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Olfa Quiltmaking Kit - 45mm Cutter, 18 x 12 inch Mat, Rotary Cutting Ruler

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Prolific Quilter's Secret Exposed:
Perfect, precise Cutting 
Done Easily, Safely & Super Fast

Discover How...

If you're looking at this Olfa Rotary Cutter & Mat Set, chances are...

  • You're learning to make patchwork quilts, and you need them for class.
  • You've done English Paper Piecing, but find the hand cutting too slow.
  • You're fed up with cutting so many little pieces by hand - there's got to be an easier way!

You're Not Alone. There is NOTHING more frustrating than having to trace and hand-cut a few hundred pieces one by one - before you even get to sew!

"Couldn't have made my quilts without these little gems!

So much easier and faster than using scissors and really saves my hands from aching.

I highly recommend them if you quilt.... or do any kind of craft that involves cutting!"

- Molly, a Happy Customer

What if having EVERYTHING cut & ready to whizz up on your machine was easier than you think?

Often the hard part is to come up with exactly the right tool, for the right job, at the right price. Of course, there is no doubt that in order to create beautiful quilts, you need to practice.....

But the first step in becoming a prolific quilter is having the right tools.

The Secret of Cutting Efficiently is by Rotary Cutting.

This set contains the three essential things to get you started!

Here's a little bit of insider information...

Having worked for a decade or so behind the scene in the clothing industry, I was formally trained as a Fashion Designer - and later spent 10 years teaching others the joy of patchwork. I like to share insider tricks, and I believe in doing things properly.

Now, let me share a little-known secret from behind the scene...

You don't need  a whole lot to get started.

There are only THREE essential items you really need: a Rotary Cutter, a Self-Healing Mat, and a Ruler specially made for rotary cuttinng. The rest can come later :-)

Here, we have a Starter's Special Set all packed up - all ready to go for your class:

"As a new quilter, I needed to purchase these products to start cutting shapes for my quilt designs.

The cutting mat works perfectly and the plastic ruler piece also helps for making straight cuts with the rotary cutter.

The rotary cutter is also a lot sharper than I had initially expected - it cuts through every material the first time without any extra effort.

So easy and fun!"

- Carrie, a New Quilter

RRP $35.99

45mm Genuine Olfa RTY.2G
- this is the ORIGINAL and still the most popular rotary cutter.

  • The circular rotary blades are razor sharp - made from surgical steel, so you cut with minimal effort. No more hand fatigue or strains!

  • Straight, durable handle designed for both right and left-handed use - perfect for everyone!

  • A handy blade cover for safety so your hands and fabrics are protected.

"This cutter is excellent. It is so convenient and easy to use.

Just remember to click the blade back into storage after each cut to make sure you don't leave the blade raised and out.

It is a very nice sharp blade, so safety first around it.

I got extra blades too, but so far I have not needed to replace it yet.... and I'm onto my fourth quilt!"

Evelyn, a Happy Customer

Together with a Self-Healing Mat & Rotary Cutting Ruler.... can master the most efficient method in cutting fabric....

....just like cutting a pizza - quickly, safely and accurately EVERY TIME!

RRP $37.30

12" x 18" Genuine Olfa RM-IC-C
Self-Healing Rotary Cutting Mat
is the most convenient size available.

  • Measuring 457 mm x 304 mm (or 18" x 12"), this is a handy size for classes and doesn't take up to much of your sewing space.

  • Self-healing professional quality - made of quality 1.5mm thick polymer, this rotary mat is especially designed so that your blade lasts longer.

  • Double sided for double the life-time - with grid lines in inches clearly marked on one side and cm on the reverse side - it's like getting TWO mats with the price of ONE.

  • Protect your work surface, your blades AND your hands: there is enough "give" in the mat to minimise hand fatigue. Who says "no pain, no gain" anyway...?

Care Instructions:

With a bit of common sense and care, your cutting mat will last for years!

           Do Not Leave in Car         Do Not Bend or Roll       Keep Away fr Heat & Iron

"I'm a beginner at sewing and my cutting skills are still in the 'meh' category.

I was making some cushions and decided a rotary cutter would give me better straight lines and angles.

So I got the Olfa 45mm, mat, and ruler and it's made cutting a lot easier and it's so much faster.

I hope to use it in many other sewing projects and would recommend it for its ease of use and precise cutting.

I was even able to cut through layers of duck cloth so it can handle multiple layers of fabric at once. "

- Grace, New at Sewing

RRP $18.99

You also get a
Genuine Olfa Non-Slip, Frosted Advantage™ MQR-15x16 Acrylic Ruler:

  • 15cm x 16cm (in cm / metrics, NOT in inch / imperial), perfect for taking it with you to classes or sewing groups.

  • Use it for squaring up blocks - so your quilt top will be a breeze to whizz together!

  • This is not your ordinary rulers! It is non-slip to prevent accidents... your hobby is meant to be safe & fun!

  • To make sure you can see on both light and dark fabrics, it comes frosted with black grid lines for clarity.

  •  The compact size is perfect for beginners just learning to rotary cut.

  • For those more advanced quilters, how about making a "Dear Jane" style quilt next? Or a miniature quilt challenge? You will find this ruler a must-have....

  • Just like the cutter, this ruler is designed for right-and left-handed use.... even noticed how lefties are very creative? We've got everyone covered.

"My grandmother was an avid quilter and when she shown me how to quilt (or at least how to piece), I discovered the Olfa rotary cutter... and have wound up using it for more than just quilting.

It is as easy to use as a pizza cutter, since it is basically a very sharp pizza cutter...!"

- Katherine, a fan of Olfa

Olfa Rotary Cutter changed the quilting and sewing world by replacing the old time-consuming method of patchwork, which goes something like this:
  • Make template by tracing off books or magazines onto cardboard or plastic
  • Hand cut templates out carefully with scissors
  • Place template on fabric, trace around them
  • Cut out Each piece with scissors by hand

Did You Know?

Cutting with scissors often means holding your wrists in an awkward position....

.... especially with small movements and tedious repetitions (like hand-cutting your pieces for patchwork).

This can cause injury to your wrist over time.

When you use the method above, you will get sore hands. And when you go to sew the pieces, you will find:
  1. The pieces are not always identical in size, and may not fit together 100%
  2. By the time you've sewn quilt blocks using these pieces, your blocks end up different sizes
  3. Now, your blocks don't go together, you need to "fundge" and make them fit. Not fun....
  4. Worst of all: your quilt top is now all wobbly and bubbly, the seams are not straight any more!


Because of the easing & stretching you've had to do, all cause by very small size variation in the pieces you've cut by hand.

You see, a fraction of extra pencil line here and there on EACH little piece eventually add up to quite a bit, which contribute to all your blocks being different sizes....

Which means you either need to ease & stretch to make the blocks fit together.....

This causes some excess fabrics or tight spots on your finished quilt top, and that's where your problem begins... just try quilting one of these tops!

So, What's a Quilter to Do?

Get some Rotary Cutting gear and Experience the Difference for yourself...!

What this method does is simply eliminating the need to mark and cut individual patches of fabric.

By placing your fabric (pressed for best results) on the cutting mat, and the ruler gets placed on the fabric where you would like to make the cut, then using the edge of the ruler as a guide, run the rotary cutter along it with firm, even pressure.

This method speeds up the cutting process considerably. By allowing multiple layers of fabric to be cut at once (up to 6 layers, but I mostly do 4).... you can really save time! Once you've got the knack of squaring up, you can be certain that all your pieces will be identical.... that means your quilt will turn out looking professional, and you will really enjoy sewing the blocks together!

You will end up getting more quilts done, completely stress-free..... everyone will ask you to make them a quilt... and guess what?! Now you CAN...!! 

What else is it good for....?

  • Trimming photos for scrapbooking - getting your wedding album done has never been easier!
  • Speedy Christmas wrapping - simply cut what you need from a roll.... another fiddly chore made simple for you so you have more time to enjoy the holidays.
  • Great system for preparing artwork for picture framing. Perfect square corners every time!
  • The mat makes a useful permenant fixture on your desk. The "give" provides a perfect surface for drawing, writing and tracing. Save some hand strain, prevent scratched table top and get better results all in one go.

"I've just purchased this Rotary Cutter yesterday to help me make a straight cut on wrapping paper.

OMG it sliced through the paper like a hot knife through butter and made the perfect straight line cut.

I'm thinking of getting one for my Mum and Sister to share when they do their gift wrapping and I'm sure my Sister could use it most for her Scrapbooking too.

This is a really awesome tool to have no just for scrapbookers, gift wrappers, or Fabric Crafters but just overall a excellent cutter.

I'd recommend it to everyone who wants sharp precision cutters. :D "

- Sarah, a Happy Customer

"I bought this cutter set for use in bookbinding and papermaking projects.

It cuts paper, even up to 240 gsm quickly and precisely.

I am pleased with purchasing this handy tool. "

- Rob, a Happy Customer

"I have kids that love to do art and cut paper. I cut a bunch of paper for them to do origami, the rotary cutting set makes quick work of that project and the kids had so much fun too!

The self-healing is also great as a protective surface while coloring and painting - particularly when using markers which tend to bleed through paper.

The best thing about the mat? It lasts forever - I had originally bought my mat back in 1993 and it hasn't "degraded" at all -- it still has the "self-healing" properties for the rotary cutter.

The color hasn't faded and it has held its flat shape."

- Nicole. a Happy Mum of two

Not a Quilter?

See What One Of Our (Very Innovative) Customers Get Up To With Her Rotary Cutting Set:

"While I originally bought this for cutting fabric, I find myself using it whenever I need to cut something. I'm not very straight when it comes to using scissors and between the Cutting mat and the Rotary cutter, I was able to make straight uniform shapes.

When it comes to doing assignments which require kids to cut out pictures, again, this is so much easy and faster than using scissors. If I was into scrap-booking, this would also work well for that.

I also like to cut patterns out of knitting magazines and put them in protective sleeves and store them in a notebook.

Using the Rotary Cutter is so much easier, faster and gives a cleaner edge and scissors. Also, it doesn't matter whether you are left or right handed - it works equally well for either (unlike many scissors which are set up for right-handed users).

Overall, a very handy tool to have around."

- Danielle, a Happy Customer

"For most beginner quilters this is an old stand by staple and all you will ever need.

While some people don't like the fact that you have to remember to close the safety catch, I found that getting into a safe habit from the start is the best thing.

This set is a must have for the new quilter."

- Tanya, a Happy Quilter

"This set was recommended by a friend as a great beginner's rotary cutting set....

Since I had never used a rotary cutter, it took a bit of learning to use it correctly.

If this is your first, practice on some scrap fabric before you begin on your expensive stuff.

I am completely satisfied with this one for my personal cutting needs, cotton and polyester blend fabrics for quilting."

- Barbara, a Happy Customer

Grab yours now and you can experience:

  • Precision cutting like a pro - Done Quickly & Easily.
  • Save Time and Get your project done - already!
  • Do it Right in the first place - so you can Avoid headaches :-)
  • A sense of achievement, because you've solved your own problem.
  • No more frustration - just your finished project and satisfaction!
  • Be proud and tell everyone: "I made this!"

So the Only Question is:
Should you get just ONE for yourself,
or Grab a Second set for a friend?

Simply Add To Cart The Button To Get Yours Now!

Easy Returns - 60 Days Money Back

Still Not Sure? That's Okay.

We understand. Because sometimes it's hard to know if you really want something, right?

Especially when shopping online!

That's why we provide 60 Day Money Back Easy Returns* to support you.

Because we know sewing - but You Know Best :-)

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Your purchase from us comes with our 60-Day Easy Returns option!*

In the unlikely event if it doesn't work for you in any way, simply contact us. You have sixty (60) days to try things out.

There's no rush. Take your time.

Beacuse we want you to have plenty of time to feel absolutely certain that you're enjoying what you've chosen!

If you're not 100% happy - simply let us know and return the item in brand new condition, including all original packaging intact.

We will send you a full refund (excluding postage) promptly and courteously - No Worries!

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Please let us know by email if you would like to make other arrangements, such as waiting to purchasing other items for combined postage or waiting for pay day.

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IMPORTANT: Because your order is processed promptly once funds are cleared, there won’t be time to make changes to shipping details, So When You Complete Checkout please help us by double checking we have the following:

  • Correct Physical Address. Most of the time PO Box is fine, though we may ask you for a physical address if we end up using a courier instead of Aust Post.
  • Phone Number for the delivery driver.
  • Any Special Delivery Instructions.

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How long will it take to receive my order?

All fully paid orders placed by 5pm Monday to Thursday will be processed overnight and ready to send by our warehouse - normally the next day or following business day.

Orders placed on Friday and Weekends will be processed on Sunday night - because our warehouse operates Monday to Friday except Public Holidays.

Once it leaves our warehouse, the actual time frame is up to the delivery services. This can vary depending on your location and road conditions.

Any delivery time estimates shown are estimates only - so please use it as a guide line.

You'll receive a few email updates from our system as your order progresses, so please stay tuned on these!

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We use a dispatch system that works out the most efficient way to send your order.

This way the postage works out fair and reasonable, and your parcel reaches you quickly as well - because we know you can't wait!
That means your parcel may reach you by either Courier or Aust Post.

In general, larger items tend to be delivered by couriers, while small items tend to go by Aust Post.

How is my postage calculated?

Great question.

Depending on weight and dimension, some times we are able to do Flat Rate across Australia, so the postage is the same no matter where you are.

Other times we use the Built-in Calculated system provided by Aust Post, and your postage is calculated based on YOUR location.

Can I get it delivered to my P.O. Box?

Depends on the item (and its dimensions), because Aust Post have size restrictions and couriers are NOT allowed to deliver to a P.O. Box.

Please check with us when in doubt.

If you have nominated a P.O. box, and the item is within Aust Post size, then it will go by Aust Post. Most of the time, this is the case.

When your item is too big, or being sent directly from our supplier, then we need you to provide a physical address so we can send a courier.

Can I get my order sent to a different delivery address? 

Your sure can!

When you check out, you can choose to ship your order to your billing address or a different address.

Simply choose the second option, and then fill in the shipping address of where you want you parcel sent.

Please double check we have Your Correct Address so your order can find its way to you!

What if courier services are not available in my area?

Some locations are outside of courier services....

In these cases we CAN arrange for your order to be deliverd to your local post office.

But please provide us with a street address (street number & name) - even if it is the only Post Office in town - as if it is an office address.

A phone number would help too - this will avoid delays.

What if I need my order urgently?

No worries, we will do our best. Just let us know.

Please give us as much notice as possible - especially for special occasions like birthdays!

In most cases, we CAN arrange an upgrade from Regular Post to Express Post for a little extra.

Please contact us first so we can update your invoice to show the correct amount.

Do you offer combine shipping?
I want to order more than one item...

Sure! Please "Add to Cart" for all the items you want and let the system work it out for you.

If you're unsure, let us know. A quick message is all we need.
This way we can double check the postage for you. Simple!

Can I pick up my order?

No. Sorry - unless you're picking up furniture directly from our supplier.

Because most of our items are located in a commercial warehouse - with NO public acess.

There is no shop front - because that's how we can pass on the savings to you!

Some useful things you might want to know:
    • Combined Shipping - We are happy to combine shipping for multiple purchases based on the combined weight and dimensions of your items, so add what you like to cart as you go, and check out our shop to see what else you like... you never know what you might find!
    • All items we sell are Stored in a Clean and Smoke Free Environment so You can Rest Asured they will be In Top Condition when they arrive at your place.
    • Packaging & Sending - All your items will be packed well and we do everything we can to make sure you package arrives safely. In the unlikely event something does go wrong with your package, please contact us via email. We do our best to resolve any concerns.
    • Prompt Shipping - Your package will be sent to you promptly once payment is cleared. In most cases it will be dispatched the next business day.
    • Packaging Materials - We endeavour to support "green policies" and recycle clean packaging materials whenever possible. Brand names on packaging material may not necessarily match the content.
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Generally they may never ring you -  and they tend to just turn up anyway. But their office needs to have your phone number on file for "just-in-case".

If you have any special delivery instructions, please let us know.

It is best to providing these details by sending us a quick message - this means your parcel will be dispatched to you faster.

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Why Shop With Us?

Because we're here for you.
and your sewing needs.

Sew Much Easier is founded by a sewists, for fellow sewist :-)

We're a surprisingly small team that put a great deal of thoughts into what we do and how we do it. We stock only a handful of curated sewing goodies - each one carefully hand picked and tested ourselves.

Everything we stock only make it to our online store if we absolutlely LOVE them - for our own sewing. Because we're only interested in handing over what YOU would be happy with.

Hi, I'm Shelley.

I confess that I'm a fabric addict. And I love nothing more than geeking out over the ins-and-outs of sewing machines - and all the bits that come with it. Presser feet are my specialty :-)

I've been sharing my passion of sewing all my life - with a career in fashion design and patchwork teaching - and now I serve fellow sewist everywhere by delivering sewing goodies to your door. And that's only the beginning.

Long after your first purchase - whether it's a sewing machine, dressmakers dummy, or some bobbins - we'll be there to celebrate your joy in the simple act of making something by hand.

Simply drop us a line and...

we'll be there whenever you need help. Any time.


P.S.  I know you're a savvy shooper. And you understand the value of Buy Well, Buy Once.

Because you want to be 100% confident in the quality of your purchase, so that you can be 100% confident in your sewing!

That's Why...

I'd like to make sure You are 100% Happy - so take your time, take a couple of months - get to know your sewing goodies from us.

And in case you change your mind - No Worries. Because shopping online should be stress-free!

Give it a Go Today. You'll be glad you did. So, Go Ahead!

  Join Thousands of Happy Sewists Australia-wide, and be part of our caring creative community. Contact me (Shelley) any time for technical advice or anything sewing related.

Stay in touch - I'm here for you :-)

Last but Not Least...

When you've made something with goodies from us...
Remember to send me a photo.

Because I'd LOVE to see Your Work!

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That means for most items...
We are Not Able to Offer Pick Up. 

Instead we provide fast & low cost delivery to your door :-)

The Only Exception is for Furniture - pick up can be arranged from the supplier directly.

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Restocking ETA: Early March
AU $99.99
SAVE AU $12.99 (13%)
AU $87.00
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