They say, "If it ain't broke.... Don't fix it."
Generally good advice. But in this case it applies to two different circumstances.
Let's say you're talking about a broken rotary cutter.... Now THAT needs fixed!
I am notoriously cheap. And since I have been quilting, I have wasted good money on, not one, but two of those itty, bitty cutters. You might as well not even buy new blades for one of those because, the shaft that the blade spins on.... It always wears out and causes the blade to go wonky. Even when you change the blade. Quite the exercise in frustration!
So, today I treated myself to a 45mm Olfa Splash rotary cutter. And I was surprised at how reasonably priced it was. I also purchased two replacement blades. It says on the package that it is guaranteed, so time will tell if the blade ends up going wonky or not. I sure hope not!
And what was I eagerly anticipating working on with my new cutter, you might ask?
Well, that would be the second broken thing I was referring to in the opening for this post....
Broken Herringbone blocks! These may be broken, but they don't need fixed.
This cute block design was created by Anne of Play Crafts. And she has a free tutorial listed on her blog with the most excellent and easy to follow instructions, complete with plenty of great pics, where she will walk you through the steps in making them. Click on that link above to see what I am talking about!
If you do try out that wonderful tutorial, and find it is a block you are interested in making again....
The broken herringbone quilt along even has it's own Flickr group. Click to see some of the fabulous examples entered already! Don't be shy... Give it a try!
Keep on, Quilting on, everybody!