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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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September 3, 2019
OLFA's Anniversary Quilt, My FREE Block from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Have you been quilting for 40 years? My wonderful friends at OLFA designed their incredible rotary cutter 40 years ago and are celebrating with their 40th anniversary quilt, how exciting is that!

Can you guess which block is mine?

Tick ... Tock... scroll!

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The Sewing Basket!

OLFA make THE BEST rotary cutters by far! I own these (and a few more)

Pat sloan olfa anniversary blocks pic 1

I created the block in 2 colors to celebrate the classic yellow and the gorgeous Aqua Splash

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DOWNLOAD the Blocks at the OLFA website

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** Buy yourself an Olfa cutter, you won ...

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May 20, 2019
A Fabulous Quilt-a-Long from OLFA! from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today we will be joining the OLFA quilt-a-long celebrating the 40th anniversary of the rotary cutter, but first… Welcome to all of the new quilters who have joined us in the last few weeks and those joining us from OLFA ! We are delighted you are here at Lori Kennedy Quilts!   LKQ…

The post A Fabulous Quilt-a-Long from OLFA! appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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December 19, 2018
~ Oh My! OLFA! ~ from Podunk Pretties

Have you seen this?!  SQUEAL!  RED!  I've been waiting for this color rotary cutter.  This new color will not be out until February but you might be lucky enough to win one before then.  OLFA is giving away two of these Ruby Red rotary cutters everyday over on Facebook.  Click here.  I love Olfa rotary cutters. I've tried other brands and have been disappointed every time. 

My first Olfa rotary cutter was a gift from my parents way back in the early 90's.  Back then I was a stay at home mom with 3 kids and very ...

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October 11, 2018
Sew Sampler box roundup: July, August and September from Carried Away Quilting

We’ve been in our new home for one month, and I’m just starting to feel like my head is above water.  My sewing room is slowly coming together. I’m very much a “ducks in a row” person.  I think I take after my Grandma Arlene in that regard . . . a place for everything and everything in its place. Things don’t have to be perfect, but they need to be “mostly” organized. That’s how I roll. 

So let’s just say that I was pretty annoyed with myself when I discovered I had THREE Sew Sampler boxes ...

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October 1, 2018
Autumn Jubilee Starts Today! from From My Carolina Home

Autumn Jubilee is back for the third year with a line up of giveaway prizes that is just fantastic!  This event is growing every year, and just keeps getting better and more exciting.  This year will see the return of some of my favorite vendors and some new additions that you will love!  The prizes will be spread out through the month of October, with most of the drawings open for seven days.  There are a number that are open to international winners as well.  We’ll have a Quilt Along, a Sew Along, a Stitch Along, all with free ...

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July 19, 2018
MY Splendid Sampler Block–The Rose and Dot Block from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Many of you are joining us for The Splendid Sampler 2 quilt-a-long. If YOU are new here… WELCOME to Lori Kennedy Quilts at The Inbox Jaunt!  We have a great community of over 10,000 quilters here and we … Continue reading

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July 12, 2018
The Splendid Sampler–Catching Up from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Have YOU been keeping up with the free blocks offered for The Splendid Sampler 2? This is the fifth week-(Read about my organization tips HERE) – and I was already behind, but I’m caught up now! This … Continue reading

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June 18, 2018
Guess Who's One! from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

Well, we had a special birthday over the weekend. Someone special turned one years old. Our sweet Belvedere is now one... I even baked him a birthday pup cake. My hubby just shook his head and smiled. Yes, I have turned into the crazy dog lady in my neighborhood... I admit it. Belvedere has me totally wrapped around his little paw, and he knows it.  Now I didn't have the full blown puppy birthday party with puppy party hats... so I'm not totally off the edge or lost the cheese off my cracker... I have to admit it ...

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Guess Who's One! from Quilt Doodle Doodles

Well, we had a special birthday over the weekend. Someone special turned one years old. Our sweet Belvedere is now one... I even baked him a birthday pup cake. My hubby just shook his head and smiled. Yes, I have turned into the crazy dog lady in my neighborhood... I admit it. Belvedere has me totally wrapped around his little paw, and he knows it.  Now I didn't have the full blown puppy birthday party with puppy party hats... so I'm not totally off the edge or lost the cheese off my cracker... I have to admit it ...

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May 14, 2018
Quilty Box (April 2018) from Girl x Fabric

Sometimes I have really great self control when it comes to impulse buying.  Other times, not so much. A good example of this is when Olfa gave a sneak peek of the April Quilty Box.  They announced that their new Pink Splash rotary cutter would be in the April Quilty Box and my self control […]

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May 3, 2018
Cut It Out from Girl x Fabric

Variety is the spice of life.  That’s what they say.  Clearly, that’s why I have 5 rotary cutters. Also, because they are just so pretty.

Rotary Cutter Collection
Olfa Breast Cancer, Fiskars, Olfa Splash, Minc LED cutter, Tula Pink.

I’ve actually added one more…the new pink Olfa Splash cutter (which I received in a Quilty Box but more on that in another post).  What I really want to talk about though is the Tula Pink cutter. #notsponsored

The Tula Pink cutter sells for $89.99 CDN (plus tax) which, let’s be honest, is absolutely ridiculous. I don’t ...

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April 30, 2018
Sew Sampler Reveal April 2018 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome to the reveal of our 2nd Birthday Bash Sew Sampler box. We are sew thankful for each and every member we have had in the past few years. Let’s celebrate and unwrap the contents of our April box! If you are not yet subscribed, we would love for you to join this monthly party but be sure you do soon so you can receive our May box.

Palm Canyon Aruba Half Roll by Violet Craft for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

The Aruba colorway of the Palm Canyon collection by Violet Craft makes a bold statement with black, turquoise and ...

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April 6, 2018
Raw Edge, Free Motion Appliqué Project with OLFA from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Do YOU need a quick project to brighten up your house? I have a perfect project for you!  In just a few hours, you can complete this raw-edge, free motion appliqué project that I designed for OLFA. … Continue reading

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March 7, 2018
OLFA Inspires with New Colors! from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! The first three things I purchased when I began quilting: The book Quilts! Quilts! Quilts! (by Laura Nownes and Diana McClun–now available for $2.50 on Amazon!), an OLFA rotary cutter an OLFA cutting mat. I have an OLFA rotary … Continue reading

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February 7, 2018
Let’s Meet at QUILTCON!! — Part I from Marcus Fabrics

We’re thrilled to return this year as a sponsor and exhibitor at QuiltCon, the premiere event of the Modern Quilt Guild!  It takes place in Pasadena, CA from February 22-25, and we’re busy putting the finishing touches on the booth and some special events. We’ll again sponsor the award in the category of Modern Traditionalism, and we’re also the proud sponsor of the MQG Leadership Breakfast meeting for chapter leaders, so we’ll see you there, bright and early on Saturday ; )

During the show, you’ll find us in BOOTH 911, where you can pick up ...

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