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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…

  • Other

    How to Make a Mini Plant Pot Cover using Reclaimed Leather

       Spring is in the air! Garden centres are starting to fill up with beautiful plants of all shapes and sizes, and my favourite has to be the mini succulents. I love all the green textures and shapes, and find their 2” by 2” pot size to be adorable. Once I brought them home and…

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  • Pillows

    March 2020 Slice & Stitch

    Welcome to the second Slice & Stitch Challenge of the year! We’ve teamed up with Aurifil again to bring you 6 more challenges for 2020! One OLFA Ambassador and one Aurifil Artisan will receive the same products and create a project or tips / tutorial for you! Additionally Michael Miller Fabrics is supplying solids from their Cotton Couture line. This month…

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  • Cosplay

    Interview: Jedimanda

    An accomplished professional seamstress with a theater background, winner of costume competitions, and avid Star Wars aficionado, Jedimanda has found her place in the world of cosplay. Learn more about this talented OLFA design team member.   Please tell us about yourself and what your community is like. I am a cosplayer who creates her own…

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  • Clothing

    Project: Baby Yoda Cosplay

    By JEdimanda

    I don’t believe any character has hit the zeitgeist so hard in the past months as Baby Yoda or “The Child” from the Disney Plus series, The Mandalorian. I’ve cosplayed a lot of characters in my short career as a cosplayer, so I felt like I could turn anything I see, fictional character wise, into…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Interview: Felie Hempfling

    Felie Hempfling of London and Granger has never met a scrap of fabric she didn’t love and it shows in the scrappy projects she creates! Tell us about your business and your community. London and Granger focuses mainly on sewing colorful and eye-catching pouches and bags. Way back in the day, I created hoop art and…

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  • Other

    Project: Scrappy Rainbow Banner

    By Felie Hempfling

    Felie Hempfling of London and Granger has designed an 8ft Scrappy Rainbow Banner with 11 pennants for you! You can easily add or remove pennants, if you’d like to make it longer or shorter. Or personalize it with appliqued letters. They are so much fun to make you’ll want one for every season!   Materials Needed:…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Interview: Amanda Brown

    When she’s not staring at her fabric collection, designer Amanda Brown turns it into beautiful creations. See what other methods Amanda uses to express her creativity!  Tell us a little bit about your business. Prior to starting Fabric Heart I had a knitting and crocheting business making eco-friendly wash cloths. I knew how to sew, I…

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  • Project

    Project: Irish Blessing Quilt

    By Amanda Brown

    Designer Amanda Brown’s quilt, Irish Blessings, is a tribute to her great grandmother who came to Canada as a teenager. The message on her quilt is timeless, the story behind it priceless.   Hi! This is Amanda of Fabric Heart  and I want to share with you a fun St. Patrick’s Day themed quilt called “Irish…

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  • Bags

    January 2020 Slice & Stitch

    By Sarah Gozzo

    Welcome to the first Slice & Stitch Challenge of the year! We’ve teamed up with Aurifil again to bring you 6 more challenges for 2020! One OLFA Ambassador and one Aurifil Artisan will receive the same products and create a project or tips / tutorial for you! Additionally Michael Miller Fabrics is supplying solids from…

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  • Designer Interview: Randa Roberts

    We first introduced you to designer Randa Roberts as one of our OLFA Creators 2019 designer. You can read her previous interview on our website here. We enjoyed her work so much that we’ve asked her to come back and create more recycled projects for you! Here’s a chance for you to get to know…

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  • Bags

    Project: Reclaimed Leather Wall Pockets

    By Randa Roberts

    Everyone likes to keep organized. Designer Randa Roberts has developed a wonderful system for keeping supplies, tools, and everyday necessities organized. Using cork and recycled leather, you can make her Reclaimed Leather Wall Pockets in just a few hours. RECLAIMED LEATHER WALL POCKETS Time to make: 2-3 hours. Skill level: all levels How To Use…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    2020 OLFA Creators

    We are pleased to announce our 2020 OLFA Creators design team. We are bringing you a group of creators with an array of skills from quilters, sewers, designers, teachers, long arm quilters, pattern makers, upcyclers, cosplayers, costume makers and authors. They are so much more than their labels. You’ll see that each month as we…

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