Donna Robertson and Fran Morgan co-founders of Fabric Café, known for their signature 3-yard quilt method announce a new pattern book, Make it Christmas With 3-Yard Quilts! The easy-to-understand, quick-to-sew quilt patterns take the guesswork out of fabric selection helping quilters achieve beautiful quilts quickly and simply.
This book features 8 festive designs which include instructions for all 3 sizes of the lap, twin, and queen/king quilts. Donna says, “In this busy world, making time for the things we love is important. Quilters love knowing they get faster quilting results with this easy quilting method. The demands for more 3-yard quilt patterns continues to grow!”.
Here are the 8 quilts featured in the book as well as larger images of a few of my favorites!
This book is due to arrive in June, just in time for the new Christmas fabrics that will be arriving!
I LOVE this new round the year series by Sew Cherished! All of her designs have that awe factor that you just can’t resist! These 10″ wool circles are the perfect handwork project and would be a great wool Round of the Month!
We already have pics on the website for the first three. The next three are entered – but we don’t have the pics yet! Don’t you love a surprise – especially when they are this cute???
I love the stand because it is 22″ high so it adds height to any display. Smaller things can be showcased around the base to create a charming vignette! The designer used sew-in magnets to attach the wool design!
The patterns and stand are all due to arrive later this month.
Roma of RJ Designs has added a new pattern to her popular jelly roll rug series – Pillows, Placemats, Coasters and Trivet Too!
What a fun and easy Make It/Take It class for the holidays! Roma has endorsed the new Gypsy Quilter Jelly Roll Tube Maker that removes the tedious folding step.
I don’t want to miss anything so I am quoting the description:
To make the Fabric & Batting Tube, place a thin batting strip on the wrong side of a 2 1/2″ fabric strip. Feed the layered (fabric & thin batting) strip, batting side up, into the wide end of the Jelly Roll ™ Tube Maker. If needed, place a sewing awl in the slot on the tool to pull the layered strip through. Then fold the now magically folded, layered strip in half as it comes out the other end & place under the sewing machine presser foot ready to stitch. Keep the Jelly Roll Tube Maker close to the sewing machine & slide along as you sew. The metal Jelly Roll Tube Maker may be used with or without an iron (with caution) for other similar technique projects.
Endorsement: “As the creator of the original Jelly Roll Rug & subsequent patterns, I have dreamt of the production of this amazing, helpful notion. The strong, sturdy & durable Jelly Roll(tm)Tube Maker will ease the sometimes tedious & painful folding process of creating the fabric & batting tubes. The Jelly Roll ™ Tube Maker will save time, produce consistent width tubes & help to provide amazing results.”
Silicone is showing up everywhere! Its heat-resistant properties are the perfect combination for quilters on the go.
Around the Bobbin has a new travel case showcasing at this Market that is sure to please. And since the patterns and silicone refills are due to arrive in the next couple weeks, they are a great choice for gifts this season!
I love the way they have created a separate pocket for the cord so you can pack your bags – even with the curling iron, small portable craft iron, or flat iron is not without worrying about damaging the cord. A fast, fun and easy project!
Laura Heine’s collage quilts are taking the industry by storm. Every shop that teaches a class, continues to teach them over and over again! But, many of you were hesitant because this was outside that comfortable box we love. Well, it is time to step out of that box because Laura has now written a book that explains – step by step – how to pick colors and fabrics for these works of art. This is not a pattern – it is the perfect companion to ALL of her patterns – and a must read for anyone teaching a class!
These projects can still be done in time for Christmas so check out these popular choices. For those of you who have a furry member of the family…
What seamstress wouldn’t like this work of art in her sewing room?
Or bring back memories of Old Blue…
Why not start your New Year’s resolution today – and throw that box out! Add some classes to the schedule that will expand techniques for your current customers – and may actually introduce a new audience to quilting. After all, no perfect seam allowance is required!
Many of you “winers” have heard, most wineries are going to screw top lids instead of corks. What are they going to do with all of that cork? Turn it into fabric of course – and it is arriving in September!
It comes in approximately 5 1/2 yard rolls that are 54″ wide. At around $60 to $80 a yard retail, this is definitely a statement piece – but oh what a statement it makes!
Laurie is the buyer for this and is also a machine embroiderer. She LOVED it so I can’t wait to see what the machine shops do with it!
We already have designers working on samples using your favorite patterns so we will keep you posted. But for now, I just wanted you to know it was coming – and start dreaming of possibilities. We would love to hear YOUR ideas! And look at these colors and textures!
When SEVEN books in the Checker 100 are books on free-motion quilting, you know that your customers now have the self-confidence required to complete their own projects. FOUR are written or co-written by Angela Walters! Her latest collaboration with Tula Pink will be out this summer. Quilt with Tula & Angela (#S3159) combines Tula’s knowledge of color with Angela’s quilting designs.
You have a front row seat as they choose the quilting patterns to accent Tula’s graphic designs. The book includes 17 designs by Tula and 24 quilting designs by Angela – and is filled with full color eye candy!
Who can resist a collaboration between two of the top names in the industry who have earned their stripes??? Its is worth the wait.
Shape by Shape Collection 2 (#11152) is a follow up to her first Shape book. Collection 2 includes 70 designs to enhance all of the geometric shapes in your quilts!
Her original Free-Motion Quilting book (#10860) has become the go-to source for everyone who wants to give this a try. This is the must have book that should be in everyone’s library!
Angela combined forces with Christa Watson – who is an expert on quilting on a home sewing machine in The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting (#B1350T). Learn which motifs are suited to which medium and why.
Why not set up a display of the books and notions that they recommend in these books? You probably already have the notions, needles, and threads you need in your shop – you just need to draw attention to it! Create an “instant” display today!
The original tuffet pattern by Sharyn Cole of The Tuffet Source has been so popular that quilt shops across the country have waiting lists for classes. And once they make one, they sign up for another class to make more!
The original pattern (Item #PPFP100) has been a top 20 pattern since its release. The pattern includes a fusible foundation and the instructions needed to create your own heirloom tuffet.
Since customers can’t stop at just one, fusible foundations (#PFI100) are now available separately for just $18. These do not include the pattern, but then, your customers already have that!
Or you can buy the foundations by the bolt. There are 15 foundations on a bolt (W-PFB115) bolt.
But now there is a “tuffet in a day” version (#TDFUS1 Retail $32.00) with instructions for a shirred, pieced or whole cloth version. The fusible foundations work for this pattern as well. The pattern includes a four inch button to complete your project in style. These products are due to arrive by the beginning of June so place your order now.