Although it is small (only 3″ high) it is mighty! I now have this guy permanently set up next to my machine, I do a lot of chain piecing and this cuts down the time (pun intended!) quite a lot.

It’s very user friendly and easy to use, it has a standard 45mm rotary cutter blade and once the section of blade you are using starts to get blunt simply turn the dial on the front to the next section (i.e. from position 1 to position 2) and carry on using it.

There are full written instructions included, with clear diagrams that show you how to change the blade when the time comes, that being said I’ve been using mine for a couple months now – almost daily and have only just had to move it on to a new section of blade.

I did find that it can move a little bit with continuous use when cutting apart large volumes of chain piecing, despite having a non-slip base, but a small amount of tape underneath helped combat this. It has also cut through all thicknesses of thread I’ve used so far, including wool which is fab!

From doing a small amount of market research I’ve found them to be readily available from a variety of stockists but that the price varies a great deal so I’d definitely look around for a good deal before buying one – but I definitely recommend buying one, it’s the thing you never knew you needed!


There is a built in protective cover for the blade and like many of Clover’s products this one also comes in plastic free packaging, so good for the environment and your fingers!