This year, OLFA is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the rotary cutter. Can you remember quilting without the rotary cutter? I’ve always used one and can’t imagine having to cut everything by scissors. That would be tedious and boring. I’ve only created one pattern that needed to be cut by hand and vowed never again.
To help celebrate, OLFA asked me if I’d like to design a block for their celebratory quilt. Here is my original design, CUT.
I’m really happy with how it turned out. There were only two requirements: the block had to finish at 6″ square and include some yellow. You might recognize the fabrics from my Delightful Stars quilt.
Accuracy is key as some of the pieces are only 1″ wide when cut and the squares are cut at 1.5″. It’s small, so you only need a tiny amount of fabric too.
I know you’ll want to make CUT too, so I’ve created a free tutorial. It’s super easy to follow and this block goes together very quickly. Download the tutorial here.
OLFA has generously offered a couple of gifts for one of my lucky readers to win. Inlcuded is a small self-healing cutting mat, perfect for paper piecing or squaring up blocks at your machine, and a 28mm rotary cutter that makes cutting curves a breeze.
To enter the give-away, leave a comment below answering: “What are your weekend sewing plans?”. I’ll choose one random winner next Wednesday, July 30th. The winner will be notified via email.
Congratulations to the winner, #15 Nicole. An email has been sent to her. Thanks everyone for participating.
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