The Bendy Bag – The Newest Member of the Lazy Girl Family

The Lazy Girl Bendy Bag is the #1 tote bag this week in the Checker 100 for a reason.


Item #LGD134  Retail $9.00

The clean lines and simple angles are visibly showcased in clear bright solid fabrics with contrasting zippers and accents.  It is easier than it looks.  Sew the zipper in straight, then bend the bag and stitch to create this funky shape.  The 3″ x 6″ x 6″ size makes it the perfect choice for storing cords, sewing supplies, or make-up.  The three inch width guarantees that the bag stands up whether open or closed – and the curved zipper opens wide to reveal all of the treasures inside.  Use the zipper “scraps” to create a pull tab – what could be cuter???  Of course, she chose an Atkinson 14″ zipper so there are a multitude of colors to choose from.  After all, when the zipper is part of the statement, you only want the best!

But to create a quality bag, you must have quality tools and notions.  Proper pressing can make the difference between a designer look – and a “Mom” made.

Joan recommends her pressing tool line created with the folks at Clover:

This 2×4 Mighty Mini Board makes it easy to press all of those nooks and crannies that give the bag its unique shape.


Item #7800CV  Retail $46.95

This Iron Safe protects the fabric while pressing so scorching is no longer a concern.  A pressing cloth is a thing of the past…


Item #7804CV  Retail $27.95

The Iron Finger is heat resistant so you can get up close and personal with your iron without burning anything!


Item #7802CV  Retail $15.75

A quality product starts from the inside out, however.  And this bag is no exception.  Dreamy Fusible Fleece provides the body needed when a stand-up job is required!


Item #SLG106

You won’t be able to make just one!

Atkinson Designs – The New Projects – Part One

As I write this, I am smiling because Yellow Brick Road is #3 on the Checker website’s top 20 patterns!  And with that pattern, a legend was born!!!  Sewers learned to quilt with that simple pattern – and then looked for other patterns by her because they are so easy to read and understand.  After all, the cover catches your eye – but it is the content that keeps us coming back.  And, Terry has the whole package!

Bucket Brigade

These buckets are simple to sew, have optional handles, and offer teachable moments!

Item #ATK170  Retail $9.50

Stabilizers and interfacings matter!  In this case, Terry used several products that give these buckets their shape – and keeps their shape – and they can even be washed!  Sew Lazy Face-It ad Sew Lazy Stiff Stuff add body to the buckets and is easy to sew.

Sew Lazy Face It

Item #SLG103  Retail $5.79

Sew Lazy Stiff Stuff

Item #SLG107  Retail $5.29

We all love Steam a Seam – and Terry prefers their quarter inch version for this project, but unfortunately the manufacturer is having paper issues so it is not available right now.  So, until that product is available, she suggests Stitch Witchery.

Item #227  Retail $2.29

And who would have thought that boning would stage a comeback???  Thank God it isn’t for its original use!!!  This time, Terry uses it to create the bucket rim.  And, it is so reasonably priced, one package makes tons!!!  And you know, once they make one, they are not going to be able to stop!

Item #572-9  Retail $2.99

Knit, Purl, and Roll

Quilters are creative – and have more than one hobby.  In fact, many “quilt” shops are yarn shops as well.  If we don’t knit, we certainly know people who do!  And, this is the trendiest case I’ve seen!  And look at her fabric choices!  Grey is the new black – and zig zags are hot!!!

Item #ATK171  Retail $6.50

She uses Sew Lazy Fusible Fleece in this project to give it body…

Item #SLG106  Retail $8.59

Printed Treasures is used to make tabs for needle sizes.

Item #PT-100  Retail $24.62

These are both fun projects that can be made in an afternoon – and offers lots of opportunities for teachable moments.  They will come to make the projects – learning about interfacings and photo transfer will have them coming back for other classes!  Add these to your shop hop samples and demos!  You will be glad you did…..

Item #ATK169  Retail $6.50


New Releases Launched at the Open House

Part of the excitement of the Open House is seeing the debut of many products from our favorite designers and vendors a full two months before they are shown at Quilt Market!  And this year is no exception.  Your response to these new products makes it possible for our buyers to place educated buys to meet your needs in the upcoming season.

Primrose Lane shared two new patterns featuring embroidered barns.  The detailing is absolutely gorgeous.  They look like pen and ink drawings.  Make a wall hanging for a treasured friend or a large quilt for the farmer in your life.  Simply beautiful!!!

Hole in the Barn Door
Item #MG-009  Retail $9.00

Appalachian Memories
Item #MG-010  Retail $20.00

Valdani 3 strand embroidery floss and 8 or 12 pearl cotton are luscious!   Two new collections were shown – and sold out the first day!  In fact, your response was so positive that we have several new collections on order.  Check out the website:

Variegated Vintage Hues

Item #VHPC12SMPLR  Retail $63.00
Item #VHPC8SMPLR  Retail $63.00
Item #VH3STSMPLR  Retail $46.00

Variegated Twisted Tweed

Item #TTPC12SMPLR  Retail $63.00
Item #TTPC8SMPLR  Retail $63.00
Item #TT3STSMPLR  Retail $46.00

The Creative Grids Log Cabin Trim Tool is so popular that we introduced two new sizes – in one tool.  Many of you wanted a 6″ or 12″ version so we combined them!  And it was a huge success!

Item #CGRJAW2  Retail $24.95

Lanette Edens, our favorite Gypsy Quilter, shared her new Sensational Sip and Snip that will be shipping before Market.  This will be the last time you spill your drink all over your work space!  You will only tea dye your quilt when you actually want to!

Item #TGQ011  Retail $23.95

Judy Niemeyer premiered her new Creative Grids Double Wedding Ring Template series – and sold out immediately!  Don’t worry – a new shipment is due in this week.  She also showcased two new patterns – one features the ruler…

Item #CGRDWR  Retail $33.45

Wedding Ring Bed Runner

Item #JNQ95P  Retail $22.00

Cactus Flower

Item #JNQ98P  Retail $24.00

Kathy Brown, The Teacher’s Pet, released a new line of patterns called “Chubbies”.  These little wonders retail for just $5.00 and use her Fat Quarter Cutter – CGRY1.   The response was so positive that five more will be released at Market!

Five and Dime

Item #TP002  Retail $5.00

Bread & Butter

Item #TP003  Retail $5.00

Points on the Prairie

Item #TP004  Retail $5.00

Subway Station

Item #TP005  Retail $5.00

Joan Hawley launched her new line of interfacing called Sew Lazy.  Interfacing have never been more simple – and easier to understand.  With names like Stiff Stuff and Sicker – the name says it all (but if you still have questions, there are  simple explanations on the end of each bolt!)  This interfacing is available as an assortment or buy the bolt!

Item #SLQ101 – Fusi-Bond Lite
Item #SLQ102 – Slicker
Item #SLQ103 – Face It Soft
Item #SLQ104 – Face It Firm
Item #SLQ105 – Dreamy Sew-In
Item #SLQ106 – Dreamy Fusible
Item #SLQ107 – Stiff Stuff

Any items that sold out at the Open House have already been re-ordered by our buyers so order now so it will be shipped as soon as the orders hit the doors.