Patterns Supporting Fabric Lines

59″ x 76″ quilt. Two 2/3-yard panels of squares make the block centers. Strip sets make the framing and the sashing units. Fabrics shown from the On Dragonfly Wings collection by Benartex. 

67″ x 75″ quilt. A 2/3-yard panel and border stripe are framed with easy square-in-a-square units and sparkle with the paper-pieced corner stars. Full-size paper-piecing patterns are included. Fabrics shown from the Moon and Sun collection from Benartex.

57″ x 61″ quilt. Use the whole length of strips cut from ombre fabrics, put strips and easy separating square units together in rows. So simple! Fabrics shown from the Stonehenge Gradation Ombre collection from Northcott.

107″ x 107″ king quilt and 65-1/2″ x 65 1/2″ throw. Strip sets and quick-corner triangles make all the units for the blocks. A beautiful border stripe adds the finishing touch! Fabrics shown from the All About Daisies collection by Benartex.

68-1/2″ x 76″ twin quilt. Frame a 1-yard panel with dancing horseshoes and stars. Quick-corner triangles make the tilt-and-trim blocks. Fabrics shown from the Lil’ Buckaroos collection by Benartex.

28″ x 61″ banner and 15″ x 40″ runner. A 2/3-yard panel is framed with easy quick-corner triangle units to make a wall banner. The same units are used to make the coordinating runner. Fabrics shown from the American Pride collection by Studio E. 

65-1/2″ x 79″ quilt. A panel of 10″ squares and lots of ocean-themed prints are stitched into simple strip sets to make this quilt. Fabrics shown from the High Tides collection by Benartex.

All of the patterns and fabric lines are due to arrive this summer so order now!

Good Cheer by Nancy Halvorsen

We are so excited to announce Nancy’s new book, “Good Cheer.” Who doesn’t love her whimsical style and creative projects?

This book features a beautiful large quilt that focuses on the nativity and other nativity centered projects.

There are 9 projects using the new “Star of Wonder Star of Light” fabric line for Benartex.

Included are placement guides for each project and a full color fabric guide showing you how much fabric is needed to complete all projects found in the book.

The books are due to arrive later this month so place your orders now!

Quilty Little Christmas by Kimberbell

Have yourself a Quilty Little Christmas! Kimberbell’s nostalgic collection features four small quilts for a homey, holiday gallery wall. Stitch the 10″ x 10” Gingerbread Cookies, the 12″ x 16” Quilty Wishes, the 10″ x 18” Sending Holiday Wishes, and the 16″ x 16” Quilty Little Christmas quilts on your embroidery machine, then artfully arrange them with the included printables! With 24 unique designs and a variety of techniques and embellishments, a Quilty Little Christmas is what holiday memories are made of.

Kim gathered all the merry details for A Quilty Little Christmas! Celebrate warm holiday memories with soft Embroidery Felt, lush Velveteen, sparkly Applique Glitter, custom buttons, pink ribbon, and shiny rhinestones!

These products are due to arrive in July, right after the Christmas fabrics so place your orders now.

New from Flamingo Toes

Get ready for Spring with this Sweet Spring Row Quilt by Beverly McCullough of Flamingo Toes! This fun quilt is made up of rows of flowers, bunnies, eggs and more. There’s even a little hatched chick! This quilt measures 60″ x 76″, is fat quarter friendly and so fun to sew! This pattern is due to arrive early next month and would make a great row of the month project.

Songsparrow is a gorgeous quilt full of your favorite garden themes – blooming flowers and pretty birds! This quilt looks so pretty in Melody fabrics by Beverly McCullough for Riley Blake Designs, showing now and shipping in September. The quilt is fat quarter friendly and finishes at 72″ x 88″. These patterns will be released in September when the fabric line is released.

Head down Melody Lane with this darling quilt made up of Birdhouses, Florals and Stars. The quilt is 10″ Stacker friendly and so fun to piece! Finished quilt is 73″ x 73″. The quilt pattern includes bonus instructions for a table runner sized at 18″ x 66″.

Create a gorgeous vintage inspired quilt in no time with this easy quilt pattern! Starlight uses provided paper templates, or you can use the coordinating acrylic Triangle and Half Hexie Templates. Starlight is fat quarter friendly and finishes at 74″ x 95″.

Visit our website to see the entire fabric line.

Simply beautiful!

The Perfect Beginner Quilt

From Cut Loose Press® by Rachelle Craig, Havenwood is the perfect beginner class or project! Just about every inch of the fabric is used in this quilt. Grab forty-2 1/2-inch strips (or cut your own), a background fabric and you are ready to go. Kitting not required!

Turning every other block creates the modern off-set look that gives this quilt its style.

The cover quilt is made with Pearl Splendor by Benartex. Or, cut your own strips with the Creative Grids® Stripology XL Ruler.

The 2-1/2″ slits are marked with squares – can’t get any easier than that! What a great way to use up scraps.

Treasured Threadz™ by Amy Barickman

Hi! My name is Amy Barickman and I am here to tell you about my new Treasured Threadz™ collection! I’ve been so lucky to create this with my hometown partner, Colonial Patterns. Colonial Patterns has been producing the popular Aunt Martha’s embroidery patterns for over 85 years! Watch this short video for an overview:

The new Treasured Threadz™ fabric panels are a culmination of my love for vintage textiles and passion for repurposing thrifted fabrics and preloved apparel. Using my vintage collection of art, textiles and quilts, I have designed FIVE Treasured Threadz™ fabric panels! I also developed some signature techniques for applying patchwork that are perfect for featuring in your store demos and classes!

Upcycling fabrics has always been a favorite focus of mine over my 30 years creating sewing and craft patterns. Think of these panels as “cheater” or “convenience” panels that offer your customers a shortcut to style! These authentic digital reproductions are perfect for embroidery, quilting, collage or applique. Embellish projects or use the panels for your favorite sewing pattern.

Every panel purchase includes a QR code that will give you access to exclusive digital content. There are three printable PDF patterns (a cross body bag, zipper pouch, and eyeglasses case) as well as an extensive Look Book with over 25 pages of project ideas. Treasured Threadz™ truly offers endless inspiration for creating unique fashion and sustainable sewing projects.

We also have a new companion Favorite Fusible Stabilizer. We have developed this low-loft fusible batting as the perfect partner to our fabric panels. Each package includes a 11″ x 17″ Pressing Sheet, and added value to your customers as they create with our signature techniques to embellish and applique.

With the purchase of the Favorite Fusible Stabilizer, you will find a QR code with detailed videos and PDF instructions for oth Decorative Patch Applique and our Repair Patch Techniques. Both methods are great for embellishing or mending favorites from your home and closet.

There are so many ways to use this stabilizer. Use it to give a layer of body, softness and stability to almost anything you create. You can easily layer this fusible batting with fabric and add decorative stitching for a dimensional, hand-quilted look. Treasured Threadz™ panels are perfect for applique as well as small projects like my popular Fold & Go Folio pattern.

You can use it to create a sturdy fabric for functional projects such as cross body bags or an eyeglass case (both patterns are included with each fabric panel). One of my favorite uses for this stabilizer is for hand embroidery. It’s a wonderful backing for your stitching project, no hoop required!

The broad appeal of Treasured Threadz™ makes it perfect for in-store demo days, design challenges, classes or retreat projects. Even better, a continuity or club program could be created using the patterns that are included with purchase of a panel.

.Thanks for letting me share Treasured Threadz? with you – I hope you are inspired to embrace the opportunity you have with this line and share it with your community. Visit the Checker website to see all of Amy’s patterns, panels and fusible batting: Amy Barickman

New from Elizabeth Hartman

Elizabeth Hartman always knows what will tug out heartstrings and these latest patterns are irresistible! Either would be great programs this Spring. The patterns and fabric are due to arrive in April.

The Bunny Bunch includes Basil, Blanch, Bertie, and Button. They’re a well-dressed group, sporting shirts, overalls, and dresses that you can make with your favorite fabrics. The pattern also includes a bonus Baby bunny block. Everything in this pattern is made using conventional patchwork techniques. No templates or paper piecing!

Their clothing is pieced from her plaids, available in a fat quarter pack from Robert Kaufman:

And then there are the cats. This pattern is available now but the cats shown are dressed in the same plaids which won’t be available until April.

Make pajamas for these cozy cats using your favorite fat quarters. Once again, everything is pieced using conventional patchwork techniques. No templates or paper piecing! You already know who will want these so place your order now!

Cat Lovers Unite

These patterns by Pammie Jane are sure to make you smile. Pawm Springs looks like it is right off the set of MadMen!

Traditional and foundation paper piecing combine in a purr-fect intermediate level design. This mid-century styled quilt features cool cats with a retro vibe that are enhanced by foundation-pieced atomic stars and sparkling diamonds. Skill Level: Intermediate

This easy-to-piece quilt delivers lots of graphic punch thanks to simple cat blocks and striking checkerboard sashing strips. Cover quilt features Kitty Litter basics by Pammie Jane for Dear Stella.

This quilt will zig zag its way into your heart with its charm! And with its large patches, it’s purr-fect for showing off your favorite cat-themed fabrics. The next three designs are made with fabric from Curious Garden by Pammie Jane for Dear Stella fabrics.

Bloom Where Mew Are Planted is a 12-month skill-building block-of-the-month program. Let Pammie Jane take you on an epic quilting journey, designed to build your know-how in various techniques. In the span of 12 months, your skills will bloom to new heights! Don’t be afraid of the unknown. While this quilt may look complex, every month you’ll learn the skills necessary to complete each block, taking you from beginner to advanced in no time. Follow Pammie Jane on social media for bonus tips, tricks, and techniques to further enhance your experience.

Go wild and combine hand embroidery with traditional piecing for a quilt that’s sweeter than honey!

Journey to another galaxy with the Supernova Quilt. This beginner-friendly FPP quilt features blocks inspired by vintage Pyrex dish prints. Quilt something genuinely stellar! Each Supernova block finishes at 11.” Simple block construction with clear, easy-to-follow instructions. Skill Level: Confident Beginner

This big, cozy quilt is a dream to piece thanks to large-scale blocks. Who needs counting sheep when you’ve got stitches this sweet? The Sweet Dreams Quilt finishes at 80″ square and features a large center medallion.

A yummy, beginner-friendly quilt that’s too sweet to resist. With 3 sizes to choose from and only 2 simple blocks, it’s a recipe for success! As an added bonus – it’s charm pack, layer cake, and fat quarter friendly!!! Finished block size = 12″. Quilt size options – Crib, Throw, and Full

The Curious Garden fabric line as well as the patterns are due to arrive this month so place your orders now.

New Patterns and Fabric by Christa Quilts

I have included the fronts and backs of each pattern so you can see the different colorways. You would hardly know it was the same pattern!

Pair up your favorite 2 1/2″ strips with a contrasting background and you’ve got an instant hit! Pattern includes instructions in 4 sizes: Lap, Throw, Double & Queen. It also includes with step by step full color diagrams, quilting suggestions and a coloring page.

Try your hand at improvisational piecing, but in a structured way! Use your favorite fat quarters or leftover scraps to make slightly oversized blocks. Then trim them down for a perfect fit! The pattern uses regular cutting and piecing methods, and no 2 blocks are alike! Includes instructions in 4 sizes: wall, lap, throw, and queen. Also includes step by step full color diagrams, quilting suggestions and a coloring page.

Learn to make perfect Party blocks with foundation paper piecing! Pair up your favorite saturated colors with a contrasting background. Pattern includes a full-size foundation template to photocopy, machine quilting suggestions, and instructions in 4 sizes. The fabric used to make this quilt is called Dazzle Dots by Christa Watson for Benartex, but it would look fabulous in any fabrics. See back cover for complete fabric requirements. This pattern assumes knowledge of basic foundation paper piecing techniques.

These quilts were made with Christa’s new fabric line, Dazzle Dots by Benartex. Love, love, love these! They are available on the bolt and your favorite pre-cuts.

The patterns are due to arrive next month, the fabric is due in January so place your orders!