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!

You Lucky Dog

“You Lucky Dog” is the latest Block of the Month by Bonnie Sullivan that features her top quality Woolie Flannels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The individual blocks are simply darling and each could be stand alone projects.  And once again, there is a thread set to match!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are eleven blocks in the series – which leaves the twelfth month to put it all together. The demand for these patterns is so great that we can not keep them in stock – Bonnie can not print them fast enough!  Who says you have to start with #1?  Blocks five through eleven are in stock now, so why not buck the trend and reverse the order?

Want to get your sample done quickly?  The entire quilt with pre-cut appliques is due to ship next month!

A New Take on a Block of the Month

Chocolatier is the latest block of the month from gen x Quilters.

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This 72″ square quilt features a creative setting that will appeal to everyone and gives you the opportunity to teach the basics.  At just $3.00 a month, the cost is also affordable to everyone.

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GX121-2 GX121-3 GX121-4 GX121-5 GX121-6 GX121-7 GX121-8

GX121-9 GX121-10 GX121-11 GX121-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why not give traditional blocks a whole new life in this modern version?  Simply striking!  There is a shop guide to help you get started AND the patterns are available individually or in complete sets! They are due in this month so you can have a sample done by Christmas…

Visit Lynette Anderson’s Garden

I love everything by Lynette Anderson.  she has a quirky style that is instantly recognizable – and always makes me smile.  She combines embroidery with touches of applique to create stunning results.  Green Thumb, her latest five month Block of the Month is due to arrive any day-  and is sure to become a best seller

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Buy then individually, or buy the entire collection:

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Lynette uses Valdani flosses – and guess what!  We carry that as well…..

Buttermilk Basin creates a Vintage BOM

These mini vintage wool truck appliques are sure to make every generation smile!  They are reasonably priced and easy to kit – so they are the perfect impulse buy for the register.  And who could resist this touch of nostalgia???

January and February

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March and April

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May and June

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July and August

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September and October

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November and December

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Do our buyers a favor and pre-order these now!  We know you are going to kit these so you are going to need lots!  And, who says a “block of the month” program needs to start in January???

Poe Would Be Proud

I love everything by Blackbird Designs and their whimsical take on the harvest season is no exception.  This nine block applique quilt would be a great block of the month – or two blocks a month if your customers want to have it done by Fall.

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Applique is the perfect portable summer project.  Why not display the book with appropriate fabrics – and don’t forget the embroidery threads.  Make a statement by letting your customers know that you are a one stop shop!

 

Bertie’s Summer has Arrived

As I am writing this, it is the first day of summer and the perfect time to begin Bertie’s Summer block of the month.  This four part series features Bonnie Sullivan’s summer line of Woolie Flannels.
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As of today, ALL of the patterns are in stock – which is a miracle considering the popularity of everything by Bonnie!  These are so cute, no one will be able to resist.

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Why not display the patterns with your entire collection of Woolie Flannels and Prescencia threads.  This is a great display just in time for Row by Row and Shop Hop season!
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The Witches of Salem have Arrived

CAH347In this third of a four part series (#CAH347), the Salem Guild Meeting is in session!  This is the last of the embroidery panels so your customers can have all of them completed before the finishing pattern is released!
All three embroidery panels measure 15″ x 42″.  With the addition of the pieced blocks included in the final pattern in the series being released later this year, the final quilt will measure 57″ x 72″.
Be sure to have the recommended Cosmos thread on hand.  For ease of ordering, they are all listed as companions to each pattern on the Checker website.

Order the first two patterns (#CAH345 and #CAH346) so those shop hoppers can buy the collection – and offer the flosses required as a kit as well.  You know they like one stop shopping!
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Start a family tradition by creating your own bedtime stories based on this quilt!  Start now, and the panels could be done by Halloween!

Meet the Newest Member of the Creative Grids® Family

CGRISE30Drum roll please…… It’s Sew Emma designed their first Creative Grids® ruler! This Starburst 30° Triangle ruler #CGRISE30 can be used for all of the traditional fan and Dresden Plate blocks.  (Cut and sew together twelve units to create a kaleidoscope; six to create a half Dresden; or three to create a fan.) BUT, check out the angled A and B lines on the ruler. These lines are used to add that “awe” factor to your favorite kaleidoscope style blocks! Place them on the seam of a strip set and magic happens. A whole new world of pinwheels is born. Watch tthe demo.video

This is the first time that a Creative Grids® ruler is featured with a release of a new Block of the Month pattern AND a new fabric line called First Blush from Windham.
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FIRSTBLUSHFirst Blush is the perfect name for this charming pastel line that includes a variety of mini prints that are great choices for your mini quilts as well.  Be sure to order extra bolts of the Daisy Dot (#41955-6) background fabrics in aqua; pink, and white on white- these are sure to become a line of basics soon!  And these checks (#41957-3) set on point are perfect binding fabrics!  These fabrics are the perfect foundations and finishing touch to a gorgeous quilt!  The fabric is not shipping until November, but you can order a shop kit now that includes the fabric, binding, patterns and ruler.  Wouldn’t it be great to have your sample done and ready BEFORE the fabric arrives? (Shop Kit Item #42324-X) AND a new fabric line called First Blush from Windham.
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Aurifil has released two thread lines to match these Spring colors.  Choose 10 small (#KJ50FB10) spools or 12 large spools (#KJ50FB12).
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You don’t have to wait, however, to create with this ruler.  It’s Sew Emma has created three Cut Loose Press™ patterns which are simple patterns that are great choices for samples and classes.  Whether you create a large Dresden Plate; a fan quilt; or a spinning variation, we’ve got you covered!
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#CLPISE008                                                        #CLPISE009

Promenade is an extensive pattern that includes instructions in three sizes.
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#ISE-163                                                                              #CLPISE010

For everyone that wanted a smaller version of our popular 30° ruler (#CGRSG1) – this one with extra bells and whistles perfect for smaller blocks – is the one you’ve been waiting for!

Decorate your Table with Style – Every Month!

I love this monthly table runner series by Patch Abilities!  They are so simple that anyone can do them.  Look at the series – and then we’ll talk!

PMM901
Item #PMM901  Retail $9.00

PMM902
Item #PMM902  Retail $9.00

PMM903
Item #PMM903  Retail $9.00

PMM904
Item #PMM904  Retail $9.00

PMM905
Item #PMM905  Retail $9.00

PMM906
Item #PMM906  Retail $9.00

PMM907
Item #PMM907  Retail $9.00

PMM908
Item #PMM908  Retail $9.00

PMM909
Item #PMM909  Retail $9.00

PMM910
Item #PMM910  Retail $9.00

PMM911
Item #PMM911  Retail $9.00

PMM912
Item #PMM912  Retail $9.00

Wouldn’t these be great hanging on a wall???  They are 40″ wide so the backing does not have to be pieced.  They are 12″ wide so they are really reasonable to kit.  Many include button packs that add the awe factor.

Display them on a wall with the kits below them.  The kits – including pattern – will be very reasonable.  Why not take it a step further and offer it as a BOM mailing program?  We are entering travel season so visitors can sign up to receive a kit a month in their mailbox!  How fun is that???