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Thread: Just Sliced My Finger

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    Just Sliced My Finger

    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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    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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    Make sure that you wrap it so that the edges of the wound are pressed together. I'm sorry this happened to you!
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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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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    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.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    So sorry this happened! Just reading about it is making my stomach do flip flops. :-O

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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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    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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    Oh that sucks. How long did it take to stop the bleeding? I sliced through 2 of my fingers a few years ago with a can lid while at work. Luckily I work in a hospital. It took over 10 and 25 minutes for the bleeding to stop. Got stitches on each finger. Couldn't work my normal job, so for two weeks I was a really expensive secretary! Hope you get the care you need.

    Go forth and sew!

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    Order this in both sizes right now! LOL Honestly it's the best safety tool for rotary cutting.
    http://quiltersslidelock.com/

    The cut resistant glove will save a cut from being really bad. Amazon has sizes from very small to very large. But nothing will help if you don't use it with every cut. I am a believer and a devoted fan of using a safety tool when rotary cutting. All it took was one cut for me.
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    I jammed the bobbin winder metal rod into my arm 2 weeks ago and they glued my wound together. It is completely healed now and clear. My skin is so old it is like thin paper and tears so easily, but the glue worked.

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    I've also heard super glue is better than stitches. My cousin is a doctor and his daughter fell and popped her head open. He apparently cleaned the wound and put super glue on it and it healed just fine.

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    I haven't cut myself that way - but I've forgotten to put the safety down on the blade and smacked my hand or finger into the cutter while it's laying on the table. OUCH. I'll probably drop it on my foot next.

    There are Kevlar gloves. I have a mandoline for the kitchen and bought some. They work.

    True cut has a ruler with a guide lip on it, and the cutter fits over the guide. Only problem is ruler size. I tried it to avoid the ruler/cutter slipping.

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    A mandoline scares me! I can't use one. I have one that has a cutting guard but it's still scary.
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    Ouch, I am so sorry!!!

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    I know how that hurts! I have done it not once, but twice, same finger. You would think I would learn. Hope you heal quickly.

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    I could have gone through the hassle of getting stitches. It was still bleeding four hours later. My daughter said since it was still bleeding after three hours wrapped in gauze I could either do butterfly strips or stitches if that didn't work. I opted for butterfly strips. It's actually on the top of the finger from the bottom corner of the nail down about an inch down the side. I went down and closed the cutter. There was blood on it! I was worried about it dripping on the fabric!

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    welcome to the club

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    Remember when the professionals super glue you back together, it is a special STERILE glue designed for living tissue. Please don't superglue yourselves to avoid a trip to the ER.
    Yes, I'm a nurse, also!
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    "You can't help that. We're all mad here." - The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.

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    mine needed stitches

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    I sliced the side off and even a smidgen of nail and couldn't get stitches, had to keep it wrapped for weeks and was very limited on what I could do, and five years later it still hurts if I hit it or do a lot of pinning. I was trimming bunny ears and never positioned hand right. Now I am more carful than ever.

    Hope your heals good.

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    I was lucky, as I was wearing long fingers nails. I cut through 2 nails and didn't notice no blood thank goodness but 2 new nails.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Ouch! I have read so many posts about cutting yourself with the rotary cutter that I invested in the Klutz glove. It is rather pricey but worth the $ if it prevents this. I bought mine at Joann's with a 50% off coupon. Here is the link that describes it http://www.shopfonsandporter.com/pro...utz-Glove-Med/

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