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Rotary Cutter Safety

By: Carolina Moore for favequilts.com
Rotary Cutter Safety
Rotary Cutter Safety
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Using a rotary cutter for the first time can seem intimidating, but watching this Rotary Cutter Safety video tutorial will show that you have nothing to worry about. When it comes to working with sharp objects or blades, it is so important to know the proper safety tips before diving into making a DIY quilt. This quilt video breaks down everything you need to know about properly using and storing your rotary cutter so you hopefully never have to worry about a serious injury!

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Rotary Cutter Safety

Safety Tips and Tricks

  1. Always Have a Sharp Blade: This will be sure to ensure that you have more control and will not swerve off when cutting your fabric. A sharp blade will also make for a nice clean cut if you do happen to cut yourself, which is better for stitching up than a jagged one. 

  2. Open It When You are Ready: Make sure to only open your rotary blade when you are prepared to use it. Don't open your blade just because you are starting a project and then leave it lying around while you are working on your quilt. 

  3. Always Close Your Rotary Cutter: You always want to make sure to close your rotary cutter when you are done with it. This way there is no concern of it falling on your foot, or a child getting ahold of it. 

    Be sure you know how to open and close your rotary cutter before you starting quilting as well. 

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