*GIVEAWAY* $200 FISKARS Gift Pack

by Kelsey Norwood

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The winner is #81 – Megan! Send and email to kelseyatvanillajoydotcom to claim your prize!

THE PRIZE

In celebration of National Sewing Month, one lucky reader will win a bundle of FISKARS tools worth $195 including


  1. FISKARS 6″, 8″, and 10″ Amplify RazorEdge Fabric Shears 
  2. FISKARS Easy Change Ergo Control Rotary Cutter 45mm
  3. FISKARS 24″ x 36″ Eco Cutting Mat
  4. FISKARS 6″ X 24″ Acrylic Ruler

AND a free copy of my new Back & Forth quilt pattern.

MY REVIEW

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I got to try out these great scissors and, seriously, they cut fabric like buttah.

Each pair comes with it’s own protective sheath to keep the blade protected and curious fingers safe. The handle is really very comfortable, even when cutting thick upholstery fabric or slippery knit fabric. It fits my hand perfectly and are soft and cushy and comfortable to use. The blades are stainless-steel and cut cleanly all along the blade, and cutting fabric with them isn’t the frustrating, slow-going process it has been with other scissors…

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I’ve been celebrating National Sewing Month and playing with my new toys by making myself some new maxi skirts for my growing pregnant body. They’re going to be perfect for a long, pregnant winter.
fiskars ergo control rotary cutter review

I typically use a combination of fabric shears and pins, pattern weights and a rotary cutter when cutting out fabric for an apparel project. I use the rotary cutter for the long straight sections – it’s super fast and very accurate.

The Easy Change Ergo Control Cutter is my new favorite blade of choice. The blade is lowered out of safety lock when you grip the gray handle, so it feels much safer to have around my kids. There’s also a thumb activated lock that keeps the safety guard up even when the handle is released. And it works great to cut through several layers of fabric, felt, or even vinyl.

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When I’ve cut out the long straight portions with the rotary blade, I use Amplify fabric shears for the smaller details (notching and marking, corners, tight curves, etc.). It’s the best system, it works great and is so fast and accurate.

I use my 6″ x 24″ acrylic ruler and large 24″ x 36″ cutting mat for everything. Sewing, crafting, measuring, everything. I love how big the mat is and that it’s double sided. And honestly, I don’t think I own any other fabric cutting and crafting tool brand – FISKARS has just been too good to me over the years!

And somebody is going to win one of each of my favorite tools! Happy National Sewing Month!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Make a comment on this post telling me your favorite Fiskars fabric crafting product by midnight Sunday, October 6.
  • A winner will be selected and announced the following day.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

{This product was provided to VanillaJoy.com for review purposes. Thanks to FISKARS for sponsoring today’s giveaway!}

{ 91 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Niki September 28, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Love Fiskars! I would love one of their Comfort Loop Rotary Cutters.

2 Donna September 28, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Oh wow, I love my fiskars scissors and rotary cutter!! I couldn’t sew and craft without them!!

3 Patty September 28, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Love my small fiskars rotary cutter for appliqué! Helps me to cut out my super hero logos!

4 Candace September 28, 2013 at 8:47 pm

I love Fiskars! The cutting board is my favorite, allows keeps me on track ????. Thank you for offering this contest!!

5 Kelly Lundy September 28, 2013 at 9:02 pm

I love my Fiskars rotary cutter!

6 jengd September 29, 2013 at 6:38 am

I have a Fiskars rotary cutter and 2 pairs of scissors of theirs that are fabric-ONLY and I love them all. The one pair of scissors is small and RIDICULOUSLY pointy and sharp- great for all of the stitches I have to tear out of my sewing. LOL!

7 jengd September 29, 2013 at 6:41 am

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8 jengd September 29, 2013 at 6:42 am

I follow Fiskars on Instagram.

9 jengd September 29, 2013 at 6:43 am

I follow Fiskars on Pinterest (Festive Fall, Halloween Party, Kids’ Projects, and more)

10 jengd September 29, 2013 at 6:46 am

I follow you on Pinterest (gifts, For the Kids, Holidays and more)

11 jengd September 29, 2013 at 6:48 am

I follow Fiskars on Twitter.

12 jengd September 29, 2013 at 6:49 am

I follow Fiskars on FB

13 Samantha September 29, 2013 at 8:07 am

I love the rotary cutter. Makes cutting pieces for quilts so much easier and faster.

14 Samantha September 29, 2013 at 8:48 am

I love my Fiskars rotary cutter! It’s the best!

15 Samantha September 29, 2013 at 8:49 am

I also follow you on Pinterest!

16 Samantha September 29, 2013 at 8:50 am

And I follow VanillaJoy on Facebook!

17 Anne Marie September 29, 2013 at 8:58 am

I love the basic scissors best of all.

18 Anne Marie September 29, 2013 at 8:59 am

I follow Fiskars on FB.

19 Anne Marie September 29, 2013 at 9:00 am

I follow you on pinterest.

20 Anne Marie September 29, 2013 at 9:00 am

I follow you on FB.

21 Kamie September 29, 2013 at 9:04 am

I love my Fiskars paper trimmer, rotary cutter, and mat. Couldn’t live without them! We use them for crafting, sewing, card making, homework projects, church, etc.

22 Kamie September 29, 2013 at 9:05 am

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23 Kamie September 29, 2013 at 9:06 am

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24 Kamie September 29, 2013 at 9:06 am

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25 Elizabeth September 29, 2013 at 9:42 am

I love Fiskars and especially my cutting mat!

26 Elizabeth September 29, 2013 at 9:43 am

I follow you on Pinterest

27 Elizabeth September 29, 2013 at 9:46 am

I follow Fiskars on Pinterest

28 Elizabeth September 29, 2013 at 9:46 am

I pinned the image

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29 Elizabeth September 29, 2013 at 9:48 am
30 Elizabeth September 29, 2013 at 9:52 am
31 Kim September 29, 2013 at 9:54 am

Love the FISKARS Easy Change Ergo Control Rotary Cutter 45mm

32 Kim September 29, 2013 at 9:55 am

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33 Sue D September 29, 2013 at 10:57 am

My favorite is the comfort loop rotary cutter.

34 Cindy Brooks September 29, 2013 at 12:45 pm

I love the rotary cutter! I really need some small fabric scissors. The Amplify™ RazorEdge™ Fabric Shears (6″) would be awesome!
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35 Cindy Brooks September 29, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I follow Fiskars on pinterest (Cindy Brooks)
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36 Cindy Brooks September 29, 2013 at 12:47 pm

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37 Cindy Brooks September 29, 2013 at 12:48 pm

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38 Cindy Brooks September 29, 2013 at 12:49 pm

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39 Cindy Brooks September 29, 2013 at 12:50 pm
40 Cindy Brooks September 29, 2013 at 12:54 pm
41 Noelle Searles September 29, 2013 at 1:19 pm

I love the rotary cutter!

42 sharonjo September 29, 2013 at 2:14 pm

I think the Everywhere Punches would be fun and useful for all kinds of paper crafts. Thanks!

43 sharonjo September 29, 2013 at 2:14 pm

I follow Fiskars on twitter @sharonjo2

44 sharonjo September 29, 2013 at 2:15 pm

I like Fiskars on facebook.
(Sharon O.)

45 sharonjo September 29, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I follow Fiskars on instagram
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46 sharonjo September 29, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I follow Fiskars on pinterest
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47 sharonjo September 29, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I follow you on pinterest
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48 sharonjo September 29, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I follow you on facebook.
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49 Sherryl Gwynn September 29, 2013 at 3:44 pm

I couldn’t have as much fun sewing and crafting without my rotary cutter. It makes so much easier to do.

50 Sus September 29, 2013 at 4:27 pm

RazorEdge Softgrip Fabric Shears

51 Sus September 29, 2013 at 4:28 pm

follow fiskars on twitter (tnsnx)

52 Sus September 29, 2013 at 4:29 pm

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53 Sus September 29, 2013 at 4:29 pm

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54 Sue D September 29, 2013 at 7:02 pm

I left a comment on your post DIY Monster Decor for StRaNgE Boys.

55 Lori A. September 29, 2013 at 7:24 pm

I love the Fabric Christmas Card Display. I have been looking a long time for something like this!

56 Lori A. September 29, 2013 at 7:27 pm

I follow Fiskars on facebook

57 Lori A. September 29, 2013 at 7:31 pm

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58 Lori A. September 29, 2013 at 7:32 pm

I follow Vanilla Joy on facebook

59 Lori A. September 29, 2013 at 7:36 pm

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60 Renea September 29, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Fiskars has been the scissor of choice since I started sewing. My grandmother gave me a new, shiny, silver Fiskars scissors when I was a teenager and I am still using that scissors (about 40 years ago). Thanks for the great giveaway.

61 Allison C September 30, 2013 at 4:41 pm

I like the Amplify shears. They look like they would handle really thick wool felt and thick leather well.

62 Allison C September 30, 2013 at 4:42 pm

I like you on FB

63 Allison C September 30, 2013 at 4:42 pm

I like Fiskars on FB

64 Allison C September 30, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I follow you on Pinterest

65 Allison C September 30, 2013 at 4:44 pm
66 Angela A October 1, 2013 at 5:35 am

I really love the basic cutting shears from Fiskars. I use them for everything!

67 Angela A October 1, 2013 at 5:40 am

I follow Fiskars on Pinterest

68 Angela A October 1, 2013 at 5:40 am

I follow Fiskars on twitter

69 Angela A October 1, 2013 at 5:41 am

I like Fiskars on FB

70 Angela A October 1, 2013 at 5:42 am

I now follow you Kelsey on Pinterest. :)

71 Angela A October 1, 2013 at 5:42 am

I follow VanillaJoy on FB

72 Angela A October 1, 2013 at 5:44 am

I repinned the giveaway post on Pinterest. (stampchamp)

73 Angela A October 1, 2013 at 5:48 am

Tweeted about the contest! (alexandermomof4)

74 Angela A October 1, 2013 at 5:51 am

Commented on your peach jam recipe! Can’t wait to try it!

75 Shari L. October 1, 2013 at 9:33 am

I LOVE the rotary cutter! Can’t imagine sewing without it.

76 Shari L. October 1, 2013 at 9:34 am

I’m following Fiskars on Twitter — @sharinlilbit

77 Shari L. October 1, 2013 at 9:35 am

I’m following you on Pinterest. My pinterest name is sharinlilbit.

78 Shari L. October 1, 2013 at 9:36 am

I’m following you on Facebook — Shari Long

79 Shari L. October 1, 2013 at 9:38 am
80 Shari L. October 1, 2013 at 9:40 am
81 Megan October 1, 2013 at 9:47 am

I’ve had my eye on those scissors since they first came out. I need a new pair of fabric shears! I think the 8″ would be my favorite.

82 Carol Gifford October 1, 2013 at 10:29 am

I would love the Rotary Cutter because I don’t own one. I plan to start making a quilt and owning one of those tools would be great.

83 Ashley C October 3, 2013 at 10:23 am

I like the Amplify Mixed Media Shears

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84 Shelley October 3, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Love, love, love my easy-action razor edge scissors!!!

85 Monica October 3, 2013 at 10:56 pm

I love my friskar scissors!! They are very durable and cuts fabric great! They are also very inexpensive.

86 Mel October 4, 2013 at 8:46 am

I love the 3 Piece Rotary Cutting Set (I couldn’t pick just one!) Thanks for the giveaway.

87 Mel October 4, 2013 at 8:47 am

I follow you on Pinterest (Melooza1)

88 Mel October 4, 2013 at 8:48 am

I follow VanillaJoy on FB

89 Mel October 4, 2013 at 8:49 am

I follow fiskars on FB

90 Mel October 4, 2013 at 8:52 am

Pinned On Pinterest

91 Lydia October 5, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Love the Comfort Loop Rotary cutters to reduce hand fatigue and pain!

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