40 years of rotary-cutting fun + OLFA Ruby Rotary Cutter giveaway! ❤️

Have you heard the news? This year is the 40th anniversary of the how-would-we-EVER-quilt-without-it tool:


Hello, dear friends!

The traditional symbol of a 40th anniversary is a ruby. So for OLFA—the company that invented this essential quiltmaking tool—2019 is the year that RUBY is all the rage!

So what did OLFA do to mark their milestone? Why, they invented the OLFA Ruby Rotary Cutter, of course:

Ooooh! Aaaah! Quilters are getting the ruby-carpet treatment this year!

The Limited Edition OLFA Ruby Rotary Cutter:

  • Is offered in the most popular size, 45 mm—great for all kinds of fabric cutting
  • Features the durable handle you know and love with an easy-to-use blade cover for safety
  • Comes with OLFA’s high-quality tungsten carbide steel blade that’s a snap to switch out
  • Will be available in February 2019: get ready to quilt in ruby-red style!

Here’s a fun little history lesson for you: In 1979, Mr. Yoshio Okada, founder of OLFA, introduced the rotary cutter to the marketplace. The Japan-based company had been making snap-off blades for other uses (the name OLFA comes from two Japanese words that mean “break the blade”) when Mr. Okada had the idea to develop a rolling cutter. His invention revolutionized quiltmaking, and by the early 1980s, rotary cutters were being adopted by quilters everywhere.

Fast forward to today, when quilters around the world agree: you need a sewing machine, a rotary cutter, and a rotary-cutting mat and ruler to begin.


OLFA is rolling out the red carpet for YOU—be their guest as they host a fun quilt-along to celebrate their 40th year. Follow OLFA at @olfacreates on Instagram or on Facebook for details, coming soon!


Are you headed to the Road to California Quilter’s Conference in Ontario, California? The show starts this Thursday, January 24th, and OLFA will be there with demos, giveaways, and more. And here’s a little secret: you can be one of the first quilters to own the Limited Edition OLFA Ruby Rotary Cutter, because they’ll be selling them at the show . . . while supplies last!

Learn more about Road to California >>>

We’ve got a red-hot giveaway for you today—our friends at OLFA gave us an OLFA Ruby Rotary Cutter to give away to one lucky winner! To enter the drawing, tell us:

What’s your favorite size of OLFA rotary cutter?

  • I’m best friends with the BIG mama, the 60 mm size.
  • Me and my 45 mm cutter are best buds.
  • I love the teeniest rotary cutters, the 28 mm and 18 mm sizes.
  • I have them all—and I love them all!

Share your answer in the comments and you’ll be automatically entered into the drawing. We’ll choose a winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck! And if you share in our many congratulations to OLFA on their 40th anniversary, give ’em a shoutout in the comments too!

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is LaVonne, who says:

“Me and my 45 mm cutter are best buds. Love my Olfa rotary cutter!”

We’ll email you about your prize, LaVonne—congratulations!


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