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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…

  • 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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  • Retailers Section

    In the News

    By OLFA Creates

    Over a year ago, OLFA began putting in place a 40th Anniversary Quilt to celebrate the invention of the rotary cutter in 1979. We asked 40 designers to make an original block for the quilt. The blocks were sashed and placed in an asymmetrical design with rotary cutters, in all of our colors, around the…

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  • 2019 Quilt Along

    OLFA Quilt Along

    Photography: Kitty Wilkin / Quilt Design: Roseann Kermes / Editor: Elizabeth Beese / Machine Quilter: Marilyn Kidd   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 cutter, which OLFA invented back in…

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  • Designer Interview – Scott Hansen

    Designer Scott Hansen of Blue Nickel Studios creates quilt designs with a modern, urban flair. His project, Le Printemps Table Runner is sure to brighten up your days! Check it out here.   Please give us a review of the history of your business.    I started Blue Nickel Studios mostly as a blog presence in…

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  • Table Accessories

    Project: Le Printemps Table Runner

    By Scott Hansen

    I thought I would go a floral route for a February project rather than the typical hearts and chocolates! Beside by now most of us in the Nothern Hemisphere are longing for the beginning of Spring.   Cutting Instructions: From Background Fabric cut: 4 – 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Square A 4 – 2…

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  • Retailers Section

    The Scrap Bag

    By OLFA Creates

    Keeping up with sample making is an on-going struggle for quilt shop owners. In our visual industry, samples sell! Trunk shows are a solution that benefit both the shop owner and the designer. With shop hops or retreats, samples from designers through a trunk show make your shop look vibrant and interesting. In a shop-owner…

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  • Holiday

    January Slice & Stitch Challenge

    By Kristina Brinkerhoff

    Welcome to the first 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 Kristina and HollyAnne both received a Limited Edition Ruby Anniversary 45mm Rotary Cutter (RTY-2G)and Aurifil Cone…

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