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 Spotlight

    September Designer Spotlight Christopher Thompson

    We’ve been waiting for this month to arrive! We’ve been talking with Christopher Thompson, a.k.a. Tattooed Quilter, for quite some time but we wanted to line his Designer Spotlight appearance up with the launch of his much anticipated Blue Carolina fabric line with Riley Blake and his matching thread collection with Aurifil. A LITTLE BIT…

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  • Project – Pineapple Tote

    By Patty Young

    This adorable and versatile Pineapple Tote finishes out at 16″ x 21″ which is the perfect size to carry a couple of beach towels, or a yoga mat and some small weights. Don’t be afraid to change the size to suit your needs. The basic  construction will still be the same. You can also use…

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  • Designer Spotlight – Patty Prann Young

    Patty Prann Young of MODKID,LLC  has a gift for designing clothing and fabric. Through her high-quality boutique-style patterns, she has been dressing up kids of all ages with her modern and fun clothing designs. Her love of travel has been a big factor in her fabric designing, too. She’s celebrating her 21st line of fabric…

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  • OLFA Endurance™ Blade – Cuts Twice as Long

    The OLFA® Endurance™  Rotary Blade, available in 45mm and 60mm, retains its edge TWO TIMES longer than standard OLFA® rotary blades. Made from the highest-quality tungsten steel, Endurance™  blades are manufactured with an exclusive metal hardening process that delivers two times the cut life. Honed to be razor-sharp, these blades cut from single to multiple…

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  • Quilts & Blankets

    The Splendid Sampler II™ Sew-along

    The Splendid Sampler™ 2 Sew Along launched June 14, 2018!! They are releasing 20 blocks (1 weekly on Thursdays) in advance of The Splendid Sample 2 book coming out on October 15, 2018 with Martingale. We are trilled to be a part of this wonderful sew along being hosted by @QuilterPatSloanand @QuiltJane. Our own Yvonne Busdeker is…

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  • Project – Doodle Days Lap Quilt

    By Cindy Staub

    Growing up I had two favorite blankets, grandma’s green and white chenille quilt and an overall quilted purple flowered blanket that my mom had. Both were used as bedspreads and they were yummy, cozy blankets. The perfect coziness for reading or taking a nap. Well, I thought it would be perfect to combine these two…

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  • Designer Spotlight – Cindy Staub

    We’re delighted to introduce you to designer Cindy Staub, owner of Quilt Doodle Designs , a pattern design company located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Whether she’s designing applique projects or quilts, Cindy’s whimsical look will bring a smile to your face! This month she’s created a beautiful Doodle Days Lap Quilt to share….

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  • The Scrap Bag

    Education is a large part of what quilt shop owners do so take advantage of the itch to learn that happens in September. Here are three ideas for you to try. Mom’s Day Out After a Summer of kids underfoot – or maybe it’s the shock of sending a child to school for the first…

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  • OLFA Tips

    Using Rotary Cutters to Maintain Hand and Wrist Health

    By OLFA Creates

    How often do you think about your hands? I marvel at my daughters tiny hands daily. Among the everyday things—like combing my hair and fixing a bowl of cereal—my hands do some marvelous things too. In as little as a day these hands can draft a pattern, cut fabric and then transform it with needle…

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  • Maker Series – Wrapsesh & Vinyl Vixen Wraps

    We met Vinyl Vixen last summer when she tagged us on Instagram using one of our graphics knives. It’s always fun to see what new stuff they are up to each week. Just when you think the designs can’t get any better, they do! Energy, color and outgoing fun comes to mind when scrolling through…

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  • OLFA Summer Pillowcase Challenge!

    Pattern for the above pillowcases can be found here.   OLFA is a proud sponsor this year of APQ’s 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. We’ve pulled together a great summer challenge for you! You have an opportunity to give back and have a chance to win some great prizes at the same time! 1. Sew one,…

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  • Maker Series – InkSmudge Journals

    This week on our Summer Maker Series we’d like to introduce you to Gemma Williams of InkSmudge Journals. InkSmudge Journals makes handmade notebooks and other leather goods based in Liverpool, England. Gemma was brought up surrounded by crafts in an extremely creative family. Her mum specialized in sewing and her sister in art and photography. Creating…

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