The Forgiving Quilt – A Novel

Ann Hazelwood, author of the Colebridge chronicles, has just released the first book in a new series.  Once again she weaves quilts into the narrative of the book. The Forgiving Quilt is based in Missouri along the Mississippi.
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If you were NOT a fan of her books, you will be soon!  Why not read the Colebridge series as well?  In order….
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Don’t you love it when you find a new author???

This one is a no-brainer! Order now!

This truly is a no-brainer!  When a book concept is this brilliant, everyone who machine quilts needs this in their library.  We all know Angela Walters is the go-to gal for long arming.  Now she has teamed up with Christa Watson – and expert in quilting on domestic machines.

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They both share tips and tricks that have made them the experts in their field.  Learn through studying 10 different quilts when it is best to use which machine.  They also walk you through the steps of how to choose designs, pick threads, and advice on everything in between!

Whether you choose to quilt full sized quilts or smaller projects they will help you every step of the way!




This one is a real page turner!  Order now to make sure you get the first run due out in April because this one is guaranteed to go into a second printing!

Batiks at their Finest

We just picked up this pattern line by Janine Burke of Designs by JB and I am totally impressed!  These highly graphic quilts are not only striking, they are a great study in color play!

Whisper is all done in shades of gray and black – but look how the light fabrics make the quilt glow.  It looks like there is light showing through from within.BUS2540
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Now look what happens with the same color pallette when she adds touches of color in A Bit Askew.
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Look what happens when she adds some Lime to the shades of gray.  And you have to love the name!
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Or, add blue to that field of gray.  The light shades are once again placed toward the top of the quilt to add a feel of light.
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But shades of gray is not her only color palette.  Modern Thinking and Athena’s Puzzle look like they were created from the same fabrics as well.  Wouldn’t this be a great combination on bunk beds?  Each would have their own quilt – but everything would coordinate beautifully.
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Mega Mod and Vibe are studies in red.  All I can say is WOW!
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These quilt patterns need to be displayed in the batik section.  These fat quarter quilts would be great bundled with the patterns!  A little help with fabric choices is always appreciated.

Decorate your Table with Style – Every Month!

I love this monthly table runner series by Patch Abilities!  They are so simple that anyone can do them.  Look at the series – and then we’ll talk!

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Wouldn’t these be great hanging on a wall???  They are 40″ wide so the backing does not have to be pieced.  They are 12″ wide so they are really reasonable to kit.  Many include button packs that add the awe factor.

Display them on a wall with the kits below them.  The kits – including pattern – will be very reasonable.  Why not take it a step further and offer it as a BOM mailing program?  We are entering travel season so visitors can sign up to receive a kit a month in their mailbox!  How fun is that??? 

Creating Mini’s with Proven Techniques

I love everything by Lynne Hagmeier.  Fall is my favorite season and her color pallette sings to this Midwest gal!  Her latest books feature these tones – but would translate into your favorite color tones as well.

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All of these minis are made with 2 1/2″ squares.  This book should be included with any pre-cut display.  Whether you buy pre-cuts or use your scraps, it is a great way to play with color.  Choose any of the seven miniature quilts and three bonus projects.




Lynne incorporates her signature techniques that make working in miniature a breeze!  Why not use this book as a series of classes to introduce everyone to these methods???

Bees ‘n Blooms includes several smaller projects as well as some larger quilts.

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In this wall hanging, she pieces the background and adds applique that looks like it came directly from a collection of pressed flowers.  The combination gives this quilt a very eclectic feel!


This charm quilt looks like a mosaic or cobblestone path.  The occasional light fabric makes the quilt sing!



Many of the embellishments in this book were created with her Melon Template (Item #KT99906 Retail $9.95)

Hexies are still hot!

Combine hexies and 60 degree triangles to create true works of art.

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Katja Marek created 52 paper-pieced 6 inch blocks.  Anyone can create these 60 degree kaleidoscope works of art.  Simply amazing!  In this case, a picture is worth a thousand hexies….

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This is a great modern quilt – or would add interest to any backing!


Solids with black are always a winning combination and show off these designs beautifully…


Don’t you love the prairie points on the topper?


This is not your grandmother’s version!


Or, make a twin size quilt.


A perpetual calendar is due out in July – just in time for Shop Hop season.  (Item #C147, Retail $23.99).  Order it now so you get it as soon as it arrives!

Organize in Style

Over 25% of the top selling patterns are purses and now three of the top 100 books feature purses as well.  Why?  Personally, I think it is because the products have caught up with the industry.  With the likes of products such as Soft and Stable, mesh, vinyl and hardware, anyone can create professional looking designer bags.

Duffle Bags by Cindy Taylor Oates is the latest in her series of popular books.  Mix and match fabrics to create the perfect portable storage case!TMB-179 Item #TMB-179  Retail $15.00

Two styles of bags come in three different sizes.

Sara Lawson has created twelve structured bags for her book, Windy City Bags. Sara explains how to confidently choose the correct interfacings and how to personalize your design with fabrics, hardware, zippers and pockets. Choose from any of a dozen top notch designs.
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Top designers have combined forces to create this latest book by Stash.  Fifteen organizers span the needs of every quilter.  Laptop folios, gym bags, and even a trunk organizer are included.  Projects are rated from confident beginner to advanced.  The book even includes details on the basics.  Who could ask for more???11133 Item #11133    Retail $26.95

Remember, quilt shops are no longer just for quilts any more!

It is SEW Emma!

It’s Sew Emma self-published books have become so popular that seven of them are currently topping the charts!

Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage is #1.  It includes a multitude of original blocks so you can make a sampler quilt or individual projects that feature them.ISE906 Item #ISE906  Retail $29.95

Great Granny Squared and Quilty Fun are other favorites by Lori Holt.  And all three of these books are in the top 50!  Now that is a feat worth celebrating!ISE903 Item #ISE903  Retail $13.95ISE902 Item #ISE902  Retail $27.95

Fat Quarter Style and Fat Quarter Baby feature the first and ultimate pre-cut.  These should be displayed by every fat quarter rack in every quilt shop!ISE904 Item #ISE904  Retail $19.95ISE-909 Item #ISE-909  Retail $19.95

And this newest addition by Betsy Chutchian is quickly climbing the charts!ISE-911 Item #ISE-911  Retail $19.95

They are releasing two new books this Spring.  This book by Sherri Falls includes twelve different Christmas projects as well as a block of the month and is due to arrive in April/May when the holiday fabrics are due to arrive!
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Elea Lutz is releasing her first book with Its Sew Emma to go with her new fabric line – Strawberry Biscuit.  This book includes six projects as well as a sampler quilt – the perfect choice for girls of all ages – especially for those who never want to grow up!ISE-910 Item #ISE-910  Retail $19.95

Why not replenish your stock on your favorite and pre-order the Spring releases now!

Portable Press!

This little dynamo by Steamfast has been the top selling iron for over a year – and has found a home in the top 10 as long as I can remember!

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This miniature steam iron is lightweight and easy to manipulate, featuring the shape of a computer mouse.  This shape gives you ultimate control while pressing.

My favorite features?  It heats in just one minute and has a long cord that is perfect for retreats.  It weighs less than a pound with a non-stick soleplate.  No wonder it is the top seller!  This should be a staple in every quilt shop!  

In a clutch, choose Annie Unrein

Frankly, I was always intimidated by Annie Unrein’s patterns.  After all, I saw the samples – and they were perfect.  She is an expert seamstress and teaches threadology classes.  I bet she even makes tailored clothes!

But then, I saw her demonstrate at Road to California – and she made it look so simple that I thought I should give it a try.

As soon as I got home, I ordered her iCases pattern.  This one has a zippered pocket to hold the cord and has instructions for two sizes – exactly what I needed.PBA218 Item #PBA218  Retail $9.95

Annie has created a technique that makes all of her bags doable by anyone – even me!  It turns out that you create everything in panels.  Then the panels are placed on top of each other and bound together like a quilt – now that I can do.

And I did!  And now, I feel like my last name should be Bradley.  Friends came over last night and thought I bought my first project.  I consider that a win!

Soft and Stable – another Annie product – provides just the right amount of body and made the binding lay perfectly.
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Why not add some of these projects to your class schedule?  Once they see how easy it is, they will want to make more.  I immediately ordered three more patterns.  These will make great gits – and I already know I can’t stop at just one!

These “Open Wide” Pouches come in three sizes.
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Bling It On! is the perfect carrying case for jewelry or anything small!PBA248 Item #PBA248  Retail $9.95

Or, start them out with a simple Cut Loose Press jewelry case.  Believe me, they will be thrilled with the results!

Gift giving just got a lot more fun!