Friday, March 5, 2010

Gingher vs. Olfa

 

So, if you read my little rant yesterday about the evils of cutting out pattern pieces, you may have noticed that a couple of my commenters mentioned that they cut things out with their rotary cutters. *slapping forehead with hand* Of course! Why not? It's not like I had to rush out and buy a rotary cutter for this little picture. I'VE OWNED ONE SINCE 1982!! That was the year I made my first quilt.
The problem is that my mind had compartmentalized these sewing tools. Olfa cutters = making quilts. Using scissors = making everything else. It's high time I got with the program, and since I hadn't yet cut out the lining to the glorious pink dress, I did it this morning. With the rotary cutter. The results? Fabulous!

So, as I write my little sewing posts, I hope that nobody hesitates to give me tips. It may seem that I've been sewing forever and should know all the little tricks, but apparently... I don't.

I've been battling a cold, so projects are moving along very slowly, but I did also manage to get 2 monograms stitched out. I love monograms. They are so classic and elegant, and the brides that chose these have great taste:



5 comments:

  1. Oooooh, love the white-on-white monogram on the right Elle! Gorgeousness!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I find the larger rotary cutter works better when cutting garments. When you get used to it, you won't want to go back to scissors.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Since I bought a rotary cutter I've liked cutting out much better. Though I didn't like it much when I cut one of my fingers with it - hopefully I won't do that again! Those momograms are beautiful, very elegant and pretty. I love them.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've only been sewing for a year, and I've never used scissors. It just takes so long to pin the damn pattern in place and cut it out. I also like to transfer my patterns to template plastic - they're transparent so it makes pattern placement easy, and also you can just whip round them with the rotary cutter (not worrying about shaving off some of your pattern).

    I also find that the large cutters are good for straight lines, and the smaller cutters are easier for going round curves.

    Glad you've discovered the rotary cutter - you'll never go back!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Easily Boost Your ClickBank Banner Commissions And Traffic

    Bannerizer makes it easy for you to promote ClickBank products with banners, simply go to Bannerizer, and get the banner codes for your chosen ClickBank products or use the Universal ClickBank Banner Rotator Tool to promote all of the ClickBank products.

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails