Lisa Bongean is famous for working and wool and her eye for detail. She adds that awe factor to everything she touches. Her latest book – shipping this week – is full of all of the tips and tricks Lisa has learned along the way.
Ditch the trial-and-error and learn from Lisa’s decades of experience step by step: wool appliqué, embroidery stitches, and much more. Filled with close-up photos of Lisa’s hands working her magic, this book will show you how to master each technique down to the tiniest detail.
Start with Lisa’s fabric tips; then move on to her favorite tools, templates, threads, and needles. How does she create her slim vines, pretty pennies, and flower appliqués? It’s all here, along with a dozen embroidery stitches in photos so clear, you can’t go wrong.
Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings is releasing a line of “snow” patterns next month – just in time for your Christmas in July events!
The vintage cars remind me of Christmases past.
And who could resist these guys! They are just full of personality!
Most of the patterns take only a few evenings so there is plenty of time for your customers to make them for everyone on their Christmas list! Check out all of the Primitive Gatheringspatterns and set up a display. Don’t forget the pearl cottons and wools!
As soon as we developed the Itty Bitty Eights Creative Grids rulers with Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings, we got requests for a bigger size! And when you talk – we listen!
This 5″ by 15″ version is perfect for ALL of your cutting needs – not just when working in miniature. And the 5″ width is perfect for cutting 5″ charm strips or squares – another request we have heard!
Big quilts and blocks require 1/8 inch cuts as well. This ruler highlights the 1/8″markings which are hard to use on traditional rulers. The black and white dashed 1/8″ markings show on both light and dark fabrics. Refer to the black diamonds when cutting 1/8″ units; the white diamonds when cutting 1/4″ units. It can’t get any easier than that!
The 3/16″ marking printed along the length of each side of the ruler are the perfect width for cutting wool bias strips for appliques. One is white and one is black. Choose the line that shows best on your chosen fabric.
Lisa has designed two Cut Loose Press patterns that showcase the features on the Itty Bitty Eights series. I love combining piecing with applique – the best of both worlds and she does not disappoint! Or choose this quilt – the perfect baby quilt whether in blues or pinks. Add flannel for that awe factor!
Don’t forget to include the 6 inch square and 3″ x 7″ version in your display. Let your customers choose their favorites!