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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, 03.49 PMby corvus

    0. I don’t own one, but I’d be sure to use it if I did.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.49 PMby corarae

    Probably only 1-3x & that’s only becouse I need more practice at using a rotary tool.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.44 PMby blueeyedgenius13

    0 times! sadly, i don’t have a rotary cutter. i can imagine the possibly though. maybe someone will get it for me off my wishlist. until then, my “quaint,” imperfect circles will have to do.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.43 PMby jenss-1

    I dream of green. I have a rotary cutter, which I would use for many projects, but I only have a tiny craft-size cutting matte. (Didn’t think about that issue when I got the rotary cutter)! So, I will have to say that I use the rotary cutter 1-3 times a week at the most—primarily because I’m limited to small cutting projects right now. I’d like to use it for cutting out larger projects, like Burda patterns, but that’s somewhere in the future!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.43 PMby rshelly13

    If I am working on a sewing project, I use my olfa. I would say 5, if I were deep into a project.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.43 PMby smith7387

    0 times – I do not own a rotary cutter

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.40 PMby Timea Schmidt

    0 times.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.39 PMby heidilea

    I have never used a rotary cutter, though, my husband says watching people use them is pretty neat. One day, when I have the funding I’ll invest in one. I understand that they are better to use with certain fabrics and you don’t get shifting like you do with scissors.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.33 PMby jmelsha

    I use the fabric one 1-3 times per week. I have a second one for paper, which does not get used as frequently. The cutters and the mat are great tools.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.29 PMby sherlyk

    I would say I use a rotary cutter 1-3 times a week, and switching blades between sewing projects and paper projects.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.27 PMby siminators

    I don’t use a rotary cutter – sadly I don’t have one (yet). Though I have used one before and it was fantastic. I could get so much more done with one!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.26 PMby oddduck

    I use one 1-3 times a week

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.22 PMby flowergirl3

    I use a rotary cutter 0 times a week because I don’t own one yet. The rotary cutter and cutting mat are on my wish list for sewing supplies. I would use them every week if I owned them.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.22 PMby mishe12

    whoa, just about everyday!!!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.21 PMby lennert

    I don’t have one but I’d love to try it out!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.20 PMby foursquarewalls

    Probably 1-3 times, or more depending on how many squares and strips I have to make for a particular project,

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.19 PMby thecraftyone

    I havent sewn anything lately but when I was sewing regularly I would have to say 7-9 times a week

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.18 PMby vector

    Probably 0 times a week. I do own a rotary cutting but my mat is so small is impractical to use for larger projects.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.18 PMby p1ppy1

    1-3 times. I have to switch blades when my husband uses it for paper. Would be nice to pass my old one on to him.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.17 PMby jrees09

    I use one maybe 1-3 times.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.14 PMby lejn

    I don’t own one and this isn’t the worst thing. The worst thing is that you can not buy it in my country. =,,(

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.10 PMby gracemyrtle

    Ha! Hard to answer this one since I do my sewing in batches. When I have an order for tutus I end up cutting for several hours over several days! Could not get by without my mat and rotary cutter.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.09 PMby queijada

    4-6 times…what was life like before rotary cutters?

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.07 PMby mlssfshn

    I have one but haven’t used it in a while I’ve been wanting an electric rotary cutter for a while.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.06 PMby girlsinitaly

    0 times because I don’t own one, but I would love to try it out!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.05 PMby kallers

    1-3 times. I love my rotary cutter. Such a time saver!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.03 PMby lhartup

    4-6 times. I don’t know how I survived without one!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 03.00 PMby thisdamselflies

    I use a rotary cutter almost every time I cut out fabric or a pattern, but since my time is limited because of my full-time job and two dogs, I’d say that ends up being 1-3 times a week.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 02.59 PMby SewSunshine

    Depending on the week, as many as 15 times but an average of 4-6. Lately I’ve been using the rotary cutter when cutting aout garments, I used to only use it for quilting, now I use it in everything I sew.

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