Zakka Home Modern with Style

Sedef Imer’s designs are all quick and easy projects that are so charming, you won’t be able to make just one. For an explanation of what Zakka is, I went to the official description:

Zakka is a Japanese design aesthetic that combines usefulness with beauty and style. In this book, Sedef Imer has created a collection of simple, pretty, and handy projects inspired by the art of Zakka to help organize and beautify your home. Suitable for all levels of sewists, you will be inspired by these fun and easy-to-sew projects that will brighten and adorn your home.

Zakka Home:  19 Modern and Stylish Projects For Your Home

What a great class series! At each class, they would literally take home a finished project. Who doesn’t love instant gratification???

New from Poorhouse Designs

Kris Poor has done it again! The Snowberry Runner includes instructions for a table topper or runner. This pattern is striking in two colors and is stunning in Kaffe! The pattern showcases two different techniques so it is the perfect choice for a class.

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The Welcome Home banner includes 12 different appliques which are velcroed onto the banner each month. Create all 12 monthly designs or choose 4 to represent the seasons. Home banner 8” x 25”, Welcome banner 9” x 41”.

Bosal offers the pre-cuts for the changeable appliques in four packs and twelve packs. Everything is due to arrive later this month so place your orders now.

Home Gnome

These little guys make darling placemats any time of year. At 12-1/2 inches, they are plenty big enough to hold a plate and a drink! I have shown the back of the pattern as well so you can order your preferred batting, etc. when you order the patterns. They are due to arrive next month and would be great sellers during a shop hop. From Susie C. Shore Designs.

Home Gnomes
Home Gnomes

Why not bundle some fat quarters in coordinating fabrics to make this an easy option for your customers?

Cats and Dogs

These latest mug rugs or ornaments by Rachel’s are too cute to resist! Each version is available as a stand alone pattern or a kit that includes the felt and floss as well.

Who can resist those faces???

Dog Coaster Pattern
Dog Coasters Kit
Cat Coaster Pattern
Cat Coaster Kit

I always keep some of Rachel’s kits on hand so I always have handwork when I need it. These make great gifts so it is always nice to have some ready. These are due to arrive next month, just in time for vacation travels.

A Slice of Summer

I love this pattern By Patch Abilites, Inc. for so many reasons besides the fact that it is absolutely darling!

Watermelon Place

It is a Quilt-As-Ya-Go project so you can actually finish it in a class. Don’t you love instant gratification? And your customers will love that they leave the class with it totally done.

I am showing this to you now because you may be able to repurpose some of those reds and greens from your Christmas fabrics. (Pretend there isn’t snow on the ground.)

You need five different reds and a green stripe so it would be easy to kit.

And, it is a great beginner class. It would be a great opportunity to teach them about battings, fusible battings, and binding. Who could ask for anything more?

Patch Abilities is now offering many of their favorite patterns in a machine embroidery format and a version that includes the embellishments. Check out our website to see the options available.

This pattern is due to arrive next month so place your orders now.

Seasonal Door Quilts

In Kelli’s own words:
When I realized they weren’t teaching cursive writing anymore at my son’s school, I started the Keeping Cursive Alive Mini Quilt Series. At 12 x 24″ finished, these are the perfect size to hang on the front door, or anywhere else you’re feeling festive! Let’s make door quilts a thing! These mini quilt patterns are designed to use 100% scraps! All traditional piecing and straight seams.

The newest addition to the line is due to arrive soon:

Cheers Party Mini Quilts Pattern

It joins the other patterns in the series:

Love and Luck Mini Quilts
Peace Risen Mini Quilts Pattern
Boo Eek Mini Quilt Series
Give/Thanks Mini Quilt Series Quilt Pattern

I love that they are all the exact same size so they can be interchanged and displayed on your door – inside or out!

HoHo Joy Mini Quilt Series Quilt Pattern

Fabric Bowls as Art

Modern Fabric Art Bowls written by Kirsten Fisher takes fabric bowl making to a whole new level!

Modern Fabric Art Bowls
Modern Fabric Art Bowls
Modern Fabric Art Bowls

In their words: Delve into the world of quilts, fabrics, and bowl making! Take quilt blocks and bring them into the three dimensional space as tasteful, modern bowls. Kirsten Fisher shares her unique artistic vision and instructions on how you can take any piece of fabric and reinvent it using the design of your choice. Perfect to forever display a favorite fabric or quilt block, or provide a thoughtful gift to loved ones.

What a great way to use orphan blocks! Or, use them as a fundraiser. A youth group in our area made the bowls and sold them to members of the congregation. The purchasers used them to hold spare change. All proceeds, and the spare change, were then donated to the food pantry. What a great way to make a difference in your community.


Dimensions: 8.62in x 0.25in x 11.07in
Softcover

Latest Blanks from Kimberbell

These are just brilliant! Who doesn’t always need quick and easy gifts? The Kimberbell blanks have serged edges so the final seams can be sewn after the embroidery is done. Talk about instant gratification! But in her words:

Heading to a special occasion? Bring a Kimberbell Velvet Wine Bag! Made from a rich navy velvet, each bag has serged, open side seams for easy hooping. Add your embroidery design, then close the sides with a simple straight stitch! With a fully encased, corded drawstring, Kimberbell Velvet Wine Bag Blanks add a tasteful touch to wine bottles, sparkling cider, and other heartfelt gifts.

Velvet Wine Bag Blank, Set of 2, Navy

Cooking up a cute project? Kimberbell Adult Aprons are the perfect ingredient for machine embroidery, sewing, and crafting of all kinds. Made from premium cotton, each apron has an adjustable neck for a comfortable fit! Stitching is a piece of cake with this quality Kimberbell Blank.

Adult Apron, Pinstripe, Adjustable Neck


Decor for every reason and season, our 100% cotton tea towels delightfully display your favorite Kimberbell designs!

Tea Towels, Gingham & Pinstripe Grey/Cream Set of 2

These are all due to arrive later this month so place your orders now!

Bareroots Ornaments


Check out this pattern for six adorable stuffed ornaments by Barri Sue Gaudet of Bareroots. Each ornament when finished is 4 x 4 inches tall and wide. Use wool felts, felted wool or fabric to make these ornaments. Wool felt and floss kits are available separately to make six all six ornaments.

Here is the Companion Kit or Refill Kit for Bareroots BR233 Everything Nice Ornaments. The kit includes National Nonwovens Wool Felt and DMC Floss for 6 ornaments. These adorable ornaments are fun and easy to make and the perfect way to introduce your customers to handwork. .

Everything Nice Ornament Wool Felt & Floss Kit

The kits and pattern are sold separately so you can buy additional kits since you will definitely want to make more than one! These are due to arrive this month, so place your orders now.