Everyone has an OLFA story – what’s yours? Quilt-along, video, more!

Let’s face it: our quilts wouldn’t roll along as fast—or be as much fun—without the rotary cutter!

Throughout 2019, our pals at OLFA are celebrating 40 years of rotary cutting. The company invented the rotary cutter in 1979. If you were quilting back then, you know what a revolution the rotary cutter was to your creative life!

OLFA’s kicking off their celebration with a 40th Anniversary Quilt Along—here’s a sneak peek of the cute 40-block quilt you’ll be making:

OLFA Quilt-Along

The quilt-along runs for 40 weeks and new block patterns are released each Monday. Head on over to this post on OLFA’s blog for all the details and to start sewing! Forty blocks means 40 different designers: sew along with Martingale’s own Publisher and Chief Visionary Officer Jennifer Keltner and with authors Terry Atkinson, Barbara Groves, Lori Kennedy, Roseann Kermes, and Pat Sloan, plus many more!

Speaking of Pat Sloan . . . What’s your OLFA story? Pat shared her own memories of her first encounter with OLFA rotary cutters in this cute video—we think Pat may be the most bubbly personality we know:

Reading this post in email? Click here to view the video online.

Just as Pat shared her OLFA story, OLFA wants you to share your story too! Use the hashtag #myOLFAstory to share your memories on social media, and follow the hashtag to read other quilters’ stories too. OLFA will be hosting giveaways for people who use the hashtag, so write up your story, snap a pic of your favorite cutter, and share it!

If you’re headed to Quiltcon in Nashville, Tennessee, next week (February 2124), you’re in luck! OLFA will be at the show (booth #900) showing off their latest rotary cutter in RUBY red.

Visit their booth, try RUBY on for size, and throw your hat in the ring to win a RUBY cutter of your very own!

Last year’s Makers’ Hands event in the OLFA booth; so many hands, so much creativity!

Most every quilter has an OLFA story; what’s yours? First tell us in the comments:

When did you get your first OLFA rotary cutter?

  • Less than a year ago
  • 5+ years ago
  • 10+ years ago
  • 20+ years ago
  • I was first in line 40 years ago—happy anniversary to us, OLFA!

Then share your #myOLFAstory on social media and in the comments below too!

90 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I took a quilting class around 1985. At that time we were using scissors to cut fabric and patterns out of xray film. At the end of the class the teacher showed us a rotary cutter. We all laughed and said, "how can that pizza cutter take the place of scissors?" Well my whole quilting experience changed when I started using the rotary cutter. And from the beginning, it was an Olfa cutter and mat that have been my best quilting tool for all of these years. Congrats to Olfa on 40 years!

    Jocelyn on February 15, 2019
  • I was first in line 40 years ago – happy birthday to us Olfa!

    —Caren Sherman on February 15, 2019
  • My first cutter was Olfa, about 2 years ago when I first started quilting. I’ve tried a couple of other makes since, but nothing compared – I now have 3 🙂

    —Fran B on February 15, 2019
  • 6 yers ago!!!! 6 happy years!!!

    —Anna on February 15, 2019
  • More than 20 years ago, when I started quilting, my friend Ali took me to a quilt show and I was hooked.

    —Tamara Isaacs-Smith on February 15, 2019
  • I got my first rotary cutter easily 30+ years ago. I do remember seeing them for the first time at a quilt shop and wondering why they were selling pizza cutters! A while later I went to a local quilt show in the Laconia (NH) area and a woman was demonstrating a new technique – paper piecing! and using a rotary cutter. I probably got my first one then.

    —Suz K on February 15, 2019
  • 10+ years ago.

    —Nancy on February 15, 2019
  • I started quilting around 30 years ago, and the first quilt I made on my own with templates and scissors. Then I took a class at a quilt shop, and learned about rules and the rotary cutter, and life got better! Thank you Olfa!

    —Diane Pickett on February 15, 2019
  • A friend and I were teaching a monthly quilting class at our church. One month one of our students showed off her homework and told how she had used a rotary cutter when creating it! Well, we all became owners of Olfa cutters in short order! I’m sure this was in the 80’s!

    —Karen Dicken on February 15, 2019
  • I got my first Olaf rotary cutter in the early ’80’s. Up until then I was using cereal box templates and a pair of scissors. I was shown the cutter at a class and have not looked back since. I have tried a couple of other brands but I keep coming back to Olga. They are just the best.

    —Sue on February 15, 2019
  • I was one of the first in line, and Olfa is my favorite brand! Had been making templates and using scissors.

    —Adeline B. R. on February 15, 2019
  • I think it was 25 years ago for me. Even though I first started learning to quilt with scissors and cardboard templates we sometimes glued sandpaper to, I can’t imagine quilting without my Olfa! The absolutely essential tool for quilters!

    —Heather Miller on February 15, 2019
  • I am just guessing but I think I have used an Olfa rotary cutter for at least 25 years. Can’t imagine not having one.

    —Carol G on February 15, 2019
  • 10+ years ago

    —Kaye Walker on February 15, 2019
  • I had my first Olfa when it debuted 40 years ago. I’m still in love with it.

    —Mary Lou on February 15, 2019
  • I purchased a 28 mm cutter and 24 x 35 cutting mat more than 30 years ago in Houston, long before I caught the quilt bug. I was sewing cute little dresses for my daughters and their entire pattern could fit on one cutting mat. As they grew, so did my rotary cutting collection and I purchased a second 24 x 35 mat to accommodate their longer patterns. Then I took my first quilt class and the rest, they say, is history. I still sewed a lot of their clothing, including prom dresses, wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses but more and more quilts got thrown into the sewing room mix. The last wearables I actually made were a christening gown for my first granddaughter and a christening bubble for the multiple grandsons to share, but the quilting is a constant. I probably own more than 9 cutters now in various sizes, mats in every size made, including the rotating ones, with rulers and templates everywhere, and have replaced more blades than one can count. Thank you OLFA for opening my life to ergonomic, precise cutting and many hours of pleasurable fabric prepping. I would love to get my hands on one of the beautiful ruby ones!

    —Jennifer P on February 15, 2019
  • About 5 yrs now, can’t imaginelife without my rotary cutters! My son bought me Olfa titanium blades for Christmas love them also.

    Pat Urbeck on February 15, 2019
  • I was 21 back in 1979. My mother owned a fabric store and I remember when she came home from market and was so excited because there were these new devices to cut fabric, especially for quilting. She gave me a cutter as soon as they came into stock, but I did not really start using it regularly for a few years after that. It was probably 1983 or so before I got more into quilting than garment construction. My favorite cutter now it a purple one with flowers that a friend gave me for my birthday. Favorite because purple is my favorite color :). However I would also love to have a Ruby cutter. Red is my second favorite color. I have been collecting red items in my kitchen and would love to add some red to my sewing studio

    —Linda Garcia on February 15, 2019
  • I got my first rotary cutter more than 20 years ago and haven’t stopped cutting!

    —Delinda on February 15, 2019
  • I still have my 1979 28mm rotary cutter. It still works, of course.

    —Judy Purcell on February 15, 2019
  • More than 40 years ago a friend showed me the pretty quilt she had just made and also how she had made a template, how she traced it onto fabric and then cut out the fabric, one by one. Needless to say, I did not take up quilt making…at that time.
    By the time I did start quilting, the rotary cutter and mats were in full swing. Like so many others, I have lots of different Olfas and one of another brand, which is my paper cutter.

    —M Sue Smith on February 15, 2019
  • I was one of the first OLFA owners. Long before I began quilting, I found this reassure in the back corner of my local JoAnn store. No one knew anything about them. I purchased the 45mm cutter and a mat, went home and started cutting out clothing for my sons with it. Wow! I could cut out multiple garments at one time! I even cut 4 layers of sheepskin lining at one time! That experience taught me how to manipulate my cutter for curves. As a quilting teacher, I’ve tried other brands to “test drive” for students, but I’ve found OLFA is the best!

    —Pam on February 15, 2019
  • I’m in the 10+ group. I bought my first Olfa rotary cutter — 45mm ergonomic / "deluxe" — in 2007 as recommended by my teacher/friend shortly before my first quilt class. Thanks to coupons and sales I have since bought a few more of the same model so I can allocate for fabric vs paper and home vs class kit, the same as with my Fiskars shears. I’ve tried other brands and other Olfa Styles, but keep coming back to the 45mm deluxe, which fits my hand, is easy to use, blade change is simple, I love the locking button, and the bright yellow is easy to see. My only exceptions are the rare occasions when I need one of the smaller-blade Olfa’s for tight curves on templates.

    —Jane Herbst on February 15, 2019
  • I first used one more than 20 years ago and was scared to death! Had the death grip on it. Saw or heard about someone getting a very serious cut and was kind of scared to use it. I am super careful with them though and thankfully thus far have not a cut from it.

    —Helen Bowie on February 15, 2019
  • Our stitch ‘n grinch group all bought them when they first came out. The.Y were used for quilts and bathing suits and ….

    —Susan doe on February 15, 2019
  • My first was about 30 years ago. I took my first quilt class and was hooked. I have to find it. Not sure where it went after my move.

    —Maryellen McAuliffe on February 15, 2019
  • The invention of the Olfa cutter should be up there with the invention of the wheel! It revolutionized the quilting industry. I was first in line and have one in each size. I will definitely be purchasing a RED cutter. I love it!

    —Nancy Kores on February 15, 2019
  • After years of cutting everything by hand and recruiting my husband to help the rotary cutter I purchased after seeing one at a class over 30 years ago was a wonderful tool. Congratulations OLFA on 40 years! I still have my first one.

    —Ellen on February 15, 2019
  • 10+ years ago and it was the BEST purchase I ever made.

    —Donna W on February 15, 2019
  • Not sure exactly but definitely 20+ years ago. Probably wouldn’t be a quilter if they hadn’t been invented.

    —Caro on February 15, 2019
  • I got my first Olfa over 20 years ago and it’s still in use! Great tool- recommend it to everyone starting out in their quilting obsession.

    —carol mandel on February 15, 2019
  • I used to quilt using templates I cut from a cereal box and scissors. I cut out all the pieces for a King size lone star quilt for my in-laws for a Christmas gift. I hand quilted that quilt on a big frame in the living room. Then I got severe Rheumatoid Arthritis and my quilting came to a complete halt. In the late 1990’s my Dr pulled me off work due to the disease. One day I walked into a local quilt shop to see if there was ANYTHING I could do. I saw machine quilted quilts on the walls, funny looking plastic rulers and a tool they were using to cut fabric that looked like a pizza cutter. I was so excited. I bought a new machine, a new ruler and that wonderful Olfa "pizza cutter", and signed up for a machine quilting class. This was over 20 years ago, and I started quilting with a passion I never knew before. These new tools made it possible for me and years later I became a quilt pattern designer for fabric companies. I am so thankful for the new innovative tools of the trade, especially my rotary cutter. I have several now, in different sizes. It gave me my life back, I was never one to sit around the house eating bon bons and watching soap operas!! LOL

    Diane Nagle on February 15, 2019
  • I still use my OLFA that I bought 30 years ago. I cut everything by hand before this. My friend got me to go to a class with her and it was all rotary cutting. Whole new world was opened up to me! Thank you.

    —Sue Galasso on February 15, 2019
  • WhenI first started quilting, in trying to watch my pennies, I bought a competitors rotary cutter. Went to my first quilting class, the instructor picket it up and said "What is this?" I was gently scolded, we even shared a laugh or to. Since then, I have learned what the OLFA Difference is! Am a true believer in OLFA now and have several sizes of cutters. You are the Best!!!

    —Alma K Croix on February 15, 2019
  • I don’t remember the exact year but very soon after they came out and I got every size and had to have the pink one also when they came out. More than likely I will have the ruby one.

    Sharon Schmidt on February 15, 2019
  • Over thirty years ago – I wanted to get back into sewing and didn’t need clothes. The thought of using templates put me off of trying quilting. Then one day I saw an Olfa with a narrow (and unmarked) mat set — that changed everything! Can’t imagine being without one – or two o or…

    —Tawney Mazek on February 15, 2019
  • I have to jump in – this is too fun! I was in on the first wave 40 years ago. What a cool new tool. I’d been using cardboard templates and cutting around them with scissors – and I was not all that precise!! – so the rotary tools were amazing! I still have my original cutter, and it still works fine. What a grand and enduring tool!

    —Elizabeth Bolton on February 15, 2019
  • I saw the first rotary cutter when it came out and thought "how ridiculous!" It wasn’t until they showed using it with a ruler that I got excited. Otherwise how in the world could it replace a scissors? We were using cardboard templates to draw around and cut out with scissors then. Then we learned strip piecing! Cutting long strips with a rotary cutter and ruler – sew then cut. WOW! Been going at it ever since. Then I discovered Georgia Bonesteel and Eleanor Burns.

    Fran Walthall on February 15, 2019
  • It was 32 years ago (my first quilt for my baby) What would we do without them!

    —Jenny on February 15, 2019
  • I got my first Olfa 30+ years ago. Package said I needed a cutting mat. Well, I had a cardboard cutting mat that I always used to cut clothing patterns so I used that mat with my new toy. As you can imagine, it didn’t work well and I thought the cutter was a waste of money. Then I found out I needed the green mat especially designed to work with the Olfa. What a difference the right tools make! I’ve never used scissors to cut patchwork since. Without the rotary cutter, I’d still be just a garment maker.

    —Mindy W. on February 15, 2019
  • #myOLFAstory I don’t remember exactly When I came upon my first OLFA, but I’m loving it! I have Ruby to celebrate 40 years even though I’m maybe closer to 10 with my OLFA reunion ;0)

    —Anita L Jackson on February 15, 2019
  • I can’t remember when but it was probably 30 years ago.

    —Christi on February 15, 2019
  • My husband was shopping at a fabric store for something back in around 1981 and thought this tool, a Rotary cutter might be just what I needed. I had a 2 yr old, a 11 year, and a 10 year old at that time plus was working 40 hours a week. Let’s just say I had no time to quilt. Fast track to 1990. I started quilting again and boy was I ever happy to have that rotary cutter. A Godsend, and one of the best gifts he ever bought me. He remembered he had gotten it for and made comment that it was nice to see me using it. I have at least 8 rotary cutters of various sizes. I think it did bring more people to quilting. I remember my mom with her pencil, sand paper, tracing the pattern to the paper and putting the sandpaper behind it and cutting it out. Then she’d trace around the sand paper for the rest of the pieces. I did it the same way, until the rotary cutter came along.

    —Jami Price on February 15, 2019
  • I love using my OLFA cutter and have been doing so for over 30 years.

    —Clare C on February 15, 2019
  • 10+ years for me got them from my MIL

    —Theresa J on February 15, 2019
  • I have had one probably 40 years. Now I have 3 – could not do without one.

    —Nancy C on February 15, 2019
  • I got my first rotary cutter over 20 years ago. Boy what a life saver! I really started quilting when I retired about 10 years ago. It has helped me immensely in my quilting journey. I can’t imagine living without it!

    —Ann West on February 15, 2019
  • Oh my! I was one of the first in line to buy! I started quilting in 1976 after ogling the stunning Amish Quilts Exhibit at the Whitney in NYC. I shiver to think what my first knock off Amish quilts must have looked like….pieces cut wth scissors, using the poly-cotton solid colors that were pretty much all that was available then. I sold twin size quilts for $50.00 and thought I had hit the big time with an order for four!

    I think that the rotary cutter was/is one of the most significant innovtiins to ever happen to quilting and sewing arts…so I may have splurge on a red Olfa! Wish I still had the original one!

    Marie Z Johansen on February 15, 2019
  • I’m in the 20+ years category. Since my first Olfa purchase (which I thought was so expensive at the time), I have acquired several more in various sizes, but I still rely on my original cutter for day-to-day duty. Like many others (I hope), I have inadvertently cut other fabric pieces because I failed to clean up my cutting table before starting my next project. Ugh!

    —SandyMay on February 15, 2019
  • I know when I took my first quilting class in 1983 we used scissors and hand cut templates. But, I think I might have already had a cutter ( and mat) because I know most everything after that class was not done with scissors. I remember using the rotary cutter when I made my wedding gown in 1986.

    —Karen A on February 15, 2019
  • Rotary cutters were well established when I made my first quilt in 1996 (it was a 46″x46″ wall quilt of their Christmas Tree farm in NY state – a birthday gift for my Mom and Stepfather who’s birthdays were July 3rd and 5th). So 20+ years ago I got my first Olfa.

    My story is "Respect the Blade – Close the cutter, it is sharp". I’ve helped newbie quilters in groups many times since I started quilting and my loudest instruction is always Close the cutter before you put it down. And yet more than once someone has cut themselves because they don’t close the cutter before putting it down.

    —Kristine on February 15, 2019
  • I definitely am one of the 20 plus years users. I don’t have an exact date. I have been so happy with who ever invented this wonderful tool. I can’t imagine the quilters who only had a scisssors tool to cut. I am left handed and scissors have been a fight. I have lost my eye sight in one eye and have been able to continue quilting as a result of the rotary cutter. I love the rotary cutter.

    —carol on February 15, 2019
  • I got my first Olfa cutter this year. I was using another brand and has broken, so glad to have my new Olfa. I love the Ruby color of the anniversary cutter.

    —Lana D. on February 15, 2019
  • I bought my first Olfa about 30 years ago & have bought other versions since. It is my favorite the I always reach for. Can’t wait to get the
    Ruby one,especially since that’s my birthstone.

    —Kay McCaffery on February 15, 2019
  • We moved into our first home in December 1989, I started sewing not long after. I saw a quilt in a quilt store window that I wanted to try to make. I started collecting the supplies I needed and borrowed my mother’s sewing machine. My first rotary cutter was the classic yellow and black OLFA that I bought in 1990. Since then I’ve acquired quite a few more the last was the aqua and yellow OLFA.

    —Toni Anne Potter on February 15, 2019
  • #myOLFAstory I bought my first Olfa cutter the minute I saw what it could do. I knew I had to have a cutting board, but didn’t know there were different kinds. I used my vege plastic cutting board for a while! Then I saw someone on TV using a green one and I got the "real thing"!! I still laugh about it. I have a collection of Olfa’s now, but not the red one, yet.

    —Janet T on February 15, 2019
  • #myOLFAstory I bought my first Olfa cutter the minute I saw what it could do. It was the small 28mm. That was in the early 90’s. I knew I had to have a cutting board, but didn’t know there were different kinds. I used my vege plastic cutting board for a while! Then I saw someone on TV using a green one and I got the "real thing"!! I still laugh about it. I have a collection of Olfa’s now, but not the red one, yet.

    —Janet T on February 15, 2019
  • I got my first Olfa about five years ago, a classic yellow and black. My favorite is my 18mm especially when I’m cutting small pieces. Since then I purchased the 60mm for large cuts.

    —Juanita R. Decquir on February 15, 2019
  • More than 20 years ago.

    —Susan L. on February 15, 2019
  • For me it’s been about 29 years

    —Hilda Krebs on February 15, 2019
  • I bought one of the first ones and took it to my adult education sewing class and introduced both the teacher and other students to it. Those first ones had a brass shank that wore a flat spot and my husband made me shims to prolong the usability of it. My favorite is the silver 25th anniversary ones and I’m happy to see this 40th anniversary edition has the same comfortable shape. The quick change blade models are easy, but I really like the rounded handle better. I must have 8-10 in different sizes and different project boxes or areas. LOVE THEM!

    —Kathy Harris on February 15, 2019
  • I started with another brand of rotary cutter because it seemed more comfortable. But after two broke (both my original one and the replacement the company sent me), I transitioned to Olfa perhaps 12 years ago.

    —Sandy F. on February 15, 2019
  • More than 10 years ago. Better
    than sliced bread!!!!

    —Barbara Ann Jones on February 15, 2019
  • I’ve been rotary cutting for over 20 years. Use it for quilting and garment sewing too.

    —stitching mom on February 15, 2019
  • I bought my first rotary cutter in November of 1979, from a dressmaking shop in Ellicott City, Md. In those days I was chiefly a garment maker (started making patchwork vests) and I used the rotary cutter to cut out dresses. There were no rotary mats or rulers in those days (at least I didn’t know about them:)


    —linda s on February 15, 2019
  • I was first in line and did not understand I needed to buy a mat too. It was a big oops!. I was using factory electric cutter, which could cut out ten shirts at a time. The small factory was also making one shirt at a time and I was cutting one out with scissors. Not so sharp even edge. As quilter knows that sharp straight edge make wonderful even 1/4″ sewing.

    —Linda Christianson on February 15, 2019
  • My mom died 9 years ago. She had amassed a lot of things for quilting, but never got started. I was about to retire, so thought I’d give it a try. One of the items I brought from her place as a 45mm Olfa rotary cutter-the old yellow one. The rest is history! Now, I have several Olfa cutters in a variety of colors. Wouldn’t be without them!

    —Linda Hahn on February 15, 2019
  • A very long time!! Have bought several other versions of it since then.

    —Geri on February 15, 2019
  • 20+ years for me! I love my Olfa cutter(s).

    —Jan F. on February 15, 2019
  • I got my first rotary around 1992. What a great invention. Really makes cutting much more precise and accurate.

    —Linda Klungle on February 15, 2019
  • I got my first Olfa over 30 years ago. It’s been a love story ever since my first cut of fabric. Happy Anniversary!

    —Emma Whittington on February 15, 2019
  • I would guess I bought my first Olfa rotary cutter about 15 years ago…my favorite one is the one with the quick release handle…

    —Linda Berwaldt on February 15, 2019
  • As one who started with scissors, I got one as soon as I heard about them. Talk about a revolution. Makes it sooooo much easier now.

    —Stephanie Woodward on February 15, 2019
  • I began quilting in 1976 in a class as part of the celebration of the U.S.bicentennial year. I bought an Olfa cutter when they first appeared in stores. I have a passion for gadgets and tools so have used almost every cutter that has come out through the years. I still feel most comfortable with the original Olfa style, choosing the size that best fits the project I’m working on.

    —Judy Ward on February 15, 2019
  • I bought my first Olfa seventeen years ago. I never quilted without one, though it increases my respect for my grandmother to imagine how she did it. My Olfa story is about their great customer service. I had the occasion to call, asking for help because my rotary cutter wasn’t working correctly after I changed the blade. After talking me through it–and following along with her own rotary cutter, which I could hear through the phone as she opened and closed hers right along with mine–the customer service person determined that we simply could not figure out what was wrong and sent me a brand-new one. Wasn’t that lovely? I thought so; I’ll never use another brand.

    —Beth T. on February 15, 2019
  • When I started quilting in the 1980’s we used scissors to cut material and patterns. Then in the late 1980’s when during a quilting class the instructor and store owner introduced us to rotary cutter. That changed the world in sewing for cutting fabric with accuracy , straight and clean lines. WOW! We thought our new tool was a miracle.

    Cathy B. on February 15, 2019
  • Not sure when or where bought my first OLFA cutter and mat but distinctly remember trying to cut scraps of double knits for a lap robe for Grandpa in the fall of 1979. I was sitting in the middle of the living room carpet cutting squares with a cardboard template. It was frustrating.

    —Doris on February 15, 2019
  • I joined a quilt group in 1980 and we cut patches using cardboard templates and scissors. When it was my turn to pick a quilt to make, I brought my Olfa cutter and a mat and ruler. Those early cuts weren’t always straight,but I persevered and I’ve been using Olfa cutters ever since. My favorite is the one with the safety cover.

    —Linda Towers on February 16, 2019
  • 20 years ago when I retired, my sister gave me an Olfa (yellow/black) cutter, blade package and board. She wrote, "Try it; you will like it". Straight to the fabric store I went and have never stopped quilt making. Of course, I added a smaller one and a larger one. My sister added the treasured pink one, a flowered one and an ergonomic-handled one. I use them all with love.

    —Elizabeth King on February 16, 2019
  • my first olfa was purchased 20+ years ago. I started out 40+ years ago as a garment sewer, so I did not need a rotary cutter at that time. So glad I switched over to quilting!!

    —Pat Murphy on February 16, 2019
  • Bought my first Olfa 45mm rotary cutter about twelve years ago when I needed to cut long lengths of fabric for home dec sewing. Once I began quilting I continued to add to my stable of Olfa cutters. The Ruby cutter is my latest and prettiest acquisition.

    —Gail K on February 16, 2019
  • 2 years ago

    —Lynne Lavallee on February 16, 2019
  • I’ve had an OLFA rotary cutter for 10+ years (since I became interested in quilting). It was my first quilting-related purchase!!

    —Teri D. Gailey on February 17, 2019
  • I got my first rotory cutter shortly after they came out, so close to 40 years ago. I didn’t use it for close to a year. I was so afraid if it. Then a yarn and needlework shop added some quilting, and I finally tried it out. Up until then my quiltmaking was with templates. The rotary cutter revolutionized quiltmaking. I rarely used a template since. Thank you, Olfa!

    —Kim T on February 17, 2019
  • I have had my rotary cutter for 10+ years. I bought my first one when I was learning to quilt. I had always sewn clothing before I learned to quilt & used scissors, if I had to use scissors to cut all the fabric for a quilt it would probably still be waiting for me on me cutting table!! Or folded up on a shelf with all the pieces in boxes, drawers, etc.

    —Linda A Foust on February 18, 2019
  • I was first in line! There was a demonstration at a small local quilt show and I whipped out my money. I tried another brand once but I am totally sold on Olfa cutters. I remember we used to count how many pieces in a block when deciding on a new pattern but once rotary cutters came out it became can I cut the pieces with my cutter and a ruler.

    —Holly A Clancy on February 18, 2019
  • I took my first quilt class in 2003. First purchase was Olfa rotary cutter, mat and 6×24 ruler.

    —Ann Doherty on February 18, 2019
  • 10+ years ago

    —Sabrina on February 18, 2019
  • I have had it for 10 years ago.

    —beth d. on February 20, 2019
  • I bought my first Olfa cutter in 1989, and I’m still using it.

    —Valerie Kortus on February 22, 2019

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