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Old 04-29-2016, 05:21 PM
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I lost my vision in my left eye last February. That changed everything I do in quilting. When I starting cutting again, I have made sure to have a glove on. The glove could fit better. I am left handed, but cut with both hands and am constantly taking the glove on and off and doing a switch. I have wondered about using two gloves. Never saw anyone do that.
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Old 04-29-2016, 05:56 PM
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I have one and use it each and every time I cut and I never use the rotary cutter when I am tired. I have bumped the pinking blade against a finger (last time I did not use a glove) and to this day I still have a zig zag line. My personal reminder to wear the glove.
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Old 04-29-2016, 06:33 PM
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After reading all the war stories here I finally bought them. One for home and one for my traveling sewing kit. If I am cutting with small rulers and templates I use the glove, if I am using my big rulers it depends on how I feel.

I like to wear it handling my Accuquilt dies.

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Old 04-29-2016, 07:13 PM
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I always wear my Klutz glove! It is a little big but it's worth it to wear knowing that I won't slice my finger off!
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:41 PM
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Does anyone know if there is a child size glove? Or an extra small? When I go back to MI in Aug., I'd like to get some things for my great niece for sewing/quilting. Last year my sister in law asked me to get her a sewing machine.
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Old 04-30-2016, 03:37 AM
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After i cut my finger, I looked into Klutz gloves but it is my feeling they will not really protect against blades. I tried out the gloves for chefs...not totally protective and checked out the gloves for stained glass cutting at Hobby Lobby. These do work but they are oversized and too bulky for me. Finally, I found this glove I had bought a while back for gardening (lost the mate, darn). It fits me and it is covered or saturated with a rubberlike coating. I rubbed the blade against it and it seems to resist the blade. I use it every time I use the rotary cutter, and it has become automatic.
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Old 04-30-2016, 03:41 AM
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I don't have the glove but I did slice my finger once before I had ever heard about the glove. I am very careful now and always look before I use my rotary cutter.
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Old 04-30-2016, 04:19 AM
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Originally Posted by NatalieF View Post
I admit I use a glove, but an inexpensive one I bought at my local hardware store. It was with work gloves and it's registered to protect from cuts. Not a great fit, since they only had larges, but it's only for my left hand, so it doesn't matter much. It protects my hand, so I'm happy with that.
That will be on my list to see if my hardware carries them. The 'real' one looks big on the quilting show, and I might use it for my mandolin. Thank you Wheezy Rider for giving us a non-quilting use for a 'guy' glove. We do need to eat and be safe in the kitchen also.
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Old 04-30-2016, 04:51 AM
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If you keep your rotary cutter inside your Klutz glove (closed of course), you will remember to use it everytime.
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:49 AM
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I have joined the class of flat finger ladies as one of our Ladies at the Quilting Guild called us. I was cutting some strips and got in a hurry and sliced off a piece of the index finger on my left hand, at first I thought I had just cute it, but them it would not stop bleeding, taking a closer look I had cut a small piece off leaving it on my cutting board, lol. Well off we went to the walk in clinic and they cauterized it and stopped the bleeding. They had to do a block on my hand before doing it. I thought I could do it without the block but believe me I could not stand the pain. I still use my rotary cutter but with a lot more care and a lot less speed. I will never forget that day.
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