Top 5 Ways to Use a Rotary Cutter

The question isn’t “what can you do with a rotary cutter?”—it’s more like “what can’t you do with one?” This versatile tool can handle just about…

  • OLFA Tips

    Using Rotary Cutters to Maintain Hand and Wrist Health

    By OLFA Creates

    How often do you think about your hands? I marvel at my daughters tiny hands daily. Among the everyday things—like combing my hair and fixing a bowl of cereal—my hands do some marvelous things too. In as little as a day these hands can draft a pattern, cut fabric and then transform it with needle…

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  • Maker Series – Wrapsesh & Vinyl Vixen Wraps

    We met Vinyl Vixen last summer when she tagged us on Instagram using one of our graphics knives. It’s always fun to see what new stuff they are up to each week. Just when you think the designs can’t get any better, they do! Energy, color and outgoing fun comes to mind when scrolling through…

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  • OLFA Summer Pillowcase Challenge!

    Pattern for the above pillowcases can be found here.   OLFA is a proud sponsor this year of APQ’s 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. We’ve pulled together a great summer challenge for you! You have an opportunity to give back and have a chance to win some great prizes at the same time! 1. Sew one,…

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  • Maker Series – InkSmudge Journals

    This week on our Summer Maker Series we’d like to introduce you to Gemma Williams of InkSmudge Journals. InkSmudge Journals makes handmade notebooks and other leather goods based in Liverpool, England. Gemma was brought up surrounded by crafts in an extremely creative family. Her mum specialized in sewing and her sister in art and photography. Creating…

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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 – Beth Helfter

    By OLFA Creates

    Known for her love of scrappy quilts, Beth Helfter, of EvaPaige Quilt Designs, still likes to maintain control over the process of selecting just the right scraps. She calls her method ‘consistency in the chaos’ and once you hear her explain it, you’ll be hooked on this technique! Read about Beth’s business and enjoy the…

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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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  • Maker Series – Damien James Webb

    By OLFA Creates

    The next maker in our Summer Maker Series is 28 year old, self taught artist, Damien James Webb from Nova Scotia, Canada. He has a passion for model making and set design. Like the other makers we came across his account on social media. He had tagged us in a photo of our product he…

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  • Holiday

    Project: Red, White & Blue Roundup

    With the 4th of July right around the corner we wanted to pull together some great patriotic projects for you. Whether you need something to decorate for a party, give as a gift or just wanted something something fun to do, we’ve got some great options for you! Our own OLFA Creator, Kristina Brinkerhoff, has…

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  • Maker Series – Remote Equipment

    Next in our Summer Maker Series is Philip de los Reyes, owner of a design consultancy with a focus on soft goods design and development. Philip is also the founder and owner of Remote Equipment out of Berkeley, CA. Remote Equipment is a gear company with a singular focus on making the best tools to…

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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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  • 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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