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Good Sunday morning!  Woke up to yet another round of snow.  Egads man!  I posted earlier I didn't mind it much but this is getting a little over the top.  I haven't seen this much snow since I was little.  Wouldn't be half bad if I didn't have to drive in it or shovel it or walk in it.  If only I were princess enough to make that happen, just part the snow as I go.

Ok enough of my whining.  Hubby and I went to Harbor Freight yesterday and I picked up some of the carpet blades I had been hearing about to replace rotary blades.  I was excited thinking I was getting a deal and I was sticking it to the brand names.  Didn't happen.  They were ok just not as sharp as the name brands.  I think it's great for those who do use them are like them I just tried to square up a block and it wouldn't cut through my seams so I had to do it twice.  They would probably be ideal if you were just cutting one piece of fabric instead of trying to go through mulitiple layers.  I will keep them though they would work in a pinch.  Where I live it takes me 40 min.s one way to get to a place to buy the name brands.

Been perfecting my feathers again this morning and now getting ready to go sew.  Tired for some reason today and just can't get motivated.  I hate days like this.  I haven't really screwed anything up (knocking on wood) just kinda blah.  Probably the massive amount of snow we have and I need SUNSHINE! 

I hope everyone is having a good day!


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Comment by Joan on January 27, 2014 at 8:25pm

Could just be my imagination but recently I've switched from the Fiskars to the Olfa rotary cutter and I think the Olfa blades are better.

Comment by Irene Gallway on January 27, 2014 at 4:19am

I bought the Dritz twist sharpener and agree it's a piece of junk.  Debra has a good point concerning Joann Fabric.  They have a 50% off on one item all the time.  I take advantage of that when it's time to buy high priced items. Like rotary blades, scissors or drapery fabric.  I shop on line. Most of my flannel comes from Joann's when it's half priced. 

Comment by Debra Miller on January 26, 2014 at 8:36pm
I went to my first quilting class a few years ago. A 45 min drive one way. The instructor Raved about those Harbor Freight blades. So I bought some. CHEAP quality even for carpet blades! And I got the Dritz twist sharpener. Another waste of $$ just sandpaper is all it is. DH was not happy. And I quit the class. Turns out the instructor was new to quilting. Duh! So. No more cheap blades. DH said just spend the $$ he didn't want me to get cut.
Comment by Dawn Hutton on January 26, 2014 at 5:13pm

I too tried the other blades and continue to buy Olfa blades.  If you have so far to drive, you may want to take advantage of Joann's fabric website.  They have free shipping or low cost offers all of the time and the blades are 50% off most times.  You just need to watch for them.  I took advantage of the 50% off thread and free shipping not long ago.  They had gutterman thread on the cone that I love for my quilting machine.

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