New and Improved Needle Threader by Clover

One of my favorite notions of all time and now it is NEW AND IMPROVED! I already added it to my cart.

Quickly thread your needle at the press of a button. This improved model works with Clover Black Gold Needles, Quilting Needles and Applique Needles ranging from 0.46 6o 0.89.

Love the visual right on the threader:

The threading mechanism is enclosed in the plastic so it stays save and secure without breaking. This new version is due to arrive this month so place your orders now.

They are Just Perfect! New Scissors from Karen Kay Buckley®

These scissors from Karen Kay Buckley® have all the features you love. From the comfort grip bent handles to the micro-serrated blade, we’ve got your cutting needs covered. The bent handle design helps keep the fabric flat on your work surface, and the micro-serrated blades grips your fabric for smooth, precise, comfortable, mistake-free cutting. The longer blade is wonderful for quilting, crafting, and garment sewing too. As an added bonus, the comfort handles are designed for both right and left-handed cutting.

Color: Teal Handle with Black Micro-serrated Blade
Made of: Soft Plastic and 3.0mm Japanese High Carbon Steel
Use: Scissors
Size: 8-1/2in
Included: One Pair of Scissors and Blade Protector

Project Organizers

Developed by a quilter for a quilter! Look no further for the perfect way to organize your cut fabric stacks and quilt rows. Meet the handmade Seams Sew Me Jumbo Alphabet clips! These sturdy metal clips are a great way to organizing your fabric when working from a quilt pattern. No more Post-It notes that fall off, pins that bend or are hard to see. These clips hold a thick 1″ stack of fabric with easy to see letters and come in a nice tin for easy storage. The Alphabet set is A-Z.

These number clips hold a thick 1″ stack of fabric with easy to see numbers and come in a nice tin for easy storage. The Number set is 1-20.

These are due to arrive the beginning of July, just in time for Shop Hop season.

New from Laura Heine of Fiberworks

Dora-Do is filled with vibrant  greens, yellows and blues, making the Dorado one of the most recognizable fish in the ocean. Dorado’s are known to be the most colorful fish in the sea. They are also known as the Golden One or Mahi Mahi. This quilt finishes to 28″x14″, the perfect size to be the central feature of any grouping.

Pippin, a parrot, will make you smile. His cocked head has so much attitude! Bring this exotic tropical bird into your home to brighten your surroundings and give you the feel of the beautiful jungle outdoors without having to maintain this vibrant bird. Enjoy the beauty of reds, yellows and blues.

Laura is also releasing her own stilleto and collage mat in June.

The patterns are due to arrive in May so place your orders now.

New from Cut Loose Press™ Patterns

Big Color Balloon by Jean Ann Wright uses just 4 blocks to make this show stopper – the perfect table topper. All the bright colors can be cut from 2-½” strips—what a great pattern to showcase (and use up) strips in your stash. The high contrast between the wide logs and the narrow background strips highlights the center circle to perfection.

The Creative Grids® Skinny 10″Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool is required to make this topper. Since every round is trimmed before the next round is added, perfection is assured!

Franken-Patches by Sarah Fulks is a great stash buster. Or buy packs of 5-inch squares. The blocks are sub-cut after piecing so the finished design is much easier to achieve than you may think!

The instructions are written for an over-sized throw but you can add or delete blocks to make the quilt of your dreams. You may even learn a new technique along the way.

Hexagon Alley adds a modern twist to the traditional hexie blocks. Ann Anderson has designed this stunning quilt by creating rounds of hexies using the markings on the Creative Grids® Hexagon Trim Tool. Four and six-inch hexagons are surrounded by one or two rounds of strips to create this unique design. Combine them with 8-inch hexies and tiny triangles to complete the “alley”.

Ann continued the hexagon design into the quilting which adds that awe factor to this showstopper.

The hexies in this design are pieced with the Creative Grids® Hexagon Trim Tool by Jean Ann Wright. Why not try fussy cutting some of those hexies to create your unique design?

The patterns and rulers are in stock so place your orders now!

New Scissor Sets by Famore – a Checker Exclusive

Pick between two dynamic color options of the Famore Embroidery Kit.

This kit contains a comprehensive set designed to elevate your hand or machine embroidery. The set includes mini duckbill applique scissors, mini double curved scissors, straight micro tip scissors, micro serrated curved EZ snips, and angled precision tweezers.

This set is also available in black and white.

Famore’s Floral Pattern Sewing Kit combines functionality with style.

This kit includes 8-inch fabric shears, 6-inch straight trimming scissors, surgical style seam ripper, and an opposable curved tweezer set.(A twist on a traditional tweezer. You squeeze to open this tool allowing you to thread needles with ease. You can grab and hold threads without applying constant pressure.)

These sets would make great gifts and are due to arrive in May so place your orders now.

New Renaissance Ribbons

Stacy Hsu has teamed up with Renaissance Ribbons for the first time! This collection of five different designs is available in two different colorways. The Great Outdoors is perfectly matched to the fabric collection she is releasing in March 2024. But all of these outdoor designs inspired by John Muir can add that awe factor to any of your projects.

Retro colors and imagery with a dash of forest creature humor were used to create this collection. This collection celebrates camping, exploring and slowing down. Let The Great Outdoors help you experience nature at its best.

All ribbons are 100% polyester, washable on a gentle cycle. They are due to arrive any day so place your orders now. All of the ribbons are also available as individual spools. Visit our website for those options.

New Patterns and Notions by Laura Heine

These are the perfect patterns for Fall. Pumpkins, black cats and haunted houses are perfect for the fall/halloween season. This fun smaller size can be finished with binding and hung on a wall or stretched on a canvas frame. Teeny Tiny Collage Pattern Group #13 by Laura Heine includes step by step color instructions for all three patterns. All three patterns finish at 16″x20″.

Whatevers are 8” collage blocks that you can turn into runners, potholders, tiny quilts or continue making the designs for a large collage quilt! #57 Lion includes a pattern with complete color photo and instructions to complete the block. You can do whatever you want with the finished block! 

Laura Heine is releasing her own Collage Mat – perfect for all of your collage and fusing needs. The package includes a silicone mat and a teflon sheet both measure 17″ x 24″. Use the mat to fuse your fabrics. The mat will make the fusible stay with the fabric requiring less clean up!

This stiletto is great for scoring the paper on the steam a seam. It’s a must for lifting the motifs for fabric placement on your collage.

Everything is due to arrive this Spring so place your orders now.

New from Taylor Seville

These new flat head pins are 2-1/4″ long and have a comfort grip flat head that makes picking up and maintaining a grip on the pin, easy. These are strong and sharp pins that are ideal for multiple layers of fabric.

The Comfort Grip Flat Head Magic Pins are also heat resistant, so if you iron over them, they will not be ruined. The pins come in a designer storage case that closes, so you won’t lose any pins.

They are available in a 50 and 100 piece pack.

Both are due to arrive in April so place your orders now.

New Ribbons from Tula Pink

Tula Pink – Roar in Blush – Designer Pack:

From Renaissance Ribbons: We are so excited to introduce the brand new stunning Roar collection of woven jacquard ribbons! Pulling all the best parts of Roar, we worked with Tula to create a perfectly coordinated collection of ribbons suited to match and work cohesively with the collection. We are proud to announce that this collection will arrive in April/May 2024, just in time as the fabric releases then, too! Elevate your projects to new heights with the new Roar collection of ribbons, where we bring back dinosaurs in a whole new light!

Add these gorgeous masterpieces to your next projects – you won’t be heartbroken! Each pack includes 5 perfectly coordinated Roar ribbons! INCLUDES: 1 yard – 5/8in wide Dinosaur Eggs; 1 yard – 7/8in wide Stargazer; 1 yard – 7/8in wide Meteor Shower; 1 yard – 1-1/2in wide Stargazer; and 1 yard – 5/8in wide Dinosaur Eggs.

The ribbons will embellish many sewing and crafting projects, from bag making to dog collars and add unique accents to any textile project. 100% polyester, washable on a gentle cycle. All the designs are also available individually. Visit our website for details.