Flying High With Kari Carr

Kari of New Leaf Stitches has released one of the hottest Christmas quilts this season!  Nordic Elves features two different settings – and both are adorable!

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Item #NLS-152  Retail $9.50

The square version features these happy guys separated by Christmas trees.  Cut the hats out of an adorable Christmas stripe.  Either version is easy to piece when cut with the Kite Plus Ruler.

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Item #CGRKC1  Retail $24.45

Why not make a coordinating tree skirt as well?

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Citrus is a perfect summer table topper – but can be easily adapted to create a spectacular tree skirt.

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Item #NLS-153  Retail $9.50

Or why not stitch up Daisy Chain?  It looks like a sea of umbrellas on the beach!

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Item #NLS-151  Retail $9.50

This ruler makes piecing these quilts a piece of cake!  I can’t believe how easy it is to produce perfect blocks every time!  Why not make it the focus of your next demo day???

Simple Paper-Piecing Makes Striking Quilts

I love everything Cindi McCracken does.  Her quilts feature geometric designs that seem to move.  When I am looking for a masculine quilt, she is my first choice – but they translate just as well for any gender or decor.

Vortex

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Item #CMD70  Retail $17.00

Split Up

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Item #CMD65  Retail $17.00

Shooting Stars

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Item #CMD69  Retail $17.00

All of these patterns are paper-pieced and the foundations are included in the patterns.  Cindi has worked with Judy Niemeyer for years and has learned paper-piecing from the best.  These simple but dramatic designs are the perfect introduction to this technique.  Why not order them today?  They could be the gateway to a customer base that embraces everything paper-pieced, and that is a very good thing!

To see all of her patterns, visit our website at:  http://www.checkerdist.com/search/ALL?link=1&vendor_num=C357

Bertie is Flying High this Fall

Let’s face it!  Quilters have embraced Bonnie Sullivan and her folk art style that makes us smile.  Just in time for Fall, she will be releasing her newest addition – Bertie’s Autumn flannel fabric collection and a pattern series for a charming wall hanging.

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This fabric collection includes her signature wool designs such as heathers and herringbones as well as some charming polka dots.

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The wall hanging is the perfect choice for a mini block of the month and is available in a four pattern series.

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Item #ATH1506  Retail $8.00

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Item #ATH1507  Retail $8.00

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Item #ATH1508  Retail $8.00

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Item #ATH1509  Retail $8.00

Bonnie has kitted the pearl cottons and buttons she used to embellish it.

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Item #ATNBABEES4  Retail $3.62

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Item #P81608BERTAU  Retail $13.96

Why not do you and your customers a favor by having everything in stock when the fabrics arrives?  Order them today for August/September delivery!

Embroidery – the perfect summer project

Why not “kit” an embroidery project?  It is the perfect take along for road trips or warm summer nights out on the deck.  My choice?  Sundress.  The pattern includes 15 different dresses – the perfect wall hanging for any bedroom.

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Item #CAH286  Retail $27.00

Or, with the arrival of the new Christmas fabrics, why not start the embroidery now so it will be done in time for the holidays.

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Item #CAH414  Retail $27.00

Merry Little Christmas combines beautiful pieced quilt blocks with an exquisite embroidery design.  The scalloped inner border adds just the right touch of softness to balance the half-square triangles.

Her latest patterns will be out at the end of this month.  Pre-order them now because who could resist the charm of Snow Parade.

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Item #CAH439  Retail $27.00

Or the whimsey of Merry Christmas Stocking…

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Item #CAH438  Retail $10.00

Follow the links to see what embroidery flosses Meg chose and kit them as well along with the background fabric.  And don’t forget to display embroidery needles and hoops as well!

Strip your Stash with Gudrun Erla

Gudrun’s latest book is due next month and is sure to be a hit so pre-order your copies now!

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Item #11085  Retail $24.95

Strip your Stash includes 12 projects in several different sizes.  These quilts are all made with strips but the style and variations are so diverse that there is a quilt for everyone.

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Cut those strips with her Stripology ruler from Creative Grids.

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Item #CGRGE1  Retail $54.95

Follow the link to our website and click on the video button to see Gudrun demonstrate how to cut your stash in a fraction of your time.

Gudrun will teach you how to organize your stash so that it is actually usable.  Each project includes yardage requirements for at least two sizes.  Once you’ve cut that stash, she shows you how to combine colors and prints to their best advantage!

Her step by step instructions make every quilt a perfect choice – even for beginners.  Your toughest decision?  Choosing!!!

What does the fox say???

Perhaps Elizabeth Hartman knows the answer to that song…Her fox patterns are always in the top 100.

More of the original Fox design is due to arrive this week.

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Item #EH-009  Retail $12.00

Don’t you love the personalities she incorporates into these designs?

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Item #EH-017  Retail $12.00

Hazel Hedgehog has her own sense of charm.

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Item #EH-015  Retail $12.00

And, once again, she has added personality…

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Item #EH-018  Retail $12.00

Why not add some personality to your decorating?  The question is, which one will you choose???

Cat’s Cradle – the Perfect Demo Ruler

The Creative Grids Cat’s Cradle template is so popular we had to create another word – quad-fecta!  It is the first time that a designer has had a book, a template, a pattern AND a Cut Loose Press – all in the top 100!
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Item #CGRDH1  Retail $17.95
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Item #DH1501  Retail $18.00
The book includes eight projects in a variety of sizes.  One of my favorites is Miss Epsie…  In Deb’s words….

Miss Espie is a dear sweet older lady who comes into the shop to buy our scrap bags (which we sell to benefit Catman2 a local no kill feline sanctuary).  She comes in about every other week with $10 to buy 2 bags.  She laughs and tells us she knows she must buy more of our bags than anyone else, and she tells us she just loves having such good fabric to work with.   We love this dear lady and this quilt was so scrappy I had to name it after her.
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Look at the detail on this quilt!  The machine quilting turns this scrap quilt into a work of art.  Yes – the center of the stars is machine quilted thread work.
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Blackberry Cobbler is a pattern with a center star that can showcase embroidery or applique.
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Item #DH1404  Retail $10.00
Deb sent us a picture of a project by one of her customers.  The table runner was pieced by the husband and the applique was added by the wife….
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Look at the beautiful wool applique and stitching…
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This Cut Loose Press pattern is a great project to teach your customers how to use the tool.  Used an applique design in your Row by Row?  Why not feature a portion of it in this star design and use it as an opportunity to demonstrate the ruler???
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To see a video on how to use the tool, click on the template link above, and then on the video icon.

 

The definitive guide for wool applique

Curl up on a rainy day with a book by Rebekah L. Smith.  This award winning folk art artist has designed fourteen projects using a variety of wools that add texture and depth to each piece.

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Item #11079  Retaill $29.95

Rebekah explains how to shop for and prepare wools – whether your wool of choice is the latest hand dyes; finds from the local thrift shop; or your scrap bag.

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Learn the embroidery stitches and techniques that enhance each design.  This is the perfect beginners guide to anyone interested in experimenting with wool.  But, experienced quilters will love the designs.  This book is due to arrive this week so get your orders in now!

 

Cuddle is now available in 90

Did you know that your favorite cuddle backing by Shannon Fabrics, is now available in a 90 inch wide width – as well as the standard sixty?

Twenty colors of solids are now available in 10 yard bolts.  These colors cross the spectrum from neutrals…

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to vivid….

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The latest addition to this basic line is twenty dimples….

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To see the entire selection of colors, visit our website:  http://www.checkerdist.com/search/all?search_string=Cuddle%2090&search=1&link=1

These fabrics are approximately $5.00 a yard retail more than the 60 inch wide backings – 50% more fabric for half the cost!  Now that is a deal your customers will love!

These fabrics are now basics so we can reorder on demand.  So “demand” to your hearts content!

 

 

Learn to Quilt as You Go with Gudrun

Gudrun’s signature clean, crisp and funky look translates perfectly into these quilt-as-you-go projects.  This book features 14 projects that literally can be made in an hour or an afternoon – including the binding!

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Item #B1281T  Retail $24.99

The projects include place mats created with strips that can be completed in less than an hour.  Gudrun adds fudge factors to her projects.  In this case, your success is guaranteed because she uses different widths.

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In this project, Gudrun changes directions – and she will show you how to do this successfully as well.

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This summertime favorite looks like a wall sized paper-pieced project until she teaches you the tricks of the trade….

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Or sew the illusion of curves – and yes these are quilted as well – but you’ll have to read the book to figure out how she does it!

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Cutting the strips with her Stripology ruler reduces the cutting time by 75%.  Follow the product link to watch a demo.

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Item #CGRGE1  Retail $54.95

Gudrun will walk you through the entire process so you can save time and money by machine quilting your smaller projects.  Why not learn from the best???