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!

b1402t-1 pg11_beesknees pg20_littlelove pg24_dashing pg33_zenchic pg42_apinkchristmas pg48_spinner pg52_starsandstars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

cgrminicgrwishlist

 

 

 

 

 

Plant a Garden with Edyta Sitar

It’s Sew Emma and Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts have combined forces in this new book – due to arrive this month.  Quilter’s Patch is a perfect choice for a series of classes.

ISE-914

The book is chock full of techniques that will improve your piecing skills and others that will have you thinking outside of the box!  I love quilts that are created from blocks – but the blocks are so well hidden that the quilt flows into an entire scene.  This quilt has taken that concept to a whole new level!

So why not plant your garden….one block at a time!

Triangles Couldn’t be Easier

Pre-cut fabrics have become the staple of every quilt shop – and anything that supports them is sure to be a best seller!

Enter Edyta Sitar.  She is known for her breathtaking color selections in scrappy quilts.  Just look at the cover of her book – Friendship Triangles.
L11248
Item #L11248  Retail $24.95

To make it easier to create this variety of fabrics, she is releasing triangle paper next month.  The papers are designed for 5″ and 10″ squares – and come in multiple sizes.  Each package includes 25 sheets.

The number of triangles created from a package depends on the size of the triangles.  For example, a package of 1 1/2″ finished triangle papers designed for five inch squares makes 200 triangles.
LBQ-0523-X
Item #LBQ-0523-X  Retail $6.00

The papers for ten inch squares makes 800!
LBQ-0528-X
Item #LBQ-0528-X  Retail $8.00

Visit our website to see all of the different sizes – and everything Edyta Sitar!  They are expected to arrive in April.