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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 Interview: Kristy Daum

    A blog that began as a way to show off the renovation of her 1800s home quickly morphed into a quilting blog for Kristy Daum. It turned out to be the start of her business, St. Louis Folk Victorian. Learn more about our OLFA Creators designer, then download her Echo quilt pattern to see how…

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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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  • 2019 OLFA Creators & Ambassadors

    We are pleased to announce our 2019 OLFA Creators design team and our OLFA Ambassadors! We are so excited to have this wonderful group of talented makers on board! Each month we will highlight one OLFA Creator and a fabulous project that they’ll be creating for you. So be on the lookout for those each month….

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  • Clothing

    Project: DIY Bridal Veil

    Making your own veil can be a great way to add a personal touch to your wedding and save hundreds of dollars. There are multiple types of veils, but in this project we will be making a single tier, fingertip length veil.   First, decide how long you want your veil to be. Standard lengths…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Designer Interview: Amanda Madden

    Designer Amanda Madden of AMadden Tailoring gives us a glimpse into her life as a designer. She’s the owner of a specialty shop geared toward brides and formal wear in Brooklyn, New York.  You’ll also want to check out her DIY Bridal Veil tutorial!   O: When did you start sewing and quilting? AM: I watched…

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  • 2019 OLFA Creators Design Team Call

    OLFA North America is looking for is looking for makers of all types for its 2019 OLFA Creator design team!   If you use OLFA products we want to see your creations! From quilts, to home décor, scrapbooking, paper crafting or whatever your hands create, we want to hear from you if you have a…

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  • Project: Sew Strippy Quilted Pillow

    By Sherri McConnell

    Materials: At least 15 strips 1 ½” x 22” (the more, the better!  I used 26 strips for my pillow) 2 rectangles 15 ½” x 11 ½” for pillow back 2 strips 2 ¼” x WOF for binding (piece strips for length) 20” x 20” batting 20” x 20” muslin or other plain fabric for…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Designer Interview: Sherri McConnell

    We’ve worked with designer Sherri McConnell of a Quilting Life Designs for a number of years — this is her second time as an OLFA Creator. After reading Sherri’s interview, though, we realized there was a lot we didn’t know about her! Be sure to head over and check out Sherri’s Scrappy Strips Pillow project…

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  • Holiday

    Project: Decorative Felt Ornaments

    By Nicole Daksiewics

    One of my favorite holidays to craft for is Christmas – the color combinations are endless and making decorations is so fun! OLFA has several different blade options for its rotary cutters and using a Stainless Steel Pinking blade allows you to add a special flair to these felt ornaments. OLFA’s Pinking blade is also…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Designer Interview: Nicole Daksiewicz

    Once Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft left her career as a flight attendant behind, her quilting business really took off! She’s settled down into a modern look and a life devoted to her family and making things that bring her joy. Be sure to check out her N0-Sew Felt Ornaments after her interview. O: What…

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  • Holiday

    Holiday Roundup

    With the holidays right around the corner we wanted to pull together some great holiday projects for you. Whether you use them for your own home, or to give away as gifts, they are sure to look great! Be sure to tag us on social media #olfacreates @olfacreates so we can see your creations! Christmas…

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  • Pillows

    Project: Chenille Cuff Pillowcase

    By Sarah Maxwell

    Each time I demo the OLFA chenille cutter I hear comments about people wanting to try it but they are worried about committing to a large project. I designed this easy chenille cuff accent for a pillowcase so quilters can try the technique and learn just how easy it is.   Materials: Sewing machine Thread…

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