The Gnomes Have It!

These Holly Jolly Gnomes designed by The Whole Country Caboodle are simply adorable! The pattern features four different gnomes: Reindeer Gnome, Snowflake Gnome, Santa Gnome, and Papa Gnome. With names like that, they could move right in with the Smurfs and feel right at home!

Holly Jolly Gnomes Pattern

The booklet includes instructions for a mug rug, pillow, pillow wrap, and canister wrap. Many feature homespun towels as a base.

These fellows also come in laser cut kits which Include precut fused applique & finished drawing for assembling applique.

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Reindeer Gnome Precut Fused Applique Pack
Papa Gnome Precut Fused Applique Pack
Snowflake Gnome Precut Fused Applique Pack

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Santa Gnome Precut Fused Applique Pack

I can already see these as the basis of gifts for next year. Why not start a holiday club in January? Feature projects like this that make great gifts for everyone on your list – including the pets! Can’t you just picture a canister filled with cat or dog treats wrapped with a reindeer gnome? Decorated kitchen towels for hostess gifts? Mug rugs for the folks at work? Wouldn’t it be nice to have an assortment of gifts on hand next year?

These items are due to arrive the end of December so they would be a great way to kick off a new program! And don’t forget to check out Leann’s fabric with Henry Glass. Her basic lines are great wardrobe choices for these guys!

Table Runners with A Modern Flare

What a great series of classes or online videos! Why not offer a table runner of the month instead of a block of the month? The designs are dramatic but simple so most of the work can be done in class. And, many of the runners offer opportunities to teach different techniques and tools.

Modern Holiday Table Runners
Modern Holiday Table Runners

The book is reasonably priced and most of the patterns require fat eighths so they are easy – and affordable to kit!

Snowflake Squad Wool Garland

The pattern name is even adorable! Sew Cherished created the Snowflake Squad to help you with your winter decorating. Using the interchangeable banner and attaching the appliques with magnets – these little banners change out really quickly for a big impact. Each wool applique measures approximately 5″ in diameter.

Snowflake Squad

This is the winter version of the Gouly Gang pattern I shared a few weeks ago. Made of hand-dyed wool, each pumpkin head is approximately 4″ x 4″. Designed to fit in the banner with magnets, they could easily be made into separate ornaments as well.

Ghouly Gang

Both patterns are designed to work with this 67.5″ garland from Kraft Klub. Simply affix the wool work with magnets. The circles have a chalkboard finish you can write on them with chalk, too.

Circle Garland


Here are the magnets designed to work with everything above! They are1″ inch enamel magnets that come in a 12 pack.

White Enamel Magnets 12ct

Don’t you love having a handwork project this time of year? Let’s sit in front of the fire and stitch away!

The Perfect Technique Class

I am so excited to introduce my newest booklet – Dresden Plate Quilts from Cut Loose Press™! Here is what makes this book different!

There are three different quilts in one book – all made with the same Creative Grids® ruler (Item #CGRTKAL45), one 40 pack of 2-1/2 inch strips, and your choice of background, accent, and binding fabric!

Dresden Plate Quilts

Dresden Plate Quilts includes three different variations of the Dresden plate block: one pointed, one round and a split. You have the opportunity to learn three different techniques – and three different ways to use the ruler for three times the fun!

And just look at the quality! The photography is stunning!

Dresden Plate Quilts
Dresden Plate Quilts
Dresden Plate Quilts

This 16-page full-color booklet gives step by step instructions to make all three. And it is affordable! What a great choice for a demo day! Order the booklets, rulers, and an assortment of (40) 2-1/2″ strip bundles. Don’t forget to have some coordinates displayed for the backgrounds and accent fabrics! I can’t wait to hear what YOU do to make it your own!

Browse the pages with Penny.

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Cutest Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, Sew Cherished has designed this Ghouly Gang to decorate your mantle.This garland in wool is the perfect handwork for Fall – and it is easier than you think!

Ghouly Gang

The Ghouly Gang were made specifically to fit the circle garland by Kraft Klub.

Circle Garland

There are even magnet packs to hold the wool in place so you can switch out the designs for other holidays.

White Enamel Magnets 12ct

Everything is in stock – and more patterns are due this week – so order now.

The Ultimate Log Cabin Tool

The 10″ Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tool Duo truly is the ultimate tool! This tool features two sets of squares. Use the standard markings to create 1″ finished width logs. Use the skinny squares to create 1/2″ finished width logs. Or combine the two in one block! Talk about unlimited options! Stop at any time to make four through ten-inch blocks!

Creative Grids 10in Log Cabin Trim Tool Duo

The Cut Loose Press™ Rick Rack Table Runner combines traditional log cabin blocks with mini pieced blocks that are “logged out” for that awe factor.

Rick Rack Table Runner

Rick Rack Table Runner

Just look at these Cut Loose Press™ patterns – all created with the same tool!

Fly Away Log Cabin

Fly Away Log Cabin

This Way and That

This Way And That

Ring Around the Rosies Tote

Ring Around The Rosies Tote

Floating Cabin

Floating Cabin

Inside Out

Inside Out

Express Yourself

Express Yourself

City Stars

City Stars

Star of Valor

Star Of Valor

My House

My House

Combining the log cabins with other Creative Grids® tools such as the Strippy Star, Kitty Cornered Tool, and the Ultimate Flying Geese? You get the picture! This is a must-have tool!

Crafts for Kids

Little Bead Charms is a perfect hands on project for kids – and in this day of virtual school, art projects are a blessing!

LITTLE BEAD CHARMS: Fun Bead Mascots To Make & Give Today!

The book includes wire and as assortment of beads to get them started. And just look at all of the possibilities!

LITTLE BEAD CHARMS: Fun Bead Mascots To Make & Give Today!
LITTLE BEAD CHARMS: Fun Bead Mascots To Make & Give Today!
LITTLE BEAD CHARMS: Fun Bead Mascots To Make & Give Today!
LITTLE BEAD CHARMS: Fun Bead Mascots To Make & Give Today!
LITTLE BEAD CHARMS: Fun Bead Mascots To Make & Give Today!
LITTLE BEAD CHARMS: Fun Bead Mascots To Make & Give Today!

Using a wire with thread makes it so much easier – and what a great way to increase dexterity! This book is due to arrive the first of September so order now!

Tote Trivet – the perfect companion

The Gypsy Quiltee® Tote Trivet is designed to keep notions organized while on the go. The Trivet holds a wide variety of notions in the zippered pouch. When you are at a class, snap the corners to create the sides of an adorable trivet that holds all of the notions you need for class. Class over? Unsnap the corners and put the notions back in the zippered pouch!

These 13″ squares come in a variety of colors.

Tote Trivet Purple Dot
Tote Trivet Purple Dot
Tote Trivet Teal
Tote Trivet Red
Tote Trivet Purple
Tote Trivet Black

These are due to arrive in September and would be a perfect choice for a holiday gift!

Pickle Pie Online Event

Have you been wanting to host an online event but don’t know where to start?

Dealer Event Kit: Brilliant Blooms Online Embroidered Quilt Event

Pickle Pie Designs is here to help with their ‘Ready-to-Run Embroidered Quilt Event’! Whether your shop sells machines or not, you can host this event! Your students will use their own machines in the comfort of their sewing room. Pickle Pie has included everything to host a fun event – they will even guide you through the setup and running your easy-peasy online event on a proven platform that your customers already know how to use.Your customers will tune in to participate and watch the series of provided instructional videos you’ll post throughout the day. They’ll be able to post questions and get answers from your staff and other participants in real-time, have the opportunity to socialize with others in the group during this fun shared experience, and they’ll stay tuned in for exciting door prizes, all within the comfort of their sewing room.

To help you gain confidence to host your own event, YOU can experience the Brilliant Blooms Online Embroidered Quilt Event on Monday, August 24!

Checker will host a class for shop owners on Monday, August 24th. To attend, you need to order one Student Kit (Item #ESKBB1) by August 14. (There is no prep work for the class but this grace period gives us a chance to make sure everyone gets their kits in time! We will take care of the rest.) Simply email our Buyer, Nichole Schneider after ordering to gain access to the class. nichole.schneider@checkerdist.com.

Your customers will learn to stitch the Brilliant Blooms Table Runner during your Event. Just a reminder, you ONLY need ONE Student Kit to attend Checker’s Shop Owner Event on Monday, August 24th, BUT to host your own event you will need ONE Dealer Kit plus as many student kits as you have attendees.

BRILLIANT BLOOMS DEALER EVENT KIT Includes Marketing Video and Ad Graphics Custom Branded for your shop, access to complete instructional videos to post/play during the Event, Pickle Pie Designs USB Drive with full Embroidery Design Set for store samples, Cut-to-size and labeled Fabric and Batting Kit, Event Planning Guide PDF, Easy-to-follow Event Day Schedule PDF, Online Event Set-Up PDF, access to Pickle Pie’s Customer Service with any questions you have along the way, and Pickle Pie Door Prizes for the event when you schedule your Event Video Trunk Show with Lisa. Please note that separate Brilliant Blooms Customer Event Kits must be purchased for each customer who signs up for your event (Item #EDKBB).

BRILLIANT BLOOMS STUDENT EVENT KIT Includes the following all packed in a sweet Pickle Pie Pink box valued at over $200, Brilliant Blooms Embroidered Quilt Block Design Collection, a $59 value. Cut-to-size and labeled Fabric and Batting Kit, a $29 value, Pickle Pie Pink Tote, Pickle Pie Swag/Goodies, Free Bonus Embroidery Design Collections, and a Catalog. 

Don’t own a shop? Ask your local shop to host an event!

The Perfect Retreat Bag

ToteOlogy from The Gypsy Quilter is the smart and safe way to carry your favorite rulers and notions! The multiple pockets are designed to hold a wide variety of tools. And, since the pockets are clear, you can find exactly what you need instantly! The inner pocket is large enough to hold an 18 x 24-inch cutting mat as well as other personal items.

ToteOlogy Purple Dot

Look how easy it is to keep everything in its place!

ToteOlogy Purple Dot

The other side is the perfect size to hold a cutting mat AND the Creative Grids® Stripology ruler.

ToteOlogy Purple Dot

The bag will be available next month and comes in purple dot, turquoise, red and black.

ToteOlogy Teal
ToteOlogy Red
ToteOlogy Black

Why not display them with the Creative Grids® Stripology series of rulers and mats?

Creative Grids Stripology XL Ruler
Creative Grids Stripology Squared Quilt Ruler
Creative Grids Stripology Mini Quilt Ruler
Creative Grids Cutting Mat 18in x 24in

We are gearing up for the holiday season. Wouldn’t this be a great 12 days of Christmas buy?