Quilts through a Child’s Eyes

I already have two on order for my grandchildren! Read the premise of the story:

Ghosts are supposed to be sheets, light as air and able to whirl and twirl and float and soar. But the little ghost who is a quilt can’t whirl or twirl at all, and when he flies, he gets very hot. He doesn’t know why he’s a quilt. His parents are both sheets, and so are all of his friends. His great-grandmother was a lace curtain, but that doesn’t really help cheer him up. He feels sad and left out when his friends are zooming around and he can’t keep up. But one Halloween, everything changes. The little ghost who was a quilt has an experience that no other ghost could have, an experience that only happens because he’s a quilt . . . and he realizes that it’s OK to be different. 

The Little Ghost Who Was A Quilt

The Little Ghost Who Was A Quilt #TB6447-2 from Tundra Books is due to arrive the first of September, just in time for the season! Place your order now so you will have many hours of storytelling!

The Newest Leftie!

Meet the newest addition to the Creative Grids® left-handed line! This 4-1/2 inch square features a mirror image of the markings that are on the original version. Left-handers no longer have to read upside down!

Creative Grids Left Handed Quilt Ruler 4-1/2in Square

This beauty joins the other left-handed squares:

The 6 1/2″ square:

Creative Grids Left Handed Quilt Ruler 6-1/2in Square

And the 12 1/2″ square:

Creative Grids Left Handed Quilt Ruler 12-1/2in Square

Along with the two rectangles:

The 6 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangle:

Creative Grids Left Handed Quilt Ruler 6-1/2in x 12-1/2in

And the 6 1/2″ x 24 1/2″:

Creative Grids Left Handed Quilt Ruler 6-1/2in x 24-1/2in

Why not order a set and display them with the original versions so your customers can experience the difference? Make sure you have order forms on hand because they will want them all!

All are in stock so place your orders now!

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.

Quick Kits, Quick Classes from Zakka Workshop


This fun case with a simple, bouncy patchwork design, hoop pull zipper, and fabric-covered button zipper tab is full of sweet little details. The compact size of this case will keep all sorts of tools gathered, stored, and zipped up in pretty zakka style. Kit includes a 9-inch zipper with hoop pull and two 1-inch cover buttons. Extra cover buttons and zippers are also available. Look for items #ZW6370 and #ZW6400. The colors can be cut from scrap or 2″ or 2 1/2″ squares. The rest is fat quarter friendly so kitting is a breeze.

Scrappy Pencil Case Kit


Step out in style with a pretty and useful wristlet. This charming accessory keeps all your little essentials—phone, cards, lipstick, keys, and other necessities—organized. Two handy zippered and lined compartments hold everything securely, and provides you with hands-free convenience. Kit includes two 8-inch zippers with water droplet pull and one swivel hook and D-ring set. Extra zippers and swivel hook and D-ring sets are available. This pattern is fat quarter friendly so it is the perfect choice for a class!

Double Zip Wristlet Kit

This roomy, square pouch can hold and carry all your little sewing essentials and notions. The wire frame gives the bag structure and forms a wide opening, making it easy to pack and find everything hands-free. The little handles make this caddy the perfect grab-and-go sewing accessory. Kit includes one 8 x 3-inch wire frame set and one 16-inch zipper with hoop pull. Extra wire frames and zippers are available separately. Look for items #ZW6363 and #ZW6417. And, once again, it is fat quarter friendly so it is easy to kit!

Stylish Sewing Caddy Kit

All of these kits are due to arrive the beginning of July so they would be great for mother/daughter classes this summer!

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.

A Crabapple Hill Alphabet

In Meg’s words: Make a border of wildflowers for your favorite flowery room in the house! I have included the entire alphabet, so you can choose any word/words/names you’d like to personalize your garden banner, and eleven beautiful flowers to choose from. There’s just something about a pennant banner that makes me happy immediately… like a garden party is getting ready to begin! I’ve also made a couple to use as beautiful bookmarks that make me smile! What a sweet shower decoration – just make sure you have all of the letters you need!

Garden Party Banner


Six pretty flowers! These can be made into brooches with the addition of a pin back, fobs or zipper pulls with the addition of a ring, clasp, ribbon or cord, glued to a large paper clip or bookmark, or simply embroidered onto something that needs beautiful embellishments! Parts of the designs can be colored pencil tinted, but are mostly filled with embroidery.

Wildflower Brooches & Fobs

Block #4 of Twilight Garden is also expected.

Twilight Garden Block of the Month Block 4 Daisy

And Blocks 9 and 10 of Hope Blooms will be ready for those of you doing that block of the month program.

Hope Blooms Block of the Month Blocks 9 & 10

These patterns are due to arrive later this month so place your orders now.

The Creative Grids® 45mm Rotary Cutter is in Stock!

The “weight” is over! Everything is now in stock. The Creative Grids® 45mm rotary cutter is designed with you in mind. The sleek red metal body adds weight to the cutter so less pressure is required when cutting fabric. The cushioned, comfort grip is designed to fit your hand, reducing slips and muscle fatigue.

When the button is in the center, the guard fully protects the blade when not in use. Move the button a quarter circle to the left or right to expose the blade for right and left handed users. The exposed blade is specifically designed to extend beyond the guard to work with the Creative Grids® slotted rulers.

To replace the blade, simply pull down on the tab to release it and add a new blade – a one step process.

The Creative Grids® 45mm rotary cutter comes in a protective zippered case that includes plenty of room to store additional blades and notions. Watch the video to view all of the features of the tool!

Creative Grids 45mm Rotary Cutter with EVA Case

The case is also available separately.

Creative Grids Rotary Cutter Case

The blades come in packages of 2 and 5.

Creative Grids 45mm Replacement Rotary Blade 2pk
Creative Grids 45mm Replacement Rotary Blade 5pk

Why not have one open at your cutting counter so your customers can try it and feel the difference???