Annie Unrein to the rescue! We all have been looking for a great way to store – and carry – our rulers. This ruler wrap is perfect!
In your sewing room, it is designed to hang on the back of a door in all of its 72″ glory. There is a multitude of pockets to hold the rulers AND a pocket designed to hold a cutting mat.
It can be folded up to two sizes – one if you are transporting a mat and the other for rulers.
What a great basis for a class! Machine quilt the foundation, learn how to insert zippers, use mesh, bind units, install hardware…okay a series of classes!
These are just sew darn cute, I had to share! These sweet and simple drawstring bags are perfect for holding small gifts and treats. And, they are made with just two fat eighths of fabric! You probably already have some in your stash!
Rana Heredia of Sewn into the Fabric has created the perfect project just in time for your Easter baskets or hide them in the yard for that Easter Egg hunt. But everyone loves bunnies so the rest of the year, tuck them in backpacks and lunch boxes to add a hug to any day. These bunnies are like M & M’s – you can’t stop at one!
Organize your nest – your sewing nest that is – with this new product from Pudgie Parrot. This catchall designed by Joan Ford is only four and a half inches square but is capable of containing a lot of your clutter in such a small space.
The stand-up peg area is positioned on the diagonal of the square so it is capable of holding any size rulers, patterns, envelopes etc. The scoop is the perfect place to keep your rotary cutter, glasses, cell phone or larger objects. The spaces in the front are designed to hold scissors, pencils, marking tools, flash drives, etc.
They come in four different colors: flamingo, peacock, hummingbird, and martin.
Who can stop at just one? After all, clutter is everywhere – desk, cutting table, sewing machine, armchair, bedside table…
The Gypsy Quilter has just released these attractive jars filled with reasonably priced notions just in time for shop hop season. Hosting a retreat? These are perfect little gifts to leave at their stations each morning!
These bobbin clips work with most bobbins and threads. Think of them as hairpins. They are flexible so you can squeeze them to insert through a bobbin and then the spool to keep everything together and in one place!
There is also a rubberized version, available in a 60 unit container or a 12 pack:
The bobbin clamps hold bobbin thread in place and can be stored on a key ring. For those who do applique, a multitude of colors can be stored together in a very small space! Talk about portable???
Peels serve the same purpose but are designed to fit around spools of thread.
All of these items are colorful, fun, useful AND less than a dollar so who is going to buy just one???
Annie Unrein creates the perfect bags so when we wanted to develop a storage system for Creative Grids® rulers, she was our first call. The prototype was the hit at Market – and in January you will see why!
In Annie’s words: Store and carry rulers, an 18″ x 24″ mat, rotary cutters, and more in the handy padded organizers. Organizers in two sizes may be hung on the back of a door or folded and wrapped to carry to classes. Straps secure the flap and an adjustable, detachable padded carrying strap make the organizer easy to transport.
Opened, the storage unit can be hung on the back of a door in your sewing room. When going to classes, simply fold it up and take it with you. We filled it with 17 rulers with lots of room to spare!
I love the thought that went into this design! It is 72″ long so it holds a multitude of rulers AND uses a 2 yard cut of Soft and Stable, which is available as a pre-cut. The bag is 27″ wide so it will hold those 24-1/2″ rulers AND one package of 54″ mesh can be cut in half and used for all of the pockets No waste! The bag requires two yards of fabric for the outside and two yards for the lining. Why not teach a machine quilting class so they can learn another technique?
Don’t you love inspired design???
I love these two totes by Penny Sturgis! The Tool Tote has pockets all around the outside AND the inside so it is the perfect class companion. Grandma who believed – a place for everything and everything in its place – would be proud! This bag is about 15″ long x 10″ wide x 7″ tall.
The pattern includes the hardware – a heavy duty metal form that keeps the bag open when needed. This frame is also sold separately because who can make just one? After all, it makes a great diaper bag, teacher bag, scrap booking bag….you get the picture!
Or use the same frame to make a Featherweight sewing machine bag. (But it would hold anything – or any small machine.)
What a great class to add to your featherweight series!
Many of you are planning Fall retreats or events so when I saw these bags by Tacony, I thought of you. They are reasonably priced and would be great “party favors” for ANY event.
They measure 15″ x 13 3/4″ x 4″ so they are big enough to carry a large project or show their love of quilting at the grocery store! The first two are in stock now, the third is due to arrive the beginning of September. Since you will want to order these in quantities, order them now!
These frames by Emmaline Bags were a big hit at Market.
These rods create the framework for bags that pop open like an old fashioned medical bag. They come in two sizes that retail for less than $5.00! The frames include the link to her website where you can download a free pattern for a retreat bag.
The large frame can be used to create this Lunch Bag. Just to be clear, this is NOT a free pattern and is available on our website.
What makes ALL of her bags special is the addition of the hardware – also very affordable. Zipper pulls and metal tags add a professional look to every bag so your customers will want these as well. Check out the entire line of Emmaline products on our website.
In case you hadn’t noticed, Patterns by Annie is now simply By Annie – because that gal has her act together! She is providing everything you need to create professional looking bags – Soft and Stable, hardware; zippers, mesh, fold over elastic, strapping, and the perfect design for every occasion!
She was the hit of Market and instantly had five patterns in the top 100!
These will be joined by Market favorites:
Did you realize that 20 of the top 100 patterns are bags??? If you aren’t offering a bag of the month club, you are not meeting your customer’s needs! Who can make just one? When their friends and family see them, they will ALL want one – and may take a class for the first time because they may find it less intimidating than a quilt! What a great way to gain new customers!
Rinske Stevens Designs provides everything you need to create heirloom quality covered boxes for every room in your house – and every occasion!
Or make a collapsible Victorian sewing box or journal cover.
What makes these special is that they also sell the hardware to give each piece that heirloom quality look.
Can you imagine featuring embroidery designs on these projects? What a great wedding gift, Mother’s Day gift – you get the picture! Visit our website to see the entire line of Rinske Stevens Design products.