Alison Glass and Friends at their Best

The Feathers quilt, first published in 2013, is one of the original and most beloved Alison Glass patterns. Co-authored with Nydia Kenhle, Feathers is based on a fabric from the first Sun Print fabric collection, it is a classic AG block design with a lot of possibilities. This new version includes a gallery of quilts to illustrate options and provide inspiration. Feathers uses the foundation paper piecing method to create the blocks. It includes fourteen block templates and detailed instructions with full color illustrations.

Feathers


As makers we like to leave our mark on what we create by adding a touch that is all our own. But what about the things we use every day? With the Mini Series, turn those items into something extraordinary. Embellish a pin cushion, a pencil pouch, surprise a friend with a needle book adorned with a classic block. No matter the size, everything we create can make a statement.

Mini Series Diamond Sidestep

Mini Series Triangle Cabin
Mini Series Bloom
Mini Series Rainbow

These are due to arrive next month so place your orders now.

Easter Collection by Dandelion Fabrics

The sweetest Spring/Easter line that I have seen in a long time! Sophistication meets the Easter bunny. This line includes just 6 fabrics which coordinate beautifully.

Easter Wreath Digitally Printed
Spring Air Digitally Printed
Easter Eggs Digitally Printed
Bouncing Bunnies Digitally Printed
Magnolia Dance Digitally Printed
Easter Plaid Blue Digitally Printed
Easter Plaid Yellow Digitally Printed

Fat quarter packs and 2 1/2″ strip packs are also available. This line is due to arrive the end of the month so place your orders now.

Dandelion Fabrics is brand new to Checker. They were founded in 2020 by Michelle Olivetoiin and ship from Seattle, Washington. Dandelion Fabrics is not sold in chains.  All fabrics are 100% cotton, 45″, digitally printed from South Korea. We’re starting with 8 existing collections, seven print lines and a group of blenders.

Be My Valentine

Crazy Hearts, one of the series by Karla Alexander’s Crazy series for Cut Loose Press. For those of you who have loved Crazy Christmas Trees, this is your next project!

Yes, this is the perfect Valentine decoration but why not make it in the wedding colors for a bridal shower? The wedding party can sign the hearts and the guests can sign around them. What a great memory of the day!

Crazy Hearts

Whichever color pallet you choose, it is simply charming!

Crazy Hearts

All of the Crazy series use the Spider Web Ruler by Creative Grids®, designed by Karla herself!

Creative Grids Spider Web Quilt Ruler

Maria used Scrap Tape from The Gypsy Quilter® to add a scrappy border.

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Scrap Tape is a wash away foundation that stabilizes the grain line of your fabric until it is sewn into your finished project. Make unique 5- inch strips using fabric scraps, using a stitch and flip method, then trim to size. Since Scrap Tape washes away with water, do not use steam or a starch/starch alternative while constructing your strips. Wash the stabilizer away AFTER the project is complete. One package includes 25 yards of 5in wide Scrap Tape.

Gypsy Quilter Scrap Tape 5in x 25yds

Everything is in stock so place your orders now!

Wrapped in Love

This newest pattern series by Whole Country Caboodle is simply darling. You can purchase the pattern that includes instructions for the pillow wrap and cover along with applique templates and layouts. The pillow measures 13″ x 18 1/2″. The pillow wrap measures 9″ 30″.

Wrapped in Love Pillow Wrap Pattern

All of the pillow wraps are available as kits which include instructions, precut fused applique, notions, fabric, single sided fusible foam batting, ric rac, Velcro, and a tea towel for the pillow cover.

Frosty Flake Pillow Wrap & Cover Kit
He Loves Me Pillow Wrap & Cover Kit
Lucky Lou Pillow Wrap & Cover Kit
Rory Rabbit Pillow Wrap & Cover Kit
May Flowers Pillow Wrap & Cover Kit
Home Sweet Home Pillow Wrap & Cover Kit
Garden Flag Pillow Wrap & Cover Kit
Sweet Summertime Pillow Wrap & Cover Kit
Harvest Joe Pillow Wrap & Cover Kit
Spooky Jack Pillow Wrap & Cover Kit
Gobble Gobble Pillow Wrap & Cover Kit
Ho Ho Ho Pillow Wrap & Cover Kit

All of the appliques are also available as a package. Check our website for all of the options. They are all due to arrive next month so place your orders now.

Gee’s Bend Puzzles

If you are a Gee’s Bend fan, you will love these new 750-piece puzzles. The first puzzle portrays an intricate, geometric-patterned quilt in mesmerizing shades of teal, lavender, pink, and royal blue stitched by Essie Bendolph Pettway, a member of the historic Gee’s Bend quilting community. Published by Paulson Fontaine Press in Berkeley, California, this 750-piece, four-color puzzle measures 20 x 26 inches.

Gees Bend Equal Justice

This magnificent 1,000 piece puzzle features a colorful, intricately patterned quilt by renowned quilter, artist, and matriarch of the historic Gee’s Bend quilting community Mary Lee Bendolph.

Gees Bend Get Ready

These puzzles will be available next month so place your orders now.

Cut Crackle and Sew

Cut Crackle and Sew Sensory Material from The Gypsy Quilter #TGQ137 can be used in making soft children’s books, rattles, stuffed toys, pet toys, sensory toys, art projects, doll making, crafts, pet beds, play mats, and more. The distinctive crackle sound this material produces will keep your little ones or pets entertained for hours. This is a great choice for fabric baby books to add sound to sensory play.

This product is pre-packaged in 36 x 51 inch units.

New from Fabric Cafe


Donna Robertson co-founder of Fabric Café, known for her signature 3-yard quilt method, announces a new pattern book, Fat Quarter Quilt Treats! Each fat quarter pattern has easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions. Each quilt is intended to be an economy quilt designed to utilize 12 fat quarters, equal to 3 yards of fabric, most efficiently. All patterns are written for three sizes – lap, twin, and queen/king. This means no more complicated math when a larger size quilt is desired.

Fat Quarter Quilts Treats
Fat Quarter Quilts Treats

And now for the eye candy!

Fat Quarter Quilts Treats
Fat Quarter Quilts Treats
Fat Quarter Quilts Treats
Fat Quarter Quilts Treats
Fat Quarter Quilts Treats
Fat Quarter Quilts Treats
Fat Quarter Quilts Treats

This book is due to arrive at the end of this month so place your orders now.


Patchwork Duffle by Knot + Thread

This mini version of the ever so popular original duffle is still plenty roomy at 10″ x 17-1/2″ x 8″. Piece the body or use the same fabric, whichever you choose, it is sure to be a showstopper.

Patchwork Duffle Mini
Patchwork Duffle Mini

Many of you have already made the original, larger size. Either would be great gifts. My granddaughters would love these for sleepovers! I would love them for retreats!

Patchwork Duffle
Patchwork Duffle

And of course Checker carries a wide variety of zippers, trims and Soft and Stable to complete the professional look! The new pattern us due to arrive next month so place your orders now.

New Gnomes

Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio has added four new gnomes to their collection. All of the patterns in this series finish to 7″ x 36″ – the perfect size for a skinny wall space. The patterns are written for fusible appliqué but you can use any appliqué method of your choice. SVG Files are included.

SNOW Gnome
SUNNY Gnome
KABOOM Gnome
FALL THANKS Gnome

Why not start a Gnome of the month club? These patterns are due to arrive this month so place your orders today.

Nancy Halvorsen’s Wonder Lane

I have been writing this newsletter since the very first issue, and this is the first time I have seen a block of the month series with ALL 12 patterns in the top 100 on the Checker website! Why? Because Nancy has thought of everything! Each reasonably priced booklet features a center block with a monthly theme surrounded by three different pieced blocks. Each month, your customers can make a wall hanging that all measure the exact same size.

Frost Hill on Wander Lane - Block 1
Loveland Cottage on Wander Lane - Block 2
Shamrock Ridge on Wander Lane - Block 3
Bunny Knoll On Wander Lane - Block 4
Blossom Trail On Wander Lane - Block 5
Honeybee Hollow On Wander Lane - Block 6
Liberty Heights On Wander Lane - Block 7
Sunflower Slope On Wander Lane - Block 8
Schoolhouse Haven on Wander Lane - Block 9
Midnight Manor on Wander Lane - Block 10
Harvest Acres on Wander Lane - Block 11
Mistletoe Crossing on Wander Lane - Block 12

If that is not enough eye candy, the center blocks and one of each pieced block can be sewn into a beautiful throw. Talk about options! And, as always, Checker carries everything you need right down to the button packets for each month. Why not order them all and offer a discount if they buy all of the booklets in the beginning?