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Thread: Tula Pink Rotary Cutter

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    Tula Pink Rotary Cutter

    Wondering if anybody has one of these and what you think? Thinking that I'm getting sucked in by how pretty it is. TIA.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Tula-Pink-Ergo...+rotary+cutter

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    I don't think it's pretty enough for that price. If it had diamonds on it maybe haha
    I really like my Martelli rotary cutter. But I also like my Olfas

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    Wow, that is a bit pricey! Paying for her name--- not me.......

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    $69.00 on ebay

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    I have switched from a regular 45 to the smaller bladed and handled one. I have better control and grip since the handle end fits in palm of my hand. I don't think I will go back to the longer handled ones no matter how pretty they are.

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    I bought that one and returned it. It is heavy and my old gingher does a better job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PamelaOry View Post
    I bought that one and returned it. It is heavy and my old gingher does a better job.
    Thanks so much Pamela, that's good to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshaKay View Post
    $69.00 on ebay
    Maybe in the US, but not here.

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    I'm bemused by the amount of designers with tools on the market. I do occasionally go for "pretty" if the spirit moves me but have no intention of buying lots of tools with names attached.

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    I'll stick with my yellow one from Joanns. It works great and I probably got it 50% off with a coupon.
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    I rarely buy anything with a name or brand on it as it only adds to the cost. My only exceptions are a cup or t shirt with the name of a town on it that we may be visiting when on vacation.

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    My fiskars works great for me.
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    I got the Quilter's Select rotary cutter as a gift and I really like it. It took a little time to get use to it. I think the Tula Pink one is almost the same. The weight makes a big difference, no pressing down required. Just glide it along the fabric and it cuts. I don't like the plastic light ones at all now. I have to press and I can tell how it bothers my hand afterward. My view is not to listen to anyone that hasn't actually used one. The quality may be worth the price. I think the QS one is worth it for me. I bought another one for my traveling notion tote.
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    I would want to hold and try it first before any purchase. I reach for the 60mm cutter most times now. It's more comfortable in my hand and easier cuts for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    I got the Quilter's Select rotary cutter as a gift and I really like it. It took a little time to get use to it. I think the Tula Pink one is almost the same. The weight makes a big difference, no pressing down required. Just glide it along the fabric and it cuts. I don't like the plastic light ones at all now. I have to press and I can tell how it bothers my hand afterward. My view is not to listen to anyone that hasn't actually used one. The quality may be worth the price. I think the QS one is worth it for me. I bought another one for my traveling notion tote.
    Thank you. These definitely look interesting and may be very helpful for me.

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    I was taken back by the price - I have 2 ergonomic cutters (bought one and the other was given to me) and I can't tell any different than my original yellow Olfa cutter. Have you seen it in person? Is there a place you can go and try it?

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    Onebyone makes very good points. Don’t be put off by the price alone. Especially if you have been quilting a while and already have some $$ invested... Good quality tools ready do make a difference. We want to enjoy what we are doing here and a good rotary cutter could make a world of difference......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fizzle View Post
    Onebyone makes very good points. Don’t be put off by the price alone. Especially if you have been quilting a while and already have some $$ invested... Good quality tools ready do make a difference. We want to enjoy what we are doing here and a good rotary cutter could make a world of difference......
    I 2nd this! You only live once and sometimes we just want what we want - and that's ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    My fiskars works great for me.
    I always reach for one of my Fiskars over my others.
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    Not for me. If you need a rotary cutter and this is the best choice for you, go for it. I refuse to get tangled up in the Tula Pink craze. My guild is doing a Tula Pink block of the month. I am skipping it because I honestly don't care for the fabric enough to make that investment and it seems just too "trendy" for someone who has a deep stash that can be used without new purchases.

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    I think that pink finish is the 'signature' selling point. I do like the look.
    I thought about just getting the scissors...also expensive. Then I found these on Amazon. Similar scissors, nice case, better value.
    https://www.amazon.com/Fancystyle-Gr...scissors&psc=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    My fiskars works great for me.
    Fiskars work great for me too.
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    I have the Martelli ergonomic cutters and love them. I can cut a lot longer without the neck and shoulder pain I usually get. I got mine for a much lower price on Amazon, and have not regretted it for one second.
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