Monday, December 19, 2011

Revisiting the blades

After two comments from quilters who have successfully used the Harbor Freight blades, I decided to try it again.

I took out a new blade after cleaning my rotary cutter.

I oiled my blade with a bit of WD40.

I then gave it another shot!  Unfortunately, it was still like running a knife through cardboard.  Oh well, I tried!  What could also be an issue is my rotary cutter.  Is it possible that it works in some rotary cutters and not in others?  Regardless, I am very thankful for the suggestions!!!  I have learned a lot through blogging and so grateful that I have gotten to know other wonderful bloggers out there!

I was able to cut my strips out for the Charlotte's Baskets Quilt (with a different blade).  On Wednesday, I may be able to sew for an evening with the ladies at my local quilt shop!  I am very excited!


  1. I bought some a while back but haven't tried them yet.I will soon though.

  2. I bought some of these blades also after reading about them on several Yahoo groups. They just chewed my fabric. Waste of my time and thankfully only a little money.