New Patterns by Buttermilk Basin

Stacy West is introducing several new patterns this month.  And based on past performance, these designs will fly off the shelves!  Her vintage truck went to pick up the Christmas tree and became a top selling pattern.  Now it is at the pumpkin patch!

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Don’t you love the scalloped trim on these towels?  Whether you display them as towels or add the appliques on both ends to make a table runner, they will become the focal point of your kitchen!  The Fall versions of her successful Joy and Wool are due in this month.

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Look at these vintage campers celebrating Halloween:

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Get your samples ready now so you will be ready for your next shop event  .

Tis the Season for Vintage Trucks

Tracy West of Buttermilk Basin has definitely struck a chord with her latest patterns that feature vintage trucks!  SIX of them are now in the top 100 patterns after this Market.

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These patterns are the first in a series of block of the month designs.  Visit our website to see the entire series.

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Bottom line?  These wool and embellished designs are sure to make everyone smile so why not kit them today?

Buttermilk Basin creates a Vintage BOM

These mini vintage wool truck appliques are sure to make every generation smile!  They are reasonably priced and easy to kit – so they are the perfect impulse buy for the register.  And who could resist this touch of nostalgia???

January and February

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March and April

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May and June

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July and August

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September and October

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November and December

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Do our buyers a favor and pre-order these now!  We know you are going to kit these so you are going to need lots!  And, who says a “block of the month” program needs to start in January???

Mug Rugs – Part Three

Buttermilk Basin offers a mug rug of the month pattern series that are simply adorable – and affordable!  Why not display these patterns with the book and mugs? Better yet – why not kit them?  Measuring 8″ x 13″ – and priced at just $6 per pattern, they could be kitted for the price of a standard pattern!  Why not include a collection of the flosses that Stacy uses?

January

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March

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April

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May

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Item #BMB1101  Retail $6.00

June

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Item #BMB1102  Retail $6.00

July

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August

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September

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October

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November

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December

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Why not display a sign offering to ship them each month?  These would be great Secret Sis gifts – or suggest giving a mug, cookbook and a mug rug for a gift.  Then mail the next seasonal edition each month?  What a wonderful way to stay in touch!

Think Christmas

When I owned a quilt shop, the madness started the day school started!  That’s when quilters start planning for Christmas and harried mothers have a little time for themselves!  These same ladies are thinking about what they would like for Christmas – so why not entice them with your top picks???  You could even have gift cards nearby so they could give them to their significant other to guarantee that he buys the right thing!

This is much simpler than you think!  With very little effort you can increase sales.  For the Open House, we ran out and got some pretty red ribbon and tied a few bows!  Turn ordinary into festive just by tying a knot!

Nancy Zieman has designed a new template for Clover that makes quick work out of covers for your Kindle, IPAD, and Nook.  Teach this as a class so your customers can make them for everyone on their wish list.

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Buttermilk Basin has some great Block of the Month programs that would be great gift sets.  Check out our website to see the complete collection:  www.checkerdist.com/products/search?keywords=buttermilk+basin&relatedto=

Throw in some wools by In the Patch Designs and your customers will be thrilled!  www.checkerdist.com/products/search?v=B397 Did I mention that they debuted neutrals at the Open House???

Rita Fishel turned the CGR Corner to Corner Curve ruler into a must have when she wrote Curvalicious.  Why not display them as a set???

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Rita also wrote out instructions for the Storm at Sea quilt using the CGR ruler of the same name – another great combo….

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Here is Janice Pope sharing her new Bias Binding ruler – a must have for every quilter!

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Why not partner it with her new pattern – Streak ‘O Lightin?

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Leaves Galore is a great system to cut petals and leaves – all the same size – in a matter of minutes!  What quilter wouldn’t love the complete set???

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The Creative Grids Circle Savvy ruler is finally back in stock!  When production can’t keep up with demand, you know you have a winner!  Combine it with one of the many support patterns such as Insider Trading by Swirly Girls Design?

Item #CGRSAV1  Retail $35.95
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The Lazy Angle ruler by Joan Hawley continues to be a top seller.  Why not pair it with the book that is the quintessential companion for this ruler?

Item #CGR3754  Retail $21.95
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The place mats patterns by QP Quilts were the hit of the show and Kathy knows how to sell the patterns as well as the fabric kits.  I got to sit in on her taping for CheckerYOU and it was amazing!  She can actually talk faster than I can!!!  It should be up very soon, so check it out!

Patterns Retail for $4.99
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Why not kit this new pattern by Among Brenda’s Quilts?  This would also be a great class before the holidays….

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Remember!  Men love tools – they get why you need the right tool for the job.  They may not know a batik from a homespun – and will run screaming from the store if you start to explain – but they LOVE gadgets so make sure you have plenty on hand for the quilter in their life!












Why Wait Until Market? Open House Part Three

We are always thrilled when we can offer you an exclusive!  We strive to provide independent quilt shops with quality products that are not available in the chains – and the education to sell them.  In the Patch Designs is a case in point.  They hand-dye beautiful wools that are only available in quilt shops.  The packaging is adorable, the quality is superb, and they will be at the Open House to answer all of your questions about wool!  The wool now comes in 5″ square assortments as well as Chubbies – 16″ squares.

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We know you don’t just want to buy wool, you want to use it!  So we have invited Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin to participate.  She has several block of the month programs in wool and embroidery that would be great kits.  And, now that Checker carries Valdani pearl cotton, why not offer it for the embroidery???

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Penny Sturgis will be sharing her techniques that make her purses so special.  Learn what products make her purses look like the designer originals.  After all, they ARE designer originals – that can be made in classes in your store!

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Liesl Gibson will be sharing her book and patterns for your favorite child – and share the finishing techniques that add that professional touch.

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Mary Pierson of Transfer-Eze will show you how to transfer designs for your favorite embroidery patterns.  What a great addition to your kits…your customers will love it and come back for more.

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Lanette Edens of The Gypsy Quilter will be demonstrating a host of products.  Let Lanette teach you how!  She is one of the best demonstrators I have ever seen and will share her tricks with you!

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Karen Montgomery of The Quilt Company is doing a school house on Monday as well as demonstrating in her booth throughout the show.

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Cathy Wierzbicki will be sharing her two latest members of The Quilter’s Boot notion family.

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And  to top off the event, Sue Hausmann will be demonstrating all of her favorite notions – and teaching you how to do it!

Contact Janis Plomaritis at jplomaritis@www.checkernewsletter.comcheckerdist.com or call her at 419-893-3636  ext. 624 to register.