On the 10th day of Christmas my true love was looking out for me . . .
. . . there were sharp new rotary replacements under my tree! As we all know from our days in kitchens, a sharp blade is actually safer than a dull blade. It allows for cleaner cuts with less effort and force, and consequently less slippage. You are far more likely to cut yourself using a dull blade. Protect yourself when cutting fabric by replacing old rotary cutting blades with sharp new ones for fabric and save the old blades for paper projects.
As quilters, by nature and in keeping with the frugality of our ancestors, we are frequently delay changing out the tools we work with. We are convinced that there is just a little more life in them and we should use them for as long as possible. This applies to both rotary blades and to sewing machine needles. Since the points and edges are very fine, we can’t visually inspect them for damage, we can only go with how well they are working. I know that I will tell myself that the blade or needle really isn’t all that bad. The reality is that it is probably worse and in desperate need of replacement.
If you are experiencing thread shredding, seam puckering or uneven stitches the culprit may be your needle. The fasted way to improve your seams and stitching is to replace damaged needles.
Be sharp! Save 25% and add this safety bundle to your stocking for $29.99. We have included a 5-pack of 45 mm Olfa rotary blades and 2 packages of Klasse Universal sewing machine needles, one 80/12 and one 90/14 — the two sizes we use most often. Call us at the store (608) 938-4334 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and say “Stuff My Stocking!”