Aunties Two Katahdin Tote

This newest release by Aunties Two is named after the highest mountain in Main.

Katahdin Tote

The bag is 11 inches tall; 12 inches wide; and 6 inches deep – a perfect size for a travel tote! Make the bag with 28 – 2 1/2″ fabric strips and a yard of fabric for the lining and pockets.

For those – like me – who can’t make just one, the metal stays are available separately as well.

Metal Stays Size D Katahdin Tote

The wide zippers are available in nineteen colors.

24in Aqua Zipper Double Slide

Batting strips make the body of the bag.

Katahdin 100% Cotton Summer 3oz 2-1/2in x 25yds

The base and handles are created with In-R-Form.

In-R-Form Plus Double Sided Fusible Foam Stabilizer 18in x 58in

Everything will be in stock next month!

Crazier Eights Playbook

This companion book for the Creative Grids® Crazier Eights Template Set #CGRMT7 features eight projects. This 16-page booklet includes instructions for cutting from scraps, 10” squares and fabric strips for effective use of your fabrics. Learn to use the five templates as a set, individually or in different combinations to create the projects in the book.

Crazier Eights Playbook
Crazier Eights Playbook

Or use the free pattern that comes with the template set!

Creative Grids Crazier Eights Template

Everything is in stock so order now!

Bird Brain Designs

Bird Brain Designs – need I say more??? Her latest fabric line features her classic red that is the perfect compliment to her redwork. Sheltering Tree by Bird Brain Designs Collection from Maywood Studio.

This quilt kit is the perfect showcase for the Sheltering Tree panel. #KIT-MASCOH

Quilt Kit Connecting Home, 57in x 75in

Sheltering Tree features several kits as well as some dynamic prints!

Red/Cream Sheltering Trees
Tan/Red Houses

Robin also has added three new patterns to her embroidery line. They are also all available as machine embroidery patterns.

Feathered Farmyard Friends
Love You More
Home Sweet Home

The patterns will be available this month, the fabric will be available in May.

Prim Village by Lori Holt

Roam the streets of this sweetly stitched village with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet Company! Twelve quaint, colorful cottages have plenty of room for you to play with palettes and shades to create your dream dwellings. Mind the rows of churn dashes while strolling the paths, while a simple border fences in these abodes. Prim Village Cross Stitch pattern comes with full-color instructions, diagrams and supply list, including suggested DMC and AuriFloss colors. It is printed on durable 11″ x 17″ cardstock. The cross stitch pattern includes charts for the Large Prim Village and Small Village and is designed for 25ct Oatmeal Lugana. Large Prim Village finishes at 11.75″ x 12″ and Small Prim Village finishes at 3″ x 5″. Large Prim Village is designed to fit a 14″ x 14″ frame and Small Prim Village is designed to fit a 4″ x 6″ frame. The pattern is available now!

A cute Prim Village enamel charm is included also. This adorable charm is exclusive to the Prim Village pattern. #ISE-412 From It’s Sew Emma

Prim Village Cross Stitch by Lori Holt for Bee in my Bonnet Company

Wool Applique Heirlooms

The title says it all! This book by Mary A. Blythe includes fifteen different projects – and they all are stunning!

Wool Applique Heirlooms

I think my personal favorite is this Advent Tree. How cute is that? Who can resist pennies?

I had to look twice at this one! It reminds me of my grandma’s canning lids. Such muted colors are stunning!

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But wool can be bright as well – and adding curves to the centerpiece adds another design element.

Fall is my favorite season and these two are beauties!

Add warmth and texture to your home with wool appliqué. Sewing in the popular folk-art style, you’ll stitch fifteen projects, including thirteen heirloom-worthy table mats and two versions of an Advent calendar, on a cotton or wool base. Learn how reverse appliqué brings depth and color to your handwork without the bulk of additional layers. This guide offers advice on choosing and using wool (even scraps!), plus valuable techniques and tips for wool hand stitchers.

Add warmth and texture to your home with wool appliqué. Sewing in the popular folk-art style, you’ll stitch fifteen projects, including thirteen heirloom-worthy table mats and two versions of an Advent calendar, on a cotton or wool base. Learn how reverse appliqué brings depth and color to your handwork without the bulk of additional layers. This guide offers advice on choosing and using wool (even scraps!), plus valuable techniques and tips for wool hand stitchers.

The layering on these two makes them come to life. The petals look three dimensional!

The book is in stock so order it now. We are almost to the handwork season. Don’t you love to have a project that travels well???

Kimberbell Purses

Need I say more??? These have all of the charm of everything Kim does She has such a flare for style.

Keepsake Clasp Purses

And these purses are the perfect foundation for machine classes. Showcase a machine embroidery, teach them how to do pintucking. Show them how to use all of those feet that came with their machine!

The frames come in four sizes: two sizes of rectangles and two sizes of crescents.

Large Rectangle Purse Frame:

Large Rectangle Clasp Purse Frame Vintage Brass

Large Crescent Frame:

Large Crescent Clasp Purse Frame Vintage Brass

Small Crescent Clasp Purse:

Small Crescent Clasp Purse Frame Vintage Brass 2pc

Small Rectangle Clasp Purse:

Small Rectangle Clasp Purse Frame Vintage Brass 2pc

I am always looking for Christmas gifts for all of those people I want to thank around the holidays – teachers, hairdressers, coaches – you know the list. This is going to be it for this year! I can personalize them with a monogram, saying, school colors – the list is endless. I could even have my grandkids draw pictures of their parents and transfer it to fabric. Wouldn’t THAT be darling??? I can see the tears flowing already!

Add a gift card for an added bonus! These are all in stock now so order them before I do!

Spot on Dots

This is such a brilliant idea! I can’t wait to use them on my Creative Grids Trim Tools! Cutting fabric accurately is the first step in creating quilts that lay flat, points that line up, and pieces that fit just right. The Gyspy Quilter Spot on Dots allows you to see exactly where you’ve lined up your fabric on your ruler by giving you magnified visibility at the point that matters most. For precision-perfect accuracy, Spot on Dots is the perfect tool for you!

Spot On Dot Magnifying Lens Set
Spot On Dot Magnifying Lens Set

Spot On Dot Magnifying Lens Set

The small dot is 1 inch in diameter. The large dot is 2 inches in diameter. At the center, magnification is 3x.

Place Spot on Dot adhesive side down onto your favorite ruler at the spot you want to magnify. The reusable adhesive ring will prevent the Spot on Dot from shifting while you make precise cuts. The Spot on Dot stays in place until you remove it. Store in its case after use. You can reactivate the grip on the Spot On Dot by simply washing with mild soap and water.

Waddles

Just the name makes me smile! He is the cutest little penguin to grace the South Pole! Waddles #CLPLDB004 From Cut Loose Press™ by Lisa DeBord.

Waddles

He is the perfect companion for Noggins #CLPLDB003 from Cut Loose Press™ by Lisa DeBord.

Noggin

Both are made with the Creative Grids® four-inch curvy and four-inch log cabin trim tools.

Creative Grids 4in Log Cabin Trim Tool Quilt Ruler
Creative Grids 4in Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool

Why not bundle some fabrics together that would work great in these quilts? These make a great class. Let them choose either pattern since they share all of the same blocks – but we know they will want to make both!

Teach them how to make a traditional log cabin and complete the blocks as homework. Then, you can move on to Courthouse Steps and Curvy log cabins. If you start now, these guys could be ready to hang by Christmas!

Dear Diary

This new Block of the Month by Sherri Noel is written in chapters.

Dear Diary Block Of The Month Quilt

Each of the twelve chapter begins with a life affirming quote and is set off with blocks that all come together to create a charming 84 inch square quilt.

The pattern comes in two booklets – one for the pattern, the other for the techniques. What an opportunity to grow as a quilter while creating a work of art! Wouldn’t this be the perfect graduation gift? Or birthday gift to welcome someone into their teen years?

Or, make it for yourself – we all need a reminder sometimes to focus on the positive! This pattern is due to arrive next month so order it now and add it to your class schedule!