Carolina Moore Shines

This quilt is perfectly sized to hang on your door instead of a wreath for those summer holidays. It is easy enough to complete in a day since the stars are made with the Creative Grids® Strippy Stars Tool . Make quick and simple stars without needing to square up endless half-square triangles! With the simple design of this quilt, pick fun fabrics to add extra interest.

Patriot Quilt
Creative Grids Strippy Stars Tool 5in x 7-1/2in Quilt Ruler

Use the Creative Grids® 4in Curvy Log Cabin Ruler to make the curved portions of this scrappy pumpkin table runner! A fun project that can be made in a day, this pumpkin table runner is perfect for fall. Use scrappy harvest-colored fabrics combined with a simple background fabric for a table runner that makes a statement!

Scrappy Pumpkin Table Runner
Creative Grids 4in Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool

This English Paper Pieced Tree Skirt is beautifully hand-pieced using the traditional EPP method. Instructions for glue basting, sewing, and adding a facing are included in the pattern.
An EPP-facing method is used to finish the edges of the tree skirt, keeping the scallop-like edge without needing to bind non-right angles. Instructions are also provided for trimming the edges so that the tree skirt can be bound traditionally.

Next Year's Tree Skirt

Make a dent in your scraps with a quilt that celebrates your love of fabric scraps! Just a yard and a quarter of background fabric, and a single roll of 2 1/2″ wide Scrap Tape turn a pile of scraps into your new favorite quilt. Sewing scraps onto Scrap Tape is a meditative experience—you’ll love digging to the bottom of your scrap bin and remembering projects from the past as you give these scraps a second life in a quilt! You can curate your scraps in a certain color or set of colors, or go wild with all your favorite scraps!

Scrappy Heart
The Scrappiest Quilt

For those of you who are not familiar with Scrap Tape: The best thing about scrap tape is that it stabilizes the grain line-making all your scraps usable and your strips nice and straight. Make unique 2-1/2″ strips using fabric scraps. Construct with a stitch and flip method, then trim to size. Scrap Tape washes away with water when your project is complete.

Gypsy Quilter Scrap Tape 2-1/2in x 25yds

These patterns are due to arrive next month so place your orders now.

New BOM from Bonnie Sullivan

Bonnie Sullivan is releasing her new wool on flannel block of the month and it was worth the wait! Each pattern can stand along as a wall hanging, pillow or framed but when you combine them all it is magical!

There are eight reasonably priced patterns in the series. Each pattern includes other finishing ideas as well as a pic of the entire project.

Simple Blessings Part 1
Simple Blessings Part 2
Simple Blessings Part 3
Simple Blessings Part 4
Simple Blessings Part 5
Simple Blessings Part 6
Simple Blessings Part 7
Simple Blessings Part 8

You may want to take pre-orders from your customers so they can order them all. They will be arriving next month so place your orders now. Don’t forget to order the black stripe flannel from Maywood Studio, Charcoal Stripe Flannel #F18508M-JK that she used as well:

Charcoal Stripe Flannel

You know they will want exactly what Bonnie used!

Jigsaw Puzzles as Art

My family loves jigsaw puzzles so I can’t wait to share these with them. The quality looks amazing. In their words: Bring the family together while enjoying famous art! This puzzle features 1,000 pieces made with high-quality blue board pieces with a fabulous drawstring cotton bag to store your pieces. The gorgeous box opens to reveal a gold foiled inspirational quote with a magnetic closure. Artist history and interesting information are featured on the back. Your puzzle can be displayed with either the bookend spine or front face. Monarque’s giftable puzzles are available in 12 beautiful images featuring world-renowned artists.


Everything about these puzzles is quality!

Water Lilies
Garden Bridge
Laurel Burch Fantasticats Puzzle
Mary Lake Dogs Puzzle
O'Keeffe Petunia Puzzle

To see the entire collection, visit our website: Monarque

Home Gnome

These little guys make darling placemats any time of year. At 12-1/2 inches, they are plenty big enough to hold a plate and a drink! I have shown the back of the pattern as well so you can order your preferred batting, etc. when you order the patterns. They are due to arrive next month and would be great sellers during a shop hop. From Susie C. Shore Designs.

Home Gnomes
Home Gnomes

Why not bundle some fat quarters in coordinating fabrics to make this an easy option for your customers?

Ricky Tims etc.

Ricky Tims is a true renaissance man. Most of you know him because of his vibrant hand dyed colors and quilts with a modern flair. But did you know he also co-wrote a children’s chapter book?

Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window
Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window

The story showcases Granny’s sampler quilt which is a companion book that includes all of the instructions to make it.

Granny's 1930's Sampler

What a great set that could inspire the next generation to quilt.

Ricky is also a gifted pianist and composer. Two of his recordings are now available through Checker.

Alone With My Thoughts Music CD
Christmas In A Small Town Music CD

Why not play this music in your shop? All of these items are available now so place your orders!

Pizzazz by Deb Heatherly

Deb posted this quilt on Facebook and I immediately fell in love. Even though there is the illusion of curves, they are actually cut and sewn using the Creative Grids® 2 Peaks in 1 (CGR2P1) tool. Combining blocks made with the Kitty Cornered Tool creates a stunning secondary pattern. The pattern includes fabric requirements for three different sizes from topper to queen.

Creative Grids Kitty Cornered Ruler
Creative Grids 2 Peaks in 1 Triangle Quilt Ruler

Deb has had several hundred people make this quilt in her Grids Girl program. She sent me some pictures from those students:

Debbie Patterson:

Aleesa Kobi

Betsy McDonald

Cacia Orser

What would your student’s quilts look like? What a great class! The pattern is due to arrive this month so place your order now.

Amy Barickman is Back

Amy Barickman is back with another clothing pattern, that is. She is known for her loosely constructed garments that offer multiple options. In her words: The AnyTime Topper will appeal to quilters, as well as those who sew apparel. This loose-fitting, versatile style can go from casual to a cocktail party depending on fabric choice. The quick and easy construction, as well as comfortable style, will inspire makers to construct multiple versions of this design. The 8 pages, full-color fold-out format includes versions photographed in wovens, quilt cotton, knits, rayon, and toweling yardage as well as specific tips and techniques working with those substrates. Clever options for upcycling fabrics like bandanas or a tablecloth are also featured. The pattern includes two sizes (S-XL) (2X-3X), with mid-hip and three-quarter length options.

AnyTime Topper

I included a picture of the back of the pattern so you could see the longer length which would be so flattering, no matter what body type you are!

This pattern is due to arrive at the beginning of April, so place your orders now.

AnyTime Topper

Zoid – The Cutting Edge

Zoid offers a full line of cutting tools: rotary cutters, blades, mats and rulers – all in their signature blue.

The rotary cutters come in multiple sizes from 28mm to 60mm. All include the quick change feature that we know and love. They also offer 9mm and 18mm snap knives as well as an art knife.

ZOID 45mm Rotary Cutter with Grip

The replacement blades come in all sizes and offer a variety of quantities in each pack.

ZOID 45mm Rotary Refill 1pk

The mats come in four different sizes from 6″ x 9″ to 24″ x 36″.

ZOID 24in x 36in Self-Healing Mat Cyan Purple

The rulers are available in 4 different sizes, 3 rectangles and a 6 1/2″ square.

ZOID 6-1/2in x 12in Non-Slip Ruler

They have also included the most popular size of scissors.

ZOID 9in Fabric Scissors with Grip

The entire line is due in the warehouse later this month. Check out our website for details.

Tabletastic 3 by Doug Leko

In his own words: Tabletastic! 3 is the 3rd and final of a Trio of Table Runner and Topper Books. 20 New Table Runners and Toppers patterns – 14 Table Runner & 6 Toppers Each Project shown in 2 Colorways! Great for using up your Precuts & Scraps! (10″ Square, 2.5″ Strip, 5″ Square F8, and FQ friendly patterns). The full color book also comes with a metal spiral binding, it will lay nice and flat while you use it.

Tabletastic 3!

This book is due to arrive in June, just in time for Shop Hop season! It joins his other two popular books in this series:

Tabletastic 2!

Why not set up a display with the books and precuts? The first two books are in stock now. Place your orders for the new one so you get it as soon as it arrives!

Cut Loose Press™ Videos

Karla Alexander has created several top-selling Cut Loose Press™ patterns that feature her Creative Grids® Spiderweb Ruler (CGRKA6) in incredibly creative ways. But did you know that she has videos to show just how easy it is to cut and sew these masterpieces?

The latest video supports her newest pattern called Crazy Love. Don’t you love the name? The four letters are all pieced individually after the angles are cut with the Creative Grids® Spiderweb Ruler. The width of each letter doesn’t matter. The sashing strips can be adjusted by trimming them after the letters are pieced so they are all the same height.

What a great shower or wedding gift. At 18 x 53 inches it would make a statement hanging above a bed. Warning: once you watch the video, you will have to make one! Video

Crazy Love

The same technique is used in her Crazy Christmas Tree pattern. Try it in Fall colors or deep greens for a cabin theme decor.

Crazy Christmas Trees

Here is the link to the Crazy Christmas Tree video.

And, last but not least, Coffee Break can be personalized by quilting the names of friends and family on the cups.

Coffee Break

This one is just as easy. The saucer, cup and handle are created separately and then sewn together: video

Once you learn how these are done, Crazy Hearts is easy. This one doesn’t have a video but uses the same great techniques shared in the other videos and patterns.

Crazy Hearts

Don’t you love funky and fun? Why not kits these and start a series of classes? Sharing the video links with your students will guarantee success. Everything is in stock so place your orders now.