The time has come to replace my rotary cutter that was given to me over 20 yrs ago. I've put it off long enough, it's becoming dangerous to use. My old one has been dropped on the tile floor one to many times, it has more dents and scratches than a Walmart shopping cart wheel. Even with a new blade she was stiff. I've tried cleaning, oiling and even used graphite powder to help make her smooth rolling, but no such luck. The overall design of the Olfa rotary cutter has pretty much stayed the same, but the new colors are much more appealing. And let me tell you the new one rolls and cuts SO NICE.
I've had a couple other brands of rotary cutters over the years. They too were gifts, and then re-gifted because they just didn't feel right in my hand even though they were sold as more ergonomically correct.
The sewing box above was a given to me when I was 18, that was a few years ago, it's older than my rotary cutter.
Well inside is the free label that came with one of the old Olfa rotary cutters. It's been pinned there since the day I got it. I thought it was ugly, and didn't see a reason to put any type of label on my quilts. Funny how things change. These days almost every quilt I make gets a label or at least signed with a sharpie pen.
Even though my old Olfa is no longer being used she'll still have a place in my sewing box. We've made a lot of memories together.
Do you have a favorite tool that you just can bare to replace?
~ Lea Anne ~Pin It