Crazy Quilting with a Little Help from Your Friends

There is a definite surge in embroidery patterns and quilts.  For those of you who have enjoyed handwork and appreciate the relaxation of simple redwork, why not advance to the next level?

This wall hanging by Sue Spargo is the perfect beginning project.  After all, there is no wrong way to decorate a cup!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buttons Galore have combined a few of your favorite things in color combinations that you will love.  What a great way to embellish your cuppa….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to include embroidery guides, pearl cottons, and embroidery floss in your display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once your customers learn how relaxing handwork can be, they may want to start a true Crazy Quilt.  This book is due to arrive later this summer so why not get your customers started now?

Information at your Fingertips

When three pocket guides by the same publisher are all in the top 25, you need to sit up and take notice!  These guides are the perfect register display!  They are literally pocket sized, pack full of information, and written by designers who are experts in their fields.

Know Your Needles by Liz Kettle includes everything you need to know about needles – all needles!  Embroidery, hand sewing, quilting, and machine needles are all covered.  Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a chenille needle and an embroidery needle?  Do you buy universal machine needles for EVERYTHING because you don’t know what all of those numbers mean?  With Liz’s guidance, you will pick the right needle every time.

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Janice Vaine has included 30 of the most popular embroidery stitches in this pocket guide.  Or, combine the stitches to create a multitude of designs.  This pocket guide also includes quick references for threads and needles.  Keep it on hand with your next embroidery project.

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No Math Quilt Charts & Formulas includes everything you need to figure yardage, borders, and backings for your next project.  Need to set quilt blocks on point?  No problem.  Need to know the sizes of mattresses?  That’s in here too!  And, it can all be available – right at your fingertips!

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All of this information is available for the price of a pattern!  Who can resist that???

Crazy about Crazy Quilting and Embroidery

I saw these quilts up close and personal at Fall Market – and immediately put one on my bucket list!  Jan does the most exquisite applique and embroidery that I have ever seen – and writes directions that even a novice like me can understand!  Combining both talents is rare indeed…

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The cover quilt is a variation of an antique quilt and is also available in a wall hanging size. The red and creams are luscious!  I’ve already started collecting them!

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Jan used the fan element in the larger quilt and repeated it into this quilt.  The black background is so sophisticated…

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What a great opportunity to try new embroidery stitches.  Jan shows how to combine stitches in new and interested ways…

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This book includes 16 embroidery stitches and additional combinations.  For more stitches and an easy reference guide to all of your embroidery projects, check out Hand Embroidery Stitches at-a-glance which features complete step-by-step how-to instructions for 30 favorite embroidery stitches such as backstitch, blanket/buttonhole stitch, chain stitch, feather stitch, fly stitch, French knot, running stitch, stem stitch etc…

This is the only embroidery guide that also includes needle and thread charts for easy reference – lots of information presented in a clear, concise format and a handy, 4” x 6” carry-along size.

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Jan combined her favorite Valdani pearl cottons in either 8 or 12 to complete these projects.  When completing an heirloom project, why not start with the books and notions that Jan uses?

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All of these products are due in in the next couple of weeks so order them now…

 

The new face in the Baltimore Album

Janice Vaine has brought the art of Baltimore Album Quilts to a whole new level – and in doing so, a whole new audience!  I had the pleasure of seeing her quilts in person when they were being photographed for her new book “The Art of Elegant Hand Embroidery”.  The details added to her appliques with touches of embroidery are breath-taking!  Each block is an individual work of art that is created by combining a wealth of techniques – many that I have never seen!  Using fabric as her canvas, she has created true museum quality heirlooms – and shares these techniques with you!

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The book includes a C.D. with lay outs for over 100 blocks – a book that deserves an honored place in every quilter’s library.  But some of the blocks are over-sized and some quilters don’t like to use computers, so they have printed full size sheets of every block as a companion.  And, seriously, if you are going to devote the hours required to make an heirloom, why not give yourself the tools you need!

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If this name sounds familiar, Janice has a pattern company called Graham Cracker.  Why not get a taste of her great work by creating some of her smaller projects?  These sewing kits are the perfect companion and will hold all of your tools.

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Graham’s Daisy Sewing Caddy
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Graham’s Carnation Sewing Caddy
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But, when you start making these beautiful blocks, you will need a place to store them!  And, what could be better than this???

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To view the rest of her patterns, visit our website: http://www.checkerdist.com/products/search?keywords=janice+vaine&relatedto= Janice will be sharing her techniques and signing books in the Checker Booth at Salt Lake City.  Come by and see these exquisite works of art in person!  You will be glad you did….