Ah, texture. Such a wonderful thing. And one of my favorite things about quilting.
It’s been nice to be able to enjoy some of my quilts since getting them back recently. I finished my aerial cover sample right before her launch in Kansas City, and she’s been touring quilt shops ever since. So we haven’t had much time together outside of her making.
While laying it out yesterday, I was reminded of how much I love texture and my obsession with it in this project.
I am also one of those people who enjoys both sides of a quilt, especially when the back allows you to see the front in a different way.
Also recently, I have been killing rotary cutters. I’m not sure if I’m using the wrong type, using them the wrong way, or just totally unaware of my own brute strength, but I’m on my third in about 2 months.
I’m down to the little guy on the right, and based on my track record with the big ones, he’s not going to last long.
I’m taking recommendations…
Hi Carolyn –
Before I make a recommendation, what is actually wrong with them?
Hope I can help…..
Hi Phoebe – It’s always the same thing. The part that locks the blade in the cutting position breaks, which means the blade won’t stay out when trying to make a cut. I guess it’s just a really weak part of the design?…
Try the Omnigrid Safety Rotary cutter…. It has a retractable blade cover that doesn’t really lock. What I mean is that the blade only comes out when you press down. That’s my favorite, and what I recommend to all my beginners. And it works for right handed or left handed people!
Awesome, thanks for the suggestion! I’ll definitely give that one a try.
Jemellia Hilfiger says
For my 5 years in the craft, I have only used Olfa, I prefer the ergonomic 45mm.
great! thanks for the suggestion!
Cathy Fowler says
I use the Olfa cutter. I’ve had the same one for 3 years. Never a problem (as long as I actually change the blade regularly). Safe too. http://www.olfa.com/RotaryCuttersList.aspx?C=2
Congrats on the fabric line. It is lovely. Can’t wait to use some. But why no bright green in the crosshatch??
Also good to know, Cathy! Thanks!
And big thanks for your love on the fabric line! Sorry for not having a green hatch. There are a lot of factors that go into what makes the final cut, but maybe in the future…
I’m still using our old Dritz cutter that we’ve had for probably 20 years. Not a lot of safety features as you can tighten down the screw to keep the blade in place when you’re done and that’s it. I just keep changing the blades and it keeps working.
Your new line is dreamy. I love all of it and can’t wait to get my hands on some.
Thanks so much, Jeifner!