The Perfect Pressing Mats

Think about it! Every seam you sew will be pressed. So why are we willing to spend several thousand dollars on sewing machines and settle for inferior ironing surfaces? Not anymore! I saw these Wooly Felted Wonders ironing mats when I was teaching this Fall and begged our buyers to carry them.

Why do I love them??? Let me count the ways:

  • They are 100% felted wool and made in the USA.
  • The mat absorbs the heat and steam so it is like pressing from both sides.
  • But since the mat is 1/2″ thick, the heat does not transfer to the surface below the mat.
  • The fabrics don’t shift as you press them.
  • The cushioned surface absorbs the seams so there is no shadow through.
  • The rounded corners reduce wear and tear – simply put, they are quality through and through.

They come in three different sizes:

Wooly Felted Wonders also have dryer balls in three different colors: gray, brown, and white.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simply place four to six balls in your dryer – depending on the size of the load – to reduce static and naturally fluff your laundry. This can reduce drying time up to 20%. Add a few drops of essential oils to add that awe factor. Save money as well since no fabric softeners or dryer sheets are needed. These balls last for over 1,000 loads. Who doesn’t want to save time and money! All of these products are due to arrive soon so visit our website to see all of the possibilities and place your order.

Violet Craft and Palm Canyon

When I saw the latest pattern by Violet Craft was in the top 50 BEFORE it was in stock, a girl just has to sit up and take notice!  Then I saw her new fabric line due to arrive in February and it all made sense!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This stunning quilt is made from Robert Kaufman Palm Canyon – and boy did she capture the essence of the landscape that inspired it!  Just look at some of these prints:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pattern will be available before the fabric arrives so why not prep your paper-piecing templates and be prepared? Consider ordering the kit and printing the foundations for them. Everyone loves being spoiled!

Double Wide Dresdens

What is a double wide? If you talk to the gals at Me and My Sisters, it’s NOT a trailer! They have taken the traditional 18-degree Dresden and doubled it to 36-degrees. Why? You only need half as many petals (10) to create the look of grandma’s quilts with the added bonus of creating a secondary star design in the middle!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out some of the 13 plus projects in this book, starting with their version of a hungry, hungry caterpillar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a fun, easy demo! Why not order them in for your Holiday Open House?

The Witches Quilt Show

When EVERY pattern in a series is in the top 100 patterns, you know you have a winner! The Stitchwitch Spellbinders Quilt Show by Meg Hawkey of Crab Apple Hill is a block of the month – and if you start now, it will be done in time for Halloween, 2018! We quilters have to plan ahead!

Check these out! Each one is more adorable than the last…

Block One – Nivelda Fifflestitch was recruited to advertise the opening of the quilt show and she’s doing a great job – as long as she can stay air born. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block Two: Appelonia Fifflestitch is a bit of a free spirit! I hope she doesn’t get hung up in the clotheslines hung with quilts on her way down. Yes, it’s happened before.

Block Three: Ludmilla Hexenbroot is so late getting her quilt entry into the show, she just had to throw it around her shoulders, tie it at her neck, and FLY! Hope she gets it there on time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block Four: Delthezda Booch’s cat, Honeybunny, is holding on for dear life! Usually he gets to ride in the box on her handlebars but today the box is full of Delthezda’s quilt entries for the show.

Block Five: Cursida looks a little apprehensive about riding to the show in Adrazelle’s motorcycle sidecar! Hold on Cursida – you’re almost there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block #6: Blanderhoop and Appeldore are are picking up last minute entries for the quilt show – and having WAY too much fun doing it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block Seven: Alwinnia Carbunkle is driving the Blackbird Shop Hop Bus again this year and possibly for the last time if the look on her face is any indication of how the trip has gone! The shop hop ends with the Stitchwitch Spellbinders Quilt Show, so ready… set… SHOP!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block Eight: The quilts are hung, the shop is ready, all of the vendor booths are set up – there may even be live music!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ninth pattern in the series shows how to put all of the blocks together into an heirloom holiday quilt!

 

 

 

 

Wouldn’t a set of these be the perfect holiday gift? Include the background fabric – and if you are REALLY feeling generous, trace the designs so they are ready to stitch!

Lynette Anderson at her Quirky Best

I love the muted colors that Lynette Anderson designs and features in her patterns. This latest fabric line from RJR, Peacock Manor by Lynette Anderson Collection is due to arrive in April. Her latest patterns showcase how these colors work together to create stunning results and are due to arrive next month!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forest Floor table runner features a hexie center with an embroidered border of flowers, bees, toadstools and her signature hearts.  The Kissing Tree table topper accentuates embroidered trees with friendship stars – what a great choice for a wedding present!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four Seasons is a gorgeous framed piece.  The hearts each have a whimsical scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then there is this charming sewing kit…

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then there are the pieced quilts…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t you love the muted colors – and the embroidery adds that awe factor. Why not set up a display today?