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  • Clothing

    Interview: Tighe Flanagan

    Is he a quilt maker or a garment maker? Read our interview of designer Tighe Flanagan from Handmade by Tighe Flanagan and then you can decide! Where are you from? What is your community like? Originally from Denver, Colorado, I’ve lived in Washington, DC, for the last ten years. I moved to DC to study at…

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  • Cosplay

    Interview: Jedimanda

    An accomplished professional seamstress with a theater background, winner of costume competitions, and avid Star Wars aficionado, Jedimanda has found her place in the world of cosplay. Learn more about this talented OLFA design team member.   Please tell us about yourself and what your community is like. I am a cosplayer who creates her own…

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    Interview: Felie Hempfling

    Felie Hempfling of London and Granger has never met a scrap of fabric she didn’t love and it shows in the scrappy projects she creates! Tell us about your business and your community. London and Granger focuses mainly on sewing colorful and eye-catching pouches and bags. Way back in the day, I created hoop art and…

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    Interview: Amanda Brown

    When she’s not staring at her fabric collection, designer Amanda Brown turns it into beautiful creations. See what other methods Amanda uses to express her creativity!  Tell us a little bit about your business. Prior to starting Fabric Heart I had a knitting and crocheting business making eco-friendly wash cloths. I knew how to sew, I…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    2020 OLFA Creators

    We are pleased to announce our 2020 OLFA Creators design team. We are bringing you a group of creators with an array of skills from quilters, sewers, designers, teachers, long arm quilters, pattern makers, upcyclers, cosplayers, costume makers and authors. They are so much more than their labels. You’ll see that each month as we…

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    Designer Interview: Justin Stafford

    Designer Justin Stafford of Keaton Quilts  lives a big, quilting life in the big city – New York City! He shares a little bit of his world with us. When you are through reading all about Justin be sure to head over to his Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial!   Living in a large city, what…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Maker Series: Jedidiah Fleming / Book Carving

    In a couple of sentences, tell us about yourself: I am Jedidiah Fleming from Sparta, TN. I began my artistic explorations briefly with mosaic tile, but have been working with books and paper as my medium for 3+ years. What is your craft / business? I take books, (almost always damaged, outdated, overproduced, or saved…

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  • Cosplay

    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 Spotlight

    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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