Get Organized with Poorhouse Designs

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.

Scallops aren’t just for the Beach

I am in Portland and the excitement started right when I landed. I ran into Christine Poor of Poorhouse Designs at the airport. If her luggage arrived safely, I will actually get to see the originals tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She uses a no binding technique that sounds appealing. I can’t wait to stop by her booth and see how it is done. The purse and clutch are made with one package of Bosal pre-cuts. Buy two because you are going to want to make the placemats as well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They come in In-R-Form or Craft-Tex. Choose your favorite product or make samples in both so customers can feel the difference!

We have a new baby at our house so I want to make a set as changing pads! Wouldn’t that be adorable??

Everything should be in stock by the end of the month so order them now!

Perfect Make and Take Classes

Poorhouse Quilt Designs has done it again!  Check out her new pattern featuring round and square picture frames – the perfect Christmas tree ornaments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a basket full of old family photos.  Wouldn’t it be fun to re purpose them?  We all have drawers full of team pics from baseball, soccer, basketball, volleyball – you get the picture!  Why not make a sports tree this year with all of these pics and write the year and team on the back?

 

They are so simple to make with her instructions and start with pre-cut coasters by Bosal so how hard can they be???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once they see how easy it is to work with these Bosal pre-cuts, they won’t be able to resist her Sunflower Topper.  The Bosal In-R-Form pack includes 18 leaves – everything you need for the Sunflower just in time for summer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everything is expected in stock this week so plan ahead!

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Throughout the Year – Part Two

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!

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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!

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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!

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Do you give gifts of candy?  Why not present it in a Fat Quarter Pop-Up?  The gift that keeps on giving!

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Think outside of the box!

 

Christmas Ornament Crafts!

One of the hits of Market was the new Star ornament pattern by Poorhouse Designs – just in time for a Make and Take for your holiday events.

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Holiday Stars includes instructions to make this star in sizes from five to twelve inches.  It keeps its shape thanks a craft weight fusible such as Dura Fuse or Decor Bond.  Wouldn’t these be gorgeous favors for a holiday party?  Can’t you just picture them in the center of each plate?  Talk about making a statement!

Be sure to have – and demo – her Fold n Stitch Ornament as well:

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The square and round mug rugs – or the combination pack – provide the body in these beauties.

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And have plenty of beads on hand to add the glitz:

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Your customers won’t be making just one – they will be making dozens so order accordingly!

Christmas Fabrics Have Arrived

I can tell that the Christmas fabrics have arrived by the number of Christmas patterns that are in the top 100!  Here they are – order them now and get your samples ready.  Christmas is less than four months away….

Many of you have paid your rent with the Triangle Frenzy table topper patterns.  Now Bunnie has given you a choice – you can put it under the tree with stunning results.  This pattern features the Creative Grids® 60 degree ruler in the larger size – CGR12560.

Aunties Two Christmas Trees can be embellished with Fairy Lights – and yes, we have those listed as companions to the pattern!

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Or paper-piece your tree with these patterns by Cindi Edgerton.  I want to make the smaller version for my grandchildren’s bedroom doors so they can decorate their own trees!

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Ornaments are always popular and make great package tags for those special friends.  Charcoal Mittens includes everything you need for these six styles.  Or use the pre-cut square and round Bosal coasters to make these Fold and Stitch ornaments.

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These bag patterns from Kimberbell can be used year after year and are a great way to use up those Christmas fabric scraps!  Go Green!

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Now is the time to offer classes while your customers still have time to make them!

 

Another Winner by Poorhouse Designs

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!
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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!

A Wreath for Every Season is Now Even Easier

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.
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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!
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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.
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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.

A Decoration for Every Season – Part Two

This pattern is the perfect companion to the jaw dropping centerpiece that is on everyone’s to-do list!  Yes, it is listed as a Christmas ornament – but wouldn’t it be darling hanging from the light over the table to accent EVERY holiday table?

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Item # PQD196  Retail $9.00

These are so easy to kit!  Each ornament is made with one pack of the Bosal Craf-tex Coaster sets.

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Why not offer a class where they make one of each.  Guess what – there is a pack for those as well…

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Item #437B-8CRS  Retail $11.29

Embellish the ornaments with her bead sets.

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Item #PQD103S  Retail $5.00 (Silver)

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No one has time to make ornaments at Christmas, so why not start now???

 

Three Dimensional Art Meets Quilts

Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Quilts has mastered the art of working with the form-able stabilizer by Bosal.  Last Fall you fell in love with her molded leaves….

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Item #PQD176  $9.00

This year, she has outdone herself.  These pumpkins are adorable – and the leaves are moldable as well!  What a great class – what a great gift – what a great opportunity to teach your customers about this product!

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Once your customers love the product and have mastered the technique, you can move on to moldable flowers just in time for Christmas…poinsettias that don’t need watered!

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All of these projects use the moldable stabilizer by Bosal:

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Kristine loves adding dimension to everything she does – including quilts.  These blocks look like Cathedral Windows – but are super simple!  Her grandmother would have been proud – and kicking herself that she didn’t think of it!  This is a great demo.  Why not kit the projects and demonstrate the technique for those Fall events?  The place mat is dramatic and will fit into any decor – and can be completed in just a few hours…

 

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The same technique is used in all of these decorations….

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Item #PQD180  Retail $9.00

Now that you have the tree skirt and mantle decorated, why not move on to ornaments?  These would be great for a quick Take and Teach session.

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Item #PQD185  Retail $9.00

Don’t you love it – projects that work for demos, classes, and kits!!!