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  • Back to School

    Project: Kid’s Tote Bag

    This simple tote is not only ideal for kids to use, but the pattern has been designed so kids are able to help make their own. Sized to easily hold a water bottle and a few other odds and ends, this is a great tote for carrying a snack to the game. BEFORE YOU START:…

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  • Project

    Jacob’s Ladder Reversible Table Runner

    This home decor project, based on the classic children’s wooden toy, is not only fun to use, but it’s also reversible, giving your tabletop quick two-looks-in-one versatility whenever you want to switch things up! BEFORE YOU START All seam allowances are ½” Finished size is approximately 8” wide x 51” long Each finished block is…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    March Designer Spotlight Samarra Khaja

      The March Designer Spotlight is Samarra Khaja. Samarra is an illustrator, graphic & textile designer, and art maker of all things. She works in textile design, illustration, and likes creating clever and whimsical designs. You see more of Samarra’s work at http://www.samarrakhaja.com. A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SAMARRA  In her own words: I’ve been making things since early childhood. Like…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    January Designer Spotlight Sara Lawson

    The January Spotlight Designer is Sara Lawson. We love Sara’s whimsical fabric patterns and stunning bag designs, and if you don’t know about her already, let us introduce you! A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SARA Sara Lawson, of Sew Sweetness, designs bag sewing patterns and fabric. Sara is out of Chicago, Illinois, where she lives with…

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  • Project

    Project: Greek Crossing

    This quilt design is shared with us from the December Spotlight Designer, Brenda Ratliff. Brenda designed this quilt with one of her favorite traditional blocks, the Greek Cross. The block has been oversized at 18”, which allows you to show off a feature print or novelty fabric in the center of each block. Or the…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Designer Spotlight Brenda Ratliff

    Over the past 35 years, OLFA has found a tremendous amount of support in the quilting, sewing, and crafting community. The OLFA rotary cutter, mat and rulers have been become essential cutting tools. Starting this month, we want to turn the spotlight around and focus on the designers, bloggers, quilters and crafters out there who…

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  • OLFA Tips

    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 anything. Essentially a rotating razor blade with a protective safety guard attached to an easy-to-grip handle, the rotary cutter works well on a variety of materials, including fabric,…

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  • Project

    Project: Wine Cozy Coaster

    Does this sound familiar? You have guests over, and everyone has a wine glass. Keeping track of whose glass is whose, and getting people to remember to use a coaster is a problem. The wine cozy is an attractive and fun way to solve both problems. BEFORE YOU START Materials listed below are for one…

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  • Holiday

    Project: Sweetheart Candle Mat

    Here’s a project filled with heart, just in time for Valentine’s Day. This pretty pieced candle mat, featuring a heart shaped from a traditional “flying geese” quilt pattern, will brighten your home quickly, since it takes only a few hours to finish. But don’t keep your sewing skills and sentiments to yourself—make extras and hand…

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  • Bags

    Project: Small Summer Tote

    OLFA® | Small Summer Tote

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  • Other

    Project: Sewing Room Canisters

    These canisters can be used in a lot of different ways! They are a great choice to organize tools in the sewing room, or use as a mini trash can for scraps and threads by your sewing machine. Use to cover the base of a plant, hold crayons for a kid’s room, or even in…

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  • OLFA Tips

    How to Use OLFA Frosted Advantage Rulers

    Learn the benefits of using OLFA Frosted Rulers, and how to use the “Frosted Advantage” found on every OLFA ruler.

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