I love this collaboration between Nancy Halvorsen and Just Another Button Company. Together they have brought something truly special to the world of quilting. It’s an exquisite button collection that pairs seamlessly with Nancy’s book series, adding a whimsical charm that makes every project simply irresistible. These buttons are the perfect embellishments for the Block of the Month quilt series. Complete each block to stitch together a masterpiece that embodies both creativity and collaboration. Don’t miss out on the chance to transform your quilting experience with these unique touches!
Midnight Manor Combo:
The button kit includes all the buttons you need to complete all three projects in the book.
Harvest Acres Combo:
Buttons for both projects:
Schoolhouse Haven Combo:
Buttons for both projects:
Mistletoe Crossing Combo:
Button pack for all four projects:
Frost Hill Combo:
These buttons will complete all five projects:
Loveland Cottage Combo:
These buttons will complete all of the projects in the booklet:
The booklets are in stock now. The button packs will be in next month so place your orders now!
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.
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.
If you’re a quilter looking for new and exciting patterns to add to your collection, you won’t want to miss the latest designs from Whirligig Designs! Chris Hoover, the creative mind behind Whirligig Designs, has been wowing quilters with her stunning Block of the Month quilts for years, and her latest offerings are no exception.
The Asterios pattern is a bold and graphic design that will make a statement in any room. With clever use of negative space and intricate details, this quilt is sure to impress.
Calgary is a beautiful ode to the Canadian city of the same name. This quilt features a stunning array of colors and patterns, reminiscent of the vibrant culture of Calgary.
Kodiak is a nod to the majestic wildlife found in Alaska’s Kodiak Island. This quilt features intricate applique designs of bears and fish, set against a stunning mountain landscape.
Prickly Pears is a playful and whimsical design that is perfect for summer. This quilt features bright colors and adorable cactus and succulent motifs.
Vortex is a striking design that uses a unique combination of shapes and colors to create a mesmerizing effect. This quilt is perfect for anyone looking to make a statement with their quilting.
No matter which designs you choose, you can trust that Whirligig Designs patterns are always of the highest quality. With clear instructions and beautiful illustrations, these patterns are easy to follow and produce stunning results.
So why not add one (or more!) of these beautiful patterns to your quilting collection today? Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or just starting out, Whirligig Designs has something for everyone.
These patterns are due to arrive next month so place your orders now.
Lamb Farm Designs has created the perfect block of the month quilt but if you are an over achiever, you can dive right in! This book is reminiscent of all things summer on the farm. The book includes bonus instructions for 8 different projects based on the blocks in the cover quilt. Fat quarter friendly. Great for a confident beginner. Directions step by step with great graphics and all pressing directions included.
A shop guide is also available that includes cutting instructions for kits, recipes, and other tips to share in class. This shop guide is for the instructor. Everyone making the quilt or participating needs their own copy of the book.
Goulish Tidings is the same concept, different season!
This pattern includes all instructions to make the cover quilt plus bonus instructions to make 4 variations of stuffed pumpkins.
Both versions are due to arrive later this month so place your orders now!
This newest pattern series by Whole Country Caboodle is simply darling. You can purchase the pattern that includes instructions for the pillow wrap and cover along with applique templates and layouts. The pillow measures 13″ x 18 1/2″. The pillow wrap measures 9″ 30″.
All of the pillow wraps are available as kits which include instructions, precut fused applique, notions, fabric, single sided fusible foam batting, ric rac, Velcro, and a tea towel for the pillow cover.
All of the appliques are also available as a package. Check our website for all of the options. They are all due to arrive next month so place your orders now.
I have been writing this newsletter since the very first issue, and this is the first time I have seen a block of the month series with ALL 12 patterns in the top 100 on the Checker website! Why? Because Nancy has thought of everything! Each reasonably priced booklet features a center block with a monthly theme surrounded by three different pieced blocks. Each month, your customers can make a wall hanging that all measure the exact same size.
If that is not enough eye candy, the center blocks and one of each pieced block can be sewn into a beautiful throw. Talk about options! And, as always, Checker carries everything you need right down to the button packets for each month. Why not order them all and offer a discount if they buy all of the booklets in the beginning?
See what’s happening On Wander Lane this month with Schoolhouse Haven On Wander Lane by Art to Heart. This 8-1/2″ x 11″ pattern offers a block of the month stand alone quilt measuring 30″ square, plus six additional projects including an additional appliqué and pieced quilt, a table topper, a pot holder, pillows, mini quilt and mug rug! The main appliqué block and one each of the three pieced border blocks is used to make the large “On Wander Lane” BOM quilt measuring 60″ x 72″. There’s lots of fun happening On Wander Lane!
The remaining books in the series offer the same potential.
These books are due to arrive in January so schedule a class now.
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.
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:
BOHO Blooms is a five part block of the month that is just genius! Each part can stand alone or complete them all to create a 70 inch square of work of art! The first four panels measure 25-1/2″ x 41-1/2″. The fifth block – The Butterfly is the center 14″ square that provides the center of this heirloom. Add a border – or borders – if desired to make it fit the space.
Block #5 and Putting it all together:
The Gypsy Quilter® Appli-Fuse Mats are the perfect companion for this technique.
These mats come in four different sizes – in this case – the bigger the better!
Blocks 4 and 5 are expected to arrive later this month so ask your customers who would like the entire series so you can order them now!