Last Sunday evening I had just finished ironing a gigantic pile of Wee Wander fresh from the dryer. I couldn't wait to get started cutting out the quilts I'm making for my daughters. I picked up the first piece of cloth, laid it on the cutting table, and about six inches in wondered why the blade was skipping. It must need a new blade, I thought, as I took it apart - to see the inner ring of the metal lodged in the partially sheared off center post! Of course, as luck would have it, this was about 1745. My local Jo-Ann's closes at 1800 on Sunday. And it's a twenty minute drive from my house. Of course.
Now many of you probably have a whole bevy of cutters in your stash, but I did not. I've had that trusty rotary cutter for years, and never saw the need for a back up as long as I had some spare blades on hand. Until I lost hours and hours of perfectly good work time to waiting around for the sun to come up so I could go get a new one! As luck would have it, Fiskars were on sale and I had a great coupon for the blades. They didn't have the large Olfa cutter, but I ordered it online and thanks to the flying drones - err - UPS man - had it two days later, so I am now the proud owner of three brand new tools: 28 mm, 45 mm and 60 mm rotary cutters. Linking up with Molli Sparkle's Sunday Stash.
(On a side note, I used the 28 mm for the first time this week to cut some improv curves and ! how did I never use one this size before? I see how indispensable this will be for the curved piecing quilt I have coming up. I know, I know - late to the table on this one!)