New Gnomes

Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio has added four new gnomes to their collection. All of the patterns in this series finish to 7″ x 36″ – the perfect size for a skinny wall space. The patterns are written for fusible appliqué but you can use any appliqué method of your choice. SVG Files are included.

SNOW Gnome
SUNNY Gnome
KABOOM Gnome
FALL THANKS Gnome

Why not start a Gnome of the month club? These patterns are due to arrive this month so place your orders today.

Superstition by Crabapple Hill

Twenty-five very superstitious embroidered blocks in one quilt? YES! This super easy to assemble quilt finishes 61 1/2″ square. This pattern contains the quilt assembly instructions, and directions to make the first embroidered block… A – Poison Apple! All general directions for the quilt and stitched blocks are in this pattern. Detailed colored pencil tinting and embroidery directions will be included with each block design.

Superstition - Lucky 13 Block of the Month 1 Quilt Assembly & A Poison Apple

#2 Boot & Zeke

Superstition - Lucky 13 Block of the Month 2 Boot & Zeke

#3 Cat & Yarrow

Superstition - Lucky 13 Block of the Month 3 Cat & Yarrow

The first two patterns in this series are available now. C and Y will be here in January so place your orders now.

New from Hatched and Patched

I love Anni Downs and her quirky style. The combination of embroidery, applique, and simple piecing tick al of the boxes. Isn’t it nice to have some handwork when it gets dark at 5:30?

Where Wildflowers Grow is a fat quarter friendly quilt. You need an assortment of 19 fat quarters, a background fabric and binding. It is 54″ square – a perfect lap quilt or add some easy borders to make it larger. There are 10 applique blocks to create (with a little bit of stitchery), along with simple piecing to make it a truly relaxing quilt to make.

Where Wildflowers Grow

Everyone loves a small project to get that instant feeling of completion. This little pouch is great for a weekend getaway, with a little needle-turn applique, a little stitchery and a little paper-piecing. The front of the pouch has a fun little flowerpot filled with daisies and the word ‘Simplify’ You could always change the word to house someone’s name or something more apt. The back is hand-pieced using simple hexagons. It is completed using a zipper which has been put in totally by hand.

Daisy Do Pouch

Anna needed a new tote, which is often the reason why new projects come into being. This bag is the perfect size, at 12″x16″, big enough to fit papers and patterns, water bottle and everything else I need for my day, without it being too large and cumbersome to carry. This bag has a needle-turn applique image on the front which is finished with a ric rac border. The back of the bag boasts a pocket, and the gussets and base have an interesting pieced finish with ties to gather the gussets a little, and finish it off perfectly.

Signs Of Spring Bag

All three patterns are due to arrive this month, just in time for those cold, snowy nights.

New from Kathy Schmitz

These embroidery designs showcase 12 different embroidery stitches so any or all of them would make a great class. They are all made to fit in a standard 8″ x 10″ frame so the final display is a snap.

Spring Sampler
Summer Sampler
Autumn Sampler
Winter Sampler

These patterns are all available separately or you can buy all of them in a pack. Kathy uses a 12 weight Valdani pearl cotton or DMC floss so kitting is easy. Don’t forget to have some light tables on hand as well since they will need them to trace their designs.

Season Samplers

They are due to arrive next month and would make great affordable gifts for the holidays so place your orders now!

New from Creative Abundance

These kits all come with pre-printed linen so you can start stitching as soon as you find your floss! They all are designed to work with readily available frames, notebooks, and embroidery hoops for that finishing touch. I have enlarged the images so you can see the detail. What a great way to learn how to embroider. Leann’s House is also available in cream.

If you live in a tourist area, these are great hand projects for the beach or road trips! Display next to your floss for instant kitting! These are available next month so place your orders now!

New from CrabApple Hill

“Where the treetops glisten, and children listen, to hear sleighbells in the snow!”

Sleighbells

In Meg’s words: This joyful quilt is covered with playful snow families having fun in their wintry world! The embroidery is all very basic redwork… so no complicated stitches to slow you down. The piecing is all easy enough for a beginning quilter. And at 65″ x 72″ it is a great throw size.

The pattern is due to arrive early next month so place your orders now!

Embroider Your Favorite Kitty

You already know the customers who will love this! The pattern, Frisky Kitty Cats by Hudson’s Holidays and designer Shirley Hudson, includes eight different designs in a multitude of sizes. Make them into ornaments, bowl fillers, pins or pin cushions. What a great opportunity to teach a favorite art to the next generation.

The pattern is due to arrive next month so order them now.

A Crabapple Hill Alphabet

In Meg’s words: Make a border of wildflowers for your favorite flowery room in the house! I have included the entire alphabet, so you can choose any word/words/names you’d like to personalize your garden banner, and eleven beautiful flowers to choose from. There’s just something about a pennant banner that makes me happy immediately… like a garden party is getting ready to begin! I’ve also made a couple to use as beautiful bookmarks that make me smile! What a sweet shower decoration – just make sure you have all of the letters you need!

Garden Party Banner


Six pretty flowers! These can be made into brooches with the addition of a pin back, fobs or zipper pulls with the addition of a ring, clasp, ribbon or cord, glued to a large paper clip or bookmark, or simply embroidered onto something that needs beautiful embellishments! Parts of the designs can be colored pencil tinted, but are mostly filled with embroidery.

Wildflower Brooches & Fobs

Block #4 of Twilight Garden is also expected.

Twilight Garden Block of the Month Block 4 Daisy

And Blocks 9 and 10 of Hope Blooms will be ready for those of you doing that block of the month program.

Hope Blooms Block of the Month Blocks 9 & 10

These patterns are due to arrive later this month so place your orders now.

Quick and Easy Gifts

Check out these beginner projects from Sookie Sews. What a great way to teach beginning concepts on a basic sewing machine. At first I thought they were for embroidery machines but they aren’t! All you need is a basic sewing machine! In Sue’s words:

Beginner friendly! Here comes the sun and warm days at the beach. This sunglasses case will hold even the largest glasses and keep them safe while looking adorable. The case features a peek-a-boo top of the lining, top stitching, and an adorable pair of applique sunglasses.

Made in the Shade Sunglasses Case
Made in the Shade Sunglasses Case

Beginner friendly! Get ready for those warm days of picnics and fresh squeezed lemonade. You’ll learn many great techniques along the way to improve your sewing results on everything you may make. This fast and fun citrus slice mug rug showcases applique, working with foam, and fun decorative stitches.

Squeeze the Day Mug Rug
Squeeze the Day Mug Rug

What great classes! They are coming in the middle of this month so you have plenty of time to add them to a holiday basket! Place your orders now!

Handwork at the Ready

Gingiber has thought of everything. These kits include everything you need for this finished project: 6″ hoop, thread, the stamped design on fabric and a needle. All you need is a pair of scissors and you are ready to go.

Take a Deep Breath Embroidery Kit
Give More Than You Get Embroidery Kit
Be Yourself Embroidery Kit

These kits are intended for an 8″ hoop and include the pattern and instructions as well as the stamped cloth. You provide the floss, hoop, needle and scissors!

Snowman Embroidery Sampler
Polar Bear Embroidery Sampler
Christmas Deer Embroidery Sampler
Santa Embroidery Sampler

What a great way to learn the art of embroidery! These kits will be available later this month so place your orders now. Tuck them in your suitcase the next time you travel!