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    Maker Series: Kimberly Bucki

    See Kimberly’s ‘Sewing Diamonds‘ tutorial that she used in the above costume!   In a couple of sentences, tell us about yourself: Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, I’ve spent my entire life being creative. From drawing, to sewing, I spend most days working on new designs for my clothing company which features costumes…

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    Designer Interview: Pat Sloan

    Tucked away in her home studio in a suburb of Washington DC, Pat Sloan has created dozens of patterns, books, and fabric collections. With the help of her husband Gregg, Pat has been teaching quilters through classes, quilt-alongs, and popular social media groups.  Tell us about your business. When did you start it and why? I…

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    Designer Interview: Gemia Carroll

    With inspiration from what she sees behind the lens of her camera, plus travel to exciting places – she and her family took a vacation to Chile recently – Gemia Carroll turns her imagination into designing unique items to wear that others can recreate through her patterns. Find out more about this talented designer! This…

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    Designer: Randa Roberts

    Designer Randa Roberts has found her niche – using recycled leather to make handmade and custom bags. She has some fabulous tips for you to begin upcycling leather, too!   Tell us about your business. How did you choose your business name? I started out making clothing and accessories in 2012 from upcycled t-shirts, and…

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    Designer Interview: Lish Dorset

    From reporter and writer, to the creator of the Detroit Urban Craft Fair, to a guest craft on the Martha Stewart Show, Lish Dorset has led an interesting creative life! We especially love how she teaches kids to sew! Discover more about this talented maker, and be sure to check out her Simply Stripe Placemats pattern…

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    Designer Interview: Carla Peicheff

    What started as a business sewing handmade cards blossomed into a full-time endeavor once Carla Peicheff discovered sewing with fabric! Now she spends her days at Carla’s Creations, making small pouches and bags for sale. This month she created a great Quick & Easy Fussy Cut Pincushion for you!   Please tell us about your…

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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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