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  • Project

    Project: Ombre Table Runner

    Varied shades of aqua and subtle shifts in whites and creams add a playful, yet sophisticated quality to this table runner, created by the June Spotlight Designer, Patty Sloniger. Patty used all Cotton Couture solids to create this ombre effect, but thinks it would be just as interesting using printed fabrics. In fact, this pattern…

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  • Project

    5 Super Kids’ Craft Kits for Summer

    Before you know it, school’s out. YIKES! Rather than fretting what to do, bring on summer and fun ideas to keep active kids busy. Plan now and you can premake some cool grab-and-go DIY craft kits so the kids have something fresh and fun to keep them busy when there’s “nothin’ to do.” Keep it…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    May Designer Spotlight Kelly McCants

    Kelly McCants runs a small business named Modern June, the Oilcloth Addict. Kelly is an energetic, creative type, who is also a total housewife at heart. She likes to combine these two together to create pretty and practical home goods. Kelly is all about making life easier. She says, “I really enjoy when people make…

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  • Other

    Project: Chalk Birthday Banner

    Created by Kelly McCants of Modern June, this Chalk Birthday Banner is our spotlight for the month of May. Kelly told us that “This project uses the three tools that I just can’t live without in my sewing studio; a comfy, retractable rotary cutter, a self-healing cutting mat, and 6” x 24” ruler. I lovingly…

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  • Other

    Give Crafts the Royal Treatment

    Ready to give yourself and your crafts the royal treatment? Then the OLFA® Emperor Purple 45mm Splash Handle Rotary Cutter is the next heir in the OLFA rotary cutter family tree. It’s inherited all the qualities you love about its predecessors, and gives you that trend-forward feel with all the value of the OLFA Splash line….

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  • Holiday

    Project: Greeting Cards That Show Mom & Dad Love

    What better occasion than Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to show our parents how much we appreciate the amazing things they do for us? With both holidays right around the corner, now is the time to start brainstorming personalized, one-of-a-kind card ideas you can make and they’ll never forget. Nothing shows the love better than…

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  • OLFA Tips

    Spring Cleaning for an Organized Craft Space

    Spring has sprung and it’s time to tidy up. That includes your craft space, which probably needs a refresh after busy months of sewing, quilting and projects! Whether you’re an experienced artisan or a novice crafter getting hooked on a new hobby, a little organization in your space will make crafting more efficient and enjoyable….

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Designer Spotlight Amanda Herring

    Amanda Herring is April’s Designer Spotlight. Amanda has a whimsical and sophisticated style. She works a lot in the quillting and sewing world, but in a way that is different and unique from the rest of the market. Amanda likes to try new things and figure out new ways to manipulate fabric and fabric-like substrates. After…

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  • Project

    Personalized Labels for Your Quilt!

    The last stitch has been made to the binding and now your quilt is complete—really? Not yet! Your work isn’t done until you’ve attached a label to it that identifies you as the quilter who put sweat and a lot of love into this project. Adding a quilt label is the same as signing your…

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  • OLFA Tips

    10 Craft Hacks You’ll Want to Try

    These clever tips and tricks for sewing, quilting, paper crafting and more will make your DIY projects faster, easier and a whole lot more fun.

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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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  • 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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