A Better Mousetrap

I just got mine and it works as advertised! The Fiskars Tabletop Seam Ripper is BRILLIANT! Who doesn’t always wish for a third hand when ripping out seams???

Tabletop Seam Ripper
Tabletop Seam Ripper
Tabletop Seam Ripper

The suction cup base holds the tool in place while you are ripping – just lift the orange handle and push down to form the vacuum seal. But lets hear from the folks who invented it:

Fiskars Tabletop Seam Ripper is an easy-to-use, tabletop tool that provides a faster, less stressful way to rip seams – without damaging your fabric. The spring-loaded, powerful suction cup attaches to nearly any non-porous work surface and locks securely in place, allowing you to keep both hands on your project. A locking lever lets you easily move and secure the tool wherever you need it most, while a premium steel blade offers lasting durability. When not in use, a protective cap snaps into its own compartment to keep it from getting lost.

The first shipment sold out immediately so you know they are hot! Order now to get in on the next one. What a great demo – and quick sale.

The Masked Quilter!

Personally, I am considered high risk so masks matter to me – and, I am not the only one. Thanks to Creative Grids®, making them will be a lot easier!

Creative Grids Face Mask Template 3 Sizes in 1

The Creative Grids® Face Mask Template 3 Sizes in 1 (#CGRFACE) has markings for a small, medium, and large. The length of the elastic is printed right on the tool so you don’t have to go find your instructions when you are making mask #200!!! Want a fitter look? Use the markings on the sides to add pleats.

Just layer four squares – two for the front and two for the lining. Layer them right sides together and rotary cut the entire mask at one time! Someone asked if they can add a wire to fit on the nose. Absolutely! Just insert a wire or pipe cleaner near the seam and stitch around it as needed. Customize it to work for you!

Need elastic? Gypsy Quilter is now offering 5 yard put ups of 1/4″ black and white elastic – due the first part of July.

Gypsy Quilter Flat Black Elastic 1/4 x 5 yards
Gypsy Quilter Flat White Elastic 1/4 x 5 yards

Let’s face it, masks are becoming a way of life. I made them for my family but now they want multiple prints to go with everything. Pull your novelty prints because adding some personality is always fun! And, don’t forget, everyone wants one for the car, by the door, at the office, etc. This is the perfect beginning class for all of those people who discovered sewing machines in the back of their closets!

Visit the Creative Grids® YouTube channel //youtu.be/qpkPx06atiU to view a video that shows just how easy it is! We are getting in shipments as fast as they can be produced so order them now.

Hold Steady Gloves

I LOVE these gloves! They are breathable and comfortable – no more sweaty hands.

From The Gypsy Quilter Hold Steady Machine Gloves, One Size #TGQ032

Gypsy Quilter Hold Steady Machine Gloves One Size

When doing precision work, use the side with grip on the fingertips for ultimate control.

Gypsy Quilter Hold Steady Machine Gloves One Size

For all over designs and backgrounds, flip the gloves over and use the side with grip dots covering the entire surface of the glove.

Gypsy Quilter Hold Steady Machine Gloves One Size

These gloves are one size fits most so you no longer have to carry four different sizes and the price point is excellent. Who could ask for anything more???

By Annie

Need I say more??? EVERYTHING By Annie is quality and her instructions are easy to follow and are so detailed that you will be successful!

All of these patterns have an Add-on Video(TM). The Add-on Video(TM) is specially designed to support specific parts of the pattern and help the customer learn Annie’s best techniques. It doesn’t replace the pattern — it will enhance their sewing experience. To support local quilt shops, related paper patterns include a coupon for the value of the Add-on Video(TM). This is a $5.00 value. Customers can then use the coupon to get the video for free on her website.

Room with a View is one of her newest patterns.

Room With A View

Sometimes it is best to just go to the source. Annie says: Control the clutter with these sturdy zippered bins in three versatile sizes.Vinyl front windows afford quick and easy identification of contents.A zippered mesh pocket in the lid is a perfect place to store instructions or small pieces.Convenient handles on top and on each side make it easy to move and carry the bins.Perfect for any room in the house, these handy bins will store toys, sports gear, out-of-season clothes, fabric, sewing supplies, and more!

Each size is designed to coordinate well with standard-sized cube shelves (i.e. IKEA KALLAX type), allowing you to not only become more organized, but to also decorate your room.

The pattern includes complete instructions for bins in three sizes:
Small: 8½””H x 8½””W x 8½””D
Medium: 10½””H x 10½””W x 10½””D
Large: 12½””H x 12½””W x 12½””D

By Annie is your source for everything! She now has the strapping in 3 yard put-ups as well as 50 yard spools.

Strapping- 1in x 3 yd-black
Strapping- 1in x 3 yd-white
In the Mix

Keep your mixer clean and the kitchen pretty with a sturdy quilted mixer cover. Pockets on all sides hold manuals, accessories, recipes, and more. A handle at the top makes it easy to remove the cover. The pattern includes complete instructions for covers in three sizes to fit popular mixers. The pattern and Add-on Video include instructions for measuring your mixer and making adjustments if needed.

Project Bags 2.0

Great for organizing everything you need for each of your projects! These handy zippered bags have sturdy quilted bases and vinyl windows for visibility of contents. A handle at the top may be used for carrying or hanging. The medium, large, and jumbo bags also have colorful borders at the bottom. These borders may be pieced or may feature a single fabric. Hold and organize everything from sewing supplies to puzzles, games and more in these sturdy bags.

Pattern includes instructions for bags in four sizes:
SMALL: 6½””H x 10½””W
MEDIUM: 10½””H x 12½””W
LARGE: 13½””H x 13½””W
JUMBO: 16½””H x 16½””W

Project Bags 2.0 is an update of Project Bags which was released in 2016. Just like a new edition of a textbook, this new version of the pattern features improved design and layout, easier-to-follow steps and diagrams, and our newest and best techniques.


“Quick and fun to make, these bags in three sizes open wide for easy access to all your supplies. Binding on the easy-to-install zipper finishes the upper edges and forms a handle and grab tab. Two inner mesh pockets keep things organized and easy to view. Soft and StableR provides great body and stability and ensures that the bags stand up and hold their shape. Slip these classy zippered bags in your suitcase — or use them to maximize the space on your vanity. Be sure to make a few Open Wide 2.0 bags to have on hand for gifts. Who wouldn’t love a cute bag for cosmetics or other supplies?

The pattern includes complete step-by-step instructions for bags in three sizes:
Small: 4″”H x 7½””W x 3½””D
Medium: 6½””H x 10½””W x 5″”D
Large: 9″”H x 12″”W x 6″”D

Open Wide 2.0 is an update of Open Wide which was released in 2016. Just like a new edition of a textbook, this new version of the pattern features improved design and layout, easier-to-follow steps and diagrams, and our newest and best techniques.

Ultimate Travel 2.0

“The perfect travel companion, this functional bag includes a comfortable padded
adjustable carrying strap and quick-grab side handles, as well as a handy trolley
sleeve on back to secure the bag to rolling luggage. Zippered and slip pockets on the front, back, and ends plus a full-height zippered pocket and three more slip pockets inside will keep everything organized and close at hand. Optional buttons on the bottom reduce wear. The bag measures 13¾””H x 14½””L x 4½””D at the top and 13¾””H x 18½””L x 8″”D at bottom.

By Annie now offers several sizes of stabilizers for the bottoms of the bags to give them added support.

Base Stablizer 7.75 x 14.75

The stabilizers are due to arrive this month. The patterns are due the middle of next month so order them now!

New from GE Designs

Gudrun Erla has released four new patterns this season. The hardest decision is going to be which one to make first!

Taylor is an easy pattern you can make from fat quarters or a mix of 10″ squares, 2-1/2″ and 1-1/2″ strips. It is a part of the Stripology Mixer series of patterns. Construction is very easy with the Stripology XL ruler by GE Designs. You can tailor the layout to your liking, more uniform or go very abstract. The pattern comes with 5 different size options: crib, lap, full, queen, king.

Taylor

This striking pattern is so versatile and much easier to make than it looks. The pattern has 4 different layout options and endless variations. Make it with assorted 10″ squares or just 2 fabrics, using the Stripology Squared or the Stripology XL ruler by GE Designs and be successful every time. Instructions for using regular rulers are included. The pattern comes with 5 different size options: crib, lap, twin/full, queen, king.

Venus

Gudrun featured this pattern in a “quarantine sew along”. 16,000 quilters participated in this all day event so many shop owners already have their sample made! We think that must be a record!

Elvira is a fun and fast to make quilt from fat quarters. Construction is very easy with the Stripology XL ruler by GE Designs and the GEasy point trimmers. Instructions for using regular rulers are included. The pattern comes with 4 different size options: crib, lap, full, queen.

Elvira


Hope was also featured in an all day sew along and over 6,000 quilters participated from all over the world. So, once again, many shops have samples completed. For this sew along, Gudrun donated over $35,000 to local charities – quilters could make a donation in lieu of purchasing the pattern for this event. Doesn’t it give you goosebumps??? What an amazing story and what an amazing event!

Hope is a fun and easy pattern you can make from fat quarters or 10″ squares and 2-1/2″ strips. Construction is very easy with the Stripology XL or the Stripology Squared ruler by GE Designs. Instructions for using regular rulers are included. The pattern comes with 4 different size options: crib, lap, full, king.

These blocks can be laid out in a multitude of ways to create dynamic quilts!

Hope

I love these stickers – and use them all of the time on my rulers and cutting mats. They now come in three “Fruity Fiesta” colors.

G-Easy Ruler Stickers - Fruity Fiesta Palette
G-Easy Ruler Stickers - Fruity Fiesta Palette

Everything is due to arrive June 20th so place your orders now!

Sew Organized

The latest pattern by Fat Quarter Gypsy just arrived and is so darn cute, everyone is going to want one!

Sew Organized Pattern & Frame

I don’t want to leave anything out so here is what JoAnn says:

Sew Cute! Sew Efficient! Sew Organized! Store your sewing and crafting essentials within easy reach. Eight pockets and a pincushion slide onto a sturdy steel frame.Kit includes: Instructions, Frame, Elastic and Label. Uses 2 fat quarters or large scraps and stabilizer. Size: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” x 2-1/2″. Goes together quickly! This would make a great class or online sew-a-long.

Many of you have paid your rent on her other products with the metal frames so your customers are comfortable with her techniques! This one is a no-brainer – and sew easy to kit and mail!

Fast, easy Holiday Project

Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Quilt Designs has the best ideas! She is genius at creating projects that can actually be completed in a class. Santa Socks is a perfect example of that!

Santa Socks

These stockings are a nice size – 11″ x 17″ – which also means they can be cut from fat quarters! Christmas fabric is arriving soon so lets be prepared! Kris has worked with Bosal so that the fusible batting is the exact size you need – no need to trim!

Santa Sock

That is always the frustrating part since the shape is larger than traditional paper! These patterns and pre-cut batting packages are due to arrive the first week in June so order now!

A Girl with Many Talents

Did you know that Krista Moser, the designer of the Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond (CGR60DIA) and Mini Diamond Tools is also an expert in machine quilting. She has been machine quilting for over 20 years! So when Landauer was looking for someone to write the batting book for their popular pocket guide series, they knew who to call!

Know Your Battings: Carry-along Reference Guide for Quilters and Sewers

This pocket guide is available in July and includes everything you need to know about cotton, silk, fusibles – you name it! Since so many customers are finishing projects, now is the perfect time to offer a lecture on how to prep a quilt for machine quilting, how to choose a back and batting, and how to bind the finished project!

In her free time, Krista also designed some new patterns using her diamond rulers:

Two Scoops

Two scoops has yardage requirements for two sizes – baby and throw an is a great class since it showcases several different techniques. This quilt features the Min Diamond but can be made with the original Diamond as well. It is just easier to manipulate the mini!

Biggy The Bee Baby Quilt

Biggie the Bee uses the original diaond ruler and goes together sooooo fast! Need a baby quilt? We’ve got you covered! Both of these patterns are due to arrive next month.

Vintage Pinwheels is in stock now – and is the PERFECT beginner quilt! I did a test block and could not believe how easy it goes together. The pressing instructions are excellent! All of the seams nest and there are no Y-seams.

Vintage Windmill

I am teaching this next month! It is fast, easy and fun!

Cuddle 2 Yard Cuts

This is brilliant! You can now order a multitude of fun 58/60 inch cuddle prints in 2-yard cuts! These will be arriving in June. Here is just a sampling of the variety Shannon Fabrics has available:

Fawn Cappuccino 2yd Luxe Cuddle Cut
Galaxy Mallard 2yd Luxe Cuddle Cut
Hide Cardinal 2yd Luxe Cuddle Cut

I put this on the back of almost all of my throws – my kids and grandkids fight over them! But, do the math! If I have a throw that measures 54″ x 66″, I would have to pieced the back and even if I ieced it horizontally, it would take about 3 1/2 yards of fabric. At $12 a yard, that would cost $42. Since Cuddle is 60 inches wide, the back would not have to be pieced AND would retail for under $40….and it FEELS SO GOOD!!!

And now you can offer more choices without having to store over-sized bolts and having the fussies from cutting! Think about what kits you have and what classes you are teaching and order them now! By the time your customers finish the tops, the backings will be in stock!

Papa’s Old Truck

This is the name of Leann Anderson’s new fabric line for Henry Glass due to arrive in August! And, like everything she does, this is sure to be a hit! Just look at the quilt…

Papa's Old Truck Applique Quilt

She is also offering the individual vehicles in pre-cut kits:

Dump Truck Precut Fused Applique Pack
Farm Truck Precut Fused Applique Pack
Fire Truck Precut Fused Applique Pack
Market Truck Precut Fused Applique Pack

Monster Truck Precut Fused Applique Pack
School Bus Precut Fused Applique Pack

There are only ten bolts to this line including a panel for a book and a panel for a floor quilt!

Assortment Papa's Old Truck, 10pcs x 12yds

Kid’s quilts are always a hit – and this is a great one so order now!