Panels are the Star

Mimi Hollenbaugh of Bound to be Quilting has created stunning quilts that can be created in a day because panels are the star of the show! She surrounds them with quilt blocks that accentuate the theme.

Nautilus Blocks (waves) surround this panel from the Welcome to the Beach collection from Timeless Treasures and finishes at 55″ x 71″. Both pattern and panel are due to arrive in January.

Breaking Waves
Multi Welcome To the Beach Panel

Butterfly blocks surround this Forest Magic panel from Timeless Treasures – both due to arrive in January/February.

Flitter
Blue Forest Magic Digital Panel 24in

This sample is made with the I Love My Dog collection from Timeless Treasures. It is expected to arrive in January/February.

Natural I Love My Dog 24in Panel
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Why not make a socially distanced face mask quilt! The arrows remind you to stay 6 feet away. The “I’m Actually Smiling” by Timeless Treasures and “Masquerade” by Dear Stella mask panels can be used to create a memory quilt with autographs, messages, used masks, t-shirt logos, or whatever other options you can come up with in place of the 5″ x 8″ mask panels. Pattern includes instructions to make 52″ x 73″ lap quilt and options for all of the arrows to be the same color, or each row having a different color.

Don't Stand So Close to Me
Multi I'm Actually Smiling Digital Panel 36in, 9in x 6in blocks

Multi Masquerade Panel 36in

A Christmas Tradition

A friend of mine comes from a quilting family. Every year, Santa tucks them in with their own special Christmas quilt so they wake up under it Christmas morning. They cuddle with it all day and then Christmas night, Santa takes it back to the North Pole.

Our family has decided that is a lot of work for one night so in our house, we asked the Elf on the Shelf to bring the quilt – and take it back to the North Pole on Christmas night!

Here are just a few of the patterns that are in the top 100 that would be perfect choices:

So This Is Christmas
A Tale Of Two Gnomes

This pattern does not include the instructions for a quilt – but they are too darn cute to miss!

Holly Jolly Gnomes Pattern

Why not start a new family tradition. If you get started now, they will be done just in time…..

Elastic Variety Packs

These variety packs of nylon elastic by Shabby Fabrics contain eight different colors in 1/6″ elastic – just the right width for masks. Each package contains four yards of each color for a total of 32 yards per package! Everything is bundles into a zippered pouch for visible, convenient storage. Just look at the colors – they are simply luscious…

Elastic Variety Pack 8pk - Bright Set
Elastic Variety Pack 8pk - Pastel Set
Elastic Variety Pack 8pk - Neutral Set

Don’t forget, this is nylon elastic which we love because it is so soft and pliant – but it is not heat-resistant so don’t touch with a hot iron! These are due to arrive this month so order yours now!

Cross-Stitch Samplers

Cross-stitch is returning in a big way. All of those homebound souls who have tried making something from scratch – be it masks or homemade bread – have experienced the sheer joy of creating something with your own hands! These samplers by Artful Offerings have just the right amount of nostalgia to stir memories of days gone by…

In Honey Hill, a newly crowned queen bee holds court in the magical hamlet of Honey Hill. Red picket fences surround a pair of clapboard houses and twin bee skeps mounted on pedestals mark the center of this quaint neighborhood. Honeybees buzz to-and-fro sipping nectar from bordering flowers to craft their golden honeycomb. A unique alphabet and numbers 0-9 complete this sweet sampler.

Rocking Horse Holiday harkens back to holidays-gone-by with a sweet rocking horse nestled in the holiday greens. Softly falling snow, adjustable bottle-brush trees, a lovely alphabet and numerals 0-10 complete this festive miniature sampler

Rocking Horse Holiday Sampler

Cranberry Christmas features a petite pinstripe house, a pair of red birds, pine boughs and a blanket of new-fallen snow, add charm to this winter scene. Simple numerals from 0-9 complete this festive miniature sampler in the count down to Christmas!

Welcome to Folly Farmstead, an enchanting barnyard where a menagerie of cows, pigs and chickens are actually whimsical topiaries.

Some of these patterns are in stock now, others are due to arrive this month. Why not order your patterns now and set up a display? Who wouldn’t want to sit in front of a fire and see these pictures come to life with a needle and thread!

Machine Quilting Help

Whether you are on a longarm or domestic machine, quilting is all about muscle memory! This new fabric panel by RGA Designs has printed quilting designs so you can practice the motions – with guidance – until you are ready to step out on your own!

Machine Skillbuilder Filler Finesse

The Skillbuilder Filler Finesse Fabric Panel measures 36″ x 45″ so 15 panels come on a bolt. These 100% Cotton Printed panels feature 27 colorful designs for free motion quilting (FMQ) practice. Hooks, lines, swirls, arcs, s-curves, loops, and feathers are included in a variety of patterns. Subtle directional arrows – printed right on the fabric – will have you quilting like a pro in no time.

This newest panel is the perfect companion to the two other Skillbuilder panels available through RGA Designs:

Machine Quilting Skillbuilder 1 15 Panels Per Bolt
Machine Quilting Skillbuilder 2 15 Panels Per Bolt

January is the month when everyone resolves to finish their UFO’s so why not offer a class. This would be a great zoom class! All of the participants could order the book and panel. Then they could quilt along at home where they have plenty of room while you share helpful tips and tricks with them.

Skillbuilder Companion for Machine Quilters

Why not offer different battings as well? Who wouldn’t love to try different battings and see which ones are truly their favorites? Most of these are in stock – the new panel is due to arrive this month.

A Galactic Fabric Explosion

Galactic Explosion

Galactic Explosion 12-Part BOM Pattern Booklet #NRDGEBOM is a sampler in two colorways: VENUS (brights) and MARS (earth tones). Nine stars in the center are surrounded by a piano key border and a dancing star border.

Galactic Explosion 12-Part BOM Pattern Booklet
Galactic Explosion 12-Part BOM Pattern Booklet

From Marcus Fabrics the Galactic Explosion BOM fabric by Nancy Rink Collection are featured and include a mix of tone-on-tone brights for the VENUS version and semi-solid textures for the MARS version. The full color, saddle-stitched, 52-page booklet includes complete separate instructions for BOTH colorways. 91 x 91″ finished size. Perfect for a Block of the Month or Saturday Sampler program.

There are two 60″ wide coordinating fabrics.

Navy Galactic Mars 60in Quilt Back
Navy Galactic Venus 60in Quilt Back

Contact Nancy for a shop cutting guide and program information: nancy@nancyrinkdesigns.com

Everything is due to arrive next month so place your orders now.

The Brilliance of Kimberbell

With a sewn-in zipper, soft texture, and serged, open side seams, Kimberbell’s patent-pending Zipper Pouch Blanks are easy to hoop and embellish with your favorite embroidery designs! After adding your design, just sew up the sides with a simple straight stitch. Zipper Pouch Blanks are fully lined, come in a beautiful variety of felt and velveteen colors, and are available in both small (6 x 8″) and large (7 x 10″) sizes.

Zipper Pouch Blank Olive Felt Small
Zipper Pouch Blank Olive Felt Large
Zipper Pouch Blank Blush Felt Small
Zipper Pouch Blank Blush Felt Large

These are the velveteen versions:

Zipper Pouch Blank Mustard Velveteen Small
Zipper Pouch Blank Mustard Velveteen Large

Zipper Pouch Blank Navy Velveteen Small
Zipper Pouch Blank Navy Velveteen Large
Zipper Pouch Blank Teal Velveteen Small
Zipper Pouch Blank Teal Velveteen Large

These are simply brilliant! Who wants pouches that all ready have the zipper installed??? Don’t think of these as just something for machine embroidery – Hand embroidery or applique would be a great way to embellish them! Pre-order an assortment now!

The Jellies Have It!

All you need is ONE jelly roll along with background and accent fabric to create this stunning oversized throw. The pattern Jelly Roll Log Cabins #CLPCAM022 from Cut Loose Press™ includes cutting instructions for the logs so every inch of fabric is utilized. Since the log cabin blocks finish to 12 inches, you only need to make 16 blocks so you can finish the entire project in an afternoon.

Jelly Roll Log Cabin

All you need is TWO jelly rolls along with background and accent fabric to create this stunning full/queen-sized quilt. The pattern Jelly Roll Blues #CLPCAM023 from Cut Loose Press™ includes cutting instructions for the logs to best utilize the fabric. The center square is pieced from 2-1/2 inch strips as well to add to the courthouse steps effect. Since the log cabin blocks finish to 12 inches, you only need to make 42 blocks so you can finish the entire project in a weekend.

Jelly Roll Blues

Make either quilt with the Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tool Two Quilt Ruler #CGRJAW2 designed by Jean Ann Wright.

Creative Grids Log Cabin Trim Tool Two 6in & 12in Blocks Quilt Ruler

Chain Piecing Made Easy

Meet the new and improved Cutting Gizmo by Gypsy Quilter®! The Chain-Piece Thread Cutting Gizmo #TGQ052.

Chain Piece Thread Cutting Gizmo

It is the extra hand you need to help separate chain-pieced units when quilting. To safely cut the threads between the chain-pieced units, simply hold the fabric pieces with both hands and slip the thread into the slot on the top of the Chain-Piece Thread Cutting Gizmo. The embedded razor blade cuts the thread quickly, easily, and safely. The non-slip bottom ensures that it will stay in place when in use. Five replacement blades and the magnetic tool needed for blade changes are stored in the base.

Chain Piece Thread Cutting Gizmo
Chain Piece Thread Cutting Gizmo

Order them now – they are due to arrive later this month!

Robin Pickens Style

Robin’s quilts are instantly recognizable – the signature of a true artist. I’m not sure if it is the crisp, clean lines….her color choices….or the way she explodes a block to make it new. Whatever it is it works – and here are three of her newest!

Celebrate the sunny side with Simple Solstice. Use a Charm Pack for the small Lap sized 35 x 45 inch quilt or a Layer Cake for the Twin sized 69 x 90 inch quilt. This quilt uses flying geese, half square triangles and stitch and flip corners with minimal matching of points, making it more novice-friendly. Large sun centers are good to show off bigger prints.

Simple Solstice

Forward slashes, backslashes, rectangles and half square triangles move around this lively, geometric quilt. Tell a color story, using 11 cuts of coordinating fabrics with added background sashing. You can also make this in a scrappier look using layer cake squares since pieces cut to 9.5 inches. Pattern includes sizes of Lap which uses 1/3 yard cuts, Twin using 1/2 yard cuts and Queen using 3/4 yard cuts.

Backslash


This 71 inch square quilt uses half square triangles and patchwork pieces to make blocks with an added thin sashing for accents. Pattern uses a layer cake or you can use at least 24 squares sized 10 inches each. Pattern is revised and improved from earlier Fair and Square pattern.

Fair and Square

Any of these would be great choices for kits – and all are in stock so order them now!