In case you hadn’t noticed, Patterns by Annie is now simply By Annie – because that gal has her act together! She is providing everything you need to create professional looking bags – Soft and Stable, hardware; zippers, mesh, fold over elastic, strapping, and the perfect design for every occasion!
She was the hit of Market and instantly had five patterns in the top 100!
These will be joined by Market favorites:
Did you realize that 20 of the top 100 patterns are bags??? If you aren’t offering a bag of the month club, you are not meeting your customer’s needs! Who can make just one? When their friends and family see them, they will ALL want one – and may take a class for the first time because they may find it less intimidating than a quilt! What a great way to gain new customers!
I know that the holidays are now a warm memory, but lets take a moment to reflect and do what we can to minimize stress for 2017. Sounds crazy – but hear me out! Make a list, or review the list, of everyone you gave gifts to this year. Then modify – who did you wish you would have thanked with a little something?
Over half of the top 100 patterns are not quilts! They are smaller projects that can be made in an afternoon, are easy to mass produce, and would make great little gifts or add that awe factor to others. Why not start a series of classes to help your customers prepare for the season?
Gift cards and tickets to events are always a favorite. Why not make a collection of Gifty Card Holders? You can make a dozen in an afternoon out of 10″ squares. An added bonus? You know the recipient will reuse them as well – Go Green! Sell sergers? Show that edging as a quick and easy alternative.
This Open Wide! bag designed by Annie Unrein is easy to make and comes in three sizes. A set of all three would be a great gift or split them up and fill them with a little something. The zipper has never been simpler – it is bound on each side and then attached so anyone can do it – and is a great demo.
These ornaments also come in three sizes and are the perfect package tag for those special gifts. Instructions include a six petal or eight petal version. Date and sign the back for a lasting memory. These would be great favors for a party. Picture your table with a star i the center of each plate…..
Everyone loves candles. Why not add that awe factor by including a holder with the gift? This is also a great opportunity to play with those decorative stitches on your machine….
Have some quilting friends? Wouldn’t they love this arm chair pin cushion and organizer? Fill it with sewing essentials – the perfect gift for those who are just getting started or need a travel kit.
Many of these are great gifts to make with friends and family as well. Why not plan family craft days so the kids can help make gifts for their teachers?
It is no surprise that Annie Unrein of Patterns by Annie has created the perfect mesh for all of your purses, totes, and storage needs! Vinyl mesh has been around for a long time and still is the best choice for some applications.
But this polyester mesh is easy to sew; soft and pliant – the perfect choice for pockets so you can see what is inside.
It is available two different ways – pre-packaged in 18″ x 54″ size or on 15 yard x 54″ bolts (the bolts are Drop Ship only).
It is available in several different colors – and will be available next month. Please help our buyer by placing your order now. Obviously white will be popular – but what other fashion colors will you choose???? Visit our website to see the entire collection and the patterns that support it: Patterns by Annie.
Having the right tool for the job applies to quilters too. I have learned that the right ruler can save time and money – as well as guarantee that my final project will be something I can be proud of. Storing them, however, has been a problem – until now!
Item #194RK Retail $10.00
As you can see, it is made to fit over a hanger so you can now “hang” your rulers so they are easily accessible and protected. An added bonus? The clutter has been removed from your cutting table!
The pockets are designed to hold 12 and 24 inch rectangles as well as squares from 6 to 12 inches as well as a rotary cutter. Adjust the pockets as needed.
In my case, I have a LOT of Creative Grids® specialty rulers so I need to include more than one ruler in each pocket. Annie Unrein of Patterns by Annie has created a polyester mesh that is lightweight and the perfect divider for these pockets.
It comes in a variety of colors so choose a color to coordinate with your bag.
This keeper is made of a high quality canvas – and yes we have that too. James Thompson has a Crossroads Denim line that includes a multitude of colors and is the perfect weight for a project like this.
This bag has been designed to be completed quickly and easily. Layer the pockets on the foundation piece. Then bind the outside edge just like a quilt. You can’t get any easier than that!
The Clover 1″ bias tape maker is perfect for this – and a new technique to share in a class!
Item #464CV-25MM Retail $7.75
You can literally organize your sewing room in an afternoon!