New from Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis Quilts

This combination of bright, luscious, and relaxing fabrics brings to mind a tropical oasis! This fun little mini, which has a nod toward the traditional log cabin block, stitches up quickly, and is the perfect size to hang on the wall or to decorate a table. This quilt finishes at 21-3/4″ x 30-3/4″.

Soft and lovely, Sachet uses fussy cut small panels and simple piecing to create a charming and easy quilt. Use your favorite large scale prints in place of panels to show them off! Project is shown in Michael Miller’s Vintage Perfumery line. Project finishes at 42″ x 61″.

Colors weave in and out – without getting tangled – in this charming confident beginner level wall hanging (or table topper). Made up of simple strips, Tangled has a clean modern aesthetic that will compliment your decor. Project is shown in Benartex’s Chalk Textures line. Quilt finishes at 21″ x 33″.

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

Project Organizers

Developed by a quilter for a quilter! Look no further for the perfect way to organize your cut fabric stacks and quilt rows. Meet the handmade Seams Sew Me Jumbo Alphabet clips! These sturdy metal clips are a great way to organizing your fabric when working from a quilt pattern. No more Post-It notes that fall off, pins that bend or are hard to see. These clips hold a thick 1″ stack of fabric with easy to see letters and come in a nice tin for easy storage. The Alphabet set is A-Z.

These number clips hold a thick 1″ stack of fabric with easy to see numbers and come in a nice tin for easy storage. The Number set is 1-20.

These are due to arrive the beginning of July, just in time for Shop Hop season.

Rope Basket Kits

Prepping a class has never been easier with these Rope Basket Kits from The Mountain Thread Company. Each kit includes the required cotton rope, a pattern with lots of helpful tips, a heavy duty sewing machine needle, and a link to unlock bonus material on their website.

These are a sewing machine projects. Your sewing machine will need a zigzag stitch and be able to handle sewing something like jeans. 50wt high quality thread is also highly recommended. Sewists should be confident in steps like changing the machine needle, adjusting stitch length and width, and pivoting.

Sew a set of bowls with the Nesting Bowls DIY Rope Basket Kit The convenient stacking of the three nesting bowls makes a beautiful presentation both for gifts and storage. Make your own functional, serviceable bowls and see the possibilities in the craft room, the office, the gift bag, or the toy room. The graduated sizes of the nesting bowls are approximately 4” across the top, 5” across the top, and 6” across the top. Make it even more unique by using up fabric scraps from old projects! This is a sewing machine project.

With the Round Organizer Bowl DIY Rope Basket Kit, you can make one basket for organizing the spaces that need it most! The finished basket is roomy enough for keys, phone, and other pocket treasures – but also works for organizing a tabletop, desk space, craft room, bedside table, shelf, child’s room, spare room, and more. You can vary the dimensions of the project, but the standard round organizer measures about 6-8” across and 3-4” tall.

Sew your very own set of rope coasters and a matching rope storage bowl for them with this Set of Coasters and Basket Rope Basket Kit. These coasters are unique, durable, washable, beautiful – and, best of all – made by you! The kit makes four 4-inch coasters and a 5-inch storage bowl to hold them.

The Set of Five Trinket Bowls Rope Basket Kit sets you up to sew FIVE adorable tiny trinket bowls to customize as you wish. The finished baskets would be the perfect size to hold change, coins, or small jewelry. Expect some variation, but each basket would measure around 3” across and about 1” tall.

The Oval Organizer DIY Rope Basket Kit sets you up to sew one of our most popular designs: the Oval Organizer Basket! This size of basket will make its own uses – collecting keys, holding phones or remote controls, organizing a desktop, or gifting a friend. The finished basket would measure around 5×11” and 3” deep.

Craft THREE rope bowls to customize as you wish with the Set of Three Bowls DIY Rope Basket Kit The finished baskets are the perfect size to hold a watch & other jewelry, some candies, or crafty bits. Each basket would measure 4-5” across and 1” tall.

It’s time now to add HANDLES to your projects with the Basket with Handles DIY Rope Basket Kit. Make a new bread basket, a key corral, or the loveliest craft room storage. Use the introduction of the handle technique as a springboard for future projects with portability in mind. The round basket measures approximately 8-9” across the top and 2-2.5” tall (actual finished dimensions may vary).

These kits are due to arrive next month so place your orders now and add a class to your schedule! Additional rope is available on our website. After all, who can stop at just one???

New from Laura Heine of Fiberworks

Dora-Do is filled with vibrant  greens, yellows and blues, making the Dorado one of the most recognizable fish in the ocean. Dorado’s are known to be the most colorful fish in the sea. They are also known as the Golden One or Mahi Mahi. This quilt finishes to 28″x14″, the perfect size to be the central feature of any grouping.

Pippin, a parrot, will make you smile. His cocked head has so much attitude! Bring this exotic tropical bird into your home to brighten your surroundings and give you the feel of the beautiful jungle outdoors without having to maintain this vibrant bird. Enjoy the beauty of reds, yellows and blues.

Laura is also releasing her own stilleto and collage mat in June.

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

New from Art East Quilting Co.

The name alone is enough to want me to buy the pattern! Puff In Boots is a raw-edge appliqué beginner friendly project. This charming 18″ x 18″ puffin donning rain boots and a hat, can be transformed into a wall hanging, a pillow, or a quilt block. Trace the pattern pieces onto double-stick fusible interfacing, such as Steam-A-Seam 2, and apply them to your fabric. Cut the pieces, place them on a background and fuse them together using an iron. Finally, finish off your project by topstitching the pieces together, and voila! Your creation is complete! The pattern comes with an instructional brochure, four 8.5″ x 11″ pages of pattern pieces printed at 100% scale, an 18″ x 18″ placement guide printed at 100% scale and an 11″ x 17″ color guide printed in full color.

Gone Fishing features Tula Pink’s Tabby Road Déjà Vu Collection for FreeSpirit Fabrics The pattern is perfect for confident piecers who have a knack for precise cutting, diagonal piecing, and matching points. This pattern booklet includes detailed instructions to create a whimsical 90″ x 90″ quilt featuring a cat in a fishbowl design. The pattern is traditionally pieced and comes with fully illustrated diagrams and fabric layout cutting guides to help you make the most of your fabric. The centerpiece of the quilt, the cat in a fish bowl block, measures 40.5″ x 40.5″ and can also be made separately to create a smaller quilt. The quilt design offers ample opportunities for fussy-cutting, making it a fun project for those using Tula’s Tabby Road or other fabrics.

Mini Block Sampler Quilt Pattern Book is a scrap-friendly project perfect for a confident piecer. This collection of 48 quilt blocks, each measuring 6″ x 6″, can be combined in various ways to create a stunning sampler quilt. Designed using traditional piecing techniques, each block has a different difficulty level, ranging from beginner-friendly to challenging. And with three different layout options to choose from, you can customize your quilt to your heart’s content. Whether you want to make the blocks in any order or follow a 48-week schedule, making one block a week, the Mini Block Sampler is a great project to do with friends. If you start at the beginning of the year, the flow of the blocks will correspond to the themes of the calendar year. If you’re new to precision piecing – the pattern includes a detailed overview of the required techniques, such as achieving a perfect 1/4″ seam allowance, diagonal piecing using the Stitch & Flip technique, matching points, and making half-square and half-rectangle triangles. Cutting guide fabric layouts are provided for each block, so you’ll be sure to make the most of your fabric or employ your long-forgotten scraps.

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

New from Quiltworx

Haystack Cookies is already in my cart! This would be the perfect table cloth for my table. The plain squares that accentuate the design are an added plus. I might actually get it done!

This pattern uses the Charm Elements #3 pack.

Maritime Compass showcases a mini compass within the larger one. And don’t you love the pieced ring???

Everything about this quilt is stunning. The eight pointed star center, the tulip style outer ring and the scalloped border makes for an heirloom quality quilt!

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

Cross Stitch by Robin Pickens

Robin Pickens is releasing the last three in her “Seasonal Courier” series. The cross-stitch finishes on 14-count Aida or 28-count Evenweave at approx 5 x 7″ (5-1/2 x 7-3/4″ for 25-count Lugana) and features a robin bird and cheery tulips.

It can also be stitched on Lori Holt Vintage Cross Stitch Cloth or Charles Craft Monaco in Tea Dyed. 13 DMC colors are specified (and listed on the website).

Blue Jay’s Summer

Blackbird’s Autumn:

Cardinal’s Winter was released earlier and is already in stock.

Loving Wishes is an assortment of mini pillows that are the perfect decoration for showers, weddings and Valentines.

The winter version of the series is in stock now. The others are due to arrive early next month so place your orders now.

New from Cut Loose Press™ Patterns

Big Color Balloon by Jean Ann Wright uses just 4 blocks to make this show stopper – the perfect table topper. All the bright colors can be cut from 2-½” strips—what a great pattern to showcase (and use up) strips in your stash. The high contrast between the wide logs and the narrow background strips highlights the center circle to perfection.

The Creative Grids® Skinny 10″Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool is required to make this topper. Since every round is trimmed before the next round is added, perfection is assured!

Franken-Patches by Sarah Fulks is a great stash buster. Or buy packs of 5-inch squares. The blocks are sub-cut after piecing so the finished design is much easier to achieve than you may think!

The instructions are written for an over-sized throw but you can add or delete blocks to make the quilt of your dreams. You may even learn a new technique along the way.

Hexagon Alley adds a modern twist to the traditional hexie blocks. Ann Anderson has designed this stunning quilt by creating rounds of hexies using the markings on the Creative Grids® Hexagon Trim Tool. Four and six-inch hexagons are surrounded by one or two rounds of strips to create this unique design. Combine them with 8-inch hexies and tiny triangles to complete the “alley”.

Ann continued the hexagon design into the quilting which adds that awe factor to this showstopper.

The hexies in this design are pieced with the Creative Grids® Hexagon Trim Tool by Jean Ann Wright. Why not try fussy cutting some of those hexies to create your unique design?

The patterns and rulers are in stock so place your orders now!