Pre-cut Friendly

Me and My Sister Designs have created some new patterns perfect for kitting. A Tisket A Tasket…2 Fat Quarter Basket is the perfect Make It Take It class!

Love Shack and Chex Mix are both 10 inch square friendly – fast, fun and easy.

Corsage is fat eighth friendly – or buy fat quarters and make one for a friend!

All are a perfect addition to a pre-cut display!

Wool in all its Beauty

Rebekah Smith has designed two wool mats that can add a spark of color to any decor. Folk Hearts has two options – both so charming you will want to make both!

This table runner is stunning in Fall colors but would be gorgeous in Spring colors as well. The shape adds that awe factor and highlights the design as well.

Summer is beginning and is the perfect time for a bit of handwork. Wool is the perfect choice for a take along project!

A Reliable Iron…

Reliable is releasing three new irons this summer. Choose the one that best fits your needs.

The Velocity Sensor Auto Control (260IR) is Reliable’s flagship home iron model. The Velocity 260IR features a digital control panel that provides the user with eight different automatic ironing programs. From silk to denim, the 260IR intelligently sets the correct temperature and steam output to remove wrinkles and apply the perfect press.  This was had an 8 minute auto shut off – which can be bypassed (my choice).

The all-new Velocity Sensor (230IR) utilizes the comfort of sensor steam technology with the effectiveness of the Velocity’s patented dual heating element design. The 230IR features an “ECO” setting safe for all fabrics. The “Turbo” setting turns up the heat and delivers a copious amount of steam to tackle difficult fabrics.  This iron has an 8-minute auto shut off.

The Velocity One Temp 160IR provides the user with a safe and effective home ironing solution. With one set temperature, it’s safe for all fabrics—even delicates like silk. The steam trigger provides on-demand steam when desired. Like all Velocity irons, there’s no spitting or leaking! This iron has a 8 minute auto shut off.

Every seam that is sewn needs to be ironed – so an iron should be quality – and Reliable fits the bill!

Cindi McCracken Shines

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.

My Favorite Gift!

These car coasters are the cutest – and are so affordable you will want multiples! An assortment should be displayed at every register! A picture is worth a thousand words – and in this case – you have lots to choose from! From Graphic Impressions


These stones absorb moisture. Each design comes six to a pack.

A Few of My Favorite Notions

This is a sampling of the new notions that were shown at Quilt Market. These Tulip Pin Cushions from Tacony have suction cups so they can be attached right to your sewing machine!

These cute little fans from Graphic Impressions are rechargeable with the included USB – and are perfect for those hot flash moments or cooling off at the beach!

These pendent thread cutters from Bohin are cute AND practical – approved for flying.

GE Designs – Techniques Abound!

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!

Elizabeth Hartman Shines

Elizabeth’s booth at Market made everyone smile. Here is a sampling of her new patterns. Spectacular Savanna uses four different Robert Kaufman Kona cottons – Pepper, Snow, Wasabi, and Metal.

Leafy Quilt is stunning and makes me yearn for tropical climes!

Who doesn’t love Lemurs and a whole quilt of them? Even better!

Leafy and Lemur patterns are already in stock. Savanna will be coming soon!

Annie has you Organized

I am Annie’s biggest fan! She has created techniques that make it possible for EVERYONE to achieve stunning results! And, she provides the whole package – everything you need from hardware to vinyl to mesh to stabilizer – to create a one of a kind classic. In this case, I don’t want to miss anything so in Annie’s words….

Out and About: Carry everything you need for a day trip in this handy knapsack.
This compact and feature-rich backpack is sized to work well for adults as well as children. Just adjust the lengths of the shoulder straps (as directed in the pattern) to make it perfect for everyone, from 4-year-olds to 90-year-olds.

You’ll love the way the zippers extend all the way to the bottom of the main and front compartments for full access to each section. The compartments open wide, making it easy to pack and find items. No more digging around inside a pack!

The bag also features lots of zippered and slip pockets to keep small items organized and separated. Cell phone users will love the optional hidden pocket, which is perfect for keeping a phone available for quick access, yet out of sight.

In Control: Control the clutter with this sturdy caddy. Its small footprint makes it perfect for using next to the sewing machine or on a desk. Five outer slip pockets provide easy access to tools and supplies, and a zippered pocket on one end keeps personal items safe and secure. 

Expanding dividers on the inside organize a multitude of supplies or collapse flat against the interior of the caddy affording a wide-open interior. Comfy padded fabric handles make carrying easy and attach with rectangle rings allowing them to fall flat along the front or back

A functional and easy to make bag with four styles that feature both zippered mesh and zippered vinyl pockets in a variety of sizes. Use them to organize, store, and carry all sorts of treasures.  Pocket Packers are perfect for organizing personal items and clothing in a suitcase or to carry supplies to class. You’ll think of so many ways to use these handy bags! 

Each Pocket Packers bag measures 18.5” H x 13.5” W and each style features a full-sized zippered mesh pocket on the back. On the front are zippered vinyl pockets in a variety of sizes depending on the style that you choose to make. Style 1 has 1 pocket,
Style 2 has 2 same-sized pockets, Style 3 has 3 pockets of varying sizes, and 
Style 4 has 4 pockets in a variety of sizes. Any of the pockets can be divided into more than one section.

A reinforced handle attached to the top of each bag can be customized for carrying by hand or over the shoulder. Designed to be made with small amounts of fabric, Pocket Packers are perfect for using the newest fabrics from your favorite designer or a collection of pieces from your stash.

Save precious minutes on your way out the door. This handy 12″” H x 5.5” W organizer fits over the door handle and holds keys, phones, glasses, shopping lists, and more.
A handy strap on back holds letters, envelopes, or newspapers, and an optional elastic strap secures the organizer to the door knob/handle.

The Handle It pattern includes instructions for two options:

• Version 1 features a swivel hook for attaching keys, creating a perfect purse organizer! Keep your Handle It hanging on the door knob when at home to ensure you don’t forget it. Then, when you are ready to go, choose the perfect bag for your day or night on the town and simply slip the Handle It inside.

• Version 2 uses chalkboard fabric on the bottom pocket, making it a great place for quick reminders and daily ego boosts. Tell your family you love them, or remind your spouse to take out the trash.

I love these new patterns for shop owners! They are a perfect way to teach the methods that Annie uses in her projects at a reasonable price!

Perfect for use at home, at work, or on your travels, this easy-to-make organizer makes a great gift, too! The Easy Does It pattern is a perfect way to learn many of the basic techniques used to make ByAnnie patterns! To help local quilt shops, quilt guilds, get-togethers and sew-alongs take advantage of this great pattern, we have made it available in a beautiful printed version. Each package includes 25 individual patterns*, printed in full color on glossy letter stock.

Everyone will love the results and the usefulness of this little project. The handy zippered bag with attached handles will store and carry all their essentials. The bags also make quick, easy, and useful gifts! Be sure everyone gets the free Easy Does It Add-on Video as well. They will love learning our best tips and tricks as we walk them through the pattern online.

Store and carry all your project pieces or supplies in this handy zippered bag with attached handle. Fabric quilted to Soft and Stable makes a sturdy base and the mesh front affords great visibility of contents plus a bit of added stretchiness.
Use one 13” x 18″” rectangle of Soft and Stable and three fat quarters in coordinating prints/colors plus a bit of mesh, interfacing, and a zipper to make this handy 11″”H x 16″”W bag. 

All of these patterns will be arriving later this month so place your orders now!