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Simplicity Rotary Cutter?

Old 07-15-2012, 06:13 AM
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Default Simplicity Rotary Cutter?

If you have one, how on earth do you get it to cut straight? I am pulling my hair out-thought it would be a useful tool, ready to throw it across the room.


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Old 07-15-2012, 07:45 AM
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Never could get them straight, so the only thing I cut with it are strips for string quilts that are going on foundations and I don't care if they are even. Don't think mine has been used more than 3 times.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:00 AM
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I've not heard of them. I use Olfa. the one with the curved handle. yellow and black. when i let go of the handle, the blade retracts. I love it. can you return yours?
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:28 AM
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Truthfully, I bought one, took it home and tried cutting several strips, packed it back up and returned it. The setup time involved was way more than cutting them by hand. I really don't care for the pinked edges, I don't know what to match up when sewing ) I actually prefer the Martelli rotary cutter, it seems to handle better and it is ergonomic! Ann
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:45 PM
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Here is a link to several threads on this machine. It does not get positive reviews from most quilters. I got one as a gift when they first came out and I was never able to use it for quilting strips. I used it to cut rag rug strips a couple of times and then it sat on a shelf for about 4 years. Someone wanted to buy it from me and I told them that it wasn't worth it but they insisted they wanted it. That person doesn't use it for quilting either.

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