Villa Rosa Blossoms

With over two hundred patterns under their belt, Villa Rosa Designs continues to bloom! Three patterns are currently in the top 100 patterns:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firelight is made with six-inch strips.  Pacific Grove and Dinomite showcase large scale prints beautifully and are oh so simple to make!

Why not check out all of the Villa Rosa patterns on our website.  It may be time to revisit these patterns once again.  After all, at this price point, who can buy just one???

 

Table Runners for Every Table

When a book is already in the top 100 – and isn’t due to be released until August, I take notice….and so should you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sherri Falls of This and That has created 20 table runners showcasing a variety of techniques.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This book would be a great basis of a series of classes.  Kit and create a table runner each month and demonstrate the featured techniques.  Order it now so you will receive the first shipment.  This one is already a hit – and less than $20, it is a bargain!

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!

Six Halves Make a Whole

Susan Knapp of The Quilt Branch has been thinking of Christmas and designed three patterns in her six halves make a whole series. These are great patterns to kit – simply cut six coordinating half yard cuts. Any kits left? Simply cut them into fat quarters!  It can’t get any easier than that!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of these patterns feature her House Ruler by Creative Grids®.

 

 

 

Tree skirts are great Christmas gifts – just start the season early by giving them out after Thanksgiving dinner!  To see all of the “six halves make a whole” series, visit our website:  The Quilt Branch.  These patterns are expected any day so order them now!

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!

 

Be Inspired to Try Collage!

When twenty patterns using the same technique are in the top 100, you better take notice!  Many shops are paying their rent with these patterns and classes by Laura Heine.  What about you????  If you are a little nervous, start out by reading her book on choosing fabrics.  But remember – everyone who takes a class will want a copy as well….

 

 

 

 

 

Then choose your favorite art piece:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to have plenty of thread on hand!

 

A Legend Has Returned

There are few people who truly have achieved legendary status in our industry – and when you combine talent with a gracious, kind and warm personality, you have Nancy Halvorsen!  And I am thrilled to announce that she has returned with a new book and line of fabric that you are sure to love!

Bree has mass appeal!  It is colorful, happy, and charming – an irresistible combination!  And for those of you who were looking for an updated version of 30’s fabric, it has arrived!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The line has 38 bolts and is available in 10 and 15 yard cuts as well as 2 1/2″ strips and fat quarters.  The focus print comes in several colors and is a stunning paisley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The checks have little dots running vertically and horizontally to add extra interest to the piece.  I can’t wait to use this as a binding!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then there are the swirls…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And a  book that ties them all together…This book includes a block the month cover quilt with words that are sure to inspire along with 21 projects for every season!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And everything will be available in your quilt shops in July!  Summer just got a whole lot better!

On the Go with Row by Row

Row by Row is just around the corner and Checker sponsored their schoolhouse in St. Louis.  These new patterns by Patch Abilities are so darn cute, I couldn’t wait to show you!  What a great way to display the license plates…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are both twelve inches wide so you have a choice of a wide variety of Ackfeld hangers.  This stacked suitcase version is 22 inches wide, but there are hangers for that size as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit our website to see the entire collection of Ackfeld Hangers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These patterns are due to arrive any day so order yours now!