No Mess – Just Press

I love Mary Ellen’s Best Press so much that I buy it by the gallon. I have tried filling up a small container with my kitchen funnel with limited results. NOW there is a solution.

Spray Misting Bottle Funnel

My favorite part? The loop at the top allows you to store it right on the gallon jug! This is a great companion to their mister which holds a whopping 10 ounces.

Spray Misting Bottle

For those of you who haven’t looked in awhile, there are some new fagrances.

Best Press Spray Starch Subtle Scent 16oz
Best Press Spray Starch Lavender Thyme 16oz
Best Press Spray Starch Lavender Vanilla 16oz

Why not make a display and re-introduce your customers to an old friend with new possibilities!

Silicone is the Rage

Silicone is showing up everywhere! Its heat-resistant properties are the perfect combination for quilters on the go.

Around the Bobbin has a new travel case showcasing at this Market that is sure to please. And since the patterns and silicone refills are due to arrive in the next couple weeks, they are a great choice for gifts this season!

Hot Stuff Travel Case
Silicone Refill Hot Stuff Travel Case

I love the way they have created a separate pocket for the cord so you can pack your bags – even with the curling iron, small portable craft iron, or flat iron is not without worrying about damaging the cord. A fast, fun and easy project!

Annie has you Organized

I am Annie’s biggest fan! She has created techniques that make it possible for EVERYONE to achieve stunning results! And, she provides the whole package – everything you need from hardware to vinyl to mesh to stabilizer – to create a one of a kind classic. In this case, I don’t want to miss anything so in Annie’s words….

Out and About: Carry everything you need for a day trip in this handy knapsack.
This compact and feature-rich backpack is sized to work well for adults as well as children. Just adjust the lengths of the shoulder straps (as directed in the pattern) to make it perfect for everyone, from 4-year-olds to 90-year-olds.

You’ll love the way the zippers extend all the way to the bottom of the main and front compartments for full access to each section. The compartments open wide, making it easy to pack and find items. No more digging around inside a pack!

The bag also features lots of zippered and slip pockets to keep small items organized and separated. Cell phone users will love the optional hidden pocket, which is perfect for keeping a phone available for quick access, yet out of sight.

In Control: Control the clutter with this sturdy caddy. Its small footprint makes it perfect for using next to the sewing machine or on a desk. Five outer slip pockets provide easy access to tools and supplies, and a zippered pocket on one end keeps personal items safe and secure. 

Expanding dividers on the inside organize a multitude of supplies or collapse flat against the interior of the caddy affording a wide-open interior. Comfy padded fabric handles make carrying easy and attach with rectangle rings allowing them to fall flat along the front or back

A functional and easy to make bag with four styles that feature both zippered mesh and zippered vinyl pockets in a variety of sizes. Use them to organize, store, and carry all sorts of treasures.  Pocket Packers are perfect for organizing personal items and clothing in a suitcase or to carry supplies to class. You’ll think of so many ways to use these handy bags! 

Each Pocket Packers bag measures 18.5” H x 13.5” W and each style features a full-sized zippered mesh pocket on the back. On the front are zippered vinyl pockets in a variety of sizes depending on the style that you choose to make. Style 1 has 1 pocket,
Style 2 has 2 same-sized pockets, Style 3 has 3 pockets of varying sizes, and 
Style 4 has 4 pockets in a variety of sizes. Any of the pockets can be divided into more than one section.

A reinforced handle attached to the top of each bag can be customized for carrying by hand or over the shoulder. Designed to be made with small amounts of fabric, Pocket Packers are perfect for using the newest fabrics from your favorite designer or a collection of pieces from your stash.

Save precious minutes on your way out the door. This handy 12″” H x 5.5” W organizer fits over the door handle and holds keys, phones, glasses, shopping lists, and more.
A handy strap on back holds letters, envelopes, or newspapers, and an optional elastic strap secures the organizer to the door knob/handle.

The Handle It pattern includes instructions for two options:

• Version 1 features a swivel hook for attaching keys, creating a perfect purse organizer! Keep your Handle It hanging on the door knob when at home to ensure you don’t forget it. Then, when you are ready to go, choose the perfect bag for your day or night on the town and simply slip the Handle It inside.

• Version 2 uses chalkboard fabric on the bottom pocket, making it a great place for quick reminders and daily ego boosts. Tell your family you love them, or remind your spouse to take out the trash.

I love these new patterns for shop owners! They are a perfect way to teach the methods that Annie uses in her projects at a reasonable price!

Perfect for use at home, at work, or on your travels, this easy-to-make organizer makes a great gift, too! The Easy Does It pattern is a perfect way to learn many of the basic techniques used to make ByAnnie patterns! To help local quilt shops, quilt guilds, get-togethers and sew-alongs take advantage of this great pattern, we have made it available in a beautiful printed version. Each package includes 25 individual patterns*, printed in full color on glossy letter stock.

Everyone will love the results and the usefulness of this little project. The handy zippered bag with attached handles will store and carry all their essentials. The bags also make quick, easy, and useful gifts! Be sure everyone gets the free Easy Does It Add-on Video as well. They will love learning our best tips and tricks as we walk them through the pattern online.

Store and carry all your project pieces or supplies in this handy zippered bag with attached handle. Fabric quilted to Soft and Stable makes a sturdy base and the mesh front affords great visibility of contents plus a bit of added stretchiness.
Use one 13” x 18″” rectangle of Soft and Stable and three fat quarters in coordinating prints/colors plus a bit of mesh, interfacing, and a zipper to make this handy 11″”H x 16″”W bag. 

All of these patterns will be arriving later this month so place your orders now!

Get Organized with Poorhouse Designs

Kristine Poor is one of my favorite designers. She knows how to use all of those specialty interfacings, etc. that tend to intimidate me. But her instructions are so well done that she eliminates the intimidation factor so truly anyone can do it!

Her Scalloped Baskets pattern is made with pre-cut Bosal. The pattern includes instructions to make three different scalloped bins using Bosal’s pre-cut Scalloped Placemats or Scalloped Squares. They are reversible, can be pieced or made from a solid piece of fabric, and can even be quilted!

What a great shower gift – filled with everything the new mother will need, of course! They are due to arrive this month so don’t forget to order the foundations as well.

Vintage Simplicity Gifts

We all remember shopping for Simplicity patterns and loved the tantalizing drawings on the patterns. Now they have taken some of the classic images and have made a line of gift items that are sure to make you smile!

These hard cover notebook retail for less than $10 and would be a great addition to a counter display.

These tins are decorative as well as useful – and are reasonably priced!

All of them are due to arrive the first week of May – just in time for a little something for Mother’s Day.

Journal your Quilt Projects

These are the latest journals from It Takes Two and would be the perfect centerpiece for a Valentine’s Day display.

Each journal contains 84 lined pages and measures 6 x 8 inches – the perfect size to carry everywhere!

And, at just $7.50, the price point is just as attractive as the journals. These journals are expected next week. To see their complete line of products, visit our website: It Takes Two.

Twelve Days of Christmas – Part Two

These organizers by It’s Sew Emma are the perfect gift for everyone – not just quilters! What a great teacher gift. But, if you WANT to give it to a quilter, a lady told me at the show that she uses it to store her machine feet! Now I need another one!

This Pudgie Parrot organizer holds at least seven rulers as well as a rotary cutter. It comes in a multitude of colors so visit the website to pick your favorite!

The Fusamats come in several different sizes and are the perfect gift for those who love fused applique. At Market, they showed the perfect companion – a pair of tweezers with a very fine point. The point is so fine that you can actually use them to place tiny applique pieces and iron them in place!

Stay tuned for Part Three…..

Organization with Style

The Sew Stack is a storage system designed by Noble Industries. Each unit is the same size – 6 1/2″ square but the depth changes depending on the need.

Store 40 bobbins in one container.

Clip it to 16 spools of thread in a deeper container.

Or buy a bobbin container without a lid since the container stacked above it holding the spools of thread has one!

There is even a container for machine feet!

Design your own system with The Sew Stacks. What an efficient use of space!

Spray Bottles Rise to the Occasion

Thanks to a Quilter’s Corner, I no longer have to buy spray bottles based on the nozzle! They have created a spray bottle that can be used for liquid starches – including my favorite, Best Press! This is engineered to provide a more even, continuous spray and coverage every time.

These bottles hold a minimum of 10 ounces and come in a 12 pack display with three different labels – which makes it a perfect gift!

These are selling fast – more will be arriving any day so order now!

Storage at its Best

These new storage containers by Art Bin are designed to fit in their ever-popular Super Satchel containers.

They come in four sizes – Large Short and Large Tall:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And Small Short and Small Tall:


 

 

 

 

 

 

These all have screw tops and are also designed to screw to each other! These will be arriving soon so start planning how many you need. Each size comes in sets of three. Now what to put in them????