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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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  • Project

    Project: Irish Blessing Quilt

    By Amanda Brown

    Designer Amanda Brown’s quilt, Irish Blessings, is a tribute to her great grandmother who came to Canada as a teenager. The message on her quilt is timeless, the story behind it priceless.   Hi! This is Amanda of Fabric Heart  and I want to share with you a fun St. Patrick’s Day themed quilt called “Irish…

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  • Holiday

    Project: Hello Autumn!

    By Pat Sloan

    Using her new line from Benartex called Bonnie Lane, designer Pat Sloan has created a charming four-pack of Fall leaves. You’ll be able to leave this mini-quilt up through Thanksgiving! Size: 15 ½” x 15 ½”   OLFA CUTTING TOOLS: Splash 45mm Rotary Cutter  12″ x 18″ Rotary Mat 6″ x 24″ Frosted Acrylic Ruler 4-1/2″…

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  • Project

    Project: Hourglass Mini Quilt

    By Sandra Johnson

    Recycle used denim into a quilt that you can use as a table mat or wall hanging. Don’t have denim jeans to use? Shop your local thrift store!   Supplies: Fabric A — denim from old jeans – light colored Fabric B — denim from old jeans – dark colored 27” x 24” fabric for…

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  • Pillows

    July Slice & Stitch Challenge

    By Audrey Mann and Diane Brinton

    Welcome to the fourth of six (6) Slice & Stitch Challenges that we’ve teamed up with Aurifil to bring you! One OLFA Ambassador and one Aurifil Artisan will receive the same products and create a project or tips / tutorial for you! This month Audrey Mann & Diane Brinton with The Cloth Parcel and Amista Baker…

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  • Baby

    Project: Rock & Roll Baby Quilt

    By Cheryl Brickey

    Surround a baby or toddler with hugs and kisses with this stylish design that easy enough for a beginner!    Project: Rock & Roll Baby Quilt Size: 40 1/2″ x 52 1/2″ Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs My good friends have a baby boy due in a few months and I wanted to make…

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  • Quilts & Blankets

    The Splendid Sampler™ 2 – sew-along

    It’s my turn! I was so thrilled when Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson asked me to be a part of this wonderful project along with so many talented designers! This week I get the pleasure of unveiling my block for The Splendid Sampler™ 2 Sew-Along! My block, Lot’s o’ Hexies, can be found on page 84…

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  • 40th Anniversary Quilt Along

    OLFA Quilt Along

    Photography: Kitty Wilkin / Quilt Design: Roseann Kermes / Editor: Elizabeth Beese / Machine Quilter: Marilyn Kidd Go directly to the Quilt Block Gallery Early last year we began the process of rounding up designers to work with us on a quilt for the 2019 celebration for the 40th Anniversary of the invention of the rotary…

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  • Quilts & Blankets

    Project: ECHO Quilt Pattern

    By Kristy Daum

    Echo by Kristy Daum Quilt Measures – approx. 50″ x 50″ Fabric Requirements Before You Begin: Read through all directions first All seam allowances are a scant 1/4″ RST stands for “Right Sides Together” WOF stands for “Width of Fabric” Fabric requirement assumes minimum 40” between selvages Extra fabric will be required if using directional…

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  • Quilts & Blankets

    The Splendid Sampler II™ Sew-along

    The Splendid Sampler™ 2 Sew Along launched June 14, 2018!! They are releasing 20 blocks (1 weekly on Thursdays) in advance of The Splendid Sample 2 book coming out on October 15, 2018 with Martingale. We are trilled to be a part of this wonderful sew along being hosted by @QuilterPatSloanand @QuiltJane. Our own Yvonne Busdeker is…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    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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  • Other

    Project: Summer Picnic Blanket

    By Giuseppe Ribaudo

    This summer I’ll be going camping. I am already envisioning picnics by the lake. What picnic would be complete without a beautiful picnic blanket? I have no shortage of quilts I can use as picnic blankets, but we have to be smart about what we carry with us. We have a 3 mile hike just…

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