Before the dawn of the rotary cutter, cutting multiple layers and shapes out of fabric was a taxing task. Fitted with a revolving blade, the slim handheld tool transformed the quilting industry, allowing users to cut out uniform pieces of patchwork with greater speed and precision. Today rotary cutters are used by professional quilters and DIY-ers alike, with one of the most popular options being a 45-millimeter blade that can perform basic cuts. No matter which brand you choose, always use a cutting mat to keep your blade in optimal condition. Read our reviews of the best rotary cutters to find the one that’s right for you.