Waddles

Just the name makes me smile! He is the cutest little penguin to grace the South Pole! Waddles #CLPLDB004 From Cut Loose Press™ by Lisa DeBord.

Waddles

He is the perfect companion for Noggins #CLPLDB003 from Cut Loose Press™ by Lisa DeBord.

Noggin

Both are made with the Creative Grids® four-inch curvy and four-inch log cabin trim tools.

Creative Grids 4in Log Cabin Trim Tool Quilt Ruler
Creative Grids 4in Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool

Why not bundle some fabrics together that would work great in these quilts? These make a great class. Let them choose either pattern since they share all of the same blocks – but we know they will want to make both!

Teach them how to make a traditional log cabin and complete the blocks as homework. Then, you can move on to Courthouse Steps and Curvy log cabins. If you start now, these guys could be ready to hang by Christmas!

Dear Diary

This new Block of the Month by Sherri Noel is written in chapters.

Dear Diary Block Of The Month Quilt

Each of the twelve chapter begins with a life affirming quote and is set off with blocks that all come together to create a charming 84 inch square quilt.

The pattern comes in two booklets – one for the pattern, the other for the techniques. What an opportunity to grow as a quilter while creating a work of art! Wouldn’t this be the perfect graduation gift? Or birthday gift to welcome someone into their teen years?

Or, make it for yourself – we all need a reminder sometimes to focus on the positive! This pattern is due to arrive next month so order it now and add it to your class schedule!

Treasure Hunt

I love the whole concept for this book by Linda Collins and Leah Zieber.

Treasure Hunt

The book description had me hooked: Follow this team of antique-quilt mavens as they share their search for quilts from the past. With decades of vintage-textiles knowledge between them, quilters will discover secrets about where to look for antique quilts, which quilts to snap up quickly (and which to walk away from), how to care for vintage quilts, and more. Next, pore over thirteen favorite antique quilts from the authors’ personal collections and find patterns for remaking true reproductions of them all. Delight in the fun photos of this duo’s treasure hunting in action–quilters everywhere will be inspired to join the hunt.

I can’t wait to make the double nine patch quilt on the cover!

The Gnomes have it!

The creative names for these patterns are as cute as the patterns themselves!

Gnomies is a sweet applique design that looks great on a towel, pillow, table runner – you decide!

Gnomies

Here We Gnome Again would be a great block of the month in applique. Why not do the gnomes in wool on a flannel background?

Here We Gnome Again Pattern

Gnome for the Holidays by Sandy Gervais is a pieced table runner that is sure to please!

Gnome for the Holidays

FaLaLa is a quick pieced quilt with a Dr. Seuss type tree overseeing the gnome!

Fa La La

Again, A Tale of Two Gnomes would be a great block of the month and a great way to showcase plaids and checks.

A Tale Of Two Gnomes

Gnome for the Holidays is another obvious choice for a block of the month. Who can resist these little guys getting ready for the holidays???

Gnome for the Holidays

Noggin uses two different four inch log cabin tools by Creative Grids. The pattern actually combines curvy, traditional and courthouse steps blocks. This could be broken down into a three month class as well.

Noggin

Twister Gnomes uses the Lil Twister tool for the pinwheels with appliqued gnomes on each end – simply darling!

Twister Gnomes

When five gnome patterns are in the top 100 patterns, it is time to take notice! Start a Christmas by the month program now so they can have everything done by the next holiday season!

Tula Pink in All her Glory

Tula has her own style – and that style requires threads that are a little more vibrant, a little more colorful – well, a little more TULA than what you currently have on hand!

Tula Pink Homemade Custom Tin and Three Mini Collections

I love that this collection includes four large spools of neutral shades – perfect for piecing. There are also 10 small spools of her signature colors – all 50 weight thread. And everything is packaged in a gorgeous tin!

Tula Pink Homemade Custom Tin and Three Mini Collections

These threads are the perfect choice for top stitching her new ribbons available in three colorways:

Tula Pink Home Made Morning Designer Ribbon Pack
Tula Pink Home Made Noon Designer Ribbon Pack
Tula Pink Home Made Night Designer Ribbon Pack

Everything is due to arrive this month so order them now!

Hexies are Heavenly

Matariki is the Maori name for the Pleiades constellation which appears in the middle of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. It signals the changing of the seasons to a new planting year. Like New Year in the Northern hemisphere, Matariki marks the time for reflecting on times past and looking forward to the future. Hence, the title – Hexies are Heavenly is perfect for this quilt! Matariki is a ‘Block of the Month’ by Sheila Christensen Quilts #SCQBOMCOMP.

Matariki Block of the Month Pattern Complete Set

You can bring back the rich colors of civilizations past with the Museum colorway, or look forward to the future with the Spectrum colorway, the choice is yours and the resulting quilt will look very different depending on which you choose.

All of the pieces for this quilt are cut from strips and use the Creative Grids® 60-degree Triangle 12-1/2in Quilt Ruler #CGRT12560. Everything is straight seams so it is a perfect choice for machine piecing but it can be hand pieced as well.

. Everything is straight seams so it is a perfect choice for machine piecing but it can be hand pieced as well.

This quilt is made up of 18 hexagonal blocks each measuring 12” high with setting triangles in between. It is written as a 10-month block of the month program. What a great way to introduce your students to the possibilities of a pieced hexie!

Creative Grids 60 degree Triangle 12-1/2in Quilt Ruler

Kimberbell Trims

I love these assortments of crocheted trims by Kimberbell.

Crocheted Edge Trim Red
Crocheted Edge Trim Grey
Crocheted Edge Trim Lime Green

In her words: “A look both classic and contemporary, our designer Crocheted Edge Trim is a soft, grosgrain ribbon flanked by lovely loops of thread. Available in three sizes, the smallest ribbon is a 3/8” wide gingham pattern, the medium is a 7/8” wide polka dot, and the large size is a 1-1/2” wide solid color. Each size and style of Crocheted Edge Trim comes in two-yard lengths and is ideal for a variety of machine embroidery and sewing projects! “

Don’t you just love the colors??? These would be perfect as an add on to a display of Spring fabrics! Who doesn’t love checks and polka dots?

Featherweights in Style

The Featherweight Shop has created the perfect travel case for your special machine! These padded cases protect your case – as well as the machine – and come in three colors.

Tote Bag for Featherweight Case - Black
Tote Bag for Featherweight Case - Pink

Tote Bag for Featherweight Case - Green

This mat features the mechanics of the entire machine. It is a padded surface – perfect for maintaining your machine. And, during regular sewing, is a great surface for your machine. It absorbs any vibration and just plain looks cool!

Featherweight Schematic Servicing Mat

These items are due to arrive next month, so order them now!

Sisterhood of Scraps

This is a new book compilation by Lissa Alexander.

In their own words: “What happens when famed quilt designer Lissa Alexander invites her quilting heroines to create scrap quilts alongside her? Scrapalicious magic! Lissa reached out to celebrity ‘sister’ quilters from all walks of life and proposed a theme; then she and each designer made their own version of a quilt based on that theme. The result? Spectacular scrap quilts from true masters of the craft, and an invitation for all quilters to join the Sisterhood of Scraps! Create a dozen stunning quilts inspired by everything from simple squares to Trip Around the World designs (one assembled from a 34-year-old scrap stash!). Quilters can start a quilting bee, build a community, and bring new sisters into the fold as they make these stunning projects. Also inside is a Sisterhood of Scraps certificate that quilters can hang in their sewing space to show that they’re a proud member of the Sisterhood.”

Sisterhood of Scraps

Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)
Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)
Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)
Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)

Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)
Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)
Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)
Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)

Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)
Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)
Martingale - Sisterhood of Scraps (Print version + eBook bundle)

This book is due out next week – and I can’t wait to join the sisterhood! I certainly have enough stash. How about you????