Primitive Gatherings with Class

Lisa Bongean is famous for working and wool and her eye for detail. She adds that awe factor to everything she touches. Her latest book – shipping this week – is full of all of the tips and tricks Lisa has learned along the way.

Wool Needle And Thread
Wool Needle And Thread

Wool Needle And Thread
Wool Needle And Thread
Wool Needle And Thread

Wool Needle And Thread

Ditch the trial-and-error and learn from Lisa’s decades of experience step by step: wool appliqué, embroidery stitches, and much more. Filled with close-up photos of Lisa’s hands working her magic, this book will show you how to master each technique down to the tiniest detail.

Start with Lisa’s fabric tips; then move on to her favorite tools, templates, threads, and needles. How does she create her slim vines, pretty pennies, and flower appliqués? It’s all here, along with a dozen embroidery stitches in photos so clear, you can’t go wrong.

Snow is in the Forecast

Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings is releasing a line of “snow” patterns next month – just in time for your Christmas in July events!

The vintage cars remind me of Christmases past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
And who could resist these guys!  They are just full of personality!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most of the patterns take only a few evenings so there is plenty of time for your customers to make them for everyone on their Christmas list!  Check out all of the Primitive Gatherings patterns and set up a display. Don’t forget the pearl cottons and wools!

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!

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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.

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You asked – we delivered!

As soon as we developed the Itty Bitty Eights Creative Grids rulers with Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings, we got requests for a bigger size!  And when you talk – we listen!

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This 5″ by 15″ version is perfect for ALL of your cutting needs – not just when working in miniature.  And the 5″ width is perfect for cutting 5″ charm strips or squares – another request we have heard!

Big quilts and blocks require 1/8 inch cuts as well.  This ruler highlights the 1/8″markings which are hard to use on traditional rulers. The black and white dashed 1/8″ markings show on both light and dark fabrics. Refer to the black diamonds when cutting 1/8″ units; the white diamonds when cutting 1/4″ units.  It can’t get any easier than that!

The 3/16″ marking printed along the length of each side of the ruler are the perfect width for cutting wool bias strips for appliques. One is white and one is black. Choose the line that shows best on your chosen fabric.

Lisa has designed two Cut Loose Press patterns that showcase the features on the Itty Bitty Eights series.  I love combining piecing with applique – the best of both worlds and she does not disappoint!  Or choose this quilt – the perfect baby quilt whether in blues or pinks.  Add flannel for that awe factor!

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Don’t forget to include the 6 inch square and 3″ x 7″ version in your display.  Let your customers choose their favorites!

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Primitive Christmas from Primitive Gatherings

I love everything by Lisa Bongean – and her newest book does NOT disappoint!  Honestly, I think it is the best book she has written in years – and that is saying something!

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This book has just the right mix of small projects and large quilts – but they ALL will be treasured by your family for years!  When I first started looking at images, I didn’t think it had a Christmas feel.  Many of the projects don’t scream “holiday” so they can be used any time.

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Christmas Rose is available in two sizes – a one block mini or a four block version.  Wool quilts are available for both (#PRI-1002 and #PRI-1003)

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The detail in the smaller projects added the awe factor to an already spectacular book!  The embroidered berries and pines add that detail that we have grown to love.
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These simple ornaments remind me of the silhouettes that were so popular in cross stitching years ago….

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And who could make just one of this sweet little lamb???
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These embellished “bulb ornaments” would be a great favor for a holiday get together.  Let your guests pick their favorite!

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These stacked ornaments are a perfect family project.  Now that you know you HAVE to have the book, the only question is – what are you going to make first???

Little Gatherings make Big Statements

The wait is over!  Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings latest book is here.  Little Gatherings includes 13 minis – the hardest part will be choosing which one to make first!

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Item #PRI-230  Retail $24.00

I wanted the book before I even saw the projects!  Love the details!  The book has a “hidden” spiral binding so it lays flat when you are following the instructions but the spiral is covered when closed.  And since it is a book on miniatures, the book is smaller as well.  The photography, the paper – everything is quality through and through.

Cornered Nine Patch

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Out on a Limb

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Mississippi Crossing

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Rail Fence

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Simple Baskets

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Royal Star

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Flower Baskets

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Coxcomb Medallion

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Lisa shares lots of tips to help you recreate these miniature works of art.  She has the notions and tools that guarantee your success!

Her Itty Bitty Eights rulers by Creative Grids feature dashed inch lines so you can cut accurately.  The eighth inch markings are clearly defined as well.  After all, size DOES matter – you have to start with the right sized pieces to achieve accurate results.

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Item #CGRPRG1  Retail $14.95

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Item #CGRPRG2  Retail $15.95

She also has triangle paper for those little 1/2″ and 3/4″ finished half-square triangles.  it comes packaged two different ways.

Strips and Sheets

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Item #PRI-212  Retail $7.00

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Item #PRI-213  Retail $7.00

Charm Square Sized

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Item #PRI-227  Retail $7.00

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Item #PRI-228  Retail $7.00

Lisa has also designed two Cut Loose Press™ patterns that would be a gateway to her new book.

Shoo Fly Mini

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Red Tulip

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Why not showcase these in a Christmas display?  The book, rulers, triangle papers, and Cut Loose Press would be the perfect theme present!  Who wouldn’t love everything they need to begin a mini journey?

A Trunk Show of Itty Bitty’s – Part One

When Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings said that Spring Market should be called “Mini-apolis”, she wasn’t kidding!  Her Itty Bitty rulers are selling like hotcakes and we now have all of the patterns that support them in stock.

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Item #CGRPRG1  Retail $14.95

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Item #CGRPRG2  Retail $15.95

If you are trying to choose which one your customers will choose, don’t!  Everyone is buying both – and not blinking an eye!  And when you see the miniature patterns that support them you will see why!  Just look at these….

Four Dozen

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Item #PRI450  Retail $8.00

Primitive Star

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Item #PRI358  Retail $7.00

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Item #PRI359  Retail $10.00

Snowball Table Runner

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Item #PRI369  Retail $6.00

Great Grandpa

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Item #PRI377  Retail $8.00

Back in Time

PRI382

Item #PRI382  Retail $8.00

Penny Candy

PRI393

Item #PRI393  Retail $9.00

Surrounded

PRI396

Item #PRI396  Retail $9.00

Summer Love

PRI439

Item #PRI439  Retail $8.00

Tutti Frutti

PRI444

Item #PRI444  Retail $10.00

Tiny Tears

PRI449

Item #PRI449  Retail $9.00

Little Buds

PRI188

Item #PRI188  Retail $8.00

Sue’s Stars

PRI199

Item #PRI199  Retail $8.00

Broken Dishes

PRI308

Item #PRI308  Retail $7.00

Lisa’s Flower Garden

PRI316

Item #PRI316  Retail $25.00

Pinwheel Garden

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Item #PRI331  Retail $8.00

Garden Baskets

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Item #PRI319  Retail $14.00

Colfax County

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Item #PRI354  Retail $10.00

Set up a display of rulers, patterns and triangle paper.  Yes – she has triangle paper too.  Read on….