The Perfect Kitchen Accessory

Lisa Amundson of Around the Bobbin has created a designer oven mitt that makes a great class! All you need is two fat quarters, some cotton batting and the pattern – which includes the transparent food grade silicone overlay.

The silicone is designed to withstand temperatures of up to 450 degrees!

Here are a few tips that Lisa shared with us:

It is easy to sew through the silicone – just use a Schmetz Microtex needle 14/90. Since the silicone is sandwiched between two layers of fabric, stitching is a breeze!

When sewing the cuff, the silicone fits over most free arms.  For those of us who don’t have a free arm, it is easiest to turn the oven mitt inside out to do the top-stitching along the cuff.

But who can stop at just one? Refills of the silicone are available:

 

 

 

 

 

 

This pattern has been so popular that Lisa is planning some new releases for Fall Market so teach your customers how to work with the silicone now! I, for one, can’t wait to see what she has in store!

Mugs – the Perfect Gift

Several unique mugs will be arriving this month that will make you smile.

The scissor mugs from Tacony come in red or blue and will be a great addition to your register display.

These mugs by Quilt Happy are great for knitters but would make quilters who work with wool smile as well.

Or choose these mugs that show a potpourri of a few of our favorite things!

Display them filled with gift possibilities – candy; notions; fabrics; patterns – you get the idea.

Quiltfolk Available Now

Quiltfolk magazine is now available through Checker! Order the newest edition and pre-order the issues through next year!

What makes Quiltfolk different? It is more like a coffee table book than a magazine – exquisite photography; fascinating quilt related stories, and interviews with real quilters across America. There are no patterns – just loads of inspiration!

Each month the Quiltfolk team travels to a different state and focuses on the quilt community in that state. This month? Louisiana!

The magazine is totally advertisement free so they have total autonomy over content – and are spending their time focusing on content instead of selling ads!

To order the current issue – and the future issues – visit our website: Quiltfolk

Edyta Sitar in Time for the Holidays

Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts is continuing her “Patches” series with Patches of Scraps. This compilation of 17 quilts is due out the first of November – just in time for the holiday season!

 

 

Each quilt features dozens of fabrics. The beautiful photography showcases the quilts beautifully and is a study in color. This volume is packed with breathtaking scrap quilts, each featuring dozens of fabrics. Edyta also shares pics of some of her favorite antique scrap quilts which served as her inspiration.

That’s all I know but we ALL know it will be spectacular so order it now!

5 Yards a Project

A-OK Patterns features quilts designed to use five – one-yard cuts of fabric. They tell you how to put colors together to create a beautiful quilt every time.

 

 

 

 

The patterns are printed in greyscale so you can imagine them in your favorite colorway. Visit our website to see the entire collection. There are also versions that use 1/2 yard cuts as well as 5″ squares. What a great way to use ends of bolts. All are due to arrive the end of this month!

New Meaning to Block Party

Stitch Happens is the perfect wall hanging for a sewing room. It features several quilt blocks – which make it the basis of a great class.

Now welcome the big sister! This larger version features even more block designs and is a throw size.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both are in stock and ready for your next block of the month series!

Twisted Trays by the Twister Sisters

This tray is such a fun afternoon project! It really can be done in an afternoon because no quilting is required. Use 4 1/2″ squares or 5″ charms to piece the design in the center of this 9″ x 11 1/4″ tray.

Use a pre-cut package of Heat Moldable fusible for each tray.

Create the design with the Mini Twister tool:

 

 

What a great class! They could actually go home with a finished project. And what a great gift! Fill the tray with some favorite candies, cosmetics, magazines, books – you get the picture!

 

Meet Taj, Chevy, and Elvira from Angela Walters and Creative Grids®

Let’s keep this simple and let Angela tell you about her latest machine quilting templates in her own words: Inspired by the dome of the Taj Mahal, Taj is perfect for quilting curvy, pointed arcs on your quilts. This versatile tool can be used in all areas of your quilt, including borders, blocks, and backgrounds.

This tool does double duty! Quilt along the outside to create:

  • Pointed arches in borders
  • Overlapping arcs

Rotate to quilt complex looking motifs Work along the inside of the tool to create:

  • A leafy allover design – Leaves in a row for thinner borders
  • Rotate to quilt flower-like motifs for blocks By combining the inside and outside, or alternating directions, you can come up with endless quilting possibilities.

Visit our website to watch Angela quilt her magic! Click on the Product video button on each item detail page,

Meet Elvira, your new favorite curvy ruler!

She not only looks beautiful, she’s quite handy when quilting wavy lines or continuous curve lines. Elvira can quilt multiple arcs in multiple directions without rotating your quilt (or working from the back of your foot)!

Use her for:

  • Quilting continuous curve blocks (2” squares are her specialty!)
  • Adding a series of curves along a row of blocks
  • Quilting all sides of a square, no matter what foot you use!

Meet Chevy, a machine quilting ruler from Creative Grids®, and designed by Angela Walters. Chevy is a little pointy, a little curvy, and very versatile. With both a straight side and a curvy side, there are so many ways that this tool can help you improve your quilting!

Use the straight side for:

  • Stitching in the ditch and echoing
  • Turning the corner without rotating the ruler
  • Echo two sides of a block easily without marking the pivot point
  • Adding chevron designs all over a quilt, or as a border
  • Crosshatching is now a breeze!

Use the curvy side for:

  • Adding a subtle, curvy line
  • Stitching offset, rounded rectangles by changing direction
  • Creating a modern, all over wavy design
  • Fun quilt motifs for blocks
  • Segmenting borders

This gal is the complete package! She even convinced me that I could machine quilt – and I actually can with her tools. Why don’t you give it a try???