New from Marlous Designs

I LOVE this quilt! I was just asked to make quilts for two gals in their early 30’s and this is perfect!

12 Carat

I love the off-set diamonds and the tone-on-tone diamonds. It could be the perfect choice for a wedding or graduation gift as well. The pattern includes yardage requirements and instructions for three sizes: lap, twin, and queen. The diamonds are created with the Creative Grids® Perfect Rectangle Tool #CGRTMT3.

Creative Grids Perfect Rectangle Ruler 9-1/2in Quilt Ruler

Mountain Gems is another asymmetrical design that packs a lot of punch and also includes three sizes.

Mountain Gems

Both patterns will be available in March so place your orders now!

Mini Embroidery Designs

Kathy Schmitz is one talented lady – and her newest book “tine Treasures’ showcases her talents to the max! The book contains 72 miniature embroidery designs. At only 1 1/2″ wide they are perfect for 1″ hexies! A pattern for a 16″ x 20” framed piece, using 65 of the designs, is also included in the book. A full color thread guide and embroidery stitch guide are included.

Tiny Treasures
Tiny Treasures

How fun would it be to stitch one of these a day as a sew along with friends – and then have a challenge for the most creative way to incorporate them into a project??? Start planning now because the book will be available next month!

New by Aunties Two

I love everything by Aunties Two. She is one of those designers whose patterns are instantly recognizable. These are her new releases:

Make all or one – these oval baskets will add a touch of charm to any room!

Covered Oval Crates

These boxes also come in three sizes.

Boxing It Up

As well as these covered round crates…

Covered Round Crates

Pressed Felt from Bosal would work beautifully in any of these patterns and is now available in pre-packaged yardage.

Pressed Grey Felt 36in x 50in

The wool felt is in stock now. The patterns are arriving the middle of next month.

A Fitted Mask

This mask pattern from Cut Loose Press™ #CLKAL013 includes three sizes: small for a child or petite adult; medium for most women; and large for most men and will even accommodate their beard.

The Cover Up!

The angled nose and chin pieces are cut with the Creative Grids® Spider Web Quilt Ruler #CGRKA6 to ensure a form fit. And wait until you see how she sews the pleat – pure genius! Pattern includes instructions on how to add an additional filter and a mask bar. Be sure to visit the Checker YouTube channel and watch the video before you start.

Many of you already have the Creative Grids® Spiderweb Quilt Ruler since Karla Alexander used it in the Cut Loose Press™ Crazy Christmas Tree, Crazy Hearts, and Coffee Break patterns.

Creative Grids Spider Web Quilt Ruler

Add an optional mask bar from The Gypsy Quilter.

The Gypsy Quilter Mask Bar 100ct

And, the adjustable elastics also from The Gypsy Quilter come in a variety of colors – and ensure a perfect fit.

Drawstring Mask Elastic Black 60ct

Let’s face it – pun intended – masks are going to be a part of life for a long time so find the best fit for your family and friends!

Memory Lane with Crabapple Hill

I love Meg’s Memory Lane series of vintage trucks and the truck with a heart banner that will remind you that love is in the air. This pattern is due to arrive the middle of this month. – the perfect hand project to remind you of the season.

Vintage Love

Vintage Love is the fourth in the Memory Lane series. Why not stitch them all? Snowball Delivery is a both a continuation of December… and a joyous January!

Snowball Delivery


The December pattern is a happy, little snow family driving their big, beautiful Christmas tree home!

Bringing Home The Tree

November Drive will remind you of visits to the pumpkin patch.

November Drive

The patterns include instructions on tinting the embroidery – an adult’s coloring book!

LOL (Lots of Little) Squares

The LOL quilt series from RJ Designs are unique variations of the traditional Irish Chain design.
The sixteen-page pattern booklet gives detailed instruction needed to construct bed-sized quilts using LOL (lots Of Little) one-inch finished squares.

LOL Traditional Style

RJ Designs has simplified the process to create these awe-inspiring quilts using an innovative method of strip-piecing. The strips can be cut quickly and accurately with the Creative Grids® Stripology XL ruler (Item #CGRGE1XL).

LOL Argyle Style
LOL Modern Style

You, and possibly a group of friends, can decide if you want to trade strips for a scrappier look – a multitude of different fabric strips are needed for constructing this stunning quilt. Decide whether you want to stay within a theme such as solid fabrics, reproduction prints, batiks, or totally scrappy- where anything goes (my favorite).

The booklet includes instructions for two twins, a queen and a king size version. You are about to embark on one of your most exciting and unique quilt piecing experiences! The patterns are due to arrive this week so order them now.

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Kimberbell’s Hometown Halloween

This is not coming out until June, but I had to tell you about it now! Kimberbell Design’s last Halloween sampler quilt was one of her most popular patterns ever – and I’m sure this one will be just as popular!

Candy Corn Quilt Shoppe is available as a fabric kit by Maywood Studio.

Candy Corn Quilt Shoppe Kit - Fabric Only, 40in x 40in

And all of the fabrics are available by the bolt or in pre-cuts. Just look at this color pallette! Go to Hometown Halloween to see the entire collection. Kimberbell thought of everything – right down to the diagonal stripe for bindings!

Fat Quarter, Hometown Halloween, 19pcs/bundle

The machine embroidery pattern will be available when the fabric is released.

Candy Corn Quilt Shoppe Machine Embroidery Version

It is also available in a traditional format : Item #KD727. Make sure you add this to your summer schedule so it can be done in time for the Trick or Treaters!

Elizabeth Hartman Redefines Traditional

For those of you who have enjoyed creating her critters and plants, you may not be familiar with Elizabeth’s Hartman’s more traditional designs.

Crystal Cluster includes instructions for making the same bold starburst quilt design in three sizes, plus a pillow. Everything is made using conventional patchwork techniques. No templates or paper piecing required! This is a perfect project to feature your favorite colors and prints. The pattern includes a detailed color chart so you can duplicate the fabrics Elizabeth used, or use it as a guide to organize your own fabrics. Instructions for using scraps are also included.

Crystal Cluster
Crystal Cluster


Polychromatic includes instructions for making patchwork rainbow quilts in two sizes, plus a pillow. Everything is made using conventional patchwork techniques. No templates or paper piecing required! Each block includes a smaller number of larger pieces than most of her other patterns, making this a relaxing project perfect for turning your favorite colors and fabrics into cheerful rainbow blocks.

Polychromatic
Polychromatic

Both are in stock so order today.

Mug Rugs for Everyone

We all just did it – wanted to thank those people who touch our lives throughout the year – but wait until the last minute. Why not start early and make a few of these beauties designed by Kimberbell each month?

Mug Rugs Volume 4
Mug Rugs Volume 4
Mug Rugs Volume 4
Mug Rugs Volume 4
Mug Rugs Volume 4

With twelve to choose from, why not make it a block of the month type class or project???

The perfect addition to these projects is the scissor assortment by Kimberbell.

Deluxe Embroidery Tool & Scissor Set

Designed with exclusive innovations, Kimberbell’s Deluxe Embroidery Scissors & Tools feature sharp blades that cut all the way to the tip and large, double-loop rings for a comfortable grip in every hand. Protect fabric and stitches while cutting applique pieces with our 5” Duckbill Applique Scissors, then trim intricate details with Sharp Snips! Our Precision Fine Tip Tweezers With Blade have blades on all four sides, ideal for unpicking basting stitches, while our 4” Micro Tips feature a longer blade for precise clipping. Made of the finest steel, Kimberbell’s Deluxe Embroidery Scissors & Tools are a must-have for every stitching enthusiast! What a great gift!

Gift Card Ornaments

Gift-giving has never been easier! These delightful ornament bags, designed by Rachel’s of Greenfield, are just the right size for gift cards or other treasures of your choice. Each envelope-style ornament bag has a different decoration on the front and fastens on the back with an old-fashioned figure-eight closure. The kit includes woolfelt®, embroidery floss, and gold string plus precise patterns, and complete instructions to make 6 gift bags.

Gift Bag Ornaments Kit

There are lots of kits to choose from.

Kit Warm Feet Ornaments
Christmas Critters Ornament Kit
Kit Warm Hands Mitten Ornaments
Charcoal Mittens Kit

These kits are a great way to keep those mask makers engaged. This is my plan:

This year I made GALLONS of Chex mix, filled quart jars, and put them in gift bags. My children and grandchildren had a ball leaving these gifts on the doorsteps of friends and on the desks of their favorite teachers. Hopefully, we will be able to celebrate the holidays this year up close and personal, but we want to continue the tradition. I drew squares the size of each woolfelt piece onto freezer paper. Then, I traced the templates for that color within the square. Since my family and friends are making multitudes of these, we can run as many copies of the template sheets as we have kits – and only have to trace them once. Now, the instructions say to trace the templates right onto the wool felt, but ironing the freezer paper onto the woolfelt with a warm iron was much faster. Why not provide a template sheet to your customers as that “value-added” bonus with the purchase of each kit?

This Gypsy Quilter Appliqué Freezer Paper is over-sized and worked well!

Gypsy Quilter Freezer Paper 12in x 15in Heavy Weight 40ct

And, what great handwork while sitting in front of a fire…..