This quarantine has brought back so many memories of my grandma! (Who knew that house dresses would be back in style!) She always had a half-filled sink of soapy water and a towel on the counter with a rack on top to dry the dishes. So when Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Designs submitted this pattern, I was all in! So many teachable moments!!!
It uses pre-cut sheets of In-R-Form to make it even easier to have a class – and they will go home with a finished project! Or do a little video and sell the kits on-line!
After this quarantine, you should have a lot of new customers who dug out their old sewing machines to make masks – and now want new projects. This is the perfect beginner project! Teach them strip-piecing, paper-piecing, (yes, those wine glasses are paper-pieced) top-stitching with micro-tec needles… Remember – these new sewers probably came from clothing and are used to 5/8″ seams so there will be a learning curve!
Kristine has also written a pocket guide to Interfacings. Many of your customers have not worked with this product before so it is another educational opportunity!
The new Little Poppins bag is due to arrive next month. It is doubly cute because you can make it in two sizes: 13 x 9 x 6 or 13 x 12 x 6. Who doesn’t love the proportions and style with a classic touch? The pattern includes high quality stays. (Additional stays can be purchased separately).
Achieve professional quality by using a great stabilizer for the sides and bottom.
Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Designs has three patterns in the top 100 – and the sales of these patterns have paid the rent for more than one shop!
Her latest pattern – Fold’N Stitch Leaf Topper (#PQD-213) is due out this summer – and in my humble opinion is the cutest one yet! This time, Bosal is packaging the pre-cut leaves (#495-8B) and they will be available at the SAME TIME as the pattern!
This candle holder measures 17″ across. Order it now so you can be one of the first to have the sample done before those Summer travelers arrive!
Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Quilt Designs has created this wreath that has become a #1 hit – and now she has made it even easier for everyone to literally make one for every holiday. Item #PQD-210 Retail $9.00
The six inch squares of Bosal In-R-Foam are now pre-cut and come in a package of twelve (the exact number you need to make a wreath)! Now there is absolutely no waste and these wreaths are incredibly easy to kit! Item #495-6B Retail $8.29
Kristine has also put together packs of beads so you can embellish the points. These embellishments hide the stitches that hold the units together. They come in silver or gold – with enough beads to make at least four wreaths. Item #PQD103S Retail $5.00 (Silver) Item #PQD103G Retail $5.00 (Gold)
These new pre-cuts are due to arrive this week so order them now and set up a display including gorgeous seasonal fabrics today.