Nancy’s projects always make me smile. She is so creative when it comes to creating programs for shops and quilters as well. I love this latest idea. She will be releasing 6 new booklets next month and six more in the Fall. Each booklet includes a portion of a quilt that can be combined into a completed block of the month quilt. But this is the genius of Nancy! Each booklet includes smaller projects that can be companions to the finished quilt. Or, quilters can choose to make the smaller projects instead! Talk about getting the most bang for your buck!
The fabric line from Benartex, Wander Lane by Nancy Halvorsen Collection is due to arrive next month as well so place your orders now.
I already have two on order for my grandchildren! Read the premise of the story:
Ghosts are supposed to be sheets, light as air and able to whirl and twirl and float and soar. But the little ghost who is a quilt can’t whirl or twirl at all, and when he flies, he gets very hot. He doesn’t know why he’s a quilt. His parents are both sheets, and so are all of his friends. His great-grandmother was a lace curtain, but that doesn’t really help cheer him up. He feels sad and left out when his friends are zooming around and he can’t keep up. But one Halloween, everything changes. The little ghost who was a quilt has an experience that no other ghost could have, an experience that only happens because he’s a quilt . . . and he realizes that it’s OK to be different.
The Little Ghost Who Was A Quilt #TB6447-2 from Tundra Books is due to arrive the first of September, just in time for the season! Place your order now so you will have many hours of storytelling!
Meet the newest addition to the Creative Grids® left-handed line! This 4-1/2 inch square features a mirror image of the markings that are on the original version. Left-handers no longer have to read upside down!
This beauty joins the other left-handed squares:
The 6 1/2″ square:
And the 12 1/2″ square:
Along with the two rectangles:
The 6 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangle:
And the 6 1/2″ x 24 1/2″:
Why not order a set and display them with the original versions so your customers can experience the difference? Make sure you have order forms on hand because they will want them all!
Sedef Imer’s designs are all quick and easy projects that are so charming, you won’t be able to make just one. For an explanation of what Zakka is, I went to the official description:
Zakka is a Japanese design aesthetic that combines usefulness with beauty and style. In this book, Sedef Imer has created a collection of simple, pretty, and handy projects inspired by the art of Zakka to help organize and beautify your home. Suitable for all levels of sewists, you will be inspired by these fun and easy-to-sew projects that will brighten and adorn your home.
What a great class series! At each class, they would literally take home a finished project. Who doesn’t love instant gratification???
These post card style patterns are perfect beginner projects that can be finished in a matter of hours, not days. Many are pre-cut friendly. Why not display these at the register. Who can resist just one?
2 1/2″ strip friendly
Fat Quarter Friendly:
These latest additions are due to arrive next month, so place your orders now!
Misty Purcell’s latest designs are so sweet. Why not tuck them in unexpected places to add a touch of charm to any nook or cranny. In her words:
These chubby birds are looking for a sweet treat! They’ve landed at the bee skep to see if the bees will share a bit of delicious honey with them
Turkeys aren’t normally cute, but at an antique shop a few years ago I came across the most adorable appliqued turkey I had seen. He became the inspiration for this design. My turkey is feeling thankful that he is so handsome, no one could bear to eat him!
It’s a beautiful day for gliding gracefully across the ice. After enjoying some time on the rink, the elves will head home for a steaming cup of hot cocoa!
It’s a bumpy ride skiing down the gumdrop-covered roof of a gingerbread house! The race is on! Who will make it to the finish line first?
Stitching Birds honors our close bond with fellow stitchers who share our passion for needlework. Pattern includes an alphabet so you can add your initials and those of a cherished friend.
These patterns are due to arrive the middle of next month so place your orders now.
This fun case with a simple, bouncy patchwork design, hoop pull zipper, and fabric-covered button zipper tab is full of sweet little details. The compact size of this case will keep all sorts of tools gathered, stored, and zipped up in pretty zakka style. Kit includes a 9-inch zipper with hoop pull and two 1-inch cover buttons. Extra cover buttons and zippers are also available. Look for items #ZW6370 and #ZW6400. The colors can be cut from scrap or 2″ or 2 1/2″ squares. The rest is fat quarter friendly so kitting is a breeze.
Step out in style with a pretty and useful wristlet. This charming accessory keeps all your little essentials—phone, cards, lipstick, keys, and other necessities—organized. Two handy zippered and lined compartments hold everything securely, and provides you with hands-free convenience. Kit includes two 8-inch zippers with water droplet pull and one swivel hook and D-ring set. Extra zippers and swivel hook and D-ring sets are available. This pattern is fat quarter friendly so it is the perfect choice for a class!
This roomy, square pouch can hold and carry all your little sewing essentials and notions. The wire frame gives the bag structure and forms a wide opening, making it easy to pack and find everything hands-free. The little handles make this caddy the perfect grab-and-go sewing accessory. Kit includes one 8 x 3-inch wire frame set and one 16-inch zipper with hoop pull. Extra wire frames and zippers are available separately. Look for items #ZW6363 and #ZW6417. And, once again, it is fat quarter friendly so it is easy to kit!
All of these kits are due to arrive the beginning of July so they would be great for mother/daughter classes this summer!
Designed by Quilters Inspiration! There is a little bit of Irish in all of us so why not celebrate it? The leaves of these tumbling shamrocks are cut from a variety of 2-1/2in strips. The variety of prints adds depth and texture to the design by creating another design element. Adjust the size accordingly to make it fit your table or gift it to your favorite bloke as a throw! Either way, it will be treasured! The individual leaves are trimmed to 4 1/2″ and the entire shamrock are trimmed to 8 1/2″ so the Creative Grids® CGR4 and/or CGR8 are recommended.
Sunflowers Ala Lulu is a great introduction to a more artistic approach to quilting. This raw-edge appliqué project features layered squares to create the petals of the sunflowers. Add some leaves and bias tape stems and you can have this done in an afternoon! The Creative Grids® CGR9 is recommended.
Welcome the newest Cut Loose Press™ designer, Beth Weigt! She teaches classes and wanted a simple pattern with larger pieces that would showcase the Creative Grids® Kitty Corner Tool (CGRDH5). Happy Kitty’s Table Topper features twelve-inch blocks, and since there are only four of them, it truly can be finished in an afternoon.
The Kitty Cornered Blocks are combined with a center square and rectangles like a nine-patch. Then they are separated by sashings and a corner-post which create a secondary center design. Choose three coordinating fabrics and begin!
Cut Loose Press™ patterns are always in stock so place your orders now!
Abigail’s Window is simply stunning! The fabric choices make the quilt glow. The pattern includes directions for a table runner using just one of the panels. The quilt is a great throw size: 58″ x 78″, the table runner is 19″ x 58″.
Once again, the fabric choices for Glass Forest showcase the design to its best potential. This quilt measures 49″ x 73″. If you want it bigger, simply add another tree or more branches!
Strike a Chord uses 12 fat quarters for the blocks. The setting highlights each block design.
All of these patterns are due to arrive later this month so place your orders now.
In Meg’s words: Make a border of wildflowers for your favorite flowery room in the house! I have included the entire alphabet, so you can choose any word/words/names you’d like to personalize your garden banner, and eleven beautiful flowers to choose from. There’s just something about a pennant banner that makes me happy immediately… like a garden party is getting ready to begin! I’ve also made a couple to use as beautiful bookmarks that make me smile! What a sweet shower decoration – just make sure you have all of the letters you need!
Six pretty flowers! These can be made into brooches with the addition of a pin back, fobs or zipper pulls with the addition of a ring, clasp, ribbon or cord, glued to a large paper clip or bookmark, or simply embroidered onto something that needs beautiful embellishments! Parts of the designs can be colored pencil tinted, but are mostly filled with embroidery.
Block #4 of Twilight Garden is also expected.
And Blocks 9 and 10 of Hope Blooms will be ready for those of you doing that block of the month program.
These patterns are due to arrive later this month so place your orders now.