Camden Bags are Now Even Easier

The Camden Bags and Bowls are top selling patterns by Aunties Two.  With new products on the market, these projects have gotten even easier!  The bottoms are now pre-cut so prepping for a class is a breeze!

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Choose the oval forms for the bags and the round forms for the baskets.  The baskets come in three sizes: small. medium, and large.

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The bags come in two sizes.

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The sides are shaped with pre-cut double sided fusible batting.  And the fabric?  2 1/2″ strips!  Kitting just became a whole lot easier!

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New Patterns by Buttermilk Basin

Stacy West is introducing several new patterns this month.  And based on past performance, these designs will fly off the shelves!  Her vintage truck went to pick up the Christmas tree and became a top selling pattern.  Now it is at the pumpkin patch!

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Don’t you love the scalloped trim on these towels?  Whether you display them as towels or add the appliques on both ends to make a table runner, they will become the focal point of your kitchen!  The Fall versions of her successful Joy and Wool are due in this month.

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Look at these vintage campers celebrating Halloween:

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Get your samples ready now so you will be ready for your next shop event  .

Elizabeth Hartman Has Increased Her Zoo

As I am writing this, Elizabeth has seven of the top 100 patterns – and they feature her favorite pieced critters.  Drum roll please……three more are arriving this month!

ALL of these are darling.  Don’t you love it when they occasionally wear glasses?

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Look how cute the pillows are – and those can be made in an afternoon.  Who says you have to have full size samples of everything?  She has such a following now that her animals are instantly recognizable.  One is enough to get their attention!  This is the perfect time to put together some fat quarter packs in fabrics – browns and plaids for the dogs; antler choices for the deer – you get the picture.  Order them today so you can get started on your samples and schedule classes today!

Miss Rosie has Scrappy Style

I love everything this woman does!  Studying her quilts is like getting a Masters in color.  She is the queen of combining a multitude of fabrics that are somehow pleasing to the eye.  Just look at these quilts:

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Olio has a template to make this pattern easier.  And the Jumble patterns are charm pack friendly.

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Some of these quilts were made with specific fabric lines – and when that is the case, they are listed on the pattern – but ALL of them are great stashbusters!  Take some time to really study the color pic of each quilt before choosing your own fabrics.  See how she uses lighter fabrics and blocks to make the entire quilt glow?

Separate your stash into country fabrics, brights, batiks…you get the idea.  Then start cutting!  Or, buy a collection of your favorite fabrics as a base palette.  Then add complimentary fabrics from your own fabrics to make each quilt truly your own!

 

Red, White and Black Takes Center Stage

Quiltworx is releasing three new patterns this month – all showcased in red, white and blacks:

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This fabric line – designed by Judy and Judell for Timeless Treasures – has around twenty different prints.  Why not buy all of them?  These are the most difficult fabrics to find in batiks so shops can never have enough!  There are also several pre-cuts to choose from.  See the entire line at:

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These newest medallion quilts are stunning!  Frankly, it is hard to come up with adequate descriptions for her quilts!  And in these colorations?  Wow!

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The circular designs soften all of the angles.  Don’t you love the border treatments?  Just one of these masterpieces will be the centerpiece of any room!  Why not order yours today???

 

Hugs’ n Kisses

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I love everything by Helen Stubbings of Hugs’ n Kisses.  She is an Australian designer that has a quirky style that is sure to make you smile.  We are expecting these patterns any day.  This redwork table runner would be a great Valentine decoration.  Or, start it now and have it done by Christmas!

Don’t you love the way the hexies extend into the outer edge and are repeated in embroidery between the flowers?  Helen uses Cosmo variegated thread.  Iron on transfers and hexie papers are included.

 

The next three are more Christmas, so let’s get a head start!  This gift bag is darling and you talk about Go Green!  It is so cute, it becomes part of the gift and will be used over and over again!  An added advantage?  It is the perfect portable handwork!  Gather ye Blessings is a great table or foyer decoration.  It can be hung on a wall or on a stand.  Personalize it by adding your own blessings!

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And my favorite?  These snowflake ornaments that can be displayed individually on stands or on a tree…or a package…or a table…

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Help your customers get organized and enjoy the holidays this year – instead of being overwhelmed by them!

 

 

Gift Tags for Every Occasion

You know I love everything Kimberbell and LOVE this new machine embroidery pattern – all done in the hoop!  There is a style for every gift giving occasion.

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The CD includes eight different sizes and over 30 different printable gift tags.  Choose from a variety of sentiments:  Hello, Congrats, Thanks, Happy Birthday, or Thinking of You!

Choose a gift tag or holder for a gift card.  Or, make a larger size that is big enough to hold treasures such as a favorite book, note cards, lotions, or your favorite things.

These are so cute that a gift of giftables would be a gift in itself!  Who wouldn’t love to receive their own personal supply?  Change the fabrics to change the entire look – and holiday!

For the Book Nerd in Your Life

There are several pics of “book” quilts showing up on Facebook.  And when I say books – take that literally!  For that book lover in your life, why not make them a throw to cuddle under while they read?

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This quilt is a simple paper-pieced pattern so everyone will be successful.  Make a nice sized throw or add “books” to create a bed-sized quilt.  Wouldn’t this be great in Tim Holtz fabric?  It is designed to be fat quarter friendly.

I love this quilt because it gives you the perfect opportunity to personalize it.  Write the titles of their favorite books on the binding. Or, write a favorite quote on the cover.  What a great gift for a favorite teacher.  Change up the fabrics to make a perfect masculine version!

Easter Should be on your radar

These wooden eggs in three sizes – and two colorways by The Bee Company will be arriving next month.

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These eggs can be purchased individually or come with a pattern for a cross stitch banner.

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But my first thought?  Wouldn’t these be an adorable way to personalize Easter baskets?  Machine embroidery instead of cross stitch would be darling – and give you the opportunity to showcase features of your sewing machines!  Carry Silhouette machines?  Design your own with that machine as well!  Think outside the box and your customers will make ALL variations!  What darling decorations for an Easter tree!

Kit By the Numbers

Gina Zeleznok of Sturbridge Quilting and Sewing has developed a system that moves fabrics you already have and crosses fabric lines and manufacturers.  The key?  She cuts her fabrics into groupings that equal a yard:

#1 – 1 Yard Cuts
#2 – two half yard Cuts
#3 – three twelve inch cuts
#4 – four fat quarters
#8 – eight fat eighths
#12 – twelve fat twelfths

These cuts are supported by a line of patterns designed by Debbie Wendt of Wendt Quilting that show exactly which fabric cuts you need for each pattern.  The back of the patterns show both yardage and By the Numbers requirements so they can be sold even if you choose not to kit “By the Numbers”.

Here are the current options – showing the front AND back of the patterns so you can see how it works:  Done by Three has a #4 on the front so you automatically know that it uses fat quarters.  The back cover shows that you need three packs.  Therefore this throw can be made with twelve fat quarters – a total of three yards!  What an economical and easy quilt!  And the patterns are just $5.00!

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Flowers in the Valley uses three 1 yard cuts and sixteen fat eighths.

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Bow Tie Blues requires eighteen fat sixths, two half yard cuts, and a one yard cut for the border – or a total of five yards of fabric!

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Shoo Fly Picnic uses thirty-two fat eighths, two yards of background, and one yard for outer border and binding.

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Equidistant uses eight fat eighths and twelve fat twelfths.

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Starting to make sense??? What a great way to kit and use ends of bolts or organize your fat quarter display into usable bundles. This is an obvious choice for those customers who are hesitant to pick out their own fabrics.

But not all of the patterns are quilt sized.

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If your shop vends, this would be a great way to package fabrics to reduce cutting – and hauling bolts of fabric to the show! Going to Spring Market? Gina is giving a schoolhouse explaining the entire By the Numbers Fabric System. Hear from the expert exactly how to start a program in your shop!