Why do I wait so long to change my blades, and why didn't I remember how cutting on a new mat is like slicing through butter?
|Piecing a quilt just got better|
with a new blade in my Gingher Rotary Cutter
I'm always surfing Facebook and there's often good information about things to make your quilting experience better. I stumbled upon an article about how using a crappy blade on a well used cutting mat can effect your cutting accuracy. Hmm, I know my cutting mat is well used, especially the quarter yard lines that I used cutting fat quarters and fat eighths at the quilt studio. I take these well loved mats home and use them, maybe I shouldn't!
I have brand new cutting mats and blades, so I did what I should have done and brought a brand new blade and a brand new mat home with me.
Ahhhh, feels so good! Cuts so cleanly! And when I trim my quilt block pieces, it's much easier to just brush away the little scraps when you have a lovely smooth surface.
Think about it, are you ready for an update? Treat yourself to a new blade and mat. I've spoiled myself and started using the Gingher Rotary Cuter, I love the way they feel in my hand. I use these cutters for my personal piecing and use a Olfa for cutting fabric for customers in my Quilt Studio.