It is getting to be that time of year when quilters will be asking for just a little something for their friends. Why not set up a display of useful items that may be just the ticket?
This wool mat cleaning tool is due to arrive later this month. If you are like me and have the wool pressing mats and can’t believe you ever survived without them, this would be a great gift.
This mat cleaner removes all of those fibers that bury themselves in the cuts on your mat.
The GEasy stickers are made to stick on Wonder Clips so you can organize your next project. The pack includes numbers, letters, 1/4″ markings, and even blanks so you can keep track of the pieces you are cutting for a project.
These flexible little tools will clean all of the lint out of your sewing machine and make it run like a charm!
Clean the base of your iron with these handy cleaning cloths.
These short handled screwdrivers work great with your machines.
If you are like me, and want a maintenance kit on hand with everything, why not display these items with a lunchbox? This is a darling one from Lori Holt and should hold everything!
Or teach or demo a simple bag that they could make as part of the gift!
This quilt is perfectly sized to hang on your door instead of a wreath for those summer holidays. It is easy enough to complete in a day since the stars are made with the Creative Grids® Strippy Stars Tool . Make quick and simple stars without needing to square up endless half-square triangles! With the simple design of this quilt, pick fun fabrics to add extra interest.
Use the Creative Grids® 4in Curvy Log Cabin Ruler to make the curved portions of this scrappy pumpkin table runner! A fun project that can be made in a day, this pumpkin table runner is perfect for fall. Use scrappy harvest-colored fabrics combined with a simple background fabric for a table runner that makes a statement!
This English Paper Pieced Tree Skirt is beautifully hand-pieced using the traditional EPP method. Instructions for glue basting, sewing, and adding a facing are included in the pattern. An EPP-facing method is used to finish the edges of the tree skirt, keeping the scallop-like edge without needing to bind non-right angles. Instructions are also provided for trimming the edges so that the tree skirt can be bound traditionally.
Make a dent in your scraps with a quilt that celebrates your love of fabric scraps! Just a yard and a quarter of background fabric, and a single roll of 2 1/2″ wide Scrap Tape turn a pile of scraps into your new favorite quilt. Sewing scraps onto Scrap Tape is a meditative experience—you’ll love digging to the bottom of your scrap bin and remembering projects from the past as you give these scraps a second life in a quilt! You can curate your scraps in a certain color or set of colors, or go wild with all your favorite scraps!
For those of you who are not familiar with Scrap Tape: The best thing about scrap tape is that it stabilizes the grain line-making all your scraps usable and your strips nice and straight. Make unique 2-1/2″ strips using fabric scraps. Construct with a stitch and flip method, then trim to size. Scrap Tape washes away with water when your project is complete.
These patterns are due to arrive next month so place your orders now.
These new Gypsy Quilter® quilt block markets designed by Purple Hobbies include an entire set of letters and numbers from 0 through 9 in every package. To watch a video demonstration, click here.
These Pinnable Quilt Block Markers allow you to keep your quilt pieces and blocks organized. Use your own pins with a Block Marker to pin a letter or number to your pieces. Use them to keep track of your blocks for your Block of the Month projects. Each letter and number was custom designed to make them easy to read at a glance.
They are also available in white.
These items are in stock now and would make great stocking stuffers.
The Gypsy Quilter team has joined forces with Purple Hobbies. Don’t discard old 60mm rotary blades, use them in the patented 60mm BladeSaver Thread Cutter! Give your 60mm rotary blades extended life by using them in the BladeSaver Thread Cutter and make cutting your chain pieced fabric projects fast and easy.
Each BladeSaver comes with a magnetic case to keep your thread cutter safe when not in use or when taking it to classes.
They are also available in Fortune Fuchsia:
These are in stock and ready to purchase for your next demo day! What a great stocking stuffer!
What is a zipper jig? It acts as a third hand when adding a pull, or changing a pull, on zipper tape or an existing zipper.
Use The Zipper Jig from The Gypsy Quilter® to easily add a custom zipper pull onto zipper tape. The Zipper Jig will accommodate size 3, 4.5 and 5 zipper pulls and tape. Available in Bohemian Blue and Gypsy Purple.
If you are like me, and didn’t know the what those numbers mean, they are the width in mm of the teeth in the zipper. The traditional zippers that we grew up with are usually 3. Zippers that are 4.5 and 5 have become increasing popular, especially in bag making.
Zippers have become a fashion statement. Most companies, including Atkinson Designs, By Annie, and Sassafras Lane (just to name a few), offer zipper pulls in assorted colors that can be switched out to add that awe factor.
These zipper jigs are also the perfect companion to zippers by the roll and makes a great demo! Both colors are in stock and available now.
Using your favorite starch, starch alternative or water; prep your fabric with a continuous mist. The Gypsy Quilter® Mist Bottle evenly distributes the mist, eliminating splotches and drips. This even spray distribution ensures a perfect press as well as conserves the product. The bottle is designed to fit your hand with a trigger that can be activated with just one finger. It has a wide mouth so it can easily be filled. A full bottle holds 10 ounces, enough to press all of the fabric needed for most projects before refilling but is light enough that the weight is easy to handle.
A self-cling tape that sticks to itself and nothing else! Use it to wrap up your thread spools, eliminating messy thread tails. Wrap your embroidery hoops together for storage without fear of sticky residue. Bundle up just about anything and never leave stickiness behind! 50 feet per roll. It is available in 1/2-inch and 1-inch widths.
Protect your ring finger, your index finger, and/or middle finger from needle pokes with these comfortable silicone thimbles. As an added bonus, your fingernail sits fashionably on the outside of the thimble. Sizes medium and large are included in this package.
All of these items are in stock now and would make great stocking stuffers.
Several new products from The Gypsy Quilter are due to arrive in the next month.
The Gypsy Quilter Mist Bottle
Using your favorite starch, starch alternative or water; prep your fabric with a continuous mist. The Gypsy Quilter Mist Bottle evenly distributes the mist, eliminating splotches and drips. This even spray distribution ensures a perfect press as well as conserves the product. The bottle is designed to fit your hand with a trigger that can be activated with just one finger. It has a wide mouth so it can easily be filled. A full bottle holds 10 ounces, enough to press all of the fabric needed for most projects before refilling, but is light enough that the weight is easy to handle.
Terrific Tape is a self-cling tape that sticks to itself and nothing else! Use it to wrap up your thread spools, eliminating messy thread tails. Wrap your embroidery hoops together for storage without fear of sticky residue. Bundle up just about anything and never leave stickiness behind! It comes in two widths – 1/2-inch and 1-inch, both available in 50 feet rolls.
Nailed It Open Thimble Set
Protect your ring finger, your index finger, and / or middle finger from needle pokes with these comfortable silicone thimbles. As an added bonus, your fingernail sits fashionably on the outside of the thimble. Sizes medium and large are included in this package
These would all make great stocking stuffers and should be here in plenty of time for holiday shopping so place your orders now!
Carolina Moore has created two Cut Loose Press™ patterns that feature Creative Grids® tools and Gypsy Quilter® Pre-Cut Battings – with stunning results!
Are you ready for all the summer BBQs and picnics? Your hot dish will take center stage when presented in this Americana Casserole Hot Pad!
This stars-and-stripes motif is created using the Creative Grids® Strippy Stars tool (CGRDH2) by Deb Heatherly. This pattern uses the Casserole Dish Hot Pad Pre-Cut Batting and Insulating material (TGQ104), which has two layers of batting and polyester and metalized layer to help keep your hot dish hot. It perfectly fits a standard 9 by 13 inch casserole dish. With just three fabrics, this pattern would be simple to kit with a red, white, and blue fabric from your shop’s color wall. But, why not kit it in Fall and Winter holiday colors as well? After all, stars are always in season and these would make great hostess gifts. A great class option. Students can learn how to use the Strippy Star Tool and actually finish the project in class!
These 2 for 1 plate cozies are darling and simple to make! They feature the Pre-Cut Plate Cozy batting from The Gypsy Quilter® (TGQ102) which is microwave safe, with fun piecing using the Creative Grids® Kitty Cornered Ruler (CGRDH5) by Deb Heatherly.
The pattern is written so that two plate cozies can be made with two contrasting half-yard-cuts of fabric. Since you can make four plate cozies from one package of pre-cut batting, you may want to double your fun, or in this case quadruple the fun , by buying four half yard cuts of fabric. Students could easily finish a set of these in class AND learn how to use the Kitty Cornered Tool. We all love instant gratification.
Everything is in stock, so why not get your order placed today???
Carolina Moore of Always Expect Moore and the inventor of the Gypsy Quilter Spot on Dots (TGQ030 and TGQ033) is famous for her videos and on-line tutorials. For the first time, she is offering some of her patterns in a printed format!
The Log Cabin Heart quilt uses the Creative Grids Curvy Log Cabin Mini ruler to make a simple wall hanging that can be completed in an afternoon. Detailed instructions with full-color illustrations walk the quilter through making this scrappy quilt. Just 1 yard of background fabric combined with a curated scrap collection makes this fun quilt that finishes at 21in x 21in. Perfect for in-shop classes.
Perfect for focal prints and large prints, the Gallery Wall Quilt showcases favorite fabrics. Create this quilt in four sections and then stitch them together to create the free-form look. Up to 21 different prints can be displayed in the frames. Full video quilt-along is available on the designer’s YouTube channel to walk any quilter through making the quilt. Finishes at 50in x 70in.
Two patterns in one! Pocket Advents offers both a 25-pocket wall hanging (22.5in x 28in) and 12-pocket mini (12in x 12in) option! Make one or both for a DIY Advent calendar. Both designs require the Creative Grids Strippy Star tool to make the star fronts on the pockets. The 12-pocket mini is designed to hang on a wire frame for display. Numbered buttons by Tim Holtz are the perfect accent. Incredibly popular at Christmas, or Christmas in July.
At a generous 8in x 12in, the Sawtooth zip pouch is a fun introduction to simple zipper pouches! Fusible fleece is used to give body to the pouch, and quilters can choose to add quilting to the front and back panels before assembling their zippered pouch. Fat Quarter friendly.
These Nesting Baskets are simple and addicting to make! The pattern offers 3 sizes, most quilters will be able to finish at least 2 in a 90 minute class. Fat Quarter friendly, and a great introduction to using interfacing and 3D sewing, this pattern is a perfect first-step towards bag making. No zippers or fasteners, the nesting baskets are a forgiving and beginner-friendly pattern.
These patterns are due to arrive the beginning of June so place your orders now!