A Pattern Basket Holiday

These newest quilts from The Pattern Basket are simply adorable! Tis the Season is made with 2 1/2″ strips.

Tis The Season

Ribbons and Bows is layer cake friendly.

Ribbons and Bows

Silent Night is fat quarter friendly.

Silent Night

These newest patterns are due to arrive this week. Why not combine them with other favorites? Cardinals is layer cake friendly.

Cardinals

Merry Little Christmas is fat quarter and fat eighth friendly.

Merry Little Christmas

Tree Farm uses an assortment of 2 1/2″ strips.

Tree Farm

And Christmas in a Jar uses an assortment of different widths of strips.

Christmas Jars Table Runner

Order several! They would make a great holiday display along with some adorable fabrics.

Jennifer Chiaverini Sampler

For those of you who are Jennifer Chiaverini fans, Circle of Quilters has to be one of your favorite books. In the ninth book in this series, a woman discovers a sampler quilt and now you can duplicate that quilt!

Harriet's Journey from Elm Creek Quilts

Harriet’s Journey includes 100 block patterns in a 6 inch size. Follow the step-by-step instructions to cut and piece blocks, or simply use the included foundation piecing patterns – the choice is yours. Mingle vintage favorites with never-before-seen designs, or combine these blocks with favorites from her previous two sampler books:

Sylvia's Bridal Sampler From Elm Creek Quilts - Softcover

Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler includes 140 traditional six inch blocks.

Loyal Union Sampler From Elm Creek Quilts - Softcover

The Loyal Union Sampler includes 121 six inch blocks. There are only a few of this title left, so when they are gone, they are gone.

The newest addition is due to arrive on Christmas Day. Wouldn’t this be a great pre-sell item or a perfect gift certificate purchase?

Half Rects with Brenda Henning

It is hard to believe that all four of these quilts were made with half rectangle units!

Flint Chips
Cinque Terre
Crossroads
Jewels

It’s hard to pick a favorite – or a first project! There is a template in the patterns or the units can be easily trimmed with her Half Rect Ruler. This tool trims seven different sizes from 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ to 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. All of the individual pieces are cut from rectangles. Sewing bias edges is not a problem since the half rectangle units are trimmed to the perfect size after sewing.

Half Rect Ruler

The ruler and patterns are due to arrive the beginning of December so place your orders now!

Noah’s Journey Block of the Month

Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill Studio has released the next two installments of her 12 month BOM ark series which will finish to 66 1/2″ x 78 1/2″. Meg releases these as a mystery quilt – you have to trust that you will love the final quilt as you stitch each month – and we ALWAYS do!

I love Meg’s descriptions of the blocks and will incorporate them into the story I tell my grandchildren:

The pigs were a little bit leery about getting out on the water! Noah’s crew has outfitted them with floatation rings, so they’re happy now, and hopefully they’ll take them off at some point during the journey! The Canada Geese can’t wait for the rains to start, and the turtles and snails are bringing up the rear…slowly! Three blocks in this single pattern!

Noah's Journey #3 Pigs Geese and Turtles

The monkeys decided to hitch a ride to the ark, and the camels were happy to oblige! They’re expecting rain, but it’s sunny right now, so this pretty lady is wearing her favorite hat so that her cheeks don’t get overly pink.

Noah's Journey #4 Camels & Monkeys

These two additions will be released in the next few weeks. The original blocks follow:

Let’s all get started with the large 24”x 24” Ark block! Almost every floss and colored pencil used in the quilt are used in this block! The colored pencil tinting is easy and fun, and the stitching isn’t anything a confident beginner couldn’t easily handle. Jump on board, we’re almost ready to sail!

Noah's Journey #1 The Ark


A lovely little Kangaroo couple with baby in tow! The bunnies have had to wait in line quite a while… so here are a few more!

Noah's Journey #2 Kangaroos and Rabbits

It is the perfect season for handwork! Who doesn’t love to pick up a needle and thread and sit in front of a fire! Order your patterns today!

Stripology Mixology 2 Book

In Gudrun Erla’s own words: Put your Stripology Rulers to work with this sequel to the first Mixology book. You will find 13 great quilts in multiple sizes, made from Precuts. That includes quilts made from 10″ squares, 5″ squares, 2-1/2″ strips, and 1-1/2″ strips. Be inspired to put your stash to work by curating and cutting your own precuts. Full-color instructions for using all three Stripology rulers or regular rulers are included in the 84-page book, along with 13 delicious cocktail recipes. (#GE-515)

Gudrun is quite simply a super star! And this book is a perfect example of the breadth of style she creates, appealing to quilters of all ages! A picture is worth a thousand words so…..

Stripology Mixology 2 Book
Stripology Mixology 2 Book
Stripology Mixology 2 Book
Stripology Mixology 2 Book
Stripology Mixology 2 Book
Stripology Mixology 2 Book

This is just a sampling of the treasures inside! The book could serve as a lesson in how to combine fabrics to their maximum effect as well! Gudrun’s color sense makes every quilt she creates a stunner! The book will be available next week. The showcased rulers from Creative Grids®: CGRGE1XL, CGRGE2, and CGRGE3 are in stock now.

The Wreath Quilt Sampler

To see how gorgeous – and easy – this quilt is, view the video tutorial before you do anything else!

In Krista’s words: The Wreath Quilt Sampler (#TQL10023) is a fun, fresh addition to your holiday decor. It’s composed of six different blocks or concepts, each one teaching a new technique using the Creative Grids® 60-Degree Diamond Mini Ruler. The shapes are simple, and the construction is a breeze, building your quilt block by block with no Y seams! Work from your stash or collect a variety of reds and greens and enjoy the process of shade and color placement to get the complete effect. Finished size: 55″ x 55″.

The Wreath Quilt Sampler

All of the units are created with the Creative Grids® 60 Degree Diamond Mini (#CGR60DIAMINI). The quilt can be made with the Creative Grids® 60 Degree Diamond (#CGR60DIA) as well – but since the pieces are smaller, it is much easier to manipulate the mini!

Creative Grids 60 Degree Mini Diamond Ruler

Krista does such great support for everything and her latest addition is no exception! She has created cutting charts for the diamond rulers. These charts show how many triangles or diamonds can be cut from each width of fabric strip. And while you are there, stay awhile and check out her other videos. You will be glad you did!

Grids Girls Unite

Many of you know Deb Heatherly from her Grids Girls program. Almost 7,000 women sew along with her as she designs projects using Creative Grids® rulers. She is responsible for the design of many of my favorite tools: the Cat’s Cradle and Cat’s Cradle XL; the Ultimate Flying Geese Tool; Strippy Star, Kitty Cornered Tool, and Turbo 4-Patch.

She also loves to play with Creative Grids® tools by other designers. All of these designs were inspired when she was testing and playing with other tools:

Both of these Cut Loose Press™ quilts were made with the Creative Grids® Folded Corner Clipper – one of our most versatile tools!

Starry Nights Table Topper
Starry Nights Table Topper #CLPDHE044
X Marks The Spot
X Marks The Spot #CLPDHE040
Creative Grids Folded Corner Clipper Tool

These Cut Loose Press™ patterns feature the Creative Grids® Seam Guide – the fastest way to mark half-square triangles:

Cherokee Star
Cherokee Star #CLPDHE045
Falling For You Table Topper
Falling For You Table Topper #CLPDHE046
Creative Grids 9in Seam Guide Tool

And, this table topper and table runner feature the Creative Grids® Diamond Mini by Krista Moser.

Diamond Delight Topper
Diamond Delight Topper #CLPDHE042
Prairie Bound Runner
Prairie Bound Runner #CLPDHE043
Creative Grids 60 Degree Mini Diamond Ruler

For those of you who love handwork, she also created this hexie pillow to highlight a favorite photo or block.

Hexagon Frame Pillow
Hexagon Frame Pillow #CLPDHE039
Hexagon Frame Pillow

Deb is using this quarantine time to her best advantage – designing, creating, and playing in her studio! I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

New Wintry Flare from Atkinson Designs

When I see a pic of a project, I instantly know that it was designed by Terry Atkinson! She always adds that awe factor that makes me smile. Her newest patterns, being released this month have that awe factor multiplied!

Hat Hat Hooray features winter hats in a variety of styles, colors, and fun techniques. But check out the border – these scarves are the perfect frame for this quilt and is why I knew Terry designed it! She always adds that extra dose of cuteness…

Hat Hat Hooray
Hat Hat Hooray

This quilt is fat quarter friendly and includes fabric requirements in three sizes.

Frosty Fun includes everything you need to go out and play in the snow! I am from Ohio and we had our first snowfall yesterday so this is so appropriate!

Frosty Fun
Frosty Fun

I already ordered my patterns and can’t wait to get started. This would be the perfect January sewalong!

Angela Walters Low Shank Tools

Creative Grids® now offers three of Angela Walters’ most popular machine quilting templates in low shank 1/8″ acrylic. These templates have all of the great features of the originals but are 1/8″ acrylic instead of 1/4″ acrylic.

Squiggy is the go-to tool for machine quilting serpentine lines and wavy designs. Use Squiggy for quilting: serpentine lines in both directions in 2 and 3 inch borders and sashings; overlapping serpentine lines; varied serpentine lines; allover ribbons; ogees; clamshells and more!

Creative Grids Low Shank Machine Quilting Tool Squiggy

This tool does double duty! Inspired by the dome of the Taj Mahal, Taj is perfect for quilting curvy, pointed arcs on your quilts. This versatile tool can be used in all areas of your quilt, including borders, blocks and backgrounds.

Quilt along the outside to create: pointed arches in borders; overlapping arcs or rotate to quilt complex looking motifs. Work along the inside of the tool to create: a leafy allover design; leaves in a row for thinner borders or rotate to quilt flower-like motifs for blocks. By combining the inside and outside, or alternating directions, there are endless quilting possibilities.

Creative Grids Low Shank Machine Quilting Tool Taj

This tool will become your new quilting best friend. Efficient and beautiful quilting is her specialty! Use Shelley to quilt clamshell designs from either side of the tool – no need to rotate the quilt since you can quilt from any side of the quilting foot. The Clamshell design can be classically quilted for an open traditional feel, or given a modern update by flipping it around to create orange peels. But that’s not all she does! Use Shelly for: quilting clamshells or orange peels; rotate to create beautiful flower motifs, arcs, and leaves.

Creative Grids Low Shank Machine Quilting Tool Shelly

These machine quilting gloves by The Gypsy Quilter® are the perfect companion for these templates. Gain extra precision control where you need it most with grip dots on the fingertips. Or flip the glove around for maximum control with grip dots all over the palm and fingers. Hold Steady Machine Quilting gloves are breathable and comfortable.

Gypsy Quilter Hold Steady Machine Gloves One Size

Everything is in stock, so order yours today!

New from Thimble Blossoms

Wouldn’t this 65” x 78″ quilt be a great block of the month class? The pattern is fat quarter friendly and uses simple piecing techniques. Six month block of the months are becoming more and more popular.

Stroll


Grace is a great fat quarter friendly quilt that finished to 72″ square.

Grace


Adventure is a two color quilt that reminds me of the woven throws that were so popular when I was growing up. But in these fabrics and this design, it looks oh so modern and measures 76″ x 76″ . It is a strip pieced block so it goes together faster than you think.

Adventure

Sunny Side is a 1-1/2″ strip friendly quilt that has the look of a half log cabin block but with a modern feel! 

Sunnyside

All of these patterns are due to arrive the middle of November so order them now.