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Has anyone ever accidently cut themselves with the rotary cutter?

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Comment by Pat Jackson, OH on January 24, 2011 at 4:30am
I've been pretty lucky, nothing more than a couple of nicks, which were more like paper cuts.  A few months agol, I had an episode  that scared the life out of me.  I had left my cutter laying out and open on my cutting table, when my 4-y-o granddaughter came in and picked it up, thinking it was a pizza cutter.  I was able to get her to put it down before she cut herself.  After that, I have been much more careful about closing it and putting it away.  It helped Marie to understand that if she got cut, she would have to go back to the ER and have more stitches (only about 2 months after she had cut her foot on a broken piece of glass.
Comment by Sognstitcher Lana/MN on January 23, 2011 at 9:57pm
I had a similar experience with my friend, only she couldn't stand the sight of blood, even her own!  She nearly passed out and ended up lying on the floor in the back room of the store.  Finally an off-duty EMT came into the store and he checked it, bandaged it (without her looking) and told her she was fine.  She was lucky her daughter wasn't one to get lots of cuts & scrapes as a kid.  She would have been a mess!  We still laugh about it.
Comment by Sognstitcher Lana/MN on January 23, 2011 at 9:25pm
Oh, yes!  I dropped it on my toe last summer.  i didn't think much happened until I felt wet in my sandal. I got nicked on top of my big toe behind the nail.  I was bleeding like a stuck pig and didn't even know it.  It took forever to heal, though. Sharp little buggers...
Comment by Lynn Staudacher on January 23, 2011 at 8:23pm
We were all having a good time at quilting class a few weeks ago and my friend  Kat was laughing and cutting at the same time. A good laugh cost her SEVEN stitches. When she was at Redi Med we soaked her fabric and had it all ready to go when she got back.
Comment by Dianne B/ Kelowna BC on January 23, 2011 at 8:07pm
A lady who worked at our LQS was home cutting fabric. Her daughter came in and wanted a book of the shelf behind the cutting table. She reached across for her, gave her the book then sat down to sew. Looked down to a growing blood stain on her sweater - she'd cut herself so fast and deeply she never felt it. A trip to emergency and 17 stitches! She still had the cutter in her hand when she leaned across the table. Scary how fast it can happen.
Comment by Sharon Reeves on January 23, 2011 at 8:05pm
When I lay my Olfa rotary cutter down, I try to remember to lay it down so the blade isn't up. It has a retractable blade, but if it's laying up, I've nicked my finger when moving my hand. So it's never been anything remotely serious, just bothersome.
Comment by Marnie/NH on January 23, 2011 at 7:35pm
I slipped off the ruler and cut my index finger good, I didn't go to ER just had DH bandage it up tight to stop bleeding.  I was lucky , I didn't get a drop on my fabric. 
Comment by karenthequilter on January 23, 2011 at 7:21pm
Yikes!
Comment by Sunshine/Mi on January 23, 2011 at 5:43pm
yep...been there, done that -  luckily not deep enough to require stitches.
Comment by MariC/PA on January 23, 2011 at 5:28pm
Well, Im happy to say, no trip to the ER.  But, I really took a chunk out of my Left index finger. :(  I was cutting with my ruler and rotary cutter, and clipped it.   I'm just mad at myself cause I've got a big bandage on it and I cant do anything.....GRRRRRRR !  I guess I will Definitly b a lot more careful from now on.... 

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