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Thread: lost my finger tip

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    Well it finally happened to me. The old rotary cutter got me. I must have had me left hand to close to the rotary cutter. I was holding the ruler in place, and oops there it went. Gone is the side of the index finger tip. My DH doctored me. But, boy does it sting. Don't do this at home!!!!

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    I am withyou on that I broke 2 nails past the quick from useing my suckson grip on ruler then I sliced my finger in the middle I could not figure out where the blood on ruler was coming from

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    OUCH! Sorry to hear about that. Hope it doesn't interfere with your quilting for too long.

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    Ouch!

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    Where were your gloves????

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    I am super careful when rotary cutting and I sliced the top of my foot open. The cutter fell from my cutting table and landed blade down on top of my foot. I had on sandals. Now I always wear slip on shoes that cover my feet in my sewing room. So far I haven't cut my finger. I used to use the Klutz glove every time I cut but got out of the habit. I need to find it and start using it again. One ER visit will buy the top of the line die cut machine and dies!

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    ouch. after i got my new ginghers i cut my hand clear to the bone. it was a very clean cut, i was quite impressed. lessons learned the hard way!

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    Oh No! OUCH! So sorry to hear of your mishap, been there done that. Be sure to keep triple antibiotic ointment on it, and keep putting it on throughout the day. It will help it to heal quickly and without scarring.

    I use one of the small suction holders now. I've learned to not cut when I'm tired now.

    Good luck and may you have a speedy finger recovery.

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    Ouch!!!! Make sure you some Anti-bacterial ointment on it for a few days. You don't want it to get infected!!!!

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    Oh, ouch! Hope it feels better soon!

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    Been there, hope your finger gets better soon.

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    Ouch! So sorry! Yes, be careful to keep it clean, use Neosporin for a few days, go to the doc at the first sign if infection or slow healing, and decrease sugar intake for a few days. If you smoke, at *least* cut back. Sorry, can't help it (nurse. Also be sure your tetanus is up to date. If not, those immediate care centers can usually give you that. Just don't want anything worse to happen to you. Hugs.

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    Sorry-sorry-sorry, that just gives me the shivers. Hope you heal quickly.

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    I my goodness, OUCH!!!!! I stuck my self trying to thread my new long arm sewing machine the other day trying to get a hold of the thread, thank goodness it wasn't sewing.

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    I also cut the top of my foot when I dropped my cutter and sliced the h*** out of my foot. Could not stop it from bleeding, and still have a scar 6 months later. Those cutters cut deep.

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    Hope you heal soon. We all do a daft thing sooner or later. I am crossing my fingers that mine is later, but I must be close to the head of the queue!

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    I feel your pain.....literally. I sliced off part of my finger with my rotary cutter about 3 days ago. It was my first accident in over 6 years of quilting. Had to happen sooner or later. :roll:

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    oh been there to, i had to go to the doc, cause i took off the side of my finger. doc put this stuff on it called foam jell oh was that nice, no more pain, and it stop the bleeding instantly. and no stiches ,corse they was nothing to stitch.

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    Ugh! I cut myself a while back with a brand spanking new blade in my rotary cutter. Weird thing was, it did not hurt when I did it (blood all over, and me looking like a cartoon character- duh....what?) but boy did it hurt afterwards. Somehow I managed to run the cutter up the middle of my left index finger. Still don't know how I managed that. Some steri- strips and a finger immobilizer later, I was told to stay away from quilting until it healed. It took a while.

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    oooooh! Who knew quilting could be so dangerous! Thanks for reminding us to be vigilant when we are working with the "tools of the trade"

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    Owie! I am sorry to hear that happened, but I do want to thank you for reminding us that we need to be careful. I know at times I can get carried away and not pay attention to everything as I should. I hope you heal quickly!

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    Okay...I decided after reading all of these posts....I am not going to use my fingers, instead I will use my husbands that way if the cutter slips, it won't be my fingers that get cut. LOL. When I watch the Fons and Porter show on the TV, I notice they use some type of glove when they cut.

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    Every time I use mine I think about how quick it could slice into a finger. That is why I won't let grand kids near my sewing stuff. When i get tired of sewing I don't always put everything away and I would not want them to get at those cutters or even scissors.

    Hope your finger heals ((((HUGS)))

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    That makes my finger hurt. So sorry ~ hope you heal well and soon. I appreciate the heads up to remind me to be careful.

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    Bless your heart, I KNOW that hurts, been there - done that!

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