The blade cover on your rotary cutter exists for a reason!
Sigh. I wanted to get my son's quilt trimmed, so I could sit down for a couple of hours and try to finish the binding before my guild meeting on Wednesday. So, I didn't take the time to clear my table off, despite the large size of the quilt. I swept a 30" section clear, and started trimming. And as I reached beneath the quilt to grab an edge of the fabric to straighten it, I found instead my rotary cutter. Embedded in the tip of my finger.
The good news:
- No blood on the quilt
- It's my left hand, so I can still sew
- I don't need stitches
And as I finished trimming the quilt, I remembered to slide the blade cover on my rotary cutter at least 80% of the time. That other 20% may be a problem, however. I'm afraid that if I can't reliably remember to cover it immediately after slicing my finger, it may be a lost cause.