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rotary cutter injuries!

i've just cut my finger.

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Lou04/01/2010 16:46:53
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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 B04/01/2010 16:51:44
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OUCH Lou!!!!  Sounds like you might need a stitch.
Irene B
pamela jeffrey04/01/2010 18:42:36
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Hope you are Ok, these cuts really hurt
Bye pam
Lady Hopwood04/01/2010 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 B04/01/2010 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 T04/01/2010 19:42:40
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Hi Lou
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 net04/01/2010 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!!
Juliet04/01/2010 22:00:59
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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. 
Ros04/01/2010 22:21:33
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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!!
Fiona04/01/2010 22:27:39
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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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