The Newest Funky Friends

In her own words, this baby-faced teddy bear was specifically designed for you to sew lovely keepsakes.

Keep Me Keepsake Bear

With an adorable heart-shaped nose, cute upturned muzzle, arms and legs sewn into seams (for easy construction), large flat spaces for embroidery and a chubby little bottom (for extra “hugginess”) this is a perfect pattern for a keepsake bear! Create a cherished keepsake as a reminder of your baby’s first years, to mark a special occasion or milestone, to commemorate a lost loved one and bring comfort when words aren’t enough… or simply sew a keepsake bear just for YOU!

Gunther and Gretchen are just in time to satisfy everyone’s craving for gnomes.

Günther and Gretchen Gnome

Or stitch up Coco complete with tongue and curling tail! What hild could resist?

Coco Chameleon

Coco is do to arrive next month. The others are already in stock so place your ordeers now!

Embroidery Machine Quilting

I think this is simply brilliant! I got to see a prototype of this product and an explanation of how it worked. Kimberbell is doing videos that will be available to customers soon but in her own words….

Quilt your projects in-the-hoop with professional results! With Kimberbell Clear Blue Tiles™, it’s easy to stitch through a quilt sandwich of top fabric, batting, and back fabric. Choose allover quilting for a continuous flow, or customize each block with a different design! Because they have the same scale, you can use a variety of tiles on the same project. If you love traditional quilting and would love to do it on your embroidery machine, Kimberbell Clear Blue Tiles are the solution you’ve been waiting for. Our Clear Blue Tiles Essentials Set includes 26 finished block and border tiles, 2 water-soluble pens, 2 slap bands, the Clear Blue Tiles User Guide, and a USB with 372 embroidery files and our exclusive Seasonal Table Runner project. Start with the Essentials Set, then add our Expansion Set for larger hoops!

Add to your Clear Blue Tiles™ collection with our Expansion Set! Perfect for larger hoop sizes, the Expansion Set includes 20 Clear Blue Tiles and 2 water-soluble pens. Because they have the same scale, you’ll easily mix and match these larger Clear Blue Tiles with those in our Essentials Set!

You’ll need the Clear Blue Tiles Essentials Set KDTL105 to use this Expansion set.

Clear Blue Tiles Expansion Pack

These sets are due to arrive around Labor Day – just in time to teach your customers how to quilt their holiday gifts!

Bird Brain Designs Gnomes and more…

Robin Kingsley of Bird Brain Designs has the most whimsical personality that shines through everything she creates. Her latest pattern: A friendly little Gnome dressed in Red standing in front of his front door to Welcome ALL who enter any time of the year!

Welcome Gnome

And Gnomes in Love for Valentine’s Day or just because Gnomes are sew sweet.

Gnomes in Love

Delicate flowers stitched in Heart shapes make these designs perfect for “Everyday Valentines”!  RedWork flowers plus the embroidered mottos are a wonderful gift handmade with love. Enjoy the creating and the giving!

Remember Me

These three patterns are available in machine embroidery versions as well.

Applique Holly Leaves in 2 shades of Olive wool with rich red Berries placed around a slim Gold Oval on your Pin Cushion. What a beautiful gift for the sewer in your life! It might even be for you….

Holiday Holly Pin Cushion

All of these patterns are due to arrive this month so order now.

New from Crabapple Hill

Hand embroidery and English Paper-Piecing are the perfect marriage – handwork at its best! Now Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill has designed two projects around these two favorites!

The Mystery of Enchanted Hollow is a 9 month Block of the Month series. It start off with the pattern for your first stitchery, directions for English Paper Piecing the stitchery “frames”, and instructions for a pieced mystery block or 2. The quilt assembly pattern will be included with the final stitched block, when the mystery will be solved! The quilt measures 64 1/2″ x 76 1/2″.

The Mystery of Enchanted Hollow 1 Black Cat


Then there is Winter Garden…in Meg’s words….

There’s nothing as full of hope for the future than a garden waiting beneath the snow. It’s time for seed catalogs and pages full of plans for Spring! This contains a tiny bit of colored pencil tinting, dainty little embroideries, some English Paper Piecing, and a bit of easy piecing. You’ll have so much fun stitching the fir boughs!

Winter Garden

The detail of the embroidery and the soft colors in the English Paper-Pieced frames are so stunning, I had to show you a sample that highlights the details.

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And then there is Daffodil Parade – her newest installment in the Vintage Truck pattern series. March’s flower is the daffodil. This 15-1/2” x 30-1/2” wallhanging doesn’t only have daffodils on the embroidered design… the pieced star blocks look like daffodils too!

Daffodil Parade

All of these patterns are due to arrive this month so place your orders now!


Memory Lane with Crabapple Hill

I love Meg’s Memory Lane series of vintage trucks and the truck with a heart banner that will remind you that love is in the air. This pattern is due to arrive the middle of this month. – the perfect hand project to remind you of the season.

Vintage Love

Vintage Love is the fourth in the Memory Lane series. Why not stitch them all? Snowball Delivery is a both a continuation of December… and a joyous January!

Snowball Delivery


The December pattern is a happy, little snow family driving their big, beautiful Christmas tree home!

Bringing Home The Tree

November Drive will remind you of visits to the pumpkin patch.

November Drive

The patterns include instructions on tinting the embroidery – an adult’s coloring book!

Mug Rugs for Everyone

We all just did it – wanted to thank those people who touch our lives throughout the year – but wait until the last minute. Why not start early and make a few of these beauties designed by Kimberbell each month?

Mug Rugs Volume 4
Mug Rugs Volume 4
Mug Rugs Volume 4
Mug Rugs Volume 4
Mug Rugs Volume 4

With twelve to choose from, why not make it a block of the month type class or project???

The perfect addition to these projects is the scissor assortment by Kimberbell.

Deluxe Embroidery Tool & Scissor Set

Designed with exclusive innovations, Kimberbell’s Deluxe Embroidery Scissors & Tools feature sharp blades that cut all the way to the tip and large, double-loop rings for a comfortable grip in every hand. Protect fabric and stitches while cutting applique pieces with our 5” Duckbill Applique Scissors, then trim intricate details with Sharp Snips! Our Precision Fine Tip Tweezers With Blade have blades on all four sides, ideal for unpicking basting stitches, while our 4” Micro Tips feature a longer blade for precise clipping. Made of the finest steel, Kimberbell’s Deluxe Embroidery Scissors & Tools are a must-have for every stitching enthusiast! What a great gift!

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…..