Memories of Yellowstone

This is such a departure from Rana Heredia’s usual patterns that I didn’t want you to miss it and just had to share! I even love the name! Her pattern line is called Sewn into the Fabric – and it was never truer than with this beauty!

The texture for the head and shoulders is cut out of a jelly roll. The body is a coordinating print. What an impressive quilt – and the scraps can be made into a pillow!

Ornaments in time for Christmas

Rachel’s of Greenfield has three ornament kits in the top 100 patterns this week!

The kits include everything you need to make six ornaments – right down to the gold hanging thread. They are perfectly sized to fit in a gift card so they can stand alone and BE the gift or be used as the embellishment on the gift!

Wouldn’t these be fun to have at a holiday get together? They could make an ornament to take home with them as a memory of the party. They are all in stock so you can get them in time for this holiday season!

A Portable Iron with Heat

Oliso is releasing a portable iron in January that is worth the wait! It comes in two colors – pink and yellow. The iron fits snugly into the palm of your hand and has been weight-balanced for precision movement and minimal strain on your wrist.

With the power of a full sized iron in a compact and lightweight design, the Oliso project iron fits right next to your sewing machine or in your travel bag.

It comes with a solemate so you can leave your Oliso project iron in the face-down position. The solemate also protects and allows you to store your iron easily and safely.

The iron heats up fast and has three heat settings. It includes an eight-foot pivot cord and a three-year warranty. They truly have thought of everything!

Affordable, Quality Sewing Machines

Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season, Checker is now carrying five versions of New Home sewing machines. These light weight, portable machines are perfect for travel – take them to classes and retreats without breaking your back! They only weigh 11 to 15 pounds! Or buy them for family and friends who want to try sewing/quilting for the first time.

So you can compare, I have included the actual specs for each machine – three manual and two computerized…

A perfect beginner, classroom, or travel machine! The NH7 New Home Sewing Machine contains seven utility stitches that will get you through most projects on the road or for just starting out.

Vertical oscillating hook bobbin system
Seven Stitches
One Four-Step Buttonhole
Manual Thread Tension Control
Easy Reverse Lever
Push Pull Bobbin Winder
Extra high presser foot lift
Maximum zigzag width 5mm
Maximum stitch length 4mm
Includes incandescent electric lamp
Machine Size 13.4in x 10.2in x 5.7in
Machine Weight 11.2lbs
Standard accessories include 2 plastic bobbins, needle set, screwdriver, seam ripper, felt, buttonhole sliding foot, and darning plate.

The NH15 New Home Sewing Machine is a classic mechanical model. Fifteen stitches round out a concise package to handle most sewing projects.

Vertical oscillating hook bobbin system
15 Stitches
One Four-Step Buttonhole
Manual Thread Tension Control
Built-in needle threader
snap on foot presser system
Free arm and flatbed convertibility
Easy Reverse Lever
Push Pull Bobbin Winder
Extra high presser foot lift
Maximum zigzag width 5mm
Maximum stitch length 4mm
Includes incandescent electric lamp
Machine Size 15.2in x 11.6in x 7.8in
Machine Weight 14.1lbs
Standard accessories include 4 plastic bobbins, small screwdriver, seam ripper, needle set, darning plate, zigzag foot, zipper foot, blind stitch foot, and buttonhole sliding foot.

The NH22 New Home Sewing Machine is a classic mechanical model. Twenty-two stitches round out a concise package to handle most sewing project.

Vertical oscillating hook bobbin system
22 stitches
One-step buttonhole
Manual thread tension control
Built-in needle threader
Snap-on foot presser system
Free arm/flatbed convertibility
Easy reverse lever
Push & pull bobbin winding
Extra high-pressure foot lift
Maximum stitch width: 5mm
Maximum stitch length: 4mm
Includes incandescent electric lamp
Machine size: W15.2in x H11.6in x D7.2in
Machine weight: 14.1lbs
Standard accessories include: 4 plastic bobbins, small screwdriver, seam ripper, needle set, darning plate, zigzag foot, zipper foot, blind stitch foot, buttonhole sliding foot for one-step buttonhole

Sturdy and efficient, the NH40 New home Sewing Machine has best features of an advanced computerized machine with the solid build of a mechanical model. Forty built in stitches provide enough variety for you to tackle all of your creative projects!

Horizontal full rotary hook bobbin system
40 stitches
3 one-step buttonholes
Manual thread tension control
Built-in needle threader
Snap-on presser foot
Needle up/down button
Easy reverse button
Thread cutter
Auto declutch bobbin winder
LED display
Easy navigation stitch selection
Maximum zigzag width: 5mm
Maximum stitch length: 4mm
Includes white LED lamp
Machine size: W14.7in x H10.4in x D7.1in
Machine weight: 12.6lbs
Standard accessories include: 3 bobbins, felt, seam ripper, screw driver, spool pin, spool holder, needle set, satin stitch foot, buttonhole sliding foot, darning plate.

The NH60 New Home Sewing Machine has everything you would need for all levels of sewing! The sixty built-in stitches will cover all of your sewing needs from garment construction, home decor, crafting, and even quilting.

Horizontal rotary hook bobbin
60 stitches
6 one-step buttonholes
Manual thread tension control
Built-in needle threader
Easy snap-on presser foot system
Needle up/down button
Start/stop button
Speed control slider
7-piece feed dog
Free arm/flatbed convertible
Drop feed dog
Locking stitch button
Thread cutter
Easy reverse button
Workspace: 170mm
Auto declutch bobbin winder
Foot pressure adjustment
Maximum zigzag width: 7mm
Maximum stitch length: 5mm
Includes LED lamp
Machine size: W18in x H11.7in x D7.2in
Machine weight: 12.3lbs
Standard accessories include: 4 bobbins, seam ripper, screwdriver key, needle set, large spool holder, small spool holder, buttonhole sliding foot, zipper foot, blind hem foot, satin foot, overcasting foot, 1/4 inch seam foot, open toe foot, felt, brush, extra spool pin, spool supporter.

The quarter inch foot; even feed foot and bobbins are also available. Why not buy them for your classroom? Your customers will love not having to hall a machine to class – and after using the machines, they will want their own travel version. That’s what you call a win/win!

Home Grown by Nancy Halvorsen

What can I say??? Nancy continues to amaze me with every line – and book – she does! In Home Grown, she showcases those values that we all try to achieve in our own lives.

And, in typical Art To Heart style, she has thought of everything! The fabric collection from Benartex – Home Grown by Nancy Halvorsen will be available next month – and comes in ten or 15-yard assortments.

I have showcased her signature teal below just so you can see some detail, but all of the colors are gorgeous. Gray is the new neutral – and she has that covered as well!

      

  

I have always loved what she does with tea towels…

With this line, she offers a set of six tea towels which can be used to make the projects above.

OR, buy them by the bolt! These yarn dyes are 43 – 44 inches wide.

Just look at the details on these individual blocks of the cover quilt.

Look what you can do with a panel!!!

Of course, it doesn’t stop there! The embellishments add that awe factor to each block!

These buttons are available for individual blocks are as an entire set. Why not do this as a block of the month? Make a block each month as well as a smaller project that will make great companions to add that Martha Stewart looks to your room. Or, have ideal gifts on hand when needed. Who wouldn’t love that???

Twelve Days of Christmas – Part Three

Who doesn’t want a calendar for inspiration – and we have you covered! Two of the newest are due to hit the doors at the end of this month so order now!

The Buttermilk Basin calendar includes recipes and quotes as well as beautifully photographed projects!

Laura Heine has preserved her designs into a calendar that is truly a work of art! It, too, will be arriving at the end of the month!

An all-time favorite from Patchwork Place includes the patterns for the twelve projects chosen from some of Martingale’s favorite authors.

This Kim Diehl journal is the perfect gift for a quilting friend. It is the perfect place to store those items on your bucket list. Or, keep track of quilting projects past, present, and future….

 

Thanksgiving was early this year so be sure to allow for that extra week of shopping!

Twelve Days of Christmas – Part Two

These organizers by It’s Sew Emma are the perfect gift for everyone – not just quilters! What a great teacher gift. But, if you WANT to give it to a quilter, a lady told me at the show that she uses it to store her machine feet! Now I need another one!

This Pudgie Parrot organizer holds at least seven rulers as well as a rotary cutter. It comes in a multitude of colors so visit the website to pick your favorite!

The Fusamats come in several different sizes and are the perfect gift for those who love fused applique. At Market, they showed the perfect companion – a pair of tweezers with a very fine point. The point is so fine that you can actually use them to place tiny applique pieces and iron them in place!

Stay tuned for Part Three…..

Twelve Days of Christmas – Part One

Not only were all of these items hot at Market, but I also worked Festival and the Novi show in Michigan – and the consumers agree!

The Creative Grids® Stripology Squared Mini is a definite hit. Everyone loves the size and maneuverability of this baby! Designed to square up blocks up to 6 1/2″, I immediately learned that it is my go-to tool when sub-cutting strip sets. (The acrylic raises over the seams so there is no teeter-tottering like your experience with a traditional ruler.) Plus there are five patterns that support it. Offer it for Christmas and offer classes or demos featuring the patterns the first of the year.

Stripology Mixology is the perfect companion to ALL of the Creative Grids® stripology rulers. The book features 13 quilts made from pre-cuts – and tells you how to cut your own. And who doesn’t want a cocktail over the holidays – recipes included!

The portable Reliable Iron is amazing! It is not only an iron, but it is also a steamer. It gets to a temperature of over 300 degrees in a short amount of time. The bag is insulated so you can leave class before the iron is entirely cool – just leave the long cord on the outside of the bag. Another feature – the outside of the bag has a silicone side to use as a rest when in use. This one is a winner!

What good is an iron without a great ironing mat? These Gypsy Quilter mats come in a variety of sizes. The 13 1/2″ mat is one of the most popular sizes since it is big enough to press a 12 1/2″ block!

Stay Tuned for Part Two….

Cat Lover’s Delight

I am thrilled to announce that one of my favorite designers created a line of fabric for Timeless! This batik line features Deb Heatherly’s favorite – cats!

This 96-inch square block of the month features two of her highly successful Creative Grids® rulers – the Ultimate Flying Geese and the Cat’s Cradle tool.

The fabric batik line includes her favorite things – cats and catnip! Just look at the colors!

There is also a shop kit available that includes the pattern, fabric and tips to share when teaching the class. Who could ask for anything more???

The fabric and shop kits are due to arrive in January so order it now!

Dish Towels with a Little Sass

These Aunt Martha’s Dirty Laundry embroidered dish towels are sure to make you smile! These 28 inch square flour sack dish towels are hemmed on all sides with a hanging loop in the corner.

These would make great gifts. Check out Aunt Martha on our website to see the entire collection. These gems are due to arrive the first of the year.