Monday, March 27, 2017

Rotary Cutting Tip | Giveaway

Hello! Today I have a fun tip to share with you that will help you save some time when you're sewing with strip sets! Whether you're making strip sets with two, three, or more fabrics, this tip will work for you!


I recently made quite a few strip sets for my Patchwork Garden quilt and was

able to save a lot of time using this method! First, use a good quality cutting mat, rotary cutter, and blade.  The good people from OLFA recently sent me a 12" x 17" Folding Cutting Mat, a purple Splash 45 MM Rotary Cutter, and a brand new 45MM Endurance Rotary Blade which cuts two times as long as the standard OLFA rotary blades (while these products were provided to me at no cost, all opinions expressed in this post are my own)!

The folding cutting mat is wonderful; it folds up small enough to easily travel with you to classes or retreats, and yet the seam is virtually undetectable when folded flat.


I had heard about the new OLFA Endurance Blade (the tungsten steel blade with the ability to cut up to 1,500 yards of fabric before dulling") and have been really excited to give this blade a try. You can pick up one of these blades for $12.99 at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and fine quilt shops featuring OLFA products around the country.



The tip I'd like to share with you today is a method for accurately cutting strip sets more quickly than cutting them one at a time.  First you'll want to sew your strip sets together. I'm demonstrating with strip sets using two different fabrics; I've pressed my seams open, but this technique also works if you've pressed your seams to one side.

Next, line up your strip sets, overlapping fabrics but making sure that seam allowances do not overlap.  Your pieces will look like the strip sets in the photo below.


Next, using your acrylic ruler, trim off one edge to even things up, and then place the ruler where needed for the size pieces you are cutting.


Make, your cut: you have successfully cut all of the pieces from each strip set at the same time with accuracy.


This is a view from the back side of the layered strip sets: notice that there is no overlapping of seam allowances.



You can effectively use this technique with strip sets when making 9-patch blocks,  4-patch blocks, or for any other blocks or pieces that are cut using strip sets!




I hope this has been a helpful tip for you! 


If you plan to attend AQS QuiltWeek®, one of the largest quilting events in the world, check out OLFA’s pop-up trail tent on April 27 -28, outside the National Quilt Museum. While testing the new 45MM Endurance Rotary Blade, QuiltWeek goers will be able to participate in a special project to benefit Quilts for Kids, a non-profit organization whose mission is transforming fabrics into patchwork quilts for children in need.

And...OLFA is giving one of my readers a 45MM Endurance Rotary Blade as well as a 45MM Splash Rotary cutter. Simply leave a comment on this post about your favorite project to make for spring decorating. 

And there is one more giveaway you'll want to know about:


Want to win a one-of-a-kind quilting adventure for two? Starting April 17, visit  www.OLFA.com/QuiltCruise to enter to win OLFA’s Quilt Cruise Sweepstakes*.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Sweepstakes starts April 17, 2017 12 p.m. CT and ends at 7/15/17 11:59:59 PM CT. Must be a legal resident of 50 US/DC and at least 18 years of age. For Official Rules, including how to enter, prize details and restrictions, visit www.olfa.com/quiltcruise. Prize includes transportation to cruise departure port. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: OLFA, NA distributed by World Kitchen, LLC, 9525 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Suite 300 Rosemont, IL 60018



NOTE: This post was sponsored by OLFA; however, all ideas and opinions expressed are my own.


 

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Caro said...

I'm Participating in the Happy Flower QAL, a perfect project for a spring-like quilt.

Patty D from NC said...

I love making new table runners!

Shaunna B said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love my Olfa rotary cutter, and I can't wait to try the new Endurance blades! I'd love to make some new pillow covers for my sofa this spring :)

Sherry Riggs said...

I love to make quilts with happy, springy colors to brighten up the house for Spring.

Margaret said...

I think one of my spring sewing projects will be to make an Easter bunny banner for my grandson. Then I will address the wip projects (sigh).

Paula Solfest said...

I love my endurance blade. It really does last longer.

Celeste Delostrinos said...

Thanks to you and to Olfa for the giveaway. I change the wall quilts to more pastel and Easter themed ones.

Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen said...

I love making new pillows for every season!!

gema said...

I'm just getting back into quilting. My spring projects are volunteering with a local group that makes prayer quilts and Spring cleaning my craft room!

MaryAnn Guappone said...

I like a small project like a table runner.

jrquilts said...

I LIKE TO MAKE NEW PILLOW CASES OR PLASEMATS TO GO WITH THE SEACON

Fran in Mississippi said...

Unfortunately, I was not endowed with the "decorator gene." I'll just keep trudging on with my current projects, and let Eastwr eggs take care of the rest.

Dear Faye said...

I enjoy making fabric Easter eggs for my daughter and her family.

Lorraine said...

Thank you for this opportunity to win an endurance blade. I would love to try it out. Currently I am finishing up quilting a few kids charity quilts.

Rita said...

Any Block that suggests a tulip reminds me of Spring!

Lori said...

Hanks for a chance to win. My spring project is a spring table runner.

Andrea York said...

Table runners and pillows are great Spring projects!

quilter said...

I would love to try the Endurance blade! I am working on a guild challenge quilt, lots of cutting to be done.
cork@pa.rr.com

Linda Menkes said...

I am working on an Easter quilt for Spring.

Sarah said...

It's time to make some new placemats to replace my winter ones. :)

GO STARS! said...

Table runners for my table and the coffee table in the living room.

Jeanna said...

I love making spring table runners. Coincidentally, this year's runner is made from....strips!

Carol C. said...

I love to bring out the bunnies, tulips, and spring color quilts. I am anxious to try the new endurance blade. Thanks for the cutting strips tip -- a great idea!!

Linda Williamson said...

I love swapping out my pillows for new spring colors and patterns. I also add bright, spring colored placemats to my table.

Carol W said...

I'm making different kinds of baskets.

radvtma said...

I enjoy making spring table runners.

Nancy Ray said...

I'm quilting new Easter Pillows. I can't wait to try the new endurance blade. Thanks for the cutting tip.

C Murphy said...

For many years I'd be making Easter dresses for my daughter and myself and matching ties for the boys:) With everyone grown and gone, now it's pillows and table runners/toppers.
lstangl482 at aol dot com

Marcie Higgins said...

I'm new to quilting... I just started last Summer. So I can't say I have a favorite Spring project, yet, but I have some really cute wall hangings I'm looking forward to making this Spring!! Does that count?

Gay McGee said...

I would love to try the new blade to cut the pieces for my new table runner and pillows. Thank you for the giveaway.

Debbie said...

I switch out my winter wall quilts for spring pastel and bright colors.

Lisa said...

I like making a new spring table runner each year. Brightens up the dining table nicely!

Rebecca said...

I want a new hanging for my front door!

Alison said...

I have made a few springy mini quilts but this year I want to make a few table runners and placemats. :)

Xerxes said...

I'm a slow quilter so my spring project is already a quilt for summer decorating.

Sandra Jantzi said...

Spring always brings new table toppers

Afquilt said...

Table toppers are great for spring!

JD said...

I love to have a spring lap size quilt to hang over the edge of the couch.

Jennifer said...

I love using Spring colors, light and breezy for the new season!

cathy said...

Sunny days are filled with garden tasks but rainy days bring me inside to put away warm winter quilts and hang lighter spring quilts. And of course there is always a spring flower inspired quilt to start. This year it is a table topper for my coffee table.

Vikki Weisensel said...

I'm hoping to finish 3 bunny pillows I started a couple of years ago.

Kathy E. said...

Spring always inspires me to sew up something pretty. In a few days, I plan on making a new garden flag to hang outside by our porch to welcome visitors!

Linda in PA said...

I usually work on small wall quilts with spring colors. Many of them include some sort of embroidery that I worked on over the winter. This year I pulled our a spring like UFO to work on.

Terry said...

My favorite project to make for spring decorating is a new table runner for my dining room. Thanks for the sweet giveaway.
cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shauna said...

I love making table runners, especially spring ones because they are so cheery

Loris said...

I'm excited about this new blade from Olfa. Can't wait to try one :-)
In the spring I get involved in making charity quilts. Some of these go to kids and I like to use brighter colors than I usually do for my own quilts. Makes for some very fun quilting!
Thanks for the great cutting tip!

Tracey Holzer said...

This is sad to admit, but I don't do any seasonal decorating in my house, except for a Christmas tree. Maybe one day!! Thanks for this chance, Sherri.

Tracy said...

I like to make table runners. I've been busy with some quilts for family.

Laura said...

Realistically, I cannot make every quilt that I see, but I will make enough blocks to get a small quilt To use for a table topper or tablecloth on our round table. Let's me change the look in my kitchen without much fuss.

Lisa Price said...

I would love to try the new Olfa Endurance Roatary Blade. It sounds awesome! I'm working on a square in a square quilt using Me and My Sister "Grow" fabrics. It is so springy with its bright, happy colors.

Hildy said...

Right now I' making a new pillow and then there's a tablerunner on my list.

Mammacubed said...

What a great tip. I'm working on several different projects and cutting lots of strip sets for one of them. You just made this project much easier! My spring placemats will be finished in a jiffy.

Jeanne in Ohio said...

I like to change out my wall quilts. I'm tired of last year's summer quilt, so I'll be making a new one.

Sorcha girl said...

The Endurance blade appears to be a good improvement for our trusty rotary cutter and I love the purple handle. My Spring project is a sew along using ombre fabric, which is a new coloring process to me. The project will be finished as a lap throw. Thanks for the info and the giveaway chance, Sherri. clara-chandler@att.net

Nancy said...

I have some baby shower gifts I need to get made this spring. I am way behind. I had read about this new blade and went looking for it at a local quilt shop. I could not find one. I will have to try Jo-Ann's.

James Dodson said...

I'm currently working on a quilt topper in conjunction with friends for a friend. Would love to win! Thanks!

Lynda said...

I am concentrating on projects with bright cheery fabrics - it is a very grey, wet spring so far here in the PNW.

Julie in WA said...

I have no spring project at this point! I am so busy trying to finish up other projects...one is a bright baby quilt using Cotton and Steel fabrics. It is a cheerful project, perfect for our it's-not-Spring-yet rainy weather in Seattle.

CindyD said...

Working on a plus quilt in all pinks. I really love it!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

One of my favorite spring projects is always digging into the spring dirt and getting it ready for flowers. And hanging out the Spring garden flags. This year, I hope to make a couple of my very own to hand outside!

Brenda said...

I love to make a spring table runner to mark the end of winter. It just brightens everything up!

Dondi Murdock said...

I am working on a wedding quilt for our granddaughter that features greens, soft corals, a little bit of sky blue, lavender, and and one bit of gray--all of which are spring colors. She and her fiance are excited about the fabrics in the quilt.

Christine Switzer said...

I love my Olfa Rotary Cutter that my Sister-in-Law gave me for Christmas 2 years ago. I would Love to be able to try the Endurance Blade and it would be so Nice to try the Splash Rotary Cutter and be able to have Two Rotary Cutters so that I am not going from room to room to get the One I have. Thanks for your GREAT Tutorials and information Sherri I Love your Blog

WoolenSails said...

I love doing blocks with the strip cutting and it is nice to have a blade that is sharp, to make it easier.
I like making happy projects for spring, so usually easter and flower appliqué.

Debbie

Christine Switzer said...

I forgot in my Previous Post to say what my Favorite Spring item to make is/will be, sorry. I am in the process of making a Spring/Brightly Colored Table Runner and putting a piece on the back so that it can be also used as a Wall Hanging.

Joyce Carter said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love making new placemats with Spring colors.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I'm finishing a UFO that I started about 10😱 years ago. It's in lovely spring fabrics and will go in my bedroom. I can't wait and wonder why I procrastinated so long! Thanks for the chance on your giveaway.

Unknown said...

I just finished up a new spring table runner. Now I'm setting my sites on dressing up some kitchen towels for spring. I'm planning to put your cutting tips to use on my next quilt. Thanks!

Linda Cates said...

I'm making pillows for a screen porch. Want to get them done so I can get back to quilting!!

lynn said...

I like to make spring table runners -- quick projects. Thank you for this offer!

sincerely yours said...

I can't claim to be into decorating, but there's nothing I don't love about spring! With French doors right beside my sewing table I can piece any given project and view the beauties of spring and feel the sunshine while stitching and pressing. And I must say, I love my Olfa products!

Laura said...

It seems making baby quilts is on my list of spring sewing this year--and no better time to think about new lives than spring!

Susie Hoover said...

I like to make small wall hangings and/or table mats. They're quick and freshen up the house in a jiffy!

Danette Stankovich said...

My favorite Spring decorating is a table runner with tulips. Plus, a vase of tulips brought in from outside! Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

Sewgirl said...

I have raided my orphan blocks to make pillows for my couch...they have turned out great!

Bearpawquilter said...

I am working on blocks for the 2017 Patchwork Quilt Along from Fat Quarter Shop. It will be an oversized twin for my wild rose room. Then I will finally have a quilt made by me on one of the beds in my house.

Susan Smith said...

I'm working on 2 quilts for my newest grandbabies, due May 29 and July 6.

jenni said...

Sometimes I make little felt bunnies to put in Easter baskets!

Vjquilter said...

I am planning on making a new curtain for my kitchen window! Thank you for the nice giveaway!

Sarah Sinclair said...

I'm hoping to get some serious work done on the quilt kits I bought from Joann Fabrics! It will make a beautiful lighter weight quilt that'll be perfect for those warmer spring nights!

Sue Mett said...

I just finished a small Easter Bunny quilt to hand with the wreath on my front door. Hopefully this will keep the bird out of my wreath. Every year she decides that my wreath is the perfect place to build a nest!!!!!

Bonnie58 said...

I love making new table placemats and runners. Thanks for sharing

Pedal Sew Lightly said...

I do not decorate for the seasons, just Christmas. I'm a bit of a minimalist and excess decorations cause me stress.

Marilyn said...

It is always fun to make a new table topper for spring, either for myself or as a quick gift for someone. Always enjoy reading your blog.

Jan Taylor said...

I need to make a baby quilt for a new little one. Your method for cutting strips in today's blog will make it go so much faster. Thank you for the tip. I am sure the new endurance blade would be a help also. Have a happy day.🌷

Gloria said...

I have a pattern for a table topper to use for Spring...I need to get busy or it will be too late...again! I'd like to try the Endurance Olfa Blade.

mabeane said...

I am making a bright red lap quilt, toned down with a white border! I love to experiment with color and color placement. I'd love to try the olfa endurance blade

pattik299 said...

Love to make new spring pillows & table runners/toppers. The new blade sounds wonderful. PattiK

Mom C said...

If I don't make a springy quilt, I'll do a table topper for Easter. Thanks.

pajtr said...

Thank you for the tip and the Olfa opportunity! I've been really curious, wanting to try out the Endurance blade!
New Spring napkins and table topper are up next... (as well as another baby quilt!)
Pat T.

Unknown said...

I have been piecing the patches for the Disappearing Four Patch. Lots of fresh Spring colors and muslin. Wish I had seen your tute before cutting 140 squares and piecing them together. Next time I'll definitely use your tips ! I need a new rotary blade for my Olfa and the Endurance Blade sounds like a good investment.

Bubba and Nana said...

I have a wonderful Quilt As you Go project I am working on...Hopefully I will be done soon

Mary Burnette said...

I like to make a batch of Floral table runners and give them as gifts after picking one for my table of course!
Mburnette912@bellsouth.net

Mariac0215 said...

I will need to try this method. It appears to be a timesaver. Thanks for the give away

Maria Ortiz said...

I'm making a flower applique pillow.

Star Brown said...

I love to make new pillow covers for the 2 pillows in my living room to give them a new and fresh look for Spring.

Mary Ann said...

Love making a new small wall hanging or table topper for spring.....survivor972002@midco.net

peggybrown64 said...

I always like to have a pretty new table runner or topper for my dining room table.

Lana Stewart said...

My favorite spring project is making tablerunners! I, also, enjoy making lap size quilts for my grandson's teacher as a thank you gift.

Peggy Wilson said...

I want to make a table topper or runner for my dining table with a springy feel. 😍😍 Thanks for opportunity to win.

Janice Holton said...

That is a great tip! I haven't tried that. But I am sure I will be using it from now on. Favorite spring project? I am fairly new to quilting so haven't got much in the way of quilty decorations but this question is making me start to think in that direction!

JanetD said...

I love cutting strip sets that way- anything to be more efficient! For spring I love pillow covers- gives a room a fresh spring update! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Dobieslady1 said...

My Favorite Spring project is to work on the current QAL with Lori Holt, Gnome Angel, Pat Sloan, or Bonnie Hunter!!!

Mich said...

Awesome tip! I'm really excited to make some new napkins for the kitchen table for spring!

Beth said...

In spring I'm ready for new table runners and new napkins!

Angie&Gary Short said...

I'm not sure I can pick my favorite thing but I recently purchased some new springy fabrics and can't wait to make a new spring lap quilt!! Olfa's new blade sounds cool. The folding mat looks like it would be really nice to cut on. Good luck everyone in the giveaway!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

Terry Helms said...

My favorite spring project is making new chair cushions for my backyard chairs. Everything looks cleaner with fresh new fabric.

Frans said...

I am making an April Showers block to fit in my table top frame for a mini quilt. I would love to try the new blades.

LynneP said...

I don't have a favorite but am currently working on a "mint" green quilt top for a friend who lost many possessions due to a fire in the apartment above hers. The quilt is a surprise for her; I've made quilts for each of her kids in their favorite colors, too.
Thanks for the chance to win. I just recently learned about these new blades and would like to try one.
jlpfeffer at gmail dot com

Kim said...

I'm not making anything for Spring. I'm just plugging away at my UFOs and wips. Trying to use up stuff.

Karen said...

My happy spring projects are finishing up a BOM from last year and staying current with this year's BOM. The projects aren't terribly springy, but achieving these goals will make my spring happy!

Karen McMahon said...

I am currently working on a quilted Easter basket for my new grandson.

Home Sewn By Us said...

My favorite thing to sew for spring are table runners and/or placemats in spring colors. Great tip, and those new blades look great.

Leslie Kohn said...

I am going to make some new pillows for my front porch bench and a new table runner for a console table in my family room.

DL JORDAN said...

I like to make stuffed bunnies and carrots for decoration!

Sammye Mardis said...

Thanks for the give away! I love to make new pillow covers in spring colors!

Mary Howland said...

I like making table runners for the seasons as they add a colorful spot to each room. Thanks for sharing the cutting tip. It is one I'd seen before but forgot about.

Junbugg said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm making bunny mug rugs.

Carol said...

I don't have anything particular that I make for Spring...unless dying easter eggs with the kids counts. :). I do have a simple table runner -- just greens and linen. Thanks for the giveaway post. I would love too try this new blade.

OPQuilt said...

Fun to read all the projects people are doing (makes me feel like a slacker, but hey! I'm still in recovery...). I guess this spring's project has been piggies! I'm glad you showed this tip for cutting multiples--I do it all the time and thought everyone knew it. Now I can link over here if someone doesn't know how. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lori said...

Great tip--thanks!

Dawn said...

I'm usually ready for a new purse when spring comes around, there is nothing better than a fresh new handbag, especially after using the same one for almost 6 months. Have a great day, and thanks for the chance to win. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

TJ&SL said...

I love your fabrics and blocks shown here! I can't wait to try the new blades! Thanks for the give away! I also love reading all the great goodies on your blog!

Susan Stanton said...

I'm making a new table runner for Spring. Need some flowers on the table!

Janarama said...

New placemats and a table topper.

Laura said...

I like to make a table runner for the top of our old sewing machine cabinet. Being in the living room, it brightens up the whole house and brings spring colors into our life.

Little Quiltsong said...

I have tulip table toppers that I put out each spring. Not sure if I always have a new project in mind for each spring, but I'm always adding more quilted decors around the house, no matter what the season :)!

Havplenty said...

I enjoy making pillow cases, table toppers and potholders for my kitchen. I make seasonal potholders also to decorate the kitchen. One can never have enough pretty potholders around.

tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Marie Chat said...

I'm just putting the binding on a chicken table runner for my youngest daughter (she has a few chickens!) and then I plan on making myself a floral table runner. I love my Olfa rotary cutter, but could always use a spare for travel and that endurance blade sounds like a major time saver! thanks!

Judy Zoll said...

My spring sewing is a mixed bag. I'm always trying to get a large scrappy project done for a lqs, trying to come up with neat ideas for springy looking items for our church's heart to hand auction, and choosing a new project that is just for me!

SallyC said...

I like to make new spring pillows.

ruthie said...

I like to make new covers for pilllws for the screened in porch.

Cynthia Knapp said...

I want to make a tulip wall hanging for spring. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Gloria Cotten said...

New placemats are on my quilting agenda for spring. Cotten.gloria@gmail.com

grammajudyb said...

Like many commenting here, I like to make new place mats and table runners in Spring like colors.

Julie Brack said...

I would love to make a new Spring table runner with some of the new collections out there--thanks Sherry for the chance to win!

Vicki H said...

I would like to make a spring mini for the wall.

Anita said...

I am making a new table runner in spring greens and purples.

BJK said...

Easter baskets!!

Yvonne Thompson said...

Thank you for sharing your talent. I will definitely give it a try. Cutting fabric with new,sharp blades is almost my favorite part of quilting.

Eloise said...

I dont have anything in the makings for spring or easter. Tho someday I will make a spring quilt! Want quilts for all seasons.

Jo Anne Hawks said...

Zipper bags, place mats, baby quilts.

Toni Ellison said...

Love Olfa cutters and already making new pillow covers one of my favorite things to make thanks..

Bobbie said...

I love to make table runners for the different seasons and this year I have a new pattern with bunnies and Easter eggs that will be made up. Thank you for a chance in the giveaway and thanks to Olfa for their generosity.

Bella Pink said...

I would LUV to try a new blade which lasts awhile....I'm constantly complaining about a dull blade and then when I change it, it's wonderful and I kick myself for waiting so long to change it!

ytsmom said...

I am going to quilt week! Can't wait, it will be my second rip. Will have to check out the Olfa trailer!!

QuilterKat said...

I am going on a quilt retreat with two of my sisters and will be working on some spring-themed projects. I will check out the new Olds blades soon. Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway.

patricia ludwiczak said...

I'm excited to make an Easter Candle mat - and I may just get this one done on time!

anna said...

started quilting my spring quilt, roses and peonys and leaves in a diamond shape. pretty reds yellows and greens.

Donna W said...

Need a new spring bag!

alicuz quilts said...

Time for some new springy pillows for the family room.

Kristina Brinkerhoff said...

Table runners are one of my favorite spring projects. :)

Kleine Vingers said...

I'm quilting at the moment, a bright and cheerful quilt perfect for spring. Greetings aubphg (at) hotmail (dot) com

mdghall said...

Put out my spring quilts, and now I'm thinking about a yellow & white two color quilt I want to make.

Martha Austin said...

I love making small scrappy quilts. Bright spring colors with pinks,
greens and yellows! I'm working on a granny square quilt with lots of cutting!

Laura Geiger, PsyD said...

Table runner and matching patchwork potholder is my spring go to project!! Love the postage stamp blocks.

kt said...

I make something different every year. I've already made spring placemats, so this year I'll be making a new table topper for spring. Thanks for the chance to win!

Andy Lloyd Williams said...

This is a brilliant tip for strip cutting, can't wait to try it out. Andy LW

Judy said...

I like to make pillow covers for the sofa pillows. I don't have any spring ones, so I need to get busy! I love my Olfa rotary cutter and will definitely give the new Endurance blade a try.

grippedbygrace said...

I've been making pastel Springtime bunnies for my grandchildren. They are relatively small-
and are slightly stuffed with tiny button eyes and ribbon ties. But they are
having loads of fun just playing with them!

Lisa Marie said...

I've recently made 3 Easter table runners in bright spring colors and I'm very excited about them. Nothing like fresh, bright colors to add a little feel of spring to the decor!

Charlotte M. said...

New throw pillows are my spring decorating thing. It freshens everything right up.

Betty B said...

My Daughter-in-Law always hosts Easter Dinner for both sides of the family. I plan to make some cute Easter hot pads for her table.

Teresa Brown said...

For Spring I like to make anything with spring colors, table runner, wall hanging with bunnies and flowers, new throw for the couch.

Anniem said...

I'm teaching a 16 yo foster child to quilt. She loves the way a rotary cutter works. I would love to win this for her. Thank you for the chance!!

Subee said...

I am working on teeny tiny stars to use in a spring time quilt border.
Thanks for the opportunity to win a new olfa blade and cutter.
Ohioholman@aol.com

Meri said...

I love to freshen things up with new pillows...sounds like this Olfa cutter would make it a breeze! Thanks for a chance to win!

Suzan said...

I am just starting to quilt. I want to make a table runner for spring. The Olfa cutter would make that so easy!

Cindy Mizer said...

I have a table runner that is almost finished-working on the binding!

C S Bollard said...

Thanks so much for all your hints and ideas, I look forward to trying your cutting method this week on a new community quilt, and I will try the new blade, that looks like a great addition to my sewing room

Barbara Thompson said...

I enjoy making mini quilts. I make them to be placed over the backs of furniture or on table tops.

Barb N said...

I love making a new table runner to reflect the seasons and holidays!

Jannette said...

Bright spring placemats are exactly what I need to make!

Sharon J. Hughson said...

I too love making table runners for seasons and holidays.

Susie V said...

I've been busy making some new pillow covers!

Joan Dixon said...

I love to decorate my kitchen for Spring since I spend so much time there.I am making new place mats and just looking ar them makes me happy.

Joan Dixon said...

I love to decorate my kitchen for Spring since I spend so much time there.I am making new place mats and just looking ar them makes me happy.

Debbie Bristow said...

I like to make new pillows to brighten up the living room! Might try a table runner this year !

Cathy G said...

I want to finish a "swoon" table topper.

Tiffany said...

What an excellent tip! Thank you!
I've been eyeing a couple of spring Cross-stitch patterns lately. I think I just need to take the leap and pick one. 😂

Michele said...

I'm working on finishing up my Fig Tree wool Block of the month quilt! I'd love to try the new Olfa blade!

Joann in PA said...

I have a brand new quilt kit to cut out - one with lots of pieces! Thanks for the tips!

Betty Boo said...

I'm working on new placemats. Bright and colourful!

Angela Pennington said...

The invention of rotary cutters was great! Having an endurance blade just makes it better.

Catskill Quilter said...

I like to make fresh new potholders for each season. I think I will try some tulips or irises or daffodils - or maybe all three!

Terri C said...

I like to make Spring colored pennants to hang in my sewing room. Also new placemats for the kitchen table.

delaineelliott said...

Thank you for that awesome tip! That method would save some serious time when cutting. I like to sew new pillow covers for my living room in the spring. Thanks!

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ckrut said...

I'm thinking about making a new table runner. I have just the pattern in mind and only need to pull fabrics. Thanks for the great tips!

Rosa said...

I love make table runners ans cushions.Thanks for the tips!

Kaye M said...

I am working on a new table runner for spring. It will have baskets, flowers, and a bird on it so it will definitely look like spring. Thanks for the great tip on cutting strip sets. tkmattson@hotmail.com

lou said...

thank you for the opportunity to win the new cutting blade..
i am working on quilt with pretty spring colors for my friends 60th birthday and would love a new blade...

Becki said...

We have recently renovated our kitchen and living room. My favorite decorating project for THIS spring has been new curtains as well as pillows for the newly upholstered couch. I would love to be the lucky person to win this giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.

Cathy Calloway said...

Not much for seasonal decoration, but am close to finishing 1 projects, so hope to have some new lovely Sampler quilts to spread around soon!

Pam Losely said...

I just saw a cute tulip mini quilt I would like to make
in spring colors. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Jen Barnard said...

I don't have a favourite spring project, I don't really make things that can't be used all year.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Donna F said...

I enjoy making table runners for the spring season and the other seasons.

Carol Feye said...

I would like to make a new table topper for my table in the entry of my home to welcome spring.

Jenna Lyn Smith said...

This spring I've enjoyed making table runners with strips in varying sizes of bright colored fabrics alternating with white!

Lorraine said...

I'm making a new spring quilt with the perch birds fabric from Dear Stella. I've never tried the endurance blades, but I'd like to!

Lana Ku said...

I like to make pretty spring color pillow covers for the pillows on my couch. It makes me happy!

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