Mug Rugs for Everyone

We all just did it – wanted to thank those people who touch our lives throughout the year – but wait until the last minute. Why not start early and make a few of these beauties designed by Kimberbell each month?

Mug Rugs Volume 4
Mug Rugs Volume 4
Mug Rugs Volume 4
Mug Rugs Volume 4
Mug Rugs Volume 4

With twelve to choose from, why not make it a block of the month type class or project???

The perfect addition to these projects is the scissor assortment by Kimberbell.

Deluxe Embroidery Tool & Scissor Set

Designed with exclusive innovations, Kimberbell’s Deluxe Embroidery Scissors & Tools feature sharp blades that cut all the way to the tip and large, double-loop rings for a comfortable grip in every hand. Protect fabric and stitches while cutting applique pieces with our 5” Duckbill Applique Scissors, then trim intricate details with Sharp Snips! Our Precision Fine Tip Tweezers With Blade have blades on all four sides, ideal for unpicking basting stitches, while our 4” Micro Tips feature a longer blade for precise clipping. Made of the finest steel, Kimberbell’s Deluxe Embroidery Scissors & Tools are a must-have for every stitching enthusiast! What a great gift!

Red, White and Bloom

Everything by Kimberbell Designs just makes me smile! She double-downs on that awe factor every single time! And, her newest quilt – due to arrive in March – is no exception!

Red White & Bloom Sewing Version

This quilt is available in fabric kit from Maywood Studio as well.

Quilt Kit Red, White & Bloom, 40in x 40in

Join the Main Street Celebration! Kimberbell’s beautiful Bench Pillow Pattern pulls out all the stops, with colorful Fairy Light fireworks bursting in the night sky. Downtown is all dressed up for the patriotic party, with banners, bunting, and even a miniature Red, White, & Bloom quilt! From pickups and gas pumps to windmills and more, Main Street Celebration is inspiring decor for every hometown heart. It is the perfect companion to the quilt.

Main Street Celebration Bench Pillow Pattern - Sewing

It is available in a fabric kit from Maywood Studio as well.

Main Street Celebration Bench Pillow Kit (included back) 16in x 38in

The fabric line from Maywood Studio, Red, White & Bloom by Kimberbell Designs Collection is simply charming!

Fat Quarter Red, White & Bloom, 16pcs/bundle, inlcudes panel

Embellishments kits for the quilt will also be available. We have the item listed on the website – but don’t have a description yet! Order everything you need now!

The Brilliance of Kimberbell

With a sewn-in zipper, soft texture, and serged, open side seams, Kimberbell’s patent-pending Zipper Pouch Blanks are easy to hoop and embellish with your favorite embroidery designs! After adding your design, just sew up the sides with a simple straight stitch. Zipper Pouch Blanks are fully lined, come in a beautiful variety of felt and velveteen colors, and are available in both small (6 x 8″) and large (7 x 10″) sizes.

Zipper Pouch Blank Olive Felt Small
Zipper Pouch Blank Olive Felt Large
Zipper Pouch Blank Blush Felt Small
Zipper Pouch Blank Blush Felt Large

These are the velveteen versions:

Zipper Pouch Blank Mustard Velveteen Small
Zipper Pouch Blank Mustard Velveteen Large

Zipper Pouch Blank Navy Velveteen Small
Zipper Pouch Blank Navy Velveteen Large
Zipper Pouch Blank Teal Velveteen Small
Zipper Pouch Blank Teal Velveteen Large

These are simply brilliant! Who wants pouches that all ready have the zipper installed??? Don’t think of these as just something for machine embroidery – Hand embroidery or applique would be a great way to embellish them! Pre-order an assortment now!

Kimberbell Snuggles

What a great series of classes! In her own words: “Let the adventure begin” with The Snuggle is Real collection! Sweetly designed for babies and toddlers, each of the 14 patterns include a variety of techniques such as Vinyl, Embroidery Leather, Applique Glitter, decorative stitching, and more.

The Snuggle is Real: Petite Applique CD

Who wouldn’t love to have a collection of these on hand for last minute gifts – and learn knew techniques along the way! She has even designed body suits in three sizes: 3-6 month; 6-9 month; and 9-12 month and two colors: Koala Grey and Blushing Peach! They come two to a pack.

Made from soft and snuggly 100% cotton, each bodysuit is completely open on one side, making the garment easy to hoop. After adding your embroidered design, sew up the side with a simple straight stitch.

Baby Bodysuits - Blushing Peach (6-9 Months) - Pack of 2
Baby Bodysuits - Koala Grey (6-9 Months) - Pack of 2

Everything is scheduled to be in stock the middle of July so order them now. We need to stockpile them for all of those Corona babies!!!

Kimberbell Purses

Need I say more??? These have all of the charm of everything Kim does She has such a flare for style.

Keepsake Clasp Purses

And these purses are the perfect foundation for machine classes. Showcase a machine embroidery, teach them how to do pintucking. Show them how to use all of those feet that came with their machine!

The frames come in four sizes: two sizes of rectangles and two sizes of crescents.

Large Rectangle Purse Frame:

Large Rectangle Clasp Purse Frame Vintage Brass

Large Crescent Frame:

Large Crescent Clasp Purse Frame Vintage Brass

Small Crescent Clasp Purse:

Small Crescent Clasp Purse Frame Vintage Brass 2pc

Small Rectangle Clasp Purse:

Small Rectangle Clasp Purse Frame Vintage Brass 2pc

I am always looking for Christmas gifts for all of those people I want to thank around the holidays – teachers, hairdressers, coaches – you know the list. This is going to be it for this year! I can personalize them with a monogram, saying, school colors – the list is endless. I could even have my grandkids draw pictures of their parents and transfer it to fabric. Wouldn’t THAT be darling??? I can see the tears flowing already!

Add a gift card for an added bonus! These are all in stock now so order them before I do!

Kimberbell Trims

I love these assortments of crocheted trims by Kimberbell.

Crocheted Edge Trim Red
Crocheted Edge Trim Grey
Crocheted Edge Trim Lime Green

In her words: “A look both classic and contemporary, our designer Crocheted Edge Trim is a soft, grosgrain ribbon flanked by lovely loops of thread. Available in three sizes, the smallest ribbon is a 3/8” wide gingham pattern, the medium is a 7/8” wide polka dot, and the large size is a 1-1/2” wide solid color. Each size and style of Crocheted Edge Trim comes in two-yard lengths and is ideal for a variety of machine embroidery and sewing projects! “

Don’t you just love the colors??? These would be perfect as an add on to a display of Spring fabrics! Who doesn’t love checks and polka dots?

A Blank Canvas – Literally

I totally missed the boat on this one! I looked at these totes and aprons by Kimberbell and thought they were great for machine embroidery – but didn’t consider all of the other possibilities!

These canvas totes come in natural and denim and are totally finished except for the side seams which are serged! When you are done decorating, just stitch up the sides with a straight seam!

My grandchildren are coming down for “grandma camp” in a few weeks. My idea? We are going to cut pockets from old jeans, pinking the fabric beyond the pocket so we can attach them to the tote easily. They can embellish them any way they want and then we will stitch multiple pockets on each side. We may even add a few to the inside!

Kimberbell has those assortments of adorable trims as well. Adding ribbon to the tops of some of the pockets might be fun too! Who says they have to be just for machine embroidery???

And then I saw these blank aprons in adult and children’s sizes! Craft aprons with multiple pockets? What do you think???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are all affordably priced and in stock! I just placed my order!

The Witches are Baking at Kimberbell

I ran into Kim from Kimberbell while we were setting up the booth and she told me that Broomhilda was visiting.

The description for this is so darn cute – you can’t improve on perfection so I am not even going to try:

Come sit for a spell in Broomhilda’s Bakery where every ghoul-friend is welcome! Hang your hat and rest your witchy toes, while sampling the spooky sweets like Boo-Berry Pie and Rice-Creepy Treats. Kimberbell’s vinyl and glitter sheets conjure the cutest applique with charming frogs under glass, plus diva witch hats and high heels. All the extraordinary embellishments like Mylar candy corns and flowers, fuzzy fringed spiders, and Broomhilda’s collection of eyeballs will have you screaming in a good way.

Kimberbell’s spook-tacular new quilt features: 26 embroidered blocks, Flying Geese (pieced in the hoop) and three more traditionally pieced blocks include Pinwheel, Four-patch, and Broomhilda’s twist on a Sawtooth block, which she calls the Sweet-tooth Star. Plus 4 pieced picture blocks, where the sections are embroidered separately, then applique images are aligned before piecing the blocks together to make a complete picture. The quilt can be made with the 4×4 and 5×7 hoop sizes.

Broomhilda’s Bonus projects include:
Smell my Feet Tea Towel
Face First Frosted Cupcake Hot Pad (4 sizes)
Suspiciously Sweet Table Runner (2 sizes)
Apothecary Jar Wall Hanging (2 sizes)
Under Your Spell Bench Buddy

And, in typical Kimberbell style, she has included an embellishment kit that includes everything to make this sing!

Don’t have an embroidery machine? It’s okay. there is a version for you as well!

And, of course there is a fabric line to make it all oh so easy!

Everything will be in stock by next month so plan your classes now!

A Kimberbell Christmas

I love everything Kimberbell! That girl is a creative genius! I know the holidays are over – but this is the perfect time to think about future gifts and classes. Check these out – and then we will talk….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a moment after the holidays to make a list of people you would like to surprise next year with a little something. Teachers, coaches, bus drivers, card clubs, book clubs – you get the picture!

Many holiday fabrics and patterns are on sale so it is the perfect time to plan for next year. After all, the fabric is a quilters half price gift wrap! Planning ahead is ALWAYS a good thing!

Its All in the Hoop!

I love it when I fall in love with a pattern – and see that it is “Volume One” – which means there is going to be more goodness to come!  In Kim’s own words: Kimberbell Noteables are composition book covers that turn ordinary writing paper into a noteworthy journal. Each machine embroidered cover is fully lined, durable, and reusable and best of all, each are made (even pieced!) entirely in-the-hoop!

kd539-1There are four different options for the small size; two for the medium size; and two for the large.  The best news?  They are all totally done in the hoop!

Wouldn’t these be great gifts for children and adults alike?  Who wouldn’t love a personal journal or diary?  Or, personalize them for members of your book club….or make them for your favorite teacher.  Have shower participants write encouraging notes to the future brides or expectant mother.  The gift possibilities are endless!

 

 

The Life is Better in Full Bloom is organized so that you can learn eight different techniques.  This 39-inch square wall hanging features yo-yos; three-dimensional pinwheels, and a variety of other techniques.  The detailed instructions will guide you each step of the way.

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But, this would be a great class as well.  Why not teach this in your shop?  Kimberbell has provided everything you need to start a shop program.

kd187gThe shop guide includes:
+ Tips
+ Kit Cutting Instructions
+ Punch Card Reward System
+ Promotional Materials (Build the buzz and you’re going to have higher sign-ups!)
+ A Shop Sample Pattern
+ A List of Possible Add-on Sales

A shop just needs 1 Life Is Better In Full Bloom Shop Guide and can order the accompanying patterns for each participant at your shop.

 

These patterns are expected to arrive this month so order them now so you can start Spring off with a bang!