New from Sassafras Lane

These are the newest patterns by the gals at Sassafras Lane. I love everything they do and these are over-the-top!

Happy Highway gives instructions for two sizes – a wall hanging and a quilt.

Happy Highway

Fremont Circle showscases a modern take on the traditional log cabin block. It also includes instructions for two different sizes.

Fremont Circle

Damsel Drive can be made with 10″ squares or fat quarters and includes cutting instructions for three different sizes.

Damsel Drive

Kingston Court uses the Creative Grids 12 1/2″ 60 degree ruler (CGR12560) to create this stunning quilt and once again the cutting instructions are written for three different sizes.

Kingston Court

Jungle Junction is a paper-pieced pattern that includes instructions to make the quilt in three different sizes. The tropical leaves are then added as an applique. AND there are no Y-seams!

Jungle Junction

The Bum Bag is the next in a series of bags by these gals – and it couldn’t be cuter. They even released the hardware required to make it.

The Bum Bag
Bum Bag Hardware Kit
Iridescent Rainbow Double Cap Rivets

All of these are due to arrive the middle of October so place your orders now.

The Brilliance of Kimberbell

With a sewn-in zipper, soft texture, and serged, open side seams, Kimberbell’s patent-pending Zipper Pouch Blanks are easy to hoop and embellish with your favorite embroidery designs! After adding your design, just sew up the sides with a simple straight stitch. Zipper Pouch Blanks are fully lined, come in a beautiful variety of felt and velveteen colors, and are available in both small (6 x 8″) and large (7 x 10″) sizes.

Zipper Pouch Blank Olive Felt Small
Zipper Pouch Blank Olive Felt Large
Zipper Pouch Blank Blush Felt Small
Zipper Pouch Blank Blush Felt Large

These are the velveteen versions:

Zipper Pouch Blank Mustard Velveteen Small
Zipper Pouch Blank Mustard Velveteen Large

Zipper Pouch Blank Navy Velveteen Small
Zipper Pouch Blank Navy Velveteen Large
Zipper Pouch Blank Teal Velveteen Small
Zipper Pouch Blank Teal Velveteen Large

These are simply brilliant! Who wants pouches that all ready have the zipper installed??? Don’t think of these as just something for machine embroidery – Hand embroidery or applique would be a great way to embellish them! Pre-order an assortment now!

By Annie

Need I say more??? EVERYTHING By Annie is quality and her instructions are easy to follow and are so detailed that you will be successful!

All of these patterns have an Add-on Video(TM). The Add-on Video(TM) is specially designed to support specific parts of the pattern and help the customer learn Annie’s best techniques. It doesn’t replace the pattern — it will enhance their sewing experience. To support local quilt shops, related paper patterns include a coupon for the value of the Add-on Video(TM). This is a $5.00 value. Customers can then use the coupon to get the video for free on her website.

Room with a View is one of her newest patterns.

Room With A View

Sometimes it is best to just go to the source. Annie says: Control the clutter with these sturdy zippered bins in three versatile sizes.Vinyl front windows afford quick and easy identification of contents.A zippered mesh pocket in the lid is a perfect place to store instructions or small pieces.Convenient handles on top and on each side make it easy to move and carry the bins.Perfect for any room in the house, these handy bins will store toys, sports gear, out-of-season clothes, fabric, sewing supplies, and more!

Each size is designed to coordinate well with standard-sized cube shelves (i.e. IKEA KALLAX type), allowing you to not only become more organized, but to also decorate your room.

The pattern includes complete instructions for bins in three sizes:
Small: 8½””H x 8½””W x 8½””D
Medium: 10½””H x 10½””W x 10½””D
Large: 12½””H x 12½””W x 12½””D

By Annie is your source for everything! She now has the strapping in 3 yard put-ups as well as 50 yard spools.

Strapping- 1in x 3 yd-black
Strapping- 1in x 3 yd-white
In the Mix

Keep your mixer clean and the kitchen pretty with a sturdy quilted mixer cover. Pockets on all sides hold manuals, accessories, recipes, and more. A handle at the top makes it easy to remove the cover. The pattern includes complete instructions for covers in three sizes to fit popular mixers. The pattern and Add-on Video include instructions for measuring your mixer and making adjustments if needed.

Project Bags 2.0

Great for organizing everything you need for each of your projects! These handy zippered bags have sturdy quilted bases and vinyl windows for visibility of contents. A handle at the top may be used for carrying or hanging. The medium, large, and jumbo bags also have colorful borders at the bottom. These borders may be pieced or may feature a single fabric. Hold and organize everything from sewing supplies to puzzles, games and more in these sturdy bags.

Pattern includes instructions for bags in four sizes:
SMALL: 6½””H x 10½””W
MEDIUM: 10½””H x 12½””W
LARGE: 13½””H x 13½””W
JUMBO: 16½””H x 16½””W

Project Bags 2.0 is an update of Project Bags which was released in 2016. Just like a new edition of a textbook, this new version of the pattern features improved design and layout, easier-to-follow steps and diagrams, and our newest and best techniques.


“Quick and fun to make, these bags in three sizes open wide for easy access to all your supplies. Binding on the easy-to-install zipper finishes the upper edges and forms a handle and grab tab. Two inner mesh pockets keep things organized and easy to view. Soft and StableR provides great body and stability and ensures that the bags stand up and hold their shape. Slip these classy zippered bags in your suitcase — or use them to maximize the space on your vanity. Be sure to make a few Open Wide 2.0 bags to have on hand for gifts. Who wouldn’t love a cute bag for cosmetics or other supplies?

The pattern includes complete step-by-step instructions for bags in three sizes:
Small: 4″”H x 7½””W x 3½””D
Medium: 6½””H x 10½””W x 5″”D
Large: 9″”H x 12″”W x 6″”D

Open Wide 2.0 is an update of Open Wide which was released in 2016. Just like a new edition of a textbook, this new version of the pattern features improved design and layout, easier-to-follow steps and diagrams, and our newest and best techniques.

Ultimate Travel 2.0

“The perfect travel companion, this functional bag includes a comfortable padded
adjustable carrying strap and quick-grab side handles, as well as a handy trolley
sleeve on back to secure the bag to rolling luggage. Zippered and slip pockets on the front, back, and ends plus a full-height zippered pocket and three more slip pockets inside will keep everything organized and close at hand. Optional buttons on the bottom reduce wear. The bag measures 13¾””H x 14½””L x 4½””D at the top and 13¾””H x 18½””L x 8″”D at bottom.

By Annie now offers several sizes of stabilizers for the bottoms of the bags to give them added support.

Base Stablizer 7.75 x 14.75

The stabilizers are due to arrive this month. The patterns are due the middle of next month so order them now!

Cork with Sallie Tomato

I just love her stuff – and she is such a great marketer that she makes my life so easy! Her book Create with Cork is a must-have. It includes all of the tips and tricks that make sewing cork a breeze!

Create with Cork Fabric

And now she has packaged the hardware for all of the projects in the book – in five finishes: gold, antique, silver, nickel, and rose gold.

Create with Cork Fabric Kit Antique

That’s right – any of the hardware required to make all projects in the book. What a great series of classes!

The cork is pre-packaged in 15 x 18-inch pieces as well:

Prepacked Cork Blend Fabric, 18in x 15in roll, Natural Pattern
Prepacked Cork Blend Fabric, 18in x 15in roll, Natural Pattern
Prepacked Cork Blend Fabric, 18in x 15in roll, Blue/Silver Metallic
Prepacked Cork Blend Fabric, 18in x 15in roll, Green/Silver Metallic
Prepacked Cork Blend Fabric, 18in x 15in roll, Natural/Gold Metallic
Prepacked Cork Blend Fabric, 18in x 15in roll, Taupe/Silver Metallic

They can mix and match in class and have several gifts on hand! The book and cork are in stock now. The hardware is expected next week.

Aunties Two Katahdin Tote

This newest release by Aunties Two is named after the highest mountain in Main.

Katahdin Tote

The bag is 11 inches tall; 12 inches wide; and 6 inches deep – a perfect size for a travel tote! Make the bag with 28 – 2 1/2″ fabric strips and a yard of fabric for the lining and pockets.

For those – like me – who can’t make just one, the metal stays are available separately as well.

Metal Stays Size D Katahdin Tote

The wide zippers are available in nineteen colors.

24in Aqua Zipper Double Slide

Batting strips make the body of the bag.

Katahdin 100% Cotton Summer 3oz 2-1/2in x 25yds

The base and handles are created with In-R-Form.

In-R-Form Plus Double Sided Fusible Foam Stabilizer 18in x 58in

Everything will be in stock next month!

Kimberbell Purses

Need I say more??? These have all of the charm of everything Kim does She has such a flare for style.

Keepsake Clasp Purses

And these purses are the perfect foundation for machine classes. Showcase a machine embroidery, teach them how to do pintucking. Show them how to use all of those feet that came with their machine!

The frames come in four sizes: two sizes of rectangles and two sizes of crescents.

Large Rectangle Purse Frame:

Large Rectangle Clasp Purse Frame Vintage Brass

Large Crescent Frame:

Large Crescent Clasp Purse Frame Vintage Brass

Small Crescent Clasp Purse:

Small Crescent Clasp Purse Frame Vintage Brass 2pc

Small Rectangle Clasp Purse:

Small Rectangle Clasp Purse Frame Vintage Brass 2pc

I am always looking for Christmas gifts for all of those people I want to thank around the holidays – teachers, hairdressers, coaches – you know the list. This is going to be it for this year! I can personalize them with a monogram, saying, school colors – the list is endless. I could even have my grandkids draw pictures of their parents and transfer it to fabric. Wouldn’t THAT be darling??? I can see the tears flowing already!

Add a gift card for an added bonus! These are all in stock now so order them before I do!

The Little Things

Sometimes it is the little things that make me happy – and this one is brilliant!

Thread Cutterz Ceramic Blade Zipper Pull Cutter

In their words: This Thread Cutterz Zipper Pull is convenient, safe and efficient. Attach it to a lanyard, purse, backpack, keychain or any zipper and it will always be there when you need it. Its double-sided blade quickly and efficiently cuts from either side and is recessed to prevent accidental cuts. Use this unique tool to easily slice through thread, yarn and embroidery floss cleanly with no fray. Note the zipper pull’s sleek, ergonomic design includes a non-slip finger grip for increased stability and control. It is durable, machine washable, and has no moveable parts to wear out. Enjoy this handy tool for years to come.

I can’t wait to teach a bag class – the Clam Up bag would be perfect.

Clam Up

The students can choose their ideal size. Personally, I want a small one that I can take on a plane with needle and threads and my latest applique project! With this zipper pull, I don’t need to worry about anyone confiscating my favorite scissors!

Conversation Starters

Looking for something totally new and creative? Offer these tote kits – made of seat belt material! This material can be easily sewn on a domestic machine. The kits include the pattern, belting material and hardware. You just need to provide the interfacing, fabric, and zippers.

There are two different styles to choose from – each available in two different colorways.

Roundabout Seat Belt Bag Kit in Teal

Roundabout Seat Belt Bag Kit in Steel Blue
Market Tote Seat Belt Bag Kit in Black and White
Market Tote Seat Belt Bag Kit in Red and White

They are easy to clean and virtually indestructible. Refill kits are available for each tote. After all, who could make just one???

Panels and Purses

The new patterns that will be showcased at Market are starting to arrive – and these two are sure to be hits. After all, they are from Aunties Two!

Happy Hauler is a BIG bag that goes together very quickly because the fabric is center stage! What a unique use of a panel – and what great results!

Cork Totes features either an open or zippered top and cork accents that elevates this to a boutique exclusive. Simply stunning!

Both patterns will be available next month.