When a gal has 10 of the top 100 patterns on the Checker website, Kim Christopherson of Kimberbell has gone from a great designer to a LEGENDARY designer! She not only has an eye for designing appliques that make everyone smile, she has an engineering mind that creates new concepts that make my head spin!
Her latest Pinwheel Parade pattern should be showcased at every summer event!
Item #KD633 Retail $9.95
The pattern includes bonus files for cutting machines as well! These pinwheels come in four sizes and actually SPIN! Who could resist? What a great way to demo sewing machines and Silhouettes this summer!
I was so fascinated by these bags at Market that I had to go to Kim’s booth and see a demo! They are all done in the hoop – even the zipper! Jeanette is the latest addition to this line. Another great demo…..
Item #KD614 Retail $9.95
The flying geese version comes in two sizes.
Small and Medium
Item #KD609 Retail $9.95
Large and Jumbo
Item #KD610 Retail $9.95
This mug rug assortment will be your go to every time you need a quick gift!
Item #KD517 Retail $29.95
This pattern includes 11 different designs…
If you want your customers to upgrade to an embroidery machine, these patterns will get their attention!
Kim has also designed a series of Bench pillows with switchable panels for each holiday. These are a great alternative to the traditional Block of the Month programs.
Item #KD173 Retail $9.00
Check out everything Kimberbell on our website!
Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Quilt Designs has created this wreath that has become a #1 hit – and now she has made it even easier for everyone to literally make one for every holiday.
Item #PQD-210 Retail $9.00
The six inch squares of Bosal In-R-Foam are now pre-cut and come in a package of twelve (the exact number you need to make a wreath)! Now there is absolutely no waste and these wreaths are incredibly easy to kit!
Item #495-6B Retail $8.29
Kristine has also put together packs of beads so you can embellish the points. These embellishments hide the stitches that hold the units together. They come in silver or gold – with enough beads to make at least four wreaths.
Item #PQD103S Retail $5.00 (Silver)
Item #PQD103G Retail $5.00 (Gold)
These new pre-cuts are due to arrive this week so order them now and set up a display including gorgeous seasonal fabrics today.
Having the right tool for the job applies to quilters too. I have learned that the right ruler can save time and money – as well as guarantee that my final project will be something I can be proud of. Storing them, however, has been a problem – until now!
Item #194RK Retail $10.00
As you can see, it is made to fit over a hanger so you can now “hang” your rulers so they are easily accessible and protected. An added bonus? The clutter has been removed from your cutting table!
The pockets are designed to hold 12 and 24 inch rectangles as well as squares from 6 to 12 inches as well as a rotary cutter. Adjust the pockets as needed.
In my case, I have a LOT of Creative Grids® specialty rulers so I need to include more than one ruler in each pocket. Annie Unrein of Patterns by Annie has created a polyester mesh that is lightweight and the perfect divider for these pockets.
It comes in a variety of colors so choose a color to coordinate with your bag.
This keeper is made of a high quality canvas – and yes we have that too. James Thompson has a Crossroads Denim line that includes a multitude of colors and is the perfect weight for a project like this.
This bag has been designed to be completed quickly and easily. Layer the pockets on the foundation piece. Then bind the outside edge just like a quilt. You can’t get any easier than that!
The Clover 1″ bias tape maker is perfect for this – and a new technique to share in a class!
Item #464CV-25MM Retail $7.75
You can literally organize your sewing room in an afternoon!
I have literally traveled from coast to coast in the last few months – and saw women working on this quilt on both sides of the country. Slowly but surely the Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses quilt is quickly becoming the next Dear Jane – a quilt on every serious quilter’s bucket list!
Item #POTC Retail $19.95
But who was Lucy Boston? The back story to this quilt makes it irresistible! Lucy was an English author who lived at Hemingford Grey. You can tour the manor today. These pictures are from their website:
The Manor is moated and is famous for its gardens that spread over four acres. Lucy wrote a series of children’s books based on this house – known as Green Knowe in her books. The books were illustrated by her son and include furniture, toys etc. that are still there today. Here is a picture of the quilt in the home.
Lucy created her quilt in the 1950’s. It is a large quilt for that time – almost queen sized.
There are LOTS of pictures on line of blocks that quilters have created for their quilts. The blocks are created with a honeycomb English paper-piecing technique. Fussy cutting the shapes makes every block a work of art!
These blocks were done by Paula Barnes…
Sue Daley of Patchwork with Busy Fingers has honeycomb shapes for the honeycomb English paper-piecing.
Item #ELOHEX01 Retail $5.60
These blocks are beautiful in stripes, plaids, directional prints – in short, all of the fabrics that are gorgeous but difficult to incorporate into a traditional pattern. Why not start a group in your shop today???