Fast, easy Holiday Project

Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Quilt Designs has the best ideas! She is genius at creating projects that can actually be completed in a class. Santa Socks is a perfect example of that!

Santa Socks

These stockings are a nice size – 11″ x 17″ – which also means they can be cut from fat quarters! Christmas fabric is arriving soon so lets be prepared! Kris has worked with Bosal so that the fusible batting is the exact size you need – no need to trim!

Santa Sock

That is always the frustrating part since the shape is larger than traditional paper! These patterns and pre-cut batting packages are due to arrive the first week in June so order now!

HoHoHo with Nancy Halvorsen

Nobody knows how to add that awe factor to any holiday like Nancy Halvorsen! And she is back with her latest fabric line with Benartex – Better Not Pout. Of course, there is a book with 20 projects to support the line as well!

Better Not Pout

Houses are everywhere this season – including in the companion fabric line, available in a white or navy background:

White Christmas Village

She also included some stocking panels which are so cute, you will want to make some just to fill with gifts instead of wrapping paper. There are two different panels to choose from and she even remembered the cat and dog!

Multi You Better Not Pout Panel
Multi He's Making a List Panel

Each panel is approximately 2/3 of a yard.

Her tea towels are so popular that she is now offering them in packages or on bolts!

Tea Towels, 8 per pack

Everything is due to arrive the end of May so place your orders now!

Boo!

Two of The Pattern Basket patterns have hit the top 100 and a new one is expected in September. And once you see how cute it is, it will be too!

Boo is just so darn cute and is just pieced with squares and rectangles.

Pumpkin Season can be made out of five inch squares and is a great way to use up scraps. Once again, simple piecing.

Drumroll please…….This is the newest pattern due in September. Order it now because who can resist???

Set up a display with these patterns and random oranges, grays and blacks

Santa with a Swagger

The gals at Sew Kind of Wonderful are so talented and Posh Santa shows the diversity of their Mini Quick Curve Ruler.This 28 x 38 inch wall hanging is the perfect size to decorate your walls this season!

What a great combination for a class! The personality of the Santa shines through – and removes any doubt that your students can sew curves! After all, you can’t take Santa too seriously!

Plum Easy Bauble and Bling Ornaments

Deborah Miller created a craze with her Folded Star technique and has modified it to create stunning ornaments. What a fun, easy method!

The pattern includes a 12 page booklet with instructions for three different styles – all using a printed interfacing foundation so placement is easy! The r:ibbon can be 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches wide, The pattern includes two interfacing templates. A six pack can be purchased separately.

What a fun family project! Everything is expected to arrive later this month!

Heartfelt Patterns

Hearts aren’t just for February. Any of these darling quilts would be great decorations all year long. Or make them as wedding gifts or a gift for that pre-teen in your life!

Conversation is a large-sized through that is done in rows so it is a perfect block of the month style class. Teach several techniques for basic blocks. Who says a beginning sampler class has to be boring???

These two patterns use jelly rolls and can be made in two different sizes. What a great way to use up scraps! And don’t you love the background? It gives them a modern look!

Look closely at this one because it is actually pencils – and a great way to showcase your solids or tone on tones! What a great quilt to display in your studio!

Why not pull out some of your red and pink fabrics to make a display. After all, it doesn’t have to have hearts on it to showcase the holiday!

Heartfelt with Creative Grids® Rulers

The latest pattern by Krista Moser is due to arrive any day. It can be made as a table runner as well as a quilt. In fact, wouldn’t this make the perfect baby quilt??? Her fabric choices are stunning and the strip piecing makes this project a piece of cake!

These projects feature her 60-degree Diamond Ruler by Creative Grids®.

Many of you have paid your rent with the Crazy Christmas Tree pattern from Cut Loose Press™ and ruler. Same ruler – different season: Crazy Hearts pattern by Cut Loose Press. Don’t you love these fabrics???

Made with the Creative Grids® Spiderweb ruler – both the patterns and ruler are designed by Karla Alexander.

Hens and Hearts is a pieced version created by Pam and Nicky Lintott – and features the Creative Grids® Multi-Sized Triangle Tool.

Don’t you love it when you find new patterns for your favorite tools? And these are ALL winners!

Ornaments in time for Christmas

Rachel’s of Greenfield has three ornament kits in the top 100 patterns this week!

The kits include everything you need to make six ornaments – right down to the gold hanging thread. They are perfectly sized to fit in a gift card so they can stand alone and BE the gift or be used as the embellishment on the gift!

Wouldn’t these be fun to have at a holiday get together? They could make an ornament to take home with them as a memory of the party. They are all in stock so you can get them in time for this holiday season!

Twelve Days of Christmas – Part One

Not only were all of these items hot at Market, but I also worked Festival and the Novi show in Michigan – and the consumers agree!

The Creative Grids® Stripology Squared Mini is a definite hit. Everyone loves the size and maneuverability of this baby! Designed to square up blocks up to 6 1/2″, I immediately learned that it is my go-to tool when sub-cutting strip sets. (The acrylic raises over the seams so there is no teeter-tottering like your experience with a traditional ruler.) Plus there are five patterns that support it. Offer it for Christmas and offer classes or demos featuring the patterns the first of the year.

Stripology Mixology is the perfect companion to ALL of the Creative Grids® stripology rulers. The book features 13 quilts made from pre-cuts – and tells you how to cut your own. And who doesn’t want a cocktail over the holidays – recipes included!

The portable Reliable Iron is amazing! It is not only an iron, but it is also a steamer. It gets to a temperature of over 300 degrees in a short amount of time. The bag is insulated so you can leave class before the iron is entirely cool – just leave the long cord on the outside of the bag. Another feature – the outside of the bag has a silicone side to use as a rest when in use. This one is a winner!

What good is an iron without a great ironing mat? These Gypsy Quilter mats come in a variety of sizes. The 13 1/2″ mat is one of the most popular sizes since it is big enough to press a 12 1/2″ block!

Stay Tuned for Part Two….

Silicone Coasters

Lisa Amundson of Around the Bobbin scored a home run last Market with the release of her Hot Stuff Oven Mitt. The pattern includes the silicon.

But, who can make just one so refills are available.

Her new pattern – Coaster Ride – includes enough silicon to make four coasters along with the pattern to make the cute little container.

And, yes – refills are available!

These new products are due to arrive this week so order them now!