i've just cut my finger.
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i've just learnt a valuable lesson - never to cut fabric on the floor!!
i was cutting some squares when my rotary cutter slipped and has sliced half of my finger off! i don't think it needs stitches but its a nice chunk of skin!!!
it hurts, a lot.................but i wont do that again! no more patchwork for me today!
|Irene B||04/01/2010 16:51:44|
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OUCH Lou!!!! Sounds like you might need a stitch.
|pamela jeffrey||04/01/2010 18:42:36|
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Hope you are Ok, these cuts really hurt
|Lady Hopwood||04/01/2010 19:16:14|
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Always use a mat and a ruler and always cut away from you - then if the cutter gets away from you you lose fabric, not fingers!
Glad it isn't more serious Louise!
|Maggi B||04/01/2010 19:38:00|
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|And always remember to retract the blade when you are not actually using it - ask me how I know about that one!!!|
|Marian T||04/01/2010 19:42:40|
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Join the club. I have to admit that I did the same thing last week. I was using a mat and ruler but I broke the rule of directional cutting..... I was in a hurry to complete the 4 quilts for my granchildren and was rushing too much and cut towards me DOH!
Mine bled badly for about 20 mins so thought I needed to go to A&E but luckily it stopped and it was so painful.......and yes a lesson learned.
Silly me - it got me nowhere fast as I had to shelve quilting and got more behind.
Hope it heals quickly for you.
Edited By Marian T on 04/01/2010 19:43:18
|nutty net||04/01/2010 21:40:09|
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I haven't done that yet!!! But i did slice right down by side of my nail first week of work, nice flappy bit of chunky skin!!! Boy!! Did that throb!!! Had a stiff finger for rest of day and the next!!! Felt a right plum!!!
Hope it heals super fast for you!!
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New someone who was cutting on the floor and sliced her thigh, I feel faint just thinking about it .Just had my last trip to Joann Fabrics bought some Rick Rack as I keep meaning to use some in a quilt.
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|I always make sure I have good shoes on when I use a cutter - as a friend (of a friend) dropped one on her foot and ended up in A&E having sliced through an artery. Treat them with respect!!|
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Snap, Ros - well, at least to wearing shoes! I also keep mine in a case and it is always put back straight away, even if left on the table for a minute. I have a 5 yr old who doesn't understand danger....
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