Quilt Market is at the end of this month – which means we are receiving information on new products every day.One of my favorite? This stationary by Edyta Sitar due to arrive this month.
The set includes twelve blank cards – two of six different designs from her book – Patches of Scraps, due to arrive this month as well. The book includes 17 patterns which showcase a variety of scrap fabrics in breathtaking ways.
The patterns feature a variety of pieced and appliqued projects – and sometimes a combination of both!
Order them now – they are the perfect holiday gift combo!
It is that time of year when we start thinking about family activities indoors – and we have just the answer! Puzzles!
This 1,000 piece quilt puzzle is one way of “piecing” a quilt – or several – in an evening!
Or take a ride in the country when they are airing the quilts:
Or reproduce the sewing room of your dreams….
Visit our website to see the entire collection of Sunsout puzzles. Why not buy a variety and set up a display?
Several unique mugs will be arriving this month that will make you smile.
The scissor mugs from Tacony come in red or blue and will be a great addition to your register display.
These mugs by Quilt Happy are great for knitters but would make quilters who work with wool smile as well.
Or choose these mugs that show a potpourri of a few of our favorite things!
Display them filled with gift possibilities – candy; notions; fabrics; patterns – you get the idea.
These Ultimate Pocket Guides are perpetual sellers and are now available in a handy display box! What a great register display just in time for summer sales! Each display includes six copies of the guides plus re-ordering information.
These are due to arrive next month, so order them now!
I am a huge fan of Sue Spargo. She has such an amazing, quirky and recognizable style. Last year her calendar was a top seller and many of you framed the images – they were that good!
Her 2019 calendar is due to be released next month – just in time for traveling quilters and shop hops! Order them now so you will get them as soon as they arrive. If the cover is any indication, these will sell out fast
These are just sew darn cute, I had to share! These sweet and simple drawstring bags are perfect for holding small gifts and treats. And, they are made with just two fat eighths of fabric! You probably already have some in your stash!
Rana Heredia of Sewn into the Fabric has created the perfect project just in time for your Easter baskets or hide them in the yard for that Easter Egg hunt. But everyone loves bunnies so the rest of the year, tuck them in backpacks and lunch boxes to add a hug to any day. These bunnies are like M & M’s – you can’t stop at one!
The Gypsy Quilter has just released these attractive jars filled with reasonably priced notions just in time for shop hop season. Hosting a retreat? These are perfect little gifts to leave at their stations each morning!
These bobbin clips work with most bobbins and threads. Think of them as hairpins. They are flexible so you can squeeze them to insert through a bobbin and then the spool to keep everything together and in one place!
There is also a rubberized version, available in a 60 unit container or a 12 pack:
The bobbin clamps hold bobbin thread in place and can be stored on a key ring. For those who do applique, a multitude of colors can be stored together in a very small space! Talk about portable???
Peels serve the same purpose but are designed to fit around spools of thread.
All of these items are colorful, fun, useful AND less than a dollar so who is going to buy just one???
I love everything Kimberbell! That girl is a creative genius! I know the holidays are over – but this is the perfect time to think about future gifts and classes. Check these out – and then we will talk….
Take a moment after the holidays to make a list of people you would like to surprise next year with a little something. Teachers, coaches, bus drivers, card clubs, book clubs – you get the picture!
Many holiday fabrics and patterns are on sale so it is the perfect time to plan for next year. After all, the fabric is a quilters half price gift wrap! Planning ahead is ALWAYS a good thing!
I just love these new additions to the Embroider Buddy line. These cuddle buddies are the perfect portable blankies – with lots of room to embroider your favorite saying or design.
These are due to arrive next month – in plenty of time for holiday gifts. The price is so affordable, you can give them to everyone on your list!
They have also added Santa to their line of stuffed toys – again due to arrive next month.
Have you been naughty or nice????
I love it when I fall in love with a pattern – and see that it is “Volume One” – which means there is going to be more goodness to come! In Kim’s own words: Kimberbell Noteables are composition book covers that turn ordinary writing paper into a noteworthy journal. Each machine embroidered cover is fully lined, durable, and reusable and best of all, each are made (even pieced!) entirely in-the-hoop!
There are four different options for the small size; two for the medium size; and two for the large. The best news? They are all totally done in the hoop!
Wouldn’t these be great gifts for children and adults alike? Who wouldn’t love a personal journal or diary? Or, personalize them for members of your book club….or make them for your favorite teacher. Have shower participants write encouraging notes to the future brides or expectant mother. The gift possibilities are endless!
The Life is Better in Full Bloom is organized so that you can learn eight different techniques. This 39-inch square wall hanging features yo-yos; three-dimensional pinwheels, and a variety of other techniques. The detailed instructions will guide you each step of the way.
But, this would be a great class as well. Why not teach this in your shop? Kimberbell has provided everything you need to start a shop program.
The shop guide includes:
+ Kit Cutting Instructions
+ Punch Card Reward System
+ Promotional Materials (Build the buzz and you’re going to have higher sign-ups!)
+ A Shop Sample Pattern
+ A List of Possible Add-on Sales
A shop just needs 1 Life Is Better In Full Bloom Shop Guide and can order the accompanying patterns for each participant at your shop.
These patterns are expected to arrive this month so order them now so you can start Spring off with a bang!