Kaffe Fassett’s Ireland

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!

For the Little Boy in All of Us

Amy Bradley’s new pattern – Trucks – is due to arrive at the end of the month. The little boys in your life would love to dream under this quilt. But, the whimsical designs may bring back fond memories to the grown men in your life as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you choose the red, white and blue cover quilt or make them in every color of the rainbow, this quilt is sure to be a hit. Continue the theme by framing individual trucks. These instructions are included as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or enlarge the quilt by adding some campers. This pattern is available individually or with all of the precut, prefused applique pieces – which means you can have it done in no time at all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The camper pattern includes a family so you can add that personal touch and is in stock now!  Why not display the patterns with an assortment of “happy” prints?  Don’t forget to include some black and grays for the wheels and trim!

Patches of Blue

Anyone who is an Edyta Sitar fan knows that she has moved to sunny California.  Her latest designs are inspired by that change of scenery.

This self-published book is not due to arrive until October but may affect your fabric choices NOW!  The book begins with a gallery of antique quilts that inspired our love of this colorway. Edyta has included patterns for seventeen of her own designs inspired by the past.

You already can list those customers who will want this as soon as it arrives so order it now!  I usually don’t recommend something sight unseen – but in this case, you CAN judge a book by its cover!

Imagine this Quilt on Your Wall

I wrote about Nancy Halvorsen’s newest book – Imagine – a few weeks ago – and now it is #1!

Nancy Halvorsen fans know that her embellishments add the awe factor to all of her designs.  And now the button packs are entered in our system.  There are individual button packs when needed for each individual block as well as an assortment for all of the buttons needed for the entire quilt.

 

 

 

 

The button packs and the fabric are all due to arrive the end of this month so order everything you need now so you can start kitting immediately.

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together???

Industrial Quality Needles just for You

Everyone loves Schmetz needles – and their new chrome needle line has been incredibly successful.  To keep it simple, these are the highest quality needles made – and are only available in quilt shops!

This new display includes 16 best selling SCHMETZ Chrome Professional Grade Needles. The display holds 10 cards – 1 box per peg.  Give your customers the variety they need.  The display includes two sizes of embroidery; microtex; topstitch; quilting; and stretch as well as denim and three different sizes of universal.

These displays are due this month.  Why not switch your needles to the best quality needle on the market and stop competing with the chains!

Emmaline is into Bags

These frames by Emmaline Bags were a big hit at Market.

 

 

 

 

 
These rods create the framework for bags that pop open like an old fashioned medical bag.  They come in two sizes that retail for less than $5.00!  The frames include the link to her website where you can download a free pattern for a retreat bag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The large frame can be used to create this Lunch Bag.  Just to be clear, this is NOT a free pattern and is available on our website.

 

 

 

 

What makes ALL of her bags special is the addition of the hardware – also very affordable.  Zipper pulls and metal tags add a professional look to every bag so your customers will want these as well.  Check out the entire line of Emmaline products on our website.

Glamping at its Best

The first pattern in the series – The Girls’ Getaway – Pickup and Trailer by Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill Studio is in the top 20 patterns so we KNOW your customers are waiting for the second installment – Clawfoot Tub.  This pattern is due to arrive next week – just in time for your summer events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both patterns are a part of a mystery quilt that will be presented in 6 pieces over the next several months. There will be 5 patterns containing embroidered panel patterns, and one pattern with piecing instructions to complete the quilt.

The floss requirements are listed on the back of the pattern on the website.  Why not order everything and kit it?  Your customers will be glad you did!

Snow is in the Forecast

Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings is releasing a line of “snow” patterns next month – just in time for your Christmas in July events!

The vintage cars remind me of Christmases past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
And who could resist these guys!  They are just full of personality!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most of the patterns take only a few evenings so there is plenty of time for your customers to make them for everyone on their Christmas list!  Check out all of the Primitive Gatherings patterns and set up a display. Don’t forget the pearl cottons and wools!

An Abundance of Annie

In case you hadn’t noticed, Patterns by Annie is now simply By Annie – because that gal has her act together!  She is providing everything you need to create professional looking bags – Soft and Stable, hardware; zippers, mesh, fold over elastic, strapping, and the perfect design for every occasion!

She was the hit of Market and instantly had five patterns in the top 100!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These will be joined by Market favorites:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you realize that 20 of the top 100 patterns are bags???  If you aren’t offering a bag of the month club, you are not meeting your customer’s needs!  Who can make just one?  When their friends and family see them, they will ALL want one – and may take a class for the first time because they may find it less intimidating than a quilt!  What a great way to gain new customers!

 

Kim Diehl’s Harvest

This is short and sweet!  Kim Diehl is one of my favorite designers – but I am not alone!  Her newest book is not due out until October – but it is already in the top 20!  Now THAT is a super star!

If you want this book – without having to wait for the second printing – order it now so our buyers can place their initial order!  I can’t show you anything inside except to say that there are 19 projects based on Kim’ favorite season.  Decorating ideas and recipes are included!