Your rotary cutter blades start life cutting like a hot knife through butter and then oh-so-slowly they start going blunt.
You won’t notice until you start not being able to cut through all the threads in your fabric. You’ll start questioning your ability to cut, but I promise it’s not you. If you’ve been cutting fabric for long enough for your blade to start missing threads, then it definitely won’t be you!
Instead, it will be your blade starting to go blunt and therefore now would be an excellent time to change the blade.
When I first started patchwork, I was quite scared of changing my rotary cutter blade – it all seemed a little too complicated, and all whilst dealing with an ultra-sharp blade.
However, it doesn’t have to be scary, and you can change your blade quickly and safely.
Here’s a quick video that I recorded to show you exactly how to change the blade on your rotary cutter.
I hope that helps!