Home Gnome

These little guys make darling placemats any time of year. At 12-1/2 inches, they are plenty big enough to hold a plate and a drink! I have shown the back of the pattern as well so you can order your preferred batting, etc. when you order the patterns. They are due to arrive next month and would be great sellers during a shop hop. From Susie C. Shore Designs.

Home Gnomes
Home Gnomes

Why not bundle some fat quarters in coordinating fabrics to make this an easy option for your customers?

Ricky Tims etc.

Ricky Tims is a true renaissance man. Most of you know him because of his vibrant hand dyed colors and quilts with a modern flair. But did you know he also co-wrote a children’s chapter book?

Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window
Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window

The story showcases Granny’s sampler quilt which is a companion book that includes all of the instructions to make it.

Granny's 1930's Sampler

What a great set that could inspire the next generation to quilt.

Ricky is also a gifted pianist and composer. Two of his recordings are now available through Checker.

Alone With My Thoughts Music CD
Christmas In A Small Town Music CD

Why not play this music in your shop? All of these items are available now so place your orders!

Pizzazz by Deb Heatherly

Deb posted this quilt on Facebook and I immediately fell in love. Even though there is the illusion of curves, they are actually cut and sewn using the Creative Grids® 2 Peaks in 1 (CGR2P1) tool. Combining blocks made with the Kitty Cornered Tool creates a stunning secondary pattern. The pattern includes fabric requirements for three different sizes from topper to queen.

Creative Grids Kitty Cornered Ruler
Creative Grids 2 Peaks in 1 Triangle Quilt Ruler

Deb has had several hundred people make this quilt in her Grids Girl program. She sent me some pictures from those students:

Debbie Patterson:

Aleesa Kobi

Betsy McDonald

Cacia Orser

What would your student’s quilts look like? What a great class! The pattern is due to arrive this month so place your order now.

Amy Barickman is Back

Amy Barickman is back with another clothing pattern, that is. She is known for her loosely constructed garments that offer multiple options. 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 pages, full-color fold-out format includes versions photographed in wovens, quilt cotton, 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.

AnyTime Topper

I included a picture of the back of the pattern so you could see the longer length which would be so flattering, no matter what body type you are!

This pattern is due to arrive at the beginning of April, so place your orders now.

AnyTime Topper

Zoid – The Cutting Edge

Zoid offers a full line of cutting tools: rotary cutters, blades, mats and rulers – all in their signature blue.

The rotary cutters come in multiple sizes from 28mm to 60mm. All include the quick change feature that we know and love. They also offer 9mm and 18mm snap knives as well as an art knife.

ZOID 45mm Rotary Cutter with Grip

The replacement blades come in all sizes and offer a variety of quantities in each pack.

ZOID 45mm Rotary Refill 1pk

The mats come in four different sizes from 6″ x 9″ to 24″ x 36″.

ZOID 24in x 36in Self-Healing Mat Cyan Purple

The rulers are available in 4 different sizes, 3 rectangles and a 6 1/2″ square.

ZOID 6-1/2in x 12in Non-Slip Ruler

They have also included the most popular size of scissors.

ZOID 9in Fabric Scissors with Grip

The entire line is due in the warehouse later this month. Check out our website for details.

Tabletastic 3 by Doug Leko

In his own words: Tabletastic! 3 is the 3rd and final of a Trio of Table Runner and Topper Books. 20 New Table Runners and Toppers patterns – 14 Table Runner & 6 Toppers Each Project shown in 2 Colorways! Great for using up your Precuts & Scraps! (10″ Square, 2.5″ Strip, 5″ Square F8, and FQ friendly patterns). The full color book also comes with a metal spiral binding, it will lay nice and flat while you use it.

Tabletastic 3!

This book is due to arrive in June, just in time for Shop Hop season! It joins his other two popular books in this series:

Tabletastic 2!

Why not set up a display with the books and precuts? The first two books are in stock now. Place your orders for the new one so you get it as soon as it arrives!

Cut Loose Press™ Videos

Karla Alexander has created several top-selling Cut Loose Press™ patterns that feature her Creative Grids® Spiderweb Ruler (CGRKA6) in incredibly creative ways. But did you know that she has videos to show just how easy it is to cut and sew these masterpieces?

The latest video supports her newest pattern called Crazy Love. Don’t you love the name? The four letters are all pieced individually after the angles are cut with the Creative Grids® Spiderweb Ruler. The width of each letter doesn’t matter. The sashing strips can be adjusted by trimming them after the letters are pieced so they are all the same height.

What a great shower or wedding gift. At 18 x 53 inches it would make a statement hanging above a bed. Warning: once you watch the video, you will have to make one! Video

Crazy Love

The same technique is used in her Crazy Christmas Tree pattern. Try it in Fall colors or deep greens for a cabin theme decor.

Crazy Christmas Trees

Here is the link to the Crazy Christmas Tree video.

And, last but not least, Coffee Break can be personalized by quilting the names of friends and family on the cups.

Coffee Break

This one is just as easy. The saucer, cup and handle are created separately and then sewn together: video

Once you learn how these are done, Crazy Hearts is easy. This one doesn’t have a video but uses the same great techniques shared in the other videos and patterns.

Crazy Hearts

Don’t you love funky and fun? Why not kits these and start a series of classes? Sharing the video links with your students will guarantee success. Everything is in stock so place your orders now.

Kai in Color

Kai is now offering three varities of scissors in Teal.

The KAI 5165 – 6 1/2″ scissor is a versatile sewing scissor that is ideal for general trimming on fabrics of all weights. It is great for tasks such as cutting fusible appliqué pieces and trimming seam allowances.

KAI V5165T 6-1/2in Scissors Teal

The KAI V5210T – 8″ scissors has ergonomically soft handles which allow fatigue-free cutting on all types of fabric. Cuts multiple layers of denim with ease while trimming cottons without any fabric slippage. The KAI V5210T is the standard size handle and blade length.

It is the same as the N5210, except the handles on the V5210T are Teal and include a blade cover for safe storage

KAI V5210T 8in Shears Teal

The KAI V5135T – 5 1/2″ scissor has ergonomically soft handles which allow fatigue-free cutting on all types of fabric. Cuts multiple layers of denim with ease while trimming cottons without any fabric slippage. The KAI V5135T has the standard 5000 series blades.

Quilters love this size for trimming “dog ears” and clipping threads when chain piecing. This smooth, comfortable scissor is perfect in your sewing kit for take along projects and sewing classes A blade cap is included.

KAI V5135T 5-1/2in Scissors Teal

All of these are due to arrive later this month so place your orders now.

Quick and Easy Gifts

Check out these beginner projects from Sookie Sews. What a great way to teach beginning concepts on a basic sewing machine. At first I thought they were for embroidery machines but they aren’t! All you need is a basic sewing machine! In Sue’s words:

Beginner friendly! Here comes the sun and warm days at the beach. This sunglasses case will hold even the largest glasses and keep them safe while looking adorable. The case features a peek-a-boo top of the lining, top stitching, and an adorable pair of applique sunglasses.

Made in the Shade Sunglasses Case
Made in the Shade Sunglasses Case

Beginner friendly! Get ready for those warm days of picnics and fresh squeezed lemonade. You’ll learn many great techniques along the way to improve your sewing results on everything you may make. This fast and fun citrus slice mug rug showcases applique, working with foam, and fun decorative stitches.

Squeeze the Day Mug Rug
Squeeze the Day Mug Rug

What great classes! They are coming in the middle of this month so you have plenty of time to add them to a holiday basket! Place your orders now!

Handwork at the Ready

Gingiber has thought of everything. These kits include everything you need for this finished project: 6″ hoop, thread, the stamped design on fabric and a needle. All you need is a pair of scissors and you are ready to go.

Take a Deep Breath Embroidery Kit
Give More Than You Get Embroidery Kit
Be Yourself Embroidery Kit

These kits are intended for an 8″ hoop and include the pattern and instructions as well as the stamped cloth. You provide the floss, hoop, needle and scissors!

Snowman Embroidery Sampler
Polar Bear Embroidery Sampler
Christmas Deer Embroidery Sampler
Santa Embroidery Sampler

What a great way to learn the art of embroidery! These kits will be available later this month so place your orders now. Tuck them in your suitcase the next time you travel!