Zakka Home Modern with Style

Sedef Imer’s designs are all quick and easy projects that are so charming, you won’t be able to make just one. For an explanation of what Zakka is, I went to the official description:

Zakka is a Japanese design aesthetic that combines usefulness with beauty and style. In this book, Sedef Imer has created a collection of simple, pretty, and handy projects inspired by the art of Zakka to help organize and beautify your home. Suitable for all levels of sewists, you will be inspired by these fun and easy-to-sew projects that will brighten and adorn your home.

Zakka Home:  19 Modern and Stylish Projects For Your Home

What a great class series! At each class, they would literally take home a finished project. Who doesn’t love instant gratification???

Cross-Stitch from Luminous Fiber Arts


Misty Purcell’s latest designs are so sweet. Why not tuck them in unexpected places to add a touch of charm to any nook or cranny. In her words:

These chubby birds are looking for a sweet treat! They’ve landed at the bee skep to see if the bees will share a bit of delicious honey with them

Gathering Honey

Turkeys aren’t normally cute, but at an antique shop a few years ago I came across the most adorable appliqued turkey I had seen. He became the inspiration for this design. My turkey is feeling thankful that he is so handsome, no one could bear to eat him! 

A Turkey's Thanks

It’s a beautiful day for gliding gracefully across the ice. After enjoying some time on the rink, the elves will head home for a steaming cup of hot cocoa!  

Mousecapades 1: Mice on Ice

It’s a bumpy ride skiing down the gumdrop-covered roof of a gingerbread house! The race is on! Who will make it to the finish line first?

Mousecapades 2: On the Housetop

Stitching Birds honors our close bond with fellow stitchers who share our passion for needlework. Pattern includes an alphabet so you can add your initials and those of a cherished friend.

Friendship Series: Stitching Birds

These patterns are due to arrive the middle of next month so place your orders now.

New from Cut Loose Press™ Patterns


Designed by Quilters Inspiration! There is a little bit of Irish in all of us so why not celebrate it? The leaves of these tumbling shamrocks are cut from a variety of 2-1/2in strips. The variety of prints adds depth and texture to the design by creating another design element. Adjust the size accordingly to make it fit your table or gift it to your favorite bloke as a throw! Either way, it will be treasured! The individual leaves are trimmed to 4 1/2″ and the entire shamrock are trimmed to 8 1/2″ so the Creative Grids® CGR4 and/or CGR8 are recommended.

Tumbling Shamrocks

Sunflowers Ala Lulu is a great introduction to a more artistic approach to quilting. This raw-edge appliqué project features layered squares to create the petals of the sunflowers. Add some leaves and bias tape stems and you can have this done in an afternoon! The Creative Grids® CGR9 is recommended.

Sunflowers Ala Lulu!

Welcome the newest Cut Loose Press™ designer, Beth Weigt! She teaches classes and wanted a simple pattern with larger pieces that would showcase the Creative Grids® Kitty Corner Tool (CGRDH5). Happy Kitty’s Table Topper features twelve-inch blocks, and since there are only four of them, it truly can be finished in an afternoon.

The Kitty Cornered Blocks are combined with a center square and rectangles like a nine-patch. Then they are separated by sashings and a corner-post which create a secondary center design. Choose three coordinating fabrics and begin!

Happy Kittys Table Topper

Cut Loose Press™ patterns are always in stock so place your orders now!

New from Black Cat Creations

Abigail’s Window is simply stunning! The fabric choices make the quilt glow. The pattern includes directions for a table runner using just one of the panels. The quilt is a great throw size: 58″ x 78″, the table runner is 19″ x 58″.

Abigails Window
Abigails Window

Once again, the fabric choices for Glass Forest showcase the design to its best potential. This quilt measures 49″ x 73″. If you want it bigger, simply add another tree or more branches!

Glass Forest

Strike a Chord uses 12 fat quarters for the blocks. The setting highlights each block design.

Strike a Chord

All of these patterns are due to arrive later this month so place your orders now.

Minis with that Awe Factor

In Make It Mini, Beverley McCullough has designed 13 small quilts with a splash of embroidery that are sure to make you smile.

The projects within the book are just as sweet. I love the way she continued the hexie design into the background.

The center would be a great place to embroider a birth announcement.

What a cute addition to a child’s room.

This would be a sweet display for Valentine’s Day as well as Spring:

What a great Summer topper:

This book is due to arrive next month. It would make a great basis for a series of classes. Why not follow up with a series of machine quilting classes, teaching a different design on each mini? The possibilities are endless.

Wool with a Modern Look

This original design by Kim Zenk & Katie Hebblewhite of Granny’s Legacy Patterns combines wool applique with embroidery and embellishments with stunning results.

Jack Frost

Don’t you love these whimsical hats? Every witch has to have her own style, after all.

Whitch Hat

What a sophisticated take on a holiday theme.

Hollydazzle

The paisley designs in this mat is reminiscent of the 70’s.

Addison

I love the plaid background for this piece. At first I thought it was pieced from fabric!

Tussie Mussie

Once again, a sophisticated take on a traditional theme.

Tulip Row

To see the complete collection, visit our website.

These patterns are due to arrive next month, in plenty of time for summer stitching, so place your orders now.

Pineapple Popouts

The pineapple popout series showcases a new technique. The center pineapple block is made with the Creative Grids® Mini Pineapple Trim Tool (#CGRJAW3MINI) with rounds that finish at ½-inch. Additional rounds are added and trimmed with the Creative Grids® Pineapple Trim Tool (#CGRJAW3) to create 1-inch finished rounds. Click here to see a video showing this technique.

In this table runner from Cut Loose Press™, (Pineapple Popout #CLPJAW085) the colors are reversed in alternate blocks to enhance the dimensional effect. Since the corners of the block are pieced from the same fabric as the borders, the pineapples seem to float across the table. Since each round is trimmed after cutting, sewing and pressing, the results are perfect every time.

Pineapple Popout Table Runner

In this quilt from Cut Loose Press™, (Pineapple Popout Spice #CLPJAW079) the colors are reversed in each set of coordinated prints to enhance the dimensional effect. The scrappy border and binding add a modern feel to this stunning quilt. And since each round is trimmed after cutting, sewing and pressing, the results are perfect every time.

Pineapple Popout Spice

In this tote from Cut Loose Press (Pineapple Popout Totte #CLPJAW086), the colors are reversed in alternate blocks to enhance the dimensional effect. One block is bound and added as a pocket on one side. The fabrics and handle are reversed on the other side. Since each round is trimmed after cutting, sewing and pressing, the results are perfect every time.

Pineapple Popout Tote
Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool for 6, 8 or 10in Finished Blocks
Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool Mini Quilt Ruler

Tip: Eliminate the math by cutting the strips using the line down the center of any of the Creative Grids® 2-1/2-inch wide rectangles. This white line is at the 1-1/4-inch mark, the width of the strips needed to make the mini-block. Use the line down the center of any of the Creative Grids® 3-1/2 inch wide rectangles to cut the strips for the outer rounds.

New from The Pattern Basket

Veggie Garden showcases all of the root vegetables: carrots, radishes, turnips and parsnips !all in a row! What a darling summer quilt in bright, sunshiny colors

Veggie Garden

Flower Pots is a great choice for using scraps. Adds rows and pots as needed to create the perfect size for your family. Wouldn’t this be stunning draped on a swing?

Flower Pots

Last but not least, In Bloom is a traditional block layout but has a modern spin since the sashings and cornerposts are narros. Don’t you love that look?

In Bloom

All of these patterns are due to arrive next month, so place your orders now!

Welcome Spring with Pen & Paper

Lindsey Neill of Pen and Paper Patterns combines strawberries and their blossoms in this darling quilt that screams summer! I made strawberry freezer jam this weekend so this is especially timely for me. But, seriously, how could anyone resist? The pattern includes an optional block layout as well as a bonus block for a jam jar which would be a cute label on the back,

Pineberry Quilt


This pattern joins her other popular patterns. I love the combination of traditional pieced blocks and the birds, Sparrows Quilt Pattern (65.5in x 71in) is a block-based pattern for the advanced beginner sewist and up. The pattern includes instructions for making a scrappy version of the quilt using fat quarters.

Sparrows Quilt Pattern

The Just My Type quilt is traditionally pieced and finishes 57 ½” x 64 ½”. The blocks within the pattern include their own cutting and assembly instructions, making it easy to customize the quilt and incorporate it into other projects. The 44-page pattern includes detailed instructions & diagrams, bonus project ideas with instructions, tags for labeling your cuts of fabric, customized layout ideas, and coloring pages! The saddle-stitch, letter-size booklet is printed in full color on heavy-weight paper.

Just My Type Quilt Pattern

Sparrows and Just My Type are in stock now, Pineberry is due to arrive next month so place your orders now!