Laura Heine has simply outdone herself! Her new Aviatrix pattern features a caption that reads “Great Things never come from comfort zones.” This adorable pig sporting a cap, glasses and wings finishes at 34 x 29 inches.
Kristine Poor is one of my favorite designers. She knows how to use all of those specialty interfacings, etc. that tend to intimidate me. But her instructions are so well done that she eliminates the intimidation factor so truly anyone can do it!
Her Scalloped Baskets pattern is made with pre-cut Bosal. The pattern includes instructions to make three different scalloped bins using Bosal’s pre-cut Scalloped Placemats or Scalloped Squares. They are reversible, can be pieced or made from a solid piece of fabric, and can even be quilted!
What a great shower gift – filled with everything the new mother will need, of course! They are due to arrive this month so don’t forget to order the foundations as well.
We all remember shopping for Simplicity patterns and loved the tantalizing drawings on the patterns. Now they have taken some of the classic images and have made a line of gift items that are sure to make you smile!
These hard cover notebook retail for less than $10 and would be a great addition to a counter display.
These tins are decorative as well as useful – and are reasonably priced!
All of them are due to arrive the first week of May – just in time for a little something for Mother’s Day.
Deb Heatherly has created several of your favorite Creative Grids® tools including the Strippy Star and is always figuring out new ways to use them. In Caribbean Stars, she creates secondary stars in the sashings! Simply stunning!
In Teal We Meet Again, the stars are created with the CGR Strippy Star with a secondary design of Shooflies. She includes a ribbon border that creates the perfect ending for this quilt.
Purrsnickity features the Creative Grids® Cat’s Cradle XL tool. What a quick and easy quilt with striking results!
Scrap Dance Stars is the perfect setting for fussy cut pieces or photographs. Once again, the Cat’s Cradle XL makes this a quick and easy quilt!
Deb makes quick work of this separated star with the Creative Grids® Folded Corner Cutter, 2-1/2 inch strips and five-inch squares.
New notions are being added to the system every day – and these are a few of my must haves! Karen Kay Buckley now has perfect 7-1/2 inch scissors. These are the newest size of her straight blade scissors. They come to a sharp point, have her signature comfortable handles – great for left handed quilters as well – and come with a protective blade cover. You know everyone will want them so order them now. They are due to arrive the first of June.
I love Roxanne’s Glue and the Dab It applicators. Now they come in a larger size – almost three times as much glue as the original! These are due to arrive next week – just in time for your after Market preview.
These Magic Pins have become my favorite pins. I originally bought them for my granddaughter because they are easier to hold – and easier to see to remove from sewing projects. But, I found that for those exact same reasons, they became my favorite as well! The heat resistant grips are ridged so they really are easier to grip. Now there are three more options – all come in 50 and 100 packs. They are due to arrive the first week in June.
Deborah Miller created a craze with her Folded Star technique and has modified it to create stunning ornaments. What a fun, easy method!
The pattern includes a 12 page booklet with instructions for three different styles – all using a printed interfacing foundation so placement is easy! The r:ibbon can be 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches wide, The pattern includes two interfacing templates. A six pack can be purchased separately.
What a fun family project! Everything is expected to arrive later this month!
Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Look no further. American Cotton – Farm to Quilt is that perfect combination of a shared passion with a great history lesson! Teresa Duryea Wong shares a fascinating story!
Full color pictures on all 180 pages has you turning each page in anticipation of the next! Learn how they grew – and present day grow – cotton. And, hear about the farmers who work the fields. Then follow the cotton as it goes to the mills. Teresa shares not only how the cloth is made – but how batting is made as well.
Last, but not least, she shares the stories of a few companies who are committed to producing quality cottons and fabrics again – all made in the USA.
This book is a true labor of love and a fascinating read!
In The Quilter’s Negative Space Handbook, Sylvia Schaefer explains the concept of negative space in eight key ways. These simple techniques turn any traditional quilt into a modern version – and I love them all! Here are just a few examples…