Wrap Up in a Cuppa

The PATCHWORK MUGS quilt designed by Satomi Quilts, is traditionally pieced and is recommended for advanced beginner quilters and up. The pattern includes instructions for one size (large throw: 66″ x 75″), but there are three mug versions: tree, heart, and star. All are adorable.

Each version is fat-quarter friendly and has step-by-step instructions with many diagrams. The pattern includes tables to make each single block.

The finished block size measures 15″ x 18″ so it would make a darling placemat as well. Or make it large enough to make a tablecloth.

The cover quilts are made with Kona cottons. The patterns are due to arrive early in March so place your orders now.

You’ve got Mail? Crabapple Hill does!

These four new designs by Meg Hawkey are all the exact same size so your display can be switched out for each season. A sweet little bluebird is bringing a message for you! The pattern is for easy hand embroidery tinted with colored pencil. The stitcheies measure about 9″ x 10 3/8″.

Summer delivery is bringing sweet cherries and cosmos!

The autumn embroidery delivery is brought by a sweet, witch-y mail lady… flying by to drop messages about lots of Fall fun!

A warm winter greeting straight from the North Pole!

All of these patterns are due to arrive early next month so place your orders now.

New Project Patterns from Cut Loose Press®

Egg-Straavaganza by Deb Heatherly is the perfect way to celebrate the season! The eggs are made with the Creative Grids® Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool for 4-inch finished blocks. Make it your own by changing colors or appliquéing letters or names on each egg.

The rickrack adds the awe factor and gives a decorative touch. The pieced border also adds to the Spring feel of this piece.

All you need is four coordinating fabrics to make this sweet quilt designed by Sarah Fulks, and that includes the background fabric. The instructions are written for an over-sized throw but you can add or delete blocks to make the quilt of your dreams. You may even learn a new technique for creating half-square triangles along the way using the Creative Grids® 4-in-1 Triangle Ruler.

Everything is in stock so place your orders now.

New from Edyta Sitar

Alaska – English Garden quilt pattern features Edyta’s newest fabric collection but looks wonderful in any color combinations. It is perfect for a block of the month project and uses just 6 fabrics for the entire quilt. The pattern includes paper templates to complete the project.

All of these shapes can be cut with her Alaska Ruler from Creative Grids® as well.

This Sunrise Scraps quilt showcases a beautiful applique block surrounded by simple pieced blocks. All you need is 42 light and 42 dark ten inch squares plus the fabric for the applique block.

Checker Board features Edyta’s new fabric line or would be a stunning scrap quilt.

The patterns are due to arrive the end of this month so place your orders now.

The Latest from Pattern Basket

Ready for Spring? These happy quilts are ready to set the scene. All of them would be perfect wedding, baby or Easter gifts but they are sew cute, you may want to keep them for yourself!

Sweethearts finishes at 47″ by 61 1/2″ and is made with  5″ squares – a perfect scrap pattern.

Bunnies and Blooms finishes 50 1/2″ by 62 1/2″ and is 10″ square friendly.

Double Date is a 10″ square friendly pattern that is great for beginners and beyond. It finishes at 49″ by 50 1/2″.

Love Story is another 10″ square friendly pattern. It finishes to 43 1/2″ by 55″.

All of these patterns are due to arrive in February so place your orders now.

New Cross Stitch from Primrose Cottage

Check out the latest sweet designs by Lindsey Weight of Primrose Cottage. Valentine’s Day Quaker cross stitch is stitched two threads over two strands, 80 x 80 stitched on 32 count fabric.

Warm Winter Wishes has a few of everyone’s favorite things.

Sip Stitch Repeat makes you want to sit in front of a fire and stitch!

All of these patterns are due to arrive early next month so place your orders now.

The Perfect Beginner Quilt

From Cut Loose Press® by Rachelle Craig, Havenwood is the perfect beginner class or project! Just about every inch of the fabric is used in this quilt. Grab forty-2 1/2-inch strips (or cut your own), a background fabric and you are ready to go. Kitting not required!

Turning every other block creates the modern off-set look that gives this quilt its style.

The cover quilt is made with Pearl Splendor by Benartex. Or, cut your own strips with the Creative Grids® Stripology XL Ruler.

The 2-1/2″ slits are marked with squares – can’t get any easier than that! What a great way to use up scraps.

Treasured Threadz™ by Amy Barickman

Hi! My name is Amy Barickman and I am here to tell you about my new Treasured Threadz™ collection! I’ve been so lucky to create this with my hometown partner, Colonial Patterns. Colonial Patterns has been producing the popular Aunt Martha’s embroidery patterns for over 85 years! Watch this short video for an overview:

The new Treasured Threadz™ fabric panels are a culmination of my love for vintage textiles and passion for repurposing thrifted fabrics and preloved apparel. Using my vintage collection of art, textiles and quilts, I have designed FIVE Treasured Threadz™ fabric panels! I also developed some signature techniques for applying patchwork that are perfect for featuring in your store demos and classes!

Upcycling fabrics has always been a favorite focus of mine over my 30 years creating sewing and craft patterns. Think of these panels as “cheater” or “convenience” panels that offer your customers a shortcut to style! These authentic digital reproductions are perfect for embroidery, quilting, collage or applique. Embellish projects or use the panels for your favorite sewing pattern.

Every panel purchase includes a QR code that will give you access to exclusive digital content. There are three printable PDF patterns (a cross body bag, zipper pouch, and eyeglasses case) as well as an extensive Look Book with over 25 pages of project ideas. Treasured Threadz™ truly offers endless inspiration for creating unique fashion and sustainable sewing projects.

We also have a new companion Favorite Fusible Stabilizer. We have developed this low-loft fusible batting as the perfect partner to our fabric panels. Each package includes a 11″ x 17″ Pressing Sheet, and added value to your customers as they create with our signature techniques to embellish and applique.

With the purchase of the Favorite Fusible Stabilizer, you will find a QR code with detailed videos and PDF instructions for oth Decorative Patch Applique and our Repair Patch Techniques. Both methods are great for embellishing or mending favorites from your home and closet.

There are so many ways to use this stabilizer. Use it to give a layer of body, softness and stability to almost anything you create. You can easily layer this fusible batting with fabric and add decorative stitching for a dimensional, hand-quilted look. Treasured Threadz™ panels are perfect for applique as well as small projects like my popular Fold & Go Folio pattern.

You can use it to create a sturdy fabric for functional projects such as cross body bags or an eyeglass case (both patterns are included with each fabric panel). One of my favorite uses for this stabilizer is for hand embroidery. It’s a wonderful backing for your stitching project, no hoop required!

The broad appeal of Treasured Threadz™ makes it perfect for in-store demo days, design challenges, classes or retreat projects. Even better, a continuity or club program could be created using the patterns that are included with purchase of a panel.

.Thanks for letting me share Treasured Threadz? with you – I hope you are inspired to embrace the opportunity you have with this line and share it with your community. Visit the Checker website to see all of Amy’s patterns, panels and fusible batting: Amy Barickman