Trick or Treat Bags

Wouldn’t this be a great parent/child class? I’m sure they would want to make a different version for every trick or treater in the family! With four choices, they will have a hard time choosing! If you have any glow in the dark fabric, that would certainly add that awe factor!

Pumpkin Tote Bag
Cat Tote Bag
Ghost Tote Bag

The designs are created with 2 1/2″ strips so they go together very quickly. Each bag finished at approximately 13 inches square. The patterns for these ghoulish delights will be available early next month!

Monster Tote Bag

Gift Card Ornaments

Gift-giving has never been easier! These delightful ornament bags, designed by Rachel’s of Greenfield, are just the right size for gift cards or other treasures of your choice. Each envelope-style ornament bag has a different decoration on the front and fastens on the back with an old-fashioned figure-eight closure. The kit includes woolfelt®, embroidery floss, and gold string plus precise patterns, and complete instructions to make 6 gift bags.

Gift Bag Ornaments Kit

There are lots of kits to choose from.

Kit Warm Feet Ornaments
Christmas Critters Ornament Kit
Kit Warm Hands Mitten Ornaments
Charcoal Mittens Kit

These kits are a great way to keep those mask makers engaged. This is my plan:

This year I made GALLONS of Chex mix, filled quart jars, and put them in gift bags. My children and grandchildren had a ball leaving these gifts on the doorsteps of friends and on the desks of their favorite teachers. Hopefully, we will be able to celebrate the holidays this year up close and personal, but we want to continue the tradition. I drew squares the size of each woolfelt piece onto freezer paper. Then, I traced the templates for that color within the square. Since my family and friends are making multitudes of these, we can run as many copies of the template sheets as we have kits – and only have to trace them once. Now, the instructions say to trace the templates right onto the wool felt, but ironing the freezer paper onto the woolfelt with a warm iron was much faster. Why not provide a template sheet to your customers as that “value-added” bonus with the purchase of each kit?

This Gypsy Quilter Appliqué Freezer Paper is over-sized and worked well!

Gypsy Quilter Freezer Paper 12in x 15in Heavy Weight 40ct

And, what great handwork while sitting in front of a fire…..

Stunning Quilts by Quiltworx

These quilts and table runner are absolutely beautiful so I am going to let them tell you in their own words….

Mermaids Tale was designed by Judy and Brad Niemeyer and was built using blocks from the Cattail Mixer series, including the Shimmering Star block and the Star Shower border. It also includes a C border, which does not include any foundation paper piecing. These instructions are broken down by groups, referred to as Groups A, B, & C. Size 68 x 68.

Mermaids Tale


Frozen Fountain includes four sections referred to as Groups A, B, C, and D. The A group is a diamond block referred to as the Ice Crystal Star, the B group squares up the diamonds and is referred to as Icicles, the C group is an on-point border group called Satin and Lace, and the D group square up the on-point design to create a 99-inch square queen size quilt. This pattern incorporates all of Quiltworx’s latest techniques as well.

Frozen Fountain Queen


The Spice Rack was designed as a beginner pattern to introduce quilters to paper piecing. The project is fast, uses only straight-lined foundation piecing and assembly, employs simple cutting techniques, and is an affordable and fun way to jump into your first paper piecing project. It is meant to make those new to the process find confidence, understanding and success. Size 75 x 97

Spice Rack

The Prism Table Runner is a design inspired by an idea of Certified Instructor, Joanne Wearing, hoping for a table runner workshop that utilized the Prismatic Star block, which would be available for a one day workshop. This pattern is the result. If this is the first time you’ve done a Quiltworx pattern, you will learn foundation paper strip piecing techniques for lone star diamonds and also striped borders along with the use of cutting templates, smart corners, and TRP lines. Size 22 x 65.

Prism Table Runner

These are all due to arrive in January so order them now!

Machine Quilting Help

Whether you are on a longarm or domestic machine, quilting is all about muscle memory! This new fabric panel by RGA Designs has printed quilting designs so you can practice the motions – with guidance – until you are ready to step out on your own!

Machine Skillbuilder Filler Finesse

The Skillbuilder Filler Finesse Fabric Panel measures 36″ x 45″ so 15 panels come on a bolt. These 100% Cotton Printed panels feature 27 colorful designs for free motion quilting (FMQ) practice. Hooks, lines, swirls, arcs, s-curves, loops, and feathers are included in a variety of patterns. Subtle directional arrows – printed right on the fabric – will have you quilting like a pro in no time.

This newest panel is the perfect companion to the two other Skillbuilder panels available through RGA Designs:

Machine Quilting Skillbuilder 1 15 Panels Per Bolt
Machine Quilting Skillbuilder 2 15 Panels Per Bolt

January is the month when everyone resolves to finish their UFO’s so why not offer a class. This would be a great zoom class! All of the participants could order the book and panel. Then they could quilt along at home where they have plenty of room while you share helpful tips and tricks with them.

Skillbuilder Companion for Machine Quilters

Why not offer different battings as well? Who wouldn’t love to try different battings and see which ones are truly their favorites? Most of these are in stock – the new panel is due to arrive this month.

A Sew Kind of Wonderful Nativity

I just love this! Helen Robinson of Sew Kind of Wonderful has a created modern look with simple piecing using the Sew Kind of Wonderful tool A Starry Night is wonderful in every way!

Starry Night
Wonder Curve Ruler

She has created a bonus block which can be substituted for the camel block in the quilt or made into a pillow as an accent.

Starry Night Cow Bonus Block

She has even created a coordinating coloring book! Talk about adding that awe factor to a gift!

Why not feature this quilt as a block of the month starting in January so it will be done in time for the next holiday season? The quilt finished to 75″ x 78″. The pattern comes with multiple layouts so you can adjust the size to fit your needs. The quilt pattern is due to arrive this week. The bonus block, coloring book and ruler are already in stock. Wouldn’t this be a great gift – especially if they know it will be featured in upcoming classes????

The Gnomes Have It!

These Holly Jolly Gnomes designed by The Whole Country Caboodle are simply adorable! The pattern features four different gnomes: Reindeer Gnome, Snowflake Gnome, Santa Gnome, and Papa Gnome. With names like that, they could move right in with the Smurfs and feel right at home!

Holly Jolly Gnomes Pattern

The booklet includes instructions for a mug rug, pillow, pillow wrap, and canister wrap. Many feature homespun towels as a base.

These fellows also come in laser cut kits which Include precut fused applique & finished drawing for assembling applique.

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Reindeer Gnome Precut Fused Applique Pack
Papa Gnome Precut Fused Applique Pack
Snowflake Gnome Precut Fused Applique Pack

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Santa Gnome Precut Fused Applique Pack

I can already see these as the basis of gifts for next year. Why not start a holiday club in January? Feature projects like this that make great gifts for everyone on your list – including the pets! Can’t you just picture a canister filled with cat or dog treats wrapped with a reindeer gnome? Decorated kitchen towels for hostess gifts? Mug rugs for the folks at work? Wouldn’t it be nice to have an assortment of gifts on hand next year?

These items are due to arrive the end of December so they would be a great way to kick off a new program! And don’t forget to check out Leann’s fabric with Henry Glass. Her basic lines are great wardrobe choices for these guys!

Table Runners with A Modern Flare

What a great series of classes or online videos! Why not offer a table runner of the month instead of a block of the month? The designs are dramatic but simple so most of the work can be done in class. And, many of the runners offer opportunities to teach different techniques and tools.

Modern Holiday Table Runners
Modern Holiday Table Runners

The book is reasonably priced and most of the patterns require fat eighths so they are easy – and affordable to kit!

Snowflake Squad Wool Garland

The pattern name is even adorable! Sew Cherished created the Snowflake Squad to help you with your winter decorating. Using the interchangeable banner and attaching the appliques with magnets – these little banners change out really quickly for a big impact. Each wool applique measures approximately 5″ in diameter.

Snowflake Squad

This is the winter version of the Gouly Gang pattern I shared a few weeks ago. Made of hand-dyed wool, each pumpkin head is approximately 4″ x 4″. Designed to fit in the banner with magnets, they could easily be made into separate ornaments as well.

Ghouly Gang

Both patterns are designed to work with this 67.5″ garland from Kraft Klub. Simply affix the wool work with magnets. The circles have a chalkboard finish you can write on them with chalk, too.

Circle Garland


Here are the magnets designed to work with everything above! They are1″ inch enamel magnets that come in a 12 pack.

White Enamel Magnets 12ct

Don’t you love having a handwork project this time of year? Let’s sit in front of the fire and stitch away!

The Perfect Technique Class

I am so excited to introduce my newest booklet – Dresden Plate Quilts from Cut Loose Press™! Here is what makes this book different!

There are 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

Dresden Plate Quilts includes three different variations of the Dresden plate block: one pointed, one round and a split. You have the opportunity to learn three different techniques – and three different ways to use the ruler for three times the fun!

And just look at the quality! The photography is stunning!

Dresden Plate Quilts
Dresden Plate Quilts
Dresden Plate Quilts

This 16-page full-color booklet gives step by step instructions to make all three. And it is affordable! What a great choice for a demo day! Order the booklets, rulers, and an assortment of (40) 2-1/2″ strip bundles. Don’t forget to have some coordinates displayed for the backgrounds and accent fabrics! I can’t wait to hear what YOU do to make it your own!

Browse the pages with Penny.

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Cutest Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, Sew Cherished has designed this Ghouly Gang to decorate your mantle.This garland in wool is the perfect handwork for Fall – and it is easier than you think!

Ghouly Gang

The Ghouly Gang were made specifically to fit the circle garland by Kraft Klub.

Circle Garland

There are even magnet packs to hold the wool in place so you can switch out the designs for other holidays.

White Enamel Magnets 12ct

Everything is in stock – and more patterns are due this week – so order now.