We have seven fantastic new releases for July! Read on for a peek inside!
Sew quick wool appliqué gifts and home decor
In the tradition of best-selling author Kim Schaefer’s Calendar Quilts comes the perfect pattern pack for lovers of easy wool appliqué. Sew 12 darling candle mats to celebrate every month of the year! Finishing at just 9 inches across, these mini table mats can be used for holiday table settings to welcome each season. From Jack o’ lanterns and Easter bunnies to Christmas trees and conversation hearts appliquéd on scallop-edged wool felt, the calendar can’t get any cuter! Start a family tradition you can enjoy year-round with quick-sew projects that are perfectly suited to block of the month classes and project kits. With fast fusible appliqué and wool embroidery, you can make one or make them all!
Troubleshoot Your Sewing Machine… Stat!
Kick tension problems to the curb and say goodbye to presser foot problems! This pocket-size guide helps you troubleshoot your sewing machine on the go. A comprehensive chart of common issues will help you quickly diagnose the issue at hand and find the remedy to get your stress levels back to zero. Master needle nicks, tricky threaders, and baffling buttonholes once and for all! This portable guide is perfect to take along to retreats and classes so readers can quickly get their machines back up and running.
Expand your idea of what a T-shirt quilt can be!
Create nine delightful and innovative projects from T-shirts, clothing solids, small scraps, prints with motifs, a child’s outgrown onesies, or a retiree’s ties—anything goes! Learn how to cut into clothing and maximize your fabric, even altering a design to fit your special tees. Solve common challenges like motifs separated by zippers and logos that are too big or too small. With a few T-shirt quilt basics under your belt—choosing a stabilizer, adding borders, and finding a consistent theme—you’ll soon become an expert at preserving the past.
Start stitching right away with iron-on transfer designs
Reconnect with nature's inherent beauty as you embroider the delicate lacework of flowers and plants. Stitch twenty-five mix-and-match botanical embroidery motifs with best-selling author Brian Haggard. This pattern pack includes complete instructions for four pretty projects, as well as iron-on transfers you can use multiple times (or even trace!) for endless creative applications. Apply the motifs to your own creations—a robust gallery of ideas will help you incorporate nature's colors and forms into your next hand-sewing project.
Use color and thread to create the quilting of your dreams!
"With Color, Thread, & Free-motion Quilting, author Teri Lucas, a world-renowned master machine quilter, shares her brilliance and guidance to hone your machine quilting skills in a helpful, comprehensive, and understandable way. Quilters talk about building their fabric stashes but what about building their thread stashes, which is equally important? This book is a beautiful, well-guided and helpful resource for choosing threads - considering color, kind, and weight; choosing aids to help you quilt successfully; improving your free-motion quilting skills; and ultimately making free-motion quilting FUN! There are also lots of tips and tricks to help make your quilting enjoyable, playful, and frustration-free! Color, Thread & Free-motion Quilting is a comprehensive, go-to book that will be a staple resource in any quilter’s stash; I know it will be in mine!” ~ Pokey Bolton
Put it all together!
Challenge yourself to a fun and creative 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle featuring a studio scene from Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms. This fun, whimsical and bright image is perfect for quilters, puzzle lovers and anyone looking to challenge themselves. Take a break from a difficult project or clear your mind with 1,000 pieces of sewing-themed relaxation.
Plan a year of quilting projects
This delightful planner is designed especially for quilters so that you can track multiple projects throughout the year—because let’s face it, who doesn’t have lots of projects going at once?! Set your project goals, track your progress, and manage your time and works-in-progress (WIPs). Each project has four pages to track and record all the critical details: construction notes, pattern info, block layout, due dates and tasks, your supply list, and more. Plus, flip to the back of the planner for a quilting reference section and even more handy tools.