In Make It Mini, Beverley McCullough has designed 13 small quilts with a splash of embroidery that are sure to make you smile.
The projects within the book are just as sweet. I love the way she continued the hexie design into the background.
The center would be a great place to embroider a birth announcement.
What a cute addition to a child’s room.
This would be a sweet display for Valentine’s Day as well as Spring:
What a great Summer topper:
This book is due to arrive next month. It would make a great basis for a series of classes. Why not follow up with a series of machine quilting classes, teaching a different design on each mini? The possibilities are endless.
The pineapple popout series showcases a new technique. The center pineapple block is made with the Creative Grids® Mini Pineapple Trim Tool (#CGRJAW3MINI) with rounds that finish at ½-inch. Additional rounds are added and trimmed with the Creative Grids® Pineapple Trim Tool (#CGRJAW3) to create 1-inch finished rounds. Click here to see a video showing this technique.
In this table runner from Cut Loose Press™, (Pineapple Popout #CLPJAW085) the colors are reversed in alternate blocks to enhance the dimensional effect. Since the corners of the block are pieced from the same fabric as the borders, the pineapples seem to float across the table. Since each round is trimmed after cutting, sewing and pressing, the results are perfect every time.
In this quilt from Cut Loose Press™, (Pineapple Popout Spice #CLPJAW079) the colors are reversed in each set of coordinated prints to enhance the dimensional effect. The scrappy border and binding add a modern feel to this stunning quilt. And since each round is trimmed after cutting, sewing and pressing, the results are perfect every time.
In this tote from Cut Loose Press (Pineapple Popout Totte #CLPJAW086), the colors are reversed in alternate blocks to enhance the dimensional effect. One block is bound and added as a pocket on one side. The fabrics and handle are reversed on the other side. Since each round is trimmed after cutting, sewing and pressing, the results are perfect every time.
Tip: Eliminate the math by cutting the strips using the line down the center of any of the Creative Grids® 2-1/2-inch wide rectangles. This white line is at the 1-1/4-inch mark, the width of the strips needed to make the mini-block. Use the line down the center of any of the Creative Grids® 3-1/2 inch wide rectangles to cut the strips for the outer rounds.
Lindsey Neill of Pen and Paper Patterns combines strawberries and their blossoms in this darling quilt that screams summer! I made strawberry freezer jam this weekend so this is especially timely for me. But, seriously, how could anyone resist? The pattern includes an optional block layout as well as a bonus block for a jam jar which would be a cute label on the back,
This pattern joins her other popular patterns. I love the combination of traditional pieced blocks and the birds, Sparrows Quilt Pattern (65.5in x 71in) is a block-based pattern for the advanced beginner sewist and up. The pattern includes instructions for making a scrappy version of the quilt using fat quarters.
The Just My Type quilt is traditionally pieced and finishes 57 ½” x 64 ½”. The blocks within the pattern include their own cutting and assembly instructions, making it easy to customize the quilt and incorporate it into other projects. The 44-page pattern includes detailed instructions & diagrams, bonus project ideas with instructions, tags for labeling your cuts of fabric, customized layout ideas, and coloring pages! The saddle-stitch, letter-size booklet is printed in full color on heavy-weight paper.
Sparrows and Just My Type are in stock now, Pineberry is due to arrive next month so place your orders now!
If you’re looking for creative ways to use your scraps to make spectacular quilts, look no further. Annie’s popular designers have created a collection of quilts that will inspire you to dive into your scrap bins and start sewing. From traditional to modern, there are designs for everyone.
This book features nine different quilts and retails for under $10,00. Now that’s a bargain! And just look at a few of my favorites:
A 70” x 80” fat quarter and fat eighth quilt, this cheery quilt features houses, tulips, and the Dwell fabric collection by Camille Roskelley. Don’t you love the way the tulips and houses pop against the dark background?
Don’t you love a three color quilt? This darling strip pieced plaid quilt includes yardage requirements for three sizes: baby size, throw size and queen.
This easy to piece Irish chain quilt is made from a Jelly Roll and measures 80” x 80”. .
This fat quarter friendly star pattern is simple to sew with no y seams or tricky piecing.
All of these patterns are due to arrive next month so place your orders now.
These projects feature the Suzn Quilts templates to their full potential. Whether the project calls for Susan’s Tiny Dresden Plate (SUZ216), the Mini Dresden Plate (SUZ186) or her new Tree Template Set (SUZ286), accuracy is guaranteed.
This cute little Halloween quilt is quick and easy with fusible web appliqué and tiny Dresden plates. The bat wings made from Dresdens added that awe factor for me. And the hat? Too cute!
Decorate your Halloween table with candy corns, birds & a Tiny Dresden plate. Her plastic templates and fusible web appliqué makes it quick & easy. Use the Tiny Dresden Template and the new Tiny Tree Template Set to create the “O” and candy cane border.
This adorable Halloween sampler makes a great 15 step Block-of-the-month or mystery club quilt! The original, pieced & appliquéd quilt measures 41 in x 47 in. The instruction steps are printed for easy monthly distribution.
Decorate your home with the beautiful colors of fall. It’s a quick, small project you can make in a day, but it can easily be made any size. Make another for a friend! Paper templates are included in pattern, but Susan’s new Tiny Tree Template Set makes for quicker & more accurate cutting.
Another beautiful sampler quilt with Susan’s little Dresden Plates! The pattern includes full-size templates and detailed instructions for Dresden plates and freezer paper appliqué, but you can choose fusible web appliqué as well.
Reminiscent of an antique red and green quilt, Plumfield Petals is created with Tiny Dresden plate petals.Once again the sample was made with a freezer paper applique technique but you can use fusible if you prefer.
Another cute & clever 12-step little quilt perfect for a mystery or block-a-day, week or month. Each block’s instructions are printed on individual sheets for easy distribution for shop club meetings.
Veranda Chains features Tiny Dresden plates on each square in a square block. Fully machine sewn blocks including the appliqué make this a fun use of your favorite fabric collection of fat eighths or quarters.
All of these patterns are due to arrive next month, so place your orders now. These are great take along projects for a day in the sun!
SewTites® Magnums are our longest model for quickly loading quilts onto longarm machines without straight pins or other loading mechanisms – now available in a 20-pack! Each package includes 20 SewTites Magnums inside a keepsake tin.
View this video tutorial for more information. They also are releasing some other products. SewTites Digits are removable numbered stickers – put them on your SewTites to help organize your sewing and keep track of what to sew and when! To use, simply peel off the Digits and stick them on the top of your SewTites. Remove and reuse as needed. The package includes 50 clear stickers, with 1 to 25 numbered in white for you, the rest blank to letter or number how you see fit (since we all sew a little differently!).
Pattern by lillyella Stitchery, this cute little folio is designed for storing SewTites magnetic pins with two pieces of metal (sold separately) in the body to keep them in place.
A double layer of felt acts as a buffer between the SewTites on the front and back and also provides storage for pins and needles. The Hold Tite Folio is perfect for tucking into a project bag, keeping on your sewing table, or using for extra storage to help prevent a clump of SewTites and everything they stick to!
Pre-fab sheet metal inserts for lillyella Stitchery’s Hold Tite Folio pattern. Includes two (2) – 2in x 5.625in 26-gauge galvanized sheet metal pieces with rounded corners and edges (to ensure the edges don’t cut your fabric).
Everything is due to arrive early next month so place your orders now!