OK - just a warning to be careful when using a rotary cutter. ALSO - warning to the quesy-stomached before reading on.
My beloved niece was working on a project using her rotary cutter. She's 30 and an experienced quilter, but unfortunately her fingers got in the way when cutting through some fabric recently. Ugh. She ended up losing part of both her index finger and thumb. The Dr. in ER was able to reattach her finger tip, but not thumb.
Does anyone know of a manufacturer who makes shields for quilting rulers? I found a product that you can stick on yourself: http://softexpressions.com/software/notions/SafetyShlds.php
but I'm not sure how well it would hold up. Seems like they could just mould a piece on the edge so it doesn't get in the way but yet protect your hands. This wasn't a minor nick.