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Thread: how many layers?

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    Senior Member carol45's Avatar
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    How many layers do you cut through with your rotarty cutter? How many is the most you've ever cut through?

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    I usually only do two at a time - I know a lot of people do more-

    If I goof up, it's less of a loss.

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    Four here....

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    Eight.

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    I don't like to cut less than 4. I can easily cut 8. That's the most I've tried. Don't have a reason to cut any more than 8. How would you fold the fabric and how could you see many more?

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    usually 4 at a time.

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    The most 8. Usually 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseOfsharon
    Four here....
    me too

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    The most I have done is 8. I would not recommend it. I usually do 4.

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    Two here. Don't think I have the wrist strength to cut more and with accuracy.

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    Four and sometimes eight. It depends on what I'm cutting it for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    The most 8. Usually 4.
    same here

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    I have done 8 but that requires too much effort. Usually I cut 4 - sometimes just 2.

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    Usually only 2

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    Six works best for me with a 45mm blade. Any more than that I my cuts get a little wonky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954
    The most I have done is 8. I would not recommend it. I usually do 4.
    Me too! It all depends on how sharp my blade is!!!!

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    Usually 4, most 8.

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    It really depends on the cutter for me. I have a small, medium, and large. The large can do 8.

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    I have cut 6 when making OBW's but I prefer 2-4.

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    I've cut my 1.5" squares for swapping in 8 layers. Didn't have a problem.

    Kyia

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    It was a beast and I went through blades lickity split. I was careful to keep the shape cut from sliding, made several passes until I couldn't hear the fabric cut anymore. Still had to snip some threads with the scizzor tip.
    4 wasn't real bad and I prefer 2.
    I have to depend on my shape cut because I tend to let a long edge ruler slide when I am making the pass and I tend to rub the ruler with the rotary blade, ruining the blade and ruler.

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    4 with the 45 and 8 with the 60. But always with a new blade!

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    Usually 2, sometimes 4, but not more. It kind of depends on the fabric and what size/type piece or strip I'm cutting. Even though all my fabric is 100% cotton, certain ones lend themselves well to cutting 4 layers at once, others not so much. I also attempt to get more use out of a cutting blade than I should; having a new blade in the cutter makes a difference.

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    I have cut 8 with a dull blade and it was a mess. I can do 8 easy with a new/ sharp blade. I try to stick with 4-5 depending on what shape i am doing. if you can sharpen or have a new blade i would recommend it for more than 2 layers.

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    I've done six but I prefer four.

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