Jan 17 14

Nifty Notions and New Machine Embriodery Designs!

Burr…hasn’t this been a cold and snowy winter so far?!  Hope everyone is surviving the winter and hibernating  in the sewing room.  Nikki has found many great new notions and a few new rulers to make quilting easier and more time-efficient.  We have some great new embroidery designs that will make great additions to any quilt.   Mix and match these designs to create your one of a kind quilt design Be sure to read through the whole newsletter to not miss out on any of these new additions!

Harmonic Song Birds
Multi-Format CD or Download


This appliqued quilt features intricate applique shapes with embroidered details that are stitched on an embroidery machine. The applique shapes may be traced and cut by hand using templates included on the CD, or they may be cut using the Appli-K-Kutz Plume Family; Tulips; Poppies; Bird: Simple or Fancy; Stylized Stems; Hearts 1; Small Feather; and Stylized Stems 2 dies.


This CD contains the following:


  • downloadable pdf of printable instructions tocreate the quilt
  • downloadable pdfs of printable applique shapetemplates for tracing
  • downloadable pdfs of printable hooping guidesto easily move from one hooping to the next
  • downloadable pdfs of printable full-colorinstructions for embroidering the quilt blocks(photos included)
  • digital files to applique/embroider the blocks inthe following formats: ART; EXP; HUS; JEF; PEC;PES; PHC; SEW; VIP; VP3; XXX


Embroidery machine must be able to accommodate the minimum hoop sizes to embroider all the blocks in this quilt:

  • All bird blocks: 160 x 260 min. hoop size
  • Wreath Blocks: 130 x 180 min hoop size
  • Side Setting and Corner Setting Triangle Blocks: 160 x 260 min. hoop size

This quilt is composed of many block designs that feature elegant and intricate applique shapes. Alignment from one hooping to the next is easily accomplished using our system of hooping only the stabilizer and floating the fabric block on top.


Only $69.00

Machine Embroidered Designs


Multi-format .PES, .DST, .EXP, .JEF, .HUS, .XXX, .VIP

From Purely Gates

Each: MSRP $49.99… our everyday low price only $39.99

 Honeycomb Ruler


 Make cutting and centering your hexagons even easier. 5in x 10in Clear plastic with non-slip gripper squares. 

From Kansas Troubles Quilters
By Hagmeier, Lynne
MSRP $16.00… our everyday low price only $12.80

Fiskars 6-1/2in & 12-1/2in Square
Acrylic Ruler 2pc Set

Acrylic ruler girds will have larger numbers for easy measuring. Grid and numbers have black and white outlines for easy measuring on any color of fabric.

From Fiskars 

MSRP $21.99… our everyday low price only $17.59

Handi Grip Strips 


Keep rulers and templates under control with self adhesive gripper tape.

From Handi Quilter, Inc.

MSRP $10.00... our everyday low price only $8.00


Appli – Glue 2oz

  Acid free – pH neutral. Will not damage fabrics or cause premature aging. Water based. Water reversible. Anti-Clog precision tip. Tip cap will prevent dry-out. Prepare and glue applique pieces to background fabric & easily reach under pieces to apply glue without disturbing layout. 
MSRP $3.50…  our everyday low price only $2.80

Precision Tip Assembly for Mini Appli-Glue 

Includes lid with storage cap, pink precision tip and red tip cap.

MSRP $3.50… our everyday low price only $2.80

Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Pins



These needles have a very sharp point and are perfect for piecing and applique. 

MSRP $8.95… our everyday low price only $7.16

Pellon Tissue Tracing Paper
10in x 70yds White



Tracing paper on a roll.

MSRP $9.99… our everyday low price only $7.99


Picture Piecing Traditional Quilts 


Have you ever wanted the look of applique without the handwork? Author and artist Cynthia England has found it with her innovative Picture Piecing method. This is not a foundation or paper piecing method.

Picture Piecing Traditional Quilts is an 8-1/2in x 11in book with 154 pages in a special lay-flat binding and full color throughout. The quilts in the book are entirely machine pieced with all straight-line piecing, even the details that look like applique from a distance. Unlike foundation and paper-piecing, with Cynthia’s Picture Piecing technique you work from the right side of the fabric and there is no paper to pick out at the end. Best of all, cheating is encouraged to get your blocks perfect!

From England Design Studios
By England, Cynthia


MSRP $29.95…  our everyday low price only $23.96

Freezer Paper to go with the Book Above


 12 Pre-printed freezer paper patterns to make any of the Rosebud, Violet or Maple Leave Quilts in the Picture Piecing Traditional Quilts book.

From England Design Studios

By England, Cynthia

 Each MSRP $11.75… our everyday low price only $9.40



Pattern #170 
19” x 19” mini quilt 
8“ block

Materials Needed: 
* 8 fat eighths for blocks 
* 1 fat eighth for corner posts 
* 1/2 yard background fabric 
* 1 fat quarter binding fabric 
* 5/8 yard backing fabric 
* 22” x 22” cotton batting

From Thimble Blossoms
By Camille Roskelley


MSRP $6.50… our everyday low price only $5.20

Ain’t She Sweet

Aint She Sweet is just way too fun. Two large funky flowers have a great tone on tone background. They are then surrounded with bright fun fabrics.  A quick, easy quilt.

From Abbey Lane Quilts

By Liljenquist, Janice & Owen, Marcea

Finished Quilt Size: 63″ x 57″ 

MSRP $10.00… our everyday low price only $8.00

One Comment

  1. Paula Yerger Says:

    thanks looks great