Sometimes I am appalled by the prices that quilting gadgets cost. They are kind of like medical equipment in that if it is specified medical, (or quilter related) the cost goes way up. Rotary cutter blades have always been a bit pricey in my opinion. So when I read about blade replacements for carpet cutters, I was very interested. I looked them up and saw that they look exactly like the ones I use for my Olfa and Fiskars rotary cutters. So....I just had to order some.
The company is Harbor Freight. The blades come in packs of 2 for $1.99. I ordered 5 packs ($9.95), tax $1.31, and the freight was $6.99. The total for 10 blades came to $18.25. But the blades were on backorder, so when I opened my package, they had given me an extra pack, so I got 12 blades for $18.85 ($1.57 a piece). At Joann.com the prices are: Olfa blades, pack of 5 for $31.99, Fiskars, pack of 5 for 25.99. At Amazon you can get a 5 pack of the Fiskars brand for $14.15. So Harbor Freight is still a great deal.
I think if you got a lot of your friends to place an order with you, you could even save more, as I can't imagine the freight would be much more.
Update on house: not much going on right now. We're waiting for the countertops to come this week, then they can finish up.