Commemorate Our Times

Java House Quilts has just the pattern for you!

We're On A Bigger Roll

We’re on a Roll is sure to make everyone smile! This pattern is due to arrive April 8 barring any unforeseen circumstances! My choice? I, like all of you, am finishing up a lot of unfinished projects. Just one of these blocks would make a great label for the back of every quilt I finish during the quarantine! Just write on the paper the details. I’m not the only one that just finished a quilt started at least 14 years ago…..

Spreading Joy

Isolation these days is a fact of life. But how are we to deal with it? In my case, I thought it would be fun to revisit an ancient tradition – May Day. On the first of May, people would anonymously leave flowers or sweets on the doorsteps of friends. For my purposes, I am leaving A Tisket A Tasket – 2 Fat Quarter Basket!

A Tisket A Tasket 2 Fat Quarter Basket

All quilters have a ton of fat quarters – and this cute basket is made from two. One for the ties and one for the body and lining. These are fast, easy projects. You can make a dozen of them in an afternoon!

I am going to make two per person – one to fill and leave for a friend or family member. And one to tuck inside for them to fill and share – my version of pay it forward. My grandchildren are great bakers so they can fill them with sweets.

Why not add a personal letter as well? With social distancing, what a great way to bring a smile to neighbors and friends!

Chicken Runner

Cotton Ginnys does cute so well – and this has to be the cutest!

Chickens on the Runner

If this place mat or table runner doesn’t make you smile in the morning, nothing will! We even have some chicken wire fabric from Elizabeth Studio to go with it! But checks, stripes and polka dots would be just as charming!

White Chicken Wire

What a great combination! AND, a great choice for a make it/take it class! They could easily finish it in an afternoon! The fabric is in stock now, the pattern is due later this month so order now!

A Country’s Call

The folks at Country Threads have put together my favorite kind of book. They have combined wonderful reproduction style quilts with stories of unsung heroines of the Civil War.

A Countrys Call

A little eye candy….

A Countrys Call

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A Countrys Call
A Countrys Call
A Countrys Call
A Countrys Call

These stunning quilts are the icing on the cake of some great stories! Reach back in time and visit 14 heroines of the Civil War. Then, create an array of beautiful quilts inspired by the stories of these courageous women. From a simple string quilt to spectacular scrap quilts bursting with hundreds of fabrics, each project captures the look of antique quilts from the era. Authentic photos and true accounts of Civil War history will draw you right in!

Cork with Sallie Tomato

I just love her stuff – and she is such a great marketer that she makes my life so easy! Her book Create with Cork is a must-have. It includes all of the tips and tricks that make sewing cork a breeze!

Create with Cork Fabric

And now she has packaged the hardware for all of the projects in the book – in five finishes: gold, antique, silver, nickel, and rose gold.

Create with Cork Fabric Kit Antique

That’s right – any of the hardware required to make all projects in the book. What a great series of classes!

The cork is pre-packaged in 15 x 18-inch pieces as well:

Prepacked Cork Blend Fabric, 18in x 15in roll, Natural Pattern
Prepacked Cork Blend Fabric, 18in x 15in roll, Natural Pattern
Prepacked Cork Blend Fabric, 18in x 15in roll, Blue/Silver Metallic
Prepacked Cork Blend Fabric, 18in x 15in roll, Green/Silver Metallic
Prepacked Cork Blend Fabric, 18in x 15in roll, Natural/Gold Metallic
Prepacked Cork Blend Fabric, 18in x 15in roll, Taupe/Silver Metallic

They can mix and match in class and have several gifts on hand! The book and cork are in stock now. The hardware is expected next week.

Aunties Two Katahdin Tote

This newest release by Aunties Two is named after the highest mountain in Main.

Katahdin Tote

The bag is 11 inches tall; 12 inches wide; and 6 inches deep – a perfect size for a travel tote! Make the bag with 28 – 2 1/2″ fabric strips and a yard of fabric for the lining and pockets.

For those – like me – who can’t make just one, the metal stays are available separately as well.

Metal Stays Size D Katahdin Tote

The wide zippers are available in nineteen colors.

24in Aqua Zipper Double Slide

Batting strips make the body of the bag.

Katahdin 100% Cotton Summer 3oz 2-1/2in x 25yds

The base and handles are created with In-R-Form.

In-R-Form Plus Double Sided Fusible Foam Stabilizer 18in x 58in

Everything will be in stock next month!

Crazier Eights Playbook

This companion book for the Creative Grids® Crazier Eights Template Set #CGRMT7 features eight projects. This 16-page booklet includes instructions for cutting from scraps, 10” squares and fabric strips for effective use of your fabrics. Learn to use the five templates as a set, individually or in different combinations to create the projects in the book.

Crazier Eights Playbook
Crazier Eights Playbook

Or use the free pattern that comes with the template set!

Creative Grids Crazier Eights Template

Everything is in stock so order now!

Bird Brain Designs

Bird Brain Designs – need I say more??? Her latest fabric line features her classic red that is the perfect compliment to her redwork. Sheltering Tree by Bird Brain Designs Collection from Maywood Studio.

This quilt kit is the perfect showcase for the Sheltering Tree panel. #KIT-MASCOH

Quilt Kit Connecting Home, 57in x 75in

Sheltering Tree features several kits as well as some dynamic prints!

Red/Cream Sheltering Trees
Tan/Red Houses

Robin also has added three new patterns to her embroidery line. They are also all available as machine embroidery patterns.

Feathered Farmyard Friends
Love You More
Home Sweet Home

The patterns will be available this month, the fabric will be available in May.

Prim Village by Lori Holt

Roam the streets of this sweetly stitched village with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet Company! Twelve quaint, colorful cottages have plenty of room for you to play with palettes and shades to create your dream dwellings. Mind the rows of churn dashes while strolling the paths, while a simple border fences in these abodes. Prim Village Cross Stitch pattern comes with full-color instructions, diagrams and supply list, including suggested DMC and AuriFloss colors. It is printed on durable 11″ x 17″ cardstock. The cross stitch pattern includes charts for the Large Prim Village and Small Village and is designed for 25ct Oatmeal Lugana. Large Prim Village finishes at 11.75″ x 12″ and Small Prim Village finishes at 3″ x 5″. Large Prim Village is designed to fit a 14″ x 14″ frame and Small Prim Village is designed to fit a 4″ x 6″ frame. The pattern is available now!

A cute Prim Village enamel charm is included also. This adorable charm is exclusive to the Prim Village pattern. #ISE-412 From It’s Sew Emma

Prim Village Cross Stitch by Lori Holt for Bee in my Bonnet Company

Wool Applique Heirlooms

The title says it all! This book by Mary A. Blythe includes fifteen different projects – and they all are stunning!

Wool Applique Heirlooms

I think my personal favorite is this Advent Tree. How cute is that? Who can resist pennies?

I had to look twice at this one! It reminds me of my grandma’s canning lids. Such muted colors are stunning!

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But wool can be bright as well – and adding curves to the centerpiece adds another design element.

Fall is my favorite season and these two are beauties!

Add warmth and texture to your home with wool appliqué. Sewing in the popular folk-art style, you’ll stitch fifteen projects, including thirteen heirloom-worthy table mats and two versions of an Advent calendar, on a cotton or wool base. Learn how reverse appliqué brings depth and color to your handwork without the bulk of additional layers. This guide offers advice on choosing and using wool (even scraps!), plus valuable techniques and tips for wool hand stitchers.

Add warmth and texture to your home with wool appliqué. Sewing in the popular folk-art style, you’ll stitch fifteen projects, including thirteen heirloom-worthy table mats and two versions of an Advent calendar, on a cotton or wool base. Learn how reverse appliqué brings depth and color to your handwork without the bulk of additional layers. This guide offers advice on choosing and using wool (even scraps!), plus valuable techniques and tips for wool hand stitchers.

The layering on these two makes them come to life. The petals look three dimensional!

The book is in stock so order it now. We are almost to the handwork season. Don’t you love to have a project that travels well???