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    I have the cutter and mat and I LOVE them! You can't go wrong with this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2
    I have the mat, ruler, and the rotary cutter for both right and left hand. It was not cheap but I saved my money for a year to buy it at the Houston quilt show and have not regretted it one teeny tiny bit. :-) I love it all.
    What is the advantage of having both a left and right hand cutter?

    I noticed that the 45mm was on sale for $19.99 on the Martelli site - which is better - the 45mm or the 60mm?

    Thanks - confused semi beginner quilter

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    Quote Originally Posted by charvan
    Quote Originally Posted by wichypoo
    I was looking at this cutter and wondered if it would ease up the strain on the my arthritis in my right hand?
    It's worth a try. It is so comfortable to use; conforms to your hand; I can cut all I need at once (then the back goes out)!!! Wish Martelli made something for bad backs.
    They do... Its the table... I saw it at the quilt show in Des Moines... I think it was about $3000, if I remember correctly, but its on a hydraulic lift, so you can raise and lower it to any height, very nice, very pricey...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel
    Quote Originally Posted by charvan
    Quote Originally Posted by wichypoo
    I was looking at this cutter and wondered if it would ease up the strain on the my arthritis in my right hand?
    It's worth a try. It is so comfortable to use; conforms to your hand; I can cut all I need at once (then the back goes out)!!! Wish Martelli made something for bad backs.
    They do... Its the table... I saw it at the quilt show in Des Moines... I think it was about $3000, if I remember correctly, but its on a hydraulic lift, so you can raise and lower it to any height, very nice, very pricey...
    So, all I need is the 3 G! When I win the lottery...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEC
    What is the advantage of having both a left and right hand cutter?

    I noticed that the 45mm was on sale for $19.99 on the Martelli site - which is better - the 45mm or the 60mm?

    Thanks - confused semi beginner quilter
    The left-handed cutter is oriented to make cutting easy for a left-handed person.

    Most quilters use the 45mm the most as it has the most applications. You can cut strips with it, it fits into the slots on a June Tailor quarter cut flexible cutting mat, and it works well for making accurate fine cuts on smaller fabric pieces.

    I like the 60mm for adding a little brute strength if I have lots of strips to cut from fabric. It doesn't work as well as the 45mm for the other tasks above.

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    You will love the Martelli Rotary cutter as it's easy on the wrist and I get better control on my cuts.

    Has anyone used the Martelli binder system? Is it worth the money?

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    This sound interesting. Keep us posted on how you like it.

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    It is awesome! I thought it was dumb the first time I tried my mom's, but then to help her out one night I spent the entire night (while she was sleeping) cutting out a 2000+ piece quilt for her. My wrist did not hurt or cramp at all. There is no way I could have done that with a straight rotary. I bought one immediately! Probably one of the best investments in my quilting I have made. There are lots of cute gimmicks - this one actually works!

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    Will the ruler work on any mat. Not moving sounds to good to be true. Maybe it has something to do with using both mat and ruler.

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    Yes it will. I have arthritis inboth hands plus carpal tunnel in the left. Without this cutter I couldn't use the normal ones.

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    I have it and love it. I do have many other but this seems to be the only one I grab.

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    OK, just watched the video, now I know how to use mine, I was holding it the wrong way. Made it difficult to cut. It has been hanging on my wall for 3 years, time to take the dust off and give it a second chance.

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    Someone was asking if the 45 mm or 60 mm cutter was better. It depends on what you want to cut. I use the 45 mm most of the time as I find I can get about curves much better.
    I just saw that they will be at the Dallas, TX quilt show next week.

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    I purchased one from Connecting Threads a few years ago and loved it - while it worked! I'm very hard on blades (keep catching the ruler!) so when it got nicked and I tried to replace it, a spring popped out of the cutter and there was no way I could get it back in. I ended up throwing the whole thing away.

    If I had known they had a website at the time they may have been able to help me with it.

    I may just buy another one now I know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    Here's the website with a picture of it:
    http://www.martellinotions.com/

    If you check out their videos, you can see it demonstrated online.
    wow, I think I need one.

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    I just got one about 3 weeks ago and now don't know how I lived without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEC
    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2
    I have the mat, ruler, and the rotary cutter for both right and left hand. It was not cheap but I saved my money for a year to buy it at the Houston quilt show and have not regretted it one teeny tiny bit. :-) I love it all.
    What is the advantage of having both a left and right hand cutter?

    I noticed that the 45mm was on sale for $19.99 on the Martelli site - which is better - the 45mm or the 60mm?

    Thanks - confused semi beginner quilter
    It depends how many layers of fabric you usually cut. If more than 6 or so then you should use a 60 mm. If cutting curves a 45 mm will be easier to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltmaniac
    I purchased one from Connecting Threads a few years ago and loved it - while it worked! I'm very hard on blades (keep catching the ruler!) so when it got nicked and I tried to replace it, a spring popped out of the cutter and there was no way I could get it back in. I ended up throwing the whole thing away.

    If I had known they had a website at the time they may have been able to help me with it.

    I may just buy another one now I know!
    My spring came out too. I tried putting it back together and it didn't want to work, this after going to my lqs to see how the spring fit in there. They told me to go on Martelli's web site and order a new spring. The web site has a video that shows replacing the spring, but no spring seemed to be available to purchase. I ended up sending an e mail and they called me the next day. They sent one (free) right away!

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    All right, you enablers! Now I want a Martell rotary cutter, slit ruler and mat. I was perfectly happy in my ignorance and you had to ruin it! I'll try to wait until the Quilt Show, but I'm not sure I can make it. :hunf: :hunf:

    (Does anyone know if using their mat makes a lot of difference? Would it work if I just had the ruler and cutter? More info, please!) :mrgreen:

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    They recommend you use the cutter with their mat; that's why I got the mat, too (my old one was worn out anyway). I have not had any trouble with the spring; my friend broke hers and they sent her one right away. I have the slit ruler and love the way it holds the fabric still for cutting; I remember them saying that the blue stuff on the back was memory foam and it really works.

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    I recently bought one at a sew/quilt expo and love it - I too have a fiskars and half a dozen others but this one beats them all - you can cut throuh many layers with ease - I've actually cut thru 16 layers and got perfect cuts
    - I love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2
    They will be in houston terri if u can wait that long. LOL
    I'm going to have to wait. Got this move coming, but then again, I might drive by some LQS on the way and find one lol

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    I like the 60mm as it cuts through about 6 layers when you have to fold to fit cutting table. I have had mine for about 4 years can't use anything else now.

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    If you look on Freecycle.org you can sometimes find the cutting matts and rulers at a very inexpensive price! I happen to find a person that was just giving all her quilting notiions away and i went and picked them up for free! I go to this one and also Craigslist.com in my area. they have them all over the country/world!

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