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Thread: I treated myself today

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    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
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    I went to wally world and treated myself and bought an itty bitty rotary cutter.

    What do you use yours for? I need some ideas.

    Thanks.

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    i use mine to cut circles and for cutting sharp curves

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    Don't have one.. But GOOD for you , isn't it fun when you get something new.. you just can't wait to use it ! Have fun :lol:
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    I have seen them, and wonder what you use them for also.

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    Oh I just love new tools. Congrats on getting yourself something you will really enjoy. I also use mine for circles and curvy cuts. And I also use mine with my small cutting mats. It makes it easier to manuver.

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    I may have to treat myself this weekend. Something I don't do often. :lol:

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    I keep it at my sewing machine to do little trimming instead of going to the cutting table with my big one

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    I only use mine for tight curves on applique. The rest of the time, its the 45mm .

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    That's great you got something for YOU!
    I've never seen the little ones

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    Are you talking the 28mm or the even tinier 18?
    The reason I ask is that I have a curvy flip flop block from waterfall quilts and I know you are suppose to have a tiny rotary cutter - so I am looking in to getting one. The 18mm one looks soooOOOoooo tiny - the 28 to me looks like a insy winsy tiny tiny baby compared to my 45....

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    Oh I use mine to do Rhonda's itty bitty squares, works great.

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    I use my little one to trim off the "dog ears" on my HSTs. :lol:

    Oh...and I seem to use it to cut myself too.. :oops: You may not want to try that :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftydeb
    Are you talking the 28mm or the even tinier 18?
    The reason I ask is that I have a curvy flip flop block from waterfall quilts and I know you are suppose to have a tiny rotary cutter - so I am looking in to getting one. The 18mm one looks soooOOOoooo tiny - the 28 to me looks like a insy winsy tiny tiny baby compared to my 45....
    I got the 18mm.

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    Thanks everyone, good suggestions, some I never thought about!

    I got mine at wally world and also got a pack of 2 blades (under $4 for them) while I was at it. :lol:

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    I belong to a Quilt Guild. This spring John Flynn taught a class. It was his Red Hawk quilt. He had us bring a small (I think the 18mm, but not sure) rotary cutter. He included a heavy acrylic template for cutting the points of the arc (it is similar to a New York Beauty). If we tried to use a large (45mm) to make those tight curves, it wouldn't go. The smaller cutter was perfect for following those small curves. Oh, and by the way, if anyone has a chance to take one of his classes - go for it! He was great.

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    oh cool. i've seen them used on quilt shows and thought they were neat. have fun with it

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    paper piecing and for scrapbooking!

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    I treat myself too much! :D My favorite thing to do.

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    Congratulations on the treat, and love the suggestions for use! I don't have the really small one (yet)! :lol:

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