Paper-Piecing for Beginners


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have always loved Judy Niemeyer designs but didn’t have the time to make many of her larger projects.  That is why I am loving these smaller ones that showcase one technique and, in some cases, can be done in an afternoon.

My Two Baby Sisters showcases two six inch blocks and a twelve-inch block which use the exact same technique to create this eight pointed star.  What a great class!  Who doesn’t want to learn how to make these blocks without fussing with inset and Y-seams? Additional papers are available because you know these will become go-to gifts.

This Poinsettia design makes piecing circles simple – and at 30″, is the perfect centerpiece for a round table.  Once again, additional papers are available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fractured Star in an 80″ square.  In Judell’s words:  The Fractured Star was designed as a beginner pattern to introduce quilters paper piecing. The project is fast, uses only 1 foundation block, employs simple cutting techniques, and is an affordable and fun way to jump into your first paper piecing project. It is meant to make those new to the process find confidence, understanding, and success.

I can’t say it any better than that so why even try???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These patterns are due to arrive in August so consider them for your Fall series of classes!

Six Point Pizzazz

This seven sisters setting of a Diamond Wedding Star is breathtaking – a perfect example of when less is more!  And the perfect fabric choices?  This heirloom strip set by Timeless designed, or course, by the Niemeyers!  Check out these Market releases!

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When quilts become art – Autumn Pines can be the focal point of any room.

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These quilts are the newest additions that feature the Diamond Wedding Ring templates by Creative Grids®.

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Why not combine the new with these classics from Cut Loose Press and Quiltworx?

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Red, White and Black Takes Center Stage

Quiltworx is releasing three new patterns this month – all showcased in red, white and blacks:

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This fabric line – designed by Judy and Judell for Timeless Treasures – has around twenty different prints.  Why not buy all of them?  These are the most difficult fabrics to find in batiks so shops can never have enough!  There are also several pre-cuts to choose from.  See the entire line at:

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These newest medallion quilts are stunning!  Frankly, it is hard to come up with adequate descriptions for her quilts!  And in these colorations?  Wow!

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The circular designs soften all of the angles.  Don’t you love the border treatments?  Just one of these masterpieces will be the centerpiece of any room!  Why not order yours today???

 

Red, White and Black Never Looked So Good

This newest pattern by Quiltworx says it all:

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This queen size quilt is stunning – and I am only using that word because I can’t think of a word that would truly do it justice!  What a dramatic three color quilt.  And, I have it on good authority, that the fabrics used in this quilt are premiering at Quilt Market and will be available at Checker on Saturday…

The book – Redesigned – showcases several of their patterns shown in this new colorway.  (Patterns available separately.)

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The red and white quilt craze has been wildly popular since the Red and White exhibit in New York, but finding true reds to make these quilts has NOT been easy.  And, batik red, whites, and blacks?  Non-existent so you know the book, pattern, and soon to be released fabric line are instant winners!

Spring Market was Blooming with Quilts!

I LOVE these new patterns by Quiltworx.  Each pattern provides the opportunity to teach Judy’s classic techniques by creating a smaller project that can be completed in one sitting!

JNQ00215P1The Impatiens pattern (#JNQ00215P1) provides enough papers to make (4) five-petal flowers that are 18″ in diameter. This floral series is the first time that they have included the quilting designs on newsprint with the pattern so you can trace it right onto your finished petals.
Don’t let the shape intimidate you.  The pattern includes a link to a video featuring Judy showing you how to bind these beauties!
The pattern includes (4) Stitch-N-Peel Flower Centers  – it can’t get any easier than this!


The Dogwood (#
JNQ00215P2) and African Violets (#JNQ00215P3) provide enough papers to make (4) four-petal flowers as well. They also include patterns for machine quilting and the floral centers. Remove the intimidation factor by watching Judy bind the flowers.  All three patterns are fat quarter and yardage friendly so they are easy to kit.
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Why not let your customers choose their own gardens by ordering all three?  They will be arriving this month – just in time for summer classes!

Diamond Wedding Ring Quilts are Creating a Buzz

Judy Niemeyer just posted some pics of a new Diamond Wedding Quilt she was working on – which led to several photos of finished quilts.  Her color choices are striking!

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These quilts look totally different in different colorways.  I love the striped, diagonal border.

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The appliqued flowers enhance the circular motion of the quilt.unnamed (1)

 

The original uses the appliques to accentuate the square.JNQ183P

Item #JNQ183P  Retail $30.00

Add these pre-cut appliques…

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Item #IAM-JNQ-02  Retail $31.50

Look how the quilting turns this quilt into a work of art!

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These intricate shapes can be cut quickly with the Creative Grids Diamond Templates.

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Item #CGRDIA  Retail $28.95

Make a simpler version of this quilt with this Cut Loose Press pattern.  What a striking table topper!

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This version requires Pack #14 of the Charm Elements.

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Item #JNQ194P  Retail $10.00

View the video to see a demonstration by Judy – always a treat!  Whether you make one ring or seven, the end results are breathtaking!

These Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend!

Judy Niemeyer has outdone herself with this Diamond Wedding Ring.  Six rings intersect to create this stunning quilt.  This 2015 version is an update of the original Diamond Wedding Ring published in 2001. The pattern incorporates many of Judy’s updated techniques including strip piecing, floating points, Smart Corners, and a revised assembly process that avoids Y-seams!  (To view a video of Judy, click on the template set or pattern item # which will take you to the Checker website.  Then click on the product video icon.)

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Item #JNQ183P  Retail $30.00

There are a lot of pieces to this quilt so Judy developed a set of templates with Creative Grids to make short work of this step…and every piece features our exclusive gripper!
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Item #CGRDIA  Retail $28.95

This quilt is beautiful whether you add the appliques or not – but we’ve got you covered too!  These appliques are available in pre-cut kits.  To add the appliques to all four corners, you need two Alpine Meadows; two Desert Blossoms; two Lily Patch; and one Tropical Gardens.

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Item #IAM-JNQ-02  Retail $31.50

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Item #IDB-JNQ-02  Retail $23.50

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Item #ILP-JNQ-02  Retail $29.00

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Item #ITG-JNQ-02  Retail $33.50

Or, add the appliques to two sides….

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No matter which version you prefer, this quilt is an heirloom in the making!

Geese Migrations – In Stock Soon

Everyone is anxiously awaiting the release of the first book by Quiltworx – and saying that Judy and Judel nailed it is an understatement!

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Book:  Item #JNQ150P  Retail $34.95
Foundation Papers:  Item #CJNQ001P  Retail $32.00

As a coffee table book, the photography is perfection!

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But, let’s face it, we are quilters – and dream of making every project in the book!  The concept is simple.  Quiltworx designed several 6″ paper-pieced foundations – including stars and flying geese.  Then, they asked their certified shops to design a project using them.  The result?  27 breathtaking quilts designed by shop owners and 2 by Judy and Judel.

The book includes layouts, yardage requirements and general paper-piecing instructions for all 29 projects.  Then Quiltworx created foundation packages for each one.  These are already in stock – the book is at the printers and will be available before Market!

Here are more sneak peaks:

Swirling Geese 

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Item #CJNQ027P  Retail $14.00

Cabin Comforts

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Item #CJNQ008P  Retail $34.00

Circling the Sun

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Item #CJNQ007P  Retail $14.00

 

Southern Comfort

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Item #CJNQ026P  Retail $30.00

These six inch foundations are the perfect way to introduce customers to Judy’s techniques.  She doesn’t just paper-piece.  She has devised methods to make her quilts easy to attain – even for beginners.  But, as a shop owner, you have to make your customers BELIEVE that they can do it.

Visit our website to see all of the foundation projects:  http://www.checkerdist.com/products/JNQ150P?

Since this book is not going to be re-printed, we want to make sure we order enough copies to meet your needs.  Please pre-order so our buyer can fill your order immediately!

Judy Niemeyer Makes an Impression

The Quiltworx Impressions are laser cut applique shapes that are backed with fusible web. So for those of you who have always considered applique, the “A” word, it is time to embrace the art form!

Desert Blossoms includes 46 individually laser cut fused pieces for just $23.50.

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Item #IDB-JNQ-01  Retail $23.50

Lily Patch includes 74 pieces….

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Item #ILPJNQ-01  Retail $29.00

Judy has designed a Cut Loose Press pattern that features both of these products. If you have a shop sample,and will be needing them for your classes – order them now – first come first served!!!  Judy has already selected fabric that will make any quilt pop and sizzle.  You just have to place and apply!  It doesn’t get any easier than this – and you save the cost of the fusible and fabric.

As we all know, fabrics change frequently so the colorways of these Impressions are only available while supplies last – and you can only get them here folks – because we have the entire inventory!  If you have a shop sample, order them now – first come first served!!!

Judy has designed a Cut Loose Press pattern that features both of these products. Create an heirloom quality quilt in much less time….

Midnight Bloom

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This pattern also features Charm Elements.  These are paper-pieced foundations for some of the most popular elements in Judy’s designs.  These packets are intended to be a stepping off point to your own creativity. Charm Elements #1 includes the foundations and instructions for flying geese borders and compass rose blocks.
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Item #JNQ119P  $10.00 
To spark your creativity and show the diversity of these elements, Judy has designed a second Cut Loose Press pattern, Farmhouse Window….
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Charm Elements Pack #2 includes Flying Geese units.
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Item #JNQ132P  Retail $6.00
Include them in borders, sashings, or insert them into these Pinecone Mocha Placemats…
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If you are a shop owner, visit CheckerYou too view videos of Judy and her techniques so you can share them with your customers.  It is easier than you think!