What size cutter are you using Tentacles? I have a 28 mm which I use for clothing as it copes well with the curves. I use the 45 mm for quilting/straight shapes.
If you are using a mat from Warehouse Stationery, don't be tempted to iron fabric while on it, it will buckle the mat
I have a blade sharpener (in both sizes) which I use often and find it works well enough for a few more sharpens for me.
I have a deluxe Olfa cutters. I like the handle grip. Just be warned that you can't attach a cutting guide to the ergo deluxe olfa cutters (I discovered this after I bought a guide in a co-op, after using Claire's cutter with a guide attached - perfect for adding a seam allowance to Ottobre patterns as you cut.)
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