The “weight” is over! The Creative Grids® cutters are back in stock just in time for holiday gift giving.
The sleek red metal body adds weight to the cutter so less pressure is required when cutting fabric. The cushioned comfort grip is designed to fit your hand, reducing slips and muscle fatigue.
The easy-to-toggle button allows you to move the blade guard for both right and left handed cutting. Push the button in before moving to the L for left handed cutting, or to the R for right handed cutting. Push the button in again to move it back to the center to fully protect the blade when not in use. The button will click into place in all three locations providing safe cutting and storage every time. The exposed blade is specifically designed to extend beyond the guard to work with the Creative Grids® slotted rulers.
A new addition to the line are these multi-packs of quality replacement blades. They fit our cutter as well as most brands on the market.
At these prices, they are the perfect stocking stuffer and are due to arrive the beginning of December. Why not offer them individually at the beginning of classes and eliminate that dull blade frustration? Place your orders now.
Jemima Flendt is an Australian designer who designs under the Creative Abundance umbrella. She loves to design and use her talents as a home economics teacher to teach skills to all levels of quilters.
Her most recent pattern is the perfect companion to her other two sayings – perfect to hang in your sewing room!
Wouldn’t they look great in a grouping over your sewing machine?
She is also releasing Choose Your Own Adventure which is a paper-pieced pattern. The pattern includes the foundations but if you want to make more, they are available separately as well.
The new patterns are due to arrive the first of the month. Her two earlier banners are in stock now and would make great holiday gifts!
Jacqueline designed a whole set of table runners for this year’s collection: One for each season. The Spring pattern describes the instructions for one table runner. But there are also four other color ways to make: Summer, Autumn, Winter and a very nice pastel one: Summer Lemonade.
What sparkling colors shine in this beautiful flower quilt. This design takes you outside, to Summer, to your garden. You might even get a vacation feeling when you look at this gorgeous quilt. We do get very happy when we look at this quilt and we hope it evokes the same feeling in you. Beautiful Day is made in the 24 colors of the BeColourful Collection of Anthology: BC01Q-X – BC24Q-X.
Fantasia is an explosion of colors. The fresh and bright colors are the true BeColourful colors: sparkling and vibrant and made from the collections designed for Anthology fabrics. This design features 16 stars, the gorgeous in between “diamonds” and the spiked border, an absolutely breathtaking show stopper.
Evendale showcases intriguing stars, the applique circles in the center, the flying geese points, and what about the odd shape around the center star, the large spiked circle and the gorgeous arches?
These patterns are due to arrive the beginning of January so place your orders now.
See what’s happening On Wander Lane this month with Schoolhouse Haven On Wander Lane by Art to Heart. This 8-1/2″ x 11″ pattern offers a block of the month stand alone quilt measuring 30″ square, plus six additional projects including an additional appliqué and pieced quilt, a table topper, a pot holder, pillows, mini quilt and mug rug! The main appliqué block and one each of the three pieced border blocks is used to make the large “On Wander Lane” BOM quilt measuring 60″ x 72″. There’s lots of fun happening On Wander Lane!
The remaining books in the series offer the same potential.
These books are due to arrive in January so schedule a class now.
I love these new kits by Creative Abundance. Not all quilt shops carry quality linen so the fact that the linen is included in the pattern AND pre-printed is a huge plus. And, framed items are made to fit a standard embroidery hoop so they can be stitched and hung in the same day! Check out these new offerings:
The time for me notebook cover is fully lined and designed to fit an A5 notebook/ journal. This pattern includes full color instructions and the stitchery design pre-printed on white linen.
Sometimes in this busy world we can forget the ‘little things’ and we need a little reminder. This pattern comes with six designs digitally printed on white linen. The finished embroideries can be made into a 12” Flower Hoop as pictured. Full instructions to complete this are included in the pattern with a copy of the full size designs so that you can trace and re-stitch onto your own fabrics. The pattern also includes a stitching guide for all six designs.
This fun project incorporates a little English Paper Piecing and hand embroidery. The embroidery features a range of pretty flowers that utilizes a simple combination of beginner friendly stitches, making this project achievable for all skill levels. The pattern is presented in a full color A5 booklet and contains all the instructions, including beginner friendly English Paper Piecing tips, a stitch guide for both projects, an explanation of all the embroidery stitches used and full sized template sheets. Pattern includes digitally printed designs on white linen. The pin cushion is so cute!
Inspired by vintage tea sets and sweet floral posies, the Tea Time Posy Stitchery uses only four stitch types; back stitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and French knots. It’s so quick and easy to stitch, so it’s perfect for beginners. Includes Pre-printed design on pale pink linen & Full color instruction booklet.
These kits are due to arrive the beginning of December, just in time for last minute gifts!
Who doesn’t love instant gratification? Make any of these new projects in a day and display them that night. In their own words: This is THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER PROJECT! We didn’t skimp on the cuteness, but we used long sweeping lines and curves. It’s great for introduction classes, beginner projects, or even the seasoned veteran looking for a big, fun wall hanging. The fringe on the ends of Will E.’s scarf and the hand embroidered snowflake and “”Brrr”” offer wonderful finishing touches. But, wait! There’s more! We have also downsized this onto an included Mug Rug pattern. Use the same fabrics and zip up a quick and cute mug rug with our darling new snowman. Pattern includes the buttons for Will E.’s mouth. Step-by-step instructions with helpful tips, techniques, and easy-to-use tracings will be appreciated by users of all skill levels. This is perfect for those quilters who know a few basics and a little hand embroidery, while using fusible web and machine applique. Pattern includes beginner tips, great hand embroidery figures, enlarged layout guide, and complete binding directions.
Snow, snow, snow! It won’t be long before … well, you know the rest. And what is winter snow without a darling antique sled? This pattern includes detailed instructions on how to embroider the greenery adorning the sled — it’s not as difficult as it seems and it looks amazing on this pattern. Check out the two different versions we made with this single pattern — so, pick your favorite fabrics and they’ll look great. Pairs well with a number of our winter hangers and don’t forget the buttons for the sled.
This is a wonderful wintry pattern with nested evergreen trees. Christmas trees? Winter trees? You pick and use the fabrics to tell your story. We couldn’t decide, so we paired it with both the 12″” winter snowflake hanger and the Christmas presents hanger. Step-by-step instructions with helpful tips, techniques, and easy-to-use tracings will be appreciated by users of all skill levels.
All three patterns are also available with hangers. Check out our website for those options. All are due to arrive the middle of November so you can still have them done by the holidays.
If you have never made one of Judy Niemeyer’s patterns, don’t be intimidated by the stunning designs. Her paper-piecing techniques are oh sew easy to follow and if you organize the project the way she tells you, anyone can be successful! I love that she has added a few smaller projects this season so you can try your hand at it and build your confidence. A picture is worth a thousand words, so check these out:
All of the patterns include the necessary foundation paper. The patterns are due to arrive this month so place your orders now. These would make great holiday gifts.