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?

Hootie in Log Cabins

Hootie #CLPLDB007 is the latest in a series of wall hangings designed by Lisa DeBord for Cut Loose Press™ that incorporates log cabin and curvy log cabin blocks. What else can I say when you have this level of cuteness!

Hootie

Wilmington Prints has a complete line of Essential Gems that come in a multitude of colors – which are the perfect pre-cuts to display with these patterns. Most of the blocks are made with 1 1/4″ strips so these 2 1/2″ strips can be cut in half – a great way to get a variety of fabrics in a colorway!

2-1/2in Strips Essential Gems Coffee Cafe 6 bundles per package

This series uses the Creative Grids® 4″ Log Cabin Trim Tool #CGRJAWMN4 and 4″ Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool #CGRJAW6MINI.

Creative Grids 4in Log Cabin Trim Tool Quilt Ruler
Creative Grids 4in Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool

Norbert #CLPLDB006 just came out last month. You still have time to make him for the holidays.

Norbert

Oliver #CLPLDB005 the koala was inspired by the wild fired in Australia.

Oliver

Waddles #CLPLDB004 and Noggins #CLPLDB003 are so adorable, I had to make them both! They are totally done so I can’t wait to hang them this holiday season!

Waddles
Noggin

Why not do a class? Demonstrate and teach the traditional courthouse steps and log cabin blocks (if needed) in one class. Follow up with a class on the curvy log cabin. Need a shop sample? Divide the blocks up between your employees. Since they are all done with the trim tools, all of the blocks will be the same size and the finished blocks will go together beautifully. An added bonus – everyone will know how to use the tools!

Dry Ideas

This quarantine has brought back so many memories of my grandma! (Who knew that house dresses would be back in style!) She always had a half-filled sink of soapy water and a towel on the counter with a rack on top to dry the dishes. So when Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Designs submitted this pattern, I was all in! So many teachable moments!!!

It uses pre-cut sheets of In-R-Form to make it even easier to have a class – and they will go home with a finished project! Or do a little video and sell the kits on-line!

Dry Ideas Drying Mat In-R-Form Sew in Foam

After this quarantine, you should have a lot of new customers who dug out their old sewing machines to make masks – and now want new projects. This is the perfect beginner project! Teach them strip-piecing, paper-piecing, (yes, those wine glasses are paper-pieced) top-stitching with micro-tec needles… Remember – these new sewers probably came from clothing and are used to 5/8″ seams so there will be a learning curve!

Kristine has also written a pocket guide to Interfacings. Many of your customers have not worked with this product before so it is another educational opportunity!

Guide to Interfacings

They are due to arrive this month so order now!

Kitting made Easy

Displaying kits in an attractive way is always a challenge – but not any more! These new bags by The Gypsy Quilter™ come in two sizes and have a snap closure to keep everything organized and neat.

Gypsy Quilter Kit Bag Medium 12ct

The medium size measures 9-3/8″ x 11-1/2″ and are packaged in twelves.

The large size measures 12-1/2″ x 16″ and also has a snap closure.

Gypsy Quilter Kit Bag Large 12ct

You can use these for kits but your customers may want them to organize their projects – if they have any UFO’s after the quarantine! These are in stock so order them now!

Show Some Love with Creative Grids®

The popular I Love my Quilting Friends ruler is now available in a smaller size!

Creative Grids I Love My Quilt Friends Mini Quilt Ruler 2-1/2in x 6in

This 2-1/2″ x 6″ ruler is the perfect carry-along size. The pink you see is actually our exclusive grip – just in oh so cute heart shapes! The center pink strip is 1/2″ wide and divides the ruler into three sections. The bottom inch features out traditional markings with a dashed 1/4″ marking along the entire six-inch length.

The top inch is divided into two 3-inch sections. One features a 1/8″ grid, the other features a 1/4″ grid.

This is the little sister to the popular larger 2-1/2″ x 10″ version.

Creative Grids I Love My Quilt Friends Quilt Ruler 2-1/2in x 10in

These should be arriving the end of April so order yours now.

Chicken Runner

Cotton Ginnys does cute so well – and this has to be the cutest!

Chickens on the Runner

If this place mat or table runner doesn’t make you smile in the morning, nothing will! We even have some chicken wire fabric from Elizabeth Studio to go with it! But checks, stripes and polka dots would be just as charming!

White Chicken Wire

What a great combination! AND, a great choice for a make it/take it class! They could easily finish it in an afternoon! The fabric is in stock now, the pattern is due later this month so order now!

Waddles

Just the name makes me smile! He is the cutest little penguin to grace the South Pole! Waddles #CLPLDB004 From Cut Loose Press™ by Lisa DeBord.

Waddles

He is the perfect companion for Noggins #CLPLDB003 from Cut Loose Press™ by Lisa DeBord.

Noggin

Both are made with the Creative Grids® four-inch curvy and four-inch log cabin trim tools.

Creative Grids 4in Log Cabin Trim Tool Quilt Ruler
Creative Grids 4in Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool

Why not bundle some fabrics together that would work great in these quilts? These make a great class. Let them choose either pattern since they share all of the same blocks – but we know they will want to make both!

Teach them how to make a traditional log cabin and complete the blocks as homework. Then, you can move on to Courthouse Steps and Curvy log cabins. If you start now, these guys could be ready to hang by Christmas!