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We’re so excited to be a part to the OLFA Creates Team this year!

Mary and I have been using OLFA tools since the day we began quilting over 25 years ago. We carried them exclusively when we owned our quilt shop and continue to love and use them today.

We started quilting way back in the late 90’s and opened a quilt shop after making just 1 quilt! Actually the whole quilt wasn’t even finished yet and I sewed the binding on after we were in the shop several months but I knew I was hooked.

Quilting was booming and so were primitive style fabrics. My first quilt is an example of that!

We learned from our customers and our love of quilting grew and grew.
One of our customers even told us how she personally invented the rotary cutter! She lived on a farm, was tired of using scissors and decided to cut her fabric using the blade from her ham slicer. Funny but also very dangerous! I’m glad we don’t have to think of doing things like that anymore. Thanks OLFA!

Today we enjoy quilting more than ever. We don’t own that quilt shop anymore but we’re still active in many aspects of the industry. We were truly blessed when Moda Fabrics took us on as fabric designers all those years ago and we’ve designed more than 45 fabric groups with them. We’ve been able to teach and travel the world all because of that first quilt.

Our free May OLFA project is sure to get you in the mood for warmer summer months and picnics. It’s made using one of our newest fabric groups “Back Porch” that will ship this August.

It’s a fast, fun and easy table runner called “I Love You More!”

We’ve always worked with brightly colored fabrics and this is the first time we limited our palette to only red, white and blue. Mary loves to sew heart blocks and we both thought they’d be perfect for this project.

To get started visit the OLFA blog for this free “I Love You More!” pattern.

Happy Quilting!


2 responses to “I LOVE YOU MORE!”

  1. Karen says:

    I just can’t wait for your Back Porch fabric! You have done it again! It makes an awesome “I love you more” tablerunner. That is definitely going on my To-Do list.

  2. Karen says:

    Will this be a kit? ( hint, hint )