Saturday, June 25, 2011

Gadget Time - Rotary Blades

Shhhh..... I'm going to tell you a secret.... but you can't tell anyone, 'kay?  We can't let a good thing get out, can we?  Ok, here it is.... I bought 20 rotary cutting blades (+ outrageous shipping) for $23!  Uh huh! Let me introduce you to my new friend, Harbor Freight Tools*.

I belong to an online quilt guild called Quiltnet (been a proud member for over a dozen years), and, back in February, someone mentioned HFT.  Now, I was skeptical.... 2 - 45mm blades for $1.99 a package?  How good can they be?  Well, others spoke up and the secret was out!  Their "carpet cutter blades" fit our Olfas!  I ordered 10 packages (20 blades) and (with my coupon - they have coupons everywhere!) plus shipping paid less than $23.

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Someone said they thought these blades may dull faster than Olfa, but I haven't noticed that.  Hey, for a few bucks, it's worth a try, right?

While I'm at it, look what arrived in the mail this week.  This is Alexander Henry's line, The Ghastlies!*  From my understanding, it was released last year and they re-released it this year due to demand. This is my favorite one in the line:

Can't wait to see what trouble I can get into with this line!

Happy Stitching!

*I'm not affiliated with Harbor Freight Tools or Alexander Henry fabrics.  These are just my opinion!


  1. I've been hesitant to buy them too, but if I hear of a few more who can vouch for them working well, I will buy too. It's time those blades came down in price everywhere.

  2. I bought some at Three Sisters in Carson City and haven't had a problem with them. Are you close to them? Well, actually, now that I think about it, you got a good deal. The ones I got were $1.99 each.


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