Diamond Wedding Ring Quilts are Creating a Buzz

Judy Niemeyer just posted some pics of a new Diamond Wedding Quilt she was working on – which led to several photos of finished quilts.  Her color choices are striking!

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These quilts look totally different in different colorways.  I love the striped, diagonal border.

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The original uses the appliques to accentuate the square.JNQ183P

Item #JNQ183P  Retail $30.00

Add these pre-cut appliques…


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Look how the quilting turns this quilt into a work of art!

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These intricate shapes can be cut quickly with the Creative Grids Diamond Templates.


Item #CGRDIA  Retail $28.95

Make a simpler version of this quilt with this Cut Loose Press pattern.  What a striking table topper!


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This version requires Pack #14 of the Charm Elements.


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View the video to see a demonstration by Judy – always a treat!  Whether you make one ring or seven, the end results are breathtaking!

Oh Christmas Tree

These paper-pieced trees don’t shed needles – and can still be done in time for Christmas!  The larger version is the perfect size to hang on a door.  Personally, I am making them for my grandchildren so they can “decorate” the tree as often as they wish without driving their mother crazy!


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Did you know that there was a pattern for 3″ ornaments – the perfect size to decorate the tree?  The ornaments are paper-pieced as well.


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Or choose the smaller size which measures 17″ x 41″.


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And, yes – there is a pattern for 2″ ornaments for this tree as well!


Item #VSC239  Retail $6.00

There is also a button pack that contains 25 red buttons to attach the ornaments.  (These are on order and should be here by the time your tree is pieced).


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These patterns and buttons would be the perfect Christmas gift for a quilter.  Just add several green fat quarters.  Buy two – one for you and one for a friend – and give them a gift of an afternoon to work on the project.  Take every opportunity to extend the holiday.

The Clover Iron has Found a Home

When the gals at Sister’s Common Thread saw the new Clover portable iron, it just looked naked!  They immediately went home and created The Wedge Tote – an additional size for their ever popular Ironing Caddy line of patterns.

Clover Iron Tote

Item #SCT10154  Retail $15.00

The tote opens flat.  The inner lining is heat resistant so it makes a great ironing surface.

Open Tote

This is the perfect companion to all of those customers who have already bought the Clover iron – and for those who have it on their wish list.


Item #9200CV  Retail $49.98

The pattern is on order and should be in any day.  What a great combo gift for every quilter on your list!

Little Gatherings make Big Statements

The wait is over!  Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings latest book is here.  Little Gatherings includes 13 minis – the hardest part will be choosing which one to make first!

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Item #PRI-230  Retail $24.00

I wanted the book before I even saw the projects!  Love the details!  The book has a “hidden” spiral binding so it lays flat when you are following the instructions but the spiral is covered when closed.  And since it is a book on miniatures, the book is smaller as well.  The photography, the paper – everything is quality through and through.

Cornered Nine Patch

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Out on a Limb

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Mississippi Crossing

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Rail Fence

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Simple Baskets

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Royal Star

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Flower Baskets

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Coxcomb Medallion

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Lisa shares lots of tips to help you recreate these miniature works of art.  She has the notions and tools that guarantee your success!

Her Itty Bitty Eights rulers by Creative Grids feature dashed inch lines so you can cut accurately.  The eighth inch markings are clearly defined as well.  After all, size DOES matter – you have to start with the right sized pieces to achieve accurate results.


Item #CGRPRG1  Retail $14.95


Item #CGRPRG2  Retail $15.95

She also has triangle paper for those little 1/2″ and 3/4″ finished half-square triangles.  it comes packaged two different ways.

Strips and Sheets


Item #PRI-212  Retail $7.00


Item #PRI-213  Retail $7.00

Charm Square Sized


Item #PRI-227  Retail $7.00


Item #PRI-228  Retail $7.00

Lisa has also designed two Cut Loose Press™ patterns that would be a gateway to her new book.

Shoo Fly Mini


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Red Tulip


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Why not showcase these in a Christmas display?  The book, rulers, triangle papers, and Cut Loose Press would be the perfect theme present!  Who wouldn’t love everything they need to begin a mini journey?

A Few of My Finds at Market

Annie Unrein has created the perfect stiletto and pressing tool.  My favorite part?  The quality wooden handle has flat sides so it doesn’t roll off of my sewing table.  And, the tip is rough – kind of like a metal sandpaper – so it holds the fabric without slipping.  Annie uses a stiletto every time she sews – and if you have seen her samples, there is no denying the quality of her workmanship!  This is an heirloom quality pieced that will last a lifetime.


Item #SUP207  Retail $19.95

I am in the process of making curtains so this new pressing tool by Clover will be a godsend.  It measures 2 1/2″ x 10″ and includes all of the markings so you can turn and press a perfect hem.  That’s right – it is heat resistant so you can press right over the tool for perfect crisp hems every time!


Item #7811CV  Retail $19.95

These scissor holders come in pink and purple and are designed to hold 3-1/2 to 4 inch curved or straight embroidery scissors. It is made out of a quality silicone with molded secure tabs to keep scissors in place. It comes with a 31 inch lanyard to wear around your neck.









Item #SIZO-PINK  Retail $15.99

Item #SIZO-PUR  Retail $15.99

These items are in stock or due any day so order now to ensure that you will have them in time for stocking stuffers!

The Perfect Christmas Gift for Any Age!

Do you remember when you were a kid and first saw that box of 64 crayons???  Experience that joy again with these new sets – the perfect companions to the coloring books that are the newest stress reliever for all generations.

Chronicle Books offers this 24 pack of colored pencils that opens up to create an easel.


Item #CB699-4  Retail $13.99



General’s® Multi-Pastel® Chalk Pencil Set comes with 12 Assorted Colors. The pencils are acid-free, pre-sharpened and made with sustained yield cedar wood – now that is quality!


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Item # 4400GP12A  Retail $18.71

These Kimberly water color pencils are amazing.  Color your picture.  Then go over it with a wet brush to blur the lines and create a water color effect!  These come in 12 and 24 sets.

Item #700GP-12A  Retail $12.29 (Set of 12)

Item #700GP-24A  Retail $24.39 (Set of 24)

Or color with this gel pen assortment by Fiskars.   This is the perfect set for the younger set since it includes glitter pens, neon, two colors swirled together, as well as the traditional colors.  What young child wouldn’t love to see this under the Christmas tree?

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I actually gave this set to my grandchildren along with a coloring book as an early Christmas present.  Every time they visit, they are coloring their favorite picture and we are framing it to give to their parents for Christmas.

You may even still have time to create a carrying case for all of their supplies.


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Some shops are offering coloring nights so their customers can have a relaxing night out.  Why not create a display and combine a set of these pens or pencils with coloring books in a holiday display?  More assortments are arriving every day!



Bonnie Hunter “Leads” the Way

Anything by Bonnie Hunter is bound to be good – and her newest book, Leaders and Enders, is no exception.  Each quilt is a study in color.  No one can combine as many fabrics with stunning results like Bonnie, so why not learn from the master???


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In this sequel to her best selling Leaders and Enders, Bonnie shows you how to create these scrappy quilts while you are working on other projects.  Pictures are worth a thousand words so check these out….

More Adventures with Leaders and Enders



Scrappy pieced borders add additional eye candy to these quilts:




And look how she extends the pattern into the border:


Or combines unusual color combinations to make the design pop:


Bonnie teaches you how to get your scraps organized so you can work on more than one quilt at a time – and achieve stunning results!  Make it a New Year’s resolution to finally get your stash working for you!

Sew Curves with Sew Kind of Wonderful

I love everything Sew Kind of Wonderful – and they have some jaw-dropping introductions for this Market!

They have designed some new patterns to support their popular Quick Curve Ruler (Item #SKW100 Retail $24.00) – and they are stunning!

Chic Sisters


Item #SKW412  Retail $10.00

Chic Country

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Item #SKW411  Retail $10.00

Chic & Jazzy


Item #SKW413  Retail $10.00

You can now create these gentle curves with their NEW tool – the Quick Curve Mini!


Item #QCRMIINI  Retail $18.00

They have taken many of their popular quilts and miniaturized them to dramatic effect.  These smaller versions are great table topper size or wall hangings.

Mini Twist – 27″ x 36″


Item #SKW502  Retail $9.00

Mini Rings – 33″ x 44″


Item #SKW503  Retail $9.00

Mini Medallions – 28″ x 32″


Item #SKW504  Retail $9.00

Mini Scope – 33″ x 33″


Item #SKW505  Retail $9.00

Mini Pumpkins – 36″ x 36″


Item #SKW501  Retail $9.00

These smaller quilts are a great way to remove the intimidation factor when working with curves.  Once they are comfortable sewing curves, they can move onto full size quilts!

And last but not least, all of their quilts include breathtaking machine quilting so they have released a tool for long armers so they can recreate those gentle curves.


Item #SKW99  Retail $32.00

These patterns and products are due to arrive any day so order yours now!


The Newest from Elizabeth Hartman

Elizabeth Hartman has combined some of our favorite critters into one quilt.  Fancy Forest includes her popular owls, foxes, rabbits and hedgehogs – simply darling!  Instructions are given for two different sizes.


Item #EH-023  Retail $24.00

Preppy Pod also includes instructions for two different sizes.  This quilt features her new Pacific fabric line that is due out in December.


Item #EH-024  Retail $12.00

Big Foot has become – well – Legendary!  If you aren’t a fan, the trees alone would be a wonderful quilt.  The pattern includes instructions for a quilt and a matching floor pillow.


Item #EH-025  Retail $12.00

You know your customers love everything “Elizabeth” so order now so we can ship them as soon as they enter our door!