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memaw4



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PostSubject: I wanta know!   Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:28 pm

Yesterday I needed to buy new blades for my rotary cutter because I "thought" I had lost or thrown away my last 3 brand new ones I had! {I found them right where I had put them! } Anyway, I went into Joann's, finally found the Friskers 45 rotary blades. Picked up 3, paid for them and went got my two GD's from schoo.. NO sewing that day!

This morning.....all excited cause I'm gonna cut and sew! I open up a "new blade" and put it in. Still excited here!! Go to cut and its duller that dull. OK, open package #2, same thing! OK, I'm not a happy woman right now! Forget package #3. Upstairs I go and tell hubby I'm heading to town and why. I go through trash and find sales reciept.

Get there, show the girl whats going on, blade #3 works like a charm! I feel like a FOOL. But, the other two were ....."TRIMMER'' blades.

OK, so now I wanta know, what is a trimmer blade?

And, if you go to Joann's please make sure when you buy blades it says on the package...ROTARY blades and not TRIMMER blades.

In my opinion these blades SHOULD NOT be anywhere near each other.
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TxMaryQuilts
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PostSubject: Re: I wanta know!   Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:39 pm

Memaw, I have never heard of "trimmer blades" so can't give you any insight there. Thanks for the heads up though, I will be careful when shopping.

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PostSubject: Re: I wanta know!   Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:11 pm

WOW, never heard of a trimmer blade

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InsufferableBratt
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PostSubject: Re: I wanta know!   Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:59 pm

The only thing I can think of is maybe paper trimmer blades for scrapbooking. Those are generally kept by the scrapbook stuff though. Maybe some thou8ghtful customer filed them creatively?
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: I wanta know!   Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:04 pm

Are those the wavy ones?
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sewn3w



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PostSubject: Re: I wanta know!   Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:23 pm

found them on line as rotary paper trimmer blade. So. Yep I am thinking also that someone didn't know what they were and "creatively refiled" them in the wrong spot or a clerk wasn't paying attention when they restocked. That really stinks. Did the store accept them as a return?
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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: I wanta know!   Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:30 am

MN: NO, they weren't wavy. I don't use those.

sewn3: Yes, they did exchange the two that were "trimmer" blades and I made sure they worked! I had her take them out and I tried them. But then we seen on the package where it said, "trimmer" or "rotary" blade. So please be sure when buying you check that.

On the way home I got to thinking the same thing, it had to be for scrapbooking. I can only pray they change where these are before their Christmas sale!
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Mamu



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PostSubject: Re: I wanta know!   Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:20 am

Well, thanks for the heads up on that tid bit of information. I have never heard of 'Trimmer' blades either...but I don't do scrap booking. I agree these should be in the scrap booking section. BUT...since they fit a rotary cutter, I guess they wanted everything put in the same place.

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PostSubject: Re: I wanta know!   Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:17 pm

Memaw, sorry you had to learn this lesson so you could teach the rest of us. I'd certainly have thought if it looks like a blade, it's a blade! I'll be sure to closely read the labels now. Hmmm....I bet you will, too. Cheesy
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texasmusicmom



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PostSubject: Re: I wanta know!   Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:31 pm

Man....never heard of trimmer blades either...thanks....will watch for that one!
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Jill



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PostSubject: Re: I wanta know!   Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:42 pm

I was looking at scrapbooking supplies today at JoAnn's, and sure enough, there were the trimmer blades. I couldn't see any difference looking at the package, but I'll surely be looking in the future before buying them.
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Calico_Chris



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PostSubject: Re: I wanta know!   Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:42 am

Good info Memaw ..I'd have been ticked off too!!

Conversly, I've been using a standard 2.00 exacto knife as a seam ripper for some time now. Works like a charm!
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Krafty Lady



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PostSubject: Re: I wanta know!   Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:02 am

I need some advice. I have some old scarves that have been put away for a long time and have yellowed als a couple of them have a couple darker yellowed spots on them too and want to wash them, but want to know if any one has an idea about the best way to treat these. Also was looking at Walmart for liquid starch but didn't find any, does any one know where to look??? Thanks

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PostSubject: Re: I wanta know!   Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:56 pm

Can you soak them in some oxy bleach, I keep a container of powder, called Napisan for soaking diapers but its safe on colours too, wonder if one of those type products would work? What fabric are the scarves made of?

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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: I wanta know!   Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:56 am

Oxy bleach is what I would use. For a really bad spot, I apply it with an old damp toothbrush.
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redmadder



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PostSubject: Re: I wanta know!   Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:52 am

I didn't know there was any difference until I bought the wrong one!
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Krafty Lady



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PostSubject: Re: I wanta know!   Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:10 am

Sorry, they are cotton dresser scarves, I'll have to get some when I get groceries, never have used it before but worth a try. I sure hope it works, I hate to toss them if I can save them. Thanks.

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PostSubject: Re: I wanta know!   Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:34 am

You could also try the Orvis quilt soap. It is supposed to get the yellow out of old quilts, why not these scarves.

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Krafty Lady



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PostSubject: Re: I wanta know!   Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:34 am

Thanks, guess I'm going hunting. Good ideas.

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