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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 21, 2011, 02.33 AMby tsedai

    I probably use my rotary cutter 4-6 times a week. I make a lot of skating costumes, and the rotary cutter gives a much cleaner edge to the skirt than I could ever get using regular scissors.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 02.30 AMby pgf

    I use rotary cutters probably 10+ times a week. I have several different blade designs for fabric, and for paper cutting-which I use almost every day. I would like to try that circle cutter because the one I have is not that effective.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 02.29 AMby gedaste

    I use it 1-3 times/week depending on the project!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 02.26 AMby myownnamebrand

    0 times. I’m a sewing newbie, but I’d LOVE to own one!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 02.22 AMby manda-mae

    I use a rotary cutter every day at work…but I don’t have one of my own!!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 02.20 AMby Doreen Linehan

    I use a rotary cutter once a month but hope to use one more often.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 02.20 AMby jshelby

    I usually use a rotary cutter 3 to 4 times on an average day. Can’t imagine not having one!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 02.17 AMby rachiedavis

    As often as I sew, so at least 2-4 each week. I really need to invest in a bigger cutting mat though. I just have a small one and I dull my knife by rolling off the mat onto the counter too often! I only started using a rotary cutter a few years ago, and can’t believe I have sewed for so long without one!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 02.17 AMby tvriz

    Depending on if I am working on a quilt, about 1-3 times a week. Rotary cutters are so handy and accurate, and its great for even non-quilting projects, such as squaring up fabric for projects such as making pillow cases. They’re great!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 02.16 AMby taiwo .

    0 times – I do not own a rotary cutter

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    Dec 21, 2011, 02.14 AMby cindylovestosew

    I use a rotary cutter about 4 – 6 six times a week.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 02.10 AMby stacystemp

    0 times because I do not own one. I’d love to win this!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 02.10 AMby sarahliz

    I currently use my rotary cuttery very rarely (less than once a week, but more than never). I’m realizing, though, that imprecise cutting is causing me lots of grief so I just bought a bigger mat and will use it more often.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 02.09 AMby stacystemp

    0 times because I do not own one. I’d love to win this!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 02.09 AMby TeresaIves

    I love my Olaf cutter.and mat. As I’ve gotten older, it makes the cutting job easier on the wrists.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 02.06 AMby hansenla

    4 – 6 times a week, sometimes more…anytime I’m sewing!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 02.03 AMby jennymachete

    Every single day multiple times a day. I work for a designer and we are always cutting something with the rotaries weather it’s paper or fabric… even a combination of both.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 01.45 AMby madrid64

    Approximately 1-3 times per week! Love my rotary cutter. I believe it is one of THE best inventions for seamstresses and crafters everywhere! I have been wanting a circle cutter for awhile now.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 01.40 AMby tina-c

    I would say it averages out to 1 – 3 times per week.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 01.39 AMby blackpearl05

    i would love to experience using those…thank u :)

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    Dec 21, 2011, 01.26 AMby simonewarrior

    Please make my Christmas… I cut 10+ times I do have a rotary cutter but my blades go dull pretty quick so I end up using my fabric scissors even more. My roary cutter I think is a cheap version because the blade loosens and wobbles and several times it has cause grievous mistakes in my projects shaking head with a sigh it would be nice to have quality equipment and the board and circle cutter OMG would be “sew” awesome!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 01.22 AMby AudioDisco

    I probably use mine two to three times a week… I use it often enough it sits on the coffee table with my scissors.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 01.21 AMby rubyroseboutique

    I could not live without my rotary cutter & mat! One for circles would definitely make life easier, lol. How often I use depends on how often I can work in my sewing room… But when I am sewing I use my rotary tools 10+ And for anyone that sews and doesn’t own one… Go out and get one! Won’t regret it :)

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    Dec 21, 2011, 01.19 AMby vickijd

    I would have to go with 1-3 times per week. Don’t get to sew everyday. But I promise to do more…. ;)

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    Dec 21, 2011, 01.17 AMby redlumbb

    I use a rotary cutter 4-6 time a week. Always when quilting, and for most of my other sewing projects.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 01.17 AMby headmom30

    Hmmm, I use a rotary cutter every time I’m at the cutting board…every day? no. Every week, yes! My answer is 1-3 times a week.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 01.16 AMby anothersewingmama

    I usually use scissors but I want to learn rotary cutting, it seems people love it. I have only used one a couple of times.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 01.11 AMby dewreb

    Hmm, somewhere between 0-1. I own one, but I don’t cut patterns every week! Do most people on burdastyle cut patterns every week? That’s a lot of cutting!

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    Dec 21, 2011, 01.06 AMby iron-on

    10+ Olfa rotary cutters are the best thing since sliced bread.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 01.06 AMby gwendoleng

    I’d say 7-9 times. I love my rotary cutter! I use up blades a bit too quickly, though—probably all the velvet and faux-leather’s fault. Would love to win!

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