This is a very nice and easy project to do. The end product looks very much like the picture shown. This took me 2 days to complete and I have gotten a lot of compliments on it.
I was pleased with the quality of the products in the OLFA Rotary Essentials Kit.Since I am now disabled and have more time on my hands, I decided to get back to crafting (quilting and sewing). I had always wanted a cutting mat and rotary tools, so finding these handy tools in one set was a bonus and a good deal, too. The mat did have a strong odor, so I placed it on the patio for a few days and sprayed it with Frebreze, which helped. When I cut paper on the mat with the rotary tool for a Valentine's Day project, the paper did have a tendency to slide, but perhaps fabric won't slip as much. Also, I might have been pressing too hard with the cutter. I'm enjoying the products overall.
I have seen friends use the Olfa rotary cutter before, but I felt that scissors were fine for me. A cutting-intensive project made me rethink this. I shopped the internet and found the best deal on Overstock.com. The shipping costs were reasonable, and the product arrived in 3 days! I love the ease and speed of cutting on the mat with the rotary cutter.
As I am working on the "lone" star, the directions are excellent and it recommends you are precise in measurements of terms of sewing to have the star on point at all points. The materials are fair for the price paid considering a pattern alone costs half of that. The name Lone Star is misleading, and is usually used for a star with five points. The only gripe I have, is about the rating: **** off ****** if a purchase is made within 5 days of this rating. Really? Makes you look cheap and pushy, Overstock.com
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