Angela Walters and Flying Geese

I can’t wait for you to watch Angela Walter’s video.

Her machine quilting tools have been so popular that we haven’t been able to keep them in stock – but they are NOW!!! In this video, Angela shows how to use Slim, one of the characters in her arsenal of tools. The entire demo is done with a Cut Loose Press™ pattern created with the Creative Grids® Ultimate Flying Geese Tool.

   

The magic happens on this Cut Loose Press™ pattern – Wild and Free featuring fabric by Tula Pink and solids by Kaufman.

What a great series of classes! Learn how to use the flying geese tool, make the table runner, and then machine quilt it yourself. Talk about a trifecta!

Paper-Piecing with a Little Bit of Whimsey

Super Cute Paper Piecing by Charise Randell is full of charming little projects that provide instant gratification. These little bits of paper-piecing are the perfect foundation for totes, bags, pouches, pillows, and even a small quilt.

In this case, the projects are so cute, you don’t need any commentary from me:

  

What a great way to add paper-piecing to your skill set! And, if you already paper-piece, this book is a no-brainer!

The Perfect Register Display

The Gypsy Quilter has just released these attractive jars filled with reasonably priced notions just in time for shop hop season. Hosting a retreat? These are perfect little gifts to leave at their stations each morning!

These bobbin clips work with most bobbins and threads. Think of them as hairpins. They are flexible so you can squeeze them to insert through a bobbin and then the spool to keep everything together and in one place!

There is also a rubberized version, available in a 60 unit container or a 12 pack:

The bobbin clamps hold bobbin thread in place and can be stored on a key ring. For those who do applique, a multitude of colors can be stored together in a very small space! Talk about portable???

Peels serve the same purpose but are designed to fit around spools of thread.

All of these items are colorful, fun, useful AND less than a dollar so who is going to buy just one???

Sew Quirky – Simply Put!

Mandy Murray of Sew Quirky picked the perfect name for her company. All of her patterns add that touch of mirth that makes everyone smile! Check out the detail and “quirky” style of this kitten – and we all know that everyone loves cats and dogs. Even the name is precious!

Here are a few of her other popular critters. Adding human touches such as hats and glasses add to their charm.

Be sure to check out all of her patterns. Her sense of style and whimsy translates into everything she does including her bags and pillows!

Don’t you just love seeing the world through Mandy’s eyes???

Decorate your Door with Style

These are designed as door banners but are great anywhere in your house! I love everything that Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin designs – and with this series, she has outdone herself.

I enlarged one of the patterns so that you can see the details that make each hexie banner so charming.

       

     

       

There are twelve in the series – one for each month – but many can stand alone. May, for instance, spells out SEW; June spells out HOME; and August spells FARM. These are perfect stand alone banners that would be great gifts.

These banners measure 9″ x 23 1/2″ and would be great kitted in the Henry Glass wool line by Stacy herself! These have been so popular that they sell out quickly but a new order is due to arrive this week so order NOW!

Curves, Curves, and More Curves

The three sisters of Sew Kind of Wonderful are simply amazing! Their latest book, due to arrive next month, features 16 projects – and I want to make them all!

Just look at the variety of projects – all based on the same curved block. The book includes detailed instructions showing how to cut, sew, and press the blocks to create perfection! Just check these out:

Every project uses the mini curve tool:

They even have a long arming tool so you can recreate their exquisite machine quilting! This would be a great class!

Whimsical Snowmen

Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs is releasing a new applique quilt next month that would make a perfect Block of the Month!

It’s all about the details – and the details make this quilt sing! Just check it out!

There is even an embellishment pack so you don’t have to look for all of those cute buttons that are just the right size! Start it now and it will be done in time for Winter – next Winter that is!

Tula Pink and De La Luna

De La Luna is the new fabric line by Tula Pink which is due to arrive in June.

This line not only has striking colors, it also features three colorations of silhouettes which offer amazing design potential. Carl Hentsch has designed three different patterns that highlight these images – or use your own!

The ovals on this quilt were created with the Creative Grids Oval Always tool designed by Karla Alexander.

Or choose more traditional settings:

Everything is due to arrive in June so order now so that everything arrives at once!

 

Electric Quilt 8 is in the Building

Electric Quilt is the industry’s go-to computer software for quilting design. From professionals to the everyday quilter, EQ has all the right tools and features for every designer.

I don’t want to mess this up, so in their words:

NEW LOOK: EQ8 is redesigned with a friendly new look that includes large interface elements for faster, more intuitive learning.
NEW FEATURES: EQ8 comes with more than 40 new and updated features, including thousands of new block designs and fabrics.
NEW DELIVERY: The EQ8 package contains a software download license. The license is used to claim, download, and install the software from ElectricQuilt.com. Complete instructions are included.

An illustrated Block Library is available separately. This book provides visuals of all of the blocks that are available in the program and tells you how to find them. The Lessons for Beginners walks you through the program so you learn all of the features.

All are available now!