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.

New by Sew Cherished

I love these wool designs by Dawn Shuck. The height is an added bonus since you can still display pictures, etc. beneath them. And the magnets make it easy to change out the designs.

A Round the Year March
A Round the Year April
A Round the Year May

These are great projects for those newbies that came from knitting or cross-stitch. These newest additions to the line are expected at the beginning of October. And, don’t forget to order your stand! From Kraft Klub, Black Round Stand# KK8864-B.

Black Round Stand

New Arrivals from Cut Loose Press™ Patterns

Peppermint Twist (#CLPSCH002) is a darling table runner by Sheila Christensen that features the Creative Grids® Half Sixty ruler. Since you cut a multitude of shapes to create the candies, it is a great choice for a class!

Peppermint Twist

Creative Grids Half Sixty Triangle Ruler

Hearts on the Half Square (#CLPPHA015) was designed by yours truly so I am a little prejudice! It is made with 80 layer cakes. My family calls this the wedding quilt because I have made so many of them for wedding gifts. The hearts are the perfect size for signatures and messages for the honored couple. At 75 x 91 inches, it is the perfect size for cuddling. It also works great as a memory quilt for any event: graduations, anniversaries, babies…

Hearts On The Half Square Quilt

Since this quilt is made with half-square triangles created from ten-inch squares, I used the 15-inch Creative Grids® Seam Guide Tool (#CGRSMN15) to mark the sewing lines. It is specifically designed to span the diagonal of a 10″ square!

Creative Grids 15in Seam Guide Tool

Putting the top together is a breeze when all of the half-square triangles are trimmed to the exact same size!

Creative Grids Half-Square 4-in-1 Triangle Quilt Ruler

Charmed Hearts (#CLPPHA014) is made with 80 charm squares pieced into offset four-patches. Or, if you make Hearts on the Half-Square – and carefully trim the excess fabric out behind the hearts, you get a twofer!

Charmed Hearts

Since this is made with five inch squares, the 2 1/2″ width of the I love my Quilting Friends ruler (#CGRQF26 )works great to cut the four-patches.

Creative Grids I Love My Quilt Friends Mini Quilt Ruler 2-1/2in x 6in

If you like to do handwork, the hearts for both quilts can be appliqued. The Gypsy Quilter Freezer Paper (#TGQFP811H) is recommended. It comes in 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets so you can trace one page of hearts and run it through a home printer to save tracing time.

But, if you prefer machine embroidery, use Print-N-Fuse (#PNF25). It is also available in 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets so the hearts can be copied on a home printer. Follow the package instructions to fuse the stabilizer on the back and fuse in place.

Deb Heatherly designed this Hexagon Pillow (#CLPDHE039 )to showcase a favorite print or photo transfer. What a cute, easy project – and a great gift.

Hexagon Frame Pillow

A friend of Deb’s made this Hogwarts version – I have some grandchildren who would love this version!

Hexagon Frame Pillow

Since Cut Loose Press™ patterns are printed on demand, they are always in stock!

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!

Tabletastic

This book is the PERFECT basis for a monthly class! The spiral-bound book includes 20 brand new designs by Doug Leko for Antler a Quilt Design. Each design is shown in two different colorways so your students will feel comfortable choosing different fabrics.

Tabletastic
Tabletastic

Have each staff member choose their favorite, make a sample and teach that class. You will have all of your samples done in no time and your customers will get a chance to meet your entire staff! Now that is a win/win for everyone! Change the fabrics with the seasons and feature different techniques each month. After all, every month has to be a learning opportunity to keep them coming back!

Have them kitted each month in several fabrics so they can choose their favorites – and get to see the topper in other colorways as well. They may end up buying additional kits since these make great gifts!

A follow up machine quilting class would be a plus so they could finish each topper as they go. These books will be arriving this month so order your copies now!