Sassafras Lane Critters

This is one those books that you will pull out again and again. These 32 critters – each with their own personality – are combined in an amazing quilt.

They also give directions for a churn dash pillow so each little guy can stand on his own.

Can’t you see these guys framed as a grouping iin a nursery, the flap of a diaper bag, placemats for a special day? Basically, add a touch of whimsy to any project when you want to add a smile!

These gals love their accessories so they are releasing a pattern for the Natasha Tote as well. This tote is made from lined cork fabric, leather or vinyl so it doesn’t have to be lined and holds everything!

The pattern and book are both expected to arrive later this month. I can’t wait!

Put a Cork in It!

These new five yard bolts of 25-inch wide cork are due to arrive in March. I got to see them at Market – and couldn’t stop petting them – they really are that special!

They now come in designs and colors. Here are just a few examples…..

Pickle Pie Designs have several In the Hoop Designs that support this material. The luggage tags are gorgeous and include vinyl. What a great class – showing them what needles and threads to use to get such eye catching results! Buttonholes and top-stitching? A piece of cake!

The coasters would also be great wall decor in a teenager’s room. Can you see their name or school spelled out above a door??? Or “quilt shop”; “classroom” – you get the idea!

A little goes a long way. Sue O’Very used it to accent and reinforce the corners on this little purse; and as an accent on the zipper. Just a little adds a touch of class.

But let’s not forget the Corky Wallet from Sassafras Lane. It has been in the top 100 patterns for months. What a great Make and Take!







Get organized now! Order the cork, the patterns, and designate a space right by the register. They may have questions – and you will be right there to answer them!

Sassafras Lane Knows no Boundries

I have loved these gals for years! And their new releases at this Market shows their versatility and quirky personalities!

This pattern includes a complete alphabet so you can say whatever you want to say! I can’t wait to do a wall of inspirational sayings for everyone on my Christmas list! Cute, personal, and doable!

If you need a baby quilt, these critters can be personalized and are absolutely charming! The quilts finish to 40 x 54 inches and include full sized reversed images and alphabet so these really can be completed in an afternoon. Then stretch the other critters in a smaller size over a canvas for wall decorations.

Why not throw in some Christmas as well? These Santas and trees are a perfect way to use up scraps. They have even packaged the rings for you!

Told you! Three different genres – and all are stars! These will be arriving soon so place your order now!

Sassafras Lane Has Spiced It Up Again!

I love the creativity of the gals from Sassafras Lane and their Fall releases are better than ever! In this case, a picture is worth a thousand words – and six pics? Even better!



















Their new Block of the Month is stunning and the other patterns showcase their winning style. All of the patterns are arriving at the end of the month so order them now.

Sassafras Lane is Spicing Up Market

I love everything that Sassafras Lane does – and this Market is no different!  They bridge the gap between the traditionalists of my generation and the sassy style of theirs – and they do it beautifully!  Check these out.

Clay Court is a wonderful study in color.  Piecing the triangles out of 2-1/2″ strips adds texture and the triangles are created with the Perfect Square and Perfect Rectangle Ruler.












Alligator Alley is done in this generation’s version of a blue and yellow quilt.  Sixty-degree angles never looked so good!












Darby Road looks like a funky hexie and is actually paper-pieced so it is simple!  And who wouldn’t love to adopt Elsie?  And the next time someone tells you to – Just Focus – make them this quilt!

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Look at the detailing on this Bugsy Backpack!  Talk about a fashion statement!





All of these patterns are due in the middle of May – just in time for your Market event!


Mini & Sassy with Sassafras Lane – Part One

The gals at Sassafras Lane are creating cutting edge designs that bridge the gap between traditional and modern quilters.  What is not to love????

They have now taken some of their favorite patterns and miniaturized them for fans like me!  Once your customers have experienced the joy of creating these quilts in miniature – and have the techniques down pat – they will want to make them in larger sizes.


Item #SASSLN0033  Retail $6.50


Item #SASSLN0032  Retail $6.50


Item #SASSLN0035  Retail $6.50


Item #SASSLN0036  Retail $6.50


Item #SASSLN0031  Retail $6.50


Item #SASSLN0034  Retail $6.50

They have even created a shop guide so you can start a club today.



What are you waiting for???  The patterns are due in this month!

Sassafras Lane – Their New STUNNING Diamond of the Month Program

Empire Place is designed to work as a nine month paper-pieced diamond of the month program – or complete it all at once!  After all, once you start working on a Sassafras Lane pattern, it is hard to stop!


Item #SASSLN0029  Retail $24.00

Whether you choose A white or a black background, it is stunning!  Suck your customers in – one diamond at a time!



No need to copy the foundations out of the book – they are available on foundation paper…(Item #SASSLN0030  Retail $12.00).

Sassafras Lane explodes the Hexie!

This is one of the most clever block of the month programs I have seen in a long time!  Sassafras Lane has designed 12 different paper-pieced hexies that combine to make a 72″ x 90″ throw.   Add borders if you want it to fit a queen or king sized bed.



Item #SASSLN0022  Retail $22.00

Here is another colorway of the quilt – shown on the back cover.


There are no inset seams because the setting diamonds are created from 60 degree triangles cut with the Creative Grids 12 1/2″ 60 degree triangle (CGRT12560).

The intricate patterns achievable by paper-piecing duplicates the kaleidoscope designs we all love.  Choose a light, medium, and dark fabric along with 12 coordinates to get started.  In a class setting, this would be a perfect color theory class.  And wouldn’t you love to see this quilt in a variety of fabrics as your students construct their blocks?

The gals at Sassafras Lane also recommend Carol Doak letter size foundation paper (Item #10985) and the Add a Quarter ruler (Item #CM12).  Some blocks are easier than others so this is the perfect opportunity to introduce your customers into the basics of paper-piecing…..and beyond!