Jo Morton’s Style – all in one place

This is the third in a series of miniature quilts that were previously only available to club members. What does that mean for you? You get all of the patterns in one place – and know that they have been thoroughly tested and approved  by quilters all over the world!

Jo Morton is a legend in our industry and her books reflect that. I didn’t reduce the size of any of these pics because the photography is what draws me to her designs. I don’t just want the quilts – I want the furniture, the knickknacks, the log cabin…..

The book – which is due to arrive next month – includes sixteen mini projects. It is already in the top 50 books so order now so you won’t have to wait!

Free Form Rotary Cutting

This little rotary cutter replaces my scissors for a lot of techniques! It is only 14 mm which makes it the smallest rotary cutter yet. But it has been redesigned so it can be used with traditional acrylic rulers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This cutter is ideal for cutting fabric and paper. (I use it to trim fabric 1/4″ away from my templates AND to cut out the freezer paper templates). The cutter has a Kushgrip comfort coated handle for easy cutting control. It is like drawing with a pen – you have total control. It comes with a protective cover for safe storage. Replacement blades are available (2060EUS).

Watch the product video here: www.checkerdist.com/products/2059EUS

These are due to arrive any day so place your orders now!

The Perfect Register Display

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???

Tula Pink and De La Luna

De La Luna is the new fabric line by Tula Pink which is due to arrive in June.

This line not only has striking colors, it also features three colorations of silhouettes which offer amazing design potential. Carl Hentsch has designed three different patterns that highlight these images – or use your own!

The ovals on this quilt were created with the Creative Grids Oval Always tool designed by Karla Alexander.

Or choose more traditional settings:

Everything is due to arrive in June so order now so that everything arrives at once!

 

Electric Quilt 8 is in the Building

Electric Quilt is the industry’s go-to computer software for quilting design. From professionals to the everyday quilter, EQ has all the right tools and features for every designer.

I don’t want to mess this up, so in their words:

NEW LOOK: EQ8 is redesigned with a friendly new look that includes large interface elements for faster, more intuitive learning.
NEW FEATURES: EQ8 comes with more than 40 new and updated features, including thousands of new block designs and fabrics.
NEW DELIVERY: The EQ8 package contains a software download license. The license is used to claim, download, and install the software from ElectricQuilt.com. Complete instructions are included.

An illustrated Block Library is available separately. This book provides visuals of all of the blocks that are available in the program and tells you how to find them. The Lessons for Beginners walks you through the program so you learn all of the features.

All are available now!

Zen Chic

I love everything from Zen ChicAnd her latest patterns, due to arrive next month, are stunning! She manages to bridge that gap between traditional and modern – and combines her designs with exquisite quilting that highlights her design perfectly. I made these images as large as possible so you could see the detail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her eye for detail is breathtaking! Don’t you already want to add these to your bucket list for the holidays, 2018?

Kim Diehl’s Whatnots Club

You know you are a legend when your latest book isn’t due to be released until May – and is already one of the top-selling books on the Checker website!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I haven’t seen this book yet so we will rely on the publisher’s words: Welcome to the wonderful world of Kim Diehl. On a splendidly small scale! Kim’s little quilts have three big benefits: they’re stash friendly, they’re quick to finish, and they’re as cute as can be. Now quilters can create a wonderful variety of pint-size quilts in Kim’s signature style. Enjoy 18 projects from Kim’s Simple Whatnots Club, previously available only in individual-pattern form. Learn techniques for petite patchwork, invisible machine applique, and cozy wool applique; then use completed projects as wall quilts and toppers or follow Kim’s lead and display projects in other creative ways. As always, Kim shares many of her ‘Extra Snippets’ that will make every quilter a better quilter.

You know this woman is a rock star – and the photography in the book is worth buying the book even if you were a member of the Whatnots Club! The book includes 18 projects. Order it now so you are part of the initial order!

When a Little Dab Will Do Ya

This was one of the hottest items at Market – and it is due to arrive this week. I can’t wait to get my hot little hands on this baby. I love Roxanne’s Glue-Baste-It and now it comes in a smaller, more convenient size.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dip and Dab Bottle retails for just $3.25 – and is refillable. In their own words, this incredible applique glue is 100% water-soluble, dries in minutes, holds firmly until you want to loosen it, and does not feel stiff when dry. It contains no dyes or waxes or harmful chemicals and is pH neutral.

At this price point, what a great event gift! Display them at the register so everyone will see them. But order them now because it is going to be hard to keep these babies in stock.

Doug Leko’s Latest – Stashtastic

Stashtastic is Doug Leko’s first book with Martingale and he pulled out all of the stops. These twelve quilts are all featured in two different colorways so they appeal to everyone. Added bonus? Each pair of quilts is a perfect lesson in choosing fabrics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose eight to thirty of your favorite fat quarters and be inspired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doug has a way of taking traditional patterns and adding that awe factor. Start playing with tradition today!