Are you in search of a rotary cutter to use for your next quilting project? If so, you’ve come to the right place! This blog post is your guide to rotary cutters and will help you find the best rotary cutter for quilting and sewing. We’ll look at several types of rotary cutters available and their features. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced quilter, this guide will help you find the best rotary cutter for your needs.
If you’re looking for a quilting rotary cutter that offers comfort, precision, and safety, the Olfa 45mm Deluxe Rotary Cutter is a great choice. We love this ergonomically designed rotary cutter for its comfortable grip and titanium-coated blade. It’s a rotary cutter designed with efficiency and safety in mind.
When you’re ready to start cutting for your next quilting project, just squeeze the handle to engage the blade. When you release the handle, the blade will store itself for safety. Another popular version is the Olfa 45mm Large Classic Rotary Cutter, which is an ambidextrous design with a high-quality tungsten carbide tool steel for unparalleled sharpness and superior edge retention.
The Olfa Splash Rotary Cutters come in five different designs, including four different colors and one ergonomic style. Thanks to the quick blade change feature, you can simply slide the blade-lock down to release the old blade, load new blade, and re-secure blade-lock to begin cutting again. This gives you efficient and precise cutting for all your quilting projects!
Like the other 45mm rotary cutters, The Olfa Splash Rotary Cutters are ambidextrous, which means it’s good for both left-handed and right-handed quilters! This includes the ergonomic cutter, and you can see how in this short video. The design of these rotary cutters allows them to pair well with Stripology Rulers.
Olfa’s 60mm Rotary Cutter is able to cut through six layers of fabric and difficult materials. We love this rotary cutter for working with thicker supplies like flannel or canvas fabrics! The blade is made of high-quality tungsten carbide tool steel for unparalleled sharpness and can handle cutting through several layers of fabric at once!
The smaller Olfa 28mm Quick-Change Rotary Cutter and Olfa 18mm Rotary Cutter are both excellent for use on cutting curves for your quilt piecing or cutting out fabrics for garment sewing. The Olfa 18mm Rotary Cutter is especially good for applique work and miniatures.
Rotary Cutter Safety
Knowing how to use your rotary cutter safely is important to prevent any injuries. The first thing is to make sure you’re cutting on the correct surface. Cutting mats are the safest option to place the fabric on when cutting for your quilting projects.
Additionally, Your blade should always be kept retracted while not in use. This prevents any accidental cuts that could happen when picking up or handling the rotary cutter. When you are ready to use your rotary cutter, make sure that your fingers are away from the blade as you extend or release it.
It is important to remember to never force a cut with the rotary cutter! Instead, let the blade do all the work for you.
To get the cleanest cut possible, keep the rotary cutter aligned straight along the cut line or ruler that you are using. Make sure to rotate the fabric if needed in order to keep your hand away from the blade, and plan each cut with safety in mind.
Learn more about safely using a rotary cutter in the Ultimate Beginner Quilt series for Fat Quarter Shop’s YouTube Channel.
Cut To The Chase Rotary Cutter Case
The Cut to the Good Stuff Rotary Case is a hardshell, zippered case with an elastic band and mesh pocket for storage. It’s large enough to fit two 60mm rotary cutters or some thread spools, scissors and sewing accessories you can’t live without. With a light but rigid EVA shell, tote your things about without a worry and just “cut to the good stuff. It comes in lime, pink, and blue.
Rotary Cutter Giveaway – CLOSED
Update 4/14: Congratulations to our winners Patti Marques,
Susan Currie, and Elaine M! Check your emails!
And now for a giveaway! Here’s your chance to win an Olfa Splash Rotary Cutter and a Cut to the Chase Rotary Cutter Case in this blog post! To enter, leave a comment below telling us which rotary cutter you use the most or have on your wishlist!
- Leave a comment on THIS post to enter
- The giveaway ends on April 13, 2023, at 11:59 CST
- Three winners will be chosen at random on April 14, 2023
- Open to all – both US and international
- We will notify the winners by email and update this post