This is the third book in the Stripology Mixology Series by GE Designs and is called Stripology Mixology 3 Last Call. The book is 96 pages, full color and illustrates 14 quilts using the Creative Grids® Stripology rulers but instructions for using regular rulers are also included. If you are a member of Gudrun’s Crew on Facebook, you have been lucky enough to see a sneak peak of some of the patterns within. If you aren’t part of her crew, now is the time to join!
The quilts all use the popular precuts (5″ and 10″ squares, 2-1/2″ and 1-1/2″ strips) and the patterns are written for multiple sizes ranging from Crib size to King Size. There is a special chapter in the book on using 1/2 yard bundles to make two quilts from the book which is a great and easy way for stores to make kits for multiple quilts. There are also 12 unique and delicious cocktail recipes included in this book.
Gudrun recommends the Creative Grids® Stripology XL and the Stripology Squared:
Trimming the points of triangles before piecing ensures accuracy. Her Point Trimmers work for 30, 45, 60 and 90 degree angles.
The G-Easy stickers from GE Designs are reusable and can be used to mark the slots on your rulers before cutting. Measure twice, cut once has never been easier!
You all know I am a big fan of Gudrun’s, and can honestly say that this is her best work yet! The books are due to arrive the end of August so place your orders now!
Susie C. Shore Designs is releasing two new patterns this month. Both are fun and showcase her whimsical style!
The pattern Includes instructions & full-sized pieces to make three fun Christmas ornaments and one Christmas tree light bulb style of place mats, each with an elastic loop to hold a napkin or treats. Dress them up by fabric choices or use whimsical fabric for the youngsters’ table. The pattern also includes ideas and instructions for use as table runners and table toppers for the holidays.
Wouldn’t these be the perfect choice when serving birthday cake, or any cake for that matter!
Sew up super cute pot holders, mug mats, trivets or just for fun! Have your cake & eat it too! Approximate finished size 7¼” x 9”.
Both are due to arrive this month so place your orders now!
The newest creation from Tula Pink is packaged in two different ways. Alchemy is available as a pattern with approximately half of the paper-piecing templates needed to make the quilt. (The templates can be reused.) Or if you like to turn everything in the beginning, choose the pattern and templates for the entire quilt. The Acrylic Template is sold separately.
The entire pattern and template set:
Alchemy Acrylic Fabric Cutting Template with 3/8″ Seam Allowance is made with Special Transparent Pink Acrylic and is perfect for fussy cutting Tula’s Pom Pom’s fabric using the center circle. This is a must since so many of Tula’s fabrics are perfect for fussy cutting.
All of these products are due to arrive later this month so place your orders now.
Nancy’s projects always make me smile. She is so creative when it comes to creating programs for shops and quilters as well. I love this latest idea. She will be releasing 6 new booklets next month and six more in the Fall. Each booklet includes a portion of a quilt that can be combined into a completed block of the month quilt. But this is the genius of Nancy! Each booklet includes smaller projects that can be companions to the finished quilt. Or, quilters can choose to make the smaller projects instead! Talk about getting the most bang for your buck!
The fabric line from Benartex, Wander Lane by Nancy Halvorsen Collection is due to arrive next month as well so place your orders now.
Sedef Imer’s designs are all quick and easy projects that are so charming, you won’t be able to make just one. For an explanation of what Zakka is, I went to the official description:
Zakka is a Japanese design aesthetic that combines usefulness with beauty and style. In this book, Sedef Imer has created a collection of simple, pretty, and handy projects inspired by the art of Zakka to help organize and beautify your home. Suitable for all levels of sewists, you will be inspired by these fun and easy-to-sew projects that will brighten and adorn your home.
What a great class series! At each class, they would literally take home a finished project. Who doesn’t love instant gratification???
These post card style patterns are perfect beginner projects that can be finished in a matter of hours, not days. Many are pre-cut friendly. Why not display these at the register. Who can resist just one?
2 1/2″ strip friendly
Fat Quarter Friendly:
These latest additions are due to arrive next month, so place your orders now!
Misty Purcell’s latest designs are so sweet. Why not tuck them in unexpected places to add a touch of charm to any nook or cranny. In her words:
These chubby birds are looking for a sweet treat! They’ve landed at the bee skep to see if the bees will share a bit of delicious honey with them
Turkeys aren’t normally cute, but at an antique shop a few years ago I came across the most adorable appliqued turkey I had seen. He became the inspiration for this design. My turkey is feeling thankful that he is so handsome, no one could bear to eat him!
It’s a beautiful day for gliding gracefully across the ice. After enjoying some time on the rink, the elves will head home for a steaming cup of hot cocoa!
It’s a bumpy ride skiing down the gumdrop-covered roof of a gingerbread house! The race is on! Who will make it to the finish line first?
Stitching Birds honors our close bond with fellow stitchers who share our passion for needlework. Pattern includes an alphabet so you can add your initials and those of a cherished friend.
These patterns are due to arrive the middle of next month so place your orders now.
Designed by Quilters Inspiration! There is a little bit of Irish in all of us so why not celebrate it? The leaves of these tumbling shamrocks are cut from a variety of 2-1/2in strips. The variety of prints adds depth and texture to the design by creating another design element. Adjust the size accordingly to make it fit your table or gift it to your favorite bloke as a throw! Either way, it will be treasured! The individual leaves are trimmed to 4 1/2″ and the entire shamrock are trimmed to 8 1/2″ so the Creative Grids® CGR4 and/or CGR8 are recommended.
Sunflowers Ala Lulu is a great introduction to a more artistic approach to quilting. This raw-edge appliqué project features layered squares to create the petals of the sunflowers. Add some leaves and bias tape stems and you can have this done in an afternoon! The Creative Grids® CGR9 is recommended.
Welcome the newest Cut Loose Press™ designer, Beth Weigt! She teaches classes and wanted a simple pattern with larger pieces that would showcase the Creative Grids® Kitty Corner Tool (CGRDH5). Happy Kitty’s Table Topper features twelve-inch blocks, and since there are only four of them, it truly can be finished in an afternoon.
The Kitty Cornered Blocks are combined with a center square and rectangles like a nine-patch. Then they are separated by sashings and a corner-post which create a secondary center design. Choose three coordinating fabrics and begin!
Cut Loose Press™ patterns are always in stock so place your orders now!
Abigail’s Window is simply stunning! The fabric choices make the quilt glow. The pattern includes directions for a table runner using just one of the panels. The quilt is a great throw size: 58″ x 78″, the table runner is 19″ x 58″.
Once again, the fabric choices for Glass Forest showcase the design to its best potential. This quilt measures 49″ x 73″. If you want it bigger, simply add another tree or more branches!
Strike a Chord uses 12 fat quarters for the blocks. The setting highlights each block design.
All of these patterns are due to arrive later this month so place your orders now.
In Make It Mini, Beverley McCullough has designed 13 small quilts with a splash of embroidery that are sure to make you smile.
The projects within the book are just as sweet. I love the way she continued the hexie design into the background.
The center would be a great place to embroider a birth announcement.
What a cute addition to a child’s room.
This would be a sweet display for Valentine’s Day as well as Spring:
What a great Summer topper:
This book is due to arrive next month. It would make a great basis for a series of classes. Why not follow up with a series of machine quilting classes, teaching a different design on each mini? The possibilities are endless.