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!

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!

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.