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    Celebrate National Quilting Month with OLFA!

    By OLFA Creates

    Do you realize quilting has a whole month of celebration? And that March 16 is National Quilting Day? To spread the joy of quilting, we’ve asked our 2019 OLFA Creators design team  two questions  — what they have new coming out in the next few months, and what are their five favorite quilting tools are. Besides…

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    Designer Interview: Amanda Madden

    Designer Amanda Madden of AMadden Tailoring gives us a glimpse into her life as a designer. She’s the owner of a specialty shop geared toward brides and formal wear in Brooklyn, New York.  You’ll also want to check out her DIY Bridal Veil tutorial!   O: When did you start sewing and quilting? AM: I watched…

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    Designer Interview: Sherri McConnell

    We’ve worked with designer Sherri McConnell of a Quilting Life Designs for a number of years — this is her second time as an OLFA Creator. After reading Sherri’s interview, though, we realized there was a lot we didn’t know about her! Be sure to head over and check out Sherri’s Scrappy Strips Pillow project…

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    Designer Interview: Nicole Daksiewicz

    Once Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft left her career as a flight attendant behind, her quilting business really took off! She’s settled down into a modern look and a life devoted to her family and making things that bring her joy. Be sure to check out her N0-Sew Felt Ornaments after her interview. O: What…

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    Designer Interview: Sarah Maxwell

    From pattern designing, to developing fabric lines, to running a quilt shop, Sarah Maxwell is one busy woman! After learning about Sarah be sure to head over to see the beautiful chenille project she created for OLFA this month. Here’s a glimpse into Sarah’s life. O: How long have you been quilting and designing patterns?…

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    Designer Spotlight: Yvonne Fuchs

    From a career that was out of this world to quilt designer, discover how Yvonne Fuchs successfully switched gears but continues to use past skills in her quilting endeavors  today. After you learn more about Yvonne you’ll want to head over and and dive into making this beautiful Diffraction Quilt that she designed for OLFA!…

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    September Designer Spotlight Christopher Thompson

    We’ve been waiting for this month to arrive! We’ve been talking with Christopher Thompson, a.k.a. Tattooed Quilter, for quite some time but we wanted to line his Designer Spotlight appearance up with the launch of his much anticipated Blue Carolina fabric line with Riley Blake and his matching thread collection with Aurifil. A LITTLE BIT…

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    Designer Spotlight – Patty Prann Young

    Patty Prann Young of MODKID,LLC  has a gift for designing clothing and fabric. Through her high-quality boutique-style patterns, she has been dressing up kids of all ages with her modern and fun clothing designs. Her love of travel has been a big factor in her fabric designing, too. She’s celebrating her 21st line of fabric…

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    Designer Spotlight – Cindy Staub

    We’re delighted to introduce you to designer Cindy Staub, owner of Quilt Doodle Designs , a pattern design company located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Whether she’s designing applique projects or quilts, Cindy’s whimsical look will bring a smile to your face! This month she’s created a beautiful Doodle Days Lap Quilt to share….

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    Project: Accordion Sewn HSTs™ Dueling Mug Rugs

    By Beth Helfter

    This project is intended to introduce you to my innovative Accordion Sewn HSTs method and show how using it with one group of scrappy fabrics can create two little mug rugs with no fabrics alike in either of them. It’s pretty cool! And easy! And you just need your scrap bins! So let’s get started!…

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    Designer Spotlight: Giuseppe Ribaudo

    Our June OLFA Creator is Giuseppe Ribaudo of Guicy Guice in New York City. By day, Guiseppe manages media for Andover Fabrics. But at night, his studio buzzes with an array of sewing adventures. After you read all about Giuseppe you’ll want to head over and make this beautiful Summer Picnic Blanket!   O: Tell…

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    May Designer Spotlight: Shayla Wolf

      OLFA Creators designer, Shayla Wolf, is part of the two-team designer group at Sassafras Lane Designs, that includes her mom, Kristy. Her bright, cheerful look is a little bit traditional and a lot of modern! No matter which way you turn it, her Quarter-Square  Triangle  Double-Sided  Quilted  Pillow she designed for OLFA , will blend…

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