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Posted on: 8/29/06 8:02 PM
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My rotary cutter, an Olfa ergonomic, can take a blade on either side of the handle, depending on whether you are right or left handed. If I put a blade on BOTH sides at the same time I can cut 1/4" strips of fabric with one swipe!

It works great for making your own strips of fusible web from yardage.... much cheaper than buying by the roll.

This is handy for narrow strips of bias interfacing to reinforce shoulder seams, also for tiny bias tape to finish seams, etc.

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Kirstenw said... (3/31/08 2:25 AM) Reply
What a clever time saving tip!!!
ryansmumAria said... (8/13/07 10:25 AM) Reply
great idea
Gigi Louis said... (9/11/06 12:46 PM) Reply
Wow! What a fabulous tip!
Patti B said... (9/1/06 9:48 AM) Reply
What a great idea! Thanks for posting. I'll have to go check my cutters.
Nancywin said... (9/1/06 0:42 AM) Reply
great idea - I'll have to look for that kind of cutter. Mine only holds one blade.
Susan M said... (8/31/06 1:06 PM) Reply
Brilliant!
CSM--Carla said... (8/30/06 3:04 PM) Reply
WHAT a clever IDEA! Thank you for sharing this! Carla
Jodi B. said... (8/30/06 12:04 PM) Reply
Oh my goodness. That's brilliant! Thank you!
PVA said... (8/30/06 10:58 AM) Reply
Thank you for posting this tip -- It's a great one! This will also work for cutting narrow fleece strips for lacing & etc.!
Tov said... (8/30/06 9:50 AM) Reply
Very clever, thanks for the tip!
 
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