Fusamat is about to enter the Building!

These applique pressing mats were the most exciting notion I saw at Market but I wasn’t sure we could get them since they are a New Zealand company. BUT, our buyers did their magic and they will be arriving later this month!

In their own words: Fusamat revolutionizes the applique process by allowing you to see through the mat during construction – making the applique process much easier…The tacky surface enables you to create your applique design in one easy composition…Its unique covering allows for a non-slip ironing surface and applique formation…In the past fusible would leak onto your iron and ironing surfaces causing a huge mess – new technology built into Fusamat stops the leakage of fusible altogether…Your Fusamat is easily cleaned, very strong, reversible and durable so it will take any beating you give it.

They come in four sizes from a portable 12 x 12; 12 x 18;18 x 30; and one that will cover your entire ironing board!

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve already got mine on order – and you should too!

Sassafras Lane Knows no Boundries

I have loved these gals for years! And their new releases at this Market shows their versatility and quirky personalities!

This pattern includes a complete alphabet so you can say whatever you want to say! I can’t wait to do a wall of inspirational sayings for everyone on my Christmas list! Cute, personal, and doable!

If you need a baby quilt, these critters can be personalized and are absolutely charming! The quilts finish to 40 x 54 inches and include full sized reversed images and alphabet so these really can be completed in an afternoon. Then stretch the other critters in a smaller size over a canvas for wall decorations.

Why not throw in some Christmas as well? These Santas and trees are a perfect way to use up scraps. They have even packaged the rings for you!

Told you! Three different genres – and all are stars! These will be arriving soon so place your order now!

Celebrate Every Holiday

Janine Babich has designed a whole series of”Made in the Hoop” designs. (The three rectangular shapes require a 5 3/4″ x 8″ hoop). What a great display! Check out the awe factors that she adds to every design:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The frame is sold separately:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out all of Janine’s designs on our website – you will be glad you did!

Explore your Inner Child – Part Two

A trip to the zoo has never been more fun with these whimsical animals from The Whole Country Caboodle. The pattern includes the pre-cut, pre-fused fabrics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children of ALL ages will smile! Make one block and add borders for a quilt. Center another design on the side of a diaper bag. Frame one above the changing table. Make a pillow for the rocker out of another. The nursery is done! These are not due to arrive until September but you have nine months to plan for a baby  so I wanted you to know these will be available before the due date!

Check out Whole Country Caboodle to see other possibilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explore your Inner Child – Part One

It doesn’t matter if you are 6 months or sixty – these critters designed by Vanilla House Designs are sure to make you smile!

Can’t you picture them on the wall of a nursery or child’s bedroom? The focal point of a sunroom?  The backdrop of a playroom? Stretch them over a canvas and they become a work of art – no binding required. These gems are due to arrive this month so order them now.

McKenna Ryan Returns to her “Bear” Roots

McKenna’s new series – 12 Months of Happy – features a family of bears celebrating life throughout the year. Combine the blocks into a quilt or combine three blocks to celebrate each season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These patterns all feature Hoffman fabrics and will be shipping next month. Laser Cut kits and embellishment kits will also be available. Check our website for details: 12 Months of Happy.

Whimsical Snowmen

Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs is releasing a new applique quilt next month that would make a perfect Block of the Month!

It’s all about the details – and the details make this quilt sing! Just check it out!

There is even an embellishment pack so you don’t have to look for all of those cute buttons that are just the right size! Start it now and it will be done in time for Winter – next Winter that is!

Lunch Hour Projects in Wool

I know when a book is in the top 50 at Checker – and isn’t due to arrive until March, we have a winner. And, in this case, the reputation of the author and designer speaks volumes!

 

 

 

 

Kathy Brown of Teacher’s Pet has created fourteen of the most adorable projects that really can be completed in a lunch hour or two. Look at these charming examples:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We all need that little something throughout the year to let people know we care. Why not teach a wool class – and kit these projects for a register display. These are the type of projects that everyone will make in quantities. After all, who could resist making journals for everyone in their book club? You get the idea! The book arrives in March – just when customers are looking for handwork for vacation travels. Stock up on wool now!

Charming by Gerri Robinson

Gerri Robinson’s “Charming” line by Penny Rose Fabrics is due to arrive this month. Her combination of navy, blue, and taupe is striking. Check out a sampling of the colors and prints.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the support for this line is amazing! Each pattern includes two different quilts that compliment each other in style and substance.

Blooming Baskets includes seven different appliques showcased in a beautiful star setting and a star version. The border would add interest to any quilt. Not a fan of applique?  No problem – make the entire quilt in stars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hidden Shoofly and Flutter look totally different buy both settings actually highlight star blocks. Why not offer a class and give your students a choice of settings?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blossom provides impressive negative space to showcase elaborate quilting. Flower Patch Blossoms fulls that space with additional flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garden Rows and Scattered Seeds are reminiscent of Irish Chain quilts. Wow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last but not least is Windmills – a fast and easy quilt made from 2 1/2″ strips.

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to order the patterns now so you can display them with the fabric when it arrives. The hardest part is going to be deciding which quilt to make!

Instant Gratification with Laser Cut Quilts

Laser Cut Quilts by Maddie Hastings has developed multiple designs that include laser cut fabric. These patterns are like jigsaw puzzles for quilters – with style.

 

 

These kits are due to arrive in September and include all of the pieces to create the design but do not include the background, backing, and binding. What a great way to introduce scrap booking friends to quilting!