Set a Great Table

Carolina Moore has created two Cut Loose Press™ patterns that feature Creative Grids® tools and Gypsy Quilter® Pre-Cut Battings – with stunning results!

Are you ready for all the summer BBQs and picnics? Your hot dish will take center stage when presented in this Americana Casserole Hot Pad!

Americana Casserole Hot Pad

This stars-and-stripes motif is created using the Creative Grids® Strippy Stars tool (CGRDH2) by Deb Heatherly. This pattern uses the Casserole Dish Hot Pad Pre-Cut Batting and Insulating material (TGQ104), which has two layers of batting and polyester and metalized layer to help keep your hot dish hot. It perfectly fits a standard 9 by 13 inch casserole dish. With just three fabrics, this pattern would be simple to kit with a red, white, and blue fabric from your shop’s color wall. But, why not kit it in Fall and Winter holiday colors as well? After all, stars are always in season and these would make great hostess gifts. A great class option. Students can learn how to use the Strippy Star Tool and actually finish the project in class!

Creative Grids Strippy Stars Tool 5in x 7-1/2in Quilt Ruler
Casserole Dish Hot Pad  Pre Cut Batting 3ct


These 2 for 1 plate cozies are darling and simple to make! They feature the Pre-Cut Plate Cozy batting from The Gypsy Quilter® (TGQ102) which is microwave safe, with fun piecing using the Creative Grids® Kitty Cornered Ruler (CGRDH5) by Deb Heatherly.

2 For 1 Plate Cozy

The pattern is written so that two plate cozies can be made with two contrasting half-yard-cuts of fabric. Since you can make four plate cozies from one package of pre-cut batting, you may want to double your fun, or in this case quadruple the fun , by buying four half yard cuts of fabric. Students could easily finish a set of these in class AND learn how to use the Kitty Cornered Tool. We all love instant gratification.

Creative Grids Kitty Cornered Ruler
Plate Cozy Pre Cut Batting  8ct

Everything is in stock, so why not get your order placed today???

Stacy West’s Christmas

Nobody does Christmas like Stacy of Buttermilk Basin.

Christmas Cheer

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!

The Gypsy Quilter® Cozies

With the popularity of The Gypsy Quilter® Cozies, we instantly got requests for other sizes. You ask, we listen!

The bowl cozy is available in pre-cut batting packs or as a template to trace and cut your own.

Jelly Roll Bowl Cozy Template
Bowl Cozy Pre Cut Batting 8ct

The large bowl cozy and plate cozy pre-cut batting packs make four of each size. The batting is microwave safe. Be sure to use 100% cotton thread when sewing.

Large Bowl Cozy Pre Cut Batting 8ct
Plate Cozy Pre Cut Batting  8ct

The Casserole Dish Hot Pad includes pre-cut insulating material. The package makes one heat resistant – not heat proof Hot Pad.

Casserole Dish Hot Pad  Pre Cut Batting 3ct

Any or all of these projects are great make it/take it projects.

Dance with Atkinson Designs

I love Terry’s designs as much as her descriptions: Less hip movement and more strip movement! Scraps and strips will dance together inside the built-in border. Now THAT is a perfect description for a class!

Cha Cha Cha
Cha Cha Cha

This design can be made with charm squares for a scrappy look. Choose strips or fat eighths for a controlled look as shown on the back cover. Or make two placemats instead of a table runner.

This would be a great beginner class – and is so easy to kit! A charm pack and a yard of fabric will make two! These patterns are due to arrive the middle of April so order them now!

In the Kitchen

Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Quilt Designs is an expert on interfacings. Her latest series of oven mitts supports a heat resistant Bosal product that withstands heat up to 450 degrees.

Jiffy Mitt

The oven mitts are pre-cut. One package makes a mitt.

Bosal Jiffy Mitt
Chef's Mitt
Bosal Chef's Mitt

Why not start a series of classes on different interfacings? Since it only takes two fat quarters and a package of the lining, it is easy to prep for a class. Kris has a variety of patterns that make great Make It/Take It classes – feature a different product in each class!

All of these items are due to arrive the middle of next month so place your orders now!

Tabletastic 2

This follow up to the best selling Tabletastic by Doug Leko won’t be released until May so I can’t share too much. But I know many of you have developed a table runner of the month class based on the original book – and wanted to let you know that you can continue those classes with projects from the sequel!

Tabletastic 2!

The book features 20 new Table Runners and Toppers patterns. Most are designed around pre-cuts so they are easy to kit as well. The book is full color and 100 pages! It comes with a metal spiral binding, so it will lay nice and flat while you use it.

If you missed the original, order it now!

Tabletastic
Tabletastic

The original is in stock now. The new edition will be available in May!

The Gnomes Have It!

Gnomes are not just for Christmas any more! JoAnn Hoffman has created a gorgeous new bench pillow and/or table runner pattern – Gnome is where you park it. Don’t you just love the name???

And look at that detail! Don’t you want to join them around that fire?

This is the second in a series. The first – Gnome for the Holidays – was so successful that JoAnn couldn’t resist expanding on their adventures!

The newest pattern is due to arrive next month – as well as additional inventory on the original – so order yours now! What a great machine applique class!

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!

Pillows are Back

Ask anyone under 30! Pillows are back in a big way! They are a great way to add a splash of color to the popular monochromatic color schemes – and can be switched out for any holiday or season.

Top It Off Throw Pillows

Why not start a series of videos sharing a different technique in a pillow class? The kits are affordable and – once again – it is a great way to introduce the next generation to quilting!

Top It Off throw pillows by Wing and a Prayer is due to arrive next month. The cover pillows gives you an indication of the techniques that can be incorporated into an afternoon project!

Teach simple machine quilting, prairie points, zippers, fusible and freezer paper applique….the ideas are endless!

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!