Eppiflex for English Paper-Piecing

These laser cut mylar templates are the perfect companion for those English paper-piecing fans! The mylar templates are heat resistant and durable. They can be used again and again.

The The Quilting Patch offers 119 different sets!

Eppiflex Hexagon 1/2in

These templates are flexible so they bend when you need them. And they are transparent so you can fussy cut the fabric designs. Use the glue method like me? No problem! Glue away and when you are done, put them in a mesh bag and wash them in the washer!

They come in a multitude of same shape packages but also come in kits. A Twist in Time, for instance includes all of the shapes to make this gorgeous wall hanging!

Eppiflex A Twist in Time

They even offer kits for the Lucy Boston – Patchwork of the Crosses quilt. Separate kits are available for the border units.

Lucy Boston: Patchwork Of The Crosses
Eppiflex Lucy Boston POTC 1in Starter

The Lucy Boston Patchwork of the crosses templates also come in 1 1/4″ and for those miniaturists out there – 1/2 inch.

We have several of the templates in stock but our buyer did not order all 118! She needs your help in determining which ones you prefer so order them now!

Bias Tape Makers

I love to make bias tape! And now there is a set of four – one-quarter inch to one inch – that are reasonably priced! Bias Tape Maker Set 4pk from Mundial # DQBST

These babies have a groove on the back that aids in feeding the fabric through the tool. This is a great demo! If you have never shown these to your customers, here are some tips:

You can now make bias tape out of any fabric to match your project AND it will be made out of the same top quality fabric you are used to!

Cut the fabric into the recommended width. Then cut the end at an angle. You do not have to cut the strips on the bias unless you are curving it in your finished design. If you are going to make curvy shapes, that is what the 45-degree lines on your mat and rulers are for – another great demo!

I spray the strip with Mary Ellen’s spray starch before inserting the angled end through the tube. As soon as the fabric emerges from the narrow end of the tube, pin it to your wool mat or ironing board cover. I use a T-pin.

Then pull the bias tape maker, keeping the tip of the iron on the narrow end of the tool so it doesn’t “splay” as it comes out of the tool. The spray starch ensures that you have crisp folds that stay in place.

Now everyone is making bias tape because they can’t get elastic for masks so it doesn’t have to be cut on the bias. These have a great retail – and will be available in May – so order them now!

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Hoop Easy Is THAT Easy

I do not have an embroidery machine YET so I have deferred to an expert for this post. Nichole Schneider is a Checker buyer and knows everything there is to know about the subject!

Hoop Easy Cotton Batting from The Gypsy Quilter® Stitcher Series

Do you ever have a need for just a little bit of batting? This easy to use roll of 100% natural cotton batting is perfect for all your quilt-as-you-go or in-the-hoop projects.  I love it for small projects or for use in limited spaces. The convenient roll is super easy to use and space-saving to store.  The 10 or 12-inch roll is a great thing to have on hand for small projects!

When combined with 100% cotton thread and fabric, batting is microwave safe for up to 6 minutes- in 2-minute intervals.

Hoop Easy Cotton Batting 10in x 10yds
Hoop Easy Cotton Batting 12in x 10yds

Pro tip: Hoop your preferred stabilizer and float batting in the hoop.  Use this batting to give a little extra loft to in the hoop projects- especially the arms and legs of stuffed animals.

Hoop Easy Embroidery Batting – Cotton Poly Batting with Scrim from The Gypsy Quilter® Stitcher Series

Finally! Batting that supports your stitches WITHOUT additional stabilizer. Hoop the embroidery batting and off you go! Supports up to 8,000 stitches per layer. 11% Scrim for added strength and stability, this batting will not shift.

Hoop Easy Embroidery Batting 10in x 10yds
Hoop Easy Embroidery Batting 12in x 10yds

I love this batting for fully enclosed in the hoop projects. The batting IS the stabilizer! Nothing to remove. Simply trim when finished. This is a GREAT stabilizer to use for stuffed animals, pouches and more.   Your project is soft after embroidery and has a really nice loft to it as well.

Pro tip: if you need more stitch count support, simply float a piece of tear away under the hooped batting.

Hoop Easy Stick & Wash Away from The Gypsy Quilter® Stitcher Series

Perfect for hard to hoop items -simply hoop with release paper side up. Once hooped, score release paper with a T-pin and gently peel the paper up. Stick your hard to hoop fabric or item to the adhesive side and embroider. When finished, un-hoop and remove the stabilizer with water. Wash Away stabilizer is great for sheer fabrics and those with an open weave, also excellent for applique. Supports 8,000 stitches per layer.

Hoop Easy Stick & Wash Away Stabilizer 10in x 10yds
Hoop Easy Stick & Wash Away Stabilizer 12in x 10yds

Pro tip: For easy removal- spray backside of the project with water from a mist bottle. Then gently peel off the stabilizer. You can also immerse in water, and the stabilizer will dissolve completely.

Hoop Easy Stick and Tear Away from The Gypsy Quilter® Stitcher Series


Perfect for hard to hoop items. Simply hoop with release paper side up. Once hooped, score release paper with a T-pin and gently peel the paper up. Stick your hard to hoop fabric or item to the adhesive side and embroider. When finished, un-hoop and tear away stabilizer from the project. Supports 8,000 stitches per layer.

Hoop Easy Stick & Tear Away Stabilizer 10in x 10yds
Hoop Easy Stick & Tear Away Stabilizer 12in x 10yds

Pro tip: After embroidering, gently tear off the stabilizer.   

Hoop Easy Sew-In Mesh from The Gypsy Quilter® Stitcher Series

Sew-in Mesh adds stability while retaining the softness of the fabric. This product works great with knits, loose weave fabric, and fleece. It supports up to 8,000 stitches per layer.

Hoop Easy Sew-In Mesh Stabilizer 12in x10yds

Hoop Easy Sew-In Mesh Stabilizer 12in x10yds

Pro tip: Leave this stabilizer in after embroidering. If you need more stabilization- float tear away stabilizer under the hoop.

Hoop Easy Tear Away from The Gypsy Quilter® Stitcher Series

This is the cleanest tear away you’ve ever used. The stabilizer is perforated for a precise tear and easy removal. This works best with woven fabrics and other fabrics that do not stretch.  Supports 8,000 stitches per layer.

Hoop Easy Tear Away Stabilizer 10in x 10yds
Hoop Easy Tear Away Stabilizer 12in x 10yds

Pro tip: If you need more stability, layer up the stabilizer.

Hoop Easy Topper from The Gypsy Quilter® Stitcher Series

Use this topper to prevent stitches from sinking into your fabric. After embroidering, tear topper away, then remove any excess with water.

Hoop Easy Topper 10in x 10yds
Hoop Easy Topper 12in x 10yds

Pro tip:  use topper when embroidering toweling or “furry” fabrics- and the stitching will sit nicely on top!

Template Plastic

I am hard pressed to make something as common as template plastic exciting – but it kind of is!

Template Plastic 14in x 20in 4ct

This template Plastic comes in packages of four 14 x 20 inch sheets. It is translucent so you can trace the template right onto the sheets and cut them out with scissors or a craft knife. Or, you can skip the tracing step altogether and use a die cut machine! The matte finish prevents skid and as an added bonus? It also reduces glare from overhead lights. This product is due in next week so order it now!

Take a Stand

These new products by Kraft Klub are sure to get your creative juices flowing! For instance, who wouldn’t love one of these banners?

Triangle Garland

This triangle garland is almost 6 foot long – and magnetic – so you can change the message any time you want! I want something for each holiday – and of course, the names of everyone in my family! What a nice birthday touch!

Or, choose circles – or both!

Circle Garland

Both have a chalkboard finish so you can change your message daily!

With this company, you have all kinds of options – trays, cake plates – you name it: Kraft Klub

Scalloped Tray Square White

The quilt blocks or wool projects can be held in place with these cute little magnets:

White Enamel Magnets 12ct

Or choose these decorative stands:

Black Round Stand
Black Heart Stand
Black Star Stand

These “frames” will be available next month! Start thinking about what creative way you can use them!

Spot on Dots

This is such a brilliant idea! I can’t wait to use them on my Creative Grids Trim Tools! Cutting fabric accurately is the first step in creating quilts that lay flat, points that line up, and pieces that fit just right. The Gyspy Quilter Spot on Dots allows you to see exactly where you’ve lined up your fabric on your ruler by giving you magnified visibility at the point that matters most. For precision-perfect accuracy, Spot on Dots is the perfect tool for you!

Spot On Dot Magnifying Lens Set
Spot On Dot Magnifying Lens Set

Spot On Dot Magnifying Lens Set

The small dot is 1 inch in diameter. The large dot is 2 inches in diameter. At the center, magnification is 3x.

Place Spot on Dot adhesive side down onto your favorite ruler at the spot you want to magnify. The reusable adhesive ring will prevent the Spot on Dot from shifting while you make precise cuts. The Spot on Dot stays in place until you remove it. Store in its case after use. You can reactivate the grip on the Spot On Dot by simply washing with mild soap and water.

Waddles

Just the name makes me smile! He is the cutest little penguin to grace the South Pole! Waddles #CLPLDB004 From Cut Loose Press™ by Lisa DeBord.

Waddles

He is the perfect companion for Noggins #CLPLDB003 from Cut Loose Press™ by Lisa DeBord.

Noggin

Both are made with the Creative Grids® four-inch curvy and four-inch log cabin trim tools.

Creative Grids 4in Log Cabin Trim Tool Quilt Ruler
Creative Grids 4in Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool

Why not bundle some fabrics together that would work great in these quilts? These make a great class. Let them choose either pattern since they share all of the same blocks – but we know they will want to make both!

Teach them how to make a traditional log cabin and complete the blocks as homework. Then, you can move on to Courthouse Steps and Curvy log cabins. If you start now, these guys could be ready to hang by Christmas!

Tula Pink in All her Glory

Tula has her own style – and that style requires threads that are a little more vibrant, a little more colorful – well, a little more TULA than what you currently have on hand!

Tula Pink Homemade Custom Tin and Three Mini Collections

I love that this collection includes four large spools of neutral shades – perfect for piecing. There are also 10 small spools of her signature colors – all 50 weight thread. And everything is packaged in a gorgeous tin!

Tula Pink Homemade Custom Tin and Three Mini Collections

These threads are the perfect choice for top stitching her new ribbons available in three colorways:

Tula Pink Home Made Morning Designer Ribbon Pack
Tula Pink Home Made Noon Designer Ribbon Pack
Tula Pink Home Made Night Designer Ribbon Pack

Everything is due to arrive this month so order them now!

Kimberbell Trims

I love these assortments of crocheted trims by Kimberbell.

Crocheted Edge Trim Red
Crocheted Edge Trim Grey
Crocheted Edge Trim Lime Green

In her words: “A look both classic and contemporary, our designer Crocheted Edge Trim is a soft, grosgrain ribbon flanked by lovely loops of thread. Available in three sizes, the smallest ribbon is a 3/8” wide gingham pattern, the medium is a 7/8” wide polka dot, and the large size is a 1-1/2” wide solid color. Each size and style of Crocheted Edge Trim comes in two-yard lengths and is ideal for a variety of machine embroidery and sewing projects! “

Don’t you just love the colors??? These would be perfect as an add on to a display of Spring fabrics! Who doesn’t love checks and polka dots?

Sew Kind of Wonderful – So True

I love the gals from Sew Kind of Wonderful and everything they do! They are releasing a new ruler next month that is brilliant!

Wonder Curve Ruler

It has markings to cut and square up the blocks to make these amazing quilts!

Cool Cars
Happy Together
Plant Life

The patterns and ruler are due to arrive next month. I can’t wait to get my hands on them! You know when it is done by Sew Kind of Wonderful, the quality is there!