March 16, 2012


I read somewhere that you can sharpen your rotary cutter by running it over foil.  Well, the other day I borrowed my aunt's "pinking shear" blade and she warned me that it was probably pretty dull because she mainly uses it for paper - and I wanted to cut fabric.

So I busted out the foil - worked like a charm!

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13 Fabulous Comments:

Who would'a thought! That's a great tip. Thanks!

That is a cool tip to know! I have a blade that needs changing, but I'll try this first!

really? I should try this. will it work for a straight blade too? Both of mine are getting pretty dull

This is so good to know! My rotary cutter is so dull, I have to run over the fabric about 3 times to get it cut! I just haven't taken to figure out what to do with them. Thanks for the info!

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I totally need a new blade, so I will try this first. Thank you for the tip! :)

Wow now all I need to do is head downstairs and grab some foil =D

Oh that is so good to know! My rotary is getting dull too!

I wondered if that really worked!

Great tip! Thanks for sharing...

Mandy, thanks for the great info! I have needed to get my sharpened forever!

Do you think it will work with scissors too?

What a great tip!! My blade is in need of sharpening right now. I've been contemplating buy new blades but I'm going to give this a go first!

Btw I shared this tip and linked back to you as part of my "Sew Tip Tuesdays" series :) It goes live tomorrow morning!

Thanks again!

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