Organic Applique by Kathy Doughty just blew me away. I love to applique but her designs are breathtaking!
Just look at the cover quilt. She has combined a HUGE elongated courthouse steps block with quirky appliques in stunning colors to create a true masterpiece! And the photography is inspired! Don’t you love the paper umbrellas hanging from the ceiling?
Even her more traditional pattern – a vase of flowers – takes on a whole new look with her choice of colors and borders.
Just look at the variety of projects! Paper-piecing, applique, Broderie Perse – Kathy walks you through every technique!
Opening the first page of this book is like the first time you opened that big box of crayons – and never looked back!
Kristine Poor has written the absolute BEST pocket Guide to Interfacings! This is a must have for every shop; sales rep; and sewing enthusiast! And, should be a must read for every shop employee…
Let’s face it – the world of interfacings has gotten a lot more complicated over the years. And, to add to the confusion, each manufacturer calls similar products by different names!
In the beginning she explains the difference between wovens; non-wovens; and knits – and the advantages of each.Should you use a fusible or sew-in variety? Kristine will help you choose!
This 64 page pocket guide retails for just $8.50 and lists the type of interfacings, common uses, and the popular name brands of each. Over twenty categories are represented in an easy to follow format.
I love these pocket guides by Landauer – and this is an excellent addition!
I was so excited to see my new Pocket Guide with Landauer on the Checker site today! Due out in September, it is a compilation of all of those helpful hints that I share when I am teaching and lecturing. Sue Voetglin – a dear friend and editor of my books – assisted in a class I taught in Des Moines a few years back. When the class was over, she said you need to write that stuff down – and a pocket guide was born!
When I am at shows, I am constantly asked about different interfacings as well. The product choices have exploded for a gal who remembers when they created Wonder Under! Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Designs is the gal the industry calls when they are developing new products. She creates new and dynamic ways to incorporate them into projects everyone loves. So, when Landauer was looking for someone to write a pocket guide in this specialty, of course they called Kristine!
Both of these guides will join the family in September and are great additions to their other titles:
These are available as counter displays as well. Check our website for details!
Kristine Poor is one of my favorite designers. She knows how to use all of those specialty interfacings, etc. that tend to intimidate me. But her instructions are so well done that she eliminates the intimidation factor so truly anyone can do it!
Her Scalloped Baskets pattern is made with pre-cut Bosal. The pattern includes instructions to make three different scalloped bins using Bosal’s pre-cut Scalloped Placemats or Scalloped Squares. They are reversible, can be pieced or made from a solid piece of fabric, and can even be quilted!
What a great shower gift – filled with everything the new mother will need, of course! They are due to arrive this month so don’t forget to order the foundations as well.
The holiday season is all about food – and the gifts can be as well! These gifts can add that awe factor as well. Invited to Thanksgiving dinner? Why not give the hostess a table runner for a hostess gift? This Triangle Frenzy Runner is a great way to showcase a beautiful stripe and can be completed in an afternoon! It only has 14 pieces so you can definitely make more than one!
Giving a kitchen related gift? Why not include a set of place mats? Here are two great options! Take Four uses four fat quarters so it is easy to kit and fast to make! Inside Out Mats feature a no binding technique that means a set of four can be completed in an afternoon!
Baking cookies a family tradition? Why not make matching aprons for everyone? I love this version which comes in Mother/Daughter sizes and is lined. Why not make the lining a light fabric? Then everyone can sign each other’s aprons as a lasting memory!
Do you give gifts of candy? Why not present it in a Fat Quarter Pop-Up? The gift that keeps on giving!
Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Designs has three patterns in the top 100 – and the sales of these patterns have paid the rent for more than one shop!
Her latest pattern – Fold’N Stitch Leaf Topper (#PQD-213) is due out this summer – and in my humble opinion is the cutest one yet! This time, Bosal is packaging the pre-cut leaves (#495-8B) and they will be available at the SAME TIME as the pattern!
This candle holder measures 17″ across. Order it now so you can be one of the first to have the sample done before those Summer travelers arrive!
Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Designs has done it again! Her #1 pattern has been #1 for weeks – and this newest addition may knock her own pattern out of the top spot! Item #PQD-211 Retail $9.00
This smaller version is due in later this month and would be a great shop hop demo! It uses your favorite version of fusible fleece to give it body. Decorative beads can add that awe factor. They come in gold and silver. Item #PQD103G Retail $5.00 (Gold) Item #PQD103S Retail $5.00 (Silver)
Cut the Hexies with this EZ ruler. Item #882670181A Retail $8.59
Display these products right next to the wreath for double the fun! Item #PQD-210 Retail $9.00
These pre-cut packages simplifies the entire process. Item #495-6B Retail $8.29
Everything should be in stock by the end of the month so plan your classes now!
Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Quilt Designs has created this wreath that has become a #1 hit – and now she has made it even easier for everyone to literally make one for every holiday. Item #PQD-210 Retail $9.00
The six inch squares of Bosal In-R-Foam are now pre-cut and come in a package of twelve (the exact number you need to make a wreath)! Now there is absolutely no waste and these wreaths are incredibly easy to kit! Item #495-6B Retail $8.29
Kristine has also put together packs of beads so you can embellish the points. These embellishments hide the stitches that hold the units together. They come in silver or gold – with enough beads to make at least four wreaths. Item #PQD103S Retail $5.00 (Silver) Item #PQD103G Retail $5.00 (Gold)
These new pre-cuts are due to arrive this week so order them now and set up a display including gorgeous seasonal fabrics today.