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Thread: Need help with stitches.

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    Unhappy Need help with stitches.

    Well, guess what? Not fabric stitiches. I was unfortunate to slice my left hand with my rotary cutter today. And of course, I just changed the blade this morning. I did not even cut it while using the rotary cutter. It was when I picked up the fabric with my left hand. My hand ran into the rotary cutter. Went to the walk in clinic and got it all stitched up. At least it was a straight cut. Probably better than I have done on some of my fabrics. And is less painful on the top of my hand rather than the palm of my hand. (This according to the doctor.) I need to know where I can get a good quality glove to wear on my left hand from now on when I have that rotary cutter in motion. Any suggestions?

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    I know my LQS sells safety cutting gloves but you can also check any restaurant supply store. They are probably cheaper. If you know anyone in the food-service industry (school cafe's, restaurants, etc.) they might be able to supply you with one as I'm sure they should have a number of them on hand. Sorry for the booboo. I'm sure that will hurt plenty tomorrow!

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    Definately check out the local Restaurant supply , they often sell the exact same high quality gloves you find at the quilt shops for less money and are likely to have them in many different sizes. If they don't have a sze that fits you "like a glove" they can order one. All the restaurants that sell clams or other hard shell seafood use wonderful safety gloves.
    Hope you mend soon.

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    Wood carvers also use a protective glove. With the edges on those cutters we might need anti-shark gear. I'm not laughing at your pain. "He jests at scars who never felt a wound."

    I have finger scars from a stand mixer (age 3), jack knife, can lid, and broken glass.

    Just Google 'safety gloves' and get pages of references. e.g. Amazon has them.
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    I'm so sorry you were injured! OUCH! :-(
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    Get you a handle to put on your ruler...its the gripper like you stick to the tile in your bathroom to hold on too...Harbor Freight has them really inexpensive...It keeps your fingers away from the cutter...I love mine...I have 3 different sizes for all my rulers..

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    I have the safety gloves for quilters and they are easy to use - just need to use them everytime.
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    Ouch - so sorry you are hurt. However, it sounds like you wouldn't have been wearing a glove at the time, even if you had one. I use the Dritz rotary cutter. Unless I'm actually using it, the blade is always retracted and unable to cut me. The blade comes out only when you press on the cutter.

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    I feel your pain. I sliced a chunk off my left index finger while rotary cutting. Three days later was the shop hop in Western MA and at a shop in the bargain bin I found a Klutz glove for $10. I NEVER forget to put it on when I'm going to use my rotary cutter. I wished I had known about the meat cutter, etc gloves as others mentioned. I'll pass that along to my friends.Hope you heal quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenheron View Post
    Wood carvers also use a protective glove. With the edges on those cutters we might need anti-shark gear. I'm not laughing at your pain. "He jests at scars who never felt a wound."

    I have finger scars from a stand mixer (age 3), jack knife, can lid, and broken glass.

    Just Google 'safety gloves' and get pages of references. e.g. Amazon has them.
    I just have to add to your list: I have scars from barbed wire fences, axes, meat slicing machines in restaurants, burns from oven (when the coil is glowing orange it is hot), freezer (while trying to dislodge ice cube trays) ---- and, yes, of coarse, I have sliced myself with my rotary cutter. I must also have scars on my brain because I still don't have a safety cutting glove!

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    Thanks everyone. I like the name Klutz gloves. Fits me perfectly. LOL

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    I also use the Klutz glove when I remember. I've cut my fingers too many times! Sorry about your pain!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    Ouch - so sorry you are hurt. However, it sounds like you wouldn't have been wearing a glove at the time, even if you had one. I use the Dritz rotary cutter. Unless I'm actually using it, the blade is always retracted and unable to cut me. The blade comes out only when you press on the cutter.
    I think these kind of cutters are a good idea. My original rotary cutter does not retract, but I was given one that does and have been using it lately. Reading these stories about cutting injuries makes me think I should retire my non-retracting cutter.
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    OUCH! Sorry to hear about your accident. You've already received your answer, just wanted to say sorry. Hope your hand heals quickly.

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    Ouch, so sorry. Fons & Porter has a safety glove-the Klutz I think, look in Connecting Threads.
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    I was using my Studio cutter last week. I was done with one of the long strip cutters and leaned it up against the work table. I turned and the die started to fall. i wasn't thinking and (tried) to stop it with my foot. I had socks on, but no shoes. Sliced my toe on the blade. I've had my cutter for about 15 years and should know better. Never had an injury before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    Ouch - so sorry you are hurt. However, it sounds like you wouldn't have been wearing a glove at the time, even if you had one. I use the Dritz rotary cutter. Unless I'm actually using it, the blade is always retracted and unable to cut me. The blade comes out only when you press on the cutter.
    3 of my rotary cutters are made this way and my olfa cutter has a slide up safety cover for when the blade is not in use. no finger cutting accidents for me yet but my rulers and templates show plenty of battle scars.
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