Bird Brain Designs

Bird Brain Designs – need I say more??? Her latest fabric line features her classic red that is the perfect compliment to her redwork. Sheltering Tree by Bird Brain Designs Collection from Maywood Studio.

This quilt kit is the perfect showcase for the Sheltering Tree panel. #KIT-MASCOH

Quilt Kit Connecting Home, 57in x 75in

Sheltering Tree features several kits as well as some dynamic prints!

Red/Cream Sheltering Trees
Tan/Red Houses

Robin also has added three new patterns to her embroidery line. They are also all available as machine embroidery patterns.

Feathered Farmyard Friends
Love You More
Home Sweet Home

The patterns will be available this month, the fabric will be available in May.

New Bird Brain Designs for Winter and Spring

Robyn Kingsley of Bird Brain Designs is simply a delight. And her joy for living and stellar personality are reflected in every project she creates! These designs will be available later this month and are available for hand as well as machine embroidery.

There are even new releases for Spring and Fall…


I kept these images big so you could see the detail she incorporates into every scene!

Snow Happy

As record breaking snows hit the East coast, Robin Kingsley of Bird Brain Designs has released her new book – Snow Happy.  Why not sit by a fire and stitch one of these projects while you are longing for Spring?

Item #B1338T  Retail $24.99

This collection of hand embroidered designs are sewn into a wide variety of projects from towels to totes.



I love everything Robin designs!  And did I mention that she is one of the most charming ladies I have ever met?  These designs are so charming you will want to incorporate them into other projects.  Why not stitch them up into your favorite design today?  Order now – these books will be arriving any day!

Creating Eye Candy – Part Two

Window dressing!  Remember the days when you walked by department stores to see these displays?  At Christmas, it was a tradition. Why not re-create some of that magic in your store?  A charming vignette will draw your customers in.  They will want to recreate your display in your own home.

Bird Brain Designs booth always makes me want to go home and start stitching!  Robin is wearing her own stitched personalized apron – that is stitched on a towel.  Wouldn’t these look great for your staff?  And, when they are not working, they can hang on the wall as a display.

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Her smile is so inviting!  Here’s hoping your employees look this happy to see YOUR customers – a friendly face makes all of the difference.

One striking quilt – or block of the month – can create the mood.

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But don’t stop there.  Display some smaller projects around it to enhance the theme.2015-05-16 14.03.24

And don’t stop there!  Robin designs fabrics – and has a new line coming out this summer:  //

With Bird Brain Designs, you score the trifecta – she designs fabrics and patterns which are supported by notions so every display should include embroidery hoops; needles; pearl cottons; hand towels, etc.

Make YOUR shop a one stop shop!

Last minute Christmas gifts and decorations

Everyone loves snowmen because you don’t have to take them down with the Christmas tree.  And, lets face it, when that tree comes down, the house just looses some of its magic!

This latest pattern by Need’l Love will be arriving this week – and is the cutest pattern I have seen in a long time.


Item #LP1  Retail $5.00

Bundle this pattern with some buttons packets for eyes and orange wool for the carrot noses.  And, since the pattern is only $5.00, there is room in the budget for a collection of seasonal fat quarters to get them started!

These Winter Mug Rugs are embroidered in the hoop and make great Christmas presents.  Combine them with a coffee mug and a collection of teas and coffees to create a gift basket that begins and ends with love…


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For those of you who would still like to make some personal ornaments, this pattern includes an even dozen!  They work up so quickly in blue work and are so portable they can travel with you!


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Invited to any weddings this winter?  Why not make the bridal couple a tree skirt or stockings?

These stockings use the LILTWISTER and can be pieced very quickly.  Your customers probably have the tool, but if not, we have more arriving any day…


Item #NM-130  Retail $9.00

This tree skirt can be made in an afternoon with the Creative Grids 30 degree ruler


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All of these are easy to kit as well, and would make great gifts for the quilter in your life.

Thanks for the Memories – Open House in Pictures – Part One

This event is all about education – and our vendors are eager to share their knowledge with everyone.  Inspiration resides in every booth – and around every corner…

Rita Fishel demonstrated the three newest Creative Grids rulers….


Dawn from the Warm Company was thrilled to announce that Steam-A-Seam 2 is back….





The mother/daughter team from Fishsticks Patterns shared their wonderful handbags and projects…


Both of Edyta’s new books arrived in time to be autographed at the Open House so she had a big smile on her face….


Maddie and Steve of Quiltsmart celebrated their anniversary with us…


Fran and Michael of Clover shared their newest notions.  Fran officially retires at Market so we were thrilled that we were one of her final shows….


They all got the memo – black was the official outfit for the Round Robin Rebels – Terri Degenkolb of Whimsicals; Kari Carr of New Leaf Stitches; and Gudrun Erla of GE Designs….


Robin Kingsley of Bird Brain Designs was an absolute delight and wowed everyone with her new fabric and embroidery designs….


These sisters from Sister’s Common Threads are the brains behind the iron caddy and shared their new patterns…


Jill Finley of Jillily Studios shared her new program.   She is famous for her wonderful applique projects so you may know her as the inventory of Appli-glue…


Kendall from Silhouette amazed everyone when they saw what is possible when quilting meets technology…


Coleen helped shops design their space with the efficient fabric display cabinets built by her company…


The gals from Adornit provided that “awe” factor when they displayed their wonderful baby quilt fabric lines and patterns…


The girls from Sew Michelle showed everyone how to incorporate vinyl mesh into their projects…


They were all smiles – as you can see – and a delight to work with!


Snow Happens – even in April

I love everything Bird Brain – including her new fabric line and the machine embroidery C.D.for the embroidery pattern that inspired it all!

I live in Ohio so I feel your pain when I write about a snowman inspired fabric line – when it snowed last week!  As shop owners, you know that the winter lines start arriving in June so you need to start thinking about classes and samples NOW!


Item #BBD568ME  Retail $24.00 (Machine Embroidery)

Item #BBD568  Retail $10.00 (Hand Embroidery)

The fabric line comes in red and blue versions in 10 yard case assortments, fat quarter packs, and 2 1/2″ strips.








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To see the complete line, visit our website at:  // happens







12 Months of Christmas – Bird Brain Designs Style


For the last few months you have heard your customers say that they have way to much to do during the holidays.  Why not offer a series of classes – 12 Months of Christmas?

Each month feature a different project – ornaments, tree skirt, table runners, gift tags, stockings, towels, napkins – you get the picture. Include quick gifts that they may want to make in multiples such as credit card wallets and purses.

The perfect first class?  Bird Brain Designs!  This woman is on a roll!  She has now digitized many of her most popular designs.  Now they are available in a digitized version as well as the original handwork varieties – and are due in in the next few weeks.

Heartfelt Angel










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Woodland Snowman










Item #BBD125ME  Retail $24.00


Traditional Redwork Ornaments








Item #BBD144ME  Retail $24.00

Santa Redwork Ornaments








Item #BBD145ME  Retail $12.00

Snowman Redwork Ornaments








Item #BBD146ME  Retail $24.00

Snow Happens Table Runner









Item #BBD568ME  Retail $24.00

Santa Quartet Table Runner








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Robin uses Sulky Fabri-Solvy so you don’t need to trace your designs.  Why not run the copies and include the sheets in the class kits?  But, don’t forget, everyone still has to buy the pattern.



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At Fall Market Robin showcased her new fabric line that is shipping in the next few weeks:  //

Why not combine the fabric with these new digitized patterns?  Don’t sell machines?  It doesn’t really matter – your customers have embroidery machines and if you don’t carry the patterns, you are sending them to someone else who does….