When I travel and teach, I receive multiple requests from applique enthusiasts for a sandpaper board. Sue Daley delivers! The sandpaper stops the fabric from slipping when tracing templates and is mounted to a sturdy board so it is the perfect work surface.
We once again carry Klutz Gloves in a medium and large size. Wear these gloves when rotary cutting to protect your fingers from those sharp blades!
The new kid on the block is this new endurance blade by Olfa. I can’t wait to try one! For just a few dollars more, this blade is supposed to last twice as long as the current blades on the market! Let’s face it everyone, we NEVER replace our blade as often as we should so this puppy is a godsend!
Block Genius by Sue Voeglin provides everyone with the skills to dissect blocks into units that are easy to piece in multiple sizes. Most of the 200 blocks are classics but there are a few added bonuses designed by the author herself!
The blocks are divided into sections that play well together- those based on two, three, four and six grids. Then measurements are provided to cut and sew them into six; nine; and twelve-inch blocks.
Over a year in the making, this book is a true labor of love! Sue is an amazing photographer – and therefore has a phenomenal sense of color. Seeing the blocks in different colorways makes this a resource guide that is a pleasure to browse as well. Here is just a sampling of the treats that are hidden inside.
Clear instructions and exploded diagrams make cutting and sewing these designs a breeze. But, there are detailed instructions on how to make half-square triangles; quarter-square triangles; flying geese units; square in a square and parallel blocks.
Many of the blocks are old favorites but many of them are antique blocks that deserve a spot in the sun once more. This is a reference guide that is destined to be a must have in every quilter’s library!
As soon as I saw this book, the wheels started turning. It includes 56 different projects from a variety of top designers. Why not make it required reading in a series of classes? Choose 12 different projects that each teach a variety of concepts and techniques – or let your students decide!
Just look at the variety! Choosing just twelve will be the hardest part! All of these are easy to kit and can be completed in an afternoon class. Why not offer a demo with a class afterward for those who buy the kit and the book? Then, in that class, show the project for the next class. If they buy the kit, it reserves their space in the class the following month. If they don’t, that chair is open for whoever buys the kit! I did this and offered an afternoon, an evening, and a Saturday class. ALL of them were full for the entire year! This book is due out the first of the year so start planning your schedule today!
Natalie Bird has created a variety of whimsical designs that add a whole new twist to Cottage Chic! Combining embroidery with simple piecing creates nostalgic projects that are sure to make you smile!
Every project has that awe factor. Whether it is putting a new take on a traditional penny rug; adding wide rickrack to a tote; creating the perfect shape on a pin cushion to accent the design to its best advantage; or adding tiny touches of embroidery to a framed miniature to add texture and detail, this book has it all.
This book is expected to arrive the first week of January – just in time for Valentine’s Day!
I love everything by Lynette Anderson. she has a quirky style that is instantly recognizable – and always makes me smile. She combines embroidery with touches of applique to create stunning results. Green Thumb, her latest five month Block of the Month is due to arrive any day- and is sure to become a best seller
Buy then individually, or buy the entire collection:
Lynette uses Valdani flosses – and guess what! We carry that as well…..
It’s Sew Emma and Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts have combined forces in this new book – due to arrive this month. Quilter’s Patch is a perfect choice for a series of classes.
The book is chock full of techniques that will improve your piecing skills and others that will have you thinking outside of the box! I love quilts that are created from blocks – but the blocks are so well hidden that the quilt flows into an entire scene. This quilt has taken that concept to a whole new level!
So why not plant your garden….one block at a time!
Buttons Galore is releasing new button packs in charming color combinations that are the perfect addition to any display. You already put fabric, books, and patterns together to celebrate the seasons so why not add the awe factor???
Just look at these Fall packs. Don’t they put you in the mood immediately???
Very Scarry and Trick or Treat
These Winter packets will match any project that needs that extra touch. Don’t you just want to dress a snowman???
Tis the Season and Winter Wonderland
Buttons Galore has a wide selection – pick out assortments that will go with your new fabric lines.
Why not display them at the register as well? They are that perfect little gift for that secret sis. But grandmothers won’t be able to resist buying a pack for their grandchildren. Who doesn’t love the memories of playing in the button box???
Bonnie K. Hunter is releasing a new book next month that features twelve new patterns and describes her classic scrap organizational skills that have made her famous! In this case, pictures are worth a thousand words – so I am going to shut up now and let Bonnie’s quilts do the talking!
You know everyone is going to want it so why not pre-order it today so our buyers will be able to meet the demand – because we all know everyone will want it!