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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…

  • Maker Series – Sandra Johnson

    This past February at QuiltCon, Sandra Johnson caught our eye has she walked past our booth in quilted pants! Yes quilted pants! These were certainly a conversation starter. Sandra is quite the talented sewist / quilter and has such a great perspective on how she approaches her projects. A few weeks after QuiltCon we were…

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  • Baby

    After Bath Snuggle Blanket

    This project was inspired by a hooded blanket tutorial from Kelly Oribine at The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking (now kellyoribine.com). It was the perfect gift idea for this cuddle fabric from Shannon Fabrics. How cute are these forest friends? Not to mention super snuggly! Supplies: OLFA Double Sided Self-Healing Rotary Mat OLFA 45mm Rotary…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    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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  • Other

    Project: Quick & Easy Fussy Cut Pincushion

    By Carla Peicheff

    Anyone who sews can’t have too many pincushions! Beginners will love the simplicity of the Quick and Easy Fussy Cut Pincushion by Carla Peicheff. More advanced sew-ers will find her directions for using the OLFA Circle Cutter spot on for fussy cutting the circles. Add one more pincushion to your collection! As most other sewists,…

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  • Pillows

    Cozy Pillow Cover

    By OLFA Creates

    Hi, my name is Cassie and I have a pillow addiction. Seriously, who doesn’t love pillows? They are soft and cuddly; plus it’s one of the fastest and easiest ways to freshen up a room without costing a fortune. It’s even better when you get to make new pillows testing out some fun faux fur!…

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  • Bags

    March Slice & Stitch Challenge

    By Joanna Marsh

    Welcome to the second 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 just for you! This month Joanna and Isabelle both were given an OLFA 45mm Deluxe Handled Rotary Cutter with Specialty Blades…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    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: Lee Monroe

    From her home in North Carolina, designer Lee Monroe creates her line of projects and also tutorials to help the sewing and quilting community become better at what they do. Once you are done learning a bit more about Lee make sure you head over to see her Wool Pencil Case tutorial   Please tell…

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  • Back-to-school

    Project: Wool Pencil Case

    By Lee Chappell Monroe

    Store your artist’s pencils, scissors, or small rotary tools in the zippered case made from wool.   Supplies: Two 4×11” pieces of thick wool/wool felt One 9” zipper 40 wt thread Print one copy of Pencil Case Template here     OLFA Supplies: OLFA 12″ Rotating Rotary Mat (RM-12S) OLFA 6″x12″ Square Frosted Acrylic Ruler…

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  • Rotary Cutter: What’s the Difference?

    Learn more about the different rotary cutters, handles, sizes and more to select the best rotary cutter for you.  

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  • #myOLFAstory

    Late 2017 we began collecting images of Makers Hands. We want to celebrate the hands that create such beautiful things. Your hands don’t have to be perfectly polished or in hand model shape. We encourage everyone to cherish their hands for what they allow us to do and create. During two different trade-shows makers were…

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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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