A while ago my sister told me about a "My Favorite Things" party she attended with some friends. Each person shares a favorite item in the price range of $5 - $7, and they each bring five of that item. Everyone swaps and goes home with five new things to try out. I thought the idea sounded really fun and decided to translate this into a blog feature this week. Throughout the week I will share a number of my favorite sewing items, both tools and fabrics, and why I love them. Make sure to come back here on Friday. I will be giving away many of these items at the end of the week with the help of some of my wonderful sponsors as well as a couple generous companies!
I have been through several rotary cutters since I started quilting. A couple wore out and a couple just didn't feel right in my hand. Almost two years ago I got this cutter and love it. It's still going strong. This is the Olfa 45mm Quick-Change Rotary Cutter.
I can use a rotary cutter equally well in both my right and left hands. This makes it super handy when cutting fabric for a project, but all my old rotary cutters were set up to be used in just one hand. This one has separate blade covers for the right and left side which means you can cut with either hand by just sliding down the correct blade cover. I take this to every Sewing Saturday our guild hosts because I don't like using any other rotary cutter. I realized I've become quite particular. It's definitely my favorite. When it wears out, I'll be buying another one. I'll write my name on that one as well, because I'm not about to lose it.
The kind people at Olfa donated one rotary cutter and a replacement blade for our giveaway on Friday! Details in a few days.