Industry News

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

  • Elizabeth Hartman Redefines Traditional
    by Penny Haren on January 24, 2021 at 1:00 am

    For those of you who have enjoyed creating her critters and plants, you may not be familiar with Elizabeth’s Hartman’s more traditional designs. Crystal Cluster includes instructions for making the same bold starburst quilt design in three sizes, plus a … Continue reading →

  • Classic Caskata – New York Beauty
    by Julia Frazier on January 22, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    Today we’re visiting ANJEANETTE KLINDER, where Anjeanette is sharing her stunning New York Beauty table topper featuring fabric from the Classic Caskata colltcion by Caskata Studios™. Wow! Anjeanette created a paper piecing template to get those perfect points, and used a technique of reverse […]

  • Liberty: Emporium – Sadie Quilt
    by Julia Frazier on January 22, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    Today we’re visiting TWO CRAZY STITCHES, where Sadie is sharing a stunning Sadie Quilt made with fabrics from the Emporium collection by Liberty Fabrics. Riley Blake Designs is the official distributor of Liberty Cotton in the United States. Liberty Cotton, by Liberty Fabric (also known as […]

  • Seeds of Glory – Peplum Top
    by Julia Frazier on January 22, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    Today we’re visiting BOO + LU, where Gail is sharing her sweet Peplum Top featuring fabric from the Seeds of Glory collection by Stacy West. We love the dainty florals in this collection, and Gail brought out all of their goodness in this adorable little top. The button placket and ruffles add […]

  • Riptide – How to Make a Pillowcase
    by Julia Frazier on January 22, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    Today’s stop on our Riptide Project Tour takes us to APPLE GREEN COTTAGE, where Damjana is sharing an easy to follow Pillowcase Tutorial featuring fabric from the Riptide collection by Citrus & Mint Designs. Homemade pillowcases tend to be a higher quality than what can be purchased in […]

  • Mug Rugs for Everyone
    by Penny Haren on January 22, 2021 at 1:00 am

    We all just did it – wanted to thank those people who touch our lives throughout the year – but wait until the last minute. Why not start early and make a few of these beauties designed by Kimberbell each … Continue reading →

  • Sleep Tight – Pretend Diaper Bag
    by Julia Frazier on January 21, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Today’s stop on our Sleep Tight Project Tour takes us to AMEROONIE DESIGNS, where Amy is sharing the most adorable Pretend Diaper Bag + Accessories featuring fabric from the Sleep Tight collection designed by Gabrielle Neil. We seriously can’t take the cuteness of it all! What little one […]

  • Sneak Peek! – Strawberry Honey
    by Julia Frazier on January 21, 2021 at 10:13 am

    We have another fun sneak peek for you today! Gracey Larson’s new Strawberry Honey collection is scheduled to arrive next month, and we can’t wait! When asked about the inspiration behind her collection, Gracey replied: “Strawberry Honey tells the story of a summer morning in the wild […]

  • Taking the Mystery Out of Markdowns
    by KIZER and BENDER on January 20, 2021 at 7:55 pm

      Just because you fell in love with that item when you saw it at the last trade show you attended it doesn’t guarantee it will sell once it hits your sales floor. And when it doesn’t you need a plan to get rid of it so you can buy fabric that will sell. Let’s take a look at the things you […]

  • Gingham Gardens – Iona Dress
    by Julia Frazier on January 20, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Today’s stop on the Gingham Gardens Project Tour takes us to THAT’S SEW KARI, where Kari is sharing the beautiful Iona Dress featuring fabric from the Gingham Garden’s collection by My Mind’s Eye. Kari paired the Charcoal Gingham and Charcoal Main Floral prints to create this stunning […]

  • Rocky Mountain Wild – Deer Dolls and Mountain Sky Mini Quilt
    by Julia Frazier on January 20, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Today we’re visiting BEE SEW INSPIRED, where Jennifer is sharing her delightful little Deer Dolls with matching Mountain and Sky Mini Quilt featuring fabric from the Rocky Mountain Wild collection by Corinne Wells. These lovable little deer dolls are ready for the outdoors with their wildflower […]

  • Color of the Year – Night & Day Quilt + Tutorial!
    by Julia Frazier on January 20, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Each year Pantone Announces the Color of the Year. For the second time in 22 years, Pantone has selected 2 colors to represent this year. Those colors signal optimism and strength. We have selected 8 Confetti Cotton colors that we feel capture the essence of the color (or should we say colors) of […]

  • Magnetic Needle Cases
    by Penny Haren on January 20, 2021 at 1:00 am

    These magnetic needle cases from It’s Sew Emma are the perfect accessory to sew on the go! Your needles will stick to the magnetic layer inside the case, protected by the sturdy plastic exterior. They are available in three colorways … Continue reading →

  • Blue Stitch Roundup!
    by Julia Frazier on January 19, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    It’s time for a roundup! Today we’re rounding up many of the amazing projects we’ve seen featuring fabric from the gorgeous Blue Stitch collection designed by Christopher Thompson. Hold on to your seats, because you are in for a treat! We’re kicking things off with this fun and modern Layer […]

  • Gift Card Ornaments
    by Penny Haren on January 16, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Gift-giving has never been easier! These delightful ornament bags, designed by Rachel’s of Greenfield, are just the right size for gift cards or other treasures of your choice. Each envelope-style ornament bag has a different decoration on the front and … Continue reading →

  • Red, White and Bloom
    by Penny Haren on January 14, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Everything by Kimberbell Designs just makes me smile! She double-downs on that awe factor every single time! And, her newest quilt – due to arrive in March – is no exception! This quilt is available in fabric kit from Maywood … Continue reading →

  • Love is in the Air
    by Penny Haren on January 12, 2021 at 1:00 am

    There are a multitude of heart projects in the top 100 patterns. It is that time of year…. Jen Kingwell and Andrea Bair’s Boho Heart is a booklet of block patterns that are then combined into an over-sized lap quilt. … Continue reading →