Looking for a fabulous assortment of prints, colors, and styles? Fat quarters are the most economical way to fulfill that desire! And Doug Leko has designed 12 quilts around them.
Measuring 18in × 21in (which is a half yard of fabric cut in half at the fold), fat quarters afford the opportunity to cut pieces large and small. Fat quarters are the cream of the precut crop!
Inside you’ll find a dozen fat quarter-friendly quilt patterns to make cozy throws and bed-size quilts, plus an eye-popping 21 different colorways to jump-start your palette. Whether you have a stash filled with fat quarters to choose from or buy a new array of them when you’re ready to sew, the fun begins from the moment you start combining, shuffling, and arranging them to your heart’s content.
This is the sequel to the popular Stashtastic book, originally published by Martingale. When they went out of business, Checker bought some of these books but when they are gone, they are gone so place your orders now!
You know anything by Doug Leko is an instant hit. Even though this book won’t be available until this Fall, I wanted you to be aware of it because it is an awesome BOM that you may want to add to your classes the beginning of the year. Chatsworth can be a 12 month BOM or a quilt kit to have available all at one time. There are 12 different pieced blocks, but magic happens in the setting of the quilt!
There are 4 projects included in the book. Large Quilt: 74” x 88” Bonus Table Runner: 20” x 68” Bonus Table Topper: 56” x 56” Bonus Flying Geese Quilt: 64” x 84”
Doug recommends these companions to aid in making these projects:
Make accurate folded corners every time. Never draw a line for folded corners again! Create perfect folded corners with the Simple Folded Corners ruler from Antler Quilt Design. 12 different sizes to choose from, 1/2in to 6in finished folded corner.
Choose between two methods: Oversize folded corners that are trimmed down, or exact size folded corners with no trimming needed. Easy to ready ruler. No matter what shape you are adding a folded corner to (square, rectangular, triangle), Simple Folded Corners can add them with ease! Use with any pattern calling for folded corners. Remarkably accurate! Simple Folded Corners comes with fully illustrated step by step instructions. Left and Right Handed Instructions given.
Create perfect Braided Flying Geese every time with this foundation paper. Choose between 5 different styles of Flying Geese, from Braided to Traditional and everything in-between!
Flying Geese Finished Size: 8” x 4” Unfinished Flying Geese Size: 8.5” x 4.5” 50 Sheets Per Pad Not required for AQD0419 Chatsworth Quilt, but VERY helpful.
Everything will be in stock the beginning of October so you will have plenty of time to get a sample done for the new year.
In his own words: Tabletastic! 3 is the 3rd and final of a Trio of Table Runner and Topper Books. 20 New Table Runners and Toppers patterns – 14 Table Runner & 6 Toppers Each Project shown in 2 Colorways! Great for using up your Precuts & Scraps! (10″ Square, 2.5″ Strip, 5″ Square F8, and FQ friendly patterns). The full color book also comes with a metal spiral binding, it will lay nice and flat while you use it.
This book is due to arrive in June, just in time for Shop Hop season! It joins his other two popular books in this series:
Why not set up a display with the books and precuts? The first two books are in stock now. Place your orders for the new one so you get it as soon as it arrives!
I love everything he does, and his new releases are no exception. Most are designed around pre-cuts so you can achieve a scrappy look without trying! And a few use scraps so you can use up fabric you already have. What is not to love???
21/2″ Strip Friendly
10″ Square Friendly
Fat Quarter Friendly
Fat Quarter and Fat Eighth Friendly
Perfect for Focus Fabrics
These are all due to arrive the first of the year so why not start 2022 off with a bang???
This follow up to the best selling Tabletastic by Doug Leko won’t be released until May so I can’t share too much. But I know many of you have developed a table runner of the month class based on the original book – and wanted to let you know that you can continue those classes with projects from the sequel!
The book features 20 new Table Runners and Toppers patterns. Most are designed around pre-cuts so they are easy to kit as well. The book is full color and 100 pages! It comes with a metal spiral binding, so it will lay nice and flat while you use it.
If you missed the original, order it now!
The original is in stock now. The new edition will be available in May!
This book is the PERFECT basis for a monthly class! The spiral-bound book includes 20 brand new designs by Doug Leko for Antler a Quilt Design. Each design is shown in two different colorways so your students will feel comfortable choosing different fabrics.
Have each staff member choose their favorite, make a sample and teach that class. You will have all of your samples done in no time and your customers will get a chance to meet your entire staff! Now that is a win/win for everyone! Change the fabrics with the seasons and feature different techniques each month. After all, every month has to be a learning opportunity to keep them coming back!
Have them kitted each month in several fabrics so they can choose their favorites – and get to see the topper in other colorways as well. They may end up buying additional kits since these make great gifts!
A follow up machine quilting class would be a plus so they could finish each topper as they go. These books will be arriving this month so order your copies now!
Stashtastic is Doug Leko’s first book with Martingale and he pulled out all of the stops. These twelve quilts are all featured in two different colorways so they appeal to everyone. Added bonus? Each pair of quilts is a perfect lesson in choosing fabrics.
Choose eight to thirty of your favorite fat quarters and be inspired.
Doug has a way of taking traditional patterns and adding that awe factor. Start playing with tradition today!