Designed by Quilters Inspiration! There is a little bit of Irish in all of us so why not celebrate it? The leaves of these tumbling shamrocks are cut from a variety of 2-1/2in strips. The variety of prints adds depth and texture to the design by creating another design element. Adjust the size accordingly to make it fit your table or gift it to your favorite bloke as a throw! Either way, it will be treasured! The individual leaves are trimmed to 4 1/2″ and the entire shamrock are trimmed to 8 1/2″ so the Creative Grids® CGR4 and/or CGR8 are recommended.
Sunflowers Ala Lulu is a great introduction to a more artistic approach to quilting. This raw-edge appliqué project features layered squares to create the petals of the sunflowers. Add some leaves and bias tape stems and you can have this done in an afternoon! The Creative Grids® CGR9 is recommended.
Welcome the newest Cut Loose Press™ designer, Beth Weigt! She teaches classes and wanted a simple pattern with larger pieces that would showcase the Creative Grids® Kitty Corner Tool (CGRDH5). Happy Kitty’s Table Topper features twelve-inch blocks, and since there are only four of them, it truly can be finished in an afternoon.
The Kitty Cornered Blocks are combined with a center square and rectangles like a nine-patch. Then they are separated by sashings and a corner-post which create a secondary center design. Choose three coordinating fabrics and begin!
Cut Loose Press™ patterns are always in stock so place your orders now!
Can you stand this level of cuteness??? Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin has designed a banner which can be completed in January. Then each month you velcro a gnome for the “O” to celebrate that month. What a great B.O.M. opportunity!
The patterns are due to arrive this month so place your orders now.
Bonnie Sullivan is releasing her new wool on flannel block of the month and it was worth the wait! Each pattern can stand along as a wall hanging, pillow or framed but when you combine them all it is magical!
There are eight reasonably priced patterns in the series. Each pattern includes other finishing ideas as well as a pic of the entire project.
You may want to take pre-orders from your customers so they can order them all. They will be arriving next month so place your orders now. Don’t forget to order the black stripe flannel from Maywood Studio, Charcoal Stripe Flannel #F18508M-JK that she used as well:
Check out these beginner projects from Sookie Sews. What a great way to teach beginning concepts on a basic sewing machine. At first I thought they were for embroidery machines but they aren’t! All you need is a basic sewing machine! In Sue’s words:
Beginner friendly! Here comes the sun and warm days at the beach. This sunglasses case will hold even the largest glasses and keep them safe while looking adorable. The case features a peek-a-boo top of the lining, top stitching, and an adorable pair of applique sunglasses.
Beginner friendly! Get ready for those warm days of picnics and fresh squeezed lemonade. You’ll learn many great techniques along the way to improve your sewing results on everything you may make. This fast and fun citrus slice mug rug showcases applique, working with foam, and fun decorative stitches.
What great classes! They are coming in the middle of this month so you have plenty of time to add them to a holiday basket! Place your orders now!
The Stitchy Sticks 3-piece Set from The Gypsy Quilter® has 6 main features to aid in general sewing and quilting, hand and machine appliqué, fabric turning, English paper-piecing and vinyl crafting, stuffing and more.
1. Stiletto: Use it to guide fabric while at the sewing machine- to keep fingers a safe distance away from the sewing machine needle. Gently guide fabric through the presser foot when sewing both straight and curved seams. Keep fingers safe from the heat of a hot iron. Poke out corners of sewn fabric. Push stuffing into tiny spaces. Hold small seam allowances in place while under-stitching. Precisely place layers of fabric and line up edges.
2. Blunted Ball Tip: Use to position template pieces or small pieces of fabric at the iron, rather than using your finger. Use in combination with the turning tube to turn fabric. Use to turn straight sides of appliques.
3. Tapered Finger: Use to assist in opening seams. Use to finger press seams. Use to wrap fabric around templates. Assists in specific placement of applique. Use to hold glued pieces in place.
4. Spatula: Use to pry starched fabric or fused fabric off the pressing surface. Use to score release papers when working with Fusible interfacing and stabilizers. Use to remove English Paper- Piecing papers, foundation papers or other backing papers after stitching is complete.
5. Turning Tube- To assist in turning fabric when paired with the blunt ball tip.
6. Body of the tools- the squared handle measures 1/4 inch on each side. Use a pencil to draw a 1/4 inch seam allowance beyond the edge of the template. The flat sides stop the tools from rolling off the working surface.
These are the perfect tools to use to give your sewing and quilting projects that professional look. They are in stock now and would make a great gift! Watch a video here: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO3sQk_BAcs
Check out this pattern for six adorable stuffed ornaments by Barri Sue Gaudet of Bareroots. Each ornament when finished is 4 x 4 inches tall and wide. Use wool felts, felted wool or fabric to make these ornaments. Wool felt and floss kits are available separately to make six all six ornaments.
Here is the Companion Kit or Refill Kit for Bareroots BR233 Everything Nice Ornaments. The kit includes National Nonwovens Wool Felt and DMC Floss for 6 ornaments. These adorable ornaments are fun and easy to make and the perfect way to introduce your customers to handwork. .
The kits and pattern are sold separately so you can buy additional kits since you will definitely want to make more than one! These are due to arrive this month, so place your orders now.
These newest additions by Betty Gormick are sure to make you smile. And, talk about instant gratification – all of them can be made in an afternoon!
These three Cut Loose Press™ patterns require templates that are too big to fit on a traditional Cut Loose Press™ pattern, so we decided to try something new! The full-sized template sheets are accessed through a link included in the pattern. Since they are the right size, you can print them right onto a product like Print N Fuse (Wonder Under cut into 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets so it can be run through a printer). No tracing is required!
These projects are great choices for classes or kits. Why not include the pattern, templates printed on Print N Fuse, and fabric in a kit. Just remember, you can only give them the templates if they purchase the pattern – talk about great customer service!
This wreath finishes to a whopping 18″ and also teaches how to make a fabric bow.
Why not add these Make It/Take Its to your class schedule today?