Ann Hazelwood has written a seven-book series based on Anne Brown and her friends who live in Colebridge. Each book includes a quilt which becomes an integral part of the story – almost like its own character! We now carry all of her books – and I will write about her other series at a later date. Here are the books in order:
The Basement Quilt
The Potting Shed Quilt
Funeral Parlor Quilt
The Jane Austin Quilt Club
The Ghostly Quilts on Main
A Colebridge Quilted Christmas
Tis the season to cuddle up in front of a fire and read a good book! It’s even better if all of your friends are reading along with you. Why not start a book club based on this series???
The LOL quilt series from RJ Designs are unique variations of the traditional Irish Chain design. The sixteen-page pattern booklet gives detailed instruction needed to construct bed-sized quilts using LOL (lots Of Little) one-inch finished squares.
RJ Designs has simplified the process to create these awe-inspiring quilts using an innovative method of strip-piecing. The strips can be cut quickly and accurately with the Creative Grids® Stripology XL ruler (Item #CGRGE1XL).
You, and possibly a group of friends, can decide if you want to trade strips for a scrappier look – a multitude of different fabric strips are needed for constructing this stunning quilt. Decide whether you want to stay within a theme such as solid fabrics, reproduction prints, batiks, or totally scrappy- where anything goes (my favorite).
The booklet includes instructions for two twins, a queen and a king size version. You are about to embark on one of your most exciting and unique quilt piecing experiences! The patterns are due to arrive this week so order them now.
This is not coming out until June, but I had to tell you about it now! Kimberbell Design’s last Halloween sampler quilt was one of her most popular patterns ever – and I’m sure this one will be just as popular!
Candy Corn Quilt Shoppe is available as a fabric kit by Maywood Studio.
And all of the fabrics are available by the bolt or in pre-cuts. Just look at this color pallette! Go to Hometown Halloween to see the entire collection. Kimberbell thought of everything – right down to the diagonal stripe for bindings!
The machine embroidery pattern will be available when the fabric is released.
It is also available in a traditional format : Item #KD727. Make sure you add this to your summer schedule so it can be done in time for the Trick or Treaters!
For those of you who have enjoyed creating her critters and plants, you may not be familiar with Elizabeth’s Hartman’s more traditional designs.
Crystal Cluster includes instructions for making the same bold starburst quilt design in three sizes, plus a pillow. Everything is made using conventional patchwork techniques. No templates or paper piecing required! This is a perfect project to feature your favorite colors and prints. The pattern includes a detailed color chart so you can duplicate the fabrics Elizabeth used, or use it as a guide to organize your own fabrics. Instructions for using scraps are also included.
Polychromatic includes instructions for making patchwork rainbow quilts in two sizes, plus a pillow. Everything is made using conventional patchwork techniques. No templates or paper piecing required! Each block includes a smaller number of larger pieces than most of her other patterns, making this a relaxing project perfect for turning your favorite colors and fabrics into cheerful rainbow blocks.
We all just did it – wanted to thank those people who touch our lives throughout the year – but wait until the last minute. Why not start early and make a few of these beauties designed by Kimberbell each month?
With twelve to choose from, why not make it a block of the month type class or project???
The perfect addition to these projects is the scissor assortment by Kimberbell.
Designed with exclusive innovations, Kimberbell’s Deluxe Embroidery Scissors & Tools feature sharp blades that cut all the way to the tip and large, double-loop rings for a comfortable grip in every hand. Protect fabric and stitches while cutting applique pieces with our 5” Duckbill Applique Scissors, then trim intricate details with Sharp Snips! Our Precision Fine Tip Tweezers With Blade have blades on all four sides, ideal for unpicking basting stitches, while our 4” Micro Tips feature a longer blade for precise clipping. Made of the finest steel, Kimberbell’s Deluxe Embroidery Scissors & Tools are a must-have for every stitching enthusiast! What a great gift!
These magnetic needle cases from It’s Sew Emma are the perfect accessory to sew on the go! Your needles will stick to the magnetic layer inside the case, protected by the sturdy plastic exterior. They are available in three colorways – each sporting a favorite stitchy saying.
These are due to arrive February 1st – the perfect little something for Valentine’s Day!
Gift-giving has never been easier! These delightful ornament bags, designed by Rachel’s of Greenfield, are just the right size for gift cards or other treasures of your choice. Each envelope-style ornament bag has a different decoration on the front and fastens on the back with an old-fashioned figure-eight closure. The kit includes woolfelt®, embroidery floss, and gold string plus precise patterns, and complete instructions to make 6 gift bags.
There are lots of kits to choose from.
These kits are a great way to keep those mask makers engaged. This is my plan:
This year I made GALLONS of Chex mix, filled quart jars, and put them in gift bags. My children and grandchildren had a ball leaving these gifts on the doorsteps of friends and on the desks of their favorite teachers. Hopefully, we will be able to celebrate the holidays this year up close and personal, but we want to continue the tradition. I drew squares the size of each woolfelt piece onto freezer paper. Then, I traced the templates for that color within the square. Since my family and friends are making multitudes of these, we can run as many copies of the template sheets as we have kits – and only have to trace them once. Now, the instructions say to trace the templates right onto the wool felt, but ironing the freezer paper onto the woolfelt with a warm iron was much faster. Why not provide a template sheet to your customers as that “value-added” bonus with the purchase of each kit?
This Gypsy Quilter Appliqué Freezer Paper is over-sized and worked well!
And, what great handwork while sitting in front of a fire…..
Everything by Kimberbell Designs just makes me smile! She double-downs on that awe factor every single time! And, her newest quilt – due to arrive in March – is no exception!
This quilt is available in fabric kit from Maywood Studio as well.
Join the Main Street Celebration! Kimberbell’s beautiful Bench Pillow Pattern pulls out all the stops, with colorful Fairy Light fireworks bursting in the night sky. Downtown is all dressed up for the patriotic party, with banners, bunting, and even a miniature Red, White, & Bloom quilt! From pickups and gas pumps to windmills and more, Main Street Celebration is inspiring decor for every hometown heart. It is the perfect companion to the quilt.
It is available in a fabric kit from Maywood Studio as well.
The fabric line from Maywood Studio, Red, White & Bloom by Kimberbell Designs Collection is simply charming!
Embellishments kits for the quilt will also be available. We have the item listed on the website – but don’t have a description yet! Order everything you need now!
There are a multitude of heart projects in the top 100 patterns. It is that time of year….
Jen Kingwell and Andrea Bair’s Boho Heart is a booklet of block patterns that are then combined into an over-sized lap quilt. Add a border to make a double size quilt. The pieced strip border is stunning and adds that awe factor to the quilt.
What makes your heart burst with joy? Capture the feeling with the Exploding Heart by Slice of Pi Quilts! This advanced beginner pattern makes a large 72” x 72” throw quilt and is fat quarter and fabric cutter friendly.
Shoot the moon with a winning hand of hearts. With 5 fat eighths, make a “pair of hearts” from each print. Three fat quarters will yield “four of a kind” from each print. To make each heart different, deal 10 – 10″ squares to each player. No need to avoid the black queen, we’re playing with just hearts. Let’s Play Hearts by Atkinson Designs.
Have a Heart by J. Michelle Watts is created with 1-1/2 inch strips for a small quilt, 2-1/2″ strips for a generous throw. Choose one pack of strips for the heart, two for the background, and you are ready to sew!
Numbered (0-25) on one side and lettered (A-Z) on the other, ABC 123 Cool Pins from The Gypsy Quilter are perfect for organizing your quilt pieces. At .5mm – these pins are sharp and will never leave holes behind in your fabric. As an added bonus, the pinheads are heat resistant up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 104 hexagon shaped pins come in a reusable storage box.
And in this case, that box adds the awe factor. How cute is this???
These are due to arrive in April and would be a great addition to any Mother’s Day promotion!