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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…

  • Designer Spotlight

    Designer Interview: Justin Stafford

    Designer Justin Stafford of Keaton Quilts  lives a big, quilting life in the big city – New York City! He shares a little bit of his world with us. When you are through reading all about Justin be sure to head over to his Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial!   Living in a large city, what…

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  • Holiday

    Project: Small Christmas Tree Skirt

    By Justin Stafford

    Hi everybody! It’s Justin & Diane from Keaton Quilts bringing you a fun sewing tutorial. Today, we’ll be making a festive small Christmas tree skirt.   Supplies: Splash 45mm Ergonomic Handle Rotary Cutter, Pacific Blue (RTY-2DX/PBL) Splash Navy 24″ x 36″ Double-Sided Rotary Mat (RM-MG/NBL) 6″ x 24″ Frosted Acrylic Ruler (QR-6X24) 20 – 11”…

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  • Holiday

    November Slice and Stitch

    By Yvonne Fuchs

    Welcome to the final Slice & Stitch Challenge that we teamed up with Aurifil to bring you during 2019! One OLFA Ambassador and one Aurifil Artisan will receive the same products and create a project or tips / tutorial for you! This month Cheryl Brickey from Meadow Mist Designs and Yvonne Fuchs from Quilting Jetgirl…

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  • Holiday

    Project: Christmas Basket

    By Minki Kim

    Download the full project here. Download now. Try this project with the OLFA Slpash 45MM Rotary cutter. Skill level 2 (confident beginner, with experience of round sewing)   MATERIALS NEEDED: OLFA® 45mm Splash Rotary Cutter OLFA®12’’ x 18’’ Splash Self-Healing Rotary Mat OLFA® 6’’ x 12’’ Frosted Advantage Ruler OLFA® 5’’ Precision smooth edge scissors…

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  • Holiday

    Project: Foxy Ornament

    By Minki Kim

    You may download the full project here. Download now Try this project with the OLFA Rotary Circle Cutter. Skill Level 1 Please read all instructions prior to beginning; read and follow all manufacturers’ instructions for all tools and materials used. Provide adult supervision if children participate in the and all craft projects.   MATERIALS NEEDED:…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Maker Series: Jedidiah Fleming / Book Carving

    In a couple of sentences, tell us about yourself: I am Jedidiah Fleming from Sparta, TN. I began my artistic explorations briefly with mosaic tile, but have been working with books and paper as my medium for 3+ years. What is your craft / business? I take books, (almost always damaged, outdated, overproduced, or saved…

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  • Other

    Project: Christmas Potholder

    Just in time for holiday gift giving, wrap this potholder around kitchen utensils, or attach a favorite recipe for an appreciated host gift. Easy enough for beginners, this project teaches you how to applique, quilt, and sew binding on curved corners. OLFA Tools: Splash 45mm Rotary Cutter Quick Change, Navy (RTY-2C/NBL) Splash Navy 24″ x…

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  • Designer Interview: Minki Kim

    A trained artist and self-taught sewist, Minki Kim uses her sewing machine as a creative outlet to capture the beauty around her.   Where are you from? What is your community like? I am originally from Korea but I call California my home. It’s been 17 years living here in California as well as in…

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  • Clothing

    Project: 18th Century Corset Build

    By Jessica Lawson

    18th Century Corset Build I’ve loved costuming since I was a little girl, never limiting myself to Halloween—I could make an excuse to dress up for almost any occasion! My hobby lead to a career in the film industry, sewing for the big and little screen. Working professionally doesn’t leave much time to create for…

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  • Other

    Project: Shrinky Dink Business Card Hangtags / Keychains

    By Randa Roberts

    Shrinky Dink Business Card Hangtags/Keychains   Confession: I never carry business cards. Yes, I have a business, and yes I know I need to, but I just don’t. I find business cards boring, time consuming, and I know they just get chucked. So I’m always dreaming up ways to market, brand, and package my handmade…

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  • Cosplay

    Sewing Diamonds the Easy Way!

    By Kimberly Bucki

    CIRCUS HARLEQUIN PRINT QUILTING FOR COSTUMES Sewing Diamonds the Easy Way!   SUPPLIES OLFA 28mm Quick-Blade Change Rotary Cutter (RTY-1/C) OLFA Splash Navy 24″ x 36″ Double-Sided Rotary Mat (RM-MG/NBL) OLFA 6″ x 24″ Frosted Acrylic Ruler (QR-6X24) OLFA 5″ Precision Smooth Edge Scissors (SCS-4) Two colors of fabric of your choice (black and white…

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  • Cosplay

    Maker Series: Kimberly Bucki

    See Kimberly’s ‘Sewing Diamonds‘ tutorial that she used in the above costume!   In a couple of sentences, tell us about yourself: Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, I’ve spent my entire life being creative. From drawing, to sewing, I spend most days working on new designs for my clothing company which features costumes…

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