Perfect Ten

You asked for it so we delivered! Not only did we deliver, but we also partnered with one of the top pre-cut designers – It’s Sew Emma!

Our motto? Keep it simple! The square is a true 10″ square – not 10 1/2″. There are additional markings for five inch and two and a half inch squares, as well as the most popular strip widths. Trim half square triangles by placing the diagonal on the seam line. The black and white markings show up on both light and dark fabrics.

Grab a layer cake – or cut your own – and start one of these quilts today.

Square One and Acadia are both Cut Loose Press patterns – a perfect combination.

These creative and colorful It Sew Emma Patterns include yardage requirements for multiple sizes.

Perfect 10 Quilts is due to arrive next month and includes 16 quilts cut from ten-inch squares. If the cover is any indication, this is going to be a best seller!

Sew in Love with Edyta

Edyta Sitar’s of Laundry Basket Quilts has just released her latest book from It’s Sew Emma. Reds and creams have never been lovelier.

The book features a gorgeous quilt that includes her signature appliques as well as a pieced version. Choose your favorite techniques and begin your journey.

The book also includes several smaller projects and quilts based on the blocks in the signature quilt. In this case, pictures are worth a thousand words…

There are thread sets, stencils, and appliques as well. Visit our website to see all of the companions. The books are now in stock. Order now and choose your first love!

Thirties Prints in a Charming Setting

Judie Rothermel’s new collection, Basket of Scraps by Marcus Brothers. is featured in an upcoming book by It’s Sew Emma.









This Block of the Month style quilt book is due to arrive next month – perfect timing to wash away those Winter blues.

The setting stars which frame the blocks are simply stunning. The quilt can be made in two sizes – queen and king – so you can finally make a quilt to fit your bed. And, since it is a block of the month, it can be pieced a little at a time so they have removed the intimidation factor.

Here is just a sampling of this fabric line which is due to arrive later this month:




















Conversational prints combined with mini coordinates – and a check threw in (which would be an awesome binding) – who could ask for anything more???

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.


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!

Meet the Newest Member of the Creative Grids® Family

CGRISE30Drum roll please…… It’s Sew Emma designed their first Creative Grids® ruler! This Starburst 30° Triangle ruler #CGRISE30 can be used for all of the traditional fan and Dresden Plate blocks.  (Cut and sew together twelve units to create a kaleidoscope; six to create a half Dresden; or three to create a fan.) BUT, check out the angled A and B lines on the ruler. These lines are used to add that “awe” factor to your favorite kaleidoscope style blocks! Place them on the seam of a strip set and magic happens. A whole new world of pinwheels is born. Watch tthe

This is the first time that a Creative Grids® ruler is featured with a release of a new Block of the Month pattern AND a new fabric line called First Blush from Windham.
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FIRSTBLUSHFirst Blush is the perfect name for this charming pastel line that includes a variety of mini prints that are great choices for your mini quilts as well.  Be sure to order extra bolts of the Daisy Dot (#41955-6) background fabrics in aqua; pink, and white on white- these are sure to become a line of basics soon!  And these checks (#41957-3) set on point are perfect binding fabrics!  These fabrics are the perfect foundations and finishing touch to a gorgeous quilt!  The fabric is not shipping until November, but you can order a shop kit now that includes the fabric, binding, patterns and ruler.  Wouldn’t it be great to have your sample done and ready BEFORE the fabric arrives? (Shop Kit Item #42324-X) AND a new fabric line called First Blush from Windham.
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Aurifil has released two thread lines to match these Spring colors.  Choose 10 small (#KJ50FB10) spools or 12 large spools (#KJ50FB12).
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You don’t have to wait, however, to create with this ruler.  It’s Sew Emma has created three Cut Loose Press™ patterns which are simple patterns that are great choices for samples and classes.  Whether you create a large Dresden Plate; a fan quilt; or a spinning variation, we’ve got you covered!
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Promenade is an extensive pattern that includes instructions in three sizes.
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For everyone that wanted a smaller version of our popular 30° ruler (#CGRSG1) – this one with extra bells and whistles perfect for smaller blocks – is the one you’ve been waiting for!

It is SEW Emma!

It’s Sew Emma self-published books have become so popular that seven of them are currently topping the charts!

Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage is #1.  It includes a multitude of original blocks so you can make a sampler quilt or individual projects that feature them.ISE906 Item #ISE906  Retail $29.95

Great Granny Squared and Quilty Fun are other favorites by Lori Holt.  And all three of these books are in the top 50!  Now that is a feat worth celebrating!ISE903 Item #ISE903  Retail $13.95ISE902 Item #ISE902  Retail $27.95

Fat Quarter Style and Fat Quarter Baby feature the first and ultimate pre-cut.  These should be displayed by every fat quarter rack in every quilt shop!ISE904 Item #ISE904  Retail $19.95ISE-909 Item #ISE-909  Retail $19.95

And this newest addition by Betsy Chutchian is quickly climbing the charts!ISE-911 Item #ISE-911  Retail $19.95

They are releasing two new books this Spring.  This book by Sherri Falls includes twelve different Christmas projects as well as a block of the month and is due to arrive in April/May when the holiday fabrics are due to arrive!
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Elea Lutz is releasing her first book with Its Sew Emma to go with her new fabric line – Strawberry Biscuit.  This book includes six projects as well as a sampler quilt – the perfect choice for girls of all ages – especially for those who never want to grow up!ISE-910 Item #ISE-910  Retail $19.95

Why not replenish your stock on your favorite and pre-order the Spring releases now!

Great Granny would be Proud!

Great Granny Squared is the second collaboration between Lori Holt and Its Sew Emma – and brings back memories of the Granny Square afghans that were our grandmother’s answer to scrap yarn!

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Personally, I have a wool afghan that my grandmother made for my parents when THEY got married in the mid forties.  It is one of my most treasured possessions and holds a place of honor in my guest room.  Now I can make a companion quilt to coordinate in the room!

The book includes four different patterns to choose from!








The hard part is going to be choosing which one!

A Partnership made in Heaven

For the first time, Its Sew Emma is proud to present their first book with Me and My Sister Designs. Precut Primer contains twelve quick and easy quilts made from a variety of pre-cuts:  layer cakes; jelly rolls; fat quarters; fat eighths; charm squares; and mini charm packs.


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Each quilt reflects the bubbly, bright personality of this sister team.  A picture is definitely worth a thousand words….and lots of pictures….priceless….

Mini quilts are all the rage – these are the perfect compliments to any room.



These quilts have to make you smile!  They are just plain happy!ISE907_2


The reds and blues in this colorway – and the prominent white background is reminiscent of 30’s quilts.



Either of these quilts would be right at home in any teen’s room.ISE907_5




These darker colors are stunning when combined.  Reds, blacks, moss greens, greys and golds may become your new color palette of choice!



This book should be displayed with every pre-cut display.  Why not have your customers grab your favorite pre-cuts and get started today?

Sunrise Studio – Pre-Engineered Fabric that Shines

Holly Holderman of Lake House Fabrics and Kimberly Jolly of It’s Sew Emma have teamed up to bring you Fabrics and Patterns that are any shop owners DREAM! They’ve taken all the thinking away… all the WORK away… and have created something new that you just HAVE TO SEE!

Everyone is familiar with panels – but this new fabric line, Sunrise Studio, takes that concept to a whole new level.  The design potential is limitless once you understand the basic idea.

Let’s look at some patterns to see how these darling, complicated looking quilts were engineered in just a few hours with this new line.  “Not your Grandmother’s Flower Garden” is created with just four fabrics:


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The center hexies are cut from a pre-printed fabric.  This photo shows the detail incorporated into this design.  The mini dots are all available separately because who doesn’t love dots???


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That scalloped border? Is sew simple when it is cut from this print.  Notice there are four rows of scallops – on for each side of the quilt and quarter circles so you can piece a perfect corner.  How easy is that???  The scallop adds the softness of a gentle curve – but you are still binding a straight edge!


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The inner check border is pre-printed as well.  Just cut it from this fabric:


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The middle periwinkle dot border adds interest and also acts as a “fudge factor”.  The size of the quilt can be adjusted at this point to fit the scallops.  Oh so simple….


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Four fabrics and less than four hours is all you need to finish this crib or lap quilt!

Flower Pot Garden is created by cutting the blocks from pre-printed panels as well.  It doesn’t get any easier than this – just six fabrics including the binding!


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The flower pots were cut from this fabric:


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The fencing blocks are cut from this print – which includes corners if needed – just like the scallop!


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The inner and outer border is created with the same check print above.  The scallop print is the same – but in a different color (LH14023LETT).

The multi-dot print is perfect additional borders and makes a great backing:


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This line includes lots of dots – and this one is the perfect binding…


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Hide and Seek is constructed like the quilts above.


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The nine-patches and an inner border are cut from:


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The alternate blocks are cut from a Pam Kitty print:


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The scallop is Item #LH14023CHRY.  Another fabric from the Pam Kitty line is used for the binding:


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Four fabrics – including the binding – and you have a spectacular quilt – literally in an afternoon!  It doesn’t get any better than this!

Visit our website to see the entire collection:



Sunrise Studio will be arriving in January- just in time for your winter classes!

If you own a shop, you can watch a video of Kimberly and Holly explaining the program.  Login to with your Checker ID and password.  Then search for Holly Holderman.
















Its Sew Emma does it again….

Its Sew Emma has created a wonderful book with twelve quilts that span the gap between traditional and modern – which means everyone will love it!


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Each quilt includes yardage instructions for four sizes – crib, lap, twin, and queen.

Plume would be great in fall or Christmas colors.  The light fabrics sparkle!


Marquee showcases crisp, clean lines.  It would be a great pattern for photo transfers as well…


I love blue and white quilts – and this is especially striking…


Mosaic is a great scrappy quilt that is great for beginners.  The blocks can be trimmed to size before sashing so they are all the same size.


And then there is applique…Don’t you love these flowers on a dark background???


These are just six of the quilts in the book – and I want to make them all! At just $1.65 a pattern, this is a bargain!!!