCHES later she learned her lesson!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpiefeather
    I didn't know any better so I taught myself to use it TOWARD me...now and then I try it the other way and it seems awkward.
    Same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonisew
    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    I'm a lefty, so cut opposite from rightys, but always away from the bod.
    Same here
    ditto

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    One other thing to try is a new cutter. I just bought a 60mm Olfa Ergonomic Cutter with a blade lock at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show. I got a great price on it because of the show, but after using it I can say it would be worth the money even at full price! My Carpal tunnel had been acting up w/my old cutter, I can't believe how much easier this cutter is to use. It just glides through the fabric and I haven't had trouble with it skipping on me. Maybe give it a try!

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    I cut away from myself. My daughter taught me how to use the rotary cutter but she forgot to tell me to stay away from the edge. So the first time I used it, I sliced my left hand index finger from the knuckle attached to the hand all the way down my finger to the tip. She yelled, 'We are not at a deli'. Took a week before I could try it again. Now I am more careful. And I always close the blade when I lay down the rotary cutter, ask me how I found out that little piece of advice.

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