Laura Heine BOM

BOHO Blooms is a five part block of the month that is just genius! Each part can stand alone or complete them all to create a 70 inch square of work of art! The first four panels measure 25-1/2″ x 41-1/2″. The fifth block – The Butterfly is the center 14″ square that provides the center of this heirloom. Add a border – or borders – if desired to make it fit the space.

Block #5 and Putting it all together:

BOHO Blooms Block #5 Collage Pattern by Laura Heine

Block #1:

BOHO Blooms Block #1 Collage Pattern by Laura Heine

Block #2:

BOHO Blooms Block #2 Collage Pattern by Laura Heine

Block #3:

BOHO Blooms Block #3 Collage Pattern by Laura Heine

Block #4:

BOHO Blooms Block #4 Collage Pattern by Laura Heine

The Gypsy Quilter® Appli-Fuse Mats are the perfect companion for this technique.

Silicone Appli-Fuse Mat 17in x 24in

These mats come in four different sizes – in this case – the bigger the better!

Blocks 4 and 5 are expected to arrive later this month so ask your customers who would like the entire series so you can order them now!

Fast and Easy Gifts

Looking for a favor or small gift for a Mother’s Day luncheon? Need a Make It/Take It? These Drink Cozies from The Gypsy Quilter® may be just the ticket! One package includes enough pre-cut batting to make eight cozies. The batting is 100% cotton and made exclusively by Bosal for The Gypsy Quilter®.

Drink Cozy Pre Cut Batting 8ct
Drink Cozy Pre Cut Batting 8ct

These drawstring mask elastics make perfect closures – allowing you to adjust the cozy to fit your cup!

Drawstring Mask Elastic Green 8in 60ct

The elastics come in a variety of colors to coordinate with your choice of fabrics. Add a vintage button from your collection to add that awe factor. The best part? You can make all eight in an afternoon!

The Newest by Kaffe

Kaffe is legendary for his color sense. His newest book, Kaffe Fassett in the Studio, gives a glimpse into that creative mind. Learn what inspires him.

Kaffe Fassett in the Studio: Behind the Scenes with a Master Colorist
Kaffe Fassett in the Studio: Behind the Scenes with a Master Colorist
Kaffe Fassett in the Studio: Behind the Scenes with a Master Colorist
Kaffe Fassett in the Studio: Behind the Scenes with a Master Colorist

Kaffe Fassett in the Studio: Behind the Scenes with a Master Colorist

This book is due to arrive next month. You already know what customers will want it!

Due in July – Quilts in an English Village: With his unerring eye, Kaffe has succeeded in finding the perfect location for his exquisite new collection of quilts, featuring both his scintillating new fabric designs and his classics, all in his unique color palette. This time he has chosen the medieval English village of Lavenham in Suffolk, where the 19 quilts in this book are set off against the ancient half-timbered Tudor houses. They are displayed in all their glory in a sumptuous eye-catching quilt gallery.

Quilts in an English Village
Quilts in an English Village
Quilts in an English Village

Dance with Atkinson Designs

I love Terry’s designs as much as her descriptions: Less hip movement and more strip movement! Scraps and strips will dance together inside the built-in border. Now THAT is a perfect description for a class!

Cha Cha Cha
Cha Cha Cha

This design can be made with charm squares for a scrappy look. Choose strips or fat eighths for a controlled look as shown on the back cover. Or make two placemats instead of a table runner.

This would be a great beginner class – and is so easy to kit! A charm pack and a yard of fabric will make two! These patterns are due to arrive the middle of April so order them now!

In the Kitchen

Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Quilt Designs is an expert on interfacings. Her latest series of oven mitts supports a heat resistant Bosal product that withstands heat up to 450 degrees.

Jiffy Mitt

The oven mitts are pre-cut. One package makes a mitt.

Bosal Jiffy Mitt
Chef's Mitt
Bosal Chef's Mitt

Why not start a series of classes on different interfacings? Since it only takes two fat quarters and a package of the lining, it is easy to prep for a class. Kris has a variety of patterns that make great Make It/Take It classes – feature a different product in each class!

All of these items are due to arrive the middle of next month so place your orders now!

Showcase Stunning Fabrics

These new patterns by Erin Underwood Quilts are a great way to showcase those fabrics or panels that are just too pretty to cut up! You bought the fabric because you loved it, so why not showcase it in one of these quilts?

Shadow Play is a generous throw at 69″ x 68″. Highlight your favorite fabrics or fussy cut panels to create themed vignettes in this stunning quilt.

Shadow Play

Showcase is another option and goes together very quickly

Showcase

Or Stupendous Strips may be a better option – a great way to accent those border prints. This pattern includes instructions for a baby size as well.

Stupendous Strips


Pompous Panels is a generous 73 inches square. It is the perfect for those panels that need a little bling! Or highlight your favorite applique blocks or fun fabric! A little paper-piecing for the Mariner’s Compass accentuates the circle of blocks nicely.

Pompous Panels

Want the perfect wall hanging to accent the Mariner’s Compass aspect of the quilt? GPS is just the ticket, measuring 39″ square.

GPS

Diamond Peacock quilt uses the Creative Grids 15-degree Triangle Ruler (CGREU1) in combination with paper piecing to create the stunning diamond spray of a peacocks tail.

Diamond Peacock

Show off your love of the majestic Bald Eagle with this stunning wall hanging! Machine applique and a little paper piecing bring this bird to life!

Bald Eagle

All of these patterns are due to arrive next month, so place your orders now.

Diagonal Seam Tape

This notion created by Cluck Cluck Sew is flying off the shelves and we just got in another order so it is in stock!!!

Diagonal Seam Tape

I was teaching a class on Saturday and someone thought that you put this on the diagonal of the fabric – not true! It sticks to your sewing machine – right in front of the feed dogs. The red line aligns with your needle, the blue lines are the sewing lines – 1/4″ away from the red line.

A roll is 10 yards – and since you just need a small piece – it lasts a good long time! When you are ready to remove it, it comes right off – no pesky residue!

Half-square triangles have never been easier – no more drawing lines. But remember, this works just as well when sewing snowball blocks! I can’t wait to try it when I am making my Geese in the Cabin blocks – a Cut Loose Press™ Plus pattern (#CLPPLUS001)!

Geese In The Cabin Cut Loose Press Plus
Geese In The Cabin Cut Loose Press Plus

Adding those triangles to the corners just got a whole lot easier! This pattern showcases the Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tool for 10-inch blocks (#CGRJAW10).

The Quilter’s Clapper

The Gypsy Quilter® Clappers are made of oak and made in the USA! Press a seam using steam and place the clapper over the seam for a few seconds to set the seam. Remove the clapper and you will have a flat, crisp seam. It comes in two sizes: 1-1/2 inches long, 3 inches wide tapering down to 2-1/2 inches and is 1-1/2 inches thick.

And the smaller size:  1-3/4 inches tapering down to 1-1/4 inches, Length is 7-3/4 inches.

When pressing units that have been chain-pieced, simply place the clapper on the seam just pressed while you are pressing the next seam. Set up your own little assembly line for perfectly flat seams every time.

An added bonus? When I am sub-cutting strips, I stack 2 – 8 at a time and place the clapper on the strips. The weight of the clapper stops the strips from shifting when sub-cutting. As you work your way down the strips, simply move the clapper as you cut! Don’t you love it when a notion has multiple uses?

New from Villa Rosa

Villa Rosa Designs now has over 350 designs. These post card style patterns are simple, easy to make projects at a reasonable price. These new patterns will be available next month.

Surprise features 5 inch squares.

Surprise

Stairway features just three fabrics:

Stairway
Whiplash
Kids Meal

Criss Cross uses 5 inch squares.

Criss Cross

Fruit Salad uses 2-1/2″ strips.

Fruit Salad

Indigo Bay is fat quarter friendly.

Indigo Bay

Why not order an assortment to display at the register? You’ll be glad you did.