Nancy’s new book – Bittersweet – is shipping this week. Rarely, do I write about a book that I haven’t even seen, but rarely is there an author that has such a loyal following! As a shop owner, you know that Nancy’s books and fabrics are instant best sellers – so much so that your customers will make a trip to your shop just to see the new arrivals! That, in a nutshell, is why we love Nancy Halvorsen!
Item #ATH545B Retail $18.00
She continues to up-date her look, but at the same time, she does not force her loyal customers to step outside of their comfort zone. And, her fabric lines are no exception. Let’s look at Bittersweet – the fabric line that supports this book….
Nancy always starts with a fabulous focal print. Studies have shown that quilters fall into two categories: those that love blue and those that love green. Nancy always has color options for both groups. In this case, the focal print comes in plum and berry for those that love blues; and spruce and russet for those that love greens…
But, each of the prints include ALL of the colors.
Then, the companions are pretty neutral. Therefore, the fabric collection is a beautiful focus for a fall display, but when the season is over, they do not have to be placed on the sale rack. They can be placed on your shelves because nothing screams fall – no witches, ghosts and goblins, thank you very much! That means you can get full retail for every yard of fabric. No wonder shop owners love her!!!
Her coordinates always include a stripe in a variety of colors that makes a gorgeous binding or inner border…With this line, it comes in shades of berry, shades of bittersweet, and shades of moss…
And then there are her plaids…again available in three color ways….this is the berry….
And then Nancy includes tone on tones that are absolutely gorgeous in the three main color ways – and seven shades of dark, medium and lights so they are fantastic coordinates and backgrounds.
But sometimes we need a transition fabric between the pieces, so Nancy includes tone on tones with a bit more color….enter “spearmint”…
And, a line always needs a great neutral that blends with all of the coordinates…
And a great two-tone print….
To view the complete line, visit our website at: http://www.checkerdist.com/products/fabrics?l=5863
Now, look at this line from a kitting perspective – only the focal prints are a must. The other prints can be mixed and matched as inventory dictates so kitting is a breeze. And, when Thanksgiving is over, the gold, burgundy and green fabrics can be showcased in your Christmas display. No sales required!
Many of the leaves in this line are spearmint or a grape leaf type print. They make great kitchen coordinates, wine caddies, etc. Again, no ghosts or goblins that scream Halloween – and require a sale on November 1st!
Now, combine these fabrics with the projects in her new book – and none of the fabric will be left anyway!
It gets even better! Her fabric line hit our warehouse this month – and the book hit last week. AND, Nancy is sending a trunk show of her new book for our Open House! Come to the Open House and check out the actual samples in the book. You can even take pictures for your newsletter! We aim to please – and Nancy always does!!!