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Thread: I found a nifty item so I won't cut myself with my rotary cutter

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    I found a nifty item so I won't cut myself with my rotary cutter

    I found these acrylic "Finger Guards"strip guards at Guidelines 4 Quilting the other day and I just got them in the mail today. They have suction cups on the bottom of them and two of them fit my long ruler. They are about 1/2-1" tall and stand straight (vertical) up right against your ruler so your rotary cutter can't jump off the mat and onto your ruler.

    Um, I can't think of the word for them, senior moment right now, but they are vertical and go along your ruler. They are a perfect idea for me. I've cut myself too many times. I know I have the glove, but I never wear it. Go to www.guidelines4quilting.com and you'll see them.

    These are perfect. I can put one on a 6 1/2x 12 1/2, 2 on a 12 1/2x 12 1/2, and 2 on a 6 1/2x 24. They come 2 to a package. I can't remember the price.

    Good grief, I'm still having a senior moment. They are getting longer and longer the older I get. It's like the word is on the tip of my tongue and I can't get it out. I'll wake up at 3 am and say the word out loud and then go back to sleep.
    "Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
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    That looks better than a glove to me, too. It could stay on the ruler you use most of the time.

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    Are they "grip strips"? Neat site...I like the animation which helps this "senior brain" understand better how it works.

    jcrow, know what you mean about those "empty spaces where words should be". That happens to me all the time...the harder I try to remember the more it flitters away! Then it will pop into my mind at the most unusual times!! Getting older is not for sissies. We have so much knowledge to pass on....if we just could remember it!!

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    Well, I should have continued looking...is it the "Finger Guards". They look very neat. I also like the Seam Guide that is thick enough to actually guide the fabric. I may order after Christmas...oh wait...it could be my Christmas gift since I don't have a "SO" to buy for me!

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    They have some cool things there! A person could drop a boatload of money easily!
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    Thank you, they look like they would work great!
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    Thank you so much for the info. looks like a really cool site!

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    I like the look of those. Thank you.

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    WOW..what a great site..there goes the budget!!

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    Great site and I bought the Grip Strips last week - hope they work

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    This looks great. Maybe they will get them in stores or at quilt shows.

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    finger guards
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    Do they also help with your ruler not moving and with cutting straighter, i.e., your cutter not moving away from the ruler the direction opposite of the ruler as well?

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    Thanks so much for this lead. I just ordered the finger protectors.
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    Just bookmarked this site...going back later for further study. Looks like they have some very interesting stuff. Thanks!

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    I've used those L shaped stick on guards for years now. mainly on my long 24 inch ruler. but- i will say they only help if you cut on that side of the ruler!!! i forgot and turned the ruler one day and that of course was the wrong time to do that. i cut my thumb and nail badly. I never did that again. careful out there!

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    Now those look good!! I love that they are adjustable and the protector is tall enough to really protect. I don't like wearing gloves, as my hands get too hot.

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    I bought actually handles with suction cups you use in the tub. They suction to my ruler. Bought them at Lowes. Work great.

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    http://www.gwjcompany.com/index.php?...7cefa9f2ee100f

    Hey! I just bought one of these. I think there's little chance of cutting accidents. It's a great cutting ruler!

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