Grab your favorite precut fabrics and whip up 15 easy projects from some of your favorite designers. Helpful photos, clear instructions, detailed step-by-step illustrations, and clever tips sprinkled throughout team up in a winning assortment of table toppers, wall hangings, and lap-sized quilts. And just like your favorite baking recipes, you’re sure to revisit and make these projects for years to come.
Just look at some of these darling designs:
This book is due to arrive any day so place your order now!
ToteOlogy from The Gypsy Quilter is the smart and safe way to carry your favorite rulers and notions! The multiple pockets are designed to hold a wide variety of tools. And, since the pockets are clear, you can find exactly what you need instantly! The inner pocket is large enough to hold an 18 x 24-inch cutting mat as well as other personal items.
Look how easy it is to keep everything in its place!
The other side is the perfect size to hold a cutting mat AND the Creative Grids® Stripology ruler.
The bag will be available next month and comes in purple dot, turquoise, red and black.
Why not display them with the Creative Grids® Stripology series of rulers and mats?
We are gearing up for the holiday season. Wouldn’t this be a great 12 days of Christmas buy?
I was lucky enough to see an advance PDF of this book – and I am so glad I did! It is exquisite in every way! The photography, the instructions and the details make every project in this book a work of art!
From Zakka Workshop: Introducing beloved Japanese embroidery artist Yumiko Higuchi’s newest collection of motifs, showcased on a variety of purses, wallets, and bags. Inside, you’ll find an assortment of the simple, folk-inspired floral and animal designs stitched in Yumiko’s signature style, as well as nine lovely bag patterns inspired by the motifs. Beautiful step-by-step photos clearly explain Yumiko Higuchi’s favorite techniques for sewing bags, installing metal purse clasps, and making pompom and tassel embellishments. A helpful embroidery stitch guide outlines the eight basic stitches used to create the designs in this book. Full-size templates are included for all 20 embroidery motifs and nine bag patterns. Use these lovely embroidery motifs to make stunning, one-of-a-kind bags, or be inspired to design your own unique projects.
Just look what awaits you inside….
It is one thing to see this design, and a whole new experience when you see the stunning results when it is showcased in a purse!
Look how the dark background makes the design pop!
Yumiko recommends linen for all of her foundations. We have a wide variety of colors: essex linen. She recommends washing it before beginning your project.
And, all of the purse clasps are listed as companions to the book so you will be able to get everything you need to start making heirloom projects next month when the book arrives!
We just released the Creative Grids® Kitty Cornered Tool by Deb Heatherly and they have been flying off the shelves. Many of you are doing online demos so I thought I would share some marketing material available to make it easier for you!
Visit the Creative Grids websitewww.creativegridsusa.com to see information on all of our products and encourage your customers to do the same. When you choose a product, all of the patterns that support that tool are shown at the bottom of the page. You can also watch the video demonstrating how to use the tool and download a set of instructions. Yes, the instructions come with the tool, but if you accidentally threw them away, we’ve got you covered!
You can also download an interactive Wishlist that shows all of our rulers so you can keep track of your personal inventory. This list is updated every time we release a new item!
If you are a shop wanting to demonstrate this ruler, we have done a lot of the legwork for you! Click the LogIn button in the top right corner of the Creative Grids USA homepage. Use your Checker Distributors account number and password to log in.
Go to the Storyboard link to download a Block Set of this tool. The block set includes all 11 sizes of this block in actual size! The marketing department literally takes our test blocks and scans them into the computer. You no longer have to sew samples of every size to see the diversity of the tool! Send the file to your favorite print shop and have them print them on card stock. What a silent salesman!
We also have prepared a Storyboard for you. This includes step-by-step instructions on how to use the tool – blown up so it is easy to view. Basically, these boards are the highlights of the instructions that are included with the tool – but in poster size!
Under the Free Graphicstab, you can use the banner created for the tool to advertise that you have it in stock.
While you are visiting the Toolbox, check out all of the other free resources provided for you! Just make sure you have enough product available when the orders fly in!
Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill Studios has designed six new patterns that will be shipping next month. Meg does such an incredible job of describing her patterns that I am going to bow to her:
Let me introduce you to the owner of Bitterbottom Herbs, a very well known and respected nursery in Lower Sneegleshire. She spends long hours in the garden and preserving rooms always accompanied by her faithful and loving cat Mr. Teedles. They take long breaks together in the garden, basking in the same sunshine that makes her glorious herbs grow. The pattern is for hand embroidery with colored pencil tinting, and simple piecing, and her Scherenschnitte style border is easy to stitch.
Let me introduce you to our prize winning Jack o’ Lantern Pumpkin grower! You can always find her in Spellcaster’s Garden carefully tending her special plants. They always produce absolutely the BEST shapes and sizes for Jack o’ Lanterns! Every step of her day she is accompanied by her faithful sidekick, ICK. Yes, his name is ICK. But he IS a big, black garden spider after all! The pattern is for hand embroidery with colored pencil tinting, and simple piecing, and her Scherenschnitte style border is easy to stitch.
High on a hill in the center of Spellcaster’s Garden, is the Stitching Tree. Witches come from far and near to sit under the tree and embroidery together. It’s said that it has magical powers that greatly improve things like Bullion stitches… but the truth is, it’s just fun to sit in its shade together and visit while we stitch! This pattern was designed to match the tree print in the Spellcaster’s Garden fabric line, and it mimics Scherenschnitte. The pattern is for hand embroidery with colored pencil tinting, and simple piecing.
Your spell book, scrolls, magic needles and pins… All perched on your favorite broom! Ready for your favorite stitching “spell”? The pattern is for hand embroidery with colored pencil tinting, and simple piecing.
Vintage style Halloween Cats center the wonky pieced star blocks on this quick and easy quilt. They’re just SO MUCH fun! The pattern is for hand embroidery with colored pencil tinting.
A fun Halloween row quilt for only the most MODERN witches! Herbs, Jack o’Lantern Vines, and Herb Plant Markers are planted on some of the rows, while appliqued borders could easily be done traditionally, or by machine. The piecing is easy, easy, easy! Because of the simple row piecing, it would be really easy to make this quilt larger or smaller! The pattern is for hand embroidery with colored pencil tinting, some simple applique, and easy piecing.
Whether you choose to frame them or incorporate them into a quilt, her Halloween designs are always the highlight of the show!
The detail in her quilts is simply stunning! In Ribbit, for instance, she uses Hoffman batiks to “color” every nuance of the scene. The fully-illustrated instructions explain exactly how to create your own masterpiece.
In this case, a picture is worth a thousand words – and here are some pics of her most popular designs.
If you haven’t experienced Quiltmania yet, you should. It is just that – an experience! This magazine was started over 20 years ago in France and is published in English as well so we can savor every single word!
The English version includes pattern instructions in inches and 1/4″ seams so there is no conversion required. Not only are the projects stunning, the photography is so good you feel like you are visiting the quilts in their own locale.
The magazine is published six times a year and can be ordered in advance. Why not order some copies and start subscriptions for your customers today? This is an opportunity for your customers to view quilts that are a little quirky and fun. Who doesn’t love to see a new set of eyes step out of the box with traditional blocks?
For those customers who love Modern Quilts, Quiltmania publishes a quarterly magazine with them in mind – same beautiful photography and eye for detail with a modern twist.
Simply Vintage is also available quarterly and focuses more on smaller projects and handwork. Wool and embroidery take center stage – as well as wonderful home dec ideas.
Why not order an assortment of all three and let your customers choose their favorites?