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    Since this topic has come up many times :wink: I came across this strip cutter that uses 45mm blades like our rotary cutters. It can cut extremely wide strips, too.

    http://www.cutting-mats.net/paper-trimmer-2739.html

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    It looks like a nice cutter/ruler. It would be nice to know how far below the ruler the blade goes while cutting. This will be the difference between cutting one layer of fabric and six!

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    Well, it says for cutting "thin" things.. so I'm thinking probably not 6 layers at once.

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    From reading the ad, it might cut 3 or 4 layers. It says it will cut thin cardboard. And up to 36 inches.

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    Just received mine today that Teacup found on the net from Nancy's Notions. Pd full price for it but it sure is slick. I tried 6 fat quarters and was straight as an arrow. They are going to be hard to find cause fiskars has stopped making this one, only has Donna Dewberry's. The 24" is the size ruler I use everyday so it is nice that the cutter is built in. It's part of my xmas present from my hubby. LOVE IT!!!

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    Do these let you cut angles?

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    They have angle markings on it, but I honestly have not tried. It has a 30, 45 and 60 degree marking, the only thing that kinda is stumping me is how to cut an inch or 1 1/2 since the cutter is over those markings. I'm sure I'll figure out. It's just nice not to always be looking for my rotary when I'm finished with it, this is built in. I'll be playing with it soon, still under the weather.

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    I must be missing something here, why the stripper cutter instead of the ruler and rotary?

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    1st reason, safety for me, can cut smaller pcs more comfortably with less slippage. I just cut 6 layers of 2" squares out of 48" strips in a juffy. My large 6x24" requires a lot of pressure to not slip and some day I'm sure I'll come off that ruler and across my hand. This may not be for everybody but for someone as clumsy as me it works. And like I said before, I really have a problem finding my cutters on my table after I use them, never lay them in the same place, this is great it's one unit. So right now my side winder and this are two of my favorite tools.























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    Oh by the way, How cute is Olivia!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrishwhippets
    Oh by the way, How cute is Olivia!!!!!
    Thank you we think so, she is 4 months old. So I guess I'll be looking for a Strip Cutter. My hubby says if I don't have the latest gadget it's because I heard of it. Just bought the Side Winder, because the bobbin winder on my machine started acting ugly. Just got it back from the repairman and forgot to tell him about the bobbing winder. It was cheaper to buy the Side Winder with the 1/2 price coupon at Joann's then go back to the repairman. Does Joann's sell the Strip Cutter, I wonder?

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    No, at least mine don't, some one posted that her walmart still had them, you may want to contact her, it's on the last post about this. I pd 62.00 and change for this bloody thing, when my Walmart reduced them to $10.00. I like this one because it's my go to ruler size at 24", someone posted a link to a 36 for less, but it has to be cut sideways on my table making it uncomfortable for me to cut. Bought mine from Nancys notions. I've got a little grandaughter coming in March, God willing, can't wait, your blessed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia's Gramy
    I must be missing something here, why the stripper cutter instead of the ruler and rotary?
    I am looking at them because I think it would be easier on my hands...cutting the usage of the rotary down drastically... I want to be able to go somewhere and test drive a couple of them :wink:

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    Amma, I hope you have better luck than I did, maybe a walmart might have one. Mine did not, some places carry the 12" Donna Dewberry but again not around here. Hope you find some, mine is discontinued and that is from the Friskars company, I emailed them. It for sure helps my hands. Good luck to you

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    Thank you...I do ok right now with the rotary and ruler...but it won't be long before I may not be able to...so I am thinking ahead :wink:

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    That is an interesting tool. It's more money than I want to spend right now though.

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    Me too...but I thought I had better start looking and throwing change and $1 bills in a jar...so that in the future I will be able to keep quilting :D

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    I got my mine (fiskars) at walmart for $32

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    I understand some Walmarts may still have them, mine reduced them to $10.00 two weeks ago cause they could not sell them. Where were these posts 3 weeks ago. :roll: Oh well my husband said it was worth the money for him not to pay for an emergency room visit, he watched me strip a bunch of bingings a while back and wondered why I have not cut my self yet. Kind of clumsy.

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    That was bindings, sorry!

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    Wow, $10! I might need to take a trip to Walmart for an extra one, especially if they have been discontinued

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    Do these let you cut angles?
    i saw a cutter at a show that lets you cut angles of any ...hhmm...angle. it was very, very pricey but it worked great. i wish i could remember the name of the product. anyone else see one at a show?

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    I found a 24" strip cutter at Walmart's today marked down to $15.00. Can't wait to try it out. Thanks for telling me about this tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Since this topic has come up many times :wink: I came across this strip cutter that uses 45mm blades like our rotary cutters. It can cut extremely wide strips, too.

    http://www.cutting-mats.net/paper-trimmer-2739.html
    amma, i emailed the company re: their return policy. since they specifically call it a paper-cutter, i worry that it won't hold an edge for fabric. they referred me to their printed return policy text on their website. twice. it really doesn't address my question. it doesn't say anything about returning it if it isn't what you expected or if it doesn't do what you expected. since they don't say anything about fabric, i don't think they'd accept it back if it doesn't cut fabric well after a short time. i would love to have something like this, but i'm afraid to take the chance on a scrapbooking item and use it for fabric. the only one i saw for fabric was at a show, adjusted for any angle, but cost over $150. i don't know about the one at walmart...wether it's the same one or not. but i won't buy from walmart until they stop outsourcing everything they sell. i guess it wasn't meant to be mine, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia's Gramy
    I must be missing something here, why the stripper cutter instead of the ruler and rotary?
    I am looking at them because I think it would be easier on my hands...cutting the usage of the rotary down drastically... I want to be able to go somewhere and test drive a couple of them :wink:
    Amma, when you do please let us know how it went. With fibro, I'm thinking since I have 6 grown kids, that I want to make laps and at least 3 full size, and then there are the 4 grandbabies...and more...
    if this product is good, and replacement blades are not too much, it might save me a lot of cutting, plus a lot of BENDING OVER. It really gets me in my back and shoulders to cut out a whole quilt.
    With rulers and rotary, you have a lot of placing ruler, checking and rechecking, even with the sandpaper on rulers...to make all those cuts.
    This could be invaluable for someone like me :D

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