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Old 02-19-2013, 11:59 AM
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I'm a member of the club now! Does that make me a real quilter? I have spent the day cutting yardage into 5" squares. I was on the very last strip cutting the last five groups of squares and sliced right into my index finger. Not sure if it needs stitches. My daughter is a nurse and is sleeping because she works tonight. I'll check with her.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:06 PM
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Guess so!
When I took my 1st quilting class, the instructor said, "Everyone cuts themselves at least once." I thought, surely not me. Yea, well............

Hope you don't require stitches. Ouch!
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:06 PM
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Make sure that you wrap it so that the edges of the wound are pressed together. I'm sorry this happened to you!
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:29 PM
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Ouch! So sorry. If your first thought was that you must not bleed on the fabric, then yes, you are a real quilter.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:38 PM
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Oh NO, join the club, I needed stitches, still don't have feeling in the top of my finger!! Make sure you haven't cut into the nerve.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:01 PM
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So sorry this happened! Just reading about it is making my stomach do flip flops. :-O
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:26 PM
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Oh I did that too! Did it on New Year's eve afternoon. Now I have a flat spot on the side of my left index finger. No I didn't bleed on the fabric. Heaven forbid! Hope all goes well for you!
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:31 PM
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Ouch! So sorry! The last time I did that, I didn't get the feeling back in the tip of my finger for about 6 months! My DH decided it was time for me to invest in an Accuquilt Go Cutter. While I still use the rotary cutter every day, I use the Accuquilt every chance I get!
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Oh so sorry to hear about this ..yes you are a real quilter now... I did that a few years ago and it was no fun, it took so long to heal, hope yours goes faster...
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Ouch! Do make sure your tetanus shot is up to date. I know they used to say you only had to worry if it's a rusty nail or something, but I recently cut myself on a broken Pyrex dish and my doctor gave me a tetanus shot just to be safe (I was about 15 years out of date).
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