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Thread: I found a circle cutter, and it works wonders :wink:

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    Senior Member 3TreeFrog's Avatar
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    Saturday, I bought an Olfa, Circle Rotary Cutter and let me tell you it has saved me! I was able to cut 60 X 3 5/8" circles in less than 15 minutes!:thumbup: Yes you read that right, 60 circles in less than 15 minutes! :thumbup: I LOVE IT! :lol: The cutter takes the 18mm blade and is well worth every penny I paid for it!

    For a demo on the product, go to www.olfa.com and believe me, it works just like the demo!

    TreeFrog

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    Thank You...always wonder about new products....don't have to now....

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    Thank you for the product information and link and for sharing your speedy cutting results with us. Good luck with your quilt and share your progress of your project with us in pictures if possible.

    Maybe you need a new name: Speedy TreeFrog!!

    Pam M

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    I bought one of those at Joann's with a 40% coupon but have never used it. I'll have to get it out and play!!!!!!!!!

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    thats pretty cool, will you post pics of your WIP?

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    lol 15 min. special have to love that :)

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    It's a good tool, but a bit tricky to learn.....I found the secret is to move fast, and keep the wrist level by moving your arm from the elbow. Do a few practise turns before pressing down for the actual cutting.
    I love the clean cut circles. If using a fusible, apply it to the fabric before cutting.

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    I love this cutter. I use it with my Boston Revolver. Just position the cutter, hold steady, then turn the Revolver with the other hand. No wrist movement required.

    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by qltncat
    I love this cutter. I use it with my Boston Revolver. Just position the cutter, hold steady, then turn the Revolver with the other hand. No wrist movement required.

    Linda
    That's interesting....I'll try it with my revolving mat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramalama9
    It's a good tool, but a bit tricky to learn.....I found the secret is to move fast, and keep the wrist level by moving your arm from the elbow. Do a few practise turns before pressing down for the actual cutting.
    I love the clean cut circles. If using a fusible, apply it to the fabric before cutting.
    Gramalama
    I didn't use a fusing to the back of any of my fabrics, and cut 2 layers at a time! I was then flying on cloud nine! Simply put, I love it!

    TreeFrog

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    Yep, I can see how you could do that.
    I have just finished the 6th of 7 rag quilts for my granddaughters and each one is different. The circle cutter I used for 3 of them, circles graduating from 2 1/2 in to 5.
    It has certainly made my life easier.....BUT....I still maintain it takes practice. And I agree with everyone....it's a great tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramalama9
    Yep, I can see how you could do that.
    I have just finished the 6th of 7 rag quilts for my granddaughters and each one is different. The circle cutter I used for 3 of them, circles graduating from 2 1/2 in to 5.
    It has certainly made my life easier.....BUT....I still maintain it takes practice. And I agree with everyone....it's a great tool.

    Gramalama

    You are correct, it is a great tool, and with a little practice anyone can use it! I love it!

    TreeFrog

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    Good to know. Would it work on denim?

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    I don't have a Boston, but thought perhaps I could use your method with my revolving mat.....not......
    Maybe I'm not doing it right, but just couldnt coordinate the turning and the holding nd the pressing....whatever.
    Or perhaps, I can't do it without a Boston. Just don't know. Will you do a tutorial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramalama9
    I don't have a Boston, but thought perhaps I could use your method with my revolving mat.....not......
    Maybe I'm not doing it right, but just couldnt coordinate the turning and the holding nd the pressing....whatever.
    Or perhaps, I can't do it without a Boston. Just don't know. Will you do a tutorial?
    I'll do a tutorial. Can't until this weekend though, and I'll have to figure out how to do a tutorial on QB. By the way, I don't really have a Boston Revolver brand, I have a cutting mat on a bamboo lazy susan.

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    Oh yeah....it works on any fabric....IF you do it right...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnative
    Good to know. Would it work on denim?
    I will go down to the sewing room and check it out on Denim. I will post the answer in a bit!

    TreeFrog

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    Thanks for the info!

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