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…

  • International Quilt Market / Portland

    Companies and retailers alike are getting ready for International Quilt Market – Portland, which takes place Friday, May 18th – Sunday, May 20th. If you are a retailer please stop by and see us at booth #1729. We have all the new products and some other great news to share with you! For those of…

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  • Meet our young quilter friend Ellie

    In February of this year we attended QUILTCON in Pasadena and met some wonderful people. The youngest quilter we met was 11 year old Ellie. She’s been sewing for several years and recently began learning to quilt with her grandma. It was such a pleasure talking with her and her mother Christine. Read on to…

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  • Project

    Project: Quarter-Square Triangle Double-Sided Quilted Pillow 20” x 20”

    Hello fellow creators! I’m Shayla Wolf, one half of the Sassafras Lane Designs duo, and today I am sharing a fun Double-sided Quilted Pillow featuring quarter-square triangles. I love colorful, geometric and fun project designs and the best way to create these is with OLFA products. I grew up learning to sew with rotary cutters…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    May Designer Spotlight: Shayla Wolf

      OLFA Creators designer, Shayla Wolf, is part of the two-team designer group at Sassafras Lane Designs, that includes her mom, Kristy. Her bright, cheerful look is a little bit traditional and a lot of modern! No matter which way you turn it, her Quarter-Square  Triangle  Double-Sided  Quilted  Pillow she designed for OLFA , will blend…

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  • Patty Young

    By Patty Young

    We are excited to introduce you to Patty who is part of our OLFA design team. Read the Q&A’s below to learn more about how Patty learned to sew, what inspired her and great tips for those sewers getting started: Question: When did you first start sewing? Answer:  In my early/mid 30’s Question: How did…

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  • OLFA Tips

    Ask OLFA: How to clean your mats

    Most people ask us how to clean their mats. Well regular cleaning of your OLFA cutting mats will extend their use. To clean your OLFA® mat, use a generous amount of room-temperature water and a few drops of mild detergent. Use a soft, mild bristle brush such as a toothbrush or mushroom brush to create…

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  • In the Spotlight: Beth Kerr Helfter

    Beth Kerr Helfter, a member of our OLFA Creators design team, and the owner of of Eva Paige Quilt Designs, has been promoting the idea of ‘consistency in chaos’ to define her scrappy quilt designs. ‘My one constant design style is one of “fun over fuss,” and I unapologetically preach the gospel of “Perfection is Overrated” through…

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  • Favorites from the Sewing Basket: How to keep your rotary tools organized

    Favorites from the Sewing Basket Are you Spring cleaning? We seem to always be straightening our creative area no matter what time of year! We’re always looking for suggestions to keep things neat and tidy. We asked a few members of our designer team to tell us how they keep their rotary tools handy but…

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  • Tic Toc Tulip Quilt

    Nothing says it’s Spring like tulips! The Tic Toc Tulip Quilt  by Pam Vieira- McGinnis of Pam Kitty Morning will put you in the mood for warmer weather, plus give you a beautiful quilt to snuggle under when there’s a breeze. While Pam loves red, you can make your tulips in a rainbow of colors! A self-prescribed #olfanatic,…

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  • Project

    Free Motion Raw Edge Applique

    OLFA CREATES Free Motion Raw Edge Applique With Lori Kennedy of The Inbox Jaunt Hello, Quilters and Crafters! I’m Lori Kennedy from The Inbox Jaunt and my passion is free motion, machine quilting!  I LOVE to create new designs and share them.  I also LOVE to create pretty things to use in my house.  Free…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Designer Spotlight: Lori Kennedy

    Get to know our April OLFA Creator, Lori Kennedy of Lori Kennedy Quilts! An avid machine quilter, she loves to share her passion through writing and teaching. In addition to her daily blog writing, she writes a bi-monthly column for American Quilter Magazine.  Lori has written two books:  Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 ad More…

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  • Yvonne Fuchs: Learning to quilt & getting started

    By Yvonne Fuchs

    We are excited to introduce you to Yvonne who is part of our OLFA Creators design team. Read the Q&A’s below to learn more about how Yvonne learned to quilt, what inspired her and great tips for those quilters getting started: Question: When did you first start quilting? Answer: I was in high school, so…

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