Industry News

Look here for the latest news in the quilting industry and news that can support your business grow.

  • New from Villa Rosa
    by Penny Haren on June 18, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    If you are not familiar with Villa Rosa Designs, they are simple quilt patterns that are printed like post cards, and are so reasonably priced, you won’t be able to resist buying several! They are the perfect little something to … Continue reading →

  • Colorful Friends – Easy Panel Quilt and Hippo Coloring Book Bag
    by Julia Frazier on June 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Today’s stop on our Colorful Friends Project Tour takes us to QUILTSCAPES, where Deonn is sharing two adorable projects featuring fabric from the Colorful Friends collection by Crayola®. Would you believe this is a panel quilt? All of those little patchwork squares and sashing…yes, it is all […]

  • Exquisite – Doris and Moxie Dresses
    by Julia Frazier on June 18, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    We’re visiting BERALUS VINTON DESIGN today, where Suze is sharing two beautiful dress patterns featuring fabric from the Exquisite collection designed by Gerri Robinsons of Planted Seed Designs. Suze made these gorgeous matching dresses from the Doris pattern by CKC Patterns. We LOVE the […]

  • Rayon – Building Your Wardrobe with Camisoles
    by Julia Frazier on June 18, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    Are you looking to build your summer wardrobe? Look no further as the team from Nancy’s Notions shows us just how easy it is to whip up some super cool camisoles using Rayon fabric from Riley Blake Designs. This lovely top was made with Dahlia Rayon designed by Corri Sheff in the beautiful plum […]

  • Rainbowfruit – Popsicle Mug Rug + Tutorial!
    by Julia Frazier on June 17, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    We’re visiting AMEROONIE DESIGNS today, where Amy is sharing the cutest every Popsicle Mug Rugs featuring fabric from the Rainbowfruit collection by Damask Love. Wow! What a refreshing way to brighten your surroundings and usher in the hot summer days! Amy paired fabric from the Rainbowfruit […]

  • Dream – Eden Dress
    by Julia Frazier on June 17, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Today’s stop on our Dream Project Tour takes us to THAT’S SEW KARI, where Kari is sharing a totally adorable Eden Dress featuring fabric from the Dream collection by Kristy Lea of Quiet Play. Kari used the Eden pattern by Little Lizard King (pattern found HERE), and we think it’s a perfect […]

  • Clover Wonder Pins
    by Penny Haren on June 17, 2021 at 12:00 am

    These are simply brilliant! Clover Wonder Pins are a revolutionary new pin concept to temporarily hold layers of fabric together instead of safety pins and straight pins!! They are strong enough to pierce multiple layers but thin enough to go … Continue reading →

  • Christmas Adventure – Drawstring Gift Bags
    by Julia Frazier on June 16, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    Today’s stop on our Christmas Adventure Project Tour takes us to CHARISE CREATES, where Charise is sharing three fun little Drawstring Gift Bags featuring fabric from the Christmas Adventure Collection designed by Beverly McCullough. Sewing up holiday gift bags in July? Brilliant! These bags are […]

  • All About Christmas – Inari Crop Top & Chloe Peplum Top
    by Julia Frazier on June 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today we’re visiting SEW SOPHIE LYNN, where Tami is sharing two fun tops featuring fabric from the All About Christmas collection by J. Wecker Frisch. How fun are these tops?! We love how Tami opted for the more subtle prints when sewing for her teens. Both tops are perfect for both 4th of July […]

  • Sew Simple Shapes June Remix
    by Julia Frazier on June 16, 2021 at 7:30 am

    The Sew Simple Shapes Remix for the month of June is here! Remember, there’s no pattern, no sew-along, no finished quilt, just fun motivation to get your creative juices flowing. You’ll be inspired to gather your Sew Simple Shapes and make all the cute things! For June’s remix, Lori created […]

  • Woolen Flannel – Pre-cut Friendly Patchwork Baby Quilt + Tutorial!
    by Julia Frazier on June 15, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Woolen Flannel, by Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin, is on its way to quilt shops and we can hardly contain our excitement! This super soft, high quality flannel fabric is printed to look like wool — and it really does! You’ll find houndstooth, herringbone, plaid, stripe, and more! The color […]

  • Summer Picnic – Bluebell Dress
    by Julia Frazier on June 15, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Today’s stop on our Summer Picnic Project Tour takes us to BOO + LU, where Gail is sharing her charming vintage inspired Bluebell Dress featuring fabric from the Summer Picnic collection by Melissa Mortenson. Gail drafted this dress pattern after seeing the retro cherry fabric, and we are all […]

  • The New Block Markers
    by Penny Haren on June 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Keep your quilt pieces organized using Pinnable Quilt Block Markers from Purple Hobbies. Use your own pins with a Quilt Block Marker to pin a letter or number to your fabric pieces. Choose from a variety of bright colors to … Continue reading →

  • Magnetic Pin Cups
    by Penny Haren on June 9, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    I love the clever notions created by Purple Hobbies LLC – the genius behind the Blade Savers that you all know and love. Now she has introduced a magnetic pin cup available in two sizes and six colors. The pin … Continue reading →

  • Set a Great Table
    by Penny Haren on June 7, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Carolina Moore has created two Cut Loose Press™ patterns that feature Creative Grids® tools and Gypsy Quilter® Pre-Cut Battings – with stunning results! Are you ready for all the summer BBQs and picnics? Your hot dish will take center stage … Continue reading →

  • by KIZER and BENDER on June 6, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    The following is an insight-packed interview we did with Competera, a technology company that offers a comprehensive pricing platform to save costs, recover profits and meet new shopping patterns with the help of a sophisticated market-driven engine. We discussed the customer experience in the […]

  • Retail Adventures Podcast | International Version May 2021
    by KIZER and BENDER on June 2, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    “Forgiveness is Divine but never pay full price for pizza.”-  Michelangelo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Odd quote for a retail podcast, right? Maybe not when you consider the topics covered in this podcast. Rich was off on his annual Indy 500 lost weekend, but Georganne in Chicago, Jason Baum in […]