Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: 18mm rotary cutter

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    858
    Blog Entries
    20

    18mm rotary cutter

    How many have the 18mm rotary cutter and do you use it much? I'm pretty new to quilting and am trying to decide if I want to put one of these on my wish list for christmas. I don't want to get one then not use it. I have 2 of the 45mm rotary cutters and love them. Help!!!!!!!!!!! please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Vonda-Texas MiMi of 4 Beautiful Grandbabies

  2. #2
    Super Member JenniePenny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    3,749
    Do you mean the 28mm size? I haven't heard of the 18mm.
    What kind of quilts and what size pieces do you typically cut? I have the 28mm size and find that it is best suited for
    paper piecing because of the small fabric pieces. By the way,I don't do much paper piecing.
    "He who masters the grey everyday is a hero."


    https://www.etsy.com/shop/PeachPalaceDesigns

  3. #3
    Super Member Sheila_H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Posts
    1,071
    I use my 45mm I've never bought the other one I also have a 60mm one but tend to use the 45mm every day. I've only been quilting myself for a couple of yrs. If you look at most class supply lists they pretty much all say bring a 45mm blade to class

  4. #4
    Super Member Sheila_H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Posts
    1,071
    There is an 18mm blade I don't know what you'd use it for though its really small
    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny View Post
    Do you mean the 28mm size? I haven't heard of the 18mm. What kind of quilts and what size pieces do you typically cut? I have the 28mm size and find that it is best suited for paper piecing because of the small fabric pieces. By the way,I don't do much paper piecing.

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Sturbridge, Ma
    Posts
    4,017
    Yes there is an 18mm Olfa rotary cutter.
    I am finding the 28mm very useful and am using it for most cutting except multiple layers. Works great for one or two layers and possibly 3 or 4.

  6. #6
    Super Member quiltsRfun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    6,050
    I bought the 18mm cutter thinking it would work for a circular template I have. It didn't work because the screw holding the blade is so low that the blade won't fit next to the edge of the template. I never use it.

  7. #7
    Super Member ghostrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    4,057
    I have a 28mm and a 60mm, and use the 28mm for almost everything I cut. Someday I'll treat myself to a 45mm, but only so I can use the decorative edge blades for art quilts. I really, really want a circle cutter, but Santa has forgotten where I live so it'll be awhile before I see one of those.

    If you think you'd like a smaller cutter than what you have now, you might want to consider the 28mm instead of the 18mm. I love the control I have with it and it easily cuts curves, too.
    The Earth without art is just "Eh".

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Dillsburg, PA
    Posts
    315
    I just bought the 18mm cutter today and am using it to cut the wedges for my Christmas table topper. I'm cutting around the shape that I traced on to the template plastic sheeting. It is working okay for that but I CAN see that it wouldn't work with the regular plastic template since they are thicker.

  9. #9
    Super Member karenpatrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Rosedale, Indiana
    Posts
    1,994
    The smallest I have is the 28mm and I only use it for cutting curves.

  10. #10
    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    8,479
    The 18 was supposed to make it possible to cut tight curves. I found it to be almost useless. I perferd sissors over that tiny cutter. I have three cutters 60, 45 and 28 ... use the 60 the most !

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.