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  • Quilts & Blankets

    The Splendid Sampler II™ Sew-along

    The Splendid Sampler™ 2 Sew Along launched June 14, 2018!! They are releasing 20 blocks (1 weekly on Thursdays) in advance of The Splendid Sample 2 book coming out on October 15, 2018 with Martingale. We are trilled to be a part of this wonderful sew along being hosted by @QuilterPatSloanand @QuiltJane. Our own Yvonne Busdeker is…

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  • Project – Doodle Days Lap Quilt

    By Cindy Staub

    Growing up I had two favorite blankets, grandma’s green and white chenille quilt and an overall quilted purple flowered blanket that my mom had. Both were used as bedspreads and they were yummy, cozy blankets. The perfect coziness for reading or taking a nap. Well, I thought it would be perfect to combine these two…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Designer Spotlight – Cindy Staub

    We’re delighted to introduce you to designer Cindy Staub, owner of Quilt Doodle Designs , a pattern design company located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Whether she’s designing applique projects or quilts, Cindy’s whimsical look will bring a smile to your face! This month she’s created a beautiful Doodle Days Lap Quilt to share….

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  • The Scrap Bag

    Education is a large part of what quilt shop owners do so take advantage of the itch to learn that happens in September. Here are three ideas for you to try. Mom’s Day Out After a Summer of kids underfoot – or maybe it’s the shock of sending a child to school for the first…

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  • OLFA Tips

    Using Rotary Cutters to Maintain Hand and Wrist Health

    By OLFA Creates

    How often do you think about your hands? I marvel at my daughters tiny hands daily. Among the everyday things—like combing my hair and fixing a bowl of cereal—my hands do some marvelous things too. In as little as a day these hands can draft a pattern, cut fabric and then transform it with needle…

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  • Makers

    Maker Series – Wrapsesh & Vinyl Vixen Wraps

    We met Vinyl Vixen last summer when she tagged us on Instagram using one of our graphics knives. It’s always fun to see what new stuff they are up to each week. Just when you think the designs can’t get any better, they do! Energy, color and outgoing fun comes to mind when scrolling through…

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  • OLFA Summer Pillowcase Challenge!

    Pattern for the above pillowcases can be found here.   OLFA is a proud sponsor this year of APQ’s 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. We’ve pulled together a great summer challenge for you! You have an opportunity to give back and have a chance to win some great prizes at the same time! 1. Sew one,…

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  • Maker Series – InkSmudge Journals

    This week on our Summer Maker Series we’d like to introduce you to Gemma Williams of InkSmudge Journals. InkSmudge Journals makes handmade notebooks and other leather goods based in Liverpool, England. Gemma was brought up surrounded by crafts in an extremely creative family. Her mum specialized in sewing and her sister in art and photography. Creating…

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  • Designer Spotlight – Beth Helfter

    By OLFA Creates

    Known for her love of scrappy quilts, Beth Helfter, of EvaPaige Quilt Designs, still likes to maintain control over the process of selecting just the right scraps. She calls her method ‘consistency in the chaos’ and once you hear her explain it, you’ll be hooked on this technique! Read about Beth’s business and enjoy the…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Project: Accordion Sewn HSTs™ Dueling Mug Rugs

    By Beth Helfter

    This project is intended to introduce you to my innovative Accordion Sewn HSTs method and show how using it with one group of scrappy fabrics can create two little mug rugs with no fabrics alike in either of them. It’s pretty cool! And easy! And you just need your scrap bins! So let’s get started!…

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  • Makers

    Maker Series – Damien James Webb

    By OLFA Creates

    The next maker in our Summer Maker Series is 28 year old, self taught artist, Damien James Webb from Nova Scotia, Canada. He has a passion for model making and set design. Like the other makers we came across his account on social media. He had tagged us in a photo of our product he…

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  • Holiday

    Project: Red, White & Blue Roundup

    With the 4th of July right around the corner we wanted to pull together some great patriotic projects for you. Whether you need something to decorate for a party, give as a gift or just wanted something something fun to do, we’ve got some great options for you! Our own OLFA Creator, Kristina Brinkerhoff, has…

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