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.
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.
These are due to arrive next month so place your orders now.
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.
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.
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!
Whichever color pallet you choose, it is simply charming!
All of the Crazy series use the Spider Web Ruler by Creative Grids®, designed by Karla herself!
Maria used Scrap Tape from The Gypsy Quilter® to add a scrappy border.
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.
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″.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These puzzles will be available next month so place your orders now.
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.
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.
And now for the eye candy!
This book is due to arrive at the end of this month so place your orders now.
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.
Why not start a Gnome of the month club? These patterns are due to arrive this month so place your orders today.
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.
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?