August 15, 2017

When changing the blade of my rotary cutter, I write "used" on the blade with a permanent marker. These blades then go in a second rotary cutter marked "paper." I use this cutter for paper, template plastic, and home decorating fabrics, saving my sharpest blade to cut quilting cottons.

-Marilyn Hopkins
Dublin, California

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