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Due to special regulations, we have been informed that today’s giveaway is only for U.S. members. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience to all of our international members, and hope that you will participate in the majority of this month’s giveaways that are available to everyone.

Welcome to Day 20 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win an “OLFA Essentials PLUS” Gift Pack from OLFA! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Wednesday, December 21st to be entered to win!

This gift pack will include: OLFA 45mm Quick Change Rotary Cutter, OLFA 6” x 24” Non-Slip Frosted Advantage™ Acrylic Ruler, OLFA 24” x 36” Self-Healing Rotary Mat, and PLUSOLFA Rotary Circle Cutter

Comment to Win: How often do you cut using a rotary cutter in a given week?
0 times – I do not own a rotary cutter
1-3 times
4-6 times
7-9 times


This giveaway is sponsored by OLFA

Please note: If selected as a winner, any personal information you provide to receive your prize in this giveaway is subject to the sponsor’s privacy rules. These may differ from BurdaStyle’s rules, so please review the rules before entering your information. BurdaStyle is not responsible for the handling of your data in connection with this giveaway.

[Update 12/21/11] – Congratulations to member saxysarah for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 20!


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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.56 PMby moorjenn

    I only get to sew 1-3 times a week, but I use my cutting mat and rotary cutter every time! Such a fast way to cut out patterns.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.56 PMby talldrinkofwater

    Zero times. But there are times where I have need of one and made do with tools from around the house.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.54 PMby hayleyroper

    0 times!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.52 PMby Ellen L

    1-3 I hadn’t used a roatary cutter on non-quilt projects until the last dress I made. Now I’m wondering why I wasn’t introduced to them before and wanting all the rulers and aids that go with them!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.51 PMby miaow

    0 times – I do not own a rotary cutter

    But at least once a month I wish I had one!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.50 PMby erikaj

    one time

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.42 PMby Kendra Jeffrey

    Hmm…I’m going to have to say 4-6 Times a week. I split my time between quilting and apparel sewing…but once I learn how to use the rotary on sewing patterns, I’m sure I’ll use it 10+ LOL :)

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.39 PMby cands2010

    10 + times its the only way for those straight lines!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.36 PMby kanhoro

    4-6 time because i sometimes use it for when i sew with fleece or cotton fabrics.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.36 PMby morkin13

    0 times

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.35 PMby nouvellegamine

    1-3 times per week & i need a rotary mat pretty badly!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.33 PMby dgporter

    Three or more depending upon the project. With the Olfa rotary cutter, I now look forward to cutting my patterns and my pieces. The cutter took me from crampy hand to happy hand.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.32 PMby Melody Maya Pollock

    10+ times a week are you kidding me I have a relationship with my rotery cutter, it is my favorite tool EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.29 PMby sunshinebreezy

    I use a rotary cutter 5-7 times a week if I’m on a sewing binge.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.26 PMby mrempert

    about 1-3 times per week or more depending on what i am working on

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.25 PMby lpninpaingmailcom

    I love mine I only use it 1-3 a week but if I am busy making rugs I will use it a lot more to cut the strips

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.25 PMby arwencayton

    I really only maybe use it 7 to 10 times a YEAR. If I did more quilts I could see me using it more, but for clothing I really do not use it as much.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.25 PMby awil

    10++. I use them for everything. Quilting of course. Straight cuts for home dec. I save dull blades for less serious crafting. I have ones that I use for photo trimming and paper crafting. Love love love love them. Hate it when I have to use scissors, feels so imprecise to me now that I am a rotary fan.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.25 PMby bitterbunny

    1-3 i have three different sizes of olfa mats that i LOVE to use

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.22 PMby swankypot

    0 times – I don’t own one…yet!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.17 PMby littleharvey94

    I don’t own one.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.10 PMby Patty Goczalk

    1-3 times a week. I wish it was more but pesky work gets in the way!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.09 PMby catran

    1-3 times. Currently, I don’t have much space for it since I just moved and still unpacking. It’s a wonderful tool to have!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.09 PMby 09extrastuff

    Almost every day, multiple times on the weekend when I do the majority of my sewing. Due to use and age I did wear out a cutting mat and several rotary cutters. I use the speciality blades that make zigzag or wavy edges when making fleece baby blankets. Olfa is my preference.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.05 PMby joen

    1-3 times. I only have a small cutting matt so I can only use it on smaller project pieces :( Would love to win this prize so I could use my rotary cutter more often!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.02 PMby ealis

    Currently 0 times a week. I currently don’t own one, but I have been researching different brands. Winning this OLFA set would make me a customer for life.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.56 PMby mcglen8

    When I’m piecing a quilt, 10+; otherwise, I’d say 1-3. I need a new and bigger cutting mat, but then of course, I’ll need a new and bigger table.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.54 PMby captain-obvious

    1-3 times. I would use it more it I was better at cutting with it but I would never have attempted bias tape without it.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.53 PMby stefilu

    I don’t own one but I’m sure it would make my sewing easier ;)

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.52 PMby boomer57

    Right now I have been focused on apparel sewing and haven’t mastered cutting out the fabric with a rotary cutter, so I only use a rotary cutter about 1-3 times a week. I have been eyeing the rotary circle cutter as I hope to do a patchwork/applique skirt that would incorporate circles.

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