Magnetic Needle Cases


These magnetic needle cases from It’s Sew Emma are the perfect accessory to sew on the go! Your needles will stick to the magnetic layer inside the case, protected by the sturdy plastic exterior. They are available in three colorways – each sporting a favorite stitchy saying.

Stay Sharp Navy Magnetic Needle Case
Get To The Point Teal Magnetic Needle Case
Needle Little Love Pink Magnetic Needle Case

These are due to arrive February 1st – the perfect little something for Valentine’s Day!

ABC 123 Cool Pins

Numbered (0-25) on one side and lettered (A-Z) on the other, ABC 123 Cool Pins from The Gypsy Quilter are perfect for organizing your quilt pieces. At .5mm – these pins are sharp and will never leave holes behind in your fabric. As an added bonus, the pinheads are heat resistant up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 104 hexagon shaped pins come in a reusable storage box.

ABC 123 Cool Pins

And in this case, that box adds the awe factor. How cute is this???

ABC 123 Cool Pins

These are due to arrive in April and would be a great addition to any Mother’s Day promotion!

The Perfect Magnet

MagnaFingers is a magnetic pick-up tool for pins and needles that easily releases items so you don’t hurt your fingers!

MagnaFingers Pick-up/Release - Blue
MagnaFingers Pick-up/Release - Blue
MagnaFingers Pick-up/Release - Blue

This powerful ceramic magnet will pick up over 100 pins – even in carpet. The simple “two-finger” release works like a clothespin.

This tool was designed by 13-year-old Owen Cowan who spilled fish hooks on his carpet. What a great idea! They are available in three different colorways.

MagnaFingers Pick-up/Release - Mint
MagnaFingers Pick-up/Release - Violet

These are arriving the end of this month so order them now.

Sewing Room Makeover

Everyone I know has cleaning and organizing their sewing room on their list of New Year’s resolutions. And that is the perfect time to take stock of what you really have, what you need – and what needs replaced!

Check out the top 100 notions on our website: //www.checkerdist.com/top/notions

This will give you an idea of what other quilters value and brands that have stood the test of time. Now look at your basic quilting supplies – the ones you use EVERY day! Is it time to replace your rotary cutter blades? Why not buy a multipack so you actually cut instead of “saw” in 2021?

Rotary Blade 45mm 5ct

Check out your stash of needles and buy your most popular sizes.

Schmetz Universal Machine Needle Size 12/80

Are your pins all bent or is your pin cushion bare? Why not replace them with these extra long, sharp, heat-resistant Cool Pins by The Gypsy Quilter?

Cool Pins Gypsy Purple  50pc

Has your mat seen better days? Maybe it is time to replace it – and upgrade to a larger size:

Creative Grids Cutting Mat 24in x 36in

Have you dropped your ruler so many times that there is not a corner left in sight?

Creative Grids Quilt Ruler 6-1/2in x 24-1/2in

If you got a small wool mat to try it, it may be time to admit that it is the greatest notion of the last decade!

Wool Pressing Mat 14-1/3in Wide x 18-7/8in Long x 1/2in Thick

Refresh the notions you use every day and make sewing a pleasure again – just don’t cut your finger with that new blade!!!

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!

The Jellies Have It!

All you need is ONE jelly roll along with background and accent fabric to create this stunning oversized throw. The pattern Jelly Roll Log Cabins #CLPCAM022 from Cut Loose Press™ includes cutting instructions for the logs so every inch of fabric is utilized. Since the log cabin blocks finish to 12 inches, you only need to make 16 blocks so you can finish the entire project in an afternoon.

Jelly Roll Log Cabin

All you need is TWO jelly rolls along with background and accent fabric to create this stunning full/queen-sized quilt. The pattern Jelly Roll Blues #CLPCAM023 from Cut Loose Press™ includes cutting instructions for the logs to best utilize the fabric. The center square is pieced from 2-1/2 inch strips as well to add to the courthouse steps effect. Since the log cabin blocks finish to 12 inches, you only need to make 42 blocks so you can finish the entire project in a weekend.

Jelly Roll Blues

Make either quilt with the Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tool Two Quilt Ruler #CGRJAW2 designed by Jean Ann Wright.

Creative Grids Log Cabin Trim Tool Two 6in & 12in Blocks Quilt Ruler

Chain Piecing Made Easy

Meet the new and improved Cutting Gizmo by Gypsy Quilter®! The Chain-Piece Thread Cutting Gizmo #TGQ052.

Chain Piece Thread Cutting Gizmo

It is the extra hand you need to help separate chain-pieced units when quilting. To safely cut the threads between the chain-pieced units, simply hold the fabric pieces with both hands and slip the thread into the slot on the top of the Chain-Piece Thread Cutting Gizmo. The embedded razor blade cuts the thread quickly, easily, and safely. The non-slip bottom ensures that it will stay in place when in use. Five replacement blades and the magnetic tool needed for blade changes are stored in the base.

Chain Piece Thread Cutting Gizmo
Chain Piece Thread Cutting Gizmo

Order them now – they are due to arrive later this month!

A Sew Kind of Wonderful Nativity

I just love this! Helen Robinson of Sew Kind of Wonderful has a created modern look with simple piecing using the Sew Kind of Wonderful tool A Starry Night is wonderful in every way!

Starry Night
Wonder Curve Ruler

She has created a bonus block which can be substituted for the camel block in the quilt or made into a pillow as an accent.

Starry Night Cow Bonus Block

She has even created a coordinating coloring book! Talk about adding that awe factor to a gift!

Why not feature this quilt as a block of the month starting in January so it will be done in time for the next holiday season? The quilt finished to 75″ x 78″. The pattern comes with multiple layouts so you can adjust the size to fit your needs. The quilt pattern is due to arrive this week. The bonus block, coloring book and ruler are already in stock. Wouldn’t this be a great gift – especially if they know it will be featured in upcoming classes????

Cool Pins!

Cool pins are just that – COOL! They are heat resistant up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit so you can iron over them without melting the tip of the pin or burning your finger. The large pinheads are easy to grasp and manipulate – perfect for all ages. And since the tips of the Cool Pins are colorful, they are easy to spot and remove – no pins left behind. Cool pins are sharp and fine. At just .5 mm, they will not leave holes in your finished project. 50 pins come in a reusable storage box. Available in 3 colors: Gypsy Purple, Bohemian Blue and Fortune Fuchsia

Cool Pins Bohemian Blue  50pc
Cool Pins Gypsy Purple  50pc
Cool Pins Fortune Fuchsia  50pc

Why not open a case and display them by the register so everyone can see how sharp they are? Or use them in your next class. Just make sure you have plenty on hand because everyone will want them!

Half Rects with Brenda Henning

It is hard to believe that all four of these quilts were made with half rectangle units!

Flint Chips
Cinque Terre
Crossroads
Jewels

It’s hard to pick a favorite – or a first project! There is a template in the patterns or the units can be easily trimmed with her Half Rect Ruler. This tool trims seven different sizes from 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ to 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. All of the individual pieces are cut from rectangles. Sewing bias edges is not a problem since the half rectangle units are trimmed to the perfect size after sewing.

Half Rect Ruler

The ruler and patterns are due to arrive the beginning of December so place your orders now!