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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…

  • 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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  • Designer Spotlight

    Designer Interview: Pat Sloan

    Tucked away in her home studio in a suburb of Washington DC, Pat Sloan has created dozens of patterns, books, and fabric collections. With the help of her husband Gregg, Pat has been teaching quilters through classes, quilt-alongs, and popular social media groups.  Tell us about your business. When did you start it and why? I…

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  • Holiday

    Project: Hello Autumn!

    By Pat Sloan

    Using her new line from Benartex called Bonnie Lane, designer Pat Sloan has created a charming four-pack of Fall leaves. You’ll be able to leave this mini-quilt up through Thanksgiving! Size: 15 ½” x 15 ½”   OLFA CUTTING TOOLS: Splash 45mm Rotary Cutter  12″ x 18″ Rotary Mat 6″ x 24″ Frosted Acrylic Ruler 4-1/2″…

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  • Pillows

    September Slice & Stitch Challenge

    Welcome to the fifth 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 Cassandra Beaver and Amanda Brown of Fabric Heart were both given…

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  • OLFA Tips

    Foundation Piecing 101

    Foundation Piecing is an excellent way to get accurate blocks without fuss. Download PDF to learn about foundation piecing and trimming

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  • OLFA Tips

    Learning to Cut Patches Efficiently 101

    When cutting multiple patches of the same size it is easy to introduce inaccuracies by moving the ruler. With a little planning these inaccuracies can be reduced. The key for efficient cutting is to first determine the number of patches that will fit on the ruler you are using. Download PDF to learn how to…

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  • Project

    Project: Hourglass Mini Quilt

    By Sandra Johnson

    Recycle used denim into a quilt that you can use as a table mat or wall hanging. Don’t have denim jeans to use? Shop your local thrift store!   Supplies: Fabric A — denim from old jeans – light colored Fabric B — denim from old jeans – dark colored 27” x 24” fabric for…

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  • Project: Cookout Apron

    By Sandra Johnson

    Supplies OLFA Rotary Cutter OLFA Splash Navy 24″ x 36″ Double-Sided Rotary Mat (RM-MG/NBL) OLFA 5″ Precision Smooth Edge Scissors (SCS-4) OLFA Frosted Advantage Rulers 1 yard of a heavy fabric (I used a strip fabric to create my fabric) 3 yards of webbing. Preparing the fabric: Fold the fabric in half lengthwise. Use your…

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  • Project

    Red & Blue Placemats

    By Sandra Johnson

    Finished Dimensions: 17” x 17” inches   What is needed to create two placemats… OLFA Rotary Cutter OLFA Splash Navy 24″ x 36″ Double-Sided Rotary Mat (RM-MG/NBL) OLFA 5″ Precision Smooth Edge Scissors (SCS-4) OLFA Frosted Advantage Rulers 1 yard of fabric 1 yard of batting Sashiko Thread Painter Tape Cut 4 squares — 18…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Designer Interview: Gemia Carroll

    With inspiration from what she sees behind the lens of her camera, plus travel to exciting places – she and her family took a vacation to Chile recently – Gemia Carroll turns her imagination into designing unique items to wear that others can recreate through her patterns. Find out more about this talented designer! This…

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