Monday, August 14, 2017

OIfa Endurance Review and Giveaway

As August's instructions for the Magnolia Mystery quilt have been for cutting our fabric, I thought it would be very timely for a review of the Olfa Endurance rotary blades and a giveaway!

This giveaway came about because Olfa commented on an older post of mine on Instagram where I had a bunch of HSTs and an Olfa cutter in the picture.  I replied to their comment that I love my Olfa cutter and that I have tried so many different types and brands of cutters and it is the only one I use.  They asked if I had tried their Endurance rotary blades and when I told them I had not, they offered to send me one to try and if I liked it they offered to sponsor a giveaway so you could have a chance to try one too! (So long story short, this giveaway is sponsored by Olfa but all opinions are 100% mine.)



I was wondering if I would be able to really tell if my blade stayed sharper longer, but after cutting all of the fabrics for three complete quilts I can say that I really could tell a difference.  The blade was still sharp after all of that cutting.




In addition, Olfa also sent me a folding cutting mat.  This is going to be perfect to bring to classes or retreats and when unfolded is a very usable 12" x 17" size.



You can find the Olfa Endurance blades and mat on Amazon or your local quilt shop. (affiliate links)

Would you like a chance to win an Olfa Endurance rotary blade and folding mat?  There will be two winners, each winning a blade and mat.  Due to shipping costs, this giveaway is limited to only the US and the prizes will be shipped directly from Olfa.

To enter, simply use the rafflecopter: (if you are reading this post via e-mail, you may need to click over to the blog for the rafflecopter box to appear below).

(If you do not have an Instagram account, you can type in "no IG" into the box for an entry)

a Rafflecopter giveaway





37 comments:

  1. I am glad to hear the blade is holding up so well! That's awesome. :)

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  2. My friend Mari sent me one of these cutters after we lost everything in the floods last year. It is my go to cutter even though I have 3 others.

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  3. I have often wondered if these blades do really last longer. What a very generous giveaway.

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  4. So glad to hear about the endurance blade. When I run out of regular blades, I will purchase. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. I love my Olfa rotary cutter, it's the only one I use... interested in the Endurance blades to see if they truly last longer:

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  6. I too love my Olfa rotary cutter. They are much better than others I have used. I was so glad to read your review of the Endurance blades. I am always changing blades, so these would be worth having.

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  7. I have a new Olfa Splash cutter with the Endurance blade, and it cuts like a dream!

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    1. I can't do Instagram as I don't own a smart phone and they won't let me play.

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  8. I need new to replace my blade. So I will try the endurance blade. Hoping to win a new cutter and blade. Thanks for the info and the giveaway.

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  9. I'll be trying the endurance blades when I am out of my stash of the regular ones.
    I am not on Instagram so can't enter the contest. Bummer.

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    1. Thank you for so quickly adjusting so non-IG can enter. Not on Facebook either. lol I just don't trust the social media sites.

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  10. Thanks for the chance, I have been curious about this new blade :)

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  11. Always something to make our passion easier!!
    jennieb@bex.net

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  12. I tried one of the new blades and found that it lasts longer and helps cut down on cutting time and inaccuracy. Love my Olfa tools!

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  13. I'm an Olfa fan too, but haven't tried the Endurance blades...sounds like I need to! Thanks for your recommendation!

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  14. awesome give away, the Olfa cutter is the one I use too because I too tried several different ones and this is my alt time fav.

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  15. I'm not on Instagram so I can't enter but good luck to those who are.

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  16. Thanks Olfa for a great giveaway! I have three Olfa cutters but can always use another!

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  17. I'm a user of the Olfa cuttter and just bought a new Endurance blade. A friend asked me to cut his jeans down for shorts. It worked like a dream.

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  18. I just finished cutting out my Magnolia Mystery quilt with my Olfa cutter, not the style pictured but I do love my cutter. I have not tried the new blades yet.

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  19. Pity this is or Instagram only. I follow you via email. Love Olfa mats and blades and will look for this blade

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  20. I do love my Olfa cutter and now the improved blade will be wonderful.

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  21. Good to know! I'll look for them. I only use Olfa.

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  22. Olfa is my favorite too. I haven't tried the new blades yet.

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  23. I can't do the instagram either but Olfa products. I still have the Magnolia Mystery to cut out but presently in Boston for husbands possible heart transplant work up. He's had his condition for 13 years and it seems it's time for his (our) next health chapter.
    Nice giveaway, thanks.

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  24. I use Olfa but haven't tried the Endurance blades. Thanks for allowing non IG users a chance to enter.

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  25. What a generous thing for Olfa to do. I have not tried the new blades, but would be delighted to win one. I really go through a lot of blades with all the cutting I do for Quilts of Valor blocks to make quilts for our veterans. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  26. I guess I should give these a try.

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  27. I'm always keeping my ears open on longer lasting blades. With two of chopping up fabric in the house, you can go through the rotary blades for sure.

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  28. I am so interested in trying these! I have had skipping issues because of my old mat that I need to replace and it would be nice to start fresh with a new cutter and a new mat at the same time. :)

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  29. Thank you for the review... I've been curious about the new Olfa Endurance blades...
    Looks like that will have to be my next blade!
    (Love my Olfa cutters!!)
    Pat T.

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  30. The review is very helpful. I really need to learn to to use a cutting blade. Thank you for the giveaway also :)

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  31. Thanks for sharing your experience with the Endurance blade. And thanks for all the inspiration on your blog!

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