New from Sallie Tomato

Sallie Tomato has three new patterns that are made from her faux materials and feature her hardware as well. She has recently added zippers and webbing to her line. And, of course, it is all available to quilt shop owners on the Checker Distributors website.

The Jessica bag has an iconic silhouette and simple design that is beginner friendly to make! This baguette bag is petite but also spacious enough to hold essentials. It pairs effortlessly with everything in your closet. This pattern was inspired by the decade Jess was born in and also the actress and fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker.

The Kristin tote bag has a sleek silhouette and simple design that is beginner-friendly to make! This tote is spacious on the inside and a blank canvas on the outside, eager to feature embellishments or printed fabrics. This pattern was inspired by the Kristin Davis, and the character she played who was traditional, fashionable, bright and optimistic!

This bag is an adorably small crossbody purse or wrist bag. It’s a quick project to sew and an easy way to master the mini-handbag trend. Toss one on with your favorite athleisure outfit for errands, or carry it with you on your next night out. You’ll love this bag’s lightweight, hands-free design while on the go.

All of these patterns are due to arrive the first part of December. Wouldn’t the pattern, hardware, and specialty material make a great gift???

New Block of the Month from Bonnie Sullivan

This new BOM from Bonnie Sullivan of All Through the Night will be shipping around the first of the year. Bonnie appliqued wool on her high quality flannel for a vintage, dramatic look. With 9 blocks in the series, you will definitely be able to finish it in a year! The blocks are 16″ square so the embroidery and appliques have room to shine.

It is gorgeous on a light background as well.

This the background that Bonnie used. It’s Espresso Windowpane Woolies Flannel from Maywood Studio. Yes it is a subtle plaid….

Valdani offers an assortment of her favorite Pearl Cottons so you will be ready to stitch.

Having handwork is such a joy! We know this is going to be popular so place your orders now!

New from Robin Pickens

I LOVE this! It is stunning using a dark background! The Posies table runner and placemats are based on Robin’s Ring Around the Posies flowers. The lovely bloom of flowers on your tabletop are made from Charm Pack 5″ squares or Fat Eighths of fabric. This is also great for scraps! Table runner sized 42 1/2″ x 14 1/2″ and each of the 4 placemats is 18 1/2″ x 13 1/2″.

Check out the version done with a lighter background.

Use a charm pack, layer cake, or fat quarters to make this quilt of curves that radiate out from a center square. The background is just as important as the prints with 3 background colors adding movement and contrast. Make as a small wall quilt or larger lap size. Consider optional curved corners. Paper template included but a Creative Grids® Circle Savvy Ruler is recommended in instructions with notes on which ruler cut lines to use for this project.

Robin is a big fan of the Creative Grids® Circle Savvy Tool.

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

New from Bird Brain Designs

A Garden of Summer flowers stitched on dotted fabric adds whimsy to the flavor of your pillow which is filled with the blooming flowers of Summer

Simplify showcases blue-work embroidery featuring a patchwork quilt airing on a clothesline in a peaceful and whimsical garden.

Don’t you love this bold and beautiful blackwork pillow with embroidery complementing the wildflower nosegays printed on the fabric?

Celebrate each season of the year with this design! With the change of each season, your little redwork pillow will take center stage in your home decorating and honoring the season

Home is where your Heart is! Celebrate your home with a bluework pillow.

A petitie stitcher’s cottage. Clever garden planters & whimsical flowers add to this “sew” sweet little house.

These patterns are also available as machine embroidery patterns. Check our website for those options. All of these patterns are due to arrive later this month so order now.

New from Deb Heatherly and Cut Loose Press

What a great scrap quilt! Just 12 fat quarters or 3 yards of scraps, plus the borders, binding and backing is all you need to create this stunning quilt.

Deb lives in the Great Smoky Mountains and says that in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, this was called a postcard quilt because quilters used a postcard for the template to cut the pieces for this quilt. Don’t you love that little bit of history? Now the Creative Grids® 3 ½” wide ruler make cutting these pieces easy as pie!

What a great scrap quilt! The quilt is made with just two alternating blocks. Since one of those blocks is the hourglass or quarter-square triangle, the alternating pieced four-patch block looks like they are set on point. This adds a dramatic element to the quilt that is oh sew easy to achieve!

Another great scrap quilt! Just 12 quarter yard cuts or 3 yards of scraps, plus the four B’s: background, borders, binding and backing is all you need to create this stunning quilt. Since the points are made with the Creative Grids® Strippy Star Tool, they float so every point is perfect, every time. The Creative Grids® Cat’s Cradle Tool is used to make the nine-patch variation in the center of each block. What a great way to learn how to use both tools and make an heirloom quality quilt along the way!

Don’t you love the way Deb has extended the star points into the middle border?

Everything is in stock so place your orders now.

Patchwork Christmas Now in 2 Sizes

Judi Madsen’s best selling pattern, Patchwork Christmas, is now available as a wall hanging, mini quilt, and pillows in this new pattern. You are going to love piecing and quilting these beautiful quilts. Included in the pattern are both sizes of the small quilts, the quilting instructions for the wall hanging, and the information on how to make two adorable mirrored pillows. This pattern is fat quarter, fat eighth, and stash buster friendly.

The original Patchwork Christmas is a fabulous pattern with full color instructions and will end up being one of your favorite pieced quilts for the Christmas season. Judi used fat quarters from her stash and a little yardage to complete this 72″ x 72″ project.

The original is available now, the wall hanging, the beginning of December.

New from Primrose Cottage

Don’t you love these little cross stitch designs? They are so cute as shown, tucked among the holiday decor!

They would make great gifts for quilting friends as kits with pattern, floss, and linen. Or make them up as pin cushions for your friendship group. What a lovely, thoughtful gift!

The patterns are due to arrive in November so place your orders now!

New from By Annie

These are three new patterns By Annie and “reboots” of two favorites! You know if they are By Annie, they are quality through and through! Minimal supplies and just a little bit of time are all you need to make this simple wallet in three versions: one pocket, two pocket, and three pocket.

Use them to organize and carry cash, credit cards, loyalty cards, coupons, and more. Tuck in a gift card as a perfect gift for anyone on your list! The wallets are sized to fit in a pocket or small purse and have a flap with a hook & loop closure for secure storage.

Carry all the essentials in this streamlined wallet/purse in two sizes. Each purse features a flap that folds over and closes easily with hidden magnetic snaps. Multiple pockets inside and out make organization easy and are sized to carry everything from money and credit cards to a phone or checkbook.

A slip pocket on the exterior back is perfect for quick access to a phone, keys, shopping list, or other small items.Inside are several additional pockets: a small zippered pocket for coins, makeup, or other small items; a larger zippered pocket for currency or other larger items you want to keep safe and secure; and an even larger slip pocket which is perfect for a phone or checkbook!

Hidden between the interior zippered pockets and the slip pocket is another small compartment — it’s a good spot for a shopping list or keys! And beyond the slip pocket is another hidden pocket unit with slots to hold credit cards, room keys, loyalty cards, cash, and more.

Use the adjustable, detachable strap to carry the purse over the shoulder, crossbody, or around the waist. Or detach the strap and carry it as a clutch. Extra-easy to make, assembly of these stylish purses involves no quilting and NO bindings.

Hit the courts in style with this backpack designed to carry rackets, balls, gear, and more. It’s perfect for anyone who travels or has an active lifestyle. You’ll love its large easily-accessible interior. Slip and zippered pockets plus expanding dividers organize everything from personal needs to water bottles. Carry with quick-grab handles or use the adjustable padded straps to carry as a backpack. A trolley sleeve on back makes travel extra easy!

NOTE: This project has many pieces and multiple layers so is recommended for intermediate to advanced sewists using a sewing machine that can handle bulk. Courtside is an involved project that makes a great class for intermediate to advanced sewists. Students need a machine that can handle bulk, so it won’t be appropriate for many small take-to-class machines.

We recommend that students read the pattern and watch the Add-on Videos before coming to class. To make best use of class time, we also recommend that they come to class with everything cut out and labeled for their project and that they complete the basic steps to cut and quilt the fabrics for the project.

So, they should complete all of step I. Cut and Quilt on pages 2 and 3 BEFORE coming to class.

Pretty and practical, these zippered bags with side handles and diagonal borders are quick and easy to make. The pattern includes complete instructions for bags in three sizes. They make great gifts!

SMALL: This smart bag will carry your most important beauty supplies or other personal items and will fit easily in many purses or bags.

MEDIUM: Not too small and not too big, this bag fits neatly into a larger purse or your favorite tote and will carry and protect a variety of supplies.

LARGE: For more than the basics, this spacious bag holds bottles, brushes, and more. Use it to organize a diaper bag or use more masculine fabrics to make a great toiletry bag for a guy.

Ditty Bags 2.0 is an update of our popular Ditty Bags pattern which was originally released in 2012. In addition to greatly improving the illustrations, we updated the instructions to make assembly easier and included instructions for working with directional fabrics. We put handles on both ends and changed the border to a diagonal border, adding the option of embellishing the border with decorative ribbon. We slightly tweaked some of the measurements and improved the process of attaching the Bag Sides to make a bag that ends up nice and square and stands up easily.

Carry lunch (or daily needs) in style in these compact yet roomy bags! Each features a zip-around, gusseted closure and sturdy base. Outer slip pockets and interior mesh pockets hold an ice pack, napkins, utensils, and more. ByAnnie’s Soft and Stable gives great stability, provides insulation for contents, and ensures that the bag will look great after repeated use/laundering.

The bags are also perfect for storing an iron at home or carrying it to class. The small bag will hold a mini iron such as the Oliso Mini and the large will fit many standard home irons. Be sure to measure your iron before sewing.

Out to Lunch 2.0 is an update of our popular Out to Lunch pattern which was originally released in 2016. In addition to improving the illustrations, we added a second size, updated the instructions to make assembly easier, improved the process of attaching the side panels to each side, and
added hardware to the handles which gives the option of attaching a carrying strap.

You will LOVE this new version!

There are Add-on Videos™ available for these patterns. The Add-on Videos™ are specially designed to support specific parts of the patterns and help the customer learn our best techniques. They don’t replace the patterns — it will enhance their sewing experience. To support local quilt shops, related paper patterns include a coupon for the value of the Add-on Video. This is a $5.00 value. Customers can then use the coupon to get the video for free on the website.

All of these patterns are due to arrive any day so place your orders now!