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  • In the Spotlight July 2019

    After years in development, we’re excited to announce our True Blue collection of rotary cutting tools! We looked to the sea for the colors of our new assortment of cutters and mats. In fact, our newest ergonomic cutters are named Pacific Blue! The Pacific Blue 60mm Deluxe Handle Rotary Cutter is as pretty as the skies over…

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  • Trade and Trend Spring 2019

    Have you signed up for Spring Quilt Market in Kansas City yet? It’s happening May 17-19, with classes beginning May 15. You can find the information here. Stop by and visit us and see our new products at BOOTH 1139! We’re looking forward to being the sponsor again for Moda and Martingale’s reSTORE retreat, July…

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  • By Design May 2019

    In January, we teamed up with Aurifil to bring you the first of six Slice & Stitch Challenges! One OLFA Ambassador and one Aurifil Artisan will receive the same tool or thread to use. In January,  both designers received a Limited Edition Ruby Anniversary 45mm Rotary Cutter (RTY-2G) and Aurifil Cone of 50wt Thread and created two terrific projects. For…

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  • Teaching Moments May 2019

    Paper pieced quilt blocks are made by stitching your fabric directly onto paper with the design printed on to it. Some people call this foundation but, in that case, the fabric is stitched to fabric. These methods are especially useful when you’re making small blocks, intricate angles. OLFA has all of the tools you’ll need…

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  • Retailer: The Scrap Bag May 2019

    When you Spring clean your store, it’s a great time to redo your window displays. Once you’ve washed the windows and swept up the dead bugs, grab your sketchbook and start designing eye-catching vignettes that will stop people in their tracks! Windows are a snapshot into your world and must capture attention in just ten…

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  • In the News May 2019

    By OLFA Creates

    We aren’t singing the blues over our new assortment of true blue products this Spring! After years in development, we’re excited to announce our True Blue collection of rotary cutting tools. Order them now for June 2019 delivery! First up – and by popular demand – our new Navy Blue worktable size 24×36” cutting mat,…

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  • Retailer: In the News

    By OLFA Creates

    Over a year ago, OLFA began putting in place a 40th Anniversary Quilt to celebrate the invention of the rotary cutter in 1979. We asked 40 designers to make an original block for the quilt. The blocks were sashed and placed in an asymmetrical design with rotary cutters, in all of our colors, around the…

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  • Retailer: The Scrap Bag

    By OLFA Creates

    Keeping up with sample making is an on-going struggle for quilt shop owners. In our visual industry, samples sell! Trunk shows are a solution that benefit both the shop owner and the designer. With shop hops or retreats, samples from designers through a trunk show make your shop look vibrant and interesting. In a shop-owner…

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  • Retailer: Teaching Moments

    By OLFA Creates

    As shop owners, you’re constantly searching for new ideas for demos or classes. OLFA’s Chenille Textile Cutter is an intriguing product that often gets overlooked. Making chenille using the cutters isn’t intuitive but once you show customers the steps and how easy it is to use, it’s a quick sell. Some featured of the Chenille…

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  • Retailer: Trade and Trend

    Have you signed up for Spring Quilt Market in Kansas City yet? It’s happening May 17-19, with classes beginning May 15. You can find the information here.  It’s important for business owners to attend some kind of trade show regularly – whether it’s Quilt Market, AFCI’s Creativation show, or even a regional gift show. Being…

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  • Retailers: By Design

    Our 2018 inaugural year of the OLFA Creators Design Team was terrific! Each member created beautiful projects that you’ll be able to find on our blog. A few of the design team will continue on as OLFA Ambassadors in 2019.  Here are the links to these ambassadors and their interviews. Consider using their projects for…

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  • OLFA Tips

    Tips for Organizing

    We turn the calendar to January and what happens? The organization bug hits us! If you’ve been piling one thing on top of another during the holiday frenzy, it can be a daunting task to set things right. Follow these tips and you’ll be back to making things soon! Collect most-used tools and supplies and…

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