I love every book that Judy has ever written. She manages to take a classic quilt design – and in this case – create sixteen different versions which will have everyone adding more than one design to their bucket list!
Those aren’t blocks on the cover! Those are miniatures of the quilts! Here is some eye candy that will have you ordering multiple copies in advance since this book isn’t due to arrive until next month!
But, don’t be intimidated. There are smaller projects as well – but they ALL have Judy’s sense of style!
Yoko Saito is one of my favorite designers. I love the muted fabrics that enhance the nuances of her designs! Checker now has the largest collection of books, patterns AND Lecien Fabrics that I have ever seen. We have just added more to the website and the actual merchandise will be arriving soon.
This Mystery Quilt has hit the top 10 – and it isn’t due to arrive until next month! This is a compilation of patterns that appeared in past Quiltmania magazines.
Check out our website to see the entire collection of everything “Saito”. It has never been easier to create a vignette of her style in your shop. This is a perfect addition to your online store since they have not yet become mainstream!
And now there are also individual patterns which are more affordable and in some cases, a sampling that will entice your customers to do even more!
I don’t know the details yet so, watch your email. Yoko will be doing a book signing in our booth at Houston Quilt Market! I can’t wait to see her!
Kathleen Andrews of Kwilt Art has created a series optical illusion quilts that take the concept of bargello quilts to a whole new level! I have four sons who are math and science geeks and it is rare to find a quilt that would be PERFECT for them!
Hang one in your shop for a sure show stopper! This is a sample quilt that will just keep giving! Teach it- and provide kits – and the classes will fill again and again! The hard part? Choosing which one you will make first!
Quilted Cats & Dogs is a new book by Chris Malone that is due to arrive next month.
Create these cuties with fusible applique – fast and easy. These projects are perfect choices for a mother/daughter or grandmother/granddaughter class. Choose a block or an entire quilt – half of the fun will be picking out the fabric!
Laser Cut Quilts by Maddie Hastings has developed multiple designs that include laser cut fabric. These patterns are like jigsaw puzzles for quilters – with style.
These kits are due to arrive in September and include all of the pieces to create the design but do not include the background, backing, and binding. What a great way to introduce scrap booking friends to quilting!
Make it Blue by Natalie Bird is simply charming! Just look at these pics!
The photography is stunning! I love projects that combine embroidery, applique and patchwork. Don’t you want to redecorate and make these projects the focus of an entire floor – let alone a room???
In her words: This book has 9 projects including an applique and paper-pieced main quilt – The Blue Quilt, a paper-pieced hexagon quilt, an applique Baltimore style block quilt, needlebook, pincushions, purse, pillow, bag, and an applique and stitchery wallhanging. An optional center block for the main quilt is also provided – with the work LOVE instead of BLUE.
Wouldn’t this make a great nursery??? The muted colors will lull anyone to sleep!
When you ask, we listen! Thousands of you have fallen in love with the six and eight-inch Creative Grids® Curvy Log Cabins that make twelve and sixteenth-inch circles. But sometimes smaller is just plain fun so welcome the four-inch Curvy Log Cabin to the family!
These smaller blocks are just as fun and easy to make as the other sizes – with even more accentuated curves. Check out the possibilities with these Cut Loose Press™ patterns.
Fried Green Tomatoes includes a table runner and a set of place mats. Yin and Yang pillows show how block placement creates a totally different look.
Little Runaway Pinwheels below really shows how this smaller size sings! Round the World Tote has an Asian influence.
Circle of Love is an unusual setting that shows this block off to its fullest!
You already know who will want this one so order them now!
California is obviously agreeing with her because Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts is designing a wide variety of projects – each with her classic style.
I love applique so this is definitely my favorite. Did you notice that the applique borders don’t meet at the corners? This gives you a little bit of a fudge factor so you can applique all of them before attaching it to the quilt. How portable is that??
No pictures yet, but the item numbers for the pre-packaged appliques are on the website. For those of you who have her latest blue line of fabrics, the following quilts are a great way to use up some scraps!
I love earth tones so these quilts spoke to me and show why Edyta is the queen of color! Once again, the appliques are available.
Need some instant gratification? Why not choose this darling design that is a perfect wall hanging or pillow.
You already know who will want them so why not share this article and have your customers pre-order them?
These newest additions to the Fabric Confetti table runner line are just darling!
They remind me of the counted cross stitch samplers that were so popular years ago. Who would have thought now you can make them in a matter of minutes! They all require a hoop with an embroidery field of at least 5 3/4 x 10″.
Visit our website to see the entire collection. What great hostess gifts!
These gals are having way too much fun on this retreat! Now they are biking into town to do some major shopping! Can’t wait to see what is in their baskets.
For those of you not familiar with this embroidery block of the month by Crabapple Hill, there are six patterns in the series. Five patterns are embroidery designs and the final pattern gives instructions on how to put the entire project together.
It is kind of a mystery because you don’t know what the completed quilt will look like or at this point, what the final embroidery is! And, frankly, that is part of the fun. Everything that Meg Hawkey does is amazing so we know we will love it!
The latest installment is due to arrive in September so order it now. Don’t forget to order extras of the first three installments for those who are late to arrive at the party. The floss colors for each pattern are listed as companions on the website so be sure to have those in stock as well!