In Kelli’s own words: When I realized they weren’t teaching cursive writing anymore at my son’s school, I started the Keeping Cursive Alive Mini Quilt Series. At 12 x 24″ finished, these are the perfect size to hang on the front door, or anywhere else you’re feeling festive! Let’s make door quilts a thing! These mini quilt patterns are designed to use 100% scraps! All traditional piecing and straight seams.
The newest addition to the line is due to arrive soon:
It joins the other patterns in the series:
I love that they are all the exact same size so they can be interchanged and displayed on your door – inside or out!
Heartsy, the newest addition to the Cluck, Cluck, Sew pattern line, is fat-quarter friendly and includes instructions for five different sizes. This beginner-friendly quilt pattern is due to arrive early next month and would make a great Valentine gift!
For those of you who loved Brightly, it is the same pattern – just a different center block theme. And we all know how popular that pattern is!
Pumpkin Patches is also based on the Brightly pattern.
Why not start a series of classes? The Heartsy quilt for Spring, Brightly in patriotic fabrics for summer, and Pumpkin Patches for Fall?
Or offer a class in one and offer the other versions as kits. Once they make one, they will have the confidence and expertise to make them all!
Modern Fabric Art Bowls written by Kirsten Fisher takes fabric bowl making to a whole new level!
In their words: Delve into the world of quilts, fabrics, and bowl making! Take quilt blocks and bring them into the three dimensional space as tasteful, modern bowls. Kirsten Fisher shares her unique artistic vision and instructions on how you can take any piece of fabric and reinvent it using the design of your choice. Perfect to forever display a favorite fabric or quilt block, or provide a thoughtful gift to loved ones.
What a great way to use orphan blocks! Or, use them as a fundraiser. A youth group in our area made the bowls and sold them to members of the congregation. The purchasers used them to hold spare change. All proceeds, and the spare change, were then donated to the food pantry. What a great way to make a difference in your community.
When my kids were growing up, I would write them a love letter every year for Valentine’s Day. We would do a scavenger hunt complete with hokey poems…Roses are red, Daddy is blue; go to the place where he takes a poo…you get the picture!. Emily Dickenson, I am not, but when you raise four boys and a girl, you have to consider your audience!
I had already decided to bring back that tradition for my kids and grandkids this year. Because of the pandemic, I will send poems and letters to the parents and pass on the tradition. But wouldn’t these bags be great envelopes for the letters as well as a few treats?
Check out these features:
BAG DIMENSIONS: 8in Tall x 7in Wide x 3in Deep – 9.5in at the top when closed.
Bag can be made using one mini charm pack (42 – 2.5in) squares. Pattern includes instructions for two different ways to attach the zipper. Added Bonus option for a smaller bag.
Valentine’s Day is on a Monday this year so why not hold a class on the Saturday before. If you have embroidery machines, an initial or monogram in the center of that heart would add the awe factor!
These patterns are due to arrive next week so order them now! No exposed seams.
Not only do I love the quilts, you have to love the names and covers as well! Tequila Lime? Really – what a great name! This quilt measures 68″ square but an expansion pack is available if you want a queen.
Fortune Teller definitely has a celestial feel with the floating stars in the scallops. And don’t you love the way those scallops extend into the borders?
Setting Alchemists Crystals on point adds that awe factor to this queen/king sized quilt.
All of these patterns are due to arrive next month so place your orders now!
Honestly, these are not due to arrive until the middle of this month so I haven’t actually had one of these in my hot little hands. But it looks like the quality is there and this is a notion that will last a lifetime.
The Measure Up Multi-Tool from Sew To Grow is a must-have in your sewing room! It is made in Australia from premium bamboo and has both imperial and metric measurements, making it easy for you to convert and measure while sewing.
Here is a list of what you can use this tool for: Needle Position Guide Seam Gauge/Straight Edge Hemmer (You can press onto the wood) Mark Hems Quick reference guide
This tool measures 3 1/2″ x 7″ so it comfortably fits in your hand without being too cumbersome. Demonstrate it in a class and everyone will want one!
Made of: Bamboo Use: Measuring and Marking Size: 7-1/2in x 3-1/2in Imperial and Metric Included: One Ruler
It is all about fabric placement. Lovey combines five different color combinations of a courthouse steps block to spell out LOVE. Since each round of logs is trimmed before the next round is added, perfection is guaranteed. Why not spread some love this year?
American Sweetheart from Cut Loose Press™ combines traditional log cabins with courthouse steps blocks made with the Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tool for 4-inch finished blocks. This 40-inch square quilt is the perfect centerpiece for all the patriotic holidays, but wouldn’t it be a darling baby quilt or Valentine gift as well? Depending on the colors, a name could be embroidered on the center of the heart. Now THAT is an awe factor!
This table runner from Cut Loose Press™ includes everything a girl loves – diamonds, chocolate, and romance! Why not embroider the names of the ones you love on the hearts to add that awe factor
I Love America definitely has a patriotic feel but that big heart screams Valentine’s Day or weddings! It is the perfect door decoration and goes together quickly since it is made with the Creative Grids® Log Cabin and Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tools for 8-inch finished blocks.
Yes, this is the perfect Valentine decoration but why not make it in the wedding colors for a bridal shower? The wedding party can sign the hearts and the guests can sign around them. What a great memory of the day! Crazy Hearts is made with the Creative Grids® Spiderweb Tool.
Create perfect 6, 9, or 12-inch finished Pineapple blocks by squaring up each round of strips as they are sewn. Since each round is squared up before the next set is added, the blocks are perfectly square. The cutting requirements for the strips and center square are printed right on the tool.
The widths of the logs finish to 3/4-inch so even a six-inch block looks impressive. Add two more rounds to complete a 9-inch finished pineapple. Add two more rounds to complete a 12-inch finished block. It really is that easy, and accurate.
There are five new Cut Loose Press™ patterns to support this tool.
Pineapple Pinwheel combines two favorite blocks, pinwheels and pineapples The pinwheels are created by piecing the corner triangles before the final block trim. When four blocks are sewn together, the secondary pinwheel pattern is formed. Magic!
Pineapple Puzzle utilizes this Tool to its full potential. This pattern combines 6-inch and 12-inch finished blocks to create the puzzle design. There are special markings on the tool to guarantee that the 6-inch finished block is trimmed to the exact right size. What a great way to learn how to use the tool!
Gumdrops uses the Tool to make 6-inch finished blocks with 3/4-inch finished logs. The proportions of this baby quilt are perfect. Cut a variety of pastel strips from fat quarters to achieve a scrappy look. Then sew just twenty-four 6-inch blocks together to complete the center.
Pineapple Smoothies is an oversized throw that accentuates the pineapple pattern by using the same fabric for odd-numbered rounds. The even-numbered rounds are cut from a variety of fat quarters to achieve that rainbow sherbet look.
The Skinny Pineapple from Creative Grids® joins the other tools in the Pineapple family. The original Pineapple Trim Tool makes 6, 8, and 10-inch blocks with 1″ finished logs.
The Pineapple Trim Tool Mini makes 4, 5, or 6-inch finished blocks with 1/2-inch logs.
Lori Holt is single handedly introducing cross stitch to a whole new generation. These latest designs are sure to please.
In her words: Grab life by the apron strings with the Vintage Housewife Cross Stitch Pattern by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet Co.! This retro-style pattern pays tribute to the amazing divas who handle the house, the family and everything in between with ease and grace. With sweet snapshots of a retro household, this cross stitch will be a terrific finishing touch to any household! The Vintage Housewife Cross Stitch Pattern comes with full-color instructions, diagrams and supply list, including suggested DMC colors. It is printed on durable 8.5” x 11” cardstock. The cross stitch is designed to work on 25 count cloth and finishes at 12.75” x 15.625”.
Gather inspiration to make the elegant Flea Market Baskets cross stitch by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet Co.! Inspired by her love of thrifting and antiquing, this cross stitch symbolizes her guiding principle of “Make do or do without.” Vintage baskets and timeless churn dash blocks surround a beautiful center star, finished with a border of colorful blossoms. Designed to complement the Flea Market Quilt Book, this cross stitch is a one-of-a-kind find! The Flea Market Baskets Cross Stitch Pattern comes with full-color instructions, diagrams and supply list, including suggested DMC colors. It is printed on durable 8.5” x 11” cardstock. The cross stitch is designed to work on 25 count cloth and finishes at 14.75” x 14.75”.
Both of these designs were printed on cloud:
The cloth is available in 13 different colors and is due to arrive any day. The cross stitch designs are due to arrive next month so why not start your year off with a new needleart project?
These cute and cuddly stuffed animals are machine embroiderable (if that is even a word). The head and body are stuffed with pillows that are removable. Then the body can be hooped and embroidered with a personalized design. Each comes in two sizes, a 16″ and 22″ jumbo size.
These cuties are due to arrive next month so place your orders now!