In Make It Mini, Beverley McCullough has designed 13 small quilts with a splash of embroidery that are sure to make you smile.
The projects within the book are just as sweet. I love the way she continued the hexie design into the background.
The center would be a great place to embroider a birth announcement.
What a cute addition to a child’s room.
This would be a sweet display for Valentine’s Day as well as Spring:
What a great Summer topper:
This book is due to arrive next month. It would make a great basis for a series of classes. Why not follow up with a series of machine quilting classes, teaching a different design on each mini? The possibilities are endless.
If you’re looking for creative ways to use your scraps to make spectacular quilts, look no further. Annie’s popular designers have created a collection of quilts that will inspire you to dive into your scrap bins and start sewing. From traditional to modern, there are designs for everyone.
This book features nine different quilts and retails for under $10,00. Now that’s a bargain! And just look at a few of my favorites:
Donna Robertson and Fran Morgan co-founders of Fabric Café, known for their signature 3-yard quilt method announce a new pattern book, Make it Christmas With 3-Yard Quilts! The easy-to-understand, quick-to-sew quilt patterns take the guesswork out of fabric selection helping quilters achieve beautiful quilts quickly and simply.
This book features 8 festive designs which include instructions for all 3 sizes of the lap, twin, and queen/king quilts. Donna says, “In this busy world, making time for the things we love is important. Quilters love knowing they get faster quilting results with this easy quilting method. The demands for more 3-yard quilt patterns continues to grow!”.
Here are the 8 quilts featured in the book as well as larger images of a few of my favorites!
This book is due to arrive in June, just in time for the new Christmas fabrics that will be arriving!
Amy Barickman is re-releasing her Vintage Notions book which was inspired by a correspondence school in Scranton, Pennsylvania. This school existed over 100 years ago!
In her words: This book is an inspirational guide and creative collection that features needlework, cooking, sewing, fashion, and fun. It was inspired by the wisdom of Mary Brooks Picken, a pioneer in the domestic arts and international authority on dressmaking and fashion. Mary’s sole purpose, which resonated so deeply with me, was to educate women, encourage their entrepreneurial spirit, and elevate the value of their work. Mary’s name may not be familiar to you now, but in these pages you will be charmed by her vision and inspired by her blueprint for living a simple, fulfilling life.
In Vintage Notions, I join creative forces with a previous era to preserve Mary’s work and showcase it alongside my own extensive collection of vintage textiles, needlework, illustrations, and memorabilia, for a new generation of sewing and crafting sisters. The book features: – Inspirational essays and projects for each month of the year – Seasonal recipes and decorating ideas – Four storage pockets one for each season – Twelve Magic Patterns easy-to-make, chic sewing projects – Vintage timeless advice on health, character, beauty, style, fashion, parenting, communication, friendship, spirituality, community – Glossary of Stitches with 28 illustrated hand embroidery stitches.
Amy has also released a series of YouTube videos – one for each month that provides additional insight into each chapter.:
With the holidays fast approaching, wouldn’t it be great to have some of these books on hand to pair up with the pre-cut packs in your inventory? What a great gift combo!
Charming Jelly Roll Quilts includes 8 patterns plus a bonus pattern and is so reasonably priced, it will fly off the shelves!
Who can resist a perfectly coordinated and fun-filled fabric charm pack? Now make the most of your growing collection with projects designed with the charm pack lover in mind. Sew colorful and bright quilt projects, each using only one charm pack, one extra fabric, and a background fabric. All 18 projects come in two colorway options with easy to follow instructions and illustrations. Finished creations have multiple uses! Projects are perfectly sized for a baby or child, but also make for unique house decor as table toppers, wall hangings, or the perfect gift for friends and loved ones. Plus, you’ll never need another excuse to keep buying those irresistibly fun charm packs!
Fat quarters are the most popular and versatile pre-cut fabric. Folded up neatly at the store, they call to every quilter and ask to be brought home to your stash. Random fat quarters can be pulled together to make amazing “planned scrappy” quilts. A fat quarter bundle, on the other hand, is a great way to sample an entire line of fabric without waiting at the cutting counter. With more possibilities than other pre-cuts, it can be difficult to imagine a design and get stitching–but not for these talented designers! Whether it’s a curated collection or random fat quarters you’ve been collecting, there are 12 creative designs you can turn to again and again.
Three different quilts in one book – all made with the same Creative Grids ruler (Item #CGRTKAL45), one 40 pack of 2 1/2 inch strips, and your choice of background, accent, and binding fabric! Dresden Plate Quilts includes three different variations of the Dresden plate block: one pointed, one round and a split for three times the fun! This 16 page full color booklet gives step by step instructions to make all three.
At this writing, all of these books are in stock so order today!
Eleanor Burns’s new Diamond Log Cabin book features the Creative Grids® 60 Degree Diamond Ruler by Krista Moser to create a traditional diamond log cabin. Or, right before the holidays, create a tree skirt that is too pretty to cover with presents!
Don’t you love the angled opening?
But after looking at the possibilities, why not do both???
This hew 20-page book from Donna Robertson and Fran Morgan of Fabric Cafe features 8 quilt designs written for 3 sizes- Lap, Twin, and Queen/King. A lap kit requires 3, 1-yard cuts; a Twin uses 2 lap kits, Queen/King uses 4 lap kits.
These simple but dramatic quilts can be made in a matter of hours and the book is so reasonably priced, everyone will want one! The book is due to arrive at the end of this month so place your orders now.
Woodworking and quilting are a match made in heaven. And it is no surprise that many quilters are married to woodworkers. Who better to appreciate the detail and artistry of the craft? Troy Murrah is an expert carpenter – and the son of the late Judy Murrah, a renowned quilt artist who passed away in 2017. He wrote this book to honor her.
Discover a fresh, new woodcraft that consists of cutting and piecing together wooden quilt blocks to make elaborate yet accessible wall hangings, decor, and more! Wood Mosaic Projects covers the basics for reinventing traditional quilt designs from wood. Featuring tips on selecting patterns, cutting pieces to fit snuggly, adding color, and putting it all together, this exciting new hobby is intriguing, original, and sustainable!
I love the three dimensional effect of these blocks.
The book is due to arrive next month. I bet you already have customers in mind. Can you imagine a wooden replica of a quilt hanging above the bed??? Martha Stewart would be in awe…..