Patches of Blue in Laundry Basket Style

Edyta Sitar’s newest book is scheduled for a November arrival – just in time for holiday open houses.  Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words and I just need to share the wealth!  I just saw glimpses of the inside today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why not set up a display featuring the book, triangle papers, and of course, those beautiful blue fabrics!

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?

Patches of Blue

Anyone who is an Edyta Sitar fan knows that she has moved to sunny California.  Her latest designs are inspired by that change of scenery.

This self-published book is not due to arrive until October but may affect your fabric choices NOW!  The book begins with a gallery of antique quilts that inspired our love of this colorway. Edyta has included patterns for seventeen of her own designs inspired by the past.

You already can list those customers who will want this as soon as it arrives so order it now!  I usually don’t recommend something sight unseen – but in this case, you CAN judge a book by its cover!

Mini Quilts are Hot Part Three

Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts has created 32 awe inspiring miniatures.  Expand your repertoire by creating these quilts while learning new techniques.

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Whether you make these miniatures to accessorize a full size Edyta Star creation or create a vignette to add a touch of whimsy and charm to an alcove in your home, these beauties are sure to make you smile!

Just a taste of the surprises waiting inside….

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This book will be arriving soon so place your order now!

Mini Quilts are Hot Part Two

Several of your favorite designers:  Pat Sloan, Carrie Nelson, Brigitte Heitland, Camille Roskelley, Me and My Sister Designs, Sherri McConnell, Sandy Gervais, Edyta Sitar, Lynne Hagmeier, Vanessa Christenson, Anne Sutton, Laurie Simpson, Jen Kingwell, Lisa Bongean, and Betsy Chutchian. contributed to this top-selling book:  Mini Marvels.  All of these designers have such a recognizable style that it is fun to guess who made each quilt – no peeking!

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Once again, the photography showcases these beauties to their best advantage – and makes you want to start cutting up that stash immediately!

Don’t forget!  I know I mentioned this in Part One, but it bares repeating!If you are hanging them on a wall, you may want to consider using Soft and Stable for batting.  They will hang perfectly flat and add that professional touch!  It comes in several packaging options: Project Packs which include four 13 1/2 x 18 1/2 inch pieces (originally meant for place mats but perfect for minis), 1/2 yard cuts; 1 yard cuts; etc.  Why not display these packaged options next to a display of minis???

Creative Grids® has several rulers that may help you along your miniature journey.  They have put together a booklet entitled “Love Mini’s” which shows a wide variety of tools available to create small units. Help your customers find the right tool for their mini projects!   There is also a tri-fold available to help your customers keep track of the Creative Grids® products they already have… or want! Be sure you keep a supply next to your cash register or Creative Grids® display.  Newest rulers are listed in bold on the list – so be sure to replenish new brochures every spring and fall.

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Plant a Garden with Edyta Sitar

It’s Sew Emma and Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts have combined forces in this new book – due to arrive this month.  Quilter’s Patch is a perfect choice for a series of classes.

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The book is chock full of techniques that will improve your piecing skills and others that will have you thinking outside of the box!  I love quilts that are created from blocks – but the blocks are so well hidden that the quilt flows into an entire scene.  This quilt has taken that concept to a whole new level!

So why not plant your garden….one block at a time!

Triangles Couldn’t be Easier

Pre-cut fabrics have become the staple of every quilt shop – and anything that supports them is sure to be a best seller!

Enter Edyta Sitar.  She is known for her breathtaking color selections in scrappy quilts.  Just look at the cover of her book – Friendship Triangles.
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To make it easier to create this variety of fabrics, she is releasing triangle paper next month.  The papers are designed for 5″ and 10″ squares – and come in multiple sizes.  Each package includes 25 sheets.

The number of triangles created from a package depends on the size of the triangles.  For example, a package of 1 1/2″ finished triangle papers designed for five inch squares makes 200 triangles.
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The papers for ten inch squares makes 800!
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Visit our website to see all of the different sizes – and everything Edyta Sitar!  They are expected to arrive in April.

It’s Time to Plan the New Year

Calendars are a great gift!  We still have several in stock that would be great register displays.  Why not supply some special shop labels that include class dates and special events?  Participating in a shop hop?  Bringing in a national teacher?  Feature demo days?  Provide stickers that they can add to their calendar – talk about great customer service!  And don’t forget small business Saturday, National Quilt Day.

Edyta Sitar has a wonderful journal that includes calendars for 2015 through 2017.

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There is plenty of room for appointments and additional pages for notes and sketching.

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This Gooseberry Patch pocket planner is loaded with personality.

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These two year pocket planners are always popular….

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Need a wall calendar?  We have some of those in stock as well….

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Or, get inspiration from a Block of the Day calendar…

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Set up a register display today!

Thanks for the Memories – Open House in Pictures – Part One

This event is all about education – and our vendors are eager to share their knowledge with everyone.  Inspiration resides in every booth – and around every corner…

Rita Fishel demonstrated the three newest Creative Grids rulers….

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Dawn from the Warm Company was thrilled to announce that Steam-A-Seam 2 is back….

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The mother/daughter team from Fishsticks Patterns shared their wonderful handbags and projects…

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Both of Edyta’s new books arrived in time to be autographed at the Open House so she had a big smile on her face….

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Maddie and Steve of Quiltsmart celebrated their anniversary with us…

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Fran and Michael of Clover shared their newest notions.  Fran officially retires at Market so we were thrilled that we were one of her final shows….

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They all got the memo – black was the official outfit for the Round Robin Rebels – Terri Degenkolb of Whimsicals; Kari Carr of New Leaf Stitches; and Gudrun Erla of GE Designs….

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Robin Kingsley of Bird Brain Designs was an absolute delight and wowed everyone with her new fabric and embroidery designs….

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These sisters from Sister’s Common Threads are the brains behind the iron caddy and shared their new patterns…

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Jill Finley of Jillily Studios shared her new program.   She is famous for her wonderful applique projects so you may know her as the inventory of Appli-glue…

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Kendall from Silhouette amazed everyone when they saw what is possible when quilting meets technology…

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Coleen helped shops design their space with the efficient fabric display cabinets built by her company…

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The gals from Adornit provided that “awe” factor when they displayed their wonderful baby quilt fabric lines and patterns…

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The girls from Sew Michelle showed everyone how to incorporate vinyl mesh into their projects…

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They were all smiles – as you can see – and a delight to work with!

 

Edyta has “Handfuls of Scraps” and knows how to use them!

Edyta will be at the Open House next month – and if all goes according to plan – she will have her new book in her hot little hands!  You already know every customer who will buy them, so why not get them signed copies?

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The cover alone sells the book.  Who doesn’t want this quilt???  The book includes 36 quilts that use English Paper-Piecing and Broderie Applique.  Fifteen patterns are included.  She is also packaging her own hexies and stencils so you will have everything you need to make the quilt of your dreams.

Seasonal Silhouettes for all twelve blocks will also be available – another heirloom in the making….

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Home Sweet Home is a block of the month….

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She will be sharing other new patterns as well – including the latest which aren’t even on our website at this point!  You can’t get any newer than that!

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And, just in time for Christmas….

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Edyta is also giving a school house on Sunday to share her techniques and projects in YOUR shop.  Remember – not everything is in stock so order now or pick them up in person.  You know you want to…..