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Thread: Guess what I did...

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    I got a funny story for you.

    First, let me explain that I am a "new-ish" quilter. I've been piecing and quilting since last oh, September maybe? So anyway, being a newer quilter, I've kept the same rotary cutter with the same blade in it since my MIL gave it to me. Sure, it doesn't cut well, but I just kept using it anyways.

    So I was pretty delighted when my dear MIL gave me some rotary blades for Christmas!

    I went ahead and changed the blade out and merrily went on my way cutting, piecing, sewing, etc. Only I started to notice a problem. My fabric, when I cut it, was looking shredded kind of. I thought maybe it was poor quality fabric and that it was just falling apart...or maybe that I was cutting it on the wrong grain thing...

    Anyways, upon getting frustrated and glancing at it this evening, I suddenly discovered there was more than one blade in the rotary cutter.

    Get this, ladies and gents, I put ALL FIVE blades into the rotary cutter, because I didn't realize there was more than one in the package!!!

    :D :D :D :D

    So next time you feel absolutely ridiculous about something - just think about me, and you won't feel so bad!! :D

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    That's toooo funny!!!!!!!! How in the world did you get all 5 on it??
    Okay, I'll remember you, dear Alexis!! lol :D:D

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    Are you any kin to me? That's the way my family seems to really learn something, we have to do it the wrong way to get it in our minds how to do it right.

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    Don't be too hard on yourself. As you continue to read on the board, you will find that all of us make mistakes, some of them really very silly. If you pay attention, you will also learn a lot about how to avoid others' mistakes. I have averted disaster several times because I read someone's post and paid attention. :lol:

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    Thank you for my laugh for the day. I needed it as I am taking a break from stitching in the ditch on a quilt. It's okay to do things that as long as you learn from it - that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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    What a nice gift, glad you figured it out. Everyone makes mistakes, we just have to learn from them.

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    How funny. I can laugh because I've done things like that. We live and learn.

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    ROFL, great!!! That could easily happen to me too LOL

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    LOL!!

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    I did the same thing but only with two. But the Gingher holder would not close--I am like how did I break it? Finally fingured it out but it is scary handling those blades all stuck together...

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    I can identify with that.

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    Wanted to add, I am not a new quilter... so whatever that means and take it with a grain of salt...

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    sounds like you wanted to make confetti...I too must confess...those little blades are slick and they stick together.

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    Too funny! Thanks for the laugh....at my own memories when you shared this. I too had done that years ago with a twin pack of blades. I wonder tho if you may have stumbled on a quick way to rag a rag quilt? Hmmmm? Maybe not all 5 blades but maybe 2 with a spacer between the blades. :?:

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    lol

    I also have done the same thing, but only with two. I cut with it for a day or two before I got fed up with it and went to put on another new blade, only to discover there were two!

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    I hope you didn't throw away the holder to keep those spare blades safely stored. They can be soooooo sharp. Believe me, I have found that out!

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    ROFL!!!! Thanks for the giggle. I can see how it could happen. They like to stick together. When I do stuff like that I blame it on my bifocals!!!

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    ROL!!! I used a rotary cutter for 6 months to a year before I discovered it could be for left handed people, too!!! I had the blades on the wrong side.....no wonder it wouldn't cut right!

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    We all make mistakes. I make alot. Just think how much more reasonable the blades will cost since you only need one at a time!! LOL :)

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    I put two on once and took it into my significant other to unscrew it for me. So without my knowing, he added one and tightened it so I could not get it off. We didn't have a good day that day. I won't allow him to come near it again....dense!

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    LOL! That is funny! I accidently put 2 blades in a long time ago when I first started using a rotary cutter. The oil had them stuck together & it looked like one blade.

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    ha,ha. Well i've done two!!!

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    Well just think you know now how to make 'fluff' for gift baskets and you weren't even trying.. !!!!!! :D

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    I finally changed blades this past Monday and thought I only had one left, but there were two. I find it very difficult to separate the blades and although I understand the use of oil, I hate trying to remove it -- always manage to slice the upper layer of skin on my thumb.

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    :thumbup: A good quilter is always learning & you've learned to use one blade :-) Most quilters have their stories...some they never share...but here's one of mine.
    I was trying to do free motion quilting,got too close to the hopping foot & the needle went thru my thumb nail :oops:

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