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    An early Birthday Present to myself

    Saw this at JoAnn's yesterday and went back today to get it with a coupon as a treat to myself for my upcoming birthday.

    Does anyone else have one of these, if so how do you like it?
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    Myrna

    They say money does not buy happiness, but it buys fabric & fabric makes me happy!!

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    Nice! I am so jelly! Happy Birthday!
    From the artist formerly known as Missus Fear...Hi, my name is Tracy and I am a hobbyaholic.
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    From the artist formerly known as Missus Fear...Hi, my name is Tracy and I am a hobbyaholic.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blogs/m...ear-79671.html

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    How cool--I hadn't seen one of those. Let us know how you like it. And Happy Birthday to ya!
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    Is there a video on how it works... nice gift
    happy birthday to you

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    Happy Birthday! Nice gift to yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2 View Post
    Saw this at JoAnn's yesterday and went back today to get it with a coupon as a treat to myself for my upcoming birthday.


    Does anyone else have one of these, if so how do you like it?

    UPDATE!!! I is going back to JoaAnn's today. I can cut strips that bad all by myself.... Blade skips for one thing.....
    Myrna

    They say money does not buy happiness, but it buys fabric & fabric makes me happy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2 View Post
    UPDATE!!! I is going back to JoaAnn's today. I can cut strips that bad all by myself.... Blade skips for one thing.....
    the link above says it takes reqular blades; maybe try a new blade to see if that helps first. It has a lot of good reviews on the link above.
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    I just looked it up on Amazon and it has very good reviews on it there as well. I could not find it on JoAnn's web to find out the price they are asking, but since I do have a $25.00 GC from Amazon I will have to give this a thought.
    Amythyst

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    I have the original Fiskars fabric strip cutter. It uses a rotary blade and is attached to a 24" long acrylic ruler. They aren't made anymore. It was an expensive notion at the time, $59.00 and didn't sell that many. Hancocks only had two in stock when they first came out. I had both in my cart and gave one to a lady who drove two hours to Hancocks just to buy one. (no internet shopping then). I remember the other shoppers in line getting all bug eyed at the price and thought we were nuts to buy a ruler for $60. LOL. I get offers all the time to sell mine, the last offer was for $200. The last one I saw on Ebay sold for $122.00 and it was very used.


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    Happy Birthday and nice present. Happy Quilting too.
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    That's something new to me. Keep us up to date on how it works
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    I also would like to know the continuing story here....this looks so interesting....and considering the huge quanity of strips I cut for my string quilts, WOW......
    am going to look the next time I am at Walmart....
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    I haven't seen this one before either.
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    I haven't tried it. But it only cuts up to 12 inches or so in length if you look at it. (It looks like the old ones did 24) If you wanted to cut 2 1/2 strips WOF you would need to fold it correctly to avoid the little hills and valleys at the fold mark and be very careful to check that you didn't lose anything when you moved fabric.. I have an old June Taylor "Short Cut" ruler that will only cut 12 inches wide, but you can cut as many strips as you can get in 12 inches without moving fabric or ruler. But I don't have any hand issues with cutting.

    This one is on O.co (overstocks.com) for about $37 today

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    MY BD is this month, too & I plan to buy some yummy fabric. But I also think I'm going to get myself one of those June Tailor (I think it is) mats that you use to cut strips. What I have now is a 2.5" ruler & while I like it, I'm always looking for faster & easier. I'm sorry to hear this didn't work so hot. And happy BD, fellow August baby!
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    Disappointed that it didn't work out for you. You are such a special lady and deserved more then a faulty product. Had no idea you had an upcoming birthday. A 21 year old grandmother...for goodness sakes. (Giggling) Hope you get something as special for your birthday as you are!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPECIAL LADY
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

    (and many more!!!)

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    I had one, but wasn't impressed so I took it back. I like the June Tailor slotted rulers better.
    We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.

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    Thought it looked cool too. But after reading reviews think I'll pass

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    I'm in the process of making pre-cut strips into a French braid and it is a big time reminder why I don't "DO" standard patterns.... they bore me. I don't have the guts or the attention span or what ever to make 90 or however many of the same thing! I wouldn't get that machine for anything. Of course, that's just me.

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    I have one of the origianal 24" rulers. I like it but I also have been using the June Taylor and I really like it.

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    I have had mine for about a year. Since I have several for scrapbooking, I figured I needed one for sewing. I haven't had any problems with the blade skipping. I find that if I starch my fabric very well, my strips are very straight. The thingy that holds the fabric down does a good job, so there's very little slippage. I'm sure you will love it! Congrats!!

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    WOW read the reviews and it looks like it's a good "gadget" to have. MMMMM maybe I need one too.
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    Happy Birthday. Hope it works out for your present or you get something else you would enjoy!

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    To bad about the cutter Happy Birthday though

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