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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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  • 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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  • OLFA Tips

    Cutting Safely

    We’ve pulled together some great tips to help you keep your rotary cutters in their best condition and keep you safe when using. Grab your favorite OLFA rotary cutter and follow our tips for a safer 2020. Cleaning and maintenance Inspect your OLFA rotary cutter before use. Make sure all moving parts are free from…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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