Thursday, June 6, 2013

Scrappy Trip Along progress and New Olfa Splash

Over the past few months I've been working on a lot of projects with deadlines. I finally wrapped many of them up and it has been so nice to do some "just-for-fun" sewing. I pulled out my Scrappy Trip-Along blocks that I started last January. They got put on the back-burner and it was fun to see again. I've worked on a few each day and my number is growing.
Here's the progress as it stands right now. I'm using lots of my very favorite fabrics - the kind you hoard for "just the right project" but I'm not 100% smitten. I'm trying to figure out why.  I added some brown to the mix and I think it's given a little more depth. I'm going to keep playing with it. I know I will LIKE however it turns out, but I kind of want to LOVE it. The original tutorial for Scrappy Trips Around the World is here. I warn you: it is addicting in the funnest kind of way.
I'm also trying to catch up on my final outstanding (as in over-due) bee block for Calli. It's a paper-pieced Double Wedding Ring quilt. This one is going to stretch me a little, but if I can conquer it, I may have found a new project I want to try! That is what I love about Bees. I still need to make my Block #7 from the Virtual Quilting Bee!
As I'm working on these rotary-cutter heavy projects, I am loving using the new Splash rotary cutter by Olfa. This is their brand new model of the mid-size (45mm) rotary cutter. I am a die-hard Olfa rotary cutter user. I have been using them as long as I've been quilting and I think they are the most sturdy and stable. Any time I've tried a different brand of rotary cutters I've been disappointed or frustrated or just plain irritated.
So when the nice people at Olfa contacted me about sending one of these new Splash cutters to try out my answer was a "yes please!" I am hooked. This cutter is more ergonomic (easier on your hands), lighter-weight (but just as sturdy) and the clincher is the much-improved mechanism for changing the blade. You just slid the yellow doohickey on the back down and the blade is ready to pop off, change and put back in place. So much slicker than that knob and washer-thingy that have to be put back just-so. And, it's turquoise so points for color too. And on top of all that: it's cheaper than the old 45mm version. Kind of a no-brainer.
Other than sending me the rotary cutter, Olfa did not compensate me in any way for this review (though I wouldn't turn down a life-time supply of blades if they offered it) - all the thoughts and opinions are my own. But they did send a second rotary cutter to share with a friend. So if you'd like a new Splash rotary cutter of your own, leave a comment on this post. Open until Sunday, June 9 at midnight MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

Winner: ✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾June 6, 2013 at 6:11 AM
Your scrappy trip is looking good! I'd love to try the cutter...I can never remember which way the washer goes whenever I remove it to change the blade!

Now back to my sewing in random, snatched moments between slip-n-slides and handing out popsicles.

251 comments:

  1. I'm in! Would love a new rotary cutter!

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  2. I like the looks of this new cutter. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. Love the way you change the blades in the new cutter! And have been wanting to try the Scrappy Trip, but need to finish up a few UFO's first! Looks great!

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  4. I love Olfa products, too. hope I can win one of the cutters. I've never enjoyed changing blades in my old

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  5. I've been reading rave reviews on the Splash cutter and would love to win one! Thanks for the chance.

    Janet
    Janetorr@windstream.net

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  6. I have been trying to cheap out on my rotary cutters... gah. I borrowed my Mom's sewing kit recently and made the "mistake" of trying her Olaf rotary cutter that was in with her stuff. I'm convinced... its the only way to go. My Mom would love me to win this so I didn't have to "steal" her rotary cutter (oh, was it in the stuff you lent to me, Mom? really? are you sure??). :)

    tgalloP@mts.net
    www.willcookforshoes.ca

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  7. Hello from across the pond! I'm not sure if you will be entering overseas visitors in the draw for the new Olfa cutter but if you are... count me in. and if you're not, I can just add this item to my ever growing shopping list for the next craft show to hit town:-) I love how you change the blade! that's got to be a winner.

    Love your scrappy trip quilt. I've started cutting strips but that's as far as I got! guess one needs to actually sew them together:-)

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  8. I love my Olfa rotary cutters. I tried 3 other brands when I first started quilting. 2 of them broke quickly. The 3rd has to be manually screwed open & shut so it's not safe enough for me (I use it to cut paper for foundation piecing). Then I bought an Olfa rotary cutter & never looked back. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  9. Love my Olfa cutter, but wouldn't mind a fun new one!

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  10. I completely agree about the Olfa blades. I have another brand and could never figure out why my new blades seemed to shred my fabric. Just recently, I bought the Olfa blades because they were on sale and I am just amazed at the ease in cutting now.

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  11. I completely agree about the Olfa blades. I have another brand and could never figure out why my new blades seemed to shred my fabric. Just recently, I bought the Olfa blades because they were on sale and I am just amazed at the ease in cutting now.

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  12. I would love a new cutter. I've never had an Olfa one and I keep breaking the other brands.

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  13. I would love to win. My Olfa is so old, the screw keeps coming loose. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  14. I don't care to win the rotary cutter, but I think that your scrappy trips all use the very same value/hue of green - maybe change that up a bit...

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  15. Olfa is my cutter of choice also. My 45mm is 29 years old if I remember correctly and it is still going strong. It just keeps on rolling. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  16. I can't imagine cutting fabric without my Olfa. I'd love to give Splash a whirl!

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  17. I would love to try the Splash!

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  18. Everyone is saying how great this new Olfa Splash is. I'm not in love with my rotary cutter (it's another brand) and have never used an Olfa. I've been thinking of getting one so thanks for offering the giveaway!!!

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  19. I would love to give Olfa a try! I've never used their rotary cutters, but have heard great things about them.

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  20. Your Scrappy Trip quilt looks great - that was the most fun quilt I ever made. Thanks for the chance to win the Olfa cutter!!

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  21. I love my Olfa...I do need a new blade though....

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  22. I use an Olfa 45 mm rotary cutter and it is the best one I've ever brought, I'd absolutely love a turquoise one with an easy to change blade though : )
    I love the scrappy trips around the world progress (I would like to try one too) I love the colours and how you've put them together.
    Emma x

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  23. I'm hoping to start a scrappy trip this weekend and I would love a new splash rotary cutter

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  24. My (ex) husband's grandmother made us a double wedding ring quilt. I'm not ready to try something like that yet!! Well, ok, maybe if I had a new Olfa rotary cutter ..... ;-)

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  25. have fun with the dble wedding ring block-I'm scared of that one, personally ;)
    Olfa cutters are the best (I think) and thanks for a chance to win this super cute new one-and if it's easier to change the blade that is fantastic.

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  26. I'd love to win this! I have a fiskars that acts strange (and that I cut my finger with and got 4 stitches because of ;)

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  27. I love those scrappy trips around the world. They speak to me. Probably just me. Hoping to try one soon.
    The new rotary cutter looks super cool. I hope I win one. Have a good weekend : )

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  28. Your scrappy trip is looking good! I'd love to try the cutter...I can never remember which way the washer goes whenever I remove it to change the blade!

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  29. I saw this new version of the rotary cutter on a website and ordered one; it is on its way. So glad to hear you like it.

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  30. Who couldn't use another rotary cutter? Love your quilts you are working on.

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  31. Would LOVE one of those and turquoise is my absolute favourite colour!!

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  32. I wouldn't mind trying out a new rotary cutter. Love your quilt

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  33. I would love a new cutter!
    Have a blessed day!

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  34. I would love a cutter in this cool color!

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  35. I would love another Olfa cutter!

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  37. I love the color! Thanks for the chance!

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  38. I would love a new cutter.

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  39. I'd love to try an ergonomic rotary cutter. I've had problems with my carpal tunnel lately and it would be helpful. Besides, I'm too cheap to buy a new one with the one I have working perfectly!

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  40. I have not jumped on the Scrappy Trip bandwagon...but they are wonderful! I only use Olfa Rotary cutters and I primarily use the Ergonomic cutter. Love it and I purchase my 5-pack Olfa blades with my 40% off coupon at Michael's. Thanks for the giveaway and I am anxious to try the new blade changing system.

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  41. Love your blocks! I think scrappy quilts are sometimes hard to love until they are all in one piece. The new cutter looks great, especially changing the blade.

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  42. I'd love to try this new Olfa out! Making it easier to change the blade is a great idea!

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  43. Thank you for the chance to try a new rotary cutter...I have used the same one for 11 years...and it is an Olfa!

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  44. I would love a new rotary cutter! Mine are all cheapies, and aren't standing up to heavy use! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. I'm strictly Olfa as well and I would LOVE to try their newest cutter. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  46. I would love the chance to win. I was thinking about buying myself a new rotary cutter anyway!

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  47. Your Scrappy Trips quilt is looking great! I love my Olfa cutter and would LOVE to have the new aqua version!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  48. Oh I would LOVE to have this!

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  49. I am a totally Olfa girl! I have been looking at the splash thinking...do I REALLY need another rotary cutter?!! I guess the answer is overwhelmingly YES! Thank you for sharing your second one with one of your devotees!

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  50. I have had my eye on that new cutter, glad that you like it. I started not one, but two scrappy trips this January, a scrappy one, and a black and white one with one red strip in each block, a wedding gift, and have visions of several more in fun color ways~

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  51. I just upgraded to an Olfa for the first time and the difference is amazing. I was pushing down so hard with my old cutter! I'd love a nice colorful one. :)

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  52. I'd like to try this new cutter to see if the handle is more ergonomic since my arthritis is starting to flare up.

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  53. I just broke my very favorite cutter so I would love a new one. I love your quilt.
    red_murray2@yahoo.com

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  54. ooh! I love Olfa, but a new fun colored cutter that is also easier to use at blade change time sounds like a real prize!

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  55. I've not yet made a trip around the world quilt, but you are seriously tempting me!!
    I have Olfa and Fiskers rotary cutters and like each for different size/purpose. Would love to give a stylish colorful new light-weight Olfa a try. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. I am loving your Scrappy Trip Along! I wasn't fond of mine at first either, but as I added more blocks I loved it more and more!

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  57. I think I definately need this. My current other brand rotary cutter is driving me bonkers. If I am sitting a large amount the knob falls off after a while. Seriously frustrating. This one is prettier too. !"

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  58. I'd take a lifetime supply of blades, too. :) Amazing how many of them you can go through! I'm working on my scrappy trip along, and so far can't decide if I love it or not. Hopefully more blocks will help!

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  59. I desperately want to have a go at the scrappy trip along... too much on the go right now! Yours looks awesome! And thanks for the chance to win, i could use a flashy new rotary cutter!

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  60. Count me in, too...love using Olfa rotary cutters!

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  61. Ohh fun, I'd love to try an Olfa! And the color is just perfect!

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  62. I would love to try it out, and it is super cute!

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  63. That's funny that you are offering to share.....I just got a thank you gift from a co worker of a Joanns gift card for backing a quilt for her and I was thinking how I liked your cutter and might have to go look for it to use my GC with......and there was your post! I need a new cutter so I'd love to win yours...

    Peggy in NJ

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  64. Wow!! It is a beautiful rotary cutter. :)

    Plus I love the postage stamp quilt that you're working on. :)

    Pearl

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  65. I've been cutting strips for my own Scrappy Trip Along quilt - this new Splash cutter would cetainly make it more fun!! Aren't you lucky?

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  66. I need a new cutter! My current one is not an Olfa and I'm so frustrated with it.

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  67. I love the new color! I want to make a scrappy quilt also. I have seen such cute ones!

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  68. I love your scrappy trip Amy -- you can always send it to me. Or, if not, maybe the Olfa cutter LOL.

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  69. I would love a chance at the new cutter! Thanks!

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  70. Gorgeous coloured rotary cutter! Nice quilt! Thank you for the chance!

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  71. I can't wait to see that bee block! The new cutter sounds good, I'd love to give it a try!

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  72. oh yes please - would love a new cutter :-)

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  73. love your work, thanks for the chance

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  74. Your quilt is looking great! I love the color of the rotary utter too! missysaprons@gmail.com

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  75. I, too, am a fan of Olfa Rotary Cutters. This new one looks wonderful!

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  76. I, too, am a fan of Olfa Rotary Cutters. This new one looks wonderful!

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  77. I've seen ads for these and I would be in heaven if I got my hands on one :)

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  78. With as much quilting as you do, I'm sure you go through those blades a bunch. Yay for them sending you a new one! I'd love to try it out too, thanks for the giveaway.

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  79. Yay rotary cutters! I have heard good things about this one (and really who couldn't use a couple more laying around, lol). I love the red in scrappy trip quilt!

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  80. I love the color of that new Olfa cutter! The new blade changing mechanism is a real plus too. Thanks for letting us be your friend :-)

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  81. I would love to try an Olfa as I have only ever had a cheapo copy. (I am in UK so discount me if not posting overseas though) I wondered if so brighter colours would make you love the quilt more - it reads quite dark to me. That is not the right word, but I am thinking lime, turquoise, orange? However it looks lovely anyway.

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  82. I love the color of that new Olfa cutter! The new blade changing mechanism is a real plus too. Thanks for letting us be your friend :-)

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  83. ho couldn't use a new rotary cutter. Thanks for the giveaway and I love your scrappy quilt.

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  84. I'd love to have a chance to try out the new cutter! I always worry that I'm not putting it back together the right way when I change out the blade on the cutter I have now.

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  85. I'd love to try the new Olfa cutter. I'm definitely partial to the Olfa brand when it comes to cutters! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  86. WOW, how I need a new rotary cutter and blue is my favorite color. I did purchase the other one they made that had this great blade changing system and I will never go back! I never seemed to get the screw back on correctly so my blade was either wobbly or didn't roll at all. I think they had me in mind when they made this one.I agree a lifetime supply of blades would be nice, but I am not a glutten., so a wonderful new blue and yellow cutter would be perfect for me. I am dying to do the scrappy trip quilt, I just can't decide what colors I want to use, maybe I should just bite the bullet and pic some from my scrap bag? after all that is the point , scrappy...I will do this soon!

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  87. I love how you change the blade! Why didn't they think about that sooner?! I have to have one!

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  88. I'd love to try it! Love the color and how easy it is to change the blade. Might would do it more often! Thanks

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  89. I've been checking my LQS but they haven't received their's yet....i'd love to win one! Thank you so much!

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  90. Loving how to safely change that blade. Would love to win one. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  91. Ooh, I'd love to win a new rotary cutter!

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  92. Thanks for the chance! I have to watch a youtube video to remind myself how to change the blade if I wait too long in between changes.

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  93. I love the Olfa cutters and have been eying the new pretty blue one. Thanks for the chance!

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  94. That new color is a wow-thanks!
    So hard to do scrappy any hints!

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  95. I just love those blocks! If you don't love the quilt when it is all finished, I will sacrifice and take it off your hands! ;-)
    That Olfa cutter looks great! Love the color. I don't use any rotary cutter but Olfa! I'd love to give that new one a try. Thanks for the chance!

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  96. I'm ready to make a 'splash' with Olfa's new rotary cutter!!!

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  97. I'm with you on the Olfa cutters. I've been using the same one since I started quilting about 15 years ago! I'd love a cute new Splash.

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  98. Your Scrappy Trip Along is so cheerful it makes me want to stop what I'm working on and start one of my own. I've seen the new Splash rotary cutter but haven't had a chance to check it out up close. Thanks for the review and a chance to win one of my own.

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  99. I'd love to try the new cutter! I have a Gingher left handed rotary cutter that I love, but the blades are pricey.

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  100. Sounds like a great new tool - I'd love to give it a try! Thanks!

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  101. I can always use a new rotary cutter!

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  102. Yes, please! I've been using an Olfa cutter for years and love it, for all of the reasons that you mentioned. Thanks!

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  103. beautiful scrappy trip!! mine is being quilted right now. you have a lot of red (i love red). you may want to cut back on the red just a bit to show it off even more. i feel odd giving this thought but i love red and always need to talk myself into using less to use it to advantage!! no offense intended!! love your palette.

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  104. I would love that rotary cutter! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  105. I also have used Olfa cutter for ever but don't you just love the colour of the Splash - so much nicer than yellow. It would even match my sewing room decor!! Thanks for the chance.

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  106. I just found your blog and am totally hooked. I would definitely love the cutter, especially as a new quilter, we need what ever we can to make things move along smoother.

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  107. Oh, how I'd love to win! I like your blocks -- makes me want to start a scrappy trip around the world myself. :-)

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  108. I have only one rotary cutter...it is yellow, with the screw and spring-disk-thingy, an Olfa that is nearly 20 years old. It works just fine, except I am noticing that as I use it, the screw tends to loosen on its own... Hmmm, makes me think I'd love to try this new fangled cutter---and see if it can go twenty years like my original!!!

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  109. I've had my old Olfa for many years and I love it except for changing the blade! I teach a beginning class of quilters, and they struggle with the terribly. I'd love to try out the new one! If I don't win, I'll definitely buy one. Thanks for the review and the chance to win!

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  110. I too love my Olfa, have too say I love this new Splash

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  111. Love your projects and I love Olfa. Thanks for the chance.

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  112. I love the idea of a little bit smaller size. It would be perfect for my projects that travel with me. I love the color too!

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  113. That turquoise color is so pretty!

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  114. I definitely need that rotary cutter! I will have to go buy it if I don't win. :)

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  115. I love your scrappy trip around the world - it's beautiful. That pattern has been on my "to-do" list for when I build up my own scrap pile. (We're working on it).

    I do love the color of the Olfa blade - it would look pretty on my sewing table.

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  116. It's such a fun looking rotary cutter!!

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  117. I would love a new rotary cutter as I'm not real happy with my present one! Love this new color too!!

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  118. Love the color and love how easy changing the blades seems to be. Would love to have one of these new Olfa cutters, even though I have a perfectly usable old one. New is always nice : )

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  119. The color is all the excuse I need to want this rotary cutter! Thanks.

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  120. I'm loving the turquoise and yellow combination....I think I'm going to be pulling fabric and making a baby quilt soon!

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  121. Scrappy trip looks great! Would love a new cutter - thanks for the chance!

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  122. Loving anything that makes the tedious task of cutting easier!

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  123. Thanks for the chance to win a new Olfa rotary cutter -- I need one. And I was happy to see your Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt top in progress. I just started my own and you're right -- it's addicting. But I thought the same thing about my blocks -- nice but not spectacular. Maybe it will pop when the quilting and binding are finished. Thanks again for the review and offer to win.

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  124. One of these days, I'm going to do that Scrappy Trip Along, I just know it! LoL I'd love to win the new Olfa cutte r- I'm an Olfa girl too! o:)

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  125. I only use Olfa cutters. Since turquoise is my favorite color, I'd love to add this new cutter to my sewing room.

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  126. Sounds like a great rotary cutter! Thanks for the chance :)

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  127. Count me in! I've only ever used Friskars and I am really not impressed.

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  128. Love your scrappy around the world. I would love another easy to change out blade Olfa cutter. Also my favorite brand.

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  129. I currently use the ergonomic olfa cutter, but I'd love an easier way to change the blade! Being a cute color doesn't hurt either! ;)

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  130. I'd love to try a pretty new Olfa cutter! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  131. I HATE my current rotary cutter. Just not comfortable, and a real pain to change the blades. Would love to try this one- sounds too good to be true!

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  132. The Scrappy Trip Along is calling my name. I've resisted so far, but if you've succumbed, I'll be toast soon. That pretty Olfa would make the cutting more fun...

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  133. Oh, my Fiskars rotary cutter is such a pain. I slip with it all the time because of my poor grip on it, and changing the blade is tedious. Would love to try a new Olfa one!

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  134. I switched to a Fiskar cutter & blades and it may be my imagination but I don't think it cuts as well or stays sharp as long as the Olfa. I like the color of the new Olfa too.

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  135. I would love a new Olaf rotary cutter. It would be so much easier to change the blade. My last experience while cutting with my 60mm rotary cutter was a trip to the ER and came home with 5 stitches. Thank you for the giveaway

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  136. I haven't made a Scrappy Trip Along yet but I will get to it someday! I love Olfa cutters also. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  137. I've been using Olfa products for decades. I'd love the to win the newest version of their rotary cutter.

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  138. I like the look of the easy change on it, I had trouble undoing my regular one the first time, don't want to slip while doing that, even if the blade is blunt! I've always wondered why rotary cutters are such boring colours, especially when quilters are all about colour and texture!

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  139. I love my olfa blades! I use the standard cheap cutter, but would love to try the ergonomic one sometime.

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  140. Love the aqua color of the Splash. Would love to win it. Thanks!

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  141. Love seeing scrappy trips!

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  142. Who wouldn't love to win a new rotary cutter?! Thanks for chance. I also want to say how much I love the fabrics in you scrappy trip along- reminds me of happy summer days.

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  143. Thanks for the review! I could use a new rotary cutter, and this looks like a good one....and like you said...it's turquoise!

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  144. Olfa rotary cutters are my favorite too. I have a couple of Fiskars, but I only use them if the Olfa needs a new blade. Love the fresh aqua color.

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  145. Super cute trip! Would love to win the cutter, thank you!

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  146. That new rotary cutter is on my to buy one of these days list. Winning it would get it in my hands that much sooner! So pick me! LOL

    Have a super sparkly day!

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  147. I want to try the Scrappy Trip and I just need to buckle down and do it. I have quite the haul of scraps to use, so no excuses!

    I have a mini Olfa and I love it! It's not great for cutting out a lot of fabric but the perfect size for trimming.

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  148. I love your scrappy trip!! I really need to make one of those- hopefully sometime soon! I'd love to try this new cutter- thanks for the chance!

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  149. I just finished a trip around the world quilt for the family of a fallen soldier,and will continue to make more. Would love to win the new Olfa cutter.

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  150. I am just sewing on the binding of my Scrappy Trip quilt and just love it! I currently use a 60 mm Olfa rotary cutter but would love to give the new model a whirl! awolk at rogers dot com

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  151. I am new to quilting and would love the olfa cutter and blue just happens to be my favourite colour. However I'm in Australia so not sure I qualify for the giveaway. I love your scrappy quilt, I've never made a big quilt before only small projects and I renovated a quilt top I found in the thrift shop for $1 for my daughters bedroom. Actually that's what got me interested in trying quilting in the first place. I make waldorf dolls, smock and also make most of my own clothes so quilting shouldn't be too hard right? The thing that daunts me is colour selection and combining fabrics so I've borrowed a book from the library about jelly roll quilts and thought I'd give one of the simpler designs a try. I'd love to take a class but time and penny's won't stretch at this stage so the library and blogland are my classroom for now :)

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  152. I think I need to start blogging more so that companies send me cool things! Thanks for the giveaway though :)

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  153. Olfa is the best!! Thats all I use. I'd LOVE a new one and pretty too!! WooHoo!! Thanks for your great posts and this fun giveaway!!
    RuthNParadise(at)aol(dot)com

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  154. Greàt rotary cutter and a fabulous giveaway. Thanks!

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  155. OOhh, I want an Olfa cutter!! So cool!!

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  156. I love how your scrappy trip along quilt is going, especially the navy blue fabric!
    And yeah, it's addictive...!

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  157. I like the red squares in your scrappy trip along quilt. They give your quilt a really nice geometric design. Thanks for the giveaway; I would love to win a new rotary cutter.

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  158. Yes please! new rotary cutter would be great.

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  159. Very nice scrappy trip along. I am really enjoying your blog and the quilt along. Thanks for the give away!

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  160. I could always use a new rotary cutter. Especially one so cute! And I love your quilt, I can't wait to have enough scraps to make a scrappy quilt.

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  161. I could always use a new rotary cutter. Especially one so cute! And I love your quilt, I can't wait to have enough scraps to make a scrappy quilt.

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  162. Love the color of the new cutter. Who couldn't use a new one?

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  163. I am desperate for a new rotary cutter. thanks for the chance. love the quilt

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  164. I love Olfa cutters too! My favourite one is the ergonomic one, so I hope they might relaunch that one in the turquoise colour (although I wouldn't say no if I won - just saying!) Thanks for the opportunity, Terri in BC

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  165. I saw that one in the store and would love to try it. Love their cutters!!!

    brookeali(at)Hotmail.com

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  166. I love your Scrappy Trip blocks and that rotary cutter is amazing!!

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  167. Yes, I would love a new rotary cutter! Got lots of projects going on so have lots of uses for it.

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  168. what? ergonomic, cheaper and AQUA????? just when I thought I'd never be amazed by a rotary cutter again... thanks for the chance I would love to win this!

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  169. Hi Amy,
    I really like your scrappy Trips so far. When I was making mine, I kept overthinking every block, I finally gave up and just had fun. Now I love my it!
    And Thank you for the chance at the giveaway. Have fun:)
    jan@sewandsowfarm

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  170. I have never used Olfa, would love to try it!

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  171. I love the color of the new cutter, thanks for the chance to win one!

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  172. Love my Olfa as well. Wouldnt think of using another kind!
    Loving your scrappy trip as well!! Im sure you will too once its all together!

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  173. Love the turquoise color of the new Olfa cutter....it's a perfect motivator to "cut" into all the scraps! :-)

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  174. Oh, how I would love to win this cutter. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  175. Uhh, YEAH! yes please. Thanks, I love it!

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  176. Thanks for the chance! I would live it!

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  177. I'm always looking for new and improved tools! I want I want!

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  178. Your "Trip Around the World" quilt is awesome!! I have been using Olfa cutters ever since they came on the market. I have worn out many of them. I have tried other brands but do not like any that I have tried. I would love to try Olfa's new model, the blade changing sounds great, The blade changing is what I fear most. Thanks for keeping us updated.

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  179. I love all my Olfa cutters ...and would love to win this new one to play with! Thanks

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  180. yay for new and efficient tools!! thanks for the chance to win. :)

    bess

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  181. Like you I think this cutter looks great. The easy blade changing is a much improved design. Thanks for your feedback on it.

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  182. They sound like great improvements - I love my olfa cutters!

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  183. Oooh, I'd love to try that new cutter - thanks!

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  184. I would love to win this. Thanks for a chance!!

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  185. Thanks for sharing your scrappy quilts; you've been on a mission! Splash Olfa cutter is stylish and I love the slick way of changing blades!

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  186. I would love to try this new cutter. Thanks for the chance!

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  187. Thanks for sharing your scrappy quilts; you've been on a mission! Splash Olfa cutter is stylish and I love the slick way of changing blades!

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  188. You have inspired me to try this scrappy quilt. Thanks for the chance to win the cutter.

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  189. Add me to the list! And...I love your scrappy!

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  190. Woo Hoo! A new cutter! Thanks for the opportunity. Love your quilts.

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  191. Would love to be able to try this new blade. I have arthritis and am always looking for something that might help with my hand movement. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  192. I need to get around to making a scrappy trip along...a new rotary cutter would really help ;)

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  193. I would love to win the new rotary cutter. Thanks for the chance....I enjoy reading your blog. jlmismas(at)gmail(dot)come

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  194. Olfa is absolutely fantastic! I also have the older version of the cutter and always have trouble changing the blade. I need a new one! Thanks for the review and the chance to win! mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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  195. I just bought this rotary cutter yesterday ~ thanks for your opinion ~ I don't think I will be dissapointed ~ Another one won't hurt !

    Thanks again for your opinion and for showing your scrappy trip quilt ~ Maybe I will get mine finished this month ~

    (senoraresources@msn.com)

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  196. I finally went back to Olfa after cheating on them with a floozy from Fiskars. It was downright awful! Never again - I will remain faithful. And now that they have an aqua and yellow one that would match my sewing room? Well, it's PERFECT!

    The scrappy trips are hard to love mid-process, I've found. I didn't go completely scrappy, but it was still hard in the middle of it all to love it. Now that my flimsies are done, I'm head-over-heels.

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  197. Have been thinking of getting an Olfa rotary cutter. Currrently use one from Fiskars, which has been great. I just hear so often how wonderful Olfa is. And the color sure makes this one tempting!
    (majesticjenkinsATgmailDOTcom)

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  198. I have a yellow olfa but I'd love a turquoise one!!

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