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Old 07-15-2010, 07:15
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Michaels usually has a 40% off coupon in the sunday times...
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I also have the Olfa rotary cutter and as PP said, worth EVERY penny! Buy a pack a blade replacements at the same time though, I run through the blades wicked fast cutting polyester.
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I got the olfa off ebay new for 8.00. They come up every so often. They are not too bad at Joann's with a coupon. I love that cutter!
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definitely cut through several layers at once! since the edges aren't seen, the cuts don't have to be perfect
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I will be going to Michael's this weekend!! Thanks ladies

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As most of you know I make a couple hundred singed flowers EVERY WEEK and I have used the olfa rotary cutter and it is a life saver, I can cut about 8 layers of fabric at a time, I do go through a LOT of rotary blades but my fingers dont hurt from the cutting!!!!
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Very easy to use. You can cut a couple of circles at a time. It's like using that thing in we used in school to make perfect circles with a pencil (can't think of the name of it.) LOL
it's a compass...I was using one yesterday...but not for circles
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it's a compass...I was using one yesterday...but not for circles
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I couldn't remember for the life of me.
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I bought an OLFA circle cutter, but for the life of me cannot get it to work. What am I doing wrong? I put it on an OLFA self healing mat, and when I turn it, it doesn't cut through all the time.
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OK...so I folded and layered, used a cardboard circle as a template, and cut w/ scissors. But I'm definately going to have to get a rotary cutter for in the future. They're not all perfect, but like someone said, you don't see the edges anyway. After I cut the circles for the kanzashis, I folded/layered again and cut smaller circles w/ my template for covered buttons out of the leftover fabric. I had started out by (laugh w/ me) tracing the circle one by one all over the fabric and cutting one by one.
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