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My favorite rotary cutter

Did you know that this is the 35th Anniversary of the Olfa Rotary Cuter? I can’t imagine how all those quilters who lived before the age of rotary cutters managed to do what they did. Amazing. But I have to say, I’m so glad to live in the day and age of helpful tools and gizmos. 
I still remember my mom bringing an Olfa rotary cutter home from her first quilt class about 30 years ago. She’s been using one ever since. Nowadays there are lots of gadgets and tools available to quilters – sometimes the number available is overwhelming. It’s fun to collect those handy-dandy tools and gadgets along the way, if they’re something that actually makes your quilting experience better, but they’re not all necessary, especially if you’re just getting started. 
A good rotary cutter, however, IS an absolute necessity. And I’ll say hands-down the Olfa’s are the best. I’m not just saying that because anyone asked me to. Any time I use any another brand of rotary cutter they feel so much more flimsy to me and I feel like my cutting is a lot less accurate as a result.
 
People, if you are trying to get by on another cutter, stop. Buy an Olfa. Seriously. Pull out those coupons, watch for a sale, do whatever you have to do. I promise you’ll thank me. My personal favorite is the Splash Rotary Cutter because it’s a little more ergonomically shaped, it’s cheaper than the regular 45mm cutter, and it’s easier to change the blade. Lots of good reasons if you ask me.
I have a few other favorite items from Olfa listed in my favorite gifts for quilters post because the quality is just that good. I just tried one of the new opaque Olfa rulers and was really impressed by those as well. If you have hard time keeping your ruler from sliding, you might want to check them out. That ruler stayed in place better than anything I’ve tried before.
In honor of their 35th anniversary, Olfa asked a bunch of quilters to contribute blocks to make a commemorative quilt. This is my contribution. It’s kind of literal, but I liked making it. And now I want to make more in other colors.
In honor of their anniversary, Olfa is giving away a rotary cutter and cutting mat to one of you. Just leave a comment at the end of this post to enter. Giveaway open until Wednesday, August 19 at midnight MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED.
Thanks Olfa!
Can’t imagine quilting without an Olfa. Heading straightaway to check out the opaque rulers.

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379 Comments

  • Reply
    Sara
    August 16, 2014 at 2:23 am

    What a great post! You have persuaded me to give Olfa a try!

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    Gemini Jen NZ
    August 16, 2014 at 2:27 am

    Definitely could not do without my rotary cutter – an Olfa of course, best quality!!

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    KMadeIt K-MadeIt
    August 16, 2014 at 2:31 am

    What an awesome giveaway! I've been eyeing off the Olfa gear for a long time now, but was never able to justify buying another rotary cutter when the el-cheapo one I have seems to do an OK job – you've done a great job in helping me to justify the upgrade to an Olfa in the interests of improving my quilting. Thank you.

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    Cille
    August 16, 2014 at 2:37 am

    I love my 3 Olfa's – can't imagine not having them ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Swedish Scrapper
    August 16, 2014 at 2:54 am

    I was just looking at my first quilt block yesterday (a photo, it was sent away for a charity quilt) and marveling when I remembered I had no rotary cutter or mat when I made it! I went out and found a non-Olfa and mat, which I've loved better than none, but I sure would love to try the ergonomics of a "real" Olfa! Great block!

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    Tina Short
    August 16, 2014 at 3:00 am

    Thanks Olfa… I couldnt do without my rotary cutters – all 9 of them!!!

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    Rachal Chohonis
    August 16, 2014 at 3:43 am

    I've been using the same Olfa rotary cutter for about 20 years. Couldn't do without it.

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    Jeanie
    August 16, 2014 at 3:50 am

    Ah, rotary cutters….. my best friends! Before rotary cutters, I used to use and exacto knife with a steel square with cardboard as my cutting board. Why I didn't think of a designing a rotary cutter is beyond me…. I'd be rich! Thanks for the giveaway..Olfa cutters are great!

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    Lynn McIndoe
    August 16, 2014 at 3:50 am

    The Splash is my favourite rotary cutter too. Happy Birthday Olfa. <br />

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    Heidi
    August 16, 2014 at 3:59 am

    Yes, rotary cutters are the best! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Busy Quilting Mama
    August 16, 2014 at 4:21 am

    Olfa is the best rotary cutter!

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    gigi
    August 16, 2014 at 4:26 am

    I have five Olfa cutters in all the different sizes!<br />gigiv13@gmail.com

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    Laura B
    August 16, 2014 at 4:29 am

    I love my Olfa cutters. Thinking about getting a smaller one to do curves.

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    Podunk Pretties
    August 16, 2014 at 4:29 am

    I&#39;ve been using the same Olfa cutter for over 20 yrs it would be nice to win a new one, thanks for the chance.

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    Havplenty
    August 16, 2014 at 4:39 am

    The rotary cutter is right up there with sliced bread as a greatest invention. It made life much easier.<br /><br />tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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    Archie the wonder dog
    August 16, 2014 at 4:42 am

    I love my rotary cutter!

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    charlotte
    August 16, 2014 at 4:50 am

    I love Olfa cutters. I tried another brand and immediately went back. I love my splash cutter too. I love the easy change blade.

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    SilverCat
    August 16, 2014 at 4:54 am

    I currently use a Fiskars cutter, you&#39;ve made me think hard about giving Olfa a try!

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    Southern Gal
    August 16, 2014 at 4:55 am

    I started out with a different brand and then tried Olfa. I&#39;ve never switched back! Mine is a 60mm. A 45mm is on my wish list now. Thanks for the chance!

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    Jodie
    August 16, 2014 at 5:11 am

    I like their cutters the best too.

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    Teatime Creations
    August 16, 2014 at 5:14 am

    Love those cutters. Nice giveaway.

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    Julie Nolte Owen
    August 16, 2014 at 5:16 am

    I use a rotary cutter for apparel sewing, too. It makes it so much easier to cut accurately.

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    Amy
    August 16, 2014 at 5:23 am

    I use a pink Olga cutter, and just love it. I didn&#39;t know Olfa has opaque rulers now. I would love to try one, especially since it would match all my other rulers.

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    Gina
    August 16, 2014 at 5:30 am

    I wouldn&#39;t dream of changing to another brand of rotary cutter. I am very satisfied with my Olfa. I have two sizes of the yellow version. I&#39;d love to give the Splash a try!

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    FrancisMoore
    August 16, 2014 at 5:39 am

    I use my Olfa cutter all the time. Love it.

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    dortha
    August 16, 2014 at 5:43 am

    I love my Olfa cutter , too. And I am thankful they came out when they did or I might not be making quilt tops.

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    Susan
    August 16, 2014 at 5:47 am

    I love my Olfa cutter as well. Would be fun to have the Splash:)!

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    cedacanthus
    August 16, 2014 at 5:51 am

    I like your block, it&#39;s very well done!<br />I&#39;ve never tried an Olfa cutter. I can&#39;t really see what makes them better than all the rest – it would be interesting to try it out myself and see.

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    Kirsty@Bonjour
    August 16, 2014 at 5:53 am

    I&#39;d love to win one of those mats. I love Olfa too and have both the 60 and 45 inch cutters. They&#39;re really the best.

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    Mary W Quilts
    August 16, 2014 at 5:54 am

    Love my Olfa! Love your block too.

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    Amanda J
    August 16, 2014 at 5:55 am

    My lovely mother-in-law bought me a rotary cutter and cutting board for my birthday this year (my husband bought me a sewing machine!) My rotary cutter is great, but it&#39;s not an Olfa! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Judy
    August 16, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Love my Olfa! Thank you for the chance to win a new splash and cutting mat. ๏ฟฝ๏ฟฝ

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    Dorian
    August 16, 2014 at 5:57 am

    Nice block! It&#39;s going to be fun to see quilt when it&#39;s finish. I, too, love my Olfa! And would love to have the minimat. Thank you!

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    Kacey
    August 16, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Yay Olfa! Definitely my fave sewing tool.

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    Muselle
    August 16, 2014 at 6:02 am

    I might be sold… thanks for the giveaway!<br />

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    Caro
    August 16, 2014 at 6:03 am

    It would be great to have a more ergonomicaly designed cutter. Thanks for a chance to win!

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    hillary bee
    August 16, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Very cool giveaway!

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    Lisa Marie
    August 16, 2014 at 6:15 am

    My sister wants to learn to quilt, so should I win, I would give it to her to get her started.

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    Linda
    August 16, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Olfa is my choice for rotary cutters as well as cutting mats. I had not seen the frosted rulers and now have them on my (growing) wish list.<br /><br />Is your block a rotary cutter?

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    lauraoc
    August 16, 2014 at 6:18 am

    I am hooked on Olfa cutters and use my Splash all the time (with my Olfa cutting mat.) It is the best cutter I have ever used! I would love another one and another mat to cover my cutting table!!!

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    Suellen Franze
    August 16, 2014 at 6:26 am

    I&#39;ve used the same rotary cutter and set of mats for longer than I care to admit. Time for new equipment!

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    Johanna
    August 16, 2014 at 6:44 am

    I use a Gingher right now, i had a Fiskars before that. It wasn&#39;t very left handed friendly to say the least. I love the Gingher but find that the blades are a little pricey.

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    Margaret
    August 16, 2014 at 6:49 am

    I remember bringing home my Olfa rotary cutter many years ago. I have used it happily for very long time. It is an essential tool for a quilter.

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    JoyceLM
    August 16, 2014 at 6:56 am

    I tried 3 other brands of rotary cutters before I bought an Olfa – love my Olfa cutters. Thanks.

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    the girlfriend gap
    August 16, 2014 at 6:57 am

    I have heard others loving the Splash cutter. I need to put that on my wish list. Thank you for a chance to win. Janita

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    Arianna M.
    August 16, 2014 at 6:58 am

    I don&#39;t use an Olfa, but I&#39;d love to give one a try. Thanks for the chance to win one!

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    Patty
    August 16, 2014 at 7:00 am

    I have eyeballing this rotary cutter. Would love to win one!

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    Melanie
    August 16, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Love my Olfa rotary cutter too! I&#39;ve been wanting a smaller one for curved templates. <br />PS. Super cool block!

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    Anita
    August 16, 2014 at 7:11 am

    I have one Olfa rotary cutter, too, and I could not live without it! But I will always have room for another one!

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    Rebecca Stevens
    August 16, 2014 at 7:16 am

    I have been wanting the Splash rotary cutter since they came out. The budget never seems to have a place for it, guess I spend too much on fabric. ;-D Thanks for a chance to win one.

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    Sigi G
    August 16, 2014 at 7:18 am

    I would love to own a blue OLFA cutter and I know I need a new mat – what a wonderful win this would be! I just want to say thank you to all in this giveaway chance – and congrads to whoever the lucky winner will be!

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    Debbie
    August 16, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Yes I love my Olfa but I have wondered about the others…now not soo much, lol. Thanks for the heads up!

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    Eagan bird
    August 16, 2014 at 7:20 am

    It took a while for me to warm to the Ofla cutter, but I can&#39;t imagine going back to scissorsThank you for the update..

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    LIttle Penguin Quilts
    August 16, 2014 at 7:27 am

    I would love to try an Olfa! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Michele T
    August 16, 2014 at 7:27 am

    I can&#39;t imagine cutting fabric without my Olfa rotary cutter and mat!! Thanks for celebrating!!!

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    B. J. Woodlee
    August 16, 2014 at 7:35 am

    I love my Olfa Rotary Cutter and mat. Thanks for a great giveaway. b.j.day68 at gmail dot com

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    Tanya Quilts in CO
    August 16, 2014 at 7:41 am

    The Splash is my favorite too!

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    Sarah
    August 16, 2014 at 7:45 am

    I love my Olfa! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Emma's Daughter
    August 16, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Couldn&#39;t live without my 3 Olfas either! Thanks for the chance rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

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    Suellen Dehnke
    August 16, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Olfa is the best.<br /><br />sdehnke@hotmail.com

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    Kathy Davis
    August 16, 2014 at 7:51 am

    I would love to have an Olfa rotary cutter! Thanks, Kathy<br />Kathy Davis<br />kdavis1@centurytel.net<br />

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    Rebecca
    August 16, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Gotta tell you…the Rotery cutter is my one quilting tool that I can not imagine doing without!…Spares are great to have in my travel case and ready to go!

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    allison pogany
    August 16, 2014 at 7:57 am

    I have two rotary cutters, but haven&#39;t tried an Olfa- and there is definitely room for improvement in what I have. Might have to take the leap…<br />allisonpogany@gmail.com

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    Mandi LeFevre
    August 16, 2014 at 8:03 am

    I drive all the way to my moms house just to use her Olfa products!!!! Hands down they beat anything and everything!

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    amcar
    August 16, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Olfa products are the best. I tried several other matts and cutters prior to my Olfa and was disappointed.

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    martha
    August 16, 2014 at 8:07 am

    I shiver at the thought of going back and useing scissors to cut my fabric up! I love my royary cutter.

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    annemarie
    August 16, 2014 at 8:13 am

    I do not even own one -this is just what I need. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    OzarkCajun
    August 16, 2014 at 8:22 am

    I have the Olfa Deluxe (ok, maybe I have 4 of them). I keep one at each of my cutting mats and in my travel bag so I am NEVER without one!

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    Karen
    August 16, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Can&#39;t imagine quilting without an Olfa. Heading straightaway to check out the opaque rulers.

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    diane
    August 16, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Olga is the best. I need an ergonomic ally correct one for my sore wrist.

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    Tracey Holzer
    August 16, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Great block and too funny!! The Splash is my go to rotary cutter too. Thanks for this.

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    Tracine Charest
    August 16, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I don&#39;t have an Olfa cutter. I am thinking of trying it and the rulers.

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    Stephanie
    August 16, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Thanks so much for your insight about Olfa! I have there cutter and ruler but have not tried the Splash! Saw that it was cheaper but not a little different! And the opaque ruler – well have to try that! Thank goodness for coupons!

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    dagan
    August 16, 2014 at 8:38 am

    I would love an Olfa – thanks for the chance!<br /><br />three dot six dot nine at gmail.com

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    Amanda Guthrie
    August 16, 2014 at 8:50 am

    I&#39;ve always used Fiskars rotary cutters due to the lower price but I&#39;d love to give Olfa a try!

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    the mrs
    August 16, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I&#39;ve been looking for an 18&quot; rotary cutter to help with cutting curves. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Joey Wong
    August 16, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Would love to win one

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    Tracy
    August 16, 2014 at 8:59 am

    I too can&#39;t imagine quilting without my Olfa rotary cutter! Just love it!

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    Quilting Tangent
    August 16, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Thank you Olfa, would like to try you.<br />24Tangent@gmail.com

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    Jeanne W.
    August 16, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Awesome! I have been contemplating replacing my cutter with the Olfa and I think you just convinced me. =)

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    Mary on Lake Pulaski
    August 16, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Olfa is my favorite too!

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    Julie in WA
    August 16, 2014 at 9:11 am

    I am still using my original Olfa cutter; I think it is 22 years old. It is the only one I have!

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    Janie
    August 16, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Thank you for the intro to Olfa. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Chay
    August 16, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Wow, I had no idea rotary cutters were 35 years old. I&#39;ve been sewing for longer than that but they were not in my toolbox until I started quilting. I&#39;ve always used Olfa but that Splash cutter is such a great color. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    KK
    August 16, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I have Olfa &amp; another brand (the other brand is sitting in a drawer somewhere) I choose Olfa rotary cutter every time!

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    Jennifer
    August 16, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I think your block is perfect!

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    Sharon Hughson
    August 16, 2014 at 9:43 am

    I love Olfa cutters also. I find the quick strips that are clear and reusable very helpful for rulers slipping.<br />sjhughson@gmail.com

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    Gill
    August 16, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Great giveaway – I&#39;m hoping it&#39;s open to internationals!!!

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    lalaluu
    August 16, 2014 at 9:44 am

    I admit to having two Fiskars rotary cutters – one for fabric and one for paper. However, the screw holding the blade in place continually comes loose, particularly on my older cutter. Perhaps it is time for an upgrade? Some commenters have had their Olfa for 20+ years, so I&#39;d say it&#39;s a worthwhile investment!

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    Gale
    August 16, 2014 at 9:48 am

    I have used Olfa cutters for over 30 years. I started quilting when my second son was a baby and he is now 33!

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    Cynthia Brunz Designs
    August 16, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I still have and use my first rotary cutter I bought 25 years ago. And it is still going strong.

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    Julie
    August 16, 2014 at 9:54 am

    I&#39;m so grateful for the rotary cutter….. ๐Ÿ™‚ Can&#39;t imagine using scissors!

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    shauna
    August 16, 2014 at 10:00 am

    I too love Olfa rotary cutter, and when I&#39;ve used other brands thought they felt flimsy and awkward to use. I still have the first one I bought 20 years ago and it works like a charm!

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    GO STARS!
    August 16, 2014 at 10:03 am

    If not for the rotary cutter, I don&#39;t think that quilting would be as big a business as it is now. The rotary cutter saves so much time and we definitely don&#39;t have as much time anymore.

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    Craftysue
    August 16, 2014 at 10:03 am

    My first rotary cutter for quilting, my new best hobby ever, was an Olfa. It&#39;s so great I tried it, with a separate blade, for paper crafting, my other favourite hobby. Changing blades it way too slow when inspiration grabs me so I need another to dedicate to paper cutting. Thanks Olfa. Happy Birthday.

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    Sheryl
    August 16, 2014 at 10:06 am

    I would love the opportunity to try out an old cutter.

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    imquilternity
    August 16, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I love, love, love all three of my Olfa Rotary cutters and have been using a them for 24+ years now. Even though I have all three, I use the 60mm 99% of the time and it is wonderful!! Believe it or not, at one point, I had to start cutting with my left hand and I discovered that the Olfa rotary cutter performs beautifully in either hand.

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    Pat V.
    August 16, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Love your block! I&#39;ve just about worn out my Olfa rotary cutter, so this giveaway couldn&#39;t come at a better time! Thanks for the chance…

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    Barbara
    August 16, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I love my Olfa and would love to try a splash.

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    Tamie
    August 16, 2014 at 10:18 am

    I couldn&#39;t cut without my splash.

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    RaeLyn
    August 16, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Yes, Olfa is love at first cut ๐Ÿ™‚

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    RockinHairBabe
    August 16, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I love my splash! The best ever!

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    Em
    August 16, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Please please please!

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    cari2178
    August 16, 2014 at 10:56 am

    I completely agree! Olfa is the best. I could not live without my rotary cutter (I only have one). I can definitely use another one and a mat. I will need to check out the ruler you mentioned…

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    Pam Curtis
    August 16, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Thanks for such a great giveaway !

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    Mama O.
    August 16, 2014 at 11:03 am

    What a great product – thanks for the opportunity.

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    Wendi
    August 16, 2014 at 11:09 am

    They are my favorite! Thanks.

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    Catskill Quilter
    August 16, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Olfa cutters are a mini miracle! They are SO much more accurate than scissors!

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    Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts
    August 16, 2014 at 11:24 am

    I love my Olfa cutter too! Couldn&#39;t quilt/sew without it! Thanks for the fun!

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    Janet M
    August 16, 2014 at 11:48 am

    I have tried others that were cheaper but not as good. Olfa is the best!

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    Renea
    August 16, 2014 at 11:55 am

    I have been wanting to get this rotary cutter but have not had the chance yet. My very first quilt I ever made was all hand cut with a scissors. It took forever. I love rotary cutters!! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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    kateA
    August 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    I love Olfa cutters! I remember when my mom brought her first one home too (and it was about 30 years ago!!) Thanks too for the link to your &quot;fave gifts&quot; post – I&#39;m so happy to have the list!!

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    NorahS
    August 16, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I&#39;ve used templates and scissors. Rotary cutters are light years better.

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    Linda
    August 16, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    CONGRATS OLFA!<br />LOVE THESE ROTARY CUTTERS!<br />THANKS FOR SHARING!<br /><br />msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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    Beanstalk
    August 16, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    I&#39;m still using my first rotary cutter, which is an olfa. It&#39;s not quite 30 years old, but it&#39;s in its late 20s and going strong.<br />

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    KULLA'S JOURNEY
    August 16, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    I love my Olfa tools. They&#39;re the best and all I use!!

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    Carolle Whittall
    August 16, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Yes! Olfa is the best!

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    Carolyn
    August 16, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    As a leftie its hard to find great tools that always work but a good rotary cutter is essential to quilting. Thanks!

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    Bunny Wilson
    August 16, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I agree! Olfa is the very best!

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    Lucy @ Charm About You
    August 16, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Olfa are brilliant and I love that blue! So cool to be part of that project ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lana
    August 16, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I am definitely one of those that gets by with another cutter…and have a scar on my leg to prove it! I have to press down so far to even get it to cut with a NEW blade!!! That is why the scar…the blade just slid across the mat into my poor unsuspecting leg!!!! OUCH!!!<br />Sew…I do NEED THIS!

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    Ruth Griffeth
    August 16, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I would love to have a olaf! right now I do all my cutting with scissors, using a cutter would be so much easier!<br />

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    Claire
    August 16, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I agree Amy, Olfa is wonderful and makes quilting so much more fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    aeundrw
    August 16, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Yay Olfa!

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    Cecilia
    August 16, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Great block! I love my Olfa cutters and mats, especially my rotating mats.

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    Emily C
    August 16, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I love the rotary cutters. They are the best upgrade to an old tool, ever.

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    MontyBear
    August 16, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I too use only Olfa. Blade remains sharp for aVERY LONG time. <br />

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    Lynn Osborne
    August 16, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Sue H
    August 16, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I hand cut the blocks for my first ever quilt, it was several years before I made another one!! Then I discovered rotary cutters and haven&#39;t stopped quilting since. I agree, Olfa cutters are the best.

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    Sarah
    August 16, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    I would love to have a rotary cutter; don&#39;t have one yet!

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    Dawn
    August 16, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    This would be awesome to win, thanks for the chance! My email is: dawnm1993@gmail.com

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    Maggey and Jim
    August 16, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Yes I too love the Olfa cutters. . They perform time after time. I love the 60 mm for just about all my cutting. <br />Maggey

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    The Robinsons
    August 16, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Oh man, I totally need a new rotary cutter!

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    Catherine
    August 16, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I have only used Olfa cutters since I started quilting. They are brilliant and I see no reason to ever change!<br />

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    Jennifer
    August 16, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks for the chance! I&#39;ve never tried one.

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    karyjune
    August 16, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Just waiting to run out of blades for my current rotary cutter, then I am buying a Olfa! Been wanting one for years.

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    Torrey
    August 16, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Just started quilting and am so glad I found your blog! Such good tips!! And I&#39;m so excited to try this rotary cutter now! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kat McPherson
    August 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    OOOhhh. I love my Olfa and cutting mat! Going to check out the Splash one and the ruler. Slidy rulers are annoying :)<br />

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    Diane
    August 16, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Thanks for the give away! Wouldn&#39;t know what to do without my rotary cutter.

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    Linda Stutzman
    August 16, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    I&#39;m still trying to finish the first quilt I ever started, which was using templates and scissors. But after having made several more with rotary cutters and rulers….I&#39;m having a tough time going back. Nothing beats piecing with accurately measured and cut patchwork.

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    Sydney Liggett
    August 16, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Would love a new mat and cutter! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    BillieBee (billiemick)
    August 16, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Count me in!

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    Paula
    August 16, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Thanks for the great blog. I love my Olfa Rotary cutters and mats and have several of each. All in different styles and sizes. Can anyone have too many? I hope to win this set for my son&#39;s girlfriend. I&#39;m teaching her to sew and quilt and she needs everything!

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    Alesha Klein
    August 16, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    An Olfa rotary cutter is the only way to go for me.I find the cutting very relaxing and gives me a great way to think about what I am going to do. <br />akk_nana@yahoo.com

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    Gretchen
    August 16, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    I love my Olfa cutters. I still need to round out my collection with a 28mm. I love the turquoise one.

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    Lorri
    August 16, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    love Olfa cutters. I do not have a mat. Please sign me up!

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    Martha Cook
    August 16, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Thank you for your recommendations. Saves us a lot of grief and saving us money in buying items that are so so.

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    Karen Thurn
    August 16, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I wouldn&#39;t quilt now without my Olfa rotary cutter! But I remember cutting my first quilt (age 16) with scissors. I wish I still had that quilt but sadly it was the first item sold at our yard sale years ago. kthurn@bektel.com

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    Christine S
    August 16, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I haven&#39;t tried Olfa yet, thanks for the chance!

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    Kati from Kati's Quilting
    August 16, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I have the ergonomic Olfa cutters in 45 and 28mm sizes, and love them! Along with the frosted rulers which I&#39;ve been using for years! I just can&#39;t understand people who swear on different brands.

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    Debbie
    August 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I remember the scissors days. Olfa, we&#39;ve come a long way baby, couldn&#39;t live without ya!

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    magnoliasntea
    August 16, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    My rotary cutter is kinda lame and awkward. I&#39;d love to try the Olfa. Thank you for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

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    Bonnie
    August 16, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    I would not want to now, nor did I ever, do a good job of cutting fabric without my Olfa cutter:/

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    Peg
    August 16, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    My daughter gave me an Olfa cutter last Christmas and I love it. How long will the blade last? And will I cut myself trying to change it? If I won this give away I wouldn&#39;t need to worry! I really enjoy your blog.

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    Joan
    August 16, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    I also love Olfa products! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Anne
    August 16, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    What a great memory you have to remember you mom bringing this home! That must have been so exciting to see a rotary cutter for the first time !

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    Julie Romero
    August 16, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    I should probably try one of those cutters…I have an &quot;other&quot; and have never tried an Olfa…but it sounds like I ought to. Would be fun to win one…and the cutting mat sounds terrific also!

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    Peg
    August 16, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I&#39;ve used Olfa rotary cutters from starting quilting, they were recommended to me and I&#39;ve bought and used them eversince. I have tried others but prefer these. :)<br /><br />Peg x

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    LeAnne
    August 16, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    I&#39;ve got the turquoise one too. Love it.

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    Mary
    August 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I&#39;d like to get the Splash cutter in the great colors. My granddaughter, who is four, thinks it is cute, too!

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    Karen
    August 16, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I am certain I would not be quilting if rotary cutters did not exist!<br />

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    Stacy Alexandra
    August 16, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    I love your block! And I love Olfa rotary cutters, What would I do without them.

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    Nadine Rhoades
    August 16, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I love my Olfa&#39;s! However, that splash is really cool looking-I may need to see whether Amazon has one:)

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    Quilting Momma
    August 16, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    I love the new Olfa cutter! I have an original one that I have had since I started quilting. Changing the blades can be a bit challenging, so I am happy to hear they have changed that a bit! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    emykay
    August 16, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    I don&#39;t have an Olfa, I&#39;ll have to try it!

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    Shannon
    August 16, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Who wouldn&#39;t want a new Olfa cutter? I agree with you completely! I love. love, love my Olfa splash!<br />Thanks for doing such a great giveaway Amy!

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    Shannon
    August 16, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Who wouldn&#39;t want a new Olfa cutter? I agree with you completely! I love. love, love my Olfa splash!<br />Thanks for doing such a great giveaway Amy!

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    Amy
    August 16, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    I&#39;m new to quilting and thoroughly enjoyed your series on how to make a quilt! I&#39;ve bought my fabric and can&#39;t wait to get started! I plan to buy an Olfa trimmer, but I sure would love to win one!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I plan to enjoy every second of your blog in the future! Thanks!

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    maureen
    August 16, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    How did we ever manage before rotary cutters? My cutter is about 15 years old- I could really use a new Olfa! Thanks for the chance to win one.

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    Afton Warrick
    August 16, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Thank you, Olfa. I do love their rotary cutters.

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    Hannah S.
    August 16, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    I like that block!

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    friedturtle
    August 16, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    It took me a while to get a rotary mat and cutter and I love them! I use them for sewing mostly, since I don&#39;t quilt much.

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    Diane
    August 16, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    I love my Olfa rotary cutters. I don&#39;t have the Splash yet – never really paid attention to the difference so appreciate you post. Thanks!

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    Judith Rayhon
    August 16, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I love olfa products. Could use a new mat. Thanks for the chance.

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    Suzanne
    August 16, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    I have that exact cutter and it is, hands down, the best rotary cutter. Love my olfa!

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    pizzaeater
    August 16, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    I have used only Olfa and am not disappointed.

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    Crickets Corner
    August 16, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I&#39;m one of those quilters who is old enough to remember life before Olfa introduced the rotary cutter. Making templates from cardboard, tracing around them and cutting with scissors made the cutting process so tedious and hard on the hands. Thank goodness for Olfa. Thanks for the chance!

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    Bethany
    August 16, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    I love the quality of Olfa! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Deborah DeBerry
    August 16, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Would love to try a splash olfa cutter and the ruler sounds interesting. Thanks for the chance to win and try these products. poladydwd at yahoo dot com

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    Leslie
    August 16, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Leslie:<br />I&#39;ve liked every Olfa product I have ever tried.

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    GwenDee
    August 16, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    I love my Olfa rotary cutter. I save coupons and shop the sales to get the blades and new cutters if needed.

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    Sharon
    August 16, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    The splash cutter is so cute! Love that color. It&#39;s true, hard to imagine quilting without the rotary cutter

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    Beth
    August 16, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    You&#39;ve convinced me–my next 40% off coupon will go for a Splash. I think I&#39;ll be quicker to change the blades with one of those; right now I tend to put it off far too long.

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    Anita Gambrell
    August 16, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    OH yes! Now this would be a perfect start for my quilting as THursday is my 1st quilting class!

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    Melissa
    August 16, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    I love my Olfa Splash rotary cutter. I wish <br />Lfa would make the other sizes to match! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Chris Matsche
    August 16, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    I like the Olfa rotary cutter also. That is all I will use. Thank you for the chance to win one. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com

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    Stacy
    August 16, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    I love Olfa cutters. I&#39;d love to try the new splash

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    Jean
    August 16, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Thanks for sharing your experience. I purchased my first Olfa cutter after reading your blog two years ago. I&#39;m excited to try the splash. Thanks for the giveaway!<br /><br />

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    Nancycim
    August 16, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    I have often wondered how people were able to quilt so accurately before rotary cutters were invented.

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    Christine M
    August 16, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Happy anniversary to Olfa. I am still using my original rotary cutter from when I started quilting over 20 years ago. It is still as good as new! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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    Andrea
    August 16, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    I&#39;m definitely an Olfa girl!!! All the way!!!

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    Pam Johnston
    August 16, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    I love Olfa products . . . in my opinion, by far superior in every way. Thank you for a chance to enter this generous giveaway!! (Dogshowmom@aol.com)

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    SCStephquilts
    August 16, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    I would like to give myself a new rotary cutter in honor of your anniversary. We have come a long way and I can&#39;t wait to see what comes in the next 35 years.

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    Krista English
    August 16, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Love Olfa–thanks for the review! Now I want the Splash and the rules that don&#39;t slip!!

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    Katie B. (that's me)
    August 16, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    I have not had the opportunity to try an OLFA rotary cutter but have heard great things. Would love to give it a go. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    fortmacy
    August 16, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    I completely agree!!! I especially love the ergonomic one. In fact, just today I recommended it to a friend and brand new quilter.

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    Cathy Ewbank
    August 17, 2014 at 12:30 am

    I love my Olfa rotary cutter – I&#39;m constantly amazed at the difference it makes to my quilting … especially when there are tiny slivers of fabric which need to be trimmed from blocks that aren&#39;t quite as accurate as they need to be!! Also, my Olfa mat is the best mat I&#39;ve used – It&#39;s lasted better than any other brand, and doesn&#39;t seem to scar as easily as others when

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    Pamela
    August 17, 2014 at 12:38 am

    My favourite is the 45mm Olfa Ergonomic with the retractable blade. I feel so safe using this cutter because the blade is not left exposed. And people – the best hint for getting the best out of your rotary cutter – change the blade often. Honestly – false economy persevering with a blunt blade. Using a new blade is bliss!

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    Tabitha Keener
    August 17, 2014 at 12:51 am

    I agree with you that Olfa is the best. I&#39;ve tried others and they don&#39;t work as well. Thanks so much for the giveaway!<br /><br />tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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    crafty prance
    August 17, 2014 at 1:20 am

    I love the Olfa cutters and mats also!

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    A Quilter's Mission
    August 17, 2014 at 1:37 am

    I agree with you, I have tried other brands of rotary cutters, but love my Olphas!!

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    Rafael's Mum
    August 17, 2014 at 1:43 am

    Thanks for the generous giveaway. Olfa, of course, IS the best. Had another mat before, only lasted a year. So bought Olfa and never looked back. Luckily bought the Olfa rotarty cutters straight away! Happy Anniversary Olfa &lt;3

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    Maureen Murphy Boyd
    August 17, 2014 at 4:07 am

    Can&#39;t imagine quilting without a rotary cutter.! Thanks Olfa and thank you for the giveaway.

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    Melodee
    August 17, 2014 at 4:24 am

    In the category of &quot;my how time flies&quot; reading your comment about how your mom came home with a rotary cutter from a quilt class 30 years ago – I took my first quilting class over 30 years ago, I too came home with a rotary cutter and mat – and still quilting away. The cutter certainly makes quilt making easier and more fun. I can&#39;t believe it&#39;s been over 30 years!

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    Karen M
    August 17, 2014 at 4:37 am

    You are absolutely right about the quality of Olfa products. I am currently using another brand that begins with &quot;F&quot; and it is not as good. I have to just give it up, admit my mistake, and buy another Olfa. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Barb
    August 17, 2014 at 5:04 am

    It&#39;s fun to think about scissors vs olfa! My 90 year old mother in law still prefers scissors…accuracy and speed were another story, but they did make beautiful quilts! Thanks for the give away.

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    Digiscrapations
    August 17, 2014 at 5:09 am

    Thanks Olfa for making my quilting life easier.

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    Marie Atkinson
    August 17, 2014 at 5:24 am

    The only cutter brand I have ever used is Olfa! And I have about 6 of them. I recommend them to all my students and friends. Happy Anniversary Olfa!

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    Judy S in New Hampshire
    August 17, 2014 at 5:27 am

    Olfa is definitely the best! I&#39;m still using my original cutter that I purchased in the late 1980&#39;s. Thanks for the opportunity to win a new cutter!

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    Karen W
    August 17, 2014 at 5:41 am

    Love my Olfa cutters! Happy Birthday!

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    Ann
    August 17, 2014 at 5:42 am

    I&#39;ve been using Olfa rotary cutters for years – love them! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Karen W
    August 17, 2014 at 5:43 am

    Love my Olfa cutters..wouldn&#39;t know what to do without them! Happy Birthday Olfa!

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    Tanya Simmons Weiss
    August 17, 2014 at 5:45 am

    After being away from sewing for many, many years, I am now using a rotary cutter and agree it&#39;s one of the best tools! Thanks for hosting this giveaway,

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    Kelsey K
    August 17, 2014 at 5:47 am

    I love olfa, I&#39;ve never even bothered to try any other brands! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Ellie H
    August 17, 2014 at 5:50 am

    Even though I have tried others from the funny shaped ones to other brands, Olfa is the best. I even bought the tiny one at an estate sale; I don&#39;t own the Splash &amp; would love one. Thanks so much for your advice, patterns, &amp; friendship over the blogosphere. We recipients appreciate it.

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    Unknown
    August 17, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Olfa&#39;s work wonderfully! Rotary cutting transformed quilting! Thanks for the give away. Hope it is my lucky day! mbbaker

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    Barbara McD
    August 17, 2014 at 6:10 am

    I still have my original Olfa rotary cutter! <br /><br />Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Stacey
    August 17, 2014 at 6:23 am

    I know I would have totally quit quilting, or maybe not even started, had it not been for rotary cutters!!

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    Cindy Anderson
    August 17, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Olfa is the only cutter I will use! Love them!!

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    Phaye Geiger
    August 17, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Love my Olfa cutter. My girlfriend convinced me to try another brand…..it now sits in my drawer unloved.<br />Should have spent the money on the Splash.<br />Thanks for the chance to win one.

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    jennybec
    August 17, 2014 at 6:33 am

    It&#39;s lovely to see Olfa being so supportive of quilt bloggers. Yay, Olfa!

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    Maureen
    August 17, 2014 at 6:33 am

    It&#39;s time for a new rotary cutter, and a new mat! Thanks for the chance to winm.

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    KimB
    August 17, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Rotary cutters have to be the best invention to aid in the creation of amazing quilts. Thanks Olfa

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    Sg McDonald
    August 17, 2014 at 6:40 am

    I love your blog and I love my RCs I have wanted to try the Splash, but couldn&#39;t justify the expense since I have 3 sizes already. I would love to try the Splash and thank you for the opportunity.

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    Trisch
    August 17, 2014 at 7:10 am

    I would love a new Olfa cutter and mat, then I could place along my old one to my daughter!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    punkin 188
    August 17, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Would dearly love to have an Olfa cutter an d mat. I do need another mat so bad. I started quilting about 8 months ago and have already made several quilts. I am trying to make my children, which are all married, I have 4 and 14 grandson,which I trying to make quilts for all for Christmas, so would dearly love to receive this cutter and mat. Thanks for the contest, May the best quilter win.

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    Three Baggy P's
    August 17, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Of course, the color is also perfect!

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    Marcella Conaway
    August 17, 2014 at 7:47 am

    The Splash is my go to cutter every time. I have others, mostly Olfa but there is something about that baby blue 45 that grabs me every time!

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    Bobbi D.
    August 17, 2014 at 7:49 am

    I have never tried any others, but mine is getting a little worn and I could use another. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

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    Cherib104
    August 17, 2014 at 7:56 am

    You are soooo right. I&#39;m now teaching my daughter in law to quilt, and insisted she start off right with Olfa rulers, rotary cutters, and mats. They are the best.

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    Cynthia
    August 17, 2014 at 8:30 am

    I love my Olfa rotary cutter too, and I really really want an aqua one ๐Ÿ™‚ Your block is really cute!

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    Iris330
    August 17, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Love my splash!

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    Shannon Faith
    August 17, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I love Olfa!! I have only been quilting for about four years, but quickly learned that Olfa was the brand I saw most quilters use. It&#39;s one of those items that may cost more upfront but will save you money in the long run because of the quality. Thanks for the chance to win!! Shannon M

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    Maggie
    August 17, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Olfa is amazing. I love your block too.<br /> The center square is my favorite!

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    Ann Dunn
    August 17, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Happy Birthday Olfa. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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    Ann Dunn
    August 17, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Happy Birthday Olfa. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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    Dyann Cox
    August 17, 2014 at 9:07 am

    I started out quilting without a rotary cutter and believe me it is sooo much easier when you have a rotary cutting system, and Olfa is hands down the BEST!

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    Linda J.
    August 17, 2014 at 9:23 am

    I am a fairly new quilter and have learned SO much from your blog! Your delightful sense of color absolutely amazes me. Perhaps some of it will eventually rub off on me. :)<br /><br />Currently I use a Fiskers rotary cutter and it seems to do the job but does feel a bit flimsy. I would LOVE to try the Olfa!

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    Pank
    August 17, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Hi thanks for the chance to win. I&#39;ve been wanting to try the splash love the blue color. May have to take a look at the ruler too

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    Rosebud
    August 17, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I&#39;d really like to try the &quot;Splash&quot; rotary cutter as I am 72 and sometimes my hands aren&#39;t as strong as I&#39;d like them to be. Also, you mentioned their rulers. I&#39;m looking for a good ruler that doesn&#39;t slip and slide, ruining my cutting efforts. I&#39;d love to win but it&#39;s all in the luck of the draw. Good luck to everyone!

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    Donna W
    August 17, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Love my Olfa rotary cutters. Yes, that is an &quot;s&quot; on the end of the word cutter. Like them so much, I have to have a bunch of them.

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    Dorothy
    August 17, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I love my Olfa cutter, and am SO thankful that we have rotary cutters. I can&#39;t imagine sewing 50 years ago when one had to cut out their patterns with scissors ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kathy
    August 17, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I love the Olfa rotary cutters. Never used one until I started learning how to piece quilt blocks (2012) and have since gotten quite used to them. I can even cut curves pretty good with the small one!

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    Snow
    August 17, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I&#39;m with you — I can&#39;t imagine quilting without a rotary cutter! Good to know how much you love the quality of Olfa.

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    Tracie
    August 17, 2014 at 10:18 am

    My daughter is leaving on her mish on Wednesday, August 20, so I&#39;m thinking that pretty rotary cutter would be just the thing to cheer me up. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Nancy
    August 17, 2014 at 10:39 am

    I&#39;ve only ever used an Olfa cutter and I like them. thanks for the giveaway

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    James Turner
    August 17, 2014 at 10:50 am

    To be honest, I do not think I have ever had an Olfa rotary cutter, I picked up my favorite cutter, I currently use, at a garage sale. I would love to try the Olfa and I can always use another mat. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    James Turner
    August 17, 2014 at 10:50 am

    To be honest, I do not think I have ever had an Olfa rotary cutter, I picked up my favorite cutter, I currently use, at a garage sale. I would love to try the Olfa and I can always use another mat. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    James Turner
    August 17, 2014 at 10:50 am

    To be honest, I do not think I have ever had an Olfa rotary cutter, I picked up my favorite cutter, I currently use, at a garage sale. I would love to try the Olfa and I can always use another mat. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    denisew
    August 17, 2014 at 10:52 am

    I inherited all my quilting tools from my aunt when she past away about 10 years ago. Everything she owned was Olfa. I wouldn&#39;t use any other product. It is my favorite tool to use. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    George Couldry
    August 17, 2014 at 10:59 am

    I love my olfa cutter!

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    Lisa
    August 17, 2014 at 11:24 am

    I love my Olfa cutter! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

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    Charlene Boykin
    August 17, 2014 at 11:37 am

    A Quilter can never have too many Olfa Rotary Cutters!!!<br />tomcharlene@gmail.com

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    Linda-B
    August 17, 2014 at 11:39 am

    I&#39;d love to win an Olfa! You are right — They are the best.

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    Tracy
    August 17, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Love my Olfa! What a great giveaway!<br />

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    Angelia Lanouette
    August 17, 2014 at 11:55 am

    I love my Olfa rotary cutters. I have one for fabric and another for paper. I was thinking about getting the new Splash….love the colors! Thank you!

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    KathyinMN
    August 17, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Love olfa, have been using their products, well not right from the start, but after using another brand first and yuck. Went to olfa and never looked back. Have the curved one as my go to, love it. Love the idea on this new one-super fast blade changes. =)<br />

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    Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting
    August 17, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Love my Olfa rotary cutter and I can&#39;t imagine quilting without it!

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    KMSC
    August 17, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    When I first started quilting, I used cereal box cardboard for templates, cut with scissors. The Stone Age of quilting, for sure. I love my Olfa rotary cutter; it&#39;s my favorite quilting notion. Thanks for the giveaway.<br />k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    Janarama
    August 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    My first rotary cutter was an Olfa and that&#39;s the brand I still use today. I haven&#39;t tried their opaque Olfa rulers, but after reading that you like them, I&#39;m going to get one to try. Thank you for the chance to win a great giveaway.<br /><br />Happy Anniversary Olfa!

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    Stephanie
    August 17, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Love your block! Rotary cutters are a must!!!

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    Karen
    August 17, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    It just seems so awkward that I used scissors for decades! I agree–Olfa is the bomb!

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    Audrey
    August 17, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Once I bought an Olfa cutter my other brand was delegated to batting cutting only. Since that time I have acquired several Olfa cutters. And yes the Olfa opaque rulers rule. Thanks for offering a giveaway.

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    Bionickim
    August 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    I love that they have rotary cutters in fun colors rather than the standard yellow.

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    Rilene
    August 17, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    You`re right – Olfas are the best!

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    Vicki H
    August 17, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I love my Olaf rotary cutter and use it almost daily.

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    Susan
    August 17, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I agree about the quality of Olfa cutters. I started out with a less expensive brand, but when I eventually got a Olfa cuttery, I immediately saw the difference. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

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    Merna
    August 17, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    I have a rotary cutter, but not an Olfa. Now I want an Olfa!! They sound great!

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    kshackabq
    August 17, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Very nice block. Olfa rocks!

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    Allison Sews
    August 17, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    They really do make great rotary cutters and mats!

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    Allison
    August 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    I&#39;d love to win! I&#39;ve used the same rotary cutter since I began quilting 6 years ago (and bought what was cheap). I think I need an olfa.

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    Linda Powell
    August 17, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I am so glad I have found your blog as I am new to quilt making and I am currently using your blog to equip myself out with what is necessary to get started. Your beginner guides are fabulous and yes, you have sold me on the brand of Olfa.<br />Amazing that all the quilters will be contributing blocks to commemorate the 35th anniversary. Please keep us all updated with that, I would love to see

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    OhioLori
    August 17, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I love my Olfa Cutters too..don&#39;t have a Splash…but do looove the color! :)<br /><br />Happy Birthday to Olfa!! We alll love your products!

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    KathleenD
    August 17, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I L-O-V-E my Olfa rotary cutters! Paired with a cutting mat, there&#39;s no other way to cut fabric! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Cute block, by the way.

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    Sue Carter
    August 17, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    I love quilting with all the great gadgets available today!!

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    Linda
    August 17, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    I still have my first Olfa rotary cutter. I just can&#39;t imagine life as a quilter without it.

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    Judy Cinerari
    August 17, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    My first teacher gave me an Olfa rotary cutter 10 years ago and I have never felt the need to change. Why mess with something that works so well.

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    pippirose
    August 17, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    I&#39;d love to win the Olfa cutter. I&#39;m still using scissors! I&#39;ve got the blisters to prove it! LOL.<br />:o)

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    Amy
    August 17, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    I love my Olfa! Thanks for the chance to win:)<br />hatlevig@integra.net

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    Karen
    August 17, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    You can never have too many of these. I love my rotary cutter but would be happy with another for traveling to classes.

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    Nancy
    August 17, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    I would not be quilting without Olfa! I can&#39;t imagine cutting out a quilt with cardboard templates and scissors. Arthritic hands don&#39;t like scissors, but Olfa has made the whole process do-able even for those of us with less than optimal hands. Thanks for the chance to win.<br />Nancy

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    carolg
    August 17, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway! Pretty sure my Olfa cutter is 35 years old!

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    Anita
    August 17, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Olfa cutters are the only ones that I use. They are the best.

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    marine
    August 17, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    I love my rotary cutter too! Your block is so cute! Any chance we will be seeing a tutorial for it please? Sandy at antiquesnsews@yahoo.com

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    Allison C
    August 17, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Love Olfa!

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    Cheryl
    August 17, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    I am a beginning quilter and bought a &quot;bargain&quot; cutter. I would love to win and Olfa cutter and mat.

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    Laura
    August 17, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    I need a new rotary cutter so badly! I would love to win!

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    Jill
    August 17, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I need a new rotary cutter! I keep debating buying the splash!

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    mascanlon
    August 17, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Love Olfa, it is just the best. And Splash is my favorite by far, great color and just the size for most projects. thanks for the chance to win!

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    Erin McSweeney
    August 17, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    I love Olfa products, and they are always on my sewing table.<br /><br />erin2470@hotmail.com

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    Jayardi
    August 17, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    <b>โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข</b> Cute block!

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    Unknown
    August 17, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I agree that Olfa is the best. I have tried others and always go back to Olfa. Fits my hand better and makes better cuts too. Happy Birthday.

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    lilyrose
    August 17, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    I do not have an Olfa, but everyone tells me they are the best! Now I need one!

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    GranChris
    August 18, 2014 at 1:18 am

    I love my Rotary cutters. I can&#39;t wait to see the final quilt with all of the blocks. Great job.

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    Jackie
    August 18, 2014 at 2:04 am

    Olfa is the best. It was my first rotary cutter when I started about fifteen years ago so it probably is time to get another one! And the Splash is soo pretty.<br />doyleajackie at gmail dot com

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    kt
    August 18, 2014 at 5:02 am

    Love my Olfa rotary cutter–can&#39;t imagine quilting without it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Lee
    August 18, 2014 at 5:24 am

    Great post and block!!

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    Karen Propes
    August 18, 2014 at 6:14 am

    I love Olfa products, winning a new rotary cutter and a mat would be a great addition to my sewing room. Thank you.<br />ncjeepster@aol.com

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    Kathy Green
    August 18, 2014 at 6:24 am

    I&#39;m a new quilter and need a new rotary cutter. I would love to win this one from Olfa!

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    Jenn
    August 18, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Wahoo!! A Giveaway!! I would love an Olfa cutter and mat. ThankS!!

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    Emily and Frank
    August 18, 2014 at 7:34 am

    I agree- I don&#39;t know how people quilted before gadgets!!

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    CubanQuilter
    August 18, 2014 at 7:48 am

    My first rotary cutter was an Olfa, but I didn&#39;t quilt back then – it was for paper crafts. I&#39;d love to try out a new one. Your block is adorable.

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    Monica Ming
    August 18, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I have an Olfa cutting mat. It isn&#39;t as big as I would like it to be but it is by far the best mat! Thanks for sharing, great post.

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    tandrejack
    August 18, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Love their rulers, but don&#39;t have an Olfa rotary cutter. Thanks!

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    Monica Ming
    August 18, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I have an Olfa cutting mat. It isn&#39;t as big as I would like because I had to buy a smaller one but it is by far the best cutting mat. Thanks for sharing this great post.

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    Julie Jones
    August 18, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I have never tried a rotary I cut by hand, I would love to try though!

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    Cossebooms
    August 18, 2014 at 9:01 am

    I love the rotary cutter. I&#39;d love to try the splash, I actually gave one to my Mom for her birthday!

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    Sharon Brennan
    August 18, 2014 at 9:24 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE my Olfa rotary cutter and mat(s)!!! I have been eyeing this super cute &quot;Splash&quot; rotary for quite a while but have not been able to convince myself to purchase it since I already have 2 Olfa cutters. I would LOVE to win this and add to my collection. Thanks for the chance, Amy!!

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    Josh and Alayna
    August 18, 2014 at 9:58 am

    I love olfa. I just made my first quilt and could not have done it without my rotary!

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    Lois Griffith
    August 18, 2014 at 10:10 am

    I have used an Olfacutter since they first came out and swear by the green mat. Is till use my original cutter and mat.

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    Dianne
    August 18, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Been using mine since 1990 when I started quilting, what a lifesaver!!!

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    Dianne
    August 18, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Been using mine since 1990 when I started quilting, what a lifesaver!!!

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    kathy
    August 18, 2014 at 10:23 am

    I agree. Olfa rotary cutters and mats are the best hands down! I love my splash cutter. So much so I have three of them.

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    Rebecca Barnes
    August 18, 2014 at 10:24 am

    I love the rotary cutter…unfortunately so does my 17 month old. She thinks its so cool and hates that I never let her touch it!

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    Tiffany
    August 18, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Yeah, so my first three quilts were made without the aid of a rotary cutter. And that was most definitely NOT 35 years ago. ;)<br />Thank goodness I finally figured out what I was doing!

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    lisa
    August 18, 2014 at 10:49 am

    I love your block &amp; would love to win the cutter! (I am one of those who is &quot;getting by&quot; with another cutter:-()

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    craftytammie
    August 18, 2014 at 11:03 am

    I love the splash ruler too!

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    Spangle
    August 18, 2014 at 11:08 am

    LoVe Olfa!!

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    moquilter9
    August 18, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Love the Olfa brand and my Splash but sure could use a second one.

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    Joyce
    August 18, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Love my Olfa. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Elaine
    August 18, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Quilting cannot be done without an Olfa mat and cutter!<br />satterfieldfamily at sbcglobal dot net

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    Jen G
    August 18, 2014 at 11:43 am

    I love my Olfa rotary cutters, and I would love, Love, LOVE to add that pretty blue one to my quilting supplies!!!

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    Amanda
    August 18, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Great giveaway!

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    jinsnapp
    August 18, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I was getting ready to purchase an Olfa when I saw a few critical reviews and decided to hold off. Maybe it&#39;s time to try it for myself, thanks!

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    Betsy Smith
    August 18, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Just changed my blade today. Can&#39;t imagine life without my Olfa!

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    Lee Ann L.
    August 18, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Love Olfa cutters! Thank you for a chance to win one of these special ones!

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    New Salem Homestead
    August 18, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I agree with you. Olfa is the absolute best! I have 7 rotary cutters and they are all the Olfa brand. Why mess with excellence?

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    Diane
    August 18, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I need a new rotary cutter &amp; was planning on buying an Olfa … please pick me! ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for the chance.

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    Megan Jorrick
    August 18, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Happy Birthday Olfa! That&#39;s amazing! I love the look of it and everyone keeps talking about them… I need one of these some day!

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    Anna
    August 18, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Waw!!!!! I would like to participet!!!<br />Anna

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    Melissa H.
    August 18, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    oh how exciting! thanks for the opportunity! melcrafts [at] hotmail [dot] com

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    Andrea Skinner
    August 18, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I&#39;m definitely going to try the Splash. Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Andrea Skinner
    August 18, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    I&#39;m definitely going to try the Splash. Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Tori
    August 18, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    I&#39;d love to have an Olfa rotary cutter. I upgraded to an Olfa mat but not the cutter yet.

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    Christine
    August 18, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    What a great gift! Anything that makes the most tedious (for me) job of prep work faster and easier.

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    id
    August 18, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    They are truly great cutters–and who can&#39;t use another!

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    Crafty Coffin
    August 18, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    I love my Olfa but it would be awesome to have a backup!

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    Jennyroo
    August 18, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Love my Olfa! They are seriously the best. Have yet to sustain a serious injury from that killer sharp blade but know a few quilters who have lost the tip of a finger or two, LOL.

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    Jennifer
    August 18, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I love the Olfa Splash too! Thanks for the chance to win<br />jennifercreech7(at)yahoo.com

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    Jessica Slattery
    August 18, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    I have a mini Olfa and it is so much better than my cheapy first cutter. I didn&#39;t know their mats helped with sliding though. I am in need of a 12.5…

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    omegamary
    August 18, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    love my rotary cutter and mat. great time savers. thanks for the giveaway

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    The Junk-It Folk
    August 18, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Agreed! I love my Olfa cutter @ mat, of course! I may or may not have used it for cutting paper on occasion … I keep an old blade for that purpose and it works out great! Ahem! Thanks for the give away!

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    Debra Graham
    August 18, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Couldn&#39;t work without my Olfa.

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    Amber
    August 18, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win…I&#39;ve heard nothing but good things about the Olfa brand &amp; would love to win!

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    Reba
    August 18, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Love the splash rotary cutter, especially the color!

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    Sharon Oxford
    August 18, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Just learning the basics of quilting. Thanks for the tip. Will have to get an olfa cutter.

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    therese
    August 18, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Oh I would love to win these, just about worn my mat out and a new rotary would be great. I agree, great brand. Thanks for the chance to win.<br />therese.aiken@gmail.com

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    Nicole
    August 18, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    I definitely would have had trouble quilting pre-rotary cutter. Love good tools!

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    Gayle Fahrion
    August 18, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Ilove my Olfa Splash! Plus my 28mm and my mats. The rotating mat makes trimming blocks a breeze. I&#39;ll definitely consider their frosted rulers next time I&#39;m in the market for a new ruler.

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    Jessica Young
    August 19, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Super cute block!

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    mrs.hands
    August 19, 2014 at 3:50 am

    35 years? Wow, happy birthday!

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    Janine
    August 19, 2014 at 7:34 am

    I love my Olfa cutter and really would love to have another.

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    bleonard02@tampabay.rr.com
    August 19, 2014 at 7:52 am

    I love Olfa products and with severe arthritis, every small motion that can help reduce pain is well worth the effort to buy, thank you for the chance to win.<br />Barbara

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    Anita
    August 19, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Thanks for the giveaway.<br />Anita T.

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    leslie
    August 19, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I&#39;ve never tried the Olfa cutter, but I&#39;m definitely interested now!

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    Elizabeth
    August 19, 2014 at 9:22 am

    I remember the novelty of rotary cutters when they first showed up in the fabric departments. I thought they just might make life as a quilter complete, and I was right! Happy Birthday, Olfa!!

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    Jess
    August 19, 2014 at 10:02 am

    I&#39;d love to give the Olfa cutter a try. Thanks!

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    snosrap5
    August 19, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    I&#39;ve never tried an Olfa cutters. I&#39;m going to have to go try one out.<br />

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    Wendy L
    August 19, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    I am super loyal to Gingher scissor-wise, and used their rotary cutter for years before picking up an Olfa at an estate sale. I admit. Olfa is perfection. I like the tiny one especially for squaring up blocks and trimming off bits.

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    Matt Peterson
    August 19, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I would be lost without my Rotary cutter.

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    Nena
    August 19, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Hi Amy – I am old enough to have quilted without a rotary cutter – started at age eight – and the world has certainly changed. BTW, I have your book and really love it. Thanks so much.

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    Brittny
    August 19, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I would love to win this giveaway I just started quilting and that color makes me so happy! Thank you so much for your awesome blog it has inspired me!

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    Lorraine
    August 19, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    I, too, am hooked on Olfa! I love my rotary cutters!

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    Linda
    August 19, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Olfa products are the best!! Great giveaway. Love your blog!!

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    JSPug
    August 19, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    fun giveaway! i love my 45 rotary cutter — not an olfa (though i do have a mini olfaโ€ฆ don&#39;t use it so much), so i&#39;d love the chance to try out one that you think is so much better!

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    Brittany Thurn
    August 19, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    I&#39;ve been looking to upgrade! Happy Birthday Olfa

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    Kim
    August 19, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I have used Olfa from the beginning. I would never try anything else. They are wonderful!

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    Rachell
    August 19, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    I love my two Olfa cutters. It&#39;s the only brand I&#39;ve ever owned. I would like to try the ergonomic one, though, since I do have chronic tendinitis and a weak grasp.<br />I am having a hard time finding extra 28 mm replacement blades lately. Where can I find them?<br />reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    One Stitch At A Time
    August 19, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    I am always on the lookout for the perfect rotary cutter. I just ordered this one. I hope I like it as much as you do.<br />Buffalobelle@hotmail.com

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    Sewing mom of 5!
    August 19, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    I have never used Olfa cutters and would love to try them!

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    Nurdan Kulluk-Rennert
    August 20, 2014 at 12:43 am

    What a handy giveaway! I have been thinking about changing my rotary cutter and maybe this is my chance!!

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    Risรซ
    August 20, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Thanks you and to Olfa for this great give-away. I haven&#39;t tried the Olfa rotary cutter yet but do use the opaque rulers and love them.

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    Katie
    August 20, 2014 at 8:24 am

    happy 35 to Olfa

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    Stephanie
    August 20, 2014 at 9:09 am

    amazing to think that when my grandmothers made quilts they did not have this tool. thanks for the opportunity

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    Emily Kim
    August 20, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Oh…I always need a new cutter it seems!! I&#39;d love to try an Olfa!

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    Karen C.
    August 20, 2014 at 10:08 am

    I just recently started quilting and I love the Olfa products.

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    Abs
    August 21, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Rotary cutters changed my quilting life! So easy and I love the color of the splash.

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    Lisa Emery
    August 21, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I could use a new rotary cutter….a good one like Olfa! I have to saw back and forth right now to get mine to cut. Thank you Olfa!

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    Kirsten
    August 27, 2014 at 6:41 am

    I love the color! And your quilt block ๐Ÿ™‚

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