Instant Gratification with Laser Cut Quilts

Laser Cut Quilts by Maddie Hastings has developed multiple designs that include laser cut fabric. These patterns are like jigsaw puzzles for quilters – with style.

 

 

These kits are due to arrive in September and include all of the pieces to create the design but do not include the background, backing, and binding. What a great way to introduce scrap booking friends to quilting!

 

Mini Curvy Log Cabins Have Entered the Building

When you ask, we listen! Thousands of you have fallen in love with the six and eight-inch Creative Grids® Curvy Log Cabins that make twelve and sixteenth-inch circles. But sometimes smaller is just plain fun so welcome the four-inch Curvy Log Cabin to the family!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These smaller blocks are just as fun and easy to make as the other sizes – with even more accentuated curves. Check out the possibilities with these Cut Loose Press™ patterns.

Fried Green Tomatoes includes a table runner and a set of place mats. Yin and Yang pillows show how block placement creates a totally different look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Runaway Pinwheels below really shows how this smaller size sings! Round the World Tote has an Asian influence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circle of Love is an unusual setting that shows this block off to its fullest!

 

 

 

 

 

You already know who will want this one so order them now!

New Releases by Edyta Sitar

California is obviously agreeing with her because Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts is designing a wide variety of projects – each with her classic style.

I love applique so this is definitely my favorite.  Did you notice that the applique borders don’t meet at the corners?  This gives you a little bit of a fudge factor so you can applique all of them before attaching it to the quilt.  How portable is that??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No pictures yet, but the item numbers for the pre-packaged appliques are on the website. For those of you who have her latest blue line of fabrics, the following quilts are a great way to use up some scraps!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love earth tones so these quilts spoke to me and show why Edyta is the queen of color! Once again, the appliques are available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Need some instant gratification?  Why not choose this darling design that is a perfect wall hanging or pillow.

 

 

 

 

 

You already know who will want them so why not share this article and have your customers pre-order them?

Great size, Great gift

These newest additions to the Fabric Confetti table runner line are just darling!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They remind me of the counted cross stitch samplers that were so popular years ago.  Who would have thought now you can make them in a matter of minutes!  They all require a hoop with an embroidery field of at least 5 3/4 x 10″.

Visit our website to see the entire collection.  What great hostess gifts!

Bike Trip!

These gals are having way too much fun on this retreat!  Now they are biking into town to do some major shopping!  Can’t wait to see what is in their baskets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those of you not familiar with this embroidery block of the month by Crabapple Hill, there are six patterns in the series.  Five patterns are embroidery designs and the final pattern gives instructions on how to put the entire project together.

It is kind of a mystery because you don’t know what the completed quilt will look like or at this point, what the final embroidery is!  And, frankly, that is part of the fun.  Everything that Meg Hawkey does is amazing so we know we will love it!

The latest installment is due to arrive in September so order it now.  Don’t forget to order extras of the first three installments for those who are late to arrive at the party.  The floss colors for each pattern are listed as companions on the website so be sure to have those in stock as well!

Paper-Piecing for Beginners


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have always loved Judy Niemeyer designs but didn’t have the time to make many of her larger projects.  That is why I am loving these smaller ones that showcase one technique and, in some cases, can be done in an afternoon.

My Two Baby Sisters showcases two six inch blocks and a twelve-inch block which use the exact same technique to create this eight pointed star.  What a great class!  Who doesn’t want to learn how to make these blocks without fussing with inset and Y-seams? Additional papers are available because you know these will become go-to gifts.

This Poinsettia design makes piecing circles simple – and at 30″, is the perfect centerpiece for a round table.  Once again, additional papers are available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fractured Star in an 80″ square.  In Judell’s words:  The Fractured Star was designed as a beginner pattern to introduce quilters paper piecing. The project is fast, uses only 1 foundation block, employs simple cutting techniques, and is an affordable and fun way to jump into your first paper piecing project. It is meant to make those new to the process find confidence, understanding, and success.

I can’t say it any better than that so why even try???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These patterns are due to arrive in August so consider them for your Fall series of classes!

Pickle Pie Designs the Perfect Gifts

These new designs by Pickle Pie are sure to fill many of your gift giving needs.  These are the perfect “little somethings” for those friends and family who make life worthwhile. Warm Wishes gift card and treat holders are the perfect teacher gift. Stick in some chocolate spoons and tie to a favorite to go cup, mug or jar or homemade cocoa mix.  Or insert a gift card. Make a bunch – once everyone sees how cute they are, they will want them!

 

 

 

Or “Wrap it Up”.  Everyone can keep their drink straight when it is personalized with their initial!  You can wrap up your silverware as well with this portable place mat.  Wouldn’t these be a darling addition to a picnic basket gift?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These zippered bags are good for everything!  They can literally be the “wrapping paper” for any small gift – and the recipient will like the wrapping as much as the gift!

 

 

 

 

 

All of these patterns are “in the hoop” designs so they are fast, easy and fun!  The patterns are due to arrive next month – plenty of time to plan some Fall classes!

Totes with Style and Structure

I love these two totes by Penny Sturgis!  The Tool Tote has pockets all around the outside AND the inside so it is the perfect class companion.  Grandma who believed – a place for everything and everything in its place – would be proud!  This bag is about 15″ long x 10″ wide x 7″ tall.

 

 

 

 

The pattern includes the hardware – a heavy duty metal form that keeps the bag open when needed. This frame is also sold separately because who can make just one? After all, it makes a great diaper bag, teacher bag, scrap booking bag….you get the picture!

 

Or use the same frame to make a Featherweight sewing machine bag.  (But it would hold anything – or any small machine.)

 

 

 

 

 

What a great class to add to your featherweight series!

Log Cabin Stars and Stripes

I love this four inch log cabin trim tool!  It makes me look like I actually know how to piece – WELL!  Believe me, it is not me – it is the tool!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Look at “America the Beautiful”. This 28″ x 40″ flag was pieced with the log cabin trim tool using a variation of the courthouse steps block. I used Soft and Stable as the batting so it lays perfectly flat when it is hanging on my door – the perfect decoration for those summer barbecues.  It is fat quarter friendly so it is easy to kit as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Check out this pattern by Jean Ann Wright.  See how the blocks are placed to create a star in the center.  This is done with 2 1/2″ strips – which are due to arrive this month. Kitting has never been easier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This tool comes in a four inch, a six inch, an eight inch, and a twelve-inch size.  Show them blocks in every size. The technique is the same – let them choose the size that they are comfortable with!

 

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!