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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…

  • Makers

    Designer Interview: Cheryl Brickey

    By Cheryl Brickey

    Designer Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs brings her day-job skills home at night, creating modern quilts that still have a connection to traditions of the past. Read her interview to get to know her better. Cheryl has also designed a fabulous baby quilt project. Rock and Roll is just the right size for wrapping up…

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  • Baby

    Project: Rock & Roll Baby Quilt

    By Cheryl Brickey

    Surround a baby or toddler with hugs and kisses with this stylish design that easy enough for a beginner!    Project: Rock & Roll Baby Quilt Size: 40 1/2″ x 52 1/2″ Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs My good friends have a baby boy due in a few months and I wanted to make…

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  • Cosplay

    Maker Series – Joshua Duart

    Earlier this year a few of us from OLFA attended C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) here in Chicago, and met some amazing and creative individuals. One of those people was Joshua Duart, or @Thranduart  as he’s known on Instagram. This summer as Josh begins another build we will be following along in our IG…

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  • Project

    May Slice & Stitch Challenge

    Welcome to the third 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 or tips / tutorial for you! This month Alexa Byman and Afton Warrick were both given the OLFA Rotary…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Designer Interview: Lish Dorset

    From reporter and writer, to the creator of the Detroit Urban Craft Fair, to a guest craft on the Martha Stewart Show, Lish Dorset has led an interesting creative life! We especially love how she teaches kids to sew! Discover more about this talented maker, and be sure to check out her Simply Stripe Placemats pattern…

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  • Project

    Project: Simply Stripe Placements

    By Lish Dorset

    Setting a pretty table makes a meal enjoyable and cleanup easy, especially when you use placemats! Using just a few fabrics, Simply Stripe Placemats by Lish Dorset, our OLFA May Creator, you can change your décor to match your mood. Lish’s straight-line quilting method will let them hold up through many washes if they get…

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  • Makers

    Maker Series – Kimber McGray & Mother’s Day Cards

    O: In a couple of sentences, tell us about yourself: KM: I live in Carmel, IN – suburb of Indianapolis with my husband of 20 years and my 2 children – Andrew, 16 and Laura, 14. We have an overly active chocolate lab named Wrigley. If you can tell by the name of our dog,…

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  • Maker Series – Sandra Johnson

    This past February at QuiltCon, Sandra Johnson caught our eye has she walked past our booth in quilted pants! Yes quilted pants! These were certainly a conversation starter. Sandra is quite the talented sewist / quilter and has such a great perspective on how she approaches her projects. A few weeks after QuiltCon we were…

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  • Baby

    After Bath Snuggle Blanket

    This project was inspired by a hooded blanket tutorial from Kelly Oribine at The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking (now kellyoribine.com). It was the perfect gift idea for this cuddle fabric from Shannon Fabrics. How cute are these forest friends? Not to mention super snuggly! Supplies: OLFA Double Sided Self-Healing Rotary Mat OLFA 45mm Rotary…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Designer Interview: Carla Peicheff

    What started as a business sewing handmade cards blossomed into a full-time endeavor once Carla Peicheff discovered sewing with fabric! Now she spends her days at Carla’s Creations, making small pouches and bags for sale. This month she created a great Quick & Easy Fussy Cut Pincushion for you!   Please tell us about your…

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  • Other

    Project: Quick & Easy Fussy Cut Pincushion

    By Carla Peicheff

    Anyone who sews can’t have too many pincushions! Beginners will love the simplicity of the Quick and Easy Fussy Cut Pincushion by Carla Peicheff. More advanced sew-ers will find her directions for using the OLFA Circle Cutter spot on for fussy cutting the circles. Add one more pincushion to your collection! As most other sewists,…

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  • Pillows

    Cozy Pillow Cover

    By OLFA Creates

    Hi, my name is Cassie and I have a pillow addiction. Seriously, who doesn’t love pillows? They are soft and cuddly; plus it’s one of the fastest and easiest ways to freshen up a room without costing a fortune. It’s even better when you get to make new pillows testing out some fun faux fur!…

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