Margaret Bucklew announces Beyond The Gate. It was designed for quilters that just couldn’t wait for the typical twelve month BOM. It is 92″ x 109″ and is fun to complete. Because of the size of the quilt, the photo doesn’t show any detail, so she put together a video with close ups and a tour of the quilt.
“Whoo’s Hanging Out?” is a fun and whimsical clothespin/catch-all bag. Perfect to help “hang out” on laundry day or use it in a child’s room as a playful catch-all for socks, toys, etc. Easy to sew and fun to make. It measures approx. 17″ x 21″ The pattern retails for $9.00. Contact Thistledown Quilts, and check in on Linda’s Blog.
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Barbara Chojnacki of Six Gables Designs announces a series of Patty Piper patterns beginning with Patty Piper Pieced a Pair of Painless Pointless Pinwheels, all of which all make two projects at a time. Saves time and money!
“Patty Piper Pieced a Pair of Painless Pointless Pinwheels” is a beginner-easy quilt. I give directions for two sizes- a large cuddle quilt (48″ x 60″) as well as twin size. With this pattern you piece the blocks, cut them in half, use half for each quilt. The light/dark value placement is reversed. To make each quilt unique, a different large scale print is used for each border. This is a great pattern for siblings that share a room; the quilts coordinate, but you can choose a border fabric representing each child’s interests. For quilters looking for a simple pattern suitable for flannel- this is “flannel friendly”. Available via QuiltWoman.com
Linda Zokan of Thistledown and Co. has released the latest in her BFF (best friend forever) pattern series, BFF Trick or Treat # TDC740 The BFF pattern series feature Swap-pliques, changeable, moveable temporary applique’s that you can switch around and change any time! Just like playing with paper dolls. BFF (best friends forever) Trick or Treat includes 6 fun Halloween costumes, new hairdo’s and lots of Halloween accessories for your BF’s. All of the outfits fit on any BFF quilt or you can make the Halloween theme quilt also included in this pattern. The white accents on the costumes and quilt are made using glow-in-the-dark fabric for even more excitement. Instructions are thorough, all the templates are full size and includes traceable faces for the BF’s. Start making yours now. Pattern Sug. retail $12.00. Wholesale customers can find them at Checker Dist., Pattern Peddlers, Quilters Warehouse and Thistledown and Co.
Pomegranate Grandeur is a bold, graphic two color quilt, featuring simple appliqué with gentle curves on oversized blocks. Pattern has instructions for a wall quilt and full/queen bed size.
Totes for Two is a mother /daughter tote bag pattern. Fabric, lining fabric and interlining are layered, then cut. Each piece is finished off, then the bag is assembled. No fussy finishing! And only one yard each of two great fabrics makes both totes! Available from Six Gables
Joan Basset announces her newest pattern, SW Triple Treasure. This easy pieced & appliqued wall hanging is template free. The center pot is pieced and the side pots are prepared for appliqueing by using a strip pieced and traced interfacing method. Check out her blog for a few other interesting adaptations!
Ever wanted a compact and stylish notebook to jot down those wayward notes AND something that looks good as well? The PadfOliO Notebook is it! It sports an inside pocket for notes or receipts, a convenient pen holder and even a place for your business cards. A 5 x 8 notepad fits easily in the pad insert. This is a great weekend project and is perfect as a small gift. But watch out….the PadfOliO Notebook is real easy to make but …much, much harder to give away.