Industry News

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  • Uni the Unicorn – Harriet Dress
    by Julia Frazier on August 13, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Today we’re visiting SUNFLOWER SEAMS, where Becca is sharing her version of the Harriet Dress, featuring fabric from the officially licensed Uni the Unicorn collection. Who wouldn’t love a dress with unicorn fabric?! So sweet and timeless, this lovely little sundress will no doubt be […]

  • Pickle Pie Online Event
    by Penny Haren on August 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Have you been wanting to host an online event but don’t know where to start? Pickle Pie Designs is here to help with their ‘Ready-to-Run Embroidered Quilt Event’! Whether your shop sells machines or not, you can host this event! … Continue reading →

  • Sneak Peek! – My Heritage
    by Julia Frazier on August 13, 2020 at 7:39 am

    It’s time for another Sneak Peek – where you get a first look at our newest fabric lines BEFORE they reach store shelves! My Mind’s Eye has done it again with this charming new collection, My Heritage. My Heritage is all about family connections. “Families are like branches […]

  • Create – Level Up Quilt
    by Julia Frazier on August 12, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Today we’re visiting DEVOTED QUILTER, where Leanne is sharing her fabulous Level Up Quilt, featuring fabric from Kristy Lea’s brand new fabric line, Create. What a brilliant combination of pattern and color! Those rainbow stripes are so much fun, and the quilting on this quilt is […]

  • Destinations – Submarine Pullover
    by Julia Frazier on August 12, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Today’s stop on our Destinations Project Tour takes us to SEW SOPHIE LYNN, where Tami is sharing this sporty Submarine Pullover featuring fabric from the brand new Destinations collection by Anderson Design Group. What a fun top! The tonal Destinations Map print is subtle, but so cool to look […]

  • Fleur – Handmade Travel Accessories
    by Julia Frazier on August 12, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Today we’re visiting AMEROONIE DESIGNS, where Amy is sharing a fun set of Travel Accessories made with Fluer; the newest collection of fabrics designed by Sedef Imer. The vibrant colors in this collection make these bags and accessories pure eye candy! LOVE that purple! Hop on over to […]

  • Liberty: Winter Flower Show – Molly Dress
    by Julia Frazier on August 12, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Today’s stop on the Winter Flower Show Project Tour takes us to BOO + LU, where Gail is sharing the stunning Molly Dress, featuring the Ascot Rose print from Winter Flower Show; a collection by Liberty Fabrics. This dress features simple, classic lines that really highlight the beauty of the […]

  • New Arrivals from Cut Loose Press™ Patterns
    by Penny Haren on August 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Peppermint Twist (#CLPSCH002) is a darling table runner by Sheila Christensen that features the Creative Grids® Half Sixty ruler. Since you cut a multitude of shapes to create the candies, it is a great choice for a class! Hearts on … Continue reading →

  • Free Pattern Feature – The Castle
    by Julia Frazier on August 12, 2020 at 8:29 am

    We have a FABulous FREE Pattern to share with you today! The pattern is called The Castle, and features fabric from Jill Howarth’s Beauty and the Beast collection. The FREE PATTERN is available for download on our website. Isn’t it fun?! The focal point of the quilt is the Beauty and […]

  • The Little Engine That Could – Superstar Baby Quilt + Tutorial!
    by Julia Frazier on August 12, 2020 at 7:12 am

    We have a seriously sweet little quilt to share with you today! This adorable version of the Patchwork Star Baby Quilt features fabric from the officially licensed The Little Engine That Could fabric collection, designed by Jill Howarth. Inspired by the classic children’s book by Watty Piper, […]

  • Poplin – Westport and Colmar Dresses
    by Julia Frazier on August 11, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    Riley Blake Poplin is here and we couldn’t be more excited! Today’s stop on our Poplin Project Tour takes us to THAT’S SEW KARI, where Kari is sharing two fabulous dresses featuring the brand new Poplin Basic. Poplin is a fine warp yarn woven with a thicker weft yarn, resulting in […]

  • 15 Projects with Pre-Cuts
    by Penny Haren on August 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Grab your favorite precut fabrics and whip up 15 easy projects from some of your favorite designers. Helpful photos, clear instructions, detailed step-by-step illustrations, and clever tips sprinkled throughout team up in a winning assortment of table toppers, wall hangings, … Continue […]

  • Sneak Peek! – Wild at Heart
    by Julia Frazier on August 11, 2020 at 8:53 am

    We are excited to share another sneak peek with you today! Wild at Heat, designed by Lori Whitlock, is arriving in September, and we can’t wait! We love reading about the inspiration behind a fabric collection, and Wild at Heart is no exception. From designer, Lori Whitlock: “I love the […]

  • The Perfect Retreat Bag
    by Penny Haren on August 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    ToteOlogy from The Gypsy Quilter is the smart and safe way to carry your favorite rulers and notions! The multiple pockets are designed to hold a wide variety of tools. And, since the pockets are clear, you can find exactly … Continue reading →

  • Simply Stitched – Stunning Projects
    by Penny Haren on August 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    I was lucky enough to see an advance PDF of this book – and I am so glad I did! It is exquisite in every way! The photography, the instructions and the details make every project in this book a … Continue reading →

  • Creative Grids® Sales Tools
    by Penny Haren on August 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    We just released the Creative Grids® Kitty Cornered Tool by Deb Heatherly and they have been flying off the shelves. Many of you are doing online demos so I thought I would share some marketing material available to make it … Continue reading →

  • Smell, Taste, Touch: How to Use the 5 Senses to Increase Sales
    by KIZER and BENDER on August 3, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Have you ever gone into a store to buy a single item and left with a cartload of things you hadn’t intended to buy? Congratulations! You were moved to purchase by that retailer’s merchandising strategy. When a store is well merchandised add-on sales become a common occurrence.  Take […]