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.

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!

 

Create with Cardboard

Rinske Stevens Designs provides everything you need to create heirloom quality covered boxes for every room in your house – and every occasion!

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Or make a collapsible Victorian sewing box or journal cover.

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What makes these special is that they also sell the hardware to give each piece that heirloom quality look.

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Can you imagine featuring embroidery designs on these projects?  What a great wedding gift, Mother’s Day gift – you get the picture!  Visit our website to see the entire line of Rinske Stevens Design products.

 

Its All in the Hoop!

I love it when I fall in love with a pattern – and see that it is “Volume One” – which means there is going to be more goodness to come!  In Kim’s own words: Kimberbell Noteables are composition book covers that turn ordinary writing paper into a noteworthy journal. Each machine embroidered cover is fully lined, durable, and reusable and best of all, each are made (even pieced!) entirely in-the-hoop!

kd539-1There are four different options for the small size; two for the medium size; and two for the large.  The best news?  They are all totally done in the hoop!

Wouldn’t these be great gifts for children and adults alike?  Who wouldn’t love a personal journal or diary?  Or, personalize them for members of your book club….or make them for your favorite teacher.  Have shower participants write encouraging notes to the future brides or expectant mother.  The gift possibilities are endless!

 

 

The Life is Better in Full Bloom is organized so that you can learn eight different techniques.  This 39-inch square wall hanging features yo-yos; three-dimensional pinwheels, and a variety of other techniques.  The detailed instructions will guide you each step of the way.

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But, this would be a great class as well.  Why not teach this in your shop?  Kimberbell has provided everything you need to start a shop program.

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+ Tips
+ Kit Cutting Instructions
+ Punch Card Reward System
+ Promotional Materials (Build the buzz and you’re going to have higher sign-ups!)
+ A Shop Sample Pattern
+ A List of Possible Add-on Sales

A shop just needs 1 Life Is Better In Full Bloom Shop Guide and can order the accompanying patterns for each participant at your shop.

 

These patterns are expected to arrive this month so order them now so you can start Spring off with a bang!

Holsters Aren’t Just for Cowboys

These “holsters” are designed to organize your sewing, office or craft area.  They are made from a patented silicone.  The flap sticks to any smooth, clean an dry surface.  Once positioned, simply spray with water to secure in place.  Drainage holes are included so objects such as paintbrushes can drain and dry.  The Lil’ Holster is 3.25 x 5.25 inches and is dishwasher safe – which makes them the perfect organizers for your kitchen sink as well!  They are so easy to place, move and clean!

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The Hobby Holster is heat resistant up to 400 degrees so it can actually hold a glue gun.  The flap can double as a work mat.  Any glue will peal right off- or anything else you want.

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The Lil’ Holster mini measures 2.5 x 4 inches and has all of the great features of the original.

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These are the perfect gift for every quilter who dreams of being organized!  Visit the website to see the entire range of colors:  Holsters

 

It is G-Easy!

I love, love, love, this new product because it has a wealth of uses!  These stickers by Gudrun Erla of GE Designs are reusable, repositionable, and stick to rulers, mats, fabric, and sewing machines!

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Each package contains one sheet of each color – turquoise, pink and lime green.  There are 64 arrow stickers per sheet – for a total of 192 stickers for just $7.95!

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They are easily removable and don’t leave any residue. Mark the cutting lines on your mat for fast, accurate and consistent cutting.  And, if need be, write on them with a permanent marker or wet erase pens.

 

And, since this lovely lady also developed the Stripology and Stripology Squared rulers with Creative Grids®, they are the perfect companion for that tool as well.

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These are the perfect register sale!  Who can resist?

 

Totes with Style

These new totes by Riley Blake are so reasonably priced that they would be great favors for your next quilting event.

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These sturdy, reinforced bags will quickly become top sellers.  Simply display them by the register.  You could even offer their choice of one free with a qualifying purchase!  I know these bags are not due in until April – but many of you are planning your shop hop events now and are looking for something “new”.  You can’t get any newer than this!

 

This generations Sewing Basket

Around the holidays there are always new customers who want to buy a sewing basket for someone who has shown an interest in quilting.  Why not stock these decorative carriers and display them with your favorite notions – pins, needles, seam rippers and scissors for sewers; rotary cutters, rulers; applique pins; Wonder clips; etc.  Let them “build” their own version of a sewing basket.

They come in a variety of styles and fabrics.  Check out the entire collection by Everything Mary.  Many are in stock.  Others are due to arrive any day.

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Don’t forget to suggest a gift certificate for a class – and give them a class schedule.  Be sure to have beginning quilting classes as well as some handbag classes on the schedule so that you can appeal to everyone!

Finally – A Fabric Mesh!

It is no surprise that Annie Unrein of Patterns by Annie has created the perfect mesh for all of your purses, totes, and storage needs!  Vinyl mesh has been around for a long time and still is the best choice for some applications.

But this polyester mesh is easy to sew; soft and pliant – the perfect choice for pockets so you can see what is inside.

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It is available two different ways – pre-packaged in 18″ x 54″ size or on 15 yard x 54″ bolts (the bolts are Drop Ship only).

It is available in several different colors – and will be available next month.  Please help our buyer by placing your order now.  Obviously white will be popular – but what other fashion colors will you choose????  Visit our website to see the entire collection and the patterns that support it:  Patterns by Annie.

Organize your Rulers Today

Having the right tool for the job applies to quilters too.  I have learned that the right ruler can save time and money – as well as guarantee that my final project will be something I can be proud of.  Storing them, however, has been a problem – until now!

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As you can see, it is made to fit over a hanger so you can now “hang” your rulers so they are easily accessible and protected.  An added bonus?  The clutter has been removed from your cutting table!

The pockets are designed to hold 12 and 24 inch rectangles as well as squares from 6 to 12 inches as well as a rotary cutter.  Adjust the pockets as needed.

In my case, I have a LOT of Creative Grids® specialty rulers so I need to include more than one ruler in each pocket.  Annie Unrein of Patterns by Annie has created a polyester mesh that is lightweight and the perfect divider for these pockets.
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It comes in a variety of colors so choose a color to coordinate with your bag.

This keeper is made of a high quality canvas – and yes we have that too.  James Thompson has a Crossroads Denim line that includes a multitude of colors and is the perfect weight for a project like this.

This bag has been designed to be completed quickly and easily.  Layer the pockets on the foundation piece.  Then bind the outside edge just like a quilt.  You can’t get any easier than that!

The Clover 1″ bias tape maker is perfect for this – and a new technique to share in a class!
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You can literally organize your sewing room in an afternoon!