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  • Rotary Cutter: What’s the Difference?

    Learn more about the different rotary cutters, handles, sizes and more to select the best rotary cutter for you.  

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  • #myOLFAstory

    Late 2017 we began collecting images of Makers Hands. We want to celebrate the hands that create such beautiful things. Your hands don’t have to be perfectly polished or in hand model shape. We encourage everyone to cherish their hands for what they allow us to do and create. During two different trade-shows makers were…

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  • Quilts & Blankets

    The Splendid Sampler™ 2 – sew-along

    It’s my turn! I was so thrilled when Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson asked me to be a part of this wonderful project along with so many talented designers! This week I get the pleasure of unveiling my block for The Splendid Sampler™ 2 Sew-Along! My block, Lot’s o’ Hexies, can be found on page 84…

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  • 2019 Quilt Along

    OLFA Quilt Along

    Photography: Kitty Wilkin / Quilt Design: Roseann Kermes / Editor: Elizabeth Beese / Machine Quilter: Marilyn Kidd   Early last year we began the process of rounding up designers to work with us on a quilt for the 2019 celebration for the 40th Anniversary of the invention of the rotary cutter, which OLFA invented back in…

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  • Designer Interview – Scott Hansen

    Designer Scott Hansen of Blue Nickel Studios creates quilt designs with a modern, urban flair. His project, Le Printemps Table Runner is sure to brighten up your days! Check it out here.   Please give us a review of the history of your business.    I started Blue Nickel Studios mostly as a blog presence in…

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  • Table Accessories

    Project: Le Printemps Table Runner

    By Scott Hansen

    I thought I would go a floral route for a February project rather than the typical hearts and chocolates! Beside by now most of us in the Nothern Hemisphere are longing for the beginning of Spring.   Cutting Instructions: From Background Fabric cut: 4 – 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Square A 4 – 2…

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  • Holiday

    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…

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  • Designer Interview: Kristy Daum

    A blog that began as a way to show off the renovation of her 1800s home quickly morphed into a quilting blog for Kristy Daum. It turned out to be the start of her business, St. Louis Folk Victorian. Learn more about our OLFA Creators designer, then download her Echo quilt pattern to see how…

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  • Quilts & Blankets

    Project: ECHO Quilt Pattern

    By Kristy Daum

    Echo by Kristy Daum Quilt Measures – approx. 50″ x 50″ Fabric Requirements Before You Begin: Read through all directions first All seam allowances are a scant 1/4″ RST stands for “Right Sides Together” WOF stands for “Width of Fabric” Fabric requirement assumes minimum 40” between selvages Extra fabric will be required if using directional…

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  • 2019 OLFA Creators & Ambassadors

    We are pleased to announce our 2019 OLFA Creators design team and our OLFA Ambassadors! We are so excited to have this wonderful group of talented makers on board! Each month we will highlight one OLFA Creator and a fabulous project that they’ll be creating for you. So be on the lookout for those each month….

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  • Clothing

    Project: DIY Bridal Veil

    Making your own veil can be a great way to add a personal touch to your wedding and save hundreds of dollars. There are multiple types of veils, but in this project we will be making a single tier, fingertip length veil.   First, decide how long you want your veil to be. Standard lengths…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Designer Interview: Amanda Madden

    Designer Amanda Madden of AMadden Tailoring gives us a glimpse into her life as a designer. She’s the owner of a specialty shop geared toward brides and formal wear in Brooklyn, New York.  You’ll also want to check out her DIY Bridal Veil tutorial!   O: When did you start sewing and quilting? AM: I watched…

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