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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…

  • Clothing

    Project: Mom and Me Garden Aprons

    Designer Jessica Lawson – aka the Hollywood Seamstress – has designed a pair of darling aprons; one for mom and one for a child. Not only are they great in the garden, but they are also right at home in the kitchen or craft room too. I’m fortunate to have a garden. Like many of…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Interview: Jessica Lawson, Hollywood Seamstress

    From learning to sew in her grandmother’s sewing room to becoming a sewist for Hollywood, Jessica Lawson has stitched together an amazing career that has taken her in directions she could never have dreamed. Learn more about Hollywood Seamstress.   How did you begin to sew and how did it lead to you being the…

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  • Applique

    Slice & Stitch Challenge – May 2020

    Welcome to the May edition of the Slice & Stitch Challenge. We’ve partnered with Aurifil to bring you six challenges during 2020. For each challenge, one OLFA Ambassador and one Aurifil Artisan will receive the same products to create a unique project or tips/tutorial to share. Additionally, Michael Miller Fabrics is supplying solids from their Cotton Couture line. This month Sarah…

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  • Other

    Create a Handy Bucket Apron for your Garden

    Gardening is one of those tasks that need a variety of tools and an easy way to carry them all. This handy bucket apron will let you consolidate everything and pick it up with one hand as you move from place to place within your garden. Even better – if you need the bucket for…

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  • Clothing

    Say Thanks with this Apron for Mom

    Whether Mom is a crafter, a cook, or prefers to garden, there is always a time when she would like to protect her clothing from the stains of the current chore. This apron is a fun and practical way to say ‘thanks’ for all the many projects she has helped you with over the years….

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  • Quilts & Blankets

    Project: I Love You More Table Runner

    Just the right size for your summertime table, the I Love You More runner filled with hearts will be cherished by all of your guests. Enjoy this exclusive project by Me and My Sister Designs. Fabric Requirements 6, 5 x 5 – inch squares of blue prints for hearts            …

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Interview: Me and My Sister Designs

    Two sisters, living in two different states, combine their talents to give the quilting industry bright fabrics and stunning patterns that work for beginners and more advanced quilters. Get to know more about Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson of Me and My Sister Designs. Tell us about your business? We’ve had our hands in just…

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  • Bags

    Earth Day Fun! Create an Up-cycled Beach Bag

    Happy Earth Day! Every year on April 22, 133 countries demonstrate support for environmental protection. 2020 is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and has a very challenging theme: Climate Change. This huge problem has several small solutions, and one of them is upcycling. When we reuse something, we give it another life of value….

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  • Clothing

    Interview: Meet Creator Tighe Flanagan

    Is he a quilt maker or a garment maker? Read our interview with designer Tighe Flanagan from Handmade by Tighe Flanagan and then you can decide! Where are you from? What is your community like? Originally from Denver, Colorado, I’ve lived in Washington, DC, for the last ten years. I moved to DC to study at…

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  • Baby

    Project: Make a Quilted Patchwork Blazer

    By Tighe Flanagan

    For his OLFA Creators project, designer Tighe Flanagan of Handmade by Tighe Flanagan, has this to say: “I’m a quilter and garment maker, so naturally, I’ve been eager to make a quilted garment for quite some time. When OLFA reached out about being an OLFA Creator this year, it seemed like a great opportunity to…

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  • 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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