Lunch Hour Projects in Wool

I know when a book is in the top 50 at Checker – and isn’t due to arrive until March, we have a winner. And, in this case, the reputation of the author and designer speaks volumes!





Kathy Brown of Teacher’s Pet has created fourteen of the most adorable projects that really can be completed in a lunch hour or two. Look at these charming examples:






































We all need that little something throughout the year to let people know we care. Why not teach a wool class – and kit these projects for a register display. These are the type of projects that everyone will make in quantities. After all, who could resist making journals for everyone in their book club? You get the idea! The book arrives in March – just when customers are looking for handwork for vacation travels. Stock up on wool now!

Wool Block of the Month by Sue Spargo

Speaking of bright, cheerful wool projects, guess what book just hit the top 100?  Sue Spargo, In Full Bloom.  Sue has designed this quilt as a block of the month.  Why not start this in the Fall so your customers will have a hand stitching project ready for the holiday season?

Once again her quirky style is center stage as she showcases the birds and flowers that enhance her personal landscape.


Item #SS74  Retail $28.00

Look at the detail in every block!



This is an heirloom in the making and will become the centerpiece of any decor!  To see all of Sue’s books and patterns, visit our website.

Bright and Happy Wool AppliqueI love

I love everything that Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins of Piece O’ Cake do.  Their quirky designs and incredible color sense make me smile.  Now they have taken their charming style and incorporated it into wool – and your customers will love the results!


Item #11109  Retail $22.99

Wool is here to stay and these brighter, happier colors are becoming a trend!  A picture is worth a thousand words – and I have lots of pictures….

Their signature tulips are striking with this pieced border….



Who wouldn’t want to live on Jamestown Avenue???


Blue Basket reminds me of a hooked rug…


Who doesn’t love combining strawberries and polka dots?



And these Leafy Pillows would look great in any home decor!


Why not kit these projects using the In the Patch Design wools.  Visit our website to see the entire selection:

The definitive guide for wool applique

Curl up on a rainy day with a book by Rebekah L. Smith.  This award winning folk art artist has designed fourteen projects using a variety of wools that add texture and depth to each piece.


Item #11079  Retaill $29.95

Rebekah explains how to shop for and prepare wools – whether your wool of choice is the latest hand dyes; finds from the local thrift shop; or your scrap bag.






Learn the embroidery stitches and techniques that enhance each design.  This is the perfect beginners guide to anyone interested in experimenting with wool.  But, experienced quilters will love the designs.  This book is due to arrive this week so get your orders in now!


Wool – the Perfect Project for Summer!

Summer is the perfect time for handwork – and the perfect time to introduce your customers to the joy of combining wool stitched on cotton backgrounds.  Leonie Bateman and Deirdre Bond-Abel are Australian designers who add their own quirky style to what many consider traditional patterns.  Not any more!  Introduce everyone to their current book – so they will be ready for the new book arriving in September.  (A sneak peak follows.)


Item #B1116T  Retail $26.99






Wool adds texture and depth – and the edges do not have to be turned to create heirloom quality projects!

The new book – due out in September – features amazing projects.  Some even include reverse applique…


Item #B1237T  Retail $26.99








Pre-order your copies now….


Halloween is in the Air…Books….Part Three

Just in time for the Fall holidays, Jeanne and Shelley have combined 15 different projects in one book…


Item #B1183T  Retail $24.99

This is a case of a picture is worth a thousand words – and several pictures are priceless!  I love this combination of applique and piecing which is featured in the cover quilt as well as many of the projects inside….






The pieced quilts are spectacular as well…These are gorgeous in fall colors but would be just as beautiful in any colorway…




Need’l Love combines rug hooking, embroidery, wool, and traditional piecing all in one book.  And they have caught the Twister fever as well!





Item #Q27  Retail $25.00

The setting and colors in this quilt are spectacular but would be great in any colors.









Or, feature their #1 pattern, Twister Jack….


Item #QP4  Retail $10.00

Buggy Barn knows how to celebrate as well…


Item #BUG609  Retail $24.00



For a more muted look, why not try Disa Designs…


Item #DD1003  Retail $16.00

Your shop will be all decked out for the season in a matter of minutes!



Valdani meets In the Patch Wool

In the Patch

I love the In the Patch wools for a multitude of reasons.  These felted wools are top quality and feature charming packaging.  They are available in a variety of sizes that are easy to display – and afford.   

These wools are available in 50 different colors.  Shops can order a packet of all 50 colors so they can plan their next project – and kits.











Item #WS5572

You can purchase each color individually in 16″

Chubbies or buy 5″ charms in coordinating five color packs…Notice how cute the packaging is….


Item #WC5647

Or choose the 9″ x 10″ packages of 5.  These assortment packs are color coordinated to meet all of your kitting needs.  Again, who can resist the packaging?


Item #WCNK5130

When you need backgrounds, they also have half yard cuts in ivory, oatmeal, and black….












Item #WH5128

To see the entire line of wools, visit our website at:  //

Their booth will be right next to Valdani at the Open House.  What a combination – my favorite wool with my favorite pearl cottons and three strand floss.

These sampler packs will give you an idea of how gorgeous these threads are:

Accents 2 Autumn – 12 weight












Item #A2PC12SMPLR  Retail $63.00

Joy to the World 8 weight












Item #A1PC8SMPLR  Retail $63.00


Time Goes By – 3 Strand Floss












Item #TGB33STSMPLR  Retail $46.00

Come and talk to the experts and learn which threads to use when.  And see how to add decorative stitching with these threads to your next wool project.  You will be glad you did!

Deck the Halls…

Decking the Halls means decorating the table, the door, the walls, the fireplace, the base of the tree… get the picture!

These large ornaments by Buttermilk Basin are 8 – 10 inches tall so they are great to hang on ribbons to decorate a wall or door.

Item #BMB52  Retail $9.00

Bareroots has a series of candle mats that make perfect gifts.  Many of these are available in kit form as well so you can teach a class with little prep!

Item #BR186  Retail $5.50

Or make these Christmas Wraps to add a splash of color anywhere…

Item #BR194  Retail $5.50

Tree skirts are always popular.  This version by Erin Underwood is festive and fun…

Item #EUQ112  Retail $9.00

This is a great way to introduce your customers to the 15 degree ruler.

Item #CGREU1  Retail $22.95

This Christmas Tree Skirt is created from strip sets so it is quick and easy – but dramatic!

Item #FFQ019  Retail $9.00

It is simple to create with this 120 degree ruler…..

Item #CGR120R  Retail $25.95

Sometimes the wrapping is part of the gift!  These gift bags are adorable and will make them smile before they even look inside!

Item #CW266P  Retail $7.00

These three dimensional trees can be the basis for a great Make It/Take It class….

Item #LATO18CRE  Retail $9.00

This table topper will appeal to everyone on your Christmas list and will be the focal point of any table….

Item #PLS10126  Retail $9.99

Place mats are always popular and these strip pieced versions are adorable!

Item #PTP304  Retail $8.50

To see the entire collection of patterns for the Christmas holidays, visit our website: Here