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Thread: Quilt Tools, Tips & Opinions

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    community benefactor stevendebbie25's Avatar
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    I'd love to ask anyone, about a wide variety of quilt tools from rotaries, rulers, aids, and even books & magazines.
    There are so many on the market, and I know some who have a dozen different seam rippers. And some will swear by one product after having tried several. It would sure help "Newbies" and all quilters, to hear the opinions of others on these tools.

    To start us off, I'd like to ask about rotaries. What do you use, and why? I've got an assortment of sizes of Olfa rotaries, and love the tiny one for nipping off my points at seams. I love the large one for cutting polar fleece. I love the auto blade cover (release the handle and it covers the blade) for classes so I don't get caught with an open blade on my table. But I LOVE my Gingher as these blades stay 'sharp'! I have made a King, 3 queen, 6 full & a lap, plus have 3 twins cut, all on one blade...amazing! And I recently realized, use the Gingher blade in the same size handle of my "release" Olfa. Dah! Ok, I'm not the sharpest pin in my pincushion.

    And yes, I am trying to become a recovering "gadget" junky. :roll: :roll:

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    I love Olfa cutters also! All sizes!

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    I love the quilt in your 'name photo', what pattern is this? Any special ruler needed? :thumbup:

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    Sorry, I also wanted to ask about these two items, bigger ticket, would like info from actual users not ads...
    AccuQuilt cutter and the Sizzix cutter???

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    I mainly use Olfa as my daughter bought it for me but I also use a blade sharpener when I feel my cutting is getting more difficult.

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    My favorite cutter is an Olfa with the yellow handle that was the first cutter I bought about 24 years ago. I have a Clover and a Fiskar, but keep coming back to "old faithful".

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    I love my Olfa rotary cutters the best. I have not tried Gingher. I have a Fiskars with retractible blade but I don't think it cuts as well. I love the release on my Olfa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevendebbie25
    Sorry, I also wanted to ask about these two items, bigger ticket, would like info from actual users not ads...
    AccuQuilt cutter and the Sizzix cutter???
    There are a lot of threads about the Accuquilt cutter. Use the "search" option up above. Sizzix is used more by paper crafters. The dies are not interchangeable between the two cutters.

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    I guess I am what you would call a gadget junkie or notions nut. LOL Yep I'm the one who has better than a doz rippers.
    I am down to just 10 rottery cutters right now. and about 7 matts. I love, love, love trying out new goodies!

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    Love my Gingher rotary cutters. All 3 of them. 1 on my cutting table, 1 in my carry to quilting tote and 1 stays in my sewing room.

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