The press release for her new book is stunning: best-selling author Kim Diehl has solo-authored 15 Martingale books, and coauthored four additional books, totaling more than 350,000 copies sold. That is just unbelievable!
The book features 10 quilt patterns showcasing her scrappy patchwork and appliqué quilt patterns. These bed-size to mini quilts include alternate settings, patchwork options, and additional color schemes.
Double-dipping is Kim’s term for taking a tried-and-true quilt block and adding a twist that makes it unique. Scrappy color schemes are guaranteed to make you want to dive into your stash or stock up on new prints at your favorite quilt shop or do both!
In the spirit of doubling the fun, each project features a Double-Take Tip with bonus ideas including alternate settings, simple patchwork tweaks, or different color schemes—giving YOU a bevy of ways to double the possibilities for your 10 quilts!
This book is due to arrive the beginning of October so place your orders now!
Krista Moser of The Quilted Life is the queen of the 60 degree angle. I am always amazed at the creative ways she incorporates these angles into her designs.
In her words: Playful and fun! Tully The Turtle has a big personality for a little quilt. This baby-sized quilt is simple to make using the Large Creative Grids® 60-Degree Diamond Ruler. Gain confidence in piecing with angles (no Y seams) and fabric selection. The pieces are large and uncomplicated letting the fabric do the talking. Choose vibrant tropical colors or something soft and subtle for a beachy vibe, the possibilities are endless!
The pattern is due to arrive next month and would be the perfect basis for a class!
This pattern will be featured on a Missouri Star episode soon so Amy thought you might want to have it in your store!
In her words: The AnyTime Topper will appeal to quilters, as well as those who sew apparel. This loose fitting, versatile style can go from casual to a cocktail party depending on fabric choice. The quick and easy construction as well as comfortable style will inspire makers to construct multiple versions of this design. The 8 page, full color fold out format includes versions photographed in wovens, quilt cottons, knits, rayon, and toweling yardage as well as specific tips and techniques working with those substrates. Clever options for upcycling fabrics like bandanas or a tablecloth are also featured. The pattern includes two sizes (S-XL) (2X-3X), with mid-hip and three-quarter length options.
A QR code/link inside the pattern will lead to bonus content which includes a Look Book and video showcasing styling and fabric options we suggest for the project. Or, you can view it now on our website.
Here are several examples of finished toppers which show the versatility of the pattern.
With so many options to choose from, your customers are sure to be tempted to make clothing again!
Pineapples by Laura Heine is simply stunning! Her color combinations never fail to impress! In her words: This regal crown of spiny blue green leaves and the sweet tropical pineapple just might give you a sweet tooth. This collage of cuttable flowers makes this quilt vibrant and happy. Finished size 18″x24″. You can either bind it or put it on a stretch canvas.
This Mini Unicorn Collage Pattern is a mini version of Nola. This collage uses vibrant colors along with pastel plaid fabrics. Finished size 18×24.
Teeny Tiny Collage Pattern Group #12 Jellyfish, Seahorse, Whale. These beautiful sea creatures are a perfect addition to your wall. With vibrant colors of blues, greens, yellows and orange, they are sure to brighten up a room. These patterns are reductions of the original patterns. This fun smaller size can be finished with binding and hung on a wall or stretched on a canvas frame.
Whatevers are 8” collage blocks that you can turn into runners, potholders, tiny quilts or continue making the designs for a large collage quilt! Includes pattern with complete color photo and instructions to complete the block. You can do whatever you want with the finished block! New pattern designs will be released whenever
All of the patterns are due in house by September 1. Her fabric line will ship next year. From Windham, LauraYippie Yi Yo Ki Yay by Laura Heine Collection.
“Where the treetops glisten, and children listen, to hear sleighbells in the snow!”
In Meg’s words: This joyful quilt is covered with playful snow families having fun in their wintry world! The embroidery is all very basic redwork… so no complicated stitches to slow you down. The piecing is all easy enough for a beginning quilter. And at 65″ x 72″ it is a great throw size.
The pattern is due to arrive early next month so place your orders now!
I love Fall and love the muted tones that Margot uses in her newest patterns from The Pattern Basket. Pumpkin Charms is made with just one charm pack, but if you are like me and love these little guys, you may want to buy more than one!
This is the most creative leaf pattern I have ever seen! Don’t you love the star incorporated into the base of every leaf?
Although this is called Cross Stitch, the colors and design remind me of an old fashioned oak leaf block.
All of these patterns are due to arrive next month, just in time for a new Fall project!
If you are looking for a new class this Winter and would like to sell kits for Christmas, Amanda has you covered! What a great way to showcase the features of your sewing machines.
Celebrate sewing notions with this 51 x 79 inch modern piece with infinite quilting possibilities. This pattern includes a download code for appliqué-in-the-hoop files for the buttons and bobbins. The designs are 5in x 5in so can be accommodated by the BERNINA Oval hoop. The download also includes SVG files for digital fabric cutters. Tracing diagrams are also included if you prefer to hand-trace the designs onto paper-backed fusible web.
Celebrate sewing and quilting with this beautifully detailed 46in x 66in sampler! Each block is so fun to create – you won’t be able to stop at just one! This pattern is a 24 page full-color booklet with numerous detailed diagrams to walk you through the piecing.
Make a wall hanging with a playful arrangement of oversized sewing tools in Amanda’s signature style to hang in your sewing studio! The download includes SVG files for digital fabric cutters. Tracing diagrams are also included if you prefer to hand-trace the designs onto paper-backed fusible web.
These patterns showcase her new fabric line:
Sewing Room 2 by Amanda Murphy Collection from Contempo Studio.
The patterns and fabric are not due to be released until November but they are such great choices for holiday gifts that I couldn’t resist sharing now!
Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts knows how to celebrate those summer holidays. And her latest patterns are due to arrive before Labor Day so it is the perfect time to add Star Striped to your patriotic display. The quilt is made from two different blocks: a large star and a smaller star with pieced stripes.
These baskets are adorable in a variety of prints. Why not add a personal touch by embellishing them with embroidery or applique?
Summer Weekend showcases the same block in multiple fabrics set on point to create a secondary zigzag pattern.
Barn Quilt 5 pays homage to the many barn quilts in our neck of the woods. They are always such a nice surprise when driving on our country roads.
All of these patterns are due to arrive later this month so place your orders now!