Kimberbell Purses

Need I say more??? These have all of the charm of everything Kim does She has such a flare for style.

Keepsake Clasp Purses

And these purses are the perfect foundation for machine classes. Showcase a machine embroidery, teach them how to do pintucking. Show them how to use all of those feet that came with their machine!

The frames come in four sizes: two sizes of rectangles and two sizes of crescents.

Large Rectangle Purse Frame:

Large Rectangle Clasp Purse Frame Vintage Brass

Large Crescent Frame:

Large Crescent Clasp Purse Frame Vintage Brass

Small Crescent Clasp Purse:

Small Crescent Clasp Purse Frame Vintage Brass 2pc

Small Rectangle Clasp Purse:

Small Rectangle Clasp Purse Frame Vintage Brass 2pc

I am always looking for Christmas gifts for all of those people I want to thank around the holidays – teachers, hairdressers, coaches – you know the list. This is going to be it for this year! I can personalize them with a monogram, saying, school colors – the list is endless. I could even have my grandkids draw pictures of their parents and transfer it to fabric. Wouldn’t THAT be darling??? I can see the tears flowing already!

Add a gift card for an added bonus! These are all in stock now so order them before I do!

Waddles

Just the name makes me smile! He is the cutest little penguin to grace the South Pole! Waddles #CLPLDB004 From Cut Loose Press™ by Lisa DeBord.

Waddles

He is the perfect companion for Noggins #CLPLDB003 from Cut Loose Press™ by Lisa DeBord.

Noggin

Both are made with the Creative Grids® four-inch curvy and four-inch log cabin trim tools.

Creative Grids 4in Log Cabin Trim Tool Quilt Ruler
Creative Grids 4in Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool

Why not bundle some fabrics together that would work great in these quilts? These make a great class. Let them choose either pattern since they share all of the same blocks – but we know they will want to make both!

Teach them how to make a traditional log cabin and complete the blocks as homework. Then, you can move on to Courthouse Steps and Curvy log cabins. If you start now, these guys could be ready to hang by Christmas!

Dear Diary

This new Block of the Month by Sherri Noel is written in chapters.

Dear Diary Block Of The Month Quilt

Each of the twelve chapter begins with a life affirming quote and is set off with blocks that all come together to create a charming 84 inch square quilt.

The pattern comes in two booklets – one for the pattern, the other for the techniques. What an opportunity to grow as a quilter while creating a work of art! Wouldn’t this be the perfect graduation gift? Or birthday gift to welcome someone into their teen years?

Or, make it for yourself – we all need a reminder sometimes to focus on the positive! This pattern is due to arrive next month so order it now and add it to your class schedule!

Treasure Hunt

I love the whole concept for this book by Linda Collins and Leah Zieber.

Treasure Hunt

The book description had me hooked: Follow this team of antique-quilt mavens as they share their search for quilts from the past. With decades of vintage-textiles knowledge between them, quilters will discover secrets about where to look for antique quilts, which quilts to snap up quickly (and which to walk away from), how to care for vintage quilts, and more. Next, pore over thirteen favorite antique quilts from the authors’ personal collections and find patterns for remaking true reproductions of them all. Delight in the fun photos of this duo’s treasure hunting in action–quilters everywhere will be inspired to join the hunt.

I can’t wait to make the double nine patch quilt on the cover!

The Gnomes have it!

The creative names for these patterns are as cute as the patterns themselves!

Gnomies is a sweet applique design that looks great on a towel, pillow, table runner – you decide!

Gnomies

Here We Gnome Again would be a great block of the month in applique. Why not do the gnomes in wool on a flannel background?

Here We Gnome Again Pattern

Gnome for the Holidays by Sandy Gervais is a pieced table runner that is sure to please!

Gnome for the Holidays

FaLaLa is a quick pieced quilt with a Dr. Seuss type tree overseeing the gnome!

Fa La La

Again, A Tale of Two Gnomes would be a great block of the month and a great way to showcase plaids and checks.

A Tale Of Two Gnomes

Gnome for the Holidays is another obvious choice for a block of the month. Who can resist these little guys getting ready for the holidays???

Gnome for the Holidays

Noggin uses two different four inch log cabin tools by Creative Grids. The pattern actually combines curvy, traditional and courthouse steps blocks. This could be broken down into a three month class as well.

Noggin

Twister Gnomes uses the Lil Twister tool for the pinwheels with appliqued gnomes on each end – simply darling!

Twister Gnomes

When five gnome patterns are in the top 100 patterns, it is time to take notice! Start a Christmas by the month program now so they can have everything done by the next holiday season!

Sisterhood of Scraps

This is a new book compilation by Lissa Alexander.

In their own words: “What happens when famed quilt designer Lissa Alexander invites her quilting heroines to create scrap quilts alongside her? Scrapalicious magic! Lissa reached out to celebrity ‘sister’ quilters from all walks of life and proposed a theme; then she and each designer made their own version of a quilt based on that theme. The result? Spectacular scrap quilts from true masters of the craft, and an invitation for all quilters to join the Sisterhood of Scraps! Create a dozen stunning quilts inspired by everything from simple squares to Trip Around the World designs (one assembled from a 34-year-old scrap stash!). Quilters can start a quilting bee, build a community, and bring new sisters into the fold as they make these stunning projects. Also inside is a Sisterhood of Scraps certificate that quilters can hang in their sewing space to show that they’re a proud member of the Sisterhood.”

Sisterhood of Scraps

Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)
Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)
Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)
Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)

Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)
Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)
Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)
Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)

Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)
Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)
Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)

This book is due out next week – and I can’t wait to join the sisterhood! I certainly have enough stash. How about you????

Combination Quilts

I love combination quilts! They give me the variety I love with the added visual interest I crave. Shaded Stars is a perfect example of combining two techniques – strip piecing and paper-piecing. And, just look at the results!

Shaded Stars
Shaded Stars Foundation Papers

Memory Trellis is made with a bias tape maker with all fabric cut on the straight of grain. A full size pattern is available separately to aid in placement or blow up the drawing included in the pattern. The tape is fused onto the background so all of the lines are perfectly straight – no pin distortion.

The showcased center is bound like a mini quilt and attached to the center with velcro so it can be changed as the need arises.

Memory Trellis

What a great baby or wedding gift!

Memory Trellis Full Size Templates

These patterns and templates are the newest designs by a very talented artist – Kathleen Andrews of KwiltArt. Visit our website to see all of her amazing works!


Sew Kind of Wonderful – So True

I love the gals from Sew Kind of Wonderful and everything they do! They are releasing a new ruler next month that is brilliant!

Wonder Curve Ruler

It has markings to cut and square up the blocks to make these amazing quilts!

Cool Cars
Happy Together
Plant Life

The patterns and ruler are due to arrive next month. I can’t wait to get my hands on them! You know when it is done by Sew Kind of Wonderful, the quality is there!

Sixty-degree Angles Just Got a WHOLE Lot Easier!

Designing quilts with sixty-degree angles just got a WHOLE lot easier with the introduction of Sheila Christensen’s Creative Grids® Half Sixty ruler.

Creative Grids Half Sixty Triangle Ruler

This tool is the perfect companion to the Creative Grids® 80-degree rulers. Since it is 12-1/2″, it works with both. Sew the straight side to create pieced 60-degree units; sew the angles side to create pieced rectangles. It is really that easy!

Just look at the possibilities! This Cut Loose Press™ pattern – Pinwheel Hexagons #CLPSCH001- is a great beginner class. Sixty-degree triangles are pieced from two half sixties and then squared up to create blocks with half sixties. How simple and easy is that!

Pinwheel Hexagons

But this is NOT a one-trick pony! Look at just some of the possibilities! Who would ever think that they were all created with the same tool!

Arrows Quilt
Slice it Up Quilt
Topsy Quilt
Be a Mod Runner
Hover Quilt
The Quick & Easy Triangle Block Tool

And don’t you love her vibrant choice of colors? The sixty-degree triangle is our number one selling triangle of all time – and now it has a friend! Your customers will love it!