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Thread: Scissors or rotary cutter?

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    I use rotary cutters for long straight cuts and scissors for cutting shapes and trimming.

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    Rotary cutter for me too. I use my small scissors for cutting the threads when I assembly line sew blocks.
    Big scissors barely get used... unless someone else in the house can't find the house scissors. Then I have a fit if they're missing. Grrrrrr...

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    rotary cutter definitely! I really want to get a Go Baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    Rotary cutters haven't been around too long in the history of quilting. Wonder if they quilted before scissors were invented?


    sharpened flint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alisapao730
    rotary cutter definitely! I really want to get a Go Baby!
    I watched a video of a guy using the Go Baby and it looked like quit a job hand cranking the material thru there. Of course when he got done he has some nice looking pieces but I thot it looked like the machine wanted to move some when he was cranking it.

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    Rotary 90% of the time.

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    Rotary cutter for fabric and scissors for thread.

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    I use Rotary Cutter for quilts as well as some small projects like hot pads. Scissors I use when I make clothes--or a project with curved cuts.

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    Rotary cutter for me too!

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    Rotary cutter - a really great invention!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flour Sack Mama
    I still have scissors. If I decide to invest in a rotary cutter, do I need to be concerned about the brand to get a certain quality?
    Just be sure to buy a quilting quality, not scrapbooking quality rotary cutter. It will last longer, be sharper and cut more accurately, INMO. The same for a self-healing mat. These items take a lot of wear and tear so buy the best you can afford.

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    Rotary cutter most of the time except for fiddly bits.

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    I use both.I do a lot of machine applique,cutting out small pieces and for curves I use scissors,for pieced blocks I use my rotary cutter.

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    I use both

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    I think the rotary blade revolutionized the quilting world when it was introduced in 1985. Unless I am quilting with templates, ALWAYS a rotary blade. My fave is a Fiskars all-in-one, but they are not available any more.

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    I love my rotary and use both depending on what it is. But my faves are my Fiskers, Olfa and Ginghers! I have to hide the Ginghers from the kids. I have a couple of pairs of $2.00 ones you get from Walmart or Dollar General store for paper and such.

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    just learned how rotary cutter wonderful

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    rotary cutter

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    Fiskars are great. Just make sure your can get blades. I like the middle size, and have to order online because Wal- Mart has stopped carrying the blades and the rotary cutter. Invest in a large self healing cutting mat and ruler and you will wonder why you ever used scissors. Maerry Christmas and Happy New Year. but, most of all Happy Quilting.

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    Rotary all the way!! :-D

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    I very seldom use scissors.

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    Rotary cutter 95% of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_V_Goddess
    Which one do you use to cut out the majority of your fabric?

    Scissors for me. I'm starting to learn how to cut with a rotary cutter, but have only used it for binding strips.
    I use Accuquilt GO! cutter when I can and everything else rotary cutter.

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    Rotary almost always

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    Rotary always. Threads,scissors.

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