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    donna dewberry

    has any 1 ever used her strip cutter i would like to know if it works

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    I've never heard of that item but quite frankly, I'm a bit Donna Dewberried out. Getting to be a little like Martha Stewart with her finger in everything. Just my opinion!

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    I bought one, thinking it would be the greatest thing ever! It isn't!!! No matter how straight you fold your fabric, your strips are still bowed. I would have taken it back, but bought it out of town and didn't want the hassle of going to return it.

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    If you haven't tried the June Taylor Shape Cut mat first, I would do that before investing in the DD strip cutter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    If you haven't tried the June Taylor Shape Cut mat first, I would do that before investing in the DD strip cutter.
    I agree. It's one of the best ways for getting good straight cuts, no bowing.

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    if you are talking about the machine that cuts the strips, there was a thread about this. someone said that cutting fabric in this manner would be best for making those rope baskets, crocheted rugs, etc. not for when accuracy is of the utmost importance.

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    I have one, don't care for it, cuts fabric with a bow...I use the June Taylor Shape cut..Love it.
    My sister and I bought the Donna Dewberry cutter together, she loved it, until I gave her the June Taylor Shape cut for her birthday..now shes selling her Donna Dewberry cutter.....I think you would the JT Shape cut better. Hopes this helps!!!

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    I have seen the JT Shape cut rulers, and I guess that is what your all speaking of. There seems to be several sizes etc. What would you suggest as far as the one most likely to be used the most, size wise? I keep looking at them and cannot decide.
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    I love my June Taylor Shape cutting mat. It is wonderful. Never heard of the Donna Dewberry cutter.

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    thanks will be looking in to jt shape cuter

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    Absolutely agree that JT Shape cut mat is the best choice. froggyintexas

    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    If you haven't tried the June Taylor Shape Cut mat first, I would do that before investing in the DD strip cutter.

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    Love my June Taylor cutting mat- its wonderful
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    I enjoyed watching Donna when she sold her One Stroke painting kits on QVC. I see her painting shows on reruns on the pbs channel. I think her best craft was her painting. I never got into her fabrics or her way of quilt making etc. She seems like a nice lady.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amythyst02 View Post
    I have seen the JT Shape cut rulers, and I guess that is what your all speaking of. There seems to be several sizes etc. What would you suggest as far as the one most likely to be used the most, size wise? I keep looking at them and cannot decide.

    I have all four sizes of the JT Shape Cutters and to me the 18" is the most user friendly but I also use her 1/4" shape cut when needed.

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    Love my June Taylor Shape Cut mat--wish I had known about it a long time ago. Like a previous poster--I too am Donna Dewberried out--first the painting and now sewing/quilting. Just go away!!!

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    Is it a June Taylor Shape Cut mat or ruler or both?

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    I sometimes get some bow to my strips with the JT Shape Cut, and sometimes the cutter doesn't cut clear through in spots. I have a new olfa mat and new olfa blades. What am I doing wrong?

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    I love the Martelli non-slip ruler. I get perfect strips every time. I use this ruler almost constantly. I have never regretted buying this ruler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyPhillips View Post
    Is it a June Taylor Shape Cut mat or ruler or both?
    It is a flexible ruler with slits in it. You use your rotary cutter in the slits for the size strips you need. It is so fast for making binding - 2 1/2, 5, 7 1/2, 10! Just a few quick cuts and done!

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    I have the Donna Dewberry cutter - no problems BUT I love my GO! machine better.
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