In Kelli’s own words: When I realized they weren’t teaching cursive writing anymore at my son’s school, I started the Keeping Cursive Alive Mini Quilt Series. At 12 x 24″ finished, these are the perfect size to hang on the front door, or anywhere else you’re feeling festive! Let’s make door quilts a thing! These mini quilt patterns are designed to use 100% scraps! All traditional piecing and straight seams.
The newest addition to the line is due to arrive soon:
It joins the other patterns in the series:
I love that they are all the exact same size so they can be interchanged and displayed on your door – inside or out!
When my kids were growing up, I would write them a love letter every year for Valentine’s Day. We would do a scavenger hunt complete with hokey poems…Roses are red, Daddy is blue; go to the place where he takes a poo…you get the picture!. Emily Dickenson, I am not, but when you raise four boys and a girl, you have to consider your audience!
I had already decided to bring back that tradition for my kids and grandkids this year. Because of the pandemic, I will send poems and letters to the parents and pass on the tradition. But wouldn’t these bags be great envelopes for the letters as well as a few treats?
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BAG DIMENSIONS: 8in Tall x 7in Wide x 3in Deep – 9.5in at the top when closed.
Bag can be made using one mini charm pack (42 – 2.5in) squares. Pattern includes instructions for two different ways to attach the zipper. Added Bonus option for a smaller bag.
Valentine’s Day is on a Monday this year so why not hold a class on the Saturday before. If you have embroidery machines, an initial or monogram in the center of that heart would add the awe factor!
These patterns are due to arrive next week so order them now! No exposed seams.
Christmas Wishes is a perfect three month “block of the month”. Make the trees one month, the presents the next, and put it all together in the third month. Fifteen trees or 15 presents are very doable in that time frame. AND they will have plenty of time to get it quilted and bound by the next holiday season!
Add that awe factor by tagging the presents with family names.
Merry and Bright is another pattern that could be broken down into a three month series of classes. Do the small stars one month, the plain stars another, and the intricate pieced stars in the final class. While this is shown in holiday colors, it would be a perfect choice for a summer patriotic quilt as well.
North Star is a stunning lap quilt. The background fabric makes the stars shine and is a perfect backdrop for some exquisite quilting.
All of these patterns are due to arrive in the next few weeks so place your orders now.
Check out this pattern for six adorable stuffed ornaments by Barri Sue Gaudet of Bareroots. Each ornament when finished is 4 x 4 inches tall and wide. Use wool felts, felted wool or fabric to make these ornaments. Wool felt and floss kits are available separately to make six all six ornaments.
Here is the Companion Kit or Refill Kit for Bareroots BR233 Everything Nice Ornaments. The kit includes National Nonwovens Wool Felt and DMC Floss for 6 ornaments. These adorable ornaments are fun and easy to make and the perfect way to introduce your customers to handwork. .
The kits and pattern are sold separately so you can buy additional kits since you will definitely want to make more than one! These are due to arrive this month, so place your orders now.
Sew Cherished has added more banner designs to their line. The Summer garland will be arriving early next month
Each pattern is 4-1/2″ in diameter and the pattern includes 7 different designs. The perfect choice for portable handwork!
Stitch by Stitch is perfect for a sewing room.
‘Tis The Season
Snowflake Squad. I blew this one up as far as I could so you can see the detail and personality in her patterns.
These patterns are all designed to work with the Circle Garland by Kraft Klub.
The garland include seven 5 inch round chalkboard circles and is 67 1/2″ long. Simply make quilt blocks or wool work of your choice and affix them with magnets. The circles have a chalkboard finish you can write on with chalk, too.
Where the Sun Shines is due in early next month. The rest are in stock now. What a great way to use up wool scraps! Wouldn’t they make great individual ornaments or gift tags as well?
Nobody does Christmas like Stacy of Buttermilk Basin.
Make the season bright with a beautiful quilt complete with wool-applique motifs that will spark your favorite Christmas memories. As you stitch each block of this beauty, you’ll reminisce about your childhood days of sledding, decorating the Christmas tree, and putting out treats for Santa’s annual visit. Holly boughs, candy canes, poinsettias, gingerbread, and other familiar holiday fare will make this quilt one you’ll enjoy displaying for years to come. Your stitching will become a family treasure for generations. Put on some festive music, bake a plate of cookies, and nestle into your favorite spot to enjoy hours of stitching pleasure as you make the 15 nostalgic wool-applique blocks in Christmas Cheer! It’s guaranteed to turn the most wonderful time of the year into a yearlong celebration!
Frankly, a pic of the quilt and this description is all we’ve got now BUT her books are always best sellers – and this one will be no exception! This book is due to arrive in August, so place your orders now!
This is not coming out until June, but I had to tell you about it now! Kimberbell Design’s last Halloween sampler quilt was one of her most popular patterns ever – and I’m sure this one will be just as popular!
Candy Corn Quilt Shoppe is available as a fabric kit by Maywood Studio.
And all of the fabrics are available by the bolt or in pre-cuts. Just look at this color pallette! Go to Hometown Halloween to see the entire collection. Kimberbell thought of everything – right down to the diagonal stripe for bindings!
The machine embroidery pattern will be available when the fabric is released.
It is also available in a traditional format : Item #KD727. Make sure you add this to your summer schedule so it can be done in time for the Trick or Treaters!
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.
There are lots of kits to choose from.
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!
And, what great handwork while sitting in front of a fire…..
There are a multitude of heart projects in the top 100 patterns. It is that time of year….
Jen Kingwell and Andrea Bair’s Boho Heart is a booklet of block patterns that are then combined into an over-sized lap quilt. Add a border to make a double size quilt. The pieced strip border is stunning and adds that awe factor to the quilt.
What makes your heart burst with joy? Capture the feeling with the Exploding Heart by Slice of Pi Quilts! This advanced beginner pattern makes a large 72” x 72” throw quilt and is fat quarter and fabric cutter friendly.
Shoot the moon with a winning hand of hearts. With 5 fat eighths, make a “pair of hearts” from each print. Three fat quarters will yield “four of a kind” from each print. To make each heart different, deal 10 – 10″ squares to each player. No need to avoid the black queen, we’re playing with just hearts. Let’s Play Hearts by Atkinson Designs.
Have a Heart by J. Michelle Watts is created with 1-1/2 inch strips for a small quilt, 2-1/2″ strips for a generous throw. Choose one pack of strips for the heart, two for the background, and you are ready to sew!
A friend of mine comes from a quilting family. Every year, Santa tucks them in with their own special Christmas quilt so they wake up under it Christmas morning. They cuddle with it all day and then Christmas night, Santa takes it back to the North Pole.
Our family has decided that is a lot of work for one night so in our house, we asked the Elf on the Shelf to bring the quilt – and take it back to the North Pole on Christmas night!
Here are just a few of the patterns that are in the top 100 that would be perfect choices:
This pattern does not include the instructions for a quilt – but they are too darn cute to miss!
Why not start a new family tradition. If you get started now, they will be done just in time…..