Do you remember life before rotary cutters?
The first bed sized quilt that I pieced and quilted in the early 1980s was a log cabin. I received a gifted box of scraps from a neighbor. I used an old yard stick and a pencil to draw parallel lines on my fabric, cut them out with an 8” pair of old dress making shears. I still have this log cabin quilt, but what a CHORE that was!
Then rotary cutters entered my life and there was no turning back. By far I think the invention of the rotary cutter is the greatest tool known to quilters. How many of us would NOT be quilting today if it weren’t for the rotary cutter!
And this is where Olfa comes in.
It’s the 35th anniversary of the event that made OLFA a well known word in every quilter’s vocabulary. And we are celebrating with a giveaway!
Rotary cutters don’t work by themselves – they require a partner – the Olfa Mat!
Happy Birthday, Olfa!
To celebrate, we are drawing for one lucky winner of the olfa gift pack shown here!
Leave me a comment telling me what year you first discovered rotary cutters! ((And how many of us have scars to prove it?? If you have a scar from a mishap…tell me that too! LOL!))
We’ll be drawing for this winner on Sunday Evening, July 20th! I’ll be back home from the cabin after dropping Mickey back at the airport!
Leave your comment in the comments section below on this post only. I will be using the random number generator to draw our lucky winner. If you are signing as anonymous, please leave your name and email address or we will have to draw again if we cannot contact you. That also goes for those of you who don’t show your email address in your blogger or google profile. No contact, no win!
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So what’s been going on here?
Lisa and Mickey are in the house!
I got busy sewing super secret stuff!!
And there were lots of yummies to keep our sewing strength up!
More photos to come ---
Love from Buck Mountain!