Angela Walters and Flying Geese

I can’t wait for you to watch Angela Walter’s video.

Her machine quilting tools have been so popular that we haven’t been able to keep them in stock – but they are NOW!!! In this video, Angela shows how to use Slim, one of the characters in her arsenal of tools. The entire demo is done with a Cut Loose Press™ pattern created with the Creative Grids® Ultimate Flying Geese Tool.

   

The magic happens on this Cut Loose Press™ pattern – Wild and Free featuring fabric by Tula Pink and solids by Kaufman.

What a great series of classes! Learn how to use the flying geese tool, make the table runner, and then machine quilt it yourself. Talk about a trifecta!

Paper-Piecing with a Little Bit of Whimsey

Super Cute Paper Piecing by Charise Randell is full of charming little projects that provide instant gratification. These little bits of paper-piecing are the perfect foundation for totes, bags, pouches, pillows, and even a small quilt.

In this case, the projects are so cute, you don’t need any commentary from me:

  

What a great way to add paper-piecing to your skill set! And, if you already paper-piece, this book is a no-brainer!

Decorate your Door with Style

These are designed as door banners but are great anywhere in your house! I love everything that Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin designs – and with this series, she has outdone herself.

I enlarged one of the patterns so that you can see the details that make each hexie banner so charming.

       

     

       

There are twelve in the series – one for each month – but many can stand alone. May, for instance, spells out SEW; June spells out HOME; and August spells FARM. These are perfect stand alone banners that would be great gifts.

These banners measure 9″ x 23 1/2″ and would be great kitted in the Henry Glass wool line by Stacy herself! These have been so popular that they sell out quickly but a new order is due to arrive this week so order NOW!

Whimsical Snowmen

Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs is releasing a new applique quilt next month that would make a perfect Block of the Month!

It’s all about the details – and the details make this quilt sing! Just check it out!

There is even an embellishment pack so you don’t have to look for all of those cute buttons that are just the right size! Start it now and it will be done in time for Winter – next Winter that is!

A Kimberbell Christmas

I love everything Kimberbell! That girl is a creative genius! I know the holidays are over – but this is the perfect time to think about future gifts and classes. Check these out – and then we will talk….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a moment after the holidays to make a list of people you would like to surprise next year with a little something. Teachers, coaches, bus drivers, card clubs, book clubs – you get the picture!

Many holiday fabrics and patterns are on sale so it is the perfect time to plan for next year. After all, the fabric is a quilters half price gift wrap! Planning ahead is ALWAYS a good thing!

Lunch Hour Projects in Wool

I know when a book is in the top 50 at Checker – and isn’t due to arrive until March, we have a winner. And, in this case, the reputation of the author and designer speaks volumes!

 

 

 

 

Kathy Brown of Teacher’s Pet has created fourteen of the most adorable projects that really can be completed in a lunch hour or two. Look at these charming examples:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We all need that little something throughout the year to let people know we care. Why not teach a wool class – and kit these projects for a register display. These are the type of projects that everyone will make in quantities. After all, who could resist making journals for everyone in their book club? You get the idea! The book arrives in March – just when customers are looking for handwork for vacation travels. Stock up on wool now!

Tiger Lily Press Shines Again

I love everything that Tiger Lily Press produces. Each pattern provides learning opportunities so they are great choices for classes. Two of their latest pattern additions are a case in point! Quilters are always nervous about curves, but these designs are so striking – and easy to sew that they will get over the intimidation factor very quickly!

Who could resist these beauties due to arrive later this month?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are sure too join other Tiger Lily Press patterns that have become staples:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Their patterns are easy to teach, easy to kit and easy to make! What a great beginning to classes for the new year!

Sixty Degrees with Style

Several new patterns will be arriving soon that feature the Creative Grids® sixty degree triangle.

I love these new patterns by Krista Moser of The Quilted Life. I was not familiar with her work but now will be a follower! She is one of those designers that span all age groups – and that is not easy! All of these patterns look totally different but are all created with the same ruler with an extra one needed for the Champagne and Pearls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swirly Girls also has a new pattern featuring our best selling triangle:

 

 

 

 

 

Why not start a series of classes showing all of the different ways to use this ruler?  Patterns will be arriving soon….

Tis the Season for Trees

Tis the season for evergreens – and this is reflected in our top 100 patterns! All of these trees made the list!

Crazy Christmas Trees from Cut Loose Press™ is the perfect family craft project! None of the seams have to match so seam allowances aren’t really an issue. I’m making this with my grandchildren this weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These paper-pieced trees come in two sizes. The smaller version is the perfect door decoration for an Advent tree for your favorite little ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piece Fall colors on the other side to make this tree reversible!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then there are the three-dimensional versions by Aunties Two and Poorhouse Designs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of these projects are simple and can be done in time to deck the halls!

Poorhouse Designs New Purses

This gal has talent! These patterns are perfect because they can be made in a class – and your students will go home with a finished product. How often does THAT happen???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A hardware kit is also available:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one just takes two – one inch D rings. Everything will be in stock soon so schedule your classes.