Sunday, March 20, 2011
Today I decided to cut up some of the fabrics I bought last week for my zig zag quilt. I was pushing pretty hard with my cutter and not getting great results. In fact it was just a miserable experience. Then I said to myself, "Joanna, why don't you just change your blade?" So I did and as usually happens when I change it, I wondered why I didn't do it weeks sooner! It cut through 6 layers like butter with hardly any pressure. Could someone just remind me in a few weeks to do it again?! I then cut and sewed more zig zags...This is my rotary cutter of choice...I have tried many different types and brands but this is my favorite. I think it's the handle. I like that the blade gets covered when you let go of the handle, without doing anything else. Of course, it works a whole lot better when you only put one blade on it instead of two. What? You really think that after 18 years of quilting I would do that? I'll never admit to it, but let me just tell you that when you find inexplicable skinny strips of fabric coming off your cuts with every swipe of your cutter, you might want to check that there's only one blade installed on it and that there aren't two stuck together. I'm just sayin'!