Featherweight Lovers will LOVE this!

As I travel around the country, I see more and more Featherweight Clubs. Everyone in the club will want these!

Sew Steady now makes a table just for Featherweights. This classic table measures  18 x 23 inches. The black acrylic table is made exclusively for the Black Singer Featherweight 221k Machine. It even includes a gold printed 16-inch metric ruler and rounded front edge.

This featherweight 221 manual tells the history of the sewing machine, how to date your machine, and how to troubleshoot simple mechanical issues.

And then there is this gorgeous embroidery pattern by Crabapple Hill. What featherweight owner wouldn’t love this???

Poppins Bag could hold Mary!

I have seen the actual bag – and couldn’t believe how big it is. It literally will hold a queen size quilt AFTER quilting! It is a great weekender bag, a retreat bag, a beach bag (with enough room for towels, sunscreen, and books for the entire family) or anything you want!

The pattern comes with structural stays so the top pops open – and stays open until you want to close it!

The sides of the bag are stabilized with In-R-Form so it will maintain its shape. It uses a 30″ zipper By Annie which comes in a multitude of colors and has two zipper pulls.

Carol uses a placemat to stabilize the base – which is 12″ x 18″.

 

 

 

Start with quilted fabric or quilt your own – which is another great class. This was quilted in straight lines – a great use for the Creative Grids Slim quilting tool designed by Angela Walters.

I talked to several people who have made the bag and many said that it went together so easy that they were making more! Now that is a testament to a great bag!

Love is in the Air at Suzn Quilts

Our booth at Spring Market was right across from Suzn Quilts and so I got to look at these all day! All of these designs use her tiny Dresden Plate template.

She has such a knack for adding that awe factor to every design. And, since they are small, you can actually finish it in a day! These new releases should be arriving any day.

 

 

 

Check out the rest of her designs on our website! You will be glad you did! Suzn Quilts

Graphite and Granite

This new Block of the Month quilt by Whirligig Designs is simply stunning! The instructions include yardage for four sizes from wall hanging to king.

The cover quilt was made with a line from Timeless Treasures called Graphite(sceduled to be released in July).

The pattern is due to arrive in June so order it now so you can plan your block of the month program. This one will have people lining up at your door!

Sassafras Lane Knows no Boundries

I have loved these gals for years! And their new releases at this Market shows their versatility and quirky personalities!

This pattern includes a complete alphabet so you can say whatever you want to say! I can’t wait to do a wall of inspirational sayings for everyone on my Christmas list! Cute, personal, and doable!

If you need a baby quilt, these critters can be personalized and are absolutely charming! The quilts finish to 40 x 54 inches and include full sized reversed images and alphabet so these really can be completed in an afternoon. Then stretch the other critters in a smaller size over a canvas for wall decorations.

Why not throw in some Christmas as well? These Santas and trees are a perfect way to use up scraps. They have even packaged the rings for you!

Told you! Three different genres – and all are stars! These will be arriving soon so place your order now!

Diamonds Are this Girl’s Best Friend

Remember the name Krista Moser because she is going to be a superstar! This gal has it all, talent, color sense, marketing sense – and the most important of all of the senses – common sense! When a relatively new designer has four patterns in the top 100, I take notice – and you should too!

Krista designed the Creative Grids® newest 60-degree Diamond ruler. This Cut Loose Press™ pattern is so simple, even I could make it. It is all done out of 2-1/2″ strips which makes it easy to market!

Or choose this simple Cut Loose Press™ baby quilt that features the hexie aspect of the tool:

Many of you are already kitting and teaching the Aztec Table Runner which can be made with the 60-degree aspect of the tool as well.

Once you know how to use the ruler, these patterns are a piece of cake. They look like you worked really hard but are actually week-end projects once you know her techniques!

And here is the star of the show – the Creative Grids® 60-degree Diamond Ruler:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why not start a series of classes, showcasing a different element of the tool each month? Your customers will love you for it!

Scallops aren’t just for the Beach

I am in Portland and the excitement started right when I landed. I ran into Christine Poor of Poorhouse Designs at the airport. If her luggage arrived safely, I will actually get to see the originals tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She uses a no binding technique that sounds appealing. I can’t wait to stop by her booth and see how it is done. The purse and clutch are made with one package of Bosal pre-cuts. Buy two because you are going to want to make the placemats as well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They come in In-R-Form or Craft-Tex. Choose your favorite product or make samples in both so customers can feel the difference!

We have a new baby at our house so I want to make a set as changing pads! Wouldn’t that be adorable??

Everything should be in stock by the end of the month so order them now!

Start a Table Runner Club

Kathy Skomp of Lavender Lime Quilting has quite an imagination! She has created 20 table runners – 10 pieced and 10 appliqued – all of them are charming!

 

 

 

 

 

The awe factor? Any design from a table runner can be turned into a darling placemat so there are TONS of options! What a great basis for a series of classes! Why not make one a month for a gift that keeps on giving?

Elizabeth Hartman visits the Arctic

One look at this pic and you will be an Elizabeth Hartman fan for life! How cute are these penguins:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I predict this will be the number one baby quilt this year!

In fact this season she has gone to the birds – and yes, I checked, a penguin is considered a bird….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want more of a challenge, try North Stars – an assortment of your favorite critters. This quilt just screams Pacific Northwest:

 

 

 

 

 

The patterns are due to arrive this month. But they feature a fabric line – Arctic – which is due to arrive in August.

Atkinson Designs Has a Point!

There is a reason that Terry Atkinson is a legend in our industry! She dots all of her “i’s” and crosses all of her “t’s”. When she releases a pattern, you know she has looked at it from every angle and doesn’t release it until she has a winner. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case in point: Hat Trick Runners. The runner takes only three fat quarters and an accent fabric. Kitting is so easy! Make the individual 60 degree triangles with the Creative Grids 60 degree ruler and choose the layout you like best. Talk about a great class! Who will be able to make just one – especially when they are inspired by their classmates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sugar Sand Beach is so clean and crisp – and is made with 2 1/2″ strips. The instructions include four different sizes so you don’t have to do the math. There are also fabric requirements for fat quarters if that works better for you. This quilt is made with the Creative Grids Spiderweb ruler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t you love the names? These patterns will be arriving soon so add them to your class schedule.