New from Zen Chic

I love everything she does – and her latest patterns are no exception! Brigitte Heitland is one of those designers who appeals to all ages. She crosses the line between modern and traditional quilters with style!

Those Trees 2 is a perfect example of her minimalist approach that speaks volumes!

Those Trees 2

Prism is a paper-pieced masterpiece which would take center stage in any room!


Play a Card uses two charm packs and is beginner friendly.

Play A Card

Cross It reminds me of pick up sticks that I played as a child. Brigitte calls it the Mikado style….

Cross It

Winter Star is a 33″ square foundation pieced beauty!

Winter Star

Winter Windows is made with 10″ squares and beginner friendly. Who could ask for anything more???

Winter Windows

Mega Star 2 is stunning when a Lone Star meets an asymmetrical design!

Mega Star 2

All of her patterns are due to arrive in the warehouse next week so place your orders now!

Mini Quilts are Hot Part Two

Several of your favorite designers:  Pat Sloan, Carrie Nelson, Brigitte Heitland, Camille Roskelley, Me and My Sister Designs, Sherri McConnell, Sandy Gervais, Edyta Sitar, Lynne Hagmeier, Vanessa Christenson, Anne Sutton, Laurie Simpson, Jen Kingwell, Lisa Bongean, and Betsy Chutchian. contributed to this top-selling book:  Mini Marvels.  All of these designers have such a recognizable style that it is fun to guess who made each quilt – no peeking!

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Once again, the photography showcases these beauties to their best advantage – and makes you want to start cutting up that stash immediately!

Don’t forget!  I know I mentioned this in Part One, but it bares repeating!If you are hanging them on a wall, you may want to consider using Soft and Stable for batting.  They will hang perfectly flat and add that professional touch!  It comes in several packaging options: Project Packs which include four 13 1/2 x 18 1/2 inch pieces (originally meant for place mats but perfect for minis), 1/2 yard cuts; 1 yard cuts; etc.  Why not display these packaged options next to a display of minis???

Creative Grids® has several rulers that may help you along your miniature journey.  They have put together a booklet entitled “Love Mini’s” which shows a wide variety of tools available to create small units. Help your customers find the right tool for their mini projects!   There is also a tri-fold available to help your customers keep track of the Creative Grids® products they already have… or want! Be sure you keep a supply next to your cash register or Creative Grids® display.  Newest rulers are listed in bold on the list – so be sure to replenish new brochures every spring and fall.