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???

Vintage Vibe

With a title like that, who could resist??? Stacy West’s newest book – due out in February – is sure to be a winner!

Buttermilk Basin's Vintage Vibe

The book includes 25 patterns with a vintage feel. A picture is worth a thousand words, so here is just a sampling of what you have to look forward to:

Martingale - Buttermilk Basin's Vintage Vibe
Martingale - Buttermilk Basin's Vintage Vibe
Martingale - Buttermilk Basin's Vintage Vibe

Martingale - Buttermilk Basin's Vintage Vibe

Martingale - Buttermilk Basin's Vintage Vibe
Martingale - Buttermilk Basin's Vintage Vibe

Each one is cuter than the next! But, since they are smaller projects, why not treat yourself to one a month?

Collage is King

And Laura Heine has created his prince – and it couldn’t be cuter! “Whatevers” are eight in blocks that can be turned in to WHATEVER you want! Let your creative juices flow!

Whatevers 7 Frog Prince

And, then there is Burt! These are numbers seven and eight in an ongoing series. Wouldn’t they be darling on the wall of a nursery?

Whatevers 8 Burt

Christmas is next week but we still have at least three more months of winter weather. This snow globe inspired project is just the ticket for a class!

Let it Snow Collage Pattern

All of these patterns are due to arrive this month so order now!

Yoko Saito’s Houses

The title says it all! Yoko Saito loves houses in every shape and size. Some are pieced, some are appliqued – but all of them are stunning and will make you smile.

The book includes twenty projects, all featuring her whimsical style in all kinds of ways. Here is just a sampling:


Why not use this as inspiration to design your own village? Shouldn’t one have your quilt shops name on it???

Quilt Cadets

This is such a brilliant idea that I wish I would have thought of it! For those retired Girl Scouts among us, this will make you smile!

Quilt Cadets First Project Badge

Why not start your own Quilt Cadet program? There are twelve badges – each supporting a different skill. There are even age-appropriate patterns! Some are beginner level but as their skills grow, the projects include more techniques.

Kid Cave Pillows
Braveheart Backpack

Why not start a group in your shop next year???

The Dragons Have It

What child isn’t fascinated by dragons? And these darlings by The Whole Country Caboodle will make everyone smile!

Butterfly Dragon Precut Fused Applique Pack
Bubbles Dragon Precut Fused Applique Pack
Curious Dragon Precut Fused Applique Pack
Dragonflies & Dragon Precut Fused Applique Pack
Fire Dragon Precut Fused Applique Pack
Knight Dragon Precut Fused Applique Pack
Little Girl Dragon Precut Fused Applique Pack
S'Mores Dragon Precut Fused Applique Pack
Whirly-Gig Dragon Precut Fused Applique Pack
Wizard & Dragon Precut Fused Applique Pack

Don’t you love the way many of the dragons just can’t be contained in their 10″ blocks. Can’t you picture these as wall art as well as a quilt? The kits include laser cut pieces and patterns for placement. They are due to arrive next month so order them now.

Primitive Gatherings with Class

Lisa Bongean is famous for working and wool and her eye for detail. She adds that awe factor to everything she touches. Her latest book – shipping this week – is full of all of the tips and tricks Lisa has learned along the way.

Wool Needle And Thread
Wool Needle And Thread

Wool Needle And Thread
Wool Needle And Thread
Wool Needle And Thread

Wool Needle And Thread

Ditch the trial-and-error and learn from Lisa’s decades of experience step by step: wool appliqué, embroidery stitches, and much more. Filled with close-up photos of Lisa’s hands working her magic, this book will show you how to master each technique down to the tiniest detail.

Start with Lisa’s fabric tips; then move on to her favorite tools, templates, threads, and needles. How does she create her slim vines, pretty pennies, and flower appliqués? It’s all here, along with a dozen embroidery stitches in photos so clear, you can’t go wrong.

Hoop Designs

Stirrups & Stitches have several new laser cut designs – created specifically for 4, 7, or 10 inch embroidery hoops. Many are available in multiple sizes. The kit includes the laser cut design, the hoop and a chain and suction cup to hang it. All you need is scraps or a fat quarter to complete the project.

Be Mine 10in Hoop Kit
Night Before Christmas 10in Hoop Kit
Fall is Calling 10in Hoop Kit
He is Risen 10in Hoop Kit
Mustang 10in Hoop Kit
My Guardian Angel 10in Hoop Kit
Chickadee 7in Hoop Kit
Faith 4in Hoop Kit
Hope 4in Hoop Kit
Joy 4in Hoop Kit

They also recommend a wavy rotary cutter to finish the outside edge. These designs are due to arrive the beginning of January and would make great Make It, Take It projects for a Christmas open house.