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Thread: Looking for a circle cutter

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    Looking for a circle cutter

    I love making quilts and decoupage quilted floor cloths that feature circles. I bought an Olfa circle cutter, but this only lasted through one quilt before a small plastic piece broke and it is no longer useable. I've been looking online for a reliable circle cutter and the one that seems to get the best reviews is the EK Success Circle Scissor Pro.

    Does anyone have one of these? Does it work well and hold up? If not, what circle cutter do you have that works for you? I'd love to get an Accuquilt, but just can't justify spending that kind of money for the use I'd get out of it.

    Any help or opinions on circle cutters would be appreicated.
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    Have you tried to contact Olfa to see if they will repair/replace their cutter? Couldn't hurt.
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    sorry yours broke- i've been using my olfa circle cutter for 8 or 9 years now- it works great when i need it- which isn't that often-but it does get used-
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    There are also ruler that are for circle cutting. Have you checked those out? I don't have one but, have heard great things about them. I have the Olfa circle cutter like you have. Good Luck with your search.
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    http://www.missouriquiltco.com/easy-...-hultgren.html
    here is the one i use and i love that i can have so many sizes... you do need to purchase a 28mm rotary cutter to get into the little grooves, but i find that this makes a very accurate circle... so if you cut several of one size, they will all match...

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    Quote Originally Posted by deemail View Post
    http://www.missouriquiltco.com/easy-...-hultgren.html
    here is the one i use and i love that i can have so many sizes... you do need to purchase a 28mm rotary cutter to get into the little grooves, but i find that this makes a very accurate circle... so if you cut several of one size, they will all match... I use this all the time for the 'circle on interfacing' iron on method for quarter circle blocks (Drunkard's Path), (by the way, white on white cirles make adorable circles... the kids all decorated their own naked snowmen blocks... moon over the mountain... lots of uses for this ruler...
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    http://www.missouriquiltco.com/easy-...-hultgren.html
    here is the one i use and i love that i can have so many sizes... you do need to purchase a 28mm rotary cutter to get into the little grooves, but i find that this makes a very accurate circle... so if you cut several of one size, they will all match... I use this all the time for the 'circle on interfacing' iron on method for quarter circle blocks (Drunkard's Path), (by the way, white on white cirles make adorable snowmen... the kids all decorated their own naked snowmen blocks... moon over the mountain... lots of uses for this ruler...

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    I use a 14 inch my husbands friend cut for me out of plexiglass for table toppers. Before that I used cake decorating cake cardboards.

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    sorry about duplicates... tried to delete the extras and it just kept saving another... i thought i fixed it....

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    I have the Olfa circle cutter and have never had a problem. Sorry yours broke! I also have these templates. Bought them because they were on clearance and have never used them. Forgot I had the Olfa!

    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...ID=xprd1130653
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