Hav­ing the right kit for the job is a must when you’re cut­ting into your favourite fat quar­ters or most pre­cious prints. We’ve picked out our top tools, along with tips on how to use them

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If you of­ten find your­self with wonky cuts or are al­ways strug­gling to re­align your fab­ric on the cut­ting mat, then the Olfa Ro­tat­ing Mat will be your new quilting bestie.

In­stead of turn­ing your arm at an awk­ward an­gle to cut, you can sim­ply spin the mat. And be­cause you don’t have to move the pieces each time, you will avoid stretch­ing your fab­ric edges, keep­ing all your cuts at true an­gles for an ac­cu­rate fin­ish.

With a ro­tat­ing mat, you’ll also be able to eas­ily change the po­si­tion you’re cut­ting in, so you won’t get ex­ces­sive wear in one spot, from cut­ting there over and over again. This means your mat will last longer, which is al­ways a good thing!

We rec­om­mend us­ing this for cut­ting round tem­plates or for fussy-cut­ting fab­rics. With ac­cu­rate cut­ting, it will be even eas­ier to piece them to­gether per­fectly.


It’s an oldie but a goodie – we love ro­tary cut­ters. The Olfa Ro­tary Cut­ter not only makes it su­per-sim­ple to cut straight through your fab­ric with ease and to ne­go­ti­ate tricky shapes, but it also is oh-so com­fort­able to use with its squeezy han­dle and fin­ger grip.

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