Do your rotary blades skip or get dull after only a few quilting projects?
A Quilt in Time for Christmas
It was a December afternoon, snowing, and Deb was frantically trying to finish a very special quilt - a Christmas present for her granddaughter in Iowa.
Her rotary blades kept skipping and were ruining her fabric, preventing her from getting the quilt done.
Worse, she had to have the quilt in the mail by 5 o'clock otherwise it would not get to Julie in time for Christmas.
Deb knew that rotary blades were pricy at Joann and preferred to wait until she had a coupon to buy them, but considering the predicament she was in, she didn't mind spending the extra money.
The only problem was that Joann was a 20 minute drive away and with the snow Deb knew she wouldn't get there and back and still have enough time to finish the quilt.
So she called on her husband for a solution. Although Deb knew what he was going to say before he said it :)
Mary, also an avid quilter of many years, picked up the phone in her calm voice and told Deb not to worry - she had just the thing.
A few minutes later, Mary was at the door.
She came in and took off her coat, then reached into her pocket and pulled out a 45mm rotary blade, handing it to Deb.
"This will do the trick."
After thanking her, Deb installed the new blade into her Fiskars® cutter.
She pressed the blade down onto the fabric and like magic,
the rotary blade glided across the material - giving her the most effortless cut she had ever experienced.
Looking over at her husband and smiling, "Mary always comes to the rescue, doesn't she."
Now with a sharp blade on hand, Deb was able to finish the quilt.
She rushed off to the post office, got there minutes before it closed and sent off the quilt.
The quilt arrived the day before Christmas so Julie got her present in time and the quilt was one of her favorites :)