This darling tote showcases a collection of assorted five-inch squares. Stabilizing the bag with Soft and Stable maintains the shape of the bag. An added bonus? It also accentuates the quilting on the bag. This 14-inch square bag is 8-inches wide, it is large enough to hold all of your goodies whether you are packing for the beach or a quilt retreat!
The Box Bottom and Bows Tote designed by Pamela Periera is a perfect choice for a class. The body of the bag can be made with an pre-cut pack of 5-inch squares. Showcase some coordinates that they can choose for the bows, handles and lining and you are ready to teach!
We all know that not all pre-cuts measure to the correct size so she recommends using the Creative Grids 5-1/2 inch square to trim squares if needed, or they can cut their own from fabric they have on hand. The five-inch square is easily defined on the ruler.
Piecing the squares together is fast and easy. If their seam allowances are off a little bit, it is easy to adjust the bottoms and lining to fit. Even beginners will be successful.
The bag is lined with Soft and Stable which gives it that incredible body so it can stand on its own.
Chaco Liners have been around forever but your customers may not know that they now have a pen version which fits to the shape of your hand. Pamela recommends white but if they are using light and dark fabrics, silver is a good choice because it shows up on everything!
Everything is in stock so schedule your class today!
These are simply brilliant! Clover Wonder Pins are a revolutionary new pin concept to temporarily hold layers of fabric together instead of safety pins and straight pins!!
They are strong enough to pierce multiple layers but thin enough to go through fabric without leaving holes. Wonder Pins are great when a sturdier thinner pin is necessary to pierce thick layers without bending. No need to pick up fabric when pinning.
Pin through layers of fabric and simply push the closure down. To unpin, push down and over.
I like to pin the pieces together as I am cutting out a quilt so I don’t loose any – but then I am always bending traditional straight pins. Not any more! Who would have thought that after all of these years, Clover would invent a better safety pin! They are in stock now so place your orders!
These Macaroons are so darn cute that they would be the perfect addition to any quilter’s Easter basket! Clover’s Sweet ‘n Sharp Macaron allows you to always have that sharp point and smooth shaft on any needle you are using. They are available in two colors:
They are due to arrive the middle of this month so order them now so you are the first to receive your order!
Threading needles becomes a problem but there are several solutions. For those who love handwork, try the Tulip self-threading needles. They come in a package of assorted sizes.
Or invest in a quality needle threader such as my favorite – this Clover version. The mechanism is enclosed so breakage is not a problem.
Consider the scissors as well. Some of them look cute but do they really meet your needs? Larger handholds and cushioned grip make everyone’s life easier. Throw in serrated edges that stop the fabric from slipping and you have a winner. Karen Kay Buckley’s scissors are the most popular.
Many of us prefer to hand stitch our bindings. But using your thumb to hold that fabric in place to create a nice, full binding edge can cause aches and pains. Clover Wonder Clips are the perfect solution. Move them as you sew or buy a large package that will hold the edges of an entire quilt.
Have trouble threading your sewing machine? Try Jeans needles. They have a larger eye because jeans threads are thicker and the points are very sharp to penetrate the thicker fabric. These same characteristics are great for all quilters as well.
What is causing you frustration when quilting? Why not ask your shop owner on possible solutions?
Missie Carpenter of Traditional Primitives has taken a starch technique to a whole new level with amazing results! Let’s check out some of her patterns – and once I have your attention, THEN we’ll talk about her method.
Look at these hexies – and as a border treatment? Awesome!
You can use the same technique to make circles and diamonds – and the accuracy is stunning.
Or simply commit and make an heirloom quality quilt!
Missie also has several patterns that showcase wool and needle punching. You can see that touches of those could add texture to any of these projects.
Watch the video listed with these patterns at www.checkerdist.com to see how simple it is to get these stunning results! All you need is a starch pen; an iron; a pressing pad and some freezer paper.
And then check out all of her patterns….you’ll be glad you did!
All of these notions are less than $10 so they are perfect for a register display. And that gives you the opportunity to tell your customers about them when they are checking out.
These Mini Wonder Clips from Clover are available in a 10 pack for just $6.95. They are also available in bigger packs – but this is a great intro to the line.
Genius idea! This seam ripper comes in a base which serves two purposes! It is easy to find and can be used to cut threads when chain piecing. If you want to use it as a traditional seam ripper, simply take it out of the stand! this chain ripper retails for just $5.00, who wouldn’t want one???
This simple product cleans the fuzz created by cutting fleece, Cuddle, and flannel from your cutting mats. And for just $6.00 for each cutting mat cleaner – why not???
These Needle Beetle Threaders are not only cute – they come with a light for those of us who are experiencing changes in eye sight as we age….
If you put these over on your notions wall, many of your customers will never even see them! They will literally be hidden in plain site! Give these gadgets their day in the sun. Your customers will thank you for it!