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January Slice & Stitch Challenge

By Kristina Brinkerhoff


Welcome to the first 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 just for you! This month Kristina and HollyAnne both received a Limited Edition Ruby Anniversary 45mm Rotary Cutter (RTY-2G)and Aurifil Cone of 50wt Thread.

Enjoy this months projects from Kristina Brinkerhoff, OLFA Ambassador and HollyAnne Knight, Aurifil Artisan.


Hi! This is Kristina Brinkerhoff from Center Street Quilts and I’m excited to join you for the first round of Slice & Stitch where we share a project tutorial that showcases our favorite tools from OLFA and Aurifil.

Two quilting notions that I use in every single project I make (and I really do mean every project!) are an OLFA rotary cutter and Aurifil 50wt thread. Today over on my blog, I’m sharing project details on how I use these tools to make an easy zippered pillow cover.

Pillow covers are one of my favorite projects to make because they go together so quickly and are perfect for trying out a new quilt block design without committing to an entire quilt.


For my pillow cover, I used Aurifil 50wt for every single stitch in the pillow cover tutorial! From piecing to quilting, to inserting the zipper–and everything in between. My favorite color is white (2024) but occasionally you might find me getting all crazy and using black or gray. Haha!

The OLFA rotary cutter is definitely another must-have for me when quilting. Having a high quality rotary cutter is crucial for accurately cutting out projects and makes going through multiple layers of fabric and batting a breeze. If you haven’t heard, the Ruby OLFA rotary cutter in the photos here is a limited edition version celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first rotary cutter (made by OLFA, of course)! So if the red makes your heart go pitter-patter, make sure to keep your eyes peeled next month when they become available.

You can head on over to my easy zippered pillow cover tutorial here and check out the step-by-step photo tutorial to make your own!



Happy sewing!




To see HollyAnne’s project head over to the Aurifil blog here.