Apr 27 12

New Products, a Sale and a Give Away!

When I have a new prototype die, the first thing I do is cut many shapes from it using scrap paper.  I play around with those scrap paper pieces, seeing different ways that I might put them together, whether it’s putting them together with similar shapes or with other shapes.  I’ve been playing around with a new die cut shape for about 6 months and I’m happy to say that it is now available for anyone to play with.  It’s called the Stylized Stems #2 Die:

This die combines plume and swirl shapes to create a unique stem design.  Here’s an example of it used in a very large quilt block:

(It’s the stem shape at the top; the bottom stem is the original Stylized Stem shape.)  You can also create some interesting quilt blocks by simply using the one die cut shape:

We also have 2 new digitized designs in our online store.  The first one is called Bird Block #1, or “Celebration of Spring:”

This is a 15 inch x 15 inch block.  It can also be coupled with Bird Block #3, or “Love Song Serenade:”

Both of these blocks also work very well with our digitized feathered wreaths:

In case you’re thinking it might be hard to stitch out these large bird blocks in multiple hoopings, we just posted a new video tutorial to show you just how simple it is:

To celebrate the addition of these new products, we’re having a sale!  From now through May 11, 2012 at 9 am eastern daylight savings time, all retail sales of  Appli-K-Kutz dies and all PTD patterns are 15% off!  To receive the discount, just enter Bird Block into the discount code box!

And one more thing…we’re having a give away!  We’re giving away 15 jumbo-sized spools of variegated 100% cotton  Star Quilting Thread:

The box is packed and ready to ship, so all you need to do to enter the give away is post a comment to this blog post by 9 am eastern daylight savings time on May 11, 2012, and in the post, please tell me what kind of digitized applique designs you’d like to see developed.  (You can talk about block or hoop size or applique shape theme or whatever!)  The bottom line is that I’d like to know what you are interested in!  With any luck, you may be opening the box below:

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  1. Juliana Teixeira Says:

    Hi Patsy,
    I know my comment will probably not be posted on time ( who knows with all the time zones!), but I thought I would just let you know that the colours on the threads look beautiful! I’d love to do a workshop with you if you were ever remotly in the area! 🙂
    Take care.

  2. philthomas Says:

    I feel for you about having your blocks stolen. I too had a similar experience when I was living in Brazil over 20 years ago. I had hand sewn a beautiful cathedral patchwork twin coverlet that I intended to make into a double bed size. Our house was broken into and the coverlet and some tablecloths disappeared as well. I can only imagine that they were used to carry the bottles and videos that were stolen and ended up on a rubbish tip somewhere. The remaining fabric and a few odd blocks that hadn’t been attached to the coverlet sat in my drawer till a couple of years ago when I decided to see what I could do with it. The result is a wall hanging (Canterbury Windows) which has just taken second prize in the Quilt West Show in Perth, Australia! So a happy ending!