Cat Lover’s Delight

I am thrilled to announce that one of my favorite designers created a line of fabric for Timeless! This batik line features Deb Heatherly’s favorite – cats!

This 96-inch square block of the month features two of her highly successful Creative Grids® rulers – the Ultimate Flying Geese and the Cat’s Cradle tool.

The fabric batik line includes her favorite things – cats and catnip! Just look at the colors!

There is also a shop kit available that includes the pattern, fabric and tips to share when teaching the class. Who could ask for anything more???

The fabric and shop kits are due to arrive in January so order it now!

Dish Towels with a Little Sass

These Aunt Martha’s Dirty Laundry embroidered dish towels are sure to make you smile! These 28 inch square flour sack dish towels are hemmed on all sides with a hanging loop in the corner.

These would make great gifts. Check out Aunt Martha on our website to see the entire collection. These gems are due to arrive the first of the year.

Silicone Coasters

Lisa Amundson of Around the Bobbin scored a home run last Market with the release of her Hot Stuff Oven Mitt. The pattern includes the silicon.

But, who can make just one so refills are available.

Her new pattern – Coaster Ride – includes enough silicon to make four coasters along with the pattern to make the cute little container.

And, yes – refills are available!

These new products are due to arrive this week so order them now!

New by Elizabeth Hartman

The bees have it! Look at these great new patterns that are being released at Quilt Market by Elizabeth Hartman – fabric kit available in February, pattern available November 1!

My favorite? Who can resist Norm and Nanette? And it is layer cake friendly. A kit will be available in February as well as fat quarters and other pre-cuts.

Or go Cukoo (Kit available in February):

Order them now – the patterns are due to arrive November 1.

Jelly Roll Rugs just got rounder!

For those of you who have made the jelly roll rug patterns the #1 and #2 on the Checker site, drum roll, please….

The Colossal Round Rug comes in two sizes: a 38″ version that uses one jelly roll and a 54″ option that uses two. This is a slightly more advanced version because you have to learn how to stop cupping when sewing the curve – not hard, just a different technique!

Why not start a series of classes beginning with the easiest – the rectangular version:

Then offer a second class for the oval – which is an introduction to curves:

All three patterns use the pre-cut batting strips and jean needles. The newest version is due to arrive the middle of November so plan now!

Diamonds ARE a girl’s best friend!

Going to Market? Be sure to go to Krista Moser’s school house:

Room 342D at 3:45:

Come learn about all the ‘bells and whistles’ on the NEW Creative Grids® 60 Degree Diamond Ruler… including a trunk show of BRAND NEW patterns, and a Block of the Month!

Check out the dramatic way she uses these stripes!

Made with 2-1/2in strips, the Semaphore Stripes quilt is the perfect way to use striped fabric to make a secondary design without all the complicated piecing stripes typically require, and it’s jelly roll friendly! This quilt combines strip-piecing with a few well-placed Y seams to get the most dramatic effect. The pieces are large and uncomplicated, letting the fabric do the talking.

The Big Sky Bloom quilt is perfect for a little girls room, or as a cheerful answer to any room’s dreary decor. This pattern uses several features of the Creative Grids 60 degree Diamond ruler and has beautifully illustrated easy to follow instructions. Strip piece, then cut diamonds and triangles in different sizes to get the full effect.

This is just a sneak peak of the new releases at Market! Bring your calendar because you are going to want to book a class!

Laura Heine New Collages

Due to arrive this month are three new releases by Laura Heine. Group #2 features three minis – 16 x 20-inch versions of classic favorites.

Cotton Couture Cacti is just plain striking! Look at the way she combines colors for the background – simply stunning.

Tea Party is a study in pastels. Don’t you love the overlap of the “blocks”?

Why not bundle them with a variety of fabrics to get them started?

Solution for Thick Fabrics

SewTites are a way to pin when you can’t! Use this magnetic pins for sewing super thick materials, like leather or cork, or pieces that aren’t near an edge, like pockets on bags. Simply align the pieces you need to sew together, snap on the SewTites, and sew!

SewTites are available in 3 packs; 5 packs; 10 packs and 15 packs.

These “pins” eliminate pinholes! With the popularity of cork, pleather, and leather for purses and clutches, the time has come for a solution! Thanks SewTiles!

Five Yard Patterns

When I see three of the A-OK five yard patterns in the top 100, it is time to take notice! Simply bundle five coordinating prints and let your customers choose the pattern! What a concept – and a way to use short bolts!

These are the newest additions to the line and are due to arrive any day.

The covers are all done in grayscale so you aren’t influenced by color choice. There are loads to choose from – including babies, which use four 1/2 yard cuts. Check out Quiltin’ Tia Quiltworks to see all of the possibilities!

Splendid Sampler 2

In their own words: More than 28,000 quilters have joined the Splendid Sampler online quilt-along–and now Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson return with 100 all-new block patterns to inspire quilters all over the world, all over again!

Along with blocks from Pat and Jane, quilters will find beautiful designs from superstar quilters including Lissa Alexander, Carrie Nelson, Jenny Doan, Susan Ache, Betsy Chutchian, Rob Appell, and more. Patchwork, appliquéd, embroidered, and foundation-pieced blocks provide plenty of opportunities to try new techniques, while a quilt gallery offers fun ideas for arranging blocks. Quilters can share their progress online and experience the joys of quilting with this very special community of quilters.

In case you need to catch up, here is the original 100 blocks:

     

What a great way to learn! Join the online group and you have a multitude of experts to help and provide inspiration!