Farm Girl Vintage 2

This is one of those posts that is written totally on faith! It is not due until September 15th and I haven’t seen pics of any of the projects BUT it is Lori Holt so you know you want it!

And, of course, there is a fabric line to support it as well:

The fabric is due to ship in June, the book in September so you have plenty of time to prep kits for a Fall class!

Some New Notions

New notions are being added to the system every day – and these are a few of my must haves! Karen Kay Buckley now has perfect 7-1/2 inch scissors. These are the newest size of her straight blade scissors. They come to a sharp point, have her signature comfortable handles – great for left handed quilters as well – and come with a protective blade cover. You know everyone will want them so order them now. They are due to arrive the first of June.

I love Roxanne’s Glue and the Dab It applicators. Now they come in a larger size – almost three times as much glue as the original! These are due to arrive next week – just in time for your after Market preview.

These Magic Pins have become my favorite pins. I originally bought them for my granddaughter because they are easier to hold – and easier to see to remove from sewing projects. But, I found that for those exact same reasons, they became my favorite as well! The heat resistant grips are ridged so they really are easier to grip. Now there are three more options – all come in 50 and 100 packs. They are due to arrive the first week in June.

Silk Pins – 1-7/16 inches.

Extra Long Pins – 2-1/4 Inches

Applique Pins – 1 inch

Plum Easy Bauble and Bling Ornaments

Deborah Miller created a craze with her Folded Star technique and has modified it to create stunning ornaments. What a fun, easy method!

The pattern includes a 12 page booklet with instructions for three different styles – all using a printed interfacing foundation so placement is easy! The r:ibbon can be 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches wide, The pattern includes two interfacing templates. A six pack can be purchased separately.

What a fun family project! Everything is expected to arrive later this month!

The Story of American Cotton

Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Look no further. American Cotton – Farm to Quilt is that perfect combination of a shared passion with a great history lesson! Teresa Duryea Wong shares a fascinating story!

Full color pictures on all 180 pages has you turning each page in anticipation of the next! Learn how they grew – and present day grow – cotton. And, hear about the farmers who work the fields. Then follow the cotton as it goes to the mills. Teresa shares not only how the cloth is made – but how batting is made as well.

Last, but not least, she shares the stories of a few companies who are committed to producing quality cottons and fabrics again – all made in the USA.

This book is a true labor of love and a fascinating read!

National Parks Fabric

Summer vacations are right around the corner and the tourism season begins. Riley Blake has created a line of fabric to commemorate our National parks.

This print comes in black and tan.

The companions are perfect – a print to show the patches; another to show the signs…you get the picture….

There are even individual panels for the most famous parks.

If you are lucky enough to live by one, why not design a quilt around it? You may find your inspiration in the Panel Play book.

This line is not due to arrive, however, until September BUT you can always have them pre-order it! Who doesn’t love getting a memory of a great vacation when life returns to normal?

Robin Pickens with Style

I always know when a designer has style when her patterns are instantly recognizable as her own. I was looking at the newest patterns and didn’t even have to click on the pic to know these were Robin’s. She is that good and I am instantly drawn to her quilts!

Showering Stars is supposed to be a table runner and pillow covers but the pattern cover is so striking that I want to wrap them around canvas and showcase them on a wall!

This is a smaller version of her quilt by the same name:

Just look at her versatility!

All of these patterns are due to arrive this month so order them now so you will have them for your Spring Market event!

Preview of Quilt Market, continued…

Fractured Sky by Krista Moser uses the Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond Ruler in a whole new way. Just two blocks make this exquisite design!

Heathside by Kathy Schmitz is made with just two layer cakes for dramatic effect!

These embroidery patterns are classic Kathy Schmitz – sweet and nostalgic! Home Sampler and Liberty Sampler fit perfectly in an 8 x 10 inch frame!

This pieced Santa will become a family heirloom.

All are due to arrive next month!