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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, 06.28 PMby roodles

    1-3 times a week (I’m a slow sewer..).

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    Dec 20, 2011, 06.26 PMby kayd4nce

    1-3 Times, my rotary cutter isn’t very good :(

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    Dec 20, 2011, 06.09 PMby Maria Muscarella

    Zero— I had not idea this existed! How cool!!!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 06.07 PMby megmcg

    0 times – I do not own a rotary cutter, and I want one sooo bad.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 06.05 PMby saxysarah

    1-3 or 4-6 depending on the week. I do a lot of quilting and it’s pretty essential for that. That circle cutter looks amazing, I have not used one of those before.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 06.02 PMby Amanda Cox

    0 i dont own one :(

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    Dec 20, 2011, 06.01 PMby flashabou

    Probably 1 to 3. I sew about 4 days a week but not always cutting :).I do use it a lot if I’m in a quilting spurt and lots of scraps to cut, cut, cut!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 05.59 PMby starymoon38

    0 i dont own one

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    Dec 20, 2011, 05.55 PMby lnderrart

    I don’t have a good pair of shears yet, so I have become master at using the rotary cutter for everything. I use them a ridiculous amount, 10+ for sure!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 05.51 PMby stephaniecake

    1 – 3 times… sadly I haven’t had time to do much sewing recently – life has gotten in the way of all my great holiday stitching plans. I have exclusively used my rotary cutter for straight cuts (i.e. quilting projects, bias binding strips, etc.) but I really want to give cutting out garment patterns a try.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 05.50 PMby vickit

    Oh gosh, I LOVE my rotary cutter and use it for everything. As far as how many times a week really depends on the week and if I’m doing much sewing or not. Most weeks I will use that rotary cutter over ten times because I rarely use scissors any longer.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 05.50 PMby klassykate

    0 times. It would be 10+ times if I owned one! =)

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    Dec 20, 2011, 05.49 PMby sewinglikecrazy

    Easily 10+ times a week, maybe even a day! It’s practically the only way I cut fabric.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 05.47 PMby babyjenn

    10+ especially around the holidays!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 05.43 PMby misscrayolacreepy

    1-3 times. If I sewed more then I would use it more. I’m not sewing enough!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 05.39 PMby abmoyer

    0 times- I want one!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 05.29 PMby DiahnHart

    4-6 times. I use rotary cutters pretty much exclusively.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 05.25 PMby Kasey McCourtney

    0 times – I don’t own one, but I did ask for one for Christmas.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 05.24 PMby Sewbig

    1 to 3 times. Haven’t tried the circle cutter, but would love to try it.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 05.23 PMby sunintheclouds

    Typically 1-3 times per week, however I need new blades constantly. My mom keeps “borrowing” my cutter and whenever I pick it up it is dull. Aaarrgh. Perhaps if I bought her a new one (she has several of her own) she’d stop using mine? My kids would never dream of using my cutters or scissors (they know there would be consequences) but how do you get your parent to follow those rules?

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    Dec 20, 2011, 05.22 PMby boppygreen

    0 times – I do not own a rotary cutter. A set like this has been on the wish list for a long time.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 05.20 PMby ninachan

    0 times :< but if I had one I’d use it all the time!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 05.15 PMby grainline

    Probably 4-6 times, it’s the only way to cut bias strips for necklines etc!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 05.13 PMby rose2983

    0 – my rotary cutter is dull and off-brand

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    Dec 20, 2011, 05.07 PMby breeps

    0! I am also lacking a rotary cutter. I use a dedicated pair of shears and my dining room table. Oh, to have a sewing room some day!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 05.04 PMby boydagoyl

    I do not own a rotary cutter but I reeeeeeally want one! I’ve been eyeing them for a while.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 05.02 PMby tario

    I use my rotary cutter probably 4-6 times a week. Despite it’s slash through the center and warped edge (where it hung over a car seat on a hot day – not recommended!) I would be lost without it.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 05.01 PMby qsogirl

    I use a rotary cutter whenever I can when I"m sewing. But I don’t sew all the time, so on average it’s probably 1-3 times per week.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.59 PMby lesthor

    At least once- it is amazing for complicated cuts and (the reason I got one in the first place) silks! Nothing gets warped by the scissors.

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    Dec 20, 2011, 04.58 PMby bekabug8

    1-3 times or every time i cut out a pattern

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