Anyone use these fab Olfa cutting wheels at all?
I use mine for a lot of cutting; mostly bias binding for HongKong seaming but also for a lot of straight edges as they appear in dressmaking patterns too. I even use them for cutting out full pattern pieces sometimes too, especially if my fabric is that slippery dippery silk charmeuse with a crazy mind of its own, that slips and slithers about annoyingly as one is trying to cut out one's expensive new blouse (grrr) My tried and true modus operandi is to plop a Vogue magazine, a bumper one like the March or September issue is the best, onto my paper pattern pieces on the fabric, all on the cutting board. No pins, all is held in place beautifully, and one just slowly navigates that wheel around the curves... what? Doesn't everybody do that? Way more control than scissors, I promise... and also especially good if you don't want gaping pin pricks in your piece of exquisite but tightly woven silk.
I've been using the same blade for (sit down now) cough cough ten years.... Embarrassing, huh? No wonder my edges were looking mighty scrappy lately and needed a double going-over... anyhoo I remembered I had a spare blade somewhere that I had grabbed randomly during a 40% off Spotlight sale months ago, so I hunted it out....
and found my spare is a 60mm blade, whereas my cutter takes a 45mm. Doh! (face palm) Why I have not ever noticed this minor-but-major detail at any moment in time over the past months; oh wait. I actually do stuff like that all the time, hehe.
So long and shorty; this blade (just the blade, mind) is looking for a new home.
Just leave a comment, if there is more than one person interested I'll do a draw. Oh and might be a good idea to check that your cutter takes a 60mm, first... :)