Nifty GadgetMay 4, 2007
I love how a nifty little gadget can make life so easy! I have been wanting to find an easy way to cut stencil for some time now. And I have finally found it! I got this nifty OLFA stencil cutter from The Stencil Company. The handle holds two blades (similar to Exacto blades) and a spacer that holds the blades a consistent distance apart from each other. So when you make a cut with it, it cuts two parallel lines. So cool!
I sketch the design on the acetate with a permanent marker.
I cut a few lines along the design; enough to show the design but not too much that the stencil falls apart.
I go back and cut crosswise at each end of the cuts to remove a portion.
And the stencil is ready to use. I like to use the air erasable marker to mark quilts, the purple one. Sometimes I will sketch the entire line in with marker, sometimes I will just connect the dots with the stitching.
It is amazing how one little gadget can make life so enjoyable!!