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    So who has had a sewing injury? I spent most of last night in the ER, i sliced part of my finger off with a rotary cutter :( Thats one lesson I don't think I will soon forget! LOL!

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    Did same thing in Aug '09. Sliced 2 fingers, index nearly off from 1st knuckle, middle just across corner. Still not back to anywhere normal. :x

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    I've done that before but I wouldn't go to the Er I just kept butterflying it shut. I'm stubborn. I needed stitches but I wouldn't go.

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    :oops: Hope you feel better soon....

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    Oh yes... just recently... still don't quite know how I did this, but was happily snipping a thread and "snipped" the pad of my thumb... 6 stitches!! sigh... It has healed, but I'm scarred for life, I'm afraid. ha ha :wink:

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    Ouch! When I first began using a new machine, I hit the wrong button when I leaned around my machine. Instead of hitting the bobbin wind button, I hit the cut thread button. Oh boy, was that painful. The needle went all the way through my index finger and broke into two pieces when it hit the bone. I came in and gave my husband the needle nose pliers to pull the needle out. He was able to to pull the part that came out of the fingernail, but when he tried to pull the other end he kept pinching me with the end of the pliers. Finally, I took the pliers and pulled it out myself. I was lucky that I had just put in a new needle and so it was clean. It healed fine, but it was sore for more than a few days.

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    I think many of us have done that. I've also put my fingers too close to the sewing machine needle. Split the nail and nicked the finger. You don't forget that either!

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    I am scared to death of that! Bless your bones. I hope you heal quickly and easily and are back to sewing soon.

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    OUCH! I think we get too comfortable with our machines, cutters, scissors, etc... and then we set ourselves up for a catastrophy... myself included!

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    Sadiemae, I am cringing reading your story!! EEYYOOOOWWWW!

    When I do hand quilting, don't know how, but I regularly drive the needle under the nail of my right thumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Di
    Did same thing in Aug '09. Sliced 2 fingers, index nearly off from 1st knuckle, middle just across corner. Still not back to anywhere normal. :x
    Yikes!

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    Never doubt the power of a treadle machine. At age 11, I sewed right through my finger. It missed the bone, so the needle didn't break. It happened so fast it didn't even hurt! I must have really been pedaling that machine!

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    Wow! I guess I am glad I am not alone :) You guys really make me feel better! They really got a big kick out of me in the ER when i told them how i did it. They were laughing all night :/

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    Mine have mostly involved needles in the fingers. Who knew sewing could be so dangerous?

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    Who needs scary movies when you can just read this post. OUCH! I remember my grandma telling me how she got the needle of her sewing machine (the kind you have to pump your feet to get it going) right threw her finger. Shivers yucky :shock: I had an accident this weekend too but not quilt related. I burned my hand making strawberry rhubarb tarts for thanksgiving but I must say they turned out yummy. :lol:

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    Yikes!!!! I have cut my fingers with scissors and almost sewed my finger with the needle. I haven't cut my finger with the rotary cutter yet. (Knocking on wood as I type!!!) I did slice the tip of my pinky finger off with a mandolin slicer from Pampered Chef. Does that count? LOL! :mrgreen:

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    my long arm got me big time some how i got finger where the take lever is being it go so fast it beat my finger to death ,two spots of stiches and can not close finger real tight but did no bleed on quilt

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    Sewed right through my index finger trying to push a jeans I was patching through. Needless to say now we just by new jeans.

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    healings your way i know the feeling went to a all nighter hospital myself only it was the coffee glass pot that crack on my finger 6 stitches healed very nicly good as new just rest don,t do any housework for a few days and you,ll be good and really to sew again

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    I have a sewing knee. I use to turn my foot so that the top of my foot was on the floor whenever I got really involved in a project. Stretched the ligaments and tendons in that knee. Note the USE to. Apparently I was more agile then than I am now! LOL

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    Hope you feel better soon. Yes, I've even sewn right through a fingernail---the part that still has the finger underneath it. OUCH!! Mostly now I just aggravate my arthritis.

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    a stiletto was laying by my sewing machine without the protector cover and I accidently knocked off and the tip hit the top of my foot and blood sperted all over the wall next to it. It swelled up and I put an ice pack on it. It was allright after about 12 hours.

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    Yikes! Thanks for sharing. That should be a lesson to all of us. I got my finger way too close to the needle while FMQ, and you guessed it, a needle in the finger! Not bad, though, just a little oweee.

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    I dropped my 15 inch square ruler on the top of my foot and the corner busted it open and it was swollen and bruised for weeks. I barely cut my finger with the rotary cutter once and have been very careful ever since. Haven't sewn my finger yet, but I'll watch for that after reading how many of you have.

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    I got a blister cutting with my rotary cutter last night. Does that count. The blister broke and is about 3/8" wide. Guess I need gloves. LOL

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