Inspiration from Quilting Renditions

Look what you can do with 2-1/2″ strips!

A 2-1/2″ strip quilt perfect for using your favorite strip sets! Three sizes (lap, twin, queen/king) added to the versatility. Make fun blocks and mix the fabrics using 18, 36, or 70 strips to help use up your stash or the new set you just got.

A 2-1/2″ strip quilt that will cover your bed! Use your favorite strip sets and show them all off in this queen size quilt. Give those strips a modern twist.

Extra 2-1/2″ strips from a project? Use them easily and have a table runner or dresser scarf to show!


This pattern is perfect for the fabric you just don’t know what to do with or don’t want to cut up! It’s great for showing off large prints and coordinates without being overwhelming. Makes a nice throw or kid quilt!

All of the patterns will be available next month so place your orders now.

Good Cheer by Nancy Halvorsen


We are so excited to announce Nancy’s new book, “Good Cheer.” Who doesn’t love her whimsical style and creative projects?

This book features a beautiful large quilt that focuses on the nativity and other nativity centered projects.

There are 9 projects using the new “Star of Wonder Star of Light” fabric line for Benartex.

Included are placement guides for each project and a full color fabric guide showing you how much fabric is needed to complete all projects found in the book.

The books are due to arrive later this month so place your orders now!

New from Cluck Cluck Sew


Hashtag by Allison Harris is a block based, beginner friendly quilt with a woven look. This pattern uses fat quarters, and includes 4 sizes.

Echo is a modern fat quarter quilt with 5 sizes included in the pattern. The color choices give this a Southwest feel.


Sidewalk is a fat quarter, easy to make block based quilt. This quilt whips up fast, and is easy enough for a first time quilter to make. The pattern includes 5 sizes.


Twinkle combines simple star blocks to make an eye catching quilt. The pattern is fat quarter or yardage friendly, and includes 5 unique layouts for each size that give the stars a random look. There are no tricky seams, and this quilt is suitable for an intermediate to advanced beginner.

All of these are due to arrive the first of July so place your orders now.

New from Cut Loose Press™ Patterns

REVERSIBLE BOWL COVERS

Providing beauty with function is always a good thing! The pattern provides instructions for you to customize the covers to your bowls so the fit is perfect every time. Not only do these keep the bugs away, but they also add a touch of elegance to a summer table!

The covers also work well for other uses. Why not make them to fit mason jars? Add a buttonhole on top for a straw and you have a great drink cover! Or use one to cover and store your sourdough starter while it is being fed.

TRUNK ORGANIZER

This trunk organizer features four separate compartments and two outside pockets, providing lots of storage. The sections and dividers are all sewn and bound individually so construction is a piece of cake. The outside handles provide ease of mobility when in use. When storing, collapse it, but it is so pretty, why not always leave it ready?

Planning a trip to the beach? What a great way to store and carry towels, floaties, sunscreen, repellant, sand toys…you get the picture. Once you start thinking outside of the box, you’ll want several and so will your friends!

Since the template for the curved top is over-sized, it is not printed on the pattern. Instead, you can download it from the Cut Loose Press website.

QUILTED PATCHWORK STOCKING

Why not get a head start on the holidays? All you need are eight Scrap Crazy 6-inch blocks to make this adorable stocking.

What a fast and easy project and an opportunity to learn new skills along the way! Learn how to use one in the series of Creative Grids® Scrap Crazy Templates. Then, quilt as you go, using the decorative stitches on your machine.

Use scraps from other holiday projects and coordinate everything at the same time. Or keep several on hand as wrappings for holiday gifts, adding that awe factor we all love.

Since the stocking template is over-sized, it is not printed on the pattern. Instead, you can download it from the Cut Loose Press website and blow it up to size. Or trace your favorite heirloom stocking that fits onto the pieced blocks.

Everything is in stock and available so place your orders now.

New from GE Designs

Meet the new girls on the block:

Billie is a fun versatile pattern that has many options for coloring and layouts. It looks good scrappy or with coordinated fabrics. Make it with assorted 10″ squares, using the Creative Grids Stripology® Squared or the Creative Grids Stripology® XL ruler by GE Designs. Instructions for using regular rulers are included. The pattern comes with 6 different size options: crib, lap, twin, full, queen, and king.


The visually stunning Aria pattern creates a great illusion of curves with its geometric design. Even though it may look complicated, it is much easier to make than it looks using the Creative Grids Stripology® Squared or the Creative Grids Stripology® XL ruler by GE Designs. Instructions for using regular rulers are included. The quilt looks great as a 2 color quilt or multi-color, the options are endless. Yardage requirements for the blocks are given in fat quarter and 1/2 yard cuts. The pattern comes with 6 different size options: crib, lap, twin, full, queen, and king.

Creative Grids Stripology® XL:

Creative Grids Stripology® Squared:

The patterns are due to arrive later this month so place your orders now.

New from Robin Pickens

Beautiful Borders for Bags and Pillows uses quilt blocks to form decorative borders for drawstring bags or pillows, showcasing a panel print or large decorative print in the center. Samples shown with Wintery fabric with panel images in pillows for Christmas but pattern is appropriate for any season or occasion. Make four 20″ square drawstring bags or four 20″ square pillows plus two 23 x 26″ rectangular pillows from border prints. The center squares featured measure 11 1/2″ if you are using a focal fabric or other panel.

Whether you choose a light or dark background, this quilt is stunning! The Noble Fir quilt pattern makes a 51″ x 61″ Lap/Wall quilt for the winter holidays or nature enthusiast! This modern, striking quilt uses 2-1/2″ WOF strips to form the tree silhouettes and grand twinkling stars. Shown in her Winterly fabrics line, it would also look great in rustic natural hues for Fall. Two paper templates are included in the pattern for angles for tree sides and for making the stars in half rectangle triangles from the Jelly Roll strips.

Courtyard Lattice is a lovely way to feature panel fabrics from Winterly or use focal prints of your choice. Rectangles, half square triangles and nine patch blocks create a decorative framework to surround and connect the focal blocks. Makes a 65″ square quilt.


This quilt pattern provides instructions for two smaller “Ring Around the Posies” quilts, Wall size 32″ square or Lap/Medium 48″ square. Use fat eighths and/or fat quarters to make these floral rings with stitch and flip corners and patchwork piecing.

These patterns are due to arrive later this month so place your orders now.

New from Cut Loose Press™

This quilt is a perfect introduction to a quilt-as-you-go quilt! Make two different sizes of log cabin blocks using the Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tool Two by Jean Ann Wright. Quilt the individual blocks after they are constructed. Quilting small units at a time makes this the perfect introduction to machine quilting.

Wendy even walks you through the steps required to add sashings. It is oh sew easy to adjust the sizes to fit your needs.

This quick and easy project is sure to become a favorite. Make a dozen in an afternoon and have them on hand for last minute gifts or gift card holders.

One 22-inch zipper will make 2 bags since the zipper is separated. Decorative zipper pulls can be purchased separately. The Gypsy Quilter® Zipper Jig makes adding the pull oh sew easy!

What a great Make It/Take It class this summer. What child wouldn’t want this hanging from their book bag and filled with necessities?

Everything is in stock so place your orders now.

The Healing Quilt by Crabapple Hill Designs

What a wonderful idea! The embroidered blocks have words of encouragement as shown on the back cover. This is the perfect choice for a group quilt for a friend who is going through a tough time.

A group of caring friends can easily and quickly make this lovely, warm quilt for someone in need of love and support. Pattern pages are separate so it’s easy to divvy up! We all have different skill sets so the blocks can be chosen based on the individual skill sets of the contributors involved.

Encouraging words when they’re needed most, and lots of flowers to spread love and happiness. This quilt has a bit of everything… piecing, applique, English paper piecing, and hand embroidery. Back it with a Minky type backing for an extra warm, cuddly feel. It’s the perfect, generous size for tucking in while seated whether at home, in the car, or sitting for hours in waiting rooms or treatments.

This pattern is due to arrive in June, so place your orders now!

New Embroidery by Kathy Schmitz

Kathy Schmitz has added several samplers to her series. The patterns include the hand embroidery design and stitch directions to complete a 8″ x 10″ finished piece. The patterns include 10 different embroidery stitches – perfect for an embroidery class! The 12 weight Valdani threads used are mostly variegated which adds that depth of color that we all love. And isn’t it nice not to have to change colors?

And who could resist redwork? 14 ornaments with complete finishing

Both of these patterns use Valdani Turkey Red:

The Valdani 12 weight is in stock. The patterns are due to arrive in June, perfect take-along summer projects!

Introducing Penelope Handmade by Jennifer Jones

Checker now carries Penelope Handmade patterns. They all feature quilts designed around pre-cuts. Or if customers prefer, they can pick out their own fabrics. I love the samples are all shown in basic colors – a great way to sell tone on tones and solids.

All are fairly simple – beginner or intermediate beginner friendly. They would be great as a series of classes for beginners.

They are all due to arrive next month so place your orders now and start thinking about that display….