I love everything that Meg Hawkey designs – and this new series is truly special!
In her words:
The animals are lining up to board the Ark! This whimsical 12 month BOM of the ark and it’s sometimes silly animals, all comes together in an enchanting 66 1/2” x 78 1/2” quilt. We’ll start with the large Ark block, and then move on to months where there will be 1 to 3 blocks given in one pattern, ending with the quilt assembly pattern. Most of the embroidery floss colors needed for the entire quilt are used in the Ark block, with a few more being added later. The embroidery on all of these blocks would be very easy for a confident beginner. The piecing in the quilt is the same… easy, but impressive looking! Instructions for cutting all of the embroidered blocks are given in the Ark pattern so you can have all of your stitching fabric ready to go!
I can’t wait to see this quilt as it emerges each month! The first patterns are due in any day!
Kari Nichols has been a quilt store manager and pattern designer for 20 years. Her patterns have been featured in multiple publications, including McCall’s Quilting, Quilter, Quick Quilts and more. While you will find Kari’s patterns under the Mountainpeek Creations name, retirement from the retail store has given new life to her designs, and her new design company, Quilting Renditions. Just look how dramatic – but simple!
Showcase a panel with these patterns – they can be adapted for different sized panels.
And then there are fat quarter friendly quilts with yardage requirements for multiple sizes…
Flannel season is fast approaching and Bonnie Sullivan has outdone herself with these striking quilts! Each quilt is designed around pre-cuts so they are easy to kit – and easy to sell!
2 1/2″ stripsand charms
Just 2 1/2″ strips
Just 5″ charm squares
5 or 10″ squaresq
This is one of those times that a display of an assortment of these patterns should be displayed with her Woolie fabrics to showcase the possibilities! A new assortment of Woolie flannels by Maywood is due to arrive in September, the patterns in October so order what you need to complete your display now!
Corey Yoder has created a multitude of projects which checks of all sizes. We all love them but how do you best showcase them as a design element? The cover quilt was enough to convince me that Corey has figured it out!
And the projects inside? Oh my….
This book is due to arrive in November so order now – and start a display of all of the checks in your shop. I bet you have more than you think!
These designs by Stirrups & Stitches are laser cut out of black fabric that is already backed with Heat and Bond Ultra! All you have to do is iron it on your favorite background.
These are perfect little projects for those customers who are just dipping their toes into the sewing pool. They have been successful with masks – so what is next? Or, they would be great projects for students who are learning from home. Order now for October delivery.
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.
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.
For those of you who are not familiar with Villa Rosa Designs, you should be! They are post-card-sized patterns that come in packs of six and retail for $2.00 each. They are like M & M’s – you can’t stop at just one – and your customers won’t be able to either!
Facets is a darling design using 10″ Squares:
Kaleidoscope, Oakmont, and Random Shuffle are fat quarter friendly.
Railroad Tracks showcases 2-1/2″ strips.
And then there is S’Witched! What a great way to showcase those Halloween fabrics!
Display these at your register so they can shop while waiting in line! All of these are due to arrive in September!
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!
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…
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!
Putting the top together is a breeze when all of the half-square triangles are trimmed to the exact same size!
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!
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.
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.
A friend of Deb’s made this Hogwarts version – I have some grandchildren who would love this version!
Since Cut Loose Press™ patterns are printed on demand, they are always in stock!
Grab your favorite precut fabrics and whip up 15 easy projects from some of your favorite designers. Helpful photos, clear instructions, detailed step-by-step illustrations, and clever tips sprinkled throughout team up in a winning assortment of table toppers, wall hangings, and lap-sized quilts. And just like your favorite baking recipes, you’re sure to revisit and make these projects for years to come.
Just look at some of these darling designs:
This book is due to arrive any day so place your order now!
Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill Studios has designed six new patterns that will be shipping next month. Meg does such an incredible job of describing her patterns that I am going to bow to her:
Let me introduce you to the owner of Bitterbottom Herbs, a very well known and respected nursery in Lower Sneegleshire. She spends long hours in the garden and preserving rooms always accompanied by her faithful and loving cat Mr. Teedles. They take long breaks together in the garden, basking in the same sunshine that makes her glorious herbs grow. The pattern is for hand embroidery with colored pencil tinting, and simple piecing, and her Scherenschnitte style border is easy to stitch.
Let me introduce you to our prize winning Jack o’ Lantern Pumpkin grower! You can always find her in Spellcaster’s Garden carefully tending her special plants. They always produce absolutely the BEST shapes and sizes for Jack o’ Lanterns! Every step of her day she is accompanied by her faithful sidekick, ICK. Yes, his name is ICK. But he IS a big, black garden spider after all! The pattern is for hand embroidery with colored pencil tinting, and simple piecing, and her Scherenschnitte style border is easy to stitch.
High on a hill in the center of Spellcaster’s Garden, is the Stitching Tree. Witches come from far and near to sit under the tree and embroidery together. It’s said that it has magical powers that greatly improve things like Bullion stitches… but the truth is, it’s just fun to sit in its shade together and visit while we stitch! This pattern was designed to match the tree print in the Spellcaster’s Garden fabric line, and it mimics Scherenschnitte. The pattern is for hand embroidery with colored pencil tinting, and simple piecing.
Your spell book, scrolls, magic needles and pins… All perched on your favorite broom! Ready for your favorite stitching “spell”? The pattern is for hand embroidery with colored pencil tinting, and simple piecing.
Vintage style Halloween Cats center the wonky pieced star blocks on this quick and easy quilt. They’re just SO MUCH fun! The pattern is for hand embroidery with colored pencil tinting.
A fun Halloween row quilt for only the most MODERN witches! Herbs, Jack o’Lantern Vines, and Herb Plant Markers are planted on some of the rows, while appliqued borders could easily be done traditionally, or by machine. The piecing is easy, easy, easy! Because of the simple row piecing, it would be really easy to make this quilt larger or smaller! The pattern is for hand embroidery with colored pencil tinting, some simple applique, and easy piecing.
Whether you choose to frame them or incorporate them into a quilt, her Halloween designs are always the highlight of the show!