New from GE Designs

Exciting News Alert! Gudrun has expanded her enchanting collection with the addition of two “Lil’s” to the line, and they’re stealing our hearts! Crafted with irresistible charm, these patterns are perfect for quilters of all levels. What’s even more delightful? You can create these adorable designs with just a package of 5″ squares, binding, and backing fabric! No fuss, pure joy! Assembling a kit has never been so simple! Whether you’re a teacher introducing students to the magical world of quilting or a seasoned expert, Gudrun’s techniques and rulers make it a breeze. What a fabulous way to dive into creativity and fun!

Saga and Mia can easily be cut with the new Creative Grids Stripology® Quarters Mini ruler that has slits every 1/4″.

Nikki is a great stash buster. Finished sizes include Crib 32in x 48in, Lap 48in x 64in, Twin 64in x 96in, Full 76-1/2in x 102in, Queen 93-1/2in x 102in & King 102in x 102in.


Ariel is a stunning strip quilt. Finished sizes include Crib 38in x 38in, Lap 57in x 76in, Full 76in x 95in & Queen/King 95in x 95in.

Supersized Amalie is a great redesign of an old favorite. This new variation has six available sizes including Crib 37-1/2in x 50in, Lap 50in x 75in, Twin 62-1/2in x 87-1/2in, Full 75in x 100in, Queen 87-1/2in x 100in & King 100in x 100in.

These patterns are oh sew easy if the blocks are cut and trimmed with the Stripology® XL or the Stripology® Squared, both by Creative Grids®.

Phoenix works extremely well with the Creative Grids Stripology® XL. It requires just two shades of fabric for a stunning finish.

All of these patterns are due to arrive in August so place your orders now.

New from The Pattern Basket

This quilt throw by Margot of Pattern Basket is made of two different blocks, the trees and stars. Combined they make a darling throw. Choose Fall or holiday colors, or both! What a great use of 10″ squares!

This row quilt would be great broken down as a block of the month.

Pumpkins and owls – what could be cuter???

Margot makes this complicated looking block doable for anyone.

These patterns are due to arrive in August so place your orders now.

New from Brenda Henning

These new patterns by Brenda Henning feature half rectangles and half-square triangles that are trimmed with her two rulers. Signet appears to be an interlocking tile design but it is actually constructed in columns. The quilt is fat-quarter-friendly. .

Prickly Pear is a striking design using bright colors and low-volume background fabrics. The quilt was constructed using multiple 5” strips of bright fabric.

What a perfect choice for a two-color quilt.

Take Flight is a dramatic design of half-rectangle and half-square triangle units that create a murmuration across the quilt. A rich collection of Hoffman Fabrics Indah Batiks paired with low-volume backgrounds makes this an intriguing look.

Hidden Geese is a fun combination of bright scrappy colors paired with a low-volume background. Using both Left and Right Half Rect units flying geese appear in the background as a secondary pattern.

Swallowtail is an intriguing design that creates movement across the quilt.

Pigeon Toes is a compelling design that creates movement across the quilt.

Spin Off is a simple design of half-rectangle and half-square triangle units. The traditional placement of background and dark fabrics is reversed creating a soft contrast.

Flood Waters is a dramatic design of half-rectangle and half-square triangle units that create a cascade of movement across the quilt. A rich rainbow of colors paired with low-volume backgrounds makes this a refreshing look.

Double Dutch is a modern column design certain to draw your eye. The sample quilt was constructed using Hoffman Fabrics Indah Batiks.

Quatrefoil is a stunning design that gives the impression of curves when only straight seams are sewn. The quilt is fat-quarter-friendly.

Spin Cycle is a bright field of pinwheels in a rainbow of colors. Constructed using a collection of 17 fat eighths, Spin Cycle will brighten any corner of your home.

Brenda’s Half Rect Ruler helps you trim precise half-rectangle triangle units quickly and easily. The finished unit is twice as tall as it is wide, a ratio of 2:1. Create seven different size units from 1.5″ x 2.5″ to 4.5″ x 8.5″ – 1in x 2″ to 4″ x 8″ finished size.

Fabric is first cut into rectangles following the chart provided in the written instructions. The rectangles are then sub-cut into triangles using the markings on the Half Rect Ruler. Once sewn the units are easily trimmed to the exact size desired. The Half Rect Ruler eliminates the need to stress about the challenges of sewing a bias seam. Piecing is a breeze and the units are trimmed to perfection.

Create half-square triangles (HST) in multiple sizes using the same tool. Whichever technique is used in the pattern you choose can be completed with this ruler. Instructions show four different ways to sew HSTs. Method 1 – Create eight half-square triangles out of a set of squares. Method 2 – Cut ready-to-sew sets of triangles from strips. Method 3 – Mark and Sew 1/4 inch seam lines. Method 4 – Trim over-sized HSTs to the correct size. Choose the method that works best for you.

The ruler slides easily over the fabric until pressure is applied. Then, our exclusive gripper holds the fabric in place while cutting, eliminating slipping and miss-cuts! It comes with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions or scan the QR Code printed on the ruler to view a video demonstration.

The patterns are all due to arrive in August so place your orders now.

Jacket Options

The Elemental Coat from Crinkle Dreams by Teresa Coates is a loose-fitting, slightly A-line coat with options!

Choose from full-length, mid-length and cropped length, as well as 3/4 or full-length sleeves. The pattern includes options for adding a hood or collar, and for using a button loop closure. Whether re-purposing quilts, using new fabric combinations or quilt-your-own with coordinating Quilted Element modules, the Elemental Coat pattern is designed to bring quilters into the garment-sewing world and give them the opportunity to let their quilt-making skills shine.

Sizes range from 4/6 to 22/24.

Check out all of the options! Whether you quilt parts of the jacket or choose a stunning print or novelty fabric, you will be the star of the show!

This pattern is due to arrive next month so place your orders now.

Beautiful Bunting Made Easy by Pamela Pereira

Make your mantle the center stage of every holiday. This mantle is decked out for the patriotic holidays, but seasonal buntings would be just as fun. Shown below is the ‘Celebration Bunting Mantle Scarf’ #CLPPPE003 from Cut Loose Press® by Pamela Pereira.

Since the striped wedges are pieced from units cut with the Creative Grids® 22-½ degree ruler, this goes together very quickly. The half and quarter-circle units are then quilted and bound so hanging is a breeze.

The Creative Grids® 22 1/2 degree triangle is required. (There is a shorter version but you need the length of this one to cut the wider wedges on the outside.)

Sew together 8 of these wedges to create the center, half bunting; and two sets of 4 to create the outer quarter-circles.

Since the banners are quilted and bound after piecing, they hang beautifully. Can’t you picture Christmas fabrics with a village or Santa collection on display? Or Halloween fabrics with pumpkins??? The holidays and options are endless.


As the holiday season swiftly approaches, we’re thrilled to invite you to immerse yourself in a world of festivity, wonder, and artistry with none other than the renowned craft expert, Wendy Sheppard. As an artist who has continuously inspired many with her innovative crafting ideas and invigorating design techniques, Wendy is poised to bring us a dash of holiday magic and a hearty dose of festive spirit.

Known for her knack for creating enchanting DIY décor pieces, delectable holiday treats, and much more, Wendy is prepared to usher you into the holiday season with a series of unique, interactive, and immensely enjoyable workshops and events. “Celebrate the Holidays with Wendy Sheppard” promises a line-up that’s brimming with creativity, charm, and the joyous spirit of the holidays.

Inspired by classic carols and holiday memories, this collection of festive designs from popular designer Wendy Sheppard will have you quilting throughout the Christmas season. Enjoy nine beautiful quilts, including cute and cheerful patterns as well as sophisticated seasonal designs you can enjoy all winter long. And the price point is less than the price of most single patterns!

Don’t you love the cover quilt with pieced stars in the center of the star blocks as well as in the sashings? For cat lovers, who doesn’t love a cat peeking through a wreath? And, did you notice that the corners of the red and green quilt are actually pine trees? How cute is that!!!

Sheep and trees are everywhere this season. Wendy has you covered! Did you notice the gingerbread cookies replacing the “O” in JOY? So sweet and the striped, diagonal border sets it off to perfection.

This book is due to arrive this month so place your orders now!

Stunning BOM from Wing and a Prayer

I know the fabric and patterns won’t be available until the end of the year but you are seeing the fabric now and I wanted to make sure you saw how beautiful this quilt is! Why not show it to customers and offer it as a pre-sale so you know how much fabric to order?

Tonga Windsong is a 20-piece batik treat collection featuring the best of nature’s colors. The Windsong BOTM uses 13 specially chosen fabrics that represent the colors of the seasons. Traditional piecing techniques are used in making this 108” square quilt. The quilt blocks were created and colored to represent the warm and cool tones of nature, giving customers the chance to see how a simple change in color can affect the block’s appearance. This twelve-month program offers a variety of block and fabric combinations.

You can see the fabrics used in the background of the shop kit. These fabrics are listed as companions on the Checker website under the pattern or shop kit. They are stunning! Shop kits are limited to one per store. Verification of Windsong Fabric purchase may be required.

I love Fall colors and this line will sell itself but with the addition of the pattern? This is a no-brainer! The Shop Kit is due to arrive at the end of October so you have a couple of months to make the sample before the patterns and fabric arrive.

Hexie Speak Alphabet Book

Hexie Speak – Say it with Hexies is a Design Workbook by Debbie Wendt for creating letters, numbers, punctuation, and borders from hexagon shapes. Pair it with Hex-a-Mini or use the template shapes included in the book. The book includes both upper case and lower case alphabet letters, numbers, and punctuation. Plus 18 horizontal and 15 vertical borders that pair well with personalizing your quilts. The workbook includes 11 patterns and ideas for creating name and word quilts.

A picture is worth a thousand words…just look at the possibilities:

The book includes template shapes but it would be much easier with the template. The Hex-a-Mini is an acrylic template for cutting half hexies, full hexies, triangles, diamonds, edge pieces, and partially pieced hexies. This new MINI is perfect for 2″ strips, charm squares, and scraps. The instructions booklet that is included with the tool shows how to cut the shapes listed and quilt layouts using these shapes. Additional layouts include a Monarch Butterfly, Traditional Butterfly, Race Car/Skateboard, and Pyramid Trees.

Made of: Acrylic
Actual Size: 2in x 4in
Use: Quilting Hexagon Template
Includes: One Tool, Instructions

Everything is due at the end of the month so place your orders now.

New from Doug Leko of Antler Quilt Design

You know anything by Doug Leko is an instant hit. Even though this book won’t be available until this Fall, I wanted you to be aware of it because it is an awesome BOM that you may want to add to your classes the beginning of the year. Chatsworth can be a 12 month BOM or a quilt kit to have available all at one time. There are 12 different pieced blocks, but magic happens in the setting of the quilt!

There are 4 projects included in the book.
Large Quilt: 74” x 88”
Bonus Table Runner: 20” x 68”
Bonus Table Topper: 56” x 56”
Bonus Flying Geese Quilt: 64” x 84”

Doug recommends these companions to aid in making these projects:

Make accurate folded corners every time. Never draw a line for folded corners again! Create perfect folded corners with the Simple Folded Corners ruler from Antler Quilt Design. 12 different sizes to choose from, 1/2in to 6in finished folded corner.

Choose between two methods: Oversize folded corners that are trimmed down, or exact size folded corners with no trimming needed. Easy to ready ruler. No matter what shape you are adding a folded corner to (square, rectangular, triangle), Simple Folded Corners can add them with ease! Use with any pattern calling for folded corners. Remarkably accurate! Simple Folded Corners comes with fully illustrated step by step instructions. Left and Right Handed Instructions given.

Create perfect Braided Flying Geese every time with this foundation paper. Choose between 5 different styles of Flying Geese, from Braided to Traditional and everything in-between!

Flying Geese Finished Size: 8” x 4”
Unfinished Flying Geese Size: 8.5” x 4.5”
50 Sheets Per Pad
Not required for AQD0419 Chatsworth Quilt, but VERY helpful.

Everything will be in stock the beginning of October so you will have plenty of time to get a sample done for the new year.