Donna Robertson and Fran Morgan co-founders of Fabric Café, known for their signature 3-yard quilt method announce a new pattern book, Make it Christmas With 3-Yard Quilts! The easy-to-understand, quick-to-sew quilt patterns take the guesswork out of fabric selection helping quilters achieve beautiful quilts quickly and simply.
This book features 8 festive designs which include instructions for all 3 sizes of the lap, twin, and queen/king quilts. Donna says, “In this busy world, making time for the things we love is important. Quilters love knowing they get faster quilting results with this easy quilting method. The demands for more 3-yard quilt patterns continues to grow!”.
Here are the 8 quilts featured in the book as well as larger images of a few of my favorites!
This book is due to arrive in June, just in time for the new Christmas fabrics that will be arriving!
This fabric line by Wing and a Prayer for Timeless Treasures is not due to arrive until August, but the patterns and panel that go with it are stunning. Once you see the patterns, I KNOW you will want to order the fabric now while it is still available!
This quilt requires the panel. Embrace the detours made me want to buy it!
This one is a great masculine or minimalist quilt with lots of opportunities to learn new blocks and techniques.
Here are the other fabrics in this collection:
With just 15 bolts, it really is an affordable collection! Why not order everything now?
The Primrose pattern includes this throw as well as a 23 1/2″ x 57″ table runner. The flowers can be cut from fat quarters. The full color booklet and diagrams help break down each step.
Planted includes a Youth, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King size. The pattern can be made with 10″ pre-cut squares or fat quarters. The Throw size can be made with one Layer Cake.
Terrace is a fat quarter quilt that includes a crib, throw, twin, queen, and king size. This simple design has nesting seams throughout for smooth construction. This pattern is best for an advanced beginner who is ready to try an on-point design.
Tangled is a beginner friendly pattern that includes crib, throw, twin, queen, and king sizes. It can be made with pre-cut 2 1/2″ strips, pre-cut 10″ squares, or yardage. The throw size can be made with one Jelly Roll or Layer Cake.
These are all due to arrive early next month so place your orders now!
When a designer has four patterns in the top 100, I take notice! Such is the case with Anna Graham of Noodlehead. Here are four of her top selling patterns described in her own words:
You’ll love this versatile basket for storing all sorts of goodies. It’s great for diaper storage, filling with gifts or knitting projects, and anything else you can dream up! You’ll want to make one for all of your friends! This is a structured basket with divided liner (sewn on both sides and bottom, no gaps for anything to slide through!), front pocket, and two handle variations.
Sew this sling style bag to carry your daily necessities or to take for travel. It’s convenient sling design allows for easy access as well as being out of the way when you’re not using it. It is compact yet roomy enough for the essentials. Choose from a front zippered pocket (View A) or a patch pocket (View B), both come in handy for quick access to smaller items. An adjustable strap makes it easy to wear. Perfect for biking or daily use!
A mid-sized crossbody tote with front zippered pocket, back slip pocket, zip top closure and reinforced base. This will be your go-to bag for everyday use! The handy short handles make for easy grabbing and the crossbody keeps you hands free! This bag is great for traveling and is perfect for keeping organized. You’ll love this tote! Special features: front zippered pocket, top zipper closure, back slip pocket, interior slip pocket, crossbody adjustable strap, short handles for easy grab and go, reinforced base!
An easy to use tote and project bag! The tote size is perfect for a day trip or a work bag, and the project size is great for knitting or crochet projects, or as a lunch bag! Both sizes feature a fun drawstring closure and an interior slip pocket. A handy front pocket with an additional zippered pocket makes this bag super functional
Features: two sizes to sew! Project size is the smaller of the two, Tote size is the larger front slip & zip pockets (great for featuring a favorite fabric and oh so useful!) drawstring top closure to keep everything secure interior pocket simplified option for an even quicker sew! so many possibilities!
These patterns are in stock now. Her new Yarrow wristlet is due to arrive next month!
“You’ll love this versatile pattern. It’s a satisfying sew, has fun details, and makes a great gift! The Wristlet is perfect for running errands or using as a wallet in a larger bag (hint – it works perfect in my Sandhill Sling!). The Pouch is great for a smaller wallet or to keep small items organized – plus it’s sooo cute! The Wristlet has an interior zippered pocket and card slots, and the Pouch has a pocket and one card slot to keep everything tidy and easy to find. Why not try them all???
Amy Barickman is re-releasing her Vintage Notions book which was inspired by a correspondence school in Scranton, Pennsylvania. This school existed over 100 years ago!
In her words: This book is an inspirational guide and creative collection that features needlework, cooking, sewing, fashion, and fun. It was inspired by the wisdom of Mary Brooks Picken, a pioneer in the domestic arts and international authority on dressmaking and fashion. Mary’s sole purpose, which resonated so deeply with me, was to educate women, encourage their entrepreneurial spirit, and elevate the value of their work. Mary’s name may not be familiar to you now, but in these pages you will be charmed by her vision and inspired by her blueprint for living a simple, fulfilling life.
In Vintage Notions, I join creative forces with a previous era to preserve Mary’s work and showcase it alongside my own extensive collection of vintage textiles, needlework, illustrations, and memorabilia, for a new generation of sewing and crafting sisters. The book features: – Inspirational essays and projects for each month of the year – Seasonal recipes and decorating ideas – Four storage pockets one for each season – Twelve Magic Patterns easy-to-make, chic sewing projects – Vintage timeless advice on health, character, beauty, style, fashion, parenting, communication, friendship, spirituality, community – Glossary of Stitches with 28 illustrated hand embroidery stitches.
Amy has also released a series of YouTube videos – one for each month that provides additional insight into each chapter.:
Can you stand this level of cuteness??? Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin has designed a banner which can be completed in January. Then each month you velcro a gnome for the “O” to celebrate that month. What a great B.O.M. opportunity!
The patterns are due to arrive this month so place your orders now.
Kris Poor has done it again! The Snowberry Runner includes instructions for a table topper or runner. This pattern is striking in two colors and is stunning in Kaffe! The pattern showcases two different techniques so it is the perfect choice for a class.
The Welcome Home banner includes 12 different appliques which are velcroed onto the banner each month. Create all 12 monthly designs or choose 4 to represent the seasons. Home banner 8” x 25”, Welcome banner 9” x 41”.
Bosal offers the pre-cuts for the changeable appliques in four packs and twelve packs. Everything is due to arrive later this month so place your orders now.
I just spent the week-end with my grandchildren and can’t get this song out of my head! A new fabric line by David Textiles is due to arrive at the end of the month, just in time for summer!
An added plus? They are available on 8 yard bolts! We have a family beach trip planned this year so I ordered a bolt of this and terry cloth so I can quilt them together for beach towels for the littles in my life! No batting required!
At 3 1/4″ x 10″ x 13″, these Mad for Plaid storage bags from It’s Sew Emma are the perfect size to keep your projects organized. Big enough to fit a book or pattern and deep enough to comfortably hold your fabric – who could ask for anything more?
These stylish, mesh bags come in three different colorways. For those of us who have multiple projects going at one time, one of each may not be enough!
These bags are due to arrive this month so place your orders now!