By Annie

Need I say more??? EVERYTHING By Annie is quality and her instructions are easy to follow and are so detailed that you will be successful!

All of these patterns have an Add-on Video(TM). The Add-on Video(TM) is specially designed to support specific parts of the pattern and help the customer learn Annie’s best techniques. It doesn’t replace the pattern — it will enhance their sewing experience. To support local quilt shops, related paper patterns include a coupon for the value of the Add-on Video(TM). This is a $5.00 value. Customers can then use the coupon to get the video for free on her website.

Room with a View is one of her newest patterns.

Room With A View

Sometimes it is best to just go to the source. Annie says: Control the clutter with these sturdy zippered bins in three versatile sizes.Vinyl front windows afford quick and easy identification of contents.A zippered mesh pocket in the lid is a perfect place to store instructions or small pieces.Convenient handles on top and on each side make it easy to move and carry the bins.Perfect for any room in the house, these handy bins will store toys, sports gear, out-of-season clothes, fabric, sewing supplies, and more!

Each size is designed to coordinate well with standard-sized cube shelves (i.e. IKEA KALLAX type), allowing you to not only become more organized, but to also decorate your room.

The pattern includes complete instructions for bins in three sizes:
Small: 8½””H x 8½””W x 8½””D
Medium: 10½””H x 10½””W x 10½””D
Large: 12½””H x 12½””W x 12½””D

By Annie is your source for everything! She now has the strapping in 3 yard put-ups as well as 50 yard spools.

Strapping- 1in x 3 yd-black
Strapping- 1in x 3 yd-white
In the Mix

Keep your mixer clean and the kitchen pretty with a sturdy quilted mixer cover. Pockets on all sides hold manuals, accessories, recipes, and more. A handle at the top makes it easy to remove the cover. The pattern includes complete instructions for covers in three sizes to fit popular mixers. The pattern and Add-on Video include instructions for measuring your mixer and making adjustments if needed.

Project Bags 2.0

Great for organizing everything you need for each of your projects! These handy zippered bags have sturdy quilted bases and vinyl windows for visibility of contents. A handle at the top may be used for carrying or hanging. The medium, large, and jumbo bags also have colorful borders at the bottom. These borders may be pieced or may feature a single fabric. Hold and organize everything from sewing supplies to puzzles, games and more in these sturdy bags.

Pattern includes instructions for bags in four sizes:
SMALL: 6½””H x 10½””W
MEDIUM: 10½””H x 12½””W
LARGE: 13½””H x 13½””W
JUMBO: 16½””H x 16½””W

Project Bags 2.0 is an update of Project Bags which was released in 2016. Just like a new edition of a textbook, this new version of the pattern features improved design and layout, easier-to-follow steps and diagrams, and our newest and best techniques.


“Quick and fun to make, these bags in three sizes open wide for easy access to all your supplies. Binding on the easy-to-install zipper finishes the upper edges and forms a handle and grab tab. Two inner mesh pockets keep things organized and easy to view. Soft and StableR provides great body and stability and ensures that the bags stand up and hold their shape. Slip these classy zippered bags in your suitcase — or use them to maximize the space on your vanity. Be sure to make a few Open Wide 2.0 bags to have on hand for gifts. Who wouldn’t love a cute bag for cosmetics or other supplies?

The pattern includes complete step-by-step instructions for bags in three sizes:
Small: 4″”H x 7½””W x 3½””D
Medium: 6½””H x 10½””W x 5″”D
Large: 9″”H x 12″”W x 6″”D

Open Wide 2.0 is an update of Open Wide which was released in 2016. Just like a new edition of a textbook, this new version of the pattern features improved design and layout, easier-to-follow steps and diagrams, and our newest and best techniques.

Ultimate Travel 2.0

“The perfect travel companion, this functional bag includes a comfortable padded
adjustable carrying strap and quick-grab side handles, as well as a handy trolley
sleeve on back to secure the bag to rolling luggage. Zippered and slip pockets on the front, back, and ends plus a full-height zippered pocket and three more slip pockets inside will keep everything organized and close at hand. Optional buttons on the bottom reduce wear. The bag measures 13¾””H x 14½””L x 4½””D at the top and 13¾””H x 18½””L x 8″”D at bottom.

By Annie now offers several sizes of stabilizers for the bottoms of the bags to give them added support.

Base Stablizer 7.75 x 14.75

The stabilizers are due to arrive this month. The patterns are due the middle of next month so order them now!

The Little Things

Sometimes it is the little things that make me happy – and this one is brilliant!

Thread Cutterz Ceramic Blade Zipper Pull Cutter

In their words: This Thread Cutterz Zipper Pull is convenient, safe and efficient. Attach it to a lanyard, purse, backpack, keychain or any zipper and it will always be there when you need it. Its double-sided blade quickly and efficiently cuts from either side and is recessed to prevent accidental cuts. Use this unique tool to easily slice through thread, yarn and embroidery floss cleanly with no fray. Note the zipper pull’s sleek, ergonomic design includes a non-slip finger grip for increased stability and control. It is durable, machine washable, and has no moveable parts to wear out. Enjoy this handy tool for years to come.

I can’t wait to teach a bag class – the Clam Up bag would be perfect.

Clam Up

The students can choose their ideal size. Personally, I want a small one that I can take on a plane with needle and threads and my latest applique project! With this zipper pull, I don’t need to worry about anyone confiscating my favorite scissors!

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!

Shop Hops and Shows – Part Two

We can’t keep these Hello Pouches in stock! A bargain since the pattern has instructions for four sizes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once again, a sample is worth a thousand words – or in this case – patterns! But don’t make your customers search for what they need! Have the Soft and Stable; vinyl and zippers as a part of the display. Include fun fabrics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One half yard pack of Soft and Stable is enough to make an entire set of four pouches – and it comes prepackaged!

The vinyl comes in a roll – and should be arriving soon. Cut that into 1/3 yard cuts – after all, who wants to stand in line for something so basic?

Two of By Annie’s 30″ zippers will make a complete set so include them in the display as well.

These are also a basis for a great class. Remove the intimidation factors. Teach a machine quilting class that will be used for the bases. (This is a great way to showcase the Creative Grids Angela Walters templates). Then show how easy it is to insert zippers and sew through vinyl.

To see our Shop Hop Guide Event Ideas and Inspiration booklet, click here

Finally – Great Ruler Storage

Annie Unrein to the rescue! We all have been looking for a great way to store – and carry – our rulers. This ruler wrap is perfect!

In your sewing room, it is designed to hang on the back of a door in all of its 72″ glory. There is a multitude of pockets to hold the rulers AND a pocket designed to hold a cutting mat.

It can be folded up to two sizes – one if you are transporting a mat and the other for rulers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a great basis for a class! Machine quilt the foundation, learn how to insert zippers, use mesh, bind units, install hardware…okay a series of classes!

The Perfect Ruler Wrap

Annie Unrein creates the perfect bags so when we wanted to develop a storage system for Creative Grids® rulers, she was our first call. The prototype was the hit at Market – and in January you will see why!

In Annie’s words: Store and carry rulers, an 18″ x 24″ mat, rotary cutters, and more in the handy padded organizers. Organizers in two sizes may be hung on the back of a door or folded and wrapped to carry to classes. Straps secure the flap and an adjustable, detachable padded carrying strap make the organizer easy to transport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opened, the storage unit can be hung on the back of a door in your sewing room. When going to classes, simply fold it up and take it with you. We filled it with 17 rulers with lots of room to spare!

I love the thought that went into this design! It is 72″ long so it holds a multitude of rulers AND uses a 2 yard cut of Soft and Stable, which is available as a pre-cut. The bag is 27″ wide so it will hold those 24-1/2″ rulers AND one package of 54″ mesh can be cut in half and used for all of the pockets No waste! The bag requires two yards of fabric for the outside and two yards for the lining. Why not teach a machine quilting class so they can learn another technique?

Don’t you love inspired design???