In her own words, assembling this easy whimsical sailboat quilt is as fun as a day at the seaside. Blocks and rows come together without the need to match any seams. Wave blocks are strip pieced for quick assembly. The sailboat blocks use stitch and flip techniques for the boat hull and for the half rectangle sail units.
Sail units are intentionally oversized then trimmed down to size for a perfect fit every time. A paper trimming template to pair with a standard quilting ruler is included. Quilt measures 50.5 in. x 67 in.
This 50.5 in x 67 in throw quilt was designed as a fun, quick project. The star blocks use a stitch and flip technique and are designed to make it impossible to accidentally cut off points. Wave blocks are strip pieced and require no seam matching.
There are also no seams to match when joining blocks or rows, making this a very stress-free design. While the cover quilt has a seaside vibe, the design would also look lovely in Christmas colors, or in any color combination to suit personal taste or a particular season.
Breadcrumbs is a table set designed to showcase a favorite focus fabric or solid color. Large pieces make this a quick project. Pattern includes two versions, one with a single focus fabric, the second with the focus fabric and a coordinating accent. Four placemats each measure 12 1/2 in x 18 5/8 in. The runner, which makes use of focus fabric triangles left over from making the placemats, measures 15 1/2 in x 48 1/2 in.
The star blocks in Evening Light are a good candidate for showcasing a favorite medium scale print. Try florals for a soft and elegant look, or a novelty print for a bolder, more whimsical quilt. All units are made using techniques that require no cut triangles. The pattern includes instructions and yardage requirements for five different sizes from baby to king.
All of these patterns are due to arrive early next month so place your orders now.
These are sure to make you smile and the latest note cards from Kati Cupcake!
All of these cards are due to arrive later this month. Have you ever given a gift at a shower or wedding – and the recipient doesn’t realize that your gift was made with love??? These special cards will let them know that, in your heart, they were worth the time and effort!
BOHO Blooms is a five part block of the month that is just genius! Each part can stand alone or complete them all to create a 70 inch square of work of art! The first four panels measure 25-1/2″ x 41-1/2″. The fifth block – The Butterfly is the center 14″ square that provides the center of this heirloom. Add a border – or borders – if desired to make it fit the space.
Block #5 and Putting it all together:
The Gypsy Quilter® Appli-Fuse Mats are the perfect companion for this technique.
These mats come in four different sizes – in this case – the bigger the better!
Blocks 4 and 5 are expected to arrive later this month so ask your customers who would like the entire series so you can order them now!
Looking for a favor or small gift for a Mother’s Day luncheon? Need a Make It/Take It? These Drink Cozies from The Gypsy Quilter® may be just the ticket! One package includes enough pre-cut batting to make eight cozies. The batting is 100% cotton and made exclusively by Bosal for The Gypsy Quilter®.
These drawstring mask elastics make perfect closures – allowing you to adjust the cozy to fit your cup!
The elastics come in a variety of colors to coordinate with your choice of fabrics. Add a vintage button from your collection to add that awe factor. The best part? You can make all eight in an afternoon!
Kaffe is legendary for his color sense. His newest book, Kaffe Fassett in the Studio, gives a glimpse into that creative mind. Learn what inspires him.
This book is due to arrive next month. You already know what customers will want it!
Due in July – Quilts in an English Village: With his unerring eye, Kaffe has succeeded in finding the perfect location for his exquisite new collection of quilts, featuring both his scintillating new fabric designs and his classics, all in his unique color palette. This time he has chosen the medieval English village of Lavenham in Suffolk, where the 19 quilts in this book are set off against the ancient half-timbered Tudor houses. They are displayed in all their glory in a sumptuous eye-catching quilt gallery.
I love Terry’s designs as much as her descriptions: Less hip movement and more strip movement! Scraps and strips will dance together inside the built-in border. Now THAT is a perfect description for a class!
This design can be made with charm squares for a scrappy look. Choose strips or fat eighths for a controlled look as shown on the back cover. Or make two placemats instead of a table runner.
This would be a great beginner class – and is so easy to kit! A charm pack and a yard of fabric will make two! These patterns are due to arrive the middle of April so order them now!
Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Quilt Designs is an expert on interfacings. Her latest series of oven mitts supports a heat resistant Bosal product that withstands heat up to 450 degrees.
The oven mitts are pre-cut. One package makes a mitt.
Why not start a series of classes on different interfacings? Since it only takes two fat quarters and a package of the lining, it is easy to prep for a class. Kris has a variety of patterns that make great Make It/Take It classes – feature a different product in each class!
All of these items are due to arrive the middle of next month so place your orders now!
These new patterns by Erin Underwood Quilts are a great way to showcase those fabrics or panels that are just too pretty to cut up! You bought the fabric because you loved it, so why not showcase it in one of these quilts?
Shadow Play is a generous throw at 69″ x 68″. Highlight your favorite fabrics or fussy cut panels to create themed vignettes in this stunning quilt.
Showcase is another option and goes together very quickly
Or Stupendous Strips may be a better option – a great way to accent those border prints. This pattern includes instructions for a baby size as well.
Pompous Panels is a generous 73 inches square. It is the perfect for those panels that need a little bling! Or highlight your favorite applique blocks or fun fabric! A little paper-piecing for the Mariner’s Compass accentuates the circle of blocks nicely.
Want the perfect wall hanging to accent the Mariner’s Compass aspect of the quilt? GPS is just the ticket, measuring 39″ square.
Diamond Peacock quilt uses the Creative Grids 15-degree Triangle Ruler (CGREU1) in combination with paper piecing to create the stunning diamond spray of a peacocks tail.
Show off your love of the majestic Bald Eagle with this stunning wall hanging! Machine applique and a little paper piecing bring this bird to life!
All of these patterns are due to arrive next month, so place your orders now.
This notion created by Cluck Cluck Sew is flying off the shelves and we just got in another order so it is in stock!!!
I was teaching a class on Saturday and someone thought that you put this on the diagonal of the fabric – not true! It sticks to your sewing machine – right in front of the feed dogs. The red line aligns with your needle, the blue lines are the sewing lines – 1/4″ away from the red line.
A roll is 10 yards – and since you just need a small piece – it lasts a good long time! When you are ready to remove it, it comes right off – no pesky residue!
Half-square triangles have never been easier – no more drawing lines. But remember, this works just as well when sewing snowball blocks! I can’t wait to try it when I am making my Geese in the Cabin blocks – a Cut Loose Press™ Plus pattern (#CLPPLUS001)!
Adding those triangles to the corners just got a whole lot easier! This pattern showcases the Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tool for 10-inch blocks (#CGRJAW10).
The Gypsy Quilter® Clappers are made of oak and made in the USA! Press a seam using steam and place the clapper over the seam for a few seconds to set the seam. Remove the clapper and you will have a flat, crisp seam. It comes in two sizes: 1-1/2 inches long, 3 inches wide tapering down to 2-1/2 inches and is 1-1/2 inches thick.
And the smaller size: 1-3/4 inches tapering down to 1-1/4 inches, Length is 7-3/4 inches.
When pressing units that have been chain-pieced, simply place the clapper on the seam just pressed while you are pressing the next seam. Set up your own little assembly line for perfectly flat seams every time.
An added bonus? When I am sub-cutting strips, I stack 2 – 8 at a time and place the clapper on the strips. The weight of the clapper stops the strips from shifting when sub-cutting. As you work your way down the strips, simply move the clapper as you cut! Don’t you love it when a notion has multiple uses?