Quilting Starter Kit: Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat
I love crafting though I do not have much time, especially to sew. This product definitely makes me want to go to JoAnn's or Michael's and pick up more material to make something! Right now I am in the process of making a jean quilt for my 4 year old, so this came just in time. I LOVE how precise the cutting is! Check this out:
To show you how sharp it is, I cut through a pair of jeans, because I really like to up-cycle my jeans and make capri's. Well the rotary cutter and cutting mat made that super easy! It cuts so well I was impressed! The rotary cutter even cut through doubled up jean material which is pretty awesome.
As you can see in the pictures below, the blade has a safety feature. You push in the black part of the handle and the blade pops out for use and as soon as you are done it goes right back into its safety sheath. You can also lock it open or lock it in the sheath with the safety button. The other cool thing about the blade is that it can be loosened and tightened and even can switch sides for those who are left handed!
In comparison to scissors look at the above picture. See how the scissors lift the material, making it harder to make a precise cut that isn't jagged? Now my sewing shears are really nice but see how crooked that line is and I did my best to make the line straight. Look at the bottom two pictures. The rotary cutter pushes down on the material so that it is flat and it cuts extremely straight with a steady hand! I was impressed at the difference between these two sets of pictures.
The cutting mat is 18" x 12" and easy to transport and store and is double sided for double the life span! The mat itself is designed to last and after all the cutting I have done on it, I hardly notice any marks on it at all and the rotary cutter is extremely sharp!
The grid marks on the mat are 1" and 1/2" and make measuring a cinch!! Not only that, but there are bias lines at 30°, 45° and 60°, making it SO much easier to make star shapes or triangles or any other shape you want!
*****There is also a ten-year warranty on the cutting mat! I have never found a craft item that has such a great guarantee. Giving you yet another reason to make the purchase!!
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Quilting Starter Kit (Product this review is about)
Rotary Cutter with Refills
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10-pack Rotary Cutter Replacement Blades
*I received these products free from Quilting Bee for testing and review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.