I love everything Kim Diehl and have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of her new book – due in just two short weeks. But now I have pics to share of the projects – and as expected, Kim outdid herself! In this case I am just going to let the projects speak for themselves!
This book includes recipes and decorating ideas as well so it is great eye candy even if you just display the book during the holidays. Or need a gift idea? Bundle the book and a selection of her fabrics – and make the recipient jump for joy!
Helen Stubbings adds a sense of whimsy to all of her designs and the designs in her award winning book are sure to become classics.
Look at these purses and totes! The all over daisy design blew me away!
This is just a small sampling of the 19 projects that are in the book. Many can be completed in an evening. Helen includes clear instructions and stitch guides which can be learned in a matter of minutes.
What is not to love?
I love every book that Judy has ever written. She manages to take a classic quilt design – and in this case – create sixteen different versions which will have everyone adding more than one design to their bucket list!
Those aren’t blocks on the cover! Those are miniatures of the quilts! Here is some eye candy that will have you ordering multiple copies in advance since this book isn’t due to arrive until next month!
But, don’t be intimidated. There are smaller projects as well – but they ALL have Judy’s sense of style!
Yoko Saito is one of my favorite designers. I love the muted fabrics that enhance the nuances of her designs! Checker now has the largest collection of books, patterns AND Lecien Fabrics that I have ever seen. We have just added more to the website and the actual merchandise will be arriving soon.
This Mystery Quilt has hit the top 10 – and it isn’t due to arrive until next month! This is a compilation of patterns that appeared in past Quiltmania magazines.
Check out our website to see the entire collection of everything “Saito”. It has never been easier to create a vignette of her style in your shop. This is a perfect addition to your online store since they have not yet become mainstream!
And now there are also individual patterns which are more affordable and in some cases, a sampling that will entice your customers to do even more!
I don’t know the details yet so, watch your email. Yoko will be doing a book signing in our booth at Houston Quilt Market! I can’t wait to see her!
Quilted Cats & Dogs is a new book by Chris Malone that is due to arrive next month.
Create these cuties with fusible applique – fast and easy. These projects are perfect choices for a mother/daughter or grandmother/granddaughter class. Choose a block or an entire quilt – half of the fun will be picking out the fabric!
Make it Blue by Natalie Bird is simply charming! Just look at these pics!
The photography is stunning! I love projects that combine embroidery, applique and patchwork. Don’t you want to redecorate and make these projects the focus of an entire floor – let alone a room???
In her words: This book has 9 projects including an applique and paper-pieced main quilt – The Blue Quilt, a paper-pieced hexagon quilt, an applique Baltimore style block quilt, needlebook, pincushions, purse, pillow, bag, and an applique and stitchery wallhanging. An optional center block for the main quilt is also provided – with the work LOVE instead of BLUE.
Wouldn’t this make a great nursery??? The muted colors will lull anyone to sleep!
I Love House Blocks is a compendium of fourteen quilts created by many of your favorite designers. Part of the fun is guessing who designed which quilt!
Whether modern or traditional is your style, this book is for you. A picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, fourteen pictures will make this a must have!
Why not make a personalized quilt that showcases the houses that you have called home!
Western Ireland is the inspiration for Kaffe’s new book – Quilts in Ireland. And was he inspired! This book includes twenty projects in his famous colorways.
In their words: West Ireland, with its streets of colorful painted houses and ancient stone walls, provides the perfect inspiration for the richly varied quilt designs in Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Ireland. Renowned for his use of color, Kaffe creates color palettes of brilliant hot pinks and reds; deep blues, purples, and greens; and soft blues and whites from his journey to Ireland, showcased in striking quilt designs that are as unpredictable as the landscape of Ireland.
Who can top that??? You know his books are as much about a study in color as they are about the projects. This book is due to arrive next month – and you already know who will want it so order them now!
There is a definite surge in embroidery patterns and quilts. For those of you who have enjoyed handwork and appreciate the relaxation of simple redwork, why not advance to the next level?
This wall hanging by Sue Spargo is the perfect beginning project. After all, there is no wrong way to decorate a cup!
Buttons Galore have combined a few of your favorite things in color combinations that you will love. What a great way to embellish your cuppa….
Be sure to include embroidery guides, pearl cottons, and embroidery floss in your display.
Once your customers learn how relaxing handwork can be, they may want to start a true Crazy Quilt. This book is due to arrive later this summer so why not get your customers started now?
Jean Ann Wright’s newest book – Pineapple Play – is now in stock and brimming with projects and ideas that make the Creative Grids® Pineapple Trim Tool shine!
Everyone has a pineapple quilt on their bucket list so why not be inspired? Whether you choose a traditional version or a block with a twist, the blocks have never been easier!