Panels are the Star

Mimi Hollenbaugh of Bound to be Quilting has created stunning quilts that can be created in a day because panels are the star of the show! She surrounds them with quilt blocks that accentuate the theme.

Nautilus Blocks (waves) surround this panel from the Welcome to the Beach collection from Timeless Treasures and finishes at 55″ x 71″. Both pattern and panel are due to arrive in January.

Breaking Waves
Multi Welcome To the Beach Panel

Butterfly blocks surround this Forest Magic panel from Timeless Treasures – both due to arrive in January/February.

Flitter
Blue Forest Magic Digital Panel 24in

This sample is made with the I Love My Dog collection from Timeless Treasures. It is expected to arrive in January/February.

Natural I Love My Dog 24in Panel
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Why not make a socially distanced face mask quilt! The arrows remind you to stay 6 feet away. The “I’m Actually Smiling” by Timeless Treasures and “Masquerade” by Dear Stella mask panels can be used to create a memory quilt with autographs, messages, used masks, t-shirt logos, or whatever other options you can come up with in place of the 5″ x 8″ mask panels. Pattern includes instructions to make 52″ x 73″ lap quilt and options for all of the arrows to be the same color, or each row having a different color.

Don't Stand So Close to Me
Multi I'm Actually Smiling Digital Panel 36in, 9in x 6in blocks

Multi Masquerade Panel 36in

Elastic Variety Packs

These variety packs of nylon elastic by Shabby Fabrics contain eight different colors in 1/6″ elastic – just the right width for masks. Each package contains four yards of each color for a total of 32 yards per package! Everything is bundles into a zippered pouch for visible, convenient storage. Just look at the colors – they are simply luscious…

Elastic Variety Pack 8pk - Bright Set
Elastic Variety Pack 8pk - Pastel Set
Elastic Variety Pack 8pk - Neutral Set

Don’t forget, this is nylon elastic which we love because it is so soft and pliant – but it is not heat-resistant so don’t touch with a hot iron! These are due to arrive this month so order yours now!

What’s New from by Annie

Annie designed Bosom Buddy specifically for their #SewPink Initiative, their annual event to promote breast cancer awareness. Get your friends and guild members started with this low-priced printed version of the pattern. Each package includes 10 individual patterns* for easy sharing. The patterns are printed in full color on glossy letter stock.

Bosom Buddy - Pack of 10

If you, or someone you love, have had surgery for breast cancer — or other treatments that affect the chest or stomach area — this soft, comfortable cushion will be so appreciated. This simple project makes wearing a seat belt more comfortable: Design spreads pressure of the belt over a larger area and can be worn on shoulder or lap portion of the seat belt. It features double layers of foam padding. The sleeve wraps around the belt and is easily adjusted.

This Face Mask pattern has elastic (or fabric) ties on top and bottom to help keep the mask snug against the face and can be adjusted for comfortable wearing.

Face Mask - Pack of 25

It has pleats on each side for expansion. A flexible wire inserted at the top of the mask allows the wearer to shape the mask to fit more closely around the nose. Their are instructions for three sizes.

For more information about protection from the novel coronavirus, please visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.

IMPORTANT: These are non-medical masks for non-medical personnel. Homemade masks are not guaranteed nor intended to protect you from specific contagious diseases, fine particles, or other contaminants. Always check with appropriate authorities for your intended use.

We are aware that healthcare facilities have requested homemade masks during the COVID-19 crisis. This pattern may not meet their specifications. Please review their requirements before making masks for their use.

Want to add a filtering material to the mask? Annie has you covered:

Lightweight and breathable, this top-quality filtering material is perfect for face masks. Here are the specs:

Non-woven spun-bond polypropylene
1.25 ounce per square yard (on par with most surgical masks)
20 inches wide
Washing: Machine Wash/Tumble Dry

This material has a melting point of approximately 320 degrees. Do NOT use iron directly on the mask filter material. If you must iron your project, be sure to use a low heat setting and a pressing sheet or other heat barrier.

Annie recommends using this filter material in conjunction with tightly-woven quilting cottons for a stylish design and good quality filtration. It is also available in five yard cuts.

Mask Filter Material - 1yd x 20in

Lightweight and breathable, this top-quality filtering material is perfect for face masks.

Non-woven spun-bond polypropylene
1.25 ounce per square yard (on par with most surgical masks)
20 inches wide
Washing: Machine Wash/Tumble Dry

We recommend using this filter material in conjunction with tightly-woven quilting cottons for a stylish design and good quality filtration.

This material has a melting point of approximately 320¿. Do NOT use iron directly on the mask filter material. If you must iron your project, be sure to use a low heat setting and a pressing sheet or other heat barrier.

Mask Filter Material - 5yd x 20in

Everything is due to arrive the first week in November.

Adjustable Mask Elastic

I love these adjustable elastic cords for face masks. The bead moves to ensure the perfect fit. They are approximately eight inches long and can stretch to 12 inches. And, for those with allergies, they are latex-free!

Each package includes 60 – enough for 30 masks.

Drawstring Mask Elastic Black 60 Ct
Drawstring Mask Elastic White 60 Ct

These Gypsy Quilter elastics come in a multitude of colors: navy. red, purple, gray, green, and royal. They are due to arrive next month so order now!