Pre-cut Friendly

Me and My Sister Designs have created some new patterns perfect for kitting. A Tisket A Tasket…2 Fat Quarter Basket is the perfect Make It Take It class!

Love Shack and Chex Mix are both 10 inch square friendly – fast, fun and easy.

Corsage is fat eighth friendly – or buy fat quarters and make one for a friend!

All are a perfect addition to a pre-cut display!

Wool in all its Beauty

Rebekah Smith has designed two wool mats that can add a spark of color to any decor. Folk Hearts has two options – both so charming you will want to make both!

This table runner is stunning in Fall colors but would be gorgeous in Spring colors as well. The shape adds that awe factor and highlights the design as well.

Summer is beginning and is the perfect time for a bit of handwork. Wool is the perfect choice for a take along project!

A Reliable Iron…

Reliable is releasing three new irons this summer. Choose the one that best fits your needs.

The Velocity Sensor Auto Control (260IR) is Reliable’s flagship home iron model. The Velocity 260IR features a digital control panel that provides the user with eight different automatic ironing programs. From silk to denim, the 260IR intelligently sets the correct temperature and steam output to remove wrinkles and apply the perfect press.  This was had an 8 minute auto shut off – which can be bypassed (my choice).

The all-new Velocity Sensor (230IR) utilizes the comfort of sensor steam technology with the effectiveness of the Velocity’s patented dual heating element design. The 230IR features an “ECO” setting safe for all fabrics. The “Turbo” setting turns up the heat and delivers a copious amount of steam to tackle difficult fabrics.  This iron has an 8-minute auto shut off.

The Velocity One Temp 160IR provides the user with a safe and effective home ironing solution. With one set temperature, it’s safe for all fabrics—even delicates like silk. The steam trigger provides on-demand steam when desired. Like all Velocity irons, there’s no spitting or leaking! This iron has a 8 minute auto shut off.

Every seam that is sewn needs to be ironed – so an iron should be quality – and Reliable fits the bill!

Cindi McCracken Shines

I love the way Cindi’s mind works. Just look how she cut apart just four Hoffman panels and created a stunning quilt! Talk about letting the fabric speak for itself! And, since there is very little waste of fabric, it is very affordable.

Mountain Stream creates an ombre effect which gives the illusion of the sun shining on the water.

Along the Lake adds a graphic element with black highlights.

And, Hashtag is just plain fun!

All of these patterns are due to arrive the end of June so order them now.

My Favorite Gift!

These car coasters are the cutest – and are so affordable you will want multiples! An assortment should be displayed at every register! A picture is worth a thousand words – and in this case – you have lots to choose from! From Graphic Impressions


These stones absorb moisture. Each design comes six to a pack.

A Few of My Favorite Notions

This is a sampling of the new notions that were shown at Quilt Market. These Tulip Pin Cushions from Tacony have suction cups so they can be attached right to your sewing machine!

These cute little fans from Graphic Impressions are rechargeable with the included USB – and are perfect for those hot flash moments or cooling off at the beach!

These pendent thread cutters from Bohin are cute AND practical – approved for flying.

GE Designs – Techniques Abound!

I was lucky enough to attend Gudrun Erla’s schoolhouse at Spring Market and got to see all of these quilts up close and personal – and they are stunning! All of Gudrun’s patterns include techniques that make them the perfect choice for demos – and they are all in stock!

Clarissa is the perfect quilt to show off those large scale prints and is fast and easy. Roxanne looks complicated but is a piece of cake if you follow Gudrun’s pressing instructions. Both feature the Creative Grids® Stripology Squared ruler.

Gudrun has expanded her line of Lil’s with these four additions – all made from five-inch squares and feature the Stripology Squared Mini.

Everything is in stock so they are perfect additions to your after Market showcase!

Elizabeth Hartman Shines

Elizabeth’s booth at Market made everyone smile. Here is a sampling of her new patterns. Spectacular Savanna uses four different Robert Kaufman Kona cottons – Pepper, Snow, Wasabi, and Metal.

Leafy Quilt is stunning and makes me yearn for tropical climes!

Who doesn’t love Lemurs and a whole quilt of them? Even better!

Leafy and Lemur patterns are already in stock. Savanna will be coming soon!