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    Has anyone bought one of these or even seen them?

    I was in my local Wal Mart Fabric department (and we don't have a problem with it being staffed) when I saw this machine. I am going to try it because my DH "forced" me to buy it. It is called a Rotary Cutting Machine by Simplicity. It has a pinking blade and a regular straight blade. It says it cuts by pressure not sharpness. It is supposed to cut cotton, fleece, felt, paper, duck cloth. It is supposed to cut any fabric. If you have ever used one, let me know what you think. You can dial the width from 3/8" to 2 3/4". If it works, it would be nice for doing jelly rolls.

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    I just noticed that I took the picture of the "French" side of the box. OH WELL, our ladies in France will enjoy that.

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    My girlfriend has one she got for Christmas and really doesn't like it!!!! Good luck with yours!
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    I have been eye balling them at Joann's , please let us know after you have played & experimented .
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    Everything that I have read says this is not worth the money,, I have looked at it and after reading the reviews on this did not get it..... Hope yours works better,,, let us all know.....

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    These machines are a neat concept, but I still prefer cutting myself, its part of the process. I am one of those weird quilters who even enjoys hand basting, its very theraputic to me.
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    I do not have this machine, but do own the bobbin winder and binding machine which I love! I agree this would be great for making jelly rolls...also for sashing strips, borders and I think it would make log cabin quilts a breeze! Lucky you! Have fun Twinkie and let us know how you like it!
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    I had one and never could get it to cut a perfect strip so I took It back. Good luck on yours.

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    I have one but it's impossible for me to get an accurate cut strip for quilting. It's great for cutting strips for rag crochet, wrapped clothesline for bowls, rag rugs and other craft projects. There is two machines, one is the bias binding maker. I have that one too and I use it all the time. It works great. Odd you haven't seen or read about these machines, they have been available for several years now.
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    I haven't been out much LOL. I just don't usually shop for "expensive" toys like this


    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I have one but it's impossible for me to get an accurate cut strip for quilting. It's great for cutting strips for rag crochet, wrapped clothesline for bowls, rag rugs and other craft projects. There is two machines, one is the bias binding maker. I have that one too and I use it all the time. It works great. Odd you haven't seen or read about these machines, they have been available for several years now.

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    I would save my money. I don't have one, but have read many, many complaints about the machine.

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    Good luck with your new toy! I had one and I just couldn't get accurate strips from it. If you do a search here on the board there are numerous threads about this machine. I wish you luck!
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    I couldn't get accurate strips so back it went. I hope you have better luck.

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    I have one but do not care for it. Can not get good strips with it.

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    I do not have one but I would suggest you try it out for yourself. You may love it.

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    I bought that exact model and I don't like it at all. It rips some of the cuts and is just horrible. Barely cuts at all!
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    I work in the fabric department at a WalMart. When these rotary machines came in we were curious. We took one out of the box and played with it. IT DID NOT WORK. When a customer asks us about them we tell them of our experience using the machine. In my opinion if there was a way to run a stick of hot butter thru it it would not slice it.

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    That is the Canadian side, for selling in Quebec. I have the Bias maker and love it, but have heard mixed reviews about the strip cutter.

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    Hay, that sounds good. How much did it cost?

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    I bought one and returned it. I hated it! There was no way to keep the fabric straight, and I couldnt cut straight strips.

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    These work best if you either Best Press or starch your fabric first. Then the cuts are true and straight.

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    i have one and while it does cut the fabric fine, I had problems getting the fabric to feed thru straight. maybe it's one of those things that you have to do enough to get the hang of it.

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    This gets really bad reviews from quilters. It does not cut with sufficient accuracy. It is probably great for someone who cuts up fabrics to make rugs, where accuracy isn't such a big deal.

    I would take it back without even trying it.

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    I bought one and was so excited to use it. Well, it didn't work at all. So I took it back and got my money back.
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