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Tool School: OLFA

Learn about the unique features of OLFA tools and how they  can improve your cutting.

Hi, I'm Beth. And we quilters know how time consuming cutting fabric can be, which is why there are so many rotary cutters. But luckily for us Olfa created a rotary cutter that's got some great features that really can save us time. I know it's one of my favorite tools because of these things. The first one is the blade and that's really the main thing. It's made of high quality steel so it just zips right through fabric. I've got about four layers here and it just goes right through. It's also razor sharp and it keeps its edge really well, which means you aren't gonna have to change the blade as often. Now when you do need to change your blade it's really easy. Olfa has this great one-touch blade removal system. You just slide its back, the blade pops out, bring that over there, put your new one on, slide it back on, close it and you're done. You can just get right back to quilting no time at all. And another great thing is you can use it right or left handed simply by using the sliders here when sliding the guards. Now you can see I've got my fabric on and all format. And it's got a special feature as well. I'm just gonna lay my fabric out here so you can see that. Now watch this. This is great. You can just cut and turn the surface and the fabric comes to you. No more running around the table following that fabric around, chasing it down, no edges comes right to you. Now I know as a new quilter, this has really helped me cut down on the time. It takes for me to cut out my shapes. So we've got a perfect squares sturdy, sharp and easy to use. I think quilters will love the features design especially by Olfa for our needs.