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…

  • 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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  • Designer Spotlight

    Designer Interview: Sarah Maxwell

    From pattern designing, to developing fabric lines, to running a quilt shop, Sarah Maxwell is one busy woman! After learning about Sarah be sure to head over to see the beautiful chenille project she created for OLFA this month. Here’s a glimpse into Sarah’s life. O: How long have you been quilting and designing patterns?…

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  • Makers

    Maker Series – Jo Gick

    Week after week we tuned into NBC’s Making It series to watch all the craftiness unfold. Jo Gick always brought a smile and tons of color to her creations each week. We were thrilled to catch up with Jo and learn a bit more about her! Photo by Jackie Lindfors (Everydayness Photogaphy)   O: What…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Designer Spotlight: Yvonne Fuchs

    From a career that was out of this world to quilt designer, discover how Yvonne Fuchs successfully switched gears but continues to use past skills in her quilting endeavors  today. After you learn more about Yvonne you’ll want to head over and and dive into making this beautiful Diffraction Quilt that she designed for OLFA!…

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  • Project: Diffraction Quilt Block

    By Yvonne Fuchs

      I love all the angles included on the OLFA 6” x 24” Frosted Acrylic Ruler, and they inspired me to create the dramatic Diffraction Quilt Block. The Diffraction Quilt Block is created using a repeated slice and insert progression. Careful trimming after each sewn seam is the key to accurately piecing the block. One…

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  • OLFA Tips

    Rulers 101: How to Select a Ruler for your project

    We often get asked how to choose a ruler and well it depends on the project your working on. The basic criteria I look for in rulers is that they are safe, those that have non-slip features to add stability while I’m cutting. (I speak from experience, after deeply cutting into a finger when my…

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  • OLFA Tips

    Cutting Mats 101: How to choose a mat (Sizes & Shape)

    There are a variety of cutting mat sizes and shapes, from travel size to full table size. The mat I like the best is one that has the easiest to read grid lines, lines spaced one-inch apart and also marked with 1/8″, 1/4″, 1/2″ and 1″ increments. I also prefer a mat that is self-healing…

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