Quick and Easy Gifts

I worked a show over the weekend and this was one of the top sellers.

Quilt As You Go Wine Totes

Inventory is due to arrive next week. These projects use a quilt as you go technique. The package includes batting printed with Sew by the Numbers – sew in the order shown to complete a project in a number of minutes. Make three wine bottle holders for less than $5.00 a piece. The pattern uses strips so it would be a great make it/take it for a Christmas open house. Once they learn the technique, they will want other options:

Quilt As You Go Tote Bag Alexandra Design
Quilt As You Go Table Runner Venice Pattern

Check out our website for all of the possibilities. There is still time to make gifts for this holiday season.

Quilt as You Go has Never Been Easier

One of the hot new releases at Quilt Market was this product by June Tailor.  The block patterns are literally printed right on the batting.  The backing is fusible so there is no wrinkling or puckering of the backing fabric while sewing.  As you are sewing the block seams through the fabric, batting, AND backing, you are literally completing the quilting with each sewn seam.

Each package includes the printed batting for six – 12″ blocks which measures 24″ x 36″ when completed.  There are four different blocks to choose from:

Hopscotch

JT-1403

Item #JT-1403  Retail $7.99

Fair and Square
JT-1402

Item #JT-1402  Retail $7.99

Mosaic Magic

JT-1401

Item #JT-1401  Retail $7.99

Rolling Stone

JT-1404

Item #JT-1404  Retail $7.99

Here is a video of Jill showing just how it works:  //www.checkerdist.com/products/JT-1403

This is a great product to incorporate into a machine quilting class.  Or use these foundations to teach girls how to quilt!  These are new so order now so you can get the first shipment.  This is a good thing!

Fleece – the new Quick Project for Christmas

June Tailor has designed three new products that make  fleece throws an afternoon project!  And they have even added a whole new other dimension – circles!

JT-784 (1)

Item #JT-784  Retail $14.39

Use the tool to rotary cut the circles – or if you are working with beginners who are afraid of these new fangled gadgets – mark the circles and use scissors!

Mark the stitching lines through the slots in the ruler.  Put two circles together and stitch on the marked lines.  Secure the folded edges with decorative stitches on your sewing machine!  What a great beginner project.

For those of you who love the fringed version, it just became a lot easier!  Align the fleece edge with the horizontal alignment guideline on the ruler.  Cut through the one inch interval rotary cutting slots to create the fleece fringe. You can cut 1″ to 6″ fringe cuts. Dotted lines mark the half inch lines.

JT-786

Item #JT-786  Retail $23.40

For those of you who prefer to mark the fringe and cut it with scissors, use the Fringe Marking Tool….
JT-768

Item #JT-768  Retail $5.59

These are all due in next month.  Order now to be the first in line….

 

 

Why Wait Until Market? Open House Part Two

Judy Niemeyer was so popular last year, we asked her to come back.  This time she is launching new products that will be the basis of your next class!  Brad ordered every batik he could find for this event.  She will be presenting a school house on Monday to launch the new products.  Start your Monday with a bang!!!

Item #JNQ70P  Retail $50.00

Daniela Stout of Cozy Quilt Designs is the queen of the 2 1/2″ strip!  That’s right – she started designing quilts for her shop that started a national craze!

Item #CQD04006  Retail $18.95

Rita Fishel of Creations Sew Clever will be demonstrating Creative Grids rulers and the patterns that she created to support them!

Item #CSC003  Retail $10.00

The folks from Lecien will be sharing their latest fabrics and taking orders.  Come sit down for a spell….

Inkwell designed by Meg Hawkey

The folks from June Tailor will be sharing and demonstrating their wares…

Item #JT720  Retail $34.59

Joan Hawley from Lazy Girl Designs will be sharing her new line of products designed exclusively for quilt shops – Sew Lazy!  What is not to love….

Item #LGD123  Retail $9.00

Kathleen Connor of Smith Street Designs has produced many patterns that have been the basis of block of the month programs.  Come see the latest and greatest from this talented designer.

Item #SS5003  Retail $30.00

Register early to be eligible for 64 door prizes that could be worth as much as the price of the trip!  Mark your calendars for August 19 and 20 and call or e-mail janis today:  Contact Janis Plomaritis at jplomaritis@www.checkernewsletter.comcheckerdist.com or call her at 419-893-3636  ext. 624