A very special gadget

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I don't think our Gadget Queen has seen this one and it is pretty close to
'on topic'.  Babies need lots of receiving blankets and the ones with a
crocheted or blanket-stitched edge are so special.  There's a rotary blade
that makes holes along the edge of a square of nice flannel that are
perfectly spaced and just right for a crochet hook or yarn needle.  The
blade is Edge Perfect Blade.  I seem to remember that it was right pricey
but surely is saving me from cramped fingers punching around a blanket - not
to mention I don't have to measure, guess or hope about how far away the
next stitch goes.
        My own Granny would have really enjoyed one of these.  Polly


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Sounds like the perfect gadget for making a blanket for that expected great
grandson!  Congratulations!
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That is nifty Polly.  Nancy's notions has them and I found this link:
http://www.edgeperfectblade.com/Docs/Eyelash.pdf
How fun is that?
Thanks!  Hope our gadget queen is ok.
Taria



I don't think our Gadget Queen has seen this one and it is pretty close to
'on topic'.  Babies need lots of receiving blankets and the ones with a
crocheted or blanket-stitched edge are so special.  There's a rotary blade
that makes holes along the edge of a square of nice flannel that are
perfectly spaced and just right for a crochet hook or yarn needle.  The
blade is Edge Perfect Blade.  I seem to remember that it was right pricey
but surely is saving me from cramped fingers punching around a blanket - not
to mention I don't have to measure, guess or hope about how far away the
next stitch goes.
        My own Granny would have really enjoyed one of these.  Polly


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Mr. Esther's mother made one for every grandbaby and I remember how her old
fingers got stiff and tired from punching a worn, sharp crochet hook to
begin the edge.  She would have loved this blade. OTOH, she surely would
have gotten cranky about calling and getting a:  punch one for this and
punch two for that and enter the first 74 digits of your prescription number
to talk to a pharmacist. Nope, we don't even want to think about it.  Polly


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I want one!

Sunny
dang, gadgets always get me going ...

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The first time I tried it was a bummer.  I read the instructions.  I know -
must have been out of my mind but I visit out there from time to time.
Please keep that just between us.  I have a reputation to uphold.
    The instructions say to run the blade 1/2" from the edge.  Yick!  That
won't do at all.  It forces you to make a stitch (crochet or blanket) that
is 1/2" wide on the swing-over.  Ugly.  U-g-l-y.
    So.  Next time I serged the edge of a 36" square (bigger would be okay,
just what I had).  Then I put our wonderful ruler on the cutting mat so the
blade would cut just barely inside of the serger's threads.  Voila or viola!
Beautiful.  and just So perfect.  Polly


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"Polly Esther" >I don't think our Gadget Queen has seen this one and it is
pretty close to
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Glad you found this time saver to help you make some wonderful blankets for
your new great grandbaby!
Barbara in rainy FL
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We (Project Linus coordinators) have been buying Skip-Stitch Blades
through our national office for several years.  Just looked and here's
the website: http://skipstitch.com/products.htm - where you can order
the blades.  My crocheting friends love them!

Donna in Idaho


On Wed, 16 Nov 2011 21:28:17 -0600, "Polly Esther"

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