Works For Me – Quick Gift Wrapping

I’ve discovered that sewing tools can make gift wrapping quicker. I use my rotary cutter and my rotary cutter board to cut chunks of wrapping paper the right size. The rotary cutter cuts twice as fast as a scissors, and the cutting board even has lines on it that make it easy to cut straight lines. The paper does dull the blade, but changing the blade is easy and cheap, and well worth the time I save cutting paper for gift after gift after gift.


  1. That is an excellent tip! I could have used that today as I was wrapping movie, after movie, after movie 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great idea! Thanks for sharing =)

  3. That’s a great idea! I hate wrapping gifts…I’m sure that this really speeds the process! Thanks for sharing!


  4. Yep that would work!

  5. I love using one. I was told that if you use it for paper, dont switch back to using it on fabric. It changes the blade.

  6. That’s clever, I’ve used pinking shears for decorative edges until my pinking shears are dull. So now I have two, one for paper, one for fabric.

  7. Great idea. I have a paper cutter I will be using this year. Thanks!

  8. Great suggestion, and I like the cutting faster idea =)

  9. That’s a great idea!!

  10. Great idea! I always end up ripping the paper when I use scissors. At least wrapping will be easier this x-mas! Thanks! :p

  11. What a great idea. I bought a rotary cutter a few months ago and haven’t used it yet. I’m supposed to be making my first quilt, but have been too intimidated to get started with it. :o)

  12. If only I hadn’t stayed up ’til 1:30 last night/this morning wrapping every last gift . . . do you have any tips for easy/fast/nice looking bows. Tonight is bow night!

  13. awesome idea…now if i only had those things…

  14. What a great idea! Hmm… do I still have that rotary cutter I borrowed from a friend 4 years ago?

  15. Great idea. Of course, that would require digging out my rotary cutter and board. It might be next Christmas before that happens. 🙂


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