When two designers decide to challenge themselves and each other, magic happens! Corey Yoder and Sharon McConnell chose designs that were on their bucket list: pineapples, courthouse steps, stars, scrappy, red and white, and Christmas. In this case, a picture is worth a thousand words, so lets let the projects speak for themselves….
Why not use these quilts as inspiration to create your own challenge? All it takes is a few willing friends….
What a brilliant idea! I love Susybee fabrics. They always have a shop owner in mind – smaller collections that are affordable. Now they have taken many of these collections and created pillow case kits!
Each kit includes 3/4 yards of the main fabric – printed so it works perfectly as a pillow; 1/4 yard of a contrasting band fabric; and a strip of fabric for a decorative falange. The best part??? Each kit comes with directions to make a pillow case with French seams using the “burrito” method AND there is a video tutorial as well!
What a great mother/daughter class – and a great first project for any beginner. Once your customers know how easy this technique is, they will make them to match ALL of their quilts!
Zoey Zips from Lazy Girl Designs are adorable zip pouches with basket-style handles created from leftover zipper lengths. The pattern features two sizes: Small: 7 1/2in L x 2 1/2in H x 2in D, uses one 14in zipper. Large: 9 1/2in L x 3 1/2in H x 2in D, uses one 16in or longer zipper.
Perfect for sewing notions, pencil case, and all of your little treasures! Grab your favorite fabrics and cut a little, sew a little, zip a little – and done! Joan recommends using Lazy Girl Designs Face-It Soft fusible interfacing and fusible fleece.
The Lexi Carryall is the perfect choice for a class! It combines several of Joan’s signature techniques so learning opportunities abound!
This crossbody bag with an adjustable one-inch wide strap has numerous pockets to organize everything you need in style!
Lexi features: – A zippered main compartment loaded with pockets to keep your essentials organized and easily at hand. – A roomy main compartment that easily holds a 16oz water bottle. – A front zip pocket for quick access to secure storage. – And a back slip pocket for your phone.
Teach your customers Joan’s innovative zipper installation that allows the top zipper to open fully from edge to edge for easy access to everything inside. Then show how to divide and use a double pull zipper. She includes numerous pressing and finishing tips that give all of her projects a professional quality look.
At 9 x 9 x 2 1/2 inches, this baby packs a punch and is big enough to carry an iPad Mini, Kindle, or your favorite small table. With over 100 full-color step-by-step instructions, you will be successful the very first time! These patterns are due to arrive later this month so order them now!
I love the way Cindi’s mind works. Just look how she cut apart just four Hoffman panels and created a stunning quilt! Talk about letting the fabric speak for itself! And, since there is very little waste of fabric, it is very affordable.
Mountain Stream creates an ombre effect which gives the illusion of the sun shining on the water.
Along the Lake adds a graphic element with black highlights.
And, Hashtag is just plain fun!
All of these patterns are due to arrive the end of June so order them now.
I was lucky enough to attend Gudrun Erla’s schoolhouse at Spring Market and got to see all of these quilts up close and personal – and they are stunning! All of Gudrun’s patterns include techniques that make them the perfect choice for demos – and they are all in stock!
Clarissa is the perfect quilt to show off those large scale prints and is fast and easy. Roxanne looks complicated but is a piece of cake if you follow Gudrun’s pressing instructions. Both feature the Creative Grids® Stripology Squared ruler.
Gudrun has expanded her line of Lil’s with these four additions – all made from five-inch squares and feature the Stripology Squared Mini.
Everything is in stock so they are perfect additions to your after Market showcase!