Organization with Style

The Sew Stack is a storage system designed by Noble Industries. Each unit is the same size – 6 1/2″ square but the depth changes depending on the need.

Store 40 bobbins in one container.

Clip it to 16 spools of thread in a deeper container.

Or buy a bobbin container without a lid since the container stacked above it holding the spools of thread has one!

There is even a container for machine feet!

Design your own system with The Sew Stacks. What an efficient use of space!

Cats Cradle Magnified

You asked – we listened. Everyone loves the original Creative Grids® Cats Cradle Tool. You can make 1 1/2″ to 4″ and every half inch in between.

The XL size increases the options up to 8 inches – and once again, you never cut a triangle!

Deb Heatherly, the creator of this crowd-pleaser, is releasing a book of eight different designs later this month.

In the meantime, enjoy these Cut Loose Press patterns that she designed as well:

Illusionary Runner

Blue Skies and Sunshine

Big Cats Little Cats

Its Sew Easy

Raspberry Stars

Cornucopia

Lavender Fields is a full-size pattern by Christine Van Buskirk which includes multiple sizes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With all of these possibilities, the question is which one to do first???

Glamping with the Salem Quilt Guild

Meg Hawkey has done it again! Her sense of humor shines through in these new designs. Don’t you want to go camping with this group?

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Happy Camper

Quilt Sisters

Hocus Pocus

 

 

 

 

 

The Cosmos flosses are listed with each pattern – which is due to arrive later this month. Wouldn’t this be the perfect gift for that witch or quilter in your life???

A Blank Canvas – Literally

I totally missed the boat on this one! I looked at these totes and aprons by Kimberbell and thought they were great for machine embroidery – but didn’t consider all of the other possibilities!

These canvas totes come in natural and denim and are totally finished except for the side seams which are serged! When you are done decorating, just stitch up the sides with a straight seam!

My grandchildren are coming down for “grandma camp” in a few weeks. My idea? We are going to cut pockets from old jeans, pinking the fabric beyond the pocket so we can attach them to the tote easily. They can embellish them any way they want and then we will stitch multiple pockets on each side. We may even add a few to the inside!

Kimberbell has those assortments of adorable trims as well. Adding ribbon to the tops of some of the pockets might be fun too! Who says they have to be just for machine embroidery???

And then I saw these blank aprons in adult and children’s sizes! Craft aprons with multiple pockets? What do you think???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are all affordably priced and in stock! I just placed my order!

The Whales Have It

This pattern is being released next month but I just had to share! I am in the process of remodeling my bathroom when I saw this! Wouldn’t this be a darling shower curtain???
All I have to do is add a few more stripes!

It uses their Quick Curve Ruler:

The quilt is unusual because it is wider than it is long – which makes it a perfect choice for my bath curtain! Sometimes it is so fun to jump outside of that box!

Carrie Nelson’s Pin Pals

This book is not due out until November, but I don’t care! I am a huge Carrie Nelson fan and immediately saw this book’s potential!

What a fun holiday display! As soon as the book arrives, have each member of your staff make a sample. With 40 to choose from, they are sure to find one they love! If you don’t have a big staff, ask your favorite customers to come in and help you make samples – you provide the fabric for two. They keep one and give you one to display.

Then have little bundles of fabric stacked under a tree so you can add your own personal touch. Don’t forget to have plenty of ground walnut shells on hand for stuffing.

The book, a bundle of fabric, and some walnut shells would be a great gift. But making the pincushions would be wonderful as well!

Why not start a pin cushion club? You can teach a different technique – or two – each month and actually go home with a finished project! Put on your thinking cap because the possibilities are endless! What about the classiest Corn Hole bags ever?????

 

Have your Oars in a Row

This is the most clever and fun block of the month I have seen in a long time! Each month, create an oar and in six months, your quilt will be done. The finished quilt measures 84″ x 72″ so it could be the focal point of any room or a great throw. Simply add borders if you want it to fit a double or queen bed.

Each design is constructed using traditional piecing techniques and templates – no paper-piecing required. These patterns will be arriving soon so add it to your Fall schedule.

After all, everyone has a place at the lake, knows someone who has a place on the lake, or DREAMS about a vacation on the lake! What a perfect gift for the lake hosts!

The Perfect Kitchen Accessory

Lisa Amundson of Around the Bobbin has created a designer oven mitt that makes a great class! All you need is two fat quarters, some cotton batting and the pattern – which includes the transparent food grade silicone overlay.

The silicone is designed to withstand temperatures of up to 450 degrees!

Here are a few tips that Lisa shared with us:

It is easy to sew through the silicone – just use a Schmetz Microtex needle 14/90. Since the silicone is sandwiched between two layers of fabric, stitching is a breeze!

When sewing the cuff, the silicone fits over most free arms.  For those of us who don’t have a free arm, it is easiest to turn the oven mitt inside out to do the top-stitching along the cuff.

But who can stop at just one? Refills of the silicone are available:

 

 

 

 

 

 

This pattern has been so popular that Lisa is planning some new releases for Fall Market so teach your customers how to work with the silicone now! I, for one, can’t wait to see what she has in store!

Mugs – the Perfect Gift

Several unique mugs will be arriving this month that will make you smile.

The scissor mugs from Tacony come in red or blue and will be a great addition to your register display.

These mugs by Quilt Happy are great for knitters but would make quilters who work with wool smile as well.

Or choose these mugs that show a potpourri of a few of our favorite things!

Display them filled with gift possibilities – candy; notions; fabrics; patterns – you get the idea.

Quiltfolk Available Now

Quiltfolk magazine is now available through Checker! Order the newest edition and pre-order the issues through next year!

What makes Quiltfolk different? It is more like a coffee table book than a magazine – exquisite photography; fascinating quilt related stories, and interviews with real quilters across America. There are no patterns – just loads of inspiration!

Each month the Quiltfolk team travels to a different state and focuses on the quilt community in that state. This month? Louisiana!

The magazine is totally advertisement free so they have total autonomy over content – and are spending their time focusing on content instead of selling ads!

To order the current issue – and the future issues – visit our website: Quiltfolk