The Position & Press Silicone Tools from The Gypsy Quilter® is a must-have addition to your sewing box. Protect your fingers while pressing small areas with your choice of a tip from this four-piece set. Quilters and seamstresses alike can get up close to their seams, pleats, collars, and more without burning their fingers with the help of these silicone tools. Use for applique, piecing, binding, and general ironing. These are in stock now.
Get into every nook and cranny of your sewing machine with these handy, reusable cleaning tools from The Gypsy Quilter®. Silicone bristles are soft yet effective in cleaning your sewing machine, as well as your home appliances and electronics. The variety of tips in the package gives you several options for reaching all of those tiny, hard-to-reach areas. To clean the brushes, simply wash them in mild soapy water and air dry them to remove the dust and lint from your cleaning tools. These are due to arrive in September and would be great stocking stuffers!
These products would be great additions to a shop hop display or a show. The holidays are right around the corner and they would be great stocking stuffers.
This stunning queen sized quilt is a “work session” pattern. That means that Judy has done YouTube videos to accompany the techniques in this pattern. It includes instructions, cover sheet, yardage information, foundation papers and laser cut applique’ pieces.
For those of you who have always wanted to take a class from Judy, this is the next best thing AND you can start and stop – and rewatch – as often as you like.
Foundation papers and appliques’ are also available separately so you can make more than one!
The patterns will be available the middle of July so place your orders now!
Looking for a quick project that can be finished in a few hours? None of these projects are quilted so it will be complete from start to finish. What great projects to teach a child to sew this summer. Here are just a few of my favorites.
These little purses are so darn cute! Whether you choose a dog, cat, or owl, you will be thrilled with the results – and frankly, will probably want to make all 3! These are great opportunities to teach how to sew in a zipper, sew on button eyes, and even simple embroidery stitches to embellish the faces. All you need is a couple of fat quarters of fabric! They could use it to store their sewing supplies!
A yard of fabric, a kitchen towel, and ribbon or twill tape for the ties are all you need to make this apron in the afternoon. And, yes, those are pockets – a must-have at any age! There are so many darling towels available now. Why not make some for a baking or canning session after it is done?
It is not a holiday dinner unless sparkling grape juice is served so everyone can participate in the toast! One 20-inch x 28-inch tea towel makes TWO bags. Save one for yourself and give one to a friend (but only if she is willing to share what’s inside.) Since the towel is already hemmed, half of the work is done for you. Showcase a cut print on a tea towel or embroider your favorite 4-inch design. Easy peasy!
Why not keep a dozen of these on hand for gifts? It is the perfect addition to any household with children who love to play in the snow! Use wonder clips to attach those mittens, scarves, and gloves and they will be dry in no time – and ready the next time someone wants to build a snowman! But, for those of us who would rather watch from the window, it is a great space saver – and can be used to store belts and scarves! This pattern is fat-quarter-friendly as well!
Want to teach some simple quilting techniques? This Easy Patriotic Table Topper is oh so easy! In fact, you can finish the whole thing in a few hours! At approximately 18” square, you could use Insul-Bright instead of batting so you could sit hot dishes on it – plenty of room for a 9 x 13 pan!
Why not set up a time to sew with friends or the littles in your life every week? They could even start holiday gifts to give to family, teachers, and friends! All of the patterns are available and in stock now since they are Cut Loose Press® so place your orders now!
This stylish insulated lunchbox sews up quickly. With finished dimensions of 10 x 6 x 7 inches, this large bag can easily hold lunch for two. Each kit includes insulated stabilizer printed with sewing pattern, Zippity-Do-Done™ pre-sewn zipper in one of six different colors, webbing for handles, plastic interior base for added bag stability and detailed instructions. The only difference between the kits is the color of the zipper.
Kit with black zipper:
Kit with red zipper:
Kit with white zipper:
Kit with light gray zipper:
Kit with navy zipper:
Kit with camel zipper:
These zippers have a folded casing on each side so you simply tuck the edge of the project into the fold and sew! What a great way to finish a project! Everything is in stock so place your orders now.
Fall is my favorite season and Robin’s new patterns showcase the colors and shapes of Autumn to its fullest potential.
Starlit Bears quilt uses a Layer Cake of 10″ squares to make a festive bear paw quilt with twinkly star centers. Larger tabs, accentuated by an accent fabric show off big fabric prints. Use one fabric for background or mix it up with each quadrant in a different color. Size 60 1/2″ square. What a difference the background makes!
Oak Grove Square is a Fall Medallion Quilt using 12 Fat Quarters, accent yardage, and a mix of background colors. This 72 1/2″ square quilt is full of fall leaves, acorns, mushrooms, and stars. Keep it simple with one background or make every square ring a different color. Pattern is a large 8.5 x 11″ booklet of 16 pages, arranged in sections to be suitable for a sew-along.
Leaf Press is a wall/lap leaf sampler quilt with an assortment of leaves with a transitional modern feel. Delicate leaf stalks balance out stately oak leaves and groupings of simple aspen leaves. Berries dot the spaces for a little whimsical fun. Fat Eighth-friendly pattern with background and border. The pattern is written to be sewalong-friendly. Size 48.5 x 49.5″. 8.5 x 11″ booklet of 12 pages
Forest Treasures makes a table runner and 3 pillows from a Charm Pack of 5″ squares and background fabrics. Treasures found on a forest walk include motifs of mushrooms, acorns, and aspen leaves. Runner-sized 60 x 16″ but you can lengthen it by adding more groups of forest treasures. The pillows are 18″ square and use the same motifs.
Acorn Quartet is a 41″ square wall/lap quilt using a Charm Pack of 5″ squares, 2 accent fabrics, background and border fabrics. It celebrates the Fall season with 4 Acorns and leaf groupings in a square dance with quilt stars. A smaller-scale quilt for a fun seasonal project.
All of these patterns are due to arrive next month so place your orders now.
Want to add a touch of class to your décor or make a gift in less than two hours? This set of placemats uses the pre-cut Bosal placemat forms as a base which adds the body and crisp shape to your creations.
The side pocket provides a place for silverware and a napkin – perfect for a windy day picnic. Wouldn’t these be the perfect hostess gift for a pool party or buffet? What a great addition to a make it/take it series of classes. Or include it in a mother/daughter class over summer break – a fun, easy project!
One pack of the placemat forms includes four placemats.
Since these placemat forms are fusible, an applique sheet is required. It protects your work surface from the fusible while working on one side.
Shindig fro Cut Loose Press® is made from 80 ten-inch squares. You can choose to use one pack of forty and use the same contrast fabric. Or use two packs and mix and match to your heart’s content! Picking the fabrics for each set of four blocks is half the fun.
This is the perfect group or beginner quilt. Since the blocks are all trimmed to the same size AFTER the angled seam is sewn, all the blocks are the same size. And since none of those angled seams meet, it goes together like a dream.
This pattern requires the Creative Grids® Straight Out Of Line Tool designed by Karla Alexander.
Create swirling wonky log cabin blocks simply by controlling the fabric placements. An added bonus? It also accentuates the wonkiness of the blocks. With just 3 fabrics, it is easy to kit and can be made in an afternoon. What a great class project!
This pattern The Wonky Waves Table Runner features the 10-inch Wonky Log Cabin Trim Tool by Creative Grids®. This one is designed to work with 2-1/2in strips for both the logs and center squares making it precut-friendly. After adding each round of logs, place the appropriate centering square on the ruler over the center square of the block and trim. Since each round is trimmed before adding the next one, your final trim squares up the block making it ready to be used in your project.
Everything is in stock and ready to order for your next class!
Up your quilting game with this charming pattern! Flutterby Frolic will give you a complicated look without tedious piecing. Gain confidence with angles and color placement. This quilt is constructed of four main blocks: the flowers, the butterflies, the leaf blocks, and the background hexagons. Each one utilizes a different technique that will be a valuable addition to your quilting skills library.
The quilting world never ceases to amaze with its boundless creativity, and Flutterby Frolic by Krista Moser is a perfect example of this. An established name in quilting, Krista Moser, the creative force behind The Quilted Life, has once again hit a home run with this brilliant, butterfly-inspired pattern that embodies the joy and freedom of nature in textile form.
The Flutterby Frolic quilt pattern is a perfect blend of whimsical charm and intricate design, striking a harmonious balance that makes it accessible for beginners while also being interesting for experienced quilters. It’s one of those patterns that can be approached at any skill level, offering a delightful project for everyone who enjoys quilting.
Use varying shades of fabric for an ombre look, or use scraps from your stash for an eclectic look! This pattern comes with three size layouts: twin/full, wall/baby, and a table runner.
This table runner would be a great class to teach all of the different techniques. At the end of class, they will have the confidence to make the larger quilt!
Techniques and Tools Involved
Crafting a Flutterby Frolic quilt involves the use of a few specialized techniques, offering both a challenge and a learning opportunity for quilters of all skill levels. The pattern makes extensive use of HSTs and diamond shapes, requiring meticulous cutting and piecing.
An essential tool in the creation of this quilt is the Creative Grids® 60 Degree Diamond Ruler, designed by Moser. This specially designed ruler simplifies the process of cutting the precise shapes required for the quilt, making the creation process more accessible to beginners, while also ensuring accuracy and speed for more experienced quilters.
Additionally, the Flutterby Frolic quilt pattern provides an excellent canvas for free-motion quilting. The expansive background areas offer an opportunity for quilters to showcase their skills and add personal flourishes.
The ruler is in stock now. The pattern is due to arrive later this month!
Krista Moser’s Flutterby Frolic is more than a quilt pattern; it is a vibrant celebration of color, life, and the uncontained beauty of nature. With its intricate design and dynamic visual appeal, it offers a fulfilling quilting journey that bridges the gap between artistic vision and technical execution.
Whether you’re seeking a challenging new project, wishing to create a beautiful piece that symbolizes the whimsical charm of butterflies, or eager to utilize the precise Creative Grids® 60 Degree Diamond Ruler, Flutterby Frolic awaits to unfurl its wings in your creative hands. Embark on this quilting journey, and watch as your fabric butterflies take flight! Happy quilting!
Make this bag from Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Quilt Designs for your favorite player! This bag holds 2 paddles in front and has 2 outer pockets as well as an inner pocket to organize your gear!
There’s something undeniably alluring about homemade craftwork that manages to be both beautiful and functional. The art of quilting is a perfect embodiment of this intersection. Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Quilt Designs is a testament to this, continuously pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the quilting world. One of her most notable works? The Pickleball Bag Pattern. This uniquely crafted piece exemplifies Poor’s knack for intricate design and practical usage, combining aesthetics and functionality in one portable package.
The bag finishes to a generous 16 x 12 x 5-1/2 inches.
Bosal In-R-Form Plus maintains the bag’s shape and cushions the paddles.
What a great way to showcase these pickleball fabrics by Elizabeth Studio!
The fabric is available now. The pattern is due to arrive later this month. What a fun summer class!
Delving into the Design
Kristine Poor, the brains behind Poorhouse Quilt Designs, has been crafting one-of-a-kind patterns since 2008. Her knack for creating exquisite, visually compelling pieces that serve a practical purpose has earned her a dedicated following in the crafting community. Her Pickleball Bag Pattern, in particular, has turned many heads.
The Pickleball Bag Pattern is an innovative creation that perfectly exemplifies Poor’s design philosophy. Pickleball, a paddleball sport that merges elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis, has surged in popularity recently. As a result, there’s been an increasing demand for stylish, robust, and spacious bags to carry pickleball equipment. Kristine Poor has answered this demand with a bag pattern that is as fashionable as it is functional.
The design includes ample space for paddles, balls, and personal items, making it an essential companion for pickleball enthusiasts. Its dimensions are crafted thoughtfully to ensure it’s not just a practical carrier but also a comfortable one.
The Crafting Experience
One of the striking features of the Pickleball Bag Pattern is its meticulous detailing. Each aspect of the bag is thoughtfully designed to provide a fun, engaging experience for crafters of all levels. Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or a beginner looking to take on a new project, the Pickleball Bag Pattern is an excellent choice.
The pattern instructions are written with clarity and detail, guiding you through every step of the process. This ensures a rewarding and productive crafting experience. The design is such that it allows a variety of fabric patterns and colors, giving crafters the freedom to personalize their bags.
Moreover, Poor has ingeniously incorporated elements of quilting into the design. The Pickleball Bag boasts intricate stitch patterns and quilting techniques that not only enhance the visual appeal of the bag but also add to its durability and strength.
The Pickleball Bag Pattern from Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Quilt Designs exemplifies the beautiful intersection of art and utility. It combines practicality with aesthetic charm, offering an engaging crafting experience and resulting in a bag that’s ready for your next pickleball match.
Whether you’re an experienced quilter or someone simply looking for a new project, the Pickleball Bag Pattern is sure to satisfy. It’s a fantastic way to channel your creativity, learn new techniques, and produce something beautiful and useful.
In the world of crafting, patterns that bridge the gap between beauty and function are rare. The Pickleball Bag Pattern is one such gem, a testament to Kristine Poor’s creative genius and her commitment to providing unique, high-quality patterns for the crafting community. So grab your fabric and your paddle, and get ready to dive into the rewarding world of quilting with the Pickleball Bag Pattern.
I love the soft colors in all of these quilts. And, I love that Vanessa gives block sizes as well because all of her designs would be adorable pillows or table runners.
Flutter is an oversized throw that can be made with fat eighths and a fat quarter for the accent fabric, making it an ideal pattern to kit. Each butterfly measures 9″ x 13″ if you want to make pillows or a runner as companions. The finished quilt measures 76-1/2″ x 83-1/2″. Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Wild Hare is made with two different blocks. The bunnies and the tree blocks each measure 10 1/2″ finished. The entire quilt is 71-1/2″ x 71-1/2″ square. This pattern is also pre-cut friendly.
Love Day is fat-quarter-friendly. Each heart finishes to 6″ x 6″. The entire quilt measures 72-1/2″ x 78-1/2″. Wouldn’t this be a cute border on curtains or a bed skirt? Martha Stewart would be so proud!
This quick and easy quilt is made primarily with jelly rolls.
Iconic is another large throw that is pieced from layer cakes. it is fast, simple, and showcases the darling prints in the fabric!
All of these patterns are due to arrive later this month so place your orders now!
As a quilt store owner, it’s essential to provide your customers with an array of distinctive and compelling options. Flutter, Wild Hare, Love Day, Stairway to Heaven, and Iconic – offer just that. Each one is a celebration of creativity, craftsmanship, and storytelling. These patterns not only cater to various tastes and styles but also inspire your customers to create beautiful pieces that they can treasure or give as heartfelt gifts. By introducing these unique patterns from Lella Boutique to your store, you’ll be offering more than just quilt patterns. You’ll be providing an opportunity for creativity, a spark for imagination, and a canvas for personal expression. Don’t miss out on enriching your store with these captivating designs that your customers are sure to love.
Judell is a master photographer and this cover has to be my all time favorite. Old Jalopy is a generous 26 x 74 inches and includes 2 different techniques: the pinwheel and the sunburst design.
The Suncatcher pattern includes enough foundation papers to make 3 of these beauties. With a design this cute, who could stop at just one? At 30 inches square, it is the perfect size to add a touch of class to an outdoor table.
Pocket Compass measures 40 inches square so it can be used as a wall hanging or a table topper. And with only one block, it is a perfect opportunity to learn or teach the Quiltworx techniques!
Indian Summer is a generous throw. The pattern features a more traditional block framed with a gorgeous piano key border.
All of these patterns are due to arrive next month so place your orders now.