Tips and Tutorials Tuesday – How to Recycle Your Old Rotary Blades

April 28, 2015

Rotary Discount Meme

Welcome to Tips and Tutorials Tuesday! I hope you’ll stay awhile, check out our tip for the day, and then scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the tips linked below by some of the best bloggers in our industry.

Last week, I posted about my tip for safely storing old rotary blades. Thank you for your awesome comments and suggestions for all the other wonderful ways to do this.



This week, I want to highlight one of the comments I received, made by Annette.  She recycles her rotary blades at  LP Sharp Company!  I love this idea, because I HATE throwing anything away in a landfill that can be recycled.  Thank you so much, Annette for sharing this valuable information with us.

If you keep your old blades, you can put them back in the little flat container they came in (unmarked and not taped closed) and mail them in a bubble envelope to LP Sharp for recycling. By doing this, you’ll receive a  hefty discount on new blade purchases!

Blades and case

You can also order your blades from LP Sharp online with Paypal, or send an order with cash, check or money order.

Get brand new blades in exchange for your old ones
5 (five) blade minimum order
OLFA Blades
28mm – (1″ size) – $2.30 for each blade exchanged
45mm – (1 3/4″) – $3.50 for each blade exchanged
60mm – (2 1/4″) – $5.80 for each blade exchanged
Generic Blades
28mm – (1″ size) – $1.90 for each blade exchanged
45mm – (1 3/4″) – $2.20 for each blade exchanged
60mm – (2 1/4″) – $4.70 for each blade exchanged

Send your blades and orders to:

L.P. Sharp Company
P.O. Box 85
Gilman, MN 56333-0085

The turnaround time is about 2 weeks. I will definitely be giving the generic blades a try, and I’ll let you know how it goes.

I called LP Sharp and asked if they ship internationally.  I have a few Australian friends who currently pay exorbitant prices for their blades, and might find this deal very appealing.

At this time, they only ship to the US and Canada.  But if you are an Aussie or Kiwi and are interested, please let me know and I’ll get in touch with them again for you to confirm your interest in their program.

Last week, one of our link ups was by Myra from Busy Hands Quilts, and she is hosting a fantastic quilt-along for the Gravity quilt by Jaybird Quilts. This month, they recently began building Block 1, so it’s the perfect time to join in if you’re looking for a new project!

Thanks for reading along and for linking up!  It’s your turn to click the link below and add all your Tips and Tutorials, old or new.

*Note: I am not affiliated with LP Sharp Company and am not receiving any compensation for this review.

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  • Reply Alana April 28, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Great tip for all designers!

  • Reply quiltingjetgirl April 28, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Holy moly, that is awesome… *getting up to go send of a pack of 5 60mm blades right now*!!

  • Reply Margaret April 29, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    I’m a Kiwi quilter interested in the blade exchange programme, but one problem with it would be postage costs! If you do find any further info I’d be really interested. In the meantime, I’m now following your blog …

  • Reply Kelsey May 7, 2015 at 7:43 am

    That’s fantastic! I will definitely be sending my used blades there!!

  • Reply trialcands June 15, 2015 at 7:07 am

    I live in the UK and am definitely interested in being able to do this. I am fortunate to have a friend in the US that I can have them shipped to but certainly think I could round up considerable trade from my quilting groups here.

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