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  • Makers

    Maker Series – Jo Gick

    Week after week we tuned into NBC’s Making It series to watch all the craftiness unfold. Jo Gick always brought a smile and tons of color to her creations each week. We were thrilled to catch up with Jo and learn a bit more about her! Photo by Jackie Lindfors (Everydayness Photogaphy)   O: What…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Designer Spotlight: Yvonne Fuchs

    From a career that was out of this world to quilt designer, discover how Yvonne Fuchs successfully switched gears but continues to use past skills in her quilting endeavors  today. After you learn more about Yvonne you’ll want to head over and and dive into making this beautiful Diffraction Quilt that she designed for OLFA!…

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  • Project: Diffraction Quilt Block

    By Yvonne Fuchs

      I love all the angles included on the OLFA 6” x 24” Frosted Acrylic Ruler, and they inspired me to create the dramatic Diffraction Quilt Block. The Diffraction Quilt Block is created using a repeated slice and insert progression. Careful trimming after each sewn seam is the key to accurately piecing the block. One…

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  • OLFA Tips

    Rulers 101: How to Select a Ruler for your project

    We often get asked how to choose a ruler and well it depends on the project your working on. The basic criteria I look for in rulers is that they are safe, those that have non-slip features to add stability while I’m cutting. (I speak from experience, after deeply cutting into a finger when my…

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  • OLFA Tips

    Cutting Mats 101: How to choose a mat (Sizes & Shape)

    There are a variety of cutting mat sizes and shapes, from travel size to full table size. The mat I like the best is one that has the easiest to read grid lines, lines spaced one-inch apart and also marked with 1/8″, 1/4″, 1/2″ and 1″ increments. I also prefer a mat that is self-healing…

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  • OLFA Tips

    Rotary Cutters 101: How to choose a rotary cutter

    Rotary Cutters From experience I know cutting too many patches and strips in one session leaves my hands sore. The repetitive motion of the task causes it. So, hand health becomes really important, particularly as we get older. We’ve learned that using a rotary cutter reduces a lot of the soreness. Selecting the right one…

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  • Makers

    Maker Series – Robert Mahar

    Were you hooked on NBC’s Making It like we were? Week after week we tuned in to see the challenges and how each maker took on those challenges. MAKING IT — “You Crafty” Episode 101 — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC) As you may have seen during our Summer Maker Series each maker has their own…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    September Designer Spotlight Christopher Thompson

    We’ve been waiting for this month to arrive! We’ve been talking with Christopher Thompson, a.k.a. Tattooed Quilter, for quite some time but we wanted to line his Designer Spotlight appearance up with the launch of his much anticipated Blue Carolina fabric line with Riley Blake and his matching thread collection with Aurifil. A LITTLE BIT…

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  • Project – Pineapple Tote

    By Patty Young

    This adorable and versatile Pineapple Tote finishes out at 16″ x 21″ which is the perfect size to carry a couple of beach towels, or a yoga mat and some small weights. Don’t be afraid to change the size to suit your needs. The basic  construction will still be the same. You can also use…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Designer Spotlight – Patty Prann Young

    Patty Prann Young of MODKID,LLC  has a gift for designing clothing and fabric. Through her high-quality boutique-style patterns, she has been dressing up kids of all ages with her modern and fun clothing designs. Her love of travel has been a big factor in her fabric designing, too. She’s celebrating her 21st line of fabric…

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  • OLFA Endurance™ Blade – Cuts Twice as Long

    The OLFA® Endurance™  Rotary Blade, available in 45mm and 60mm, retains its edge TWO TIMES longer than standard OLFA® rotary blades. Made from the highest-quality tungsten steel, Endurance™  blades are manufactured with an exclusive metal hardening process that delivers two times the cut life. Honed to be razor-sharp, these blades cut from single to multiple…

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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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