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September 13, 2019
Cutting perfect circles with Olfa and TrueCut Circle Cutters from Quilt Social

I hope you’ve stuck with me all week for my look at the great variety of rotary cutters on the market. Yesterday, I showed the cutters which produce the very funfaux chenille technique by easily slashing through multiple layers of fabric.

Today I’ll show how to cut perfect circles with the Olfa Rotary Circle Cutter and the TrueCut 360° Circle Cutter.


The Olfa Rotary Circle Cutter makes perfect circles from 1½” to 8¾”.


Here we go ’round in circles

Remember the little metal compass we used to draw circles in school? We could set it to whatever ...

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September 12, 2019
2 specialized cutters to create beautiful chenille fabric from Quilt Social

Happy Thursday, everyone! Today is Day 4 of my spotlight on rotary cutters. Yesterday I shared some tips of using the smaller rotary cutters to quickly and easily cut garment patterns and I highlighted the Quick-Change system in many rotary cutters which makes replacing the blade super-easy.

Today I will share with you a super-easy and super-fun technique of making your own unique textured fabric to use for garments, tote bags, wall hangings, quilts, home dec, etc. The list is endless! Though it’s not particularly new, perhaps you’re new to the sewing/ quilting/ craft world, or perhaps, like ...

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September 11, 2019
There are more rotary cutter options than just the 45mm! from Quilt Social

Welcome back! Yesterday I looked at decorative rotary cutter blades and today continues my look at Rotary Cutters. Though they are quite commonplace now, with many brands from which to choose, Olfa pioneered the market 40 years when they introduced the bright yellow straight handle 45mm rotary cutter. It’s become the industry standard, though there are now many more sizes, types and colors of rotary cutters available.


The original Olfa 45mm straight handle rotary cutter


Rotary Cutters aren’t just for quilters!

Yesterday, I mentioned rotary cutters aren’t just for quilters anymore; there are many more applications to ...

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September 10, 2019
Decorative rotary cutter blades for fun, quick and easy edge finishes from Quilt Social

Happy Tuesday! I hope you enjoyed taking a trip down memory lane with me yesterday as I described the early days of what was innovative and revolutionary at the time – we’re talking 40 years ago when Olfa revealed the now ubiquitous rotary cutter.


Original Olfa 45mm straight handle rotary cutter


Not just for quilting anymore!

This time-saving tool first revolutionized the quilting industry, but now the garment and crafting industries, scrapbookers; anyone who wants quicker, easier cuts with more accurate results will often grab the rotary cutter before reaching for that trusty, sometimes rusty, old pair of scissors. A ...

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September 9, 2019
Celebrating 40 years – Olfa’s revolutionary time-saving rotary cutter from Quilt Social

This year marks the 40th anniversary of when Olfa took a slice through the sewing and quilting industry with the debut of it’s revolutionary, time-saving new product – the 45mm rotary cutter. Hard to believe it’s only been 40 years as it seems to be one of those items which has been around forever.


The original 45mm Olfa Rotary Cutter


I hope you’ll follow along with me this week as I delve into the now-ubiquitous rotary cutter; when to use it; new cutters you may not be familiar with; tips, techniques and products which make cutting easier and ...

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