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Hey there, it’s my day on the  OLFAholidays tour!

When Yvonne at Olfa wanted to know if I wanted to be on the OLFAholidays tour, of course, I said yes! Any chance to tell you about cool stuff that can help you make quilts!!

Here’s a Story….

But first, a little background and an explanation why things aren’t always what they seem.

You see, I had been using what I thought were Olfa rulers for years, but in reality, I had been using a totally different brand without realizing they were not by Olfa. I would still be using those if Yvonne at Ofla hadn’t said in an email something like, ‘it  sure would be nice if you used Olfa rulers in your photos’ …. you see, I had been using Olfa cutting mats and blades the entire time, but the rulers I had been using were by Omnigrid. Because they had yellow lines that seemed to go with the yellow Olfa cutters and the yellow lines in Olfa cutting boards,  I assumed they were Olfa rulers as well. They were not.

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Sooooo….to rectify this, Yvonne sent me a pile of Olfa rulers, so I could discover the difference.  She sent a bunch of sizes – they certainly have a nice broad variety, don’t they?

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Meanwhile Over at the Olfaholidays Post:

Over at Olfa on their IG feed today, I shared these thoughts on their great rulers!

There two things that I think the Olfa rulers do that are just perfect in my humble opinion:
First is that no-slip backside. It may not feel like much texture, but it is just enough to make sure your ruler doesn’t slip when in use. How do I know this? Because I used to use another brand ruler for folding my fabric ALL of the time. Just before I almost gave the old one away I tried folding fabric with the the 6″ x 24″ OLFA ruler, and the fabric was difficult to slide off. So while this incredible ruler isn’t the best for folding, it works GREAT for cutting fabric and protecting you from slipping with that rotary cutter! 
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Secondly, I love the black numbers and lines WITH that dreamy filmy backing. You can see the lines and numbers whether you are cutting dark or light fabrics and everything inbetween. The rulers that I used to use had yellow lines and numbers; not always easy to read on light (especially yellow) fabrics. AND there were just too many lines on my old ruler. These Olfa-riffic (yeah I made that word up)  rulers have just the right amount of lines!

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There’s probably more to say, but like many of you, I am waist deep in Christmas to-do lists, and I have to get back to those!

Make sure check out the Olfa Instagram feed today and the next two days as well. They are giving stuff away every day!

Here’s the line up for the Grand OLFAholidays Giveaways:

Okay, so these first two days of the giveaway are over, but please do check out my friends Matthew and Christopher, they are both amazing in their own way!

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Matthew Boudreaux – Monday, December 4th   –  Circle Cutter  (Matthew’s IG account is here)

Christopher Thompson – Tuesday, December 5th – Rotary Cutter, 45mm  (Christopher’s IG account is here)

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Today you are here for my day with the Olfa Rulers – Rulers  (My IG account is here)

Two winners will each win an OLFA 6”x24” Frosted Advantage Ruler + 2018 Quilter’s Planner (I am wondering if giving away a “planner” on my day is some sort of sign?)

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Then make sure you hit the Olfa IG feed again the next two days to see what Sarah and Sue do with Olfa products AND for MORE chances to win!!

Sarah Maxwell – Thursday, December 7th – Chenille Cutter  (Sarah’s IG account is here)

Two winners will each win an Olfa Chenille Cutter + Marcus Fabrics Color Crush woven flannel plaids by Sarah J.

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Sue OVery – Friday, December 8th – 5” applique scissors  (Sue’s IG account is here)

Two winners will each win a pair of 5” Applique Scissors + The Sewing Gnome Machine Embroidery Aurifil Thread Collection

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Aren’t these amazing prizes!! And two everyday!  Super generous on Olfa’s part!

If you aren’t following these designers or Olfa on Instagram, make sure you do, each of them is very unique and will bring a new perspective to your world!!

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So that’s it for today.

Be sure to be watching my Instagram account AND the AllPeopleQuilt Instagram Account this weekend because I am Taking over their account for the weekend! I have been trying to take a lot of pictures already to get ready to blow up both feeds! We will see how well I can do that. See you there!

And as always,

Keep Sewing, Keep Happy,

Scott

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