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Sunday Stash {5-31-2015}

At the end of April, Stephanie @Late Night Quilter posted a tip about how to recycle used Olfa rotary blades. For the sake of redundancy, I will not republish the details, but needless to say I was greatly intrigued. On May 4th, I shipped off 5 used 60mm Olfa rotary blades and a $29 check and wondered just what was going to happen. Right at 3 weeks later I received a BRAND NEW package of 60mm Olfa rotary blades. I am hooked!!

LP Sharp

Knowing that I can recycle my blades and get new blades in return for only $29, I am promising myself to change out my rotary blades much more often. Starting moments after I received this awesome package.

*Note that at this time the company only ships to the US and Canada according to their website.

**Also note that Amy @13Spools has a cheap recommendation for purchasing Olfa blades (amazon.com), but I have to admit that I love the recycling aspect of this option!

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11 thoughts on “Sunday Stash {5-31-2015}

  1. I just put mine in a special ‘sharps’ container to take to the local doctor or pharmacy for safe disposal. Recycling?! Wow!

  2. sally says:

    How great you can do this, shame about your last sentence though 🙁

  3. This is definitely worth looking into. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Jayne says:

    I never knew….something to look into for sure!

  5. Jasmine says:

    I was thinking about this last night as I finally changed the blade on my rotary cutter. Thanks for the reminder.

  6. Colleen says:

    thanks so much for posting. I’ll have to give it a try !
    Colleen @ piecemakerquilts.wordpress.com/

  7. Marci says:

    Thanks for the info! Like you, I really love the idea of recycling. I’m gathering up my old blades now to send them off for new ones. P.S. Love your blog!

  8. Kaja says:

    I would love to recycle like this – shame it’s US only.

  9. Joanna says:

    I bought the 15 pack of blades from Massdrop last year, thinking I could change my blade once a month for a year and still have some left over. Well… I’ve only used 2 to change my blades once (I have 2 cutters) lol. So it hasn’t made me any better in chafing more regularly! 😉

  10. Terri Ann says:

    I should probably change my blade more often and look forward to trying out this recycling once I dull down the ones I have 🙂

  11. Thanks for the reminder about this post. I’ve been saving my old rotary blades for quite some time in case I need to cut paper or something. Wanted to try this myself!

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