Kim Diehl’s Whatnots Club

You know you are a legend when your latest book isn’t due to be released until May – and is already one of the top-selling books on the Checker website!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I haven’t seen this book yet so we will rely on the publisher’s words: Welcome to the wonderful world of Kim Diehl. On a splendidly small scale! Kim’s little quilts have three big benefits: they’re stash friendly, they’re quick to finish, and they’re as cute as can be. Now quilters can create a wonderful variety of pint-size quilts in Kim’s signature style. Enjoy 18 projects from Kim’s Simple Whatnots Club, previously available only in individual-pattern form. Learn techniques for petite patchwork, invisible machine applique, and cozy wool applique; then use completed projects as wall quilts and toppers or follow Kim’s lead and display projects in other creative ways. As always, Kim shares many of her ‘Extra Snippets’ that will make every quilter a better quilter.

You know this woman is a rock star – and the photography in the book is worth buying the book even if you were a member of the Whatnots Club! The book includes 18 projects. Order it now so you are part of the initial order!

Bias Tape the Easy Way

I met this woman at Market and was so impressed with her demonstration that I kept grabbing people and having them watch her as well. Do yourself a favor and buy the book. The tools are great but to truly use them to their full potential, you need to see what Pauline does with them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, there are several package options so you can choose the sizes that are most conducive to your quilting needs. Pauline uses them to insert into decorative bindings, her own method of quilt as you go, as well as more traditional uses. These tools make easy work of the process. Visit our website to see all of the possibilities.

Doug Leko’s Latest – Stashtastic

Stashtastic is Doug Leko’s first book with Martingale and he pulled out all of the stops. These twelve quilts are all featured in two different colorways so they appeal to everyone. Added bonus? Each pair of quilts is a perfect lesson in choosing fabrics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose eight to thirty of your favorite fat quarters and be inspired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doug has a way of taking traditional patterns and adding that awe factor. Start playing with tradition today!

Thirties Prints in a Charming Setting

Judie Rothermel’s new collection, Basket of Scraps by Marcus Brothers. is featured in an upcoming book by It’s Sew Emma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Block of the Month style quilt book is due to arrive next month – perfect timing to wash away those Winter blues.

The setting stars which frame the blocks are simply stunning. The quilt can be made in two sizes – queen and king – so you can finally make a quilt to fit your bed. And, since it is a block of the month, it can be pieced a little at a time so they have removed the intimidation factor.

Here is just a sampling of this fabric line which is due to arrive later this month:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversational prints combined with mini coordinates – and a check threw in (which would be an awesome binding) – who could ask for anything more???

Quilts of Iceland

In this inspirational, full-color book, Gudrun Erla of GE Designs pays homage to her homeland. She has taken several quilters on tours of Iceland and shared the beauty and hospitality of this country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now she is sharing that experience with you! Gudrun is also an amazing photographer. As she toured the country with fellow quilters, she photographed her favorite places and the quilts that inspired them. The pictures literally jump off of the page! Here is just a sampling of a few of the eighteen projects created for this book:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of the projects are created with her time-saving techniques and the Creative Grids® Stripology ruler.

But this is not just a quilt book. Gudrun also shares some of the rich history of this nation as well as beloved recipes from family and friends. Pre-order the book now. Who knows! Santa may be inspired to leave a trip under your tree in 2018!

 

Pot Holders for All Seasons

This book has been a top seller and would be a perfect counter display.  With twenty projects for just $14.99 who could resist?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why not choose your favorites and offer them as affordable kits? Include the buttons and Insul-bright for the perfect all in one package!

Patches of Blue in Laundry Basket Style

Edyta Sitar’s newest book is scheduled for a November arrival – just in time for holiday open houses.  Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words and I just need to share the wealth!  I just saw glimpses of the inside today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why not set up a display featuring the book, triangle papers, and of course, those beautiful blue fabrics!

Tula Pink Style

Tula Pink is a bright and shining star. She is on the forefront of every trend in the industry – and in this case, creates them! Her new book – Coloring with Thread is due out before Christmas. Check this out:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I see inspirations of crewelwork, cross-stitch, and traditional embroidery but in Tula’s hands, it becomes a whole new art form that will inspire a new generation. I can’t wait for this one!

The Newest from Stash Lab Quilts

Tonya Alexander from Stash Lab Quilts has been on my radar since her book – Stash Lab was released. So, I was thrilled to see that she is releasing four new patterns just in time for Market.

Diamonds in the Rough includes instructions for two sizes of quilts. Don’t you love this modern version of the classic 1,000 pyramids? Pressed Leaves is a traditional pattern that looks so modern with a newsprint type background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love appliique – and love this modern take on it in Blue Dahlia. Once again there are instructions for two sizes and fusible options. Cavanaugh Crossroads can be made with scrappy backgrounds or tone it down with just one (but don’t you love the scrappy version)? Bonus? It is fat quarter friendly!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stash Lab is still available – and gives a modern take on scrap quilts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This gal is talented. I can’t wait to see what she does next!

 

 

 

 

Simple Harvest Arriving Just in Time for Fall

I love everything Kim Diehl and have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of her new book – due in just two short weeks. But now I have pics to share of the projects – and as expected, Kim outdid herself! In this case I am just going to let the projects speak for themselves!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This book includes recipes and decorating ideas as well so it is great eye candy even if you just display the book during the holidays. Or need a gift idea? Bundle the book and a selection of her fabrics – and make the recipient jump for joy!