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New in this issue • MaRCH 2013

Neutral Love

Handmade from the Heart

Quilter's Candy Basics - Flannel

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New!

Gifts for mom

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Introducing

FLaNNEL

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NEW Tools

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Introducing

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NEW & EXCLUSIVE

Checkerboard Stars Quilt Kit

by Mari Martin

With the spirit of country in mind, this quilt is ready to deliciously

drape a queen-sized bed in colors of wine, chocolate, and cream.

Kit includes FREE pattern and 14¾ yards of fabric, enough to

make the top and binding. You will need an additional 9¼ yards

for backing. | Techniques: piecing | Finished size: 100" square |

5729 Your Cost $87.91


5668

5684

5685

SAMPLERS

Introducing

by Country Essentials

Neutral Love Cool Samplers

Includes 16 fabrics — one of each collection print shown above.

Fat Quarters 18" x 22" Stack 10" square

5741 Your Cost $23.84 5742 Your Cost $6.62

Strips 2½" wide x WOF

5743 Your Cost $6.62

5659

5669

5675

5686

5682

5679

5673

5690

Charm Pack 5" square

5744 Your Cost $6.62

5661

5665

5666

5664

5689

$596 100% quilting cotton

per yard

All fabrics, except backing, available individually in custom cuts as

small as ¼ yard (specify Fat or Linear quarters).

Cool Warm

bACkINgS 104" wide backing fabric, matches 5659 and 5675 above.

Neutral Love Warm Samplers

Includes 16 fabrics — one of each collection print shown above.

Fat Quarters 18" x 22" Stack 10" square

5745 Your Cost $23.84 5746 Your Cost $6.62

Strips 2½" wide x WOF

5747 Your Cost $6.62

5850 5851

5660

5683

5680 5677

5687

5681 5678

5688

Charm Pack 5" square

5748 Your Cost $1.66

5662

5674

5676

5672

5663 5667 5670

5671

$11 96

per yard

(Minimum one yard cut)

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NEW & EXCLUSIVE

Arbor Window Quilt Kit

by Ann Johnson

Made with a traditional, easy-to-piece block, this is a terrific scrappy quilt. The colors of our Neutral Love

collection will complement a variety of home décor palettes. The pattern has helpful hints to enhance the

scrappy effect and for trimming the blocks to the perfect size, even if the piecing is less than perfect. This

stunning quilt will be a masterpiece to treasure for years to come!

kit includes FREE pattern and 17¼ yards of fabric, enough to make the top and binding. You will need

an additional 9¼ yards for backing. | Techniques: piecing | Finished size: 100½" square |

5733 (kit with FREE Pattern) Your Cost $102.81

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$5 96

Collection

Prints

$ 696 Batiks

100% quilting cotton

by Jenni Calo

NEVER A CHARGE FOR CUTTING

NEW

Pattern ttern

A) Quiet Corner Quilt Kitby

Download ownload

by Kristin Gassaway

Find a quiet corner and snuggle under this inviting modern quilt.

Deceptively easy piecing creates this interesting design. If you've

been wanting to try making a modern quilt, this is a great one to

start with.

kit includes pattern and 5¾ yards of fabric, enough to make the

top and binding. You will need an additional 4¼ yards for backing. |

Techniques: piecing | Finished size: 65" square |

10369D (Pattern Download Only*) Your Cost $4.99

5736 (kit with Pattern) Your Cost $39.26

*Visit the pattern page on our website for the PDF download

NEW & EXCLUSIVE

B) Lil' Gee Bags Kit

by Susan Terpin

Sometimes you just need a small bag to carry the bare essentials.

This is it! These Lil' Gee bags have a zipper pocket on the flap, a

pocket on the back that is just the right size for a phone, plus an

inside organizer to hold cards or ID. There's even enough space

for a large wallet in the main compartment. Ideal for traveling,

these bags will keep you organized when you are on the go.

100% cotton batiks

NEVER A CHARGE FOR CUTTING

$ 696 Flannel

100% cotton flannel

NEVER A CHARGE FOR CUTTING

$696 100% cotton lawn

NEVER A CHARGE FOR CUTTING

Lawn

kit includes FREE pattern and 2½ yards of fabric, enough to

make two bags. | Techniques: general sewing | Finished size: 8½"

x 6½" |

5732 (kit with FREE Pattern) Your Cost $14.90

Wonder Tape

Use Wonder Tape to hold zippers in place and more. Sew right

through it without gumming up your needle.

21130 Retail $4.99 Your Cost $3.99 Save 20%

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NEW

Pattern ttern

Martha's Pride Quilt Kit

Download ownload

by Kristin Gassaway

Stars and pinwheels make a beautiful combination in this inviting quilt. Plenty of straightforward piecing will

keep you busy on this project, and when you are done, you can doze away an afternoon on the couch, or dress up

a twin bed with this handsome quilt.

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kit includes pattern and 9¾ yards of fabric, enough to make the top and binding. You will need 5½ yards for

backing. | Techniques: piecing | Finished size: 66" x 86" |

10368D (Pattern Download Only*) Your Cost $4.99

5735 (kit with Pattern) Your Cost $63.10

*Visit the pattern page on our website for the PDF download


$5 96

Collection

Prints

$ 696 Batiks

NEW

B) Mill Girls Tote Kit

by Bloom Creek

This divine tote will carry everything you need in style.

You can have fun making it as you fussy cut your fabrics for

English Paper Piecing. Construct the bag, and be the envy of all!

Kit includes pattern, 2¾ yards of fabric, and paper pieces. |

Techniques: English Paper Piecing and general sewing |

Finished size: 14" x 16" |

55711 (Pattern Packet Only) Your Cost $13.95

5734 (Kit with Pattern) Your Cost $27.55

NEW & EXCLUSIVE

C) Posy Parade Quilt Kit

by Mari Martin

There are 16 small posies embraced by one large posy which

make up a Posy Parade. Designed in cool blues and grays, this

quilt is sure to enhance any décor. Especially captivating is the

paisley border surrounding the lovely bouquet.

100% quilting cotton

NEVER A CHARGE FOR CUTTING

100% cotton batiks

NEVER A CHARGE FOR CUTTING

$ 696 Flannel

100% cotton flannel

NEVER A CHARGE FOR CUTTING

$696 100% cotton lawn

NEVER A CHARGE FOR CUTTING

Lawn

NEW & EXCLUSIVE

A) Textile Blocks Table Runner Kit

by Mari Martin

Offering a simple look, the design of this table runner comes

across as smooth, sophisticated, and minimal. Perfect for that

modern look of understated elegance.

Kit includes FREE pattern and 2¼ yards of fabric, enough to

make the top, binding, and backing. | Techniques: piecing |

Finished size: 10½" x 42½" |

5731 (Kit with FREE Pattern) Your Cost $13.41

A B

Kit includes FREE pattern and 9 yards of fabric, enough to

make the top and binding. You will need an additional 4¾

yards of fabric for backing. | Techniques: piecing | Finished

size: 76½" square |

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Essentials for Country Quilts

NEW

Crazy 'Til the Cows Come Home

by The Buggy Barn

This is a fun collection of six quilts with a

touch of whimsy and primitive all mixed

together. Make them in your favorite fabrics,

perhaps a snuggly flannel or a country flavored

combination. They will look great and be

loved for years. Just follow the step-by-step

instructions for their unusual stacking method

and you'll have your own quilt finished in no

time.

6 projects – 32 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing and appliqué

45735 Your Cost $28.00

Simple Graces

by Kim Diehl

Favorite author Kim Diehl is back with an

all new collection of distinctive pieced and

appliquéd designs! These eight quilts are

each accompanied by at least one additional

companion project, such as a lampshade, tea

towel, pincushion, or pillowcase. Discover

endless creative possibilities. Numerous

tips and ideas for even more projects appear

throughout the book. Enjoy Kim's warm style

and learn from her outstanding ability to mix

prints and colors.

21 projects — 112 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing and appliqué

45295 Retail $28.99

Your Cost $19.12 Save 34%

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Thimbleberries Block Party

by Lynette Jensen

Join the crew at Thimbleberries for a

celebration of the seasons with all the things

they love best: quilts, fabrics, gardens, and

yummy recipes. Nine handsome quilt

designs will keep you sewing all year long.

Plus delicious recipes have been included for

brunch or lunch.

9 projects – 80 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing and appliqué

45728 Your Cost $29.95

Elegant Quilts, Country Charm

by Leonie Bateman and Deirdre Bond-Abel

Have you always wanted to try hand appliqué,

but didn't want to turn the edges? Well, we've

got just the solution. This book is the perfect

introduction to felted-wool appliqué combined

with reproduction fabrics. Leonie and Deirdre

give us all the basic techniques and full-sized

patterns to create their wonderful designs.

Follow the step-by-step instructions and make

elegant quilts, table runners, pillows, and more.

11 projects – 96 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing and wool appliqué

45571 Retail $26.99

Your Cost $17.79 Save 34%

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Thimbleberries Beautiful Blocks for

Beautiful Quilts

by Lynette Jensen

These seasonal blocks can be mixed and

matched using Lynette's beautifully designed

projects. Make a large bed-sized quilt, a table

runner, pot holders, wall hangings, a bag, and

more. Just follow the step-by-step instructions,

including time saving techniques, and you'll

have your home ready for every season.

18 projects – 144 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing, appliqué,

and general sewing

45714 Retail $27.95

Your Cost $21.23 Save 24%

Homestyle Quilts

by Kim Diehl and Laurie Baker

Kim and Laurie have cooked up 13 wonderful

quilt designs and thrown in a few quick recipes,

too! These fabulous designs are for the bed, the

wall, the lap, and the table. Enjoy making these

beautiful pieced and appliqué projects while

you cook up the recipes included for a soup,

casserole, or chicken pot pie.

13 projects – 96 color pgs

Techniques: piecing and appliqué

45702 Retail $26.99

Your Cost $17.80 Save 34%


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Civil War Legacies

by Carol Hopkins

Step back in time with these 15 amazing quilt

patterns. Each design features classic blocks

that are evocative of the Civil War era. These

wonderfully scrappy small projects are ideal as

wall hangings and doll quilts. Carol's simple,

step-by-step instructions, with clear diagrams

and pressing directions, make this a great book

for quilters of all skill levels.

15 projects – 80 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing

45556 Retail $24.99

Your Cost $16.48 Save 34%

The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt

by Laurie Aaron Hird

In 1922, the very popular The Farmer's Wife

magazine held a contest asking a simple

question: “Would you want your daughter to

marry a farmer?“ Laurie Hird has excerpted 55

of the top inspirational letters and selected 111

traditional, 6-inch quilt blocks to create a tribute

quilt for the contest. Each block is illustrated

and comes with cutting templates on the bonus

CD*. Instructions for the queen-sized sampler

quilt with all 111 blocks are included, as well as

additional instruction on converting the quilt to

lap, twin, double, and king sizes.

1 project, 111 blocks – 256 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing and reference

45058 Retail $27.99

Your Cost $18.45 Save 34%

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The Civil War Anniversary Quilts

by Rosemary Youngs

Rosemary has collected 150 blocks to celebrate

the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. This

book includes compelling diary entries and

letters with true stories of Civil War soldiers,

nurses, and civilians. Rosemary has mixed

traditional and original block designs with

clear instructions and full-sized patterns.

150 blocks – 288 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing and appliqué

45600 Retail $27.99

Your Cost $18.45 Save 34%

The Civil War Sewing Circle

by Kathleen Tracy

Take a journey back to the Civil War days

with these beautiful quilts. Learn how this time

period changed womens' roles and involvement

in civil and political matters, and make some

wonderful quilts along the way. Projects include

large and small quilts, plus a pincushion, sewing

box, and needle case. Through photos and

letters, this book gives a glimpse into the lives

of the men and women that lived through the

Civil War.

16 projects – 80 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing, English Paper Piecing,

and appliqué

45337 Retail $24.99

Your Cost $16.45 Save 34%

Quilts from the Past

NEW

Civil War Sampler

by Barbara Brackman

Learn a little history as you stitch up your own

Civil War Sampler. Journey with Barbara, a

quilt historian, as she reveals more about Civil

War women through this special compilation

of quilt block patterns, combined with period

photos and first-person accounts. Choose from

a variety of pieced or appliquéd blocks, each

shown in two colorways, with instructions for

two sizes, 8" and 12".

50 blocks – 112 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing and appliqué

45733 Retail $29.95

Your Cost $19.44 Save 35%

Tales of First Ladies

by Eleanor Burns

You will enjoy making traditional quilt blocks

designed to honor the brave First Ladies from

our past. Eleanor sees them as courageous and

fascinating women; to celebrate them she's

written this book inspired by traditional quilts

from the early 19th century. You'll learn the

history of several First Ladies from Martha

Washington to Mary Todd Lincoln. Includes

full-sized patterns and a student art gallery of

finished quilts for inspiration.

9 projects —128 pgs.

Techniques: piecing and appliqué

45549 Retail $24.95

Your Cost $17.95 Save 28%

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Gifts for mom

Color Wheel Pin Cushion Kit

by Sheila Sinclair Snyder

Use your favorite scrap fabrics or a charm pack to

make this adorable pincushion. This kit includes

a pre-drilled plywood base, bolts for feet, a round

piece of foam, ground walnut shells, tufting cord,

4" square of felt for the bottom, and instructions.

Feet and fabric not included. All you need is fabric,

a button, and drawer pulls for feet. Finished size:

4" x 1½" without feet.

71378 (Color Wheel Pin Cushion Kit)

Your Cost $18.00

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A) Owl Family Wall Quilt Kit

by Rachel's of Greenfield

Mother owl has her eyes on you, and so do two of her three little owls. This

lovely wool felt appliqué kit comes with everything you need to make this

adorable wall hanging. Stitch it up and let the moon and stars shine brightly

on your little one. Kit includes pattern and all fabrics and notions, enough to

complete one mini quilt.

Techniques: wool felt appliqué and embroidery | Finished size: 13" x 15"

71382 Your Cost $21.99

B) Metal Art Split Bottom Quilt Holder (71353), page 41.

Sewing Mat Kit

by Bareroots

Combine wool felt appliqué and

embroidery and what do you get? You

get this adorable little sewing mat and

pincushion, that's what. Kit includes

wool felt, full-sized pattern and

embroidery floss.

Techniques: appliqué and embroidery

| Finished size: 7½" – 8" round

71386 Your Cost $19.50

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Tropical

Thread Gift Box Set

Our limited edition thread

gift set is the perfect gift for

any quilter, with a rainbow of

25 Essential cotton thread

spools tucked neatly inside a

reusable, decorative box. Box

measures: 7¾" x 7¾" x 3".

21193 Retail $62.25

Your Cost $56.99

Hand Dyed Fabrics

by Rainbow Fabrics

These prepacked, hand dyed fabrics will have

you spinning with ideas. The Skin Tone Deluxe

pack is perfect for appliqué faces or doll making.

Includes 16 fat eighths, for a total of two yards.

Enjoy the festive variations of color in the

Rainbow Bright fabrics. This pack includes 12,

100% cotton fat quarters for a total of three yards,

enough to make a small quilt.

109295 Skin Tone Deluxe

Your Cost $24.00

109296 Rainbow Bright

Your Cost $36.00

Fast2Clean Microfiber

Cleaning Cloths

These cleaning cloths feature Civil War

era quilt designs. The three smaller

cloths use static to cling to the back of

your digital device until you need them.

The larger cloth is ideal for eyeglasses.

Washable, reusable, antimicrobial, and

lint-free, these cleaning cloths are

almost too cute to use! Includes four

cloths per pack.

82126 Retail $9.95

Your Cost $7.96 Save 20%

Rainbow

Quilter's Candy Gift

Box Set

Our limited edition fabric and

thread gift sets are the perfect

stash builder for any quilter.

Includes 14 fabrics with 5

coordinating Essential

thread spools. Box measures:

7¾" x 7¾" x 3".

5809 Your Cost $29.99

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Farmers Market

by Kelly Mueller

Create wonderful gifts and goodies that your

friends will love! Kelly's great designs include

a wall hanging, goody bags, and a tic-tac-toe

game quilt with bean bag game pieces. Follow

the step-by-step instructions, using the fullsized

patterns included, to make your own little

treasures to share or keep.

5 projects – 18 color pgs.

Techniques: appliqué, piecing, and

general sewing

45701 Retail $16.00

Your Cost $12.80 Save 20%

Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece

by Yoko Saito

Share a little of Yoko's innate Japanese style as

she teaches you how to make these fabulous

pieced and appliquéd projects. Samples are

made in the signature soft sepia and taupe

fabric popular with today's Japanese quilt

makers. Use the included full-sized paper

patterns to create your own cushions, apron,

fabric basket, handbags and more.

29 projects – 152 pgs.

Techniques: piecing, appliqué, and

general sewing

45708 Retail $26.95

Your Cost $17.78 Save 34%

NEW

Pillow Pop

by Heather Bostic

Make a distinctive statement with more than

25 eye-catching modern designs. Pull out

your favorite fabrics and have fun stitching up

something new to adorn your bed or favorite

chair. This is the work of 20 different designers,

offering projects of all skill levels. It's the perfect

opportunity to try different techniques without

committing to an entire quilt.

25 projects — 128 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing, appliqué, foundation

piecing, and embroidery

45742 Retail $15.95

Your Cost $9.89 Save 38%

Sweet Celebrations

by Moda Bake Shop Designers

The fabulous designers at Moda Bake Shop have

cooked up a wonderful, fun collection of new

projects from charming quilts, a mail box for

love letters, placemats, table runners, a lunch

sack, messenger bag, and a baby shower layette

to greet a new arrival. There truly is something

for everyone in this jam-packed book.

35 projects – 208 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing, appliqué, and

general sewing

45709 Retail $24.95

Your Cost $16.46 Save 34%

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Tiny Obsessions Booklet

by Vicki Bellino

Join Vicki as she teaches us how to make

adorable little projects from tiny English Paper

Pieced hexagons. From a Project Pouch, to a

Tiny Table Topper, Photo Magnets, and more,

you won't be able to stop English Paper Piecing

when you get your hands on this book!

7 projects — 36 color pgs. 8½" x 5½" closed.

Techniques: English Paper Piecing and

general sewing

45729 Your Cost $12.99

Purses Bags & Totes

by Moya's Workshop

There is a tote or a bag for every occasion.

Whether you are off to the market or a lunch

date, Moya has every situation covered with

projects like the sassy Citrus Handbag, or

the foldable eco tote. Follow the clear photo

instructions and make beautiful bags. Full-sized

patterns on accompanying CD*.

10 projects – 80 color pgs.

Techniques: general sewing

45707 Retail $22.95

Your Cost $15.11 Save 34%

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A Little of This...

NEW

Big-Print Patchwork

by Sandy Turner

Love the fabric, but not sure how to use it?

Sandy will help you discover what to look for in

large-scale prints, how to use color to enhance

the theme of the fabric, and how to combine

different pictorial prints. Choose from seven

featured designs or be inspired by the gallery

of quilts.

7 projects – 80 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing and appliqué

45737 Retail $24.99

Your Cost $14.87 Save 40%

Quilt Batik!

by Cheryl Brown

Learn a little about batik fabrics as you craft

them into these wonderful quilts. Use rich,

colorful fabrics to create these inspiring,

traditional projects. Each design includes a

quilting suggestion. Full-sized patterns included.

12 projects – 80 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing and appliqué

45703 Retail $24.99

Your Cost $16.66 Save 33%

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Liberty Love

by Alexia Abegg

Alexia has created a wonderful array of projects

for the home, and yourself. Make a wall hanging,

a bed quilt, a dress for a little girl, a tie, a shirt, a

sewing kit organizer, a pin cushion, totes, and

the list goes on. Each design combines fresh,

modern aesthetics with a sense of purpose.

You'll enjoy making and using these clever

offerings. Tissue patterns included.

25 projects – 160 color pgs.

Techniques: general sewing and piecing

45743 Retail $26.95

Your Cost $16.03 Save 40%

Sneaky Piecing

by Beth Ferrier

Make every part of the quiltmaking process

easier, faster, cheaper, and more accurate. Beth

offers great time-saving tips and tricks as well

as advice on gathering tools, organization,

techniques, and more. You'll be able to easily

apply what you learn in the six classic projects

included in this book. Skill levels range from

simple to a little more challenging.

6 projects – 96 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing

45711 Retail $26.95

Your Cost $21.56 Save 20%

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Turning Ten: Book 1

by Tricia Cribbs

These three quick patterns are ideal for the

fabric-a-holic in all of us. Take fabulous fabric,

cut it up, and sew it back together. Then move

on to the next exciting project. That's the name

of the game for Tricia, and she writes great

patterns that let us all rush head long into the

next thrilling quilt with her.

3 projects – 9 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing

45747 Retail $10.95

Your Cost $8.76 Save 20%

60 Pieced Quilt Borders

by Judy Laquidara

In 60 Pieced Quilt Borders, all the mysteries of

borders are explained. Judy teaches you how

to create a border to fit any quilt top, and how

to copy strips to make proper size adjustments.

This book is a great resource for the adventurous

beginner and the experienced quilter alike. Soon

you'll be able to customize any quilt and make it

your own.

60 borders – 120 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing

45550 Retail $26.95

Your Cost $17.75 Save 20%


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Fun Quilts for Kids:

Best of Fons & Porter

by Various Authors

Follow the step-by-step instructions to make

these wonderful kid-friendly quilts. Select a

project for your skill level, grab a handful of

fabric and go for it. These bright and colorful

designs cover everything from appliquéd

penguins to pieced turtles, stars to flowers, and

everything in between.

27 projects – 144 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing and appliqué

45692 Retail $26.95

Your Cost $20.75 Save 23%

Twice as Nice

by Kari M. Carr

Pick a design, make it, and then use all the

scraps in the coordinating project. No scraps left

behind! Discover Kari's great system for using

up leftovers and getting the most out of your

precious fabrics.

12 projects – 64 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing and appliqué

45724 Retail $22.99

Your Cost $15.45 Save 32%

NEW

Save the Selvages

by Sandy Thompson

Sandy has written the perfect book to help us

all see selvages in a new light. Her book gives

you the instruction and inspiration to create fun

projects from what was once considered scrap!

Make a tote, an eReader Pouch, a thread catcher,

purse, pincushion and much more from those

strips of fabric.

16 projects – 48 color pgs.

Techniques: general sewing

45746 Retail $24.95

Your Cost $19.96 Save 20%

15 Minutes of Play

by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Scraps never looked so good! Learn how to

create your own collaged swatches of fabric,

then incorporate them into traditional blocks

and watch as a new quilt design emerges. Let

your creativity bloom as you tackle Victoria's

challenge to stretch and strengthen your

designing muscle!

11 projects – 96 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing

45719 Retail $27.95

Your Cost $18.44 Save 34%

And a Little of That!

NEW

Colorful Quilts for Playful Kids

by Janet Pittman

Play with fabric and get the kids in your life to

join in. These fun and colorful designs are ideal

projects to get your kids or grandkids involved

in the hobby you love. Make a Zany Zoo, a

Butterfly and Princesses, or a Bulldozers and

Dump Trucks quilt, and watch the little faces

gleam as they give a hand. Simple step-by-step

instructions will lead you through the process.

Full-sized templates included.

14 projects – 128 color pgs.

Techniques: appliqué and piecing

45736 Retail $24.95

Your Cost $18.21 Save 27%

Eye-Catching Quilts

by Quiltmaker Magazine

There's a bit of something for everyone in this

collection of beautiful quilts. Find Dresden

plates to pinwheels, triangles, foundation

paper piecing, scrappy designs, and more.

Use the full-sized templates included to make

your own creations from batiks, brights,

reproduction prints, tone-on-tone fabrics,

and anything in your stash. Each pattern also

includes a quilting pattern.

16 projects – 96 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing

45722 Retail $26.95

Your Cost $16.07 Save 40%

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Essential Cotton Thread Spools

Our thread selection is designed to coordinate perfectly with our Quilter's Candy

basics and collection prints for flawless thread matching.

White

20869

Parchment

21160

Silver

20859

Slate

21158

Grey

20858

Pumpkin

21109

Terra Cotta

21155

Natural

20868

Caramel

20865

Taupe

20864

Latte

21101

Weathered Wood

21103

Orange Spice

20875

Dark Honey

20887

Cream

20867

Corn Silk

20866

Fawn

21159

Cocoa

20990

Earth

20947

Pine

21168

Dark Olive

21167

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20989

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20885

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21151

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21154

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20874

Turkey Red

20883

Mahogany

21157

Jade

21115

Ivy

21104

Persimmon

20994

Fuchsia

20959

Tomato

21121

Cherry

21111

Wine

21156

French Blue

21146

Evergreen

20998

Baby Pink

20872

Wisteria

21153

Red

20863

Claret

21152

Eggplant

20996

Marine

21114

Midnight

21000

Lavender

21118

Hyacinth

21119

Red Violet

21106

Royal Purple

21148

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20960

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20894

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21144


Steel Blue

21143

Cerulean

21107

Night Sky

20957

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Your Cost $21.90

21180 Homestead

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20992

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21108

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21166

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20889

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21170

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21002

21176 Celebration

Your Cost $21.90

21181 Rainbow

Your Cost $21.90

Sunshine

20961

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21171

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21112

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21169

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21120

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21172

21177 Confections

Your Cost $21.90

21182 Woodland

Your Cost $21.90

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EssentialPro Polyester Cones

EssentialPRO is made of 100% polyester, has a matte finish, and can be used on cotton quilts.

Fewer adjustments mean it’s perfectly suited to your longarm machine. Also works well in the

bobbin and in regular sewing machines with a cone thread adapter.

• Designed by longarm quilters for longarm quilters • Smooth & lint-free with excellent quilting

definition • Won't shrink in the wash • Size 70/3 • 3,315 yards

Your Cost: $5.99 per cone

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21070

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21083

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21074

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21068

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21090

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20974

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21069

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21095

Kiwi

21089

Cream

20976

Antique

21071

Red

21076

Navy

21082

Corn Silk

20979

Sandstone

21080

Turkey Red

21085

Blue Moon

21096

Sandstone

20982

Corn Silk

21073

Earth

21088

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21081

Taupe

20980

Taupe

21075

Lilac

21094

Ocean Mist

21079

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Oliso Pro Smartiron

Featuring Oliso's patented iTouch technology, simply touch the handle

and the iron lowers, ready to work. Take your hand off and the patented

scorchguards lift the iron off the board preventing scorches, burns, and

tipping. Less strain and 30% time savings are added benefits to this

Smartiron's 1800 watts of power and horizontal or vertical bursts of

steam. Ideal for quilters, this iron offers a 30 minute extended auto-shut

off, a 12.7oz side fill tank, a beadblast stainless steel soleplate, flat pressing

surface, detailer tip, and a 12' pivoting cord. The iron also features selfcleaning,

anti-drip system, easy access fabric selector, and when needed

you can turn the auto-lift scorchguard off.

82091 Retail $200.00 Your Cost $169.99

Sew Steady Portable Tables

The Sew Steady Portable Table is custom-made

to fit your sewing machine with adjustable legs

that screw on and off quickly. The front edges are

rounded for comfort. This table can also be used as

a light table; simply remove the center leg on the

larger tables. The large see-through work surface

creates a two-story work area! Sew Straight Guides

sold separately (shown to the right). Please specify

BRAND, and MODEL, and whether you want it

cut to accommodate the embroidery mode on

the order form, online, or call Customer Service at

1-800-574-6454. Most models are available.

Please Note: These items will be shipped to your home

directly from the manufacturer and will arrive in approx.

4-6 weeks. If you are ordering other items they will be shipped

by our standard shipping method and should arrive within our

normal shipping time. Sorry, No Shipments to Alaska, Hawaii,

Canada, or APOs/FPOs. There are no returns on

these products.

A) 82089 Junior, 11½"d x 15"w Your Cost $57.40

B) 80766 Large, 18"d x 24"w Your Cost $89.50

C) 81355 Big, 24"d x 24"w Your Cost $119.80

D) 82090 Giant, 24"d x 32"w Your Cost $183.20

Portable Design Wall

See before you sew! We have the solution for anyone that doesn't have a dedicated design wall in their studio or sewing

room. Cheryl Ann's Design Wall is a portable, collapsible, free standing design wall with stabilizer bars. It's easily assembled

in just a few minutes to provide a giant 72" square flannel surface. The flannel is made with high quality, 100% preshrunk

cotton. The flannel holds blocks of fabric without pinning. This design wall comes with a handy carrying bag, making it

convenient to take with you on retreats. Measures 72" square.

81893 Your Cost $131.95

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Sewing Essentials

LED Light Kits

These LED lighting systems are very powerful and are sure to

shine brightly onto your next sewing project. Simply peel and

stick the light under your machine so it lights your sewing

area. Includes an easy on/off switch and connecting cords so

they will be out of your way. Get ready to sew day or night with

fewer mistakes!

82084 Small 2" (3 lights, featured) Your Cost $66.99

82085 Medium 4" (6 lights) Your Cost $74.99

Sew Straight Guides

Sew straight seams like never before! Simply

attach your guide with its built-in suction cups

and away you sew. They are easy to remove and

reposition for different seam widths. The 11" x 2"

ruler will fit on all Sew Steady Tables. The 7" x 2"

ruler is made for the Kangaroo and Arrow cabinet

inserts; visit ConnectingThreads.com/furniture.

A) 82093 11" x 2" Your Cost $21.00

B) 82092 7" x 2" Your Cost $16.00

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Embroidery & Embellishment

NEW

Embellish Me

by Laurie Wisbrun

This is the ultimate guide for all crafters seeking

to achieve the perfect surface finishes for their

fabric-based projects. Comprehensive step-bystep

instructions are accompanied by detailed

illustrations that introduce an extensive range of

fabric treatments, such as tie-dyeing, bleaching,

shibori, beading, embroidery, appliqué, and

more. Take a peek at the included galleries for

more inspiration.

176 color pgs.

Techniques: embellishment

45731 Retail $24.95

Your Cost $18.20 Save 27%

Work & Play

by Dolores Storm

Now you can recreate these sweet children

at work and play. Dolores has created folk-art

images of childhood, with youngsters romping,

playing games, and doing chores. Each design

uses only one or two easy embroidery stitches,

so you can choose your favorite floss color and

go. The complete instructions show you how

to stitch the designs on cotton fabric. Tea or

coffee-dye the completed stitched piece for an

authentic folk-art look.

10 designs – 24 color pgs.

Techniques: embroidery

45308 Retail $9.95

Your Cost $7.96 Save 20%

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Embroidered Memories

by Brian Haggard

Embrace a little creativity and capture your

treasured moments in crazy quilting finished

with beautiful hand embroidery. Learn 13

basic stitches and how to creatively combine

them for embellishing and storytelling. Brian

has included two alphabets to help complete

your project, plus beautiful gallery images of

embroidered projects to inspire you.

375 designs – 80 color pgs.

Techniques: embroidery

45732 Retail $24.95

Your Cost $16.46 Save 34%

The Stitch Bible

by Kate Haxell

This is the perfect reference guide for

embroidery stitches and techniques. Add this

comprehensive guide to your collection and

you'll never be without the perfect stitch. Clear

step-by-step, illustrated instructions lead you

through each of the 225 stitches. Practice your

technique on the skill-graded projects.

17 projects – 225 stitches – 176 color pgs.

Techniques: embroidery and general sewing

45676 Retail $23.99

Your Cost $15.34 Save 36%

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NEW

S is for Stitch

by Kristyne Czepuryk

Talk about adorable! Kristyne has created two

sets of alphabet-themed embroidery patterns

for boys and girls. This is not your usual A is

for Apple book. These gorgeous embroidery

patterns are used to make quilts, pillows, soft

blocks, wall art, and more. Mix and match the

patterns and see what you can create.

52 projects – 144 color pgs.

Techniques: embroidery, piecing, and

general sewing

45734 Retail $24.95

Your Cost $15.44 Save 38%

Free-Form Embroidery

by Judith Baker Montano

Give your embroidery freedom and transform

simple stitches into fiber art. Create landscapes

and life-like trees, flowers, ocean corals, and

more using the 60 stitches and the 67 stitch

combinations demonstrated by Judith in her

latest book. Learn techniques for building

layers, creating dimension and perspective, and

blending shapes.

60 stitches – 128 color pgs.

Techniques: embroidery

45710 Retail $29.95

Your Cost $19.76 Save 34%


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Floral Dimensions

by Pauline Ineson

Follow Pauline's step-by-step instructions to

create your own colorful and unique fabric

flowers. Mix and match the 20 gorgeous

dimensional designs, or recreate Pauline's

beautiful works of art for yourself.

20 designs – 127 color pgs.

Techniques: appliqué, piecing, and

general sewing

45599 Retail $24.99

Your Cost $16.29 Save 34%

In the Studio with Angela Walters

by Angela Walters

Follow Angela's machine quilting strategies

to add detail, depth, contrast, and movement

to your quilts. Each chapter features a design

concept and technique that is tailored to a

specific project. Learn how to apply these

techniques to create special quilting effects that

will bring life and dimension to your quilts.

10 projects – 128 color pgs.

Techniques: machine quilting

45720 Retail $22.95

Your Cost $15.60 Save 32%

Beading Artistry for Quilts

by Thom Atkins

Thom shares beading and inspiration for

using basic stitches and embellishments to

add texture and drama to quilts. This book is

a comprehensive guide to bead selection and

the proper tools you'll need. Lose yourself in

the inspiration gallery as you plan your next

beaded quilt.

112 color pgs.

Techniques: embellishment

45696 Retail $27.95

Your Cost $19.76 Save 29%

Doodle Quilting

by Cheryl Malkowski

Master your doodling skills and turn squiggles

and swirls into feathers and flowers. This

beginner's guide to free motion, continuousline

quilting will teach you which shapes work

better for traveling across your quilt and which

are best for confined spaces. Learn how to

combine the different included designs. Follow

the tips for transferring your designs from

paper to fabric.

120 designs – 88 color pgs.

Techniques: machine quilting

45721 Retail $24.95

Your Cost $16.46 Save 34%

Embellishment & Quilting

NEW

Daily Beauty

by Cécile Trentini

Open up your creativity with 365 different ways

to play with every day quilt embellishments.

Discover unique inspiration with hundreds of

gorgeous variations on a theme. A new design

every day for a year! Add leftover ribbons, lace,

buttons, beads, sequins and more, and hone your

surface embellishment skills. Then join them all

together into a fabulous art quilt.

1 project – 80 color pgs.

Techniques: embellishment

45741 Retail $19.95

Your Cost $13.56 Save 32%

Make Your Own Quilting Designs &

Patterns

by Judy Woodworth

Be inspired and listen to your creative self.

Judy gives you the tools to express your

inner quilting artist. Draw, shrink, or enlarge

any of the 20 quilting designs included for

your next quilting project. Then step into the

world of quilting design and create your own

unique motifs.

80 color pgs.

Techniques: machine quilting

45700 Retail $21.95

Your Cost $14.99 Save 31%

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Sewing STUDiO PACKAgeS

wALLABY STUDiO PACKAge includes

Wallaby Sewing Cabinet • Dingo Cabinet • Sewing Chair • Custom Acrylic Insert (see pg. 21 for details)

Wallaby Storage Cabinet

• Closed Dimensions: 39½"w x 19¼" d x 30"h • Open Dimensions: 64½"w x 42½"d x 29½"h • You'll find plenty of storage with trays

on the door, a large drawer, and shelf. • Includes a three-position airlift that holds most sewing machines comfortably and moves

effortlessly up and down. • Fits a serger • Curious if your sewing machine will fit in the Wallaby Sewing Station? Double check your

machine's measurements to be sure it doesn't exceed 19"w x 9-5/8"d. • Includes a quilt leaf on the back of the cabinet to expand

your work area.

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Dingo

Acrylic Insert

These Sewing Stations offer superior workmanship, large work areas,

storage units, and large lifts to support the latest machines, with an

open area for an ergonomic sewing experience.

Aussie

AUSSie STUDiO PACKAge includes

Aussie Sewing Cabinet • Dingo Cabinet • Sewing Chair • Custom Acrylic Insert (see pg. 21 for details)

Aussie Storage Cabinet

• Closed dimensions: 49¾"w x 22"d x 30"h • Open Dimensions: 99½"w x 45½"d x 29"h • Includes a large surface space and a

rolling caddy which tucks away when not in use. • The lift mechanism moves your sewing machine up and down in three

separate positions and is adjustable for all heights of machines. • Curious if your sewing machine will fit in the Aussie Sewing

Station? Double check your machine’s measurements to be sure it doesn’t exceed 22-1/8"w x 11-1/8"d. • Includes a quilt leaf on

the back of the cabinet to expand your work area • When your sewing is complete, safely conceal and secure all your sewing

notions and equipment by closing both doors and turning the key to lock them shut.

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82116

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KAngAROO & JOeY STUDiO PACKAge includes

Kangaroo & Joey Sewing Cabinets • Dingo Cabinet • Sewing Chair • Custom Acrylic Insert (see below for details)

Kangaroo Storage Cabinet

• Closed Dimensions: 55"w x 21"d x 29½"h, Open Dimensions: 55"w x 40½"d x 29½"h.

• Sew in any position, flat bed or free-arm with the EZ-Lift air mechanism; supports machines weighing up to 51 lbs.

• Curious if your sewing machine will fit in the Kangaroo Sewing Station? Double check your machine’s measurements to be sure it doesn’t exceed

22-1/8"w x 11-1/8"d.

• The Kangaroo Sewing Station comes with a quilt leaf on the back that folds up or down which will help expand your work area.

• Remove the false front and easily create a larger working surface area.

Joey Storage Cabinet

• Dimensions: 25¾"w x 16½"d x 24"h.

• Features three drawers of storage, including a locking top drawer.

• Designed to fit underneath the Kangaroo Sewing Station.

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The Dingo Cabinet is a treasure chest of storage—it opens up to reveal all sorts of drawers for your quilting tools! Flip the hinged top over onto its

two support legs in the back to create a 46" x 40½" cutting table.

Sewing Chair

The sewing chair's height provides perfect lumbar support. Lift the seat cushion up to reveal a hidden storage compartment. This chair supports up

to 250 lbs.

Custom Acrylic Insert

Specify sewing machine make and model to have your insert custom-cut for your machine. Please see our website for more details.

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Please Note: These items will be shipped to your home directly from the manufacturer and will arrive unassembled in approx. 4-6 weeks. If you are ordering other items they will

be shipped by our standard shipping method and should arrive within our normal shipping time. Sorry, no shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada or APOs/FPOs. Kangaroo’s

warranty: 1 year from date of shipment for manufacturer’s defects or shipping damage within the first 15 days. Note: We cannot accept returns on Kangaroo Kabinets or inserts.

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Appliqué Books & Patterns

NEW

Flourish on the Vine Pattern

by Kathy K. Wylie

This beautiful heirloom style quilt is fully

explained with full-sized pattern sheets, tips and

techniques, plus detailed photos. The design is

broken down into 12 manageable sections to

make it easier to complete. Reproduce Kathy's

design or use the individual elements to create

your own.

Finished size: 37" x 49" | Techniques: hand

appliqué

55709 Your Cost $17.95

Blanket Stitch Quilts

by Lynne Edwards

Divine stitching and quilting create these

beautiful quilts. Using fusible appliqué, Lynne

adds a blanket stitch to finish these wonderful

quilts. The straight-forward instructions make

it possible for quilters of all skill levels to create

these fantastic quilts.

12 projects – 144 color pgs.

Techniques: appliqué

45699 Retail $24.99

Your Cost $19.19 Save 23%

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Fiesta Mexico Pattern

by Karen Kay Buckley

Add a little spice to any room with this fun and

creative design by Karen Kay Buckley. This

quilt was one of the top prize winners at the

International Quilt Festival in Houston this year.

Follow the 20 page booklet full of instructions,

tips and techniques, and create one for your

home. The pattern package also includes fullsized

pattern pages.

Finished size: 76" x 97" | Techniques: appliqué

and piecing

55707 Your Cost $24.95

A Batch of QuiltSoup

by Barbara J. Jones

Gather your favorite fabrics and make a

delightful appliqué and pieced quilt. Create

a summer cottage, flowerpots, birds, and

many other charming motifs, or piece a

simple throw quilt to add color to your home.

Learn Barbara's tips for beautiful needle-turn

appliqué. This book is ideal for confident

beginners to intermediate quilters. Full-sized

templates included.

9 projects – 96 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing and appliqué

45704 Retail $26.99

Your Cost $21.59 Save 20%

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Design, Create, & Quilt

by Rose Hughes

Learn from Rose as you follow her stepby-step

instructions to create the included

projects. She makes it as easy as painting-bynumbers

to produce one of her designs. In no

time at all, you'll be using her techniques to

design your own masterpiece using the five

basic design elements: line, shape, texture,

color, and space.

10 projects – 96 color pgs.

Techniques: appliqué

45715 Retail $26.99

Your Cost $17.80 Save 34%

Simply Successful Appliqué

by Jeanne Sullivan

Jeanne teaches foolproof techniques for hand

and machine appliqué that will turn a novice

into a professional in no time. Jean also has

easier and faster techniques for ruching, circles,

narrow lines, lettering, Broderie Perse, reverse

appliqué, and more. Her motto is “What you see

is what you get!”, because she works with all her

templates and fabrics right side up. The included

CD* has full-sized template patterns.

9 projects – 128 color pgs.

Techniques: appliqué and embroidery

45712 Retail $29.95

Your Cost $19.76 Save 34%

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Star Quilts

by Mary Knapp

Woo-hoo! Here is an easy, no-math drafting

technique for star quilts. Draft star blocks

accurately at any size with this unique grid

system—just connect the dots! There are no

complex calculations needed to get beautiful,

complex looking designs. Choose from

dozens of star block designs, use the full-sized

pattern templates included and create a truly

striking quilt.

5 projects – 112 color pgs.

Techniques: freezer paper piecing

45740 Retail $29.95

Your Cost $17.84 Save 40%

Sweet 'N Sassy Templates:

Diamond Quilts

by Phyllis Anderson

Nothing sparkles like a diamond. Now you can

make sparkling diamond quilts! Phyllis takes

all the guess work out of diamond quilts with

her templates. Just copy and use her templates

for perfect placement every time. Three sizes

are included. Whatever your skill level, there's a

diamond quilt for you!

12 projects – 112 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing and appliqué

45697 Retail $27.95

Your Cost $20.39 Save 27%

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Log Cabin Quilts: The Basics & Beyond

by Janet Houts and Jean Ann Wright

Take the classic log cabin to contemporary and

beyond. Learn the history of this much loved

quilt block as you piece together your own

masterpiece. Work with classic settings and

contemporary layouts as you follow the stepby-step

instructions with large photos. Each

design will have you saying “I love this quilt”

and “I love this block” right from the very start.

19 projects – 128 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing and appliqué

45744 Retail $27.95

Your Cost $20.11 Save 28%

Star Quilts: Best of Fons & Porter

by Various Authors

Star light, star bright—Fons and Porter has

collected all the brightest stars in this wonderful

collection. There are designs to suit every dècor,

season, and skill level. Patterns range from

simple Ohio Stars to intricate foundation paper

pieced designs.

27 projects – 176 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing, appliqué, and

paper piecing

45691 Retail $26.95

Your Cost $21.47 Save 20%

Block Specific Books

NEW

100 Any-Size Log Cabin Blocks

by Linda Causee

Who knew there were so many different log

cabin blocks? This favorite block can take many

forms: it can be a flower, skewed, curved, or

geometric. Print out your own patterns from

the included CD* for sizes 2" to 8", or follow

Linda's notes to make blocks as large as 16".

The possibilities are endless when you work

with this wonderful book and block.

15 projects – 69 color pgs. 8½" x 11" closed

Techniques: piecing and foundation paper

piecing

45745 Retail $17.95

Your Cost $14.36 Save 20%

100 Any-Size Star Blocks

by Linda Causee

Simply flick through the pages in the book,

select the block you want and the size, then

print it from the accompanying CD*. Print any

one of the 100 star blocks in sizes from 2" to 16";

for hand sewing trace the pattern, for machine

sewing add your seam allowance and away you

go. You'll have stars for every occasion!

100 designs – 69 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing and paper piecing

45690 Retail $17.95

Your Cost $13.10 Save 27%

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Stash Builders These color-coordinated stash builders are a great value and an easy

way to build your stash. Visit us online to view the contents* and to shop more great stash builders

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6062 Your Cost $33.01

Earthy Batiks contains 16 fat quarters

6059 Your Cost $29.84

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6060 Your Cost $32.02

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Be Mine contains 20 fat quarters

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5907 Your Cost $24.36

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6063 Your Cost $33.01

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5918 Your Cost $19.86

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5921 Your Cost $22.09

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Pair these fat quarter-friendly books and patterns

with any of our stash builders for an instant kit.

Fat Quarter Winners

by Monique Dillard

This book is a quilter's dream. Every scrap of

fabric is used in these fat quarter designs! From

blocks to backing and binding, nothing is

wasted. Each project includes Monique's clever

shortcuts, as well as streamlined techniques

for easy piecing. The blocks create interesting

secondary patterns when they're combined to

reveal a more complex look. Multiple quilt sizes

are included for each project.

11 projects – 47 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing

45391 Retail $14.95

Your Cost $10.15 Save 32%

Turning Twenty Hope Chest Treasures

by Tricia Cribbs

Tricia has created this wonderful booklet

featuring projects perfect for fat quarters.

Instructions for two settings are included.

2 projects — 9 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing

45725 Retail $10.95

Your Cost $8.76 Save 20%

Quilting With Fat Quarters

by That Patchwork Place

Do you love those precut fat quarter bundles

that look so perfect together? This collection of

designs is written just for fat quarters, and works

well with everything from batiks, reproduction

prints, modern prints, solids, and more. Follow

the clear, step-by-step instructions and you'll

use up your stash in no time.

17 projects – 95 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing and appliqué

45623 Retail $24.99

Your Cost $18.29 Save 26%

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Carmel Pattern

by Stephanie Prescott

Piece together your favorite six fat quarters

and before you know it, you'll have this handy

tote made and ready to carry all sorts of things.

The handles are long enough to put on your

shoulder, or carry in your hand. The bag is fully

lined and has two inside pockets.

Finished size: 12" x 16" x 3" | Techniques:

piecing and general sewing

55697 Your Cost $9.95

Use

your stash!

Simply Fat Quarters

by It's Sew Emma Patterns

Here's a fat quarter-friendly book chock-full

of quilts in four size options; from crib to

king. Make a simple and quick gift, or sew

together a classic quilt for your home. This

book has 10 great designs ranging from

classic to contemporary, ready for you to

make your own.

10 projects – 48 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing

45713 Retail $19.95

Your Cost $15.96 Save 20%

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Pismo Beach Pattern

by Stephanie Prescott

This bag is great at the beach or as a carryon.

Made from six fat quarters, this fully lined

bag, with two inside pockets and shoulder

length straps, will go anywhere you need to.

Finished size: 12" x 15" x 3" | Techniques:

piecing and general sewing

55698 Your Cost $9.95

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Perfect for Precuts

Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts

by Nicky & Pam Lintott

This book combines two of the quilting world's

favorite things: sampler quilts and using precut

2½" strips. Sampler quilts use different blocks

to showcase the developing skills of the quilter.

These patterns are so enticing that quilters of

all levels will be clambering to get started.

Each of the projects in this book use only

one set of precut strips to create an alluring

finished quilt. As a bonus, each project is

shown in two colorways.

10 projects – 128 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing

45416 Retail $24.99

Your Cost $16.45 Save 34%

Strip Therapy 10 Booklet

by Brenda Henning

Brenda has created six wonderful new

designs just for 2½" precut strip sets. Some

have templates, others are simple piecing.

The patterns go together so quickly, you'll be

looking for your next project in no time.

6 projects – 23 color pgs. 8½" x 11" closed.

Techniques: piecing

45726 Retail $20.00

Your Cost $16.00 Save 20%

Strip Therapy 9 Booklet

6 projects – 23 color pgs.

45626 Retail $20.00

Your Cost $16.00 Save 20%

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Back to Charm School

by Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene

Gather up your little precuts as charm school

continues! Discover fresh designs from the

popular authors of Country Threads Goes to

Charm School. Sparkling with energy, these

quilts make the most of today's 5" precut

squares, and also include instructions for

using yardage. Make many appealing designs,

including table runners, doll quilts, a pillow,

and a tree skirt.

15 projects — 80 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing

45525 Retail $24.99

Your Cost $16.48 Save 34%

Precut Bonanza!

by Kimberly Einmo

Ready, set, sew! Kimberly will have you

whipping up all sorts of blocks in a flash. Use

precut strips and her modular methods to easily

create more complex units and blocks. Dive into

her illustrated library of 200 blocks measuring 6"

and larger. Instructions for three sample quilts

are included.

200 blocks – 79 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing

45698 Retail $21.95

Your Cost $17.56 Save 20%

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Strip-Smart Quilts

by Kathy Brown

These stunning quilts are made using a smart

strip method and a 90 degree triangle ruler with

appropriate markings. The rich color choices

and clever designs make these quilts look good

enough to eat. Best of all, the easy technique

makes these quilts suitable for beginners and up.

Whether you start with precut strips, fat quarters,

or yardage, you'll be whipping out these quilts

before you know it.

16 projects – 80 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing

45404 Retail $24.99

Your Cost $16.45 Save 34%

Antique to Heirloom Jelly Roll Quilts

by Pam and Nicky Lintott

Take a page out of history and recreate these

heirloom quilts with today's modern precut strip

sets. Enjoy the antique inspiration and then

get down to making your own heirloom using

today's shortcuts and fabrics. Pam and Nicky

have excelled in taking something old, keeping

its charm, and making something new. Follow

the clear step-by-step instructions and full-color

diagrams to make your own quilts to treasure.

12 projects – 128 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing

45675 Retail $24.99

Your Cost $16.31 Save 35%


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Successful Scrap Quilts from Simple

Rectangles

by Judy Turner and Margaret Rolfe

These fabulous designs all use the simple

rectangle, so there are no bias seams to fuss with

and no tricky measurements. Create dazzling

scrap quilts with a new set of block designs.

Learn how to scatter and blend your collection

of fabrics for perfect balance of variation and

repetition, while you explore key elements of

scrap quilting—value, color, and fabric style.

15 projects – 96 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing

45705 Retail $26.99

Your Cost $21.59 Save 20%

Cut the Scraps!

by Joan Ford

Is your stash taking over your sewing room

and your life? Joan has a seven step program

to organize your stash and 20 gorgeous

projects to use up your stash! There are

fabulous quilts, bags, wall hangings, table

runners, and more for you to a make out of

your treasured scraps! Be brave, take the first

step, and start using that stash.

20 projects — 202 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing, basic sewing, and

appliqué

45376 Retail $24.95

Your Cost $16.45 Save 34%

NEW

Micro Mini Quilts Booklet

by Moose on the Porch Quilts

Here's the perfect opportunity to use all those

tiny scraps you've been holding onto. The six

mini quilts and one baby quilt are all created

using 2½" mini charms. Projects range in size

from 13" square to 16" square, the bonus baby

quilt is 42" square. Each design is shown in two

colorways for inspiration.

7 projects – 16 color pgs. 6" x 8" closed.

Techniques: piecing

45727 Retail $11.95

Your Cost $9.56 Save 20%

Friendship Strips & Scraps

by Edyta Sitar

Edyta has created a simple strip panel

technique and designed 18 gorgeous quilt

projects to share with us. The projects range

from table toppers to wall hangings and throw

quilts—there is something for everyone who

loves piecing and appliqué. The variety of

projects in this book call for 1", 3", and 3½"

strips. This book will be great if you are looking

for projects to use up your stash.

18 projects – 112 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing and appliqué

45340 Retail $27.95

Your Cost $18.44 Save 34%

Use Up Your Scaps!

NEW

Scrap Quilts Fit for a Queen

by Sally Schneider

Find a quilt design in just the right size.

All the math is done for you, all you need to

do is sew. All the specs are at your fingertips,

including yardage, cutting, and number of

blocks for each size. What a dream. While you

are at it, learn Sally's favorite techniques for

strip piecing, half-and quarter-square triangles,

folded corners, magic triangles, freezer paper

foundation piecing, and more.

10 projects – 96 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing and freezer paper

foundation piecing

45738 Retail $26.99

Your Cost $17.09 Save 37%

Scrap-Basket Sensations

by Kim Brackett

See what a strip can do! Kim is back with a

new book after the success of her much loved,

Scrap-Basket Surprises. She has come up with

18 beautiful new quilt designs to tempt us. You

can make these from 2½" precut strips or raid

your stash and have a scrap-fest. Follow the clear,

concise instructions to create these intriguing

quilts. Written with all skill levels in mind.

18 projects – 80 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing

45336 Retail $24.99

Your Cost $16.45 Save 34%

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SoLId BERRY PATCH SAMPLERS

24 fabrics — contents shown below

5387 Fat Quarters Your Cost $29.76

5390 Charms Your Cost $2.07

5388 Stack Your Cost $8.27

5389 Strips Your Cost $8.27

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24 fabrics — contents shown below

5391 Fat Quarters Your Cost $29.76

5394 Charms Your Cost $2.07

5392 Stack Your Cost $8.27

5393 Strips Your Cost $8.27

order one of each sampler to get a complete collection of all of our Solid colors.

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5395 Fat Quarters Your Cost $29.76

5398 Charms Your Cost $2.07

5396 Stack Your Cost $8.27

5397 Strips Your Cost $8.27

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Quilter's Candy Basics - Mirage, $5.96 per yard

Mirage HoMe SaMplerS

24 fabrics — contents shown below

5379 Fat Quarters Your Cost $35.76

5382 Charms Your Cost $2.48

5380 Stack Your Cost $9.93

5381 Strips Your Cost $9.93

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Mirage garden SaMplerS

24 fabrics — contents shown below

5383 Fat Quarters Your Cost $35.76

5386 Charms Your Cost $2.48

order one of each sampler to get a complete collection of all of our Mirage colors.

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3860

3866

3856

3894

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3876

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3874

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5384 Stack Your Cost $9.93

5385 Strips Your Cost $9.93

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3879

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3863

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ClaSSiC doT SaMplerS

24 fabrics — one of each Classic Dot print

4787 Fat Quarters Your Cost $35.76

4790 Charms Your Cost $2.48

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Our fabrics are designed to coordinate perfectly with our Essential Threads collection.

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4005

4788 Stack Your Cost $9.93

4789 Strips Your Cost $9.93

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24 fabrics — one of each Little Stars print

4791 Fat Quarters Your Cost $35.76

4794 Charms Your Cost $2.48

ClaSSiC doT liTTle STarS

4023

4021

4020

4016

4019

4015

4002

4792 Stack Your Cost $9.93

4793 Strips Your Cost $9.93

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Flannel SaMplerS

rich Samplers Includes 14 fabrics

See a complete list of the fabrics included online

Fat Quarters 18" x 22"

5636 Your Cost $27.86

Stack 10" square

5637 Your Cost $7.74

Charm Pack 5" square

5638 Your Cost $1.93

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Soft Samplers Includes 14 fabrics

See a complete list of the fabrics included online

Fat Quarters 18" x 22"

5633 Your Cost $27.86

Stack 10" square

5634 Your Cost $7.74

Charm Pack 5" square

5635 Your Cost $1.93

NEW

Bubble Gum Quilt Kit

by Mari Martin

Yummy, bright colors characterize this

quilt as fun-loving and delicious. The soft,

touchable feel of the beautiful flannel will

beg for a cuddle. The hardest part will be

deciding whether to give it away or keep

it for yourself!

Kit includes Free pattern and 6½ yards

of flannel fabric, enough to make the top

and binding. You will need an additional

3 yards for backing. | Techniques: piecing

and appliqué | Finished size: 45½" x 60½" |

5615 (Kit with Free pattern)

Your Cost $51.74

neutral Samplers Includes 14 fabrics

See a complete list of the fabrics included online

Fat Quarters 18" x 22"

5639 Your Cost $27.86

Stack 10" square

5640 Your Cost $7.74

Charm Pack 5" square

5641 Your Cost $1.93


NEW

Every Which Way Quilt Kit

by Gigi's Thimble

Little boys can be all over the place. This easy to piece quilt will

be done in no time and you will be back to chasing your little one

around. When you catch him, this is a great quilt to cuddle him in!

Kit includes pattern and 4¾ yards of flannel fabric, enough to

make the top and binding. You will need an additional 2¾ yards

for backing. | Techniques: piecing | Finished size: 39½" x 51½" |

55710 (pattern packet only) Your Cost $9.00

5619 (Kit with pattern) Your Cost $45.01

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Little Pipsqeaks Quilt Kit

by Cotton Way

What an adorable little pattern. Simple to make, yet so appealing.

It's all about fabric choice, and we've done that for you! After you

make one, you'll be eager to make another; and another. This quilt

works great for a boy or a girl.

Kit includes pattern and 3¾ yards of flannel fabric, enough to

make the top and binding. You will need an additional 2½ yards

for backing. | Techniques: piecing | Finished size: 43" square |

Your Cost $31.32

55706 (pattern packet only) Your Cost $9.00

5620 (Kit with pattern) Your Cost $37.05

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by Susan Terpin

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Download ownload

This fuzzy little fellow would make the perfect pal

for any little boy or girl. He's an easy pet to keep!

Make a duck, make a flock. Fuzzy will always be

your friend.

Techniques: general sewing and appliqué | Finished

size: approx. 6" tall

991512 (Pattern Download Only*) FREE

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B) Oh Baby! Pattern

by Quilt Story

Get ready for a new baby to be out and about with

this clever car seat canopy and burp cloths. Keep

baby covered and away from germs under this

unique car seat canopy, and yourself clean with

these handy burp cloths. The pattern includes

instructions for balls and blocks (not shown).

Techniques: general sewing | Finished sizes: Canopy

30" x 40", burp cloth 11" x 17"

55705 (Pattern Packet Only) Your Cost $9.00

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by Little Stitches

Make everyday a celebration with this gorgeous little

quilt. Stitch the flags down and hang it on the wall, or

leave them loose and lay it on the floor for baby to play

with them; either way this is a really fun quilt to have.

Kit includes pattern and 4¾ yards of flannel fabric,

enough to make the top and binding. You will need

an additional 2¾ yards for backing. | Techniques:

appliqué | Finished size: 40" x 55" |

55708 (Pattern Packet Only) Your Cost $8.00

5618 (Kit with Pattern) Your Cost $44.21

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Dandy Baby Quilt Kits

by Ann Johnson

Oh so cute and cuddly in argyle with two color options. This quilt will make the perfect snuggle

blanky for a lucky little girl or boy. A little simple piecing does all the work. You'll have this quilt

finished and ready for baby's arrival in no time.

Kit includes FREE pattern, and 4½ yards of flannel fabric, enough to make the top and binding.

You will need an additional 2½ yards for backing. | Techniques: piecing | Finished size: 48" square |

Your Cost $35.82

5616 (Pink Kit with FREE Pattern)

5617 (Blue Kit with FREE Pattern)

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Makenzie's Wish Pattern

by Kristin Gassaway

Finished size: 40" x 53"

10014D (Pattern Download*)

Your Cost $4.99

Mingled Baby Quilt Pattern

by Robinson Pattern Company

Finished size: 34" x 40"

10340D (Pattern Download*)

Retail $10.95 Your Cost $8.49

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Quilt Pattern

by Robinson Pattern Company

Finished size: 38" x 50½"

10344D (Pattern Download*)

Retail $10.95 Your Cost $8.49

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Building Blocks Pattern

by Sew Simple Patterns

Finished size: 44" x 60"

10022D (Pattern Download*)

Retail $8.00 Your Cost $4.00

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by Melissa Burt

Finished size: 76" x 96"

910017D (Pattern Download*)

Your Cost $1.99

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Follow Me Baby Quilt Pattern

by Robinson Pattern Company

Finished size: 35" x 40"

10349D (Pattern Download*)

Retail $10.95 Your Cost $8.49

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Quick Snuggle Pattern

by Hedgehog Quilts

Finished size: 64" x 72"

10235D (Pattern Download*)

Your Cost $4.50

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Standard-sized pillows

910010D (Pattern Download*)

Your Cost $1.99

Super Simple Receiving

Blankets Pattern

by Cotton Way

Finished size: 38" square

10387D (Pattern Download*)

Your Cost $9.00

A Bit of This, A Bit of That

Pattern

by: Nancy Rink Designs

Finished size:49" x 63"

10279D (Pattern Download*)

Retail $9.00 Your Cost $5.99

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Overall Bib Pattern

by Beverly Gunson

Finished size: xs to xl

55616 (Pattern Packet)

Your Cost $6.50

Octagon Patchwork Pattern

by Bloom Creek

Finished size: xs to xl

10350D (Pattern Download*)

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Solids, Stripes, Circles, and Squares

by Pippa Eccles Armbrester

Treat yourself to fun, fuss-free quilts with a

modern aesthetic. The bright, bold colors of

Pippa's designs really sing with her modern

styling. Enjoy her relaxed approach as she

balances technique and improvisation to

create these impressive, fun, and funky

projects. Follow the step-by-step instructions

and make a pillow, quilt, mat, table runner,

and more.

16 projects – 80 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing , appliqué, and

general sewing

45717 Retail $24.99

Your Cost $16.48 Save 34%

Modern Quilts from the

Blogging Universe

by That Patchwork Place

Enjoy a colorful journey through the quilting

universe with these creative designers.

Unfettered by the bounds of conventional

quilt design, these patterns open up a universe

of possibilities: playing with negative space,

purposeful imperfections, and improvisational

piecing. Enjoy the featured bloggers' musings

on modern quilting, their personal design

process, and their blogs.

19 projects – 96 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing and appliqué

45723 Retail $26.99

Your Cost $17.80 Save 34%

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Square-agonals 12 Easy Pieces

by Sandi Blackwell

Create 12 unique blocks using the Squareagonals

technique. Sandy clearly explains and

shows you the secrets of successfully laying

out your blocks and making your cuts. You'll

end up with a stunning quilt, with blocks set

on point, all without adding setting and corner

triangles! You'll be amazed at how easy and fun

this method is.

1 project – 48 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing

45730 Retail $16.95

Your Cost $13.21 Save 22%

Quilts Made Modern

by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr

Simple piecing leads to simple style and

sophistication when you follow Weeks' and

Bill's contemporary quiltmaking philosophy.

Learn about color theory, fabric selection

and elements of design as you work through

the projects. Each of the 10 patterns includes

cutting and layout instructions for multiple

sizes, plus alternate colorways and design tips.

The projects range from ”quick and easy” to

”involved but inspiring.” This will be your go-to

book for contemporary quiltmaking.

10 projects – 160 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing

45315 Retail $29.95

Your Cost $19.75 Save 34%

Modern Quilting Books

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Modern Basics II

by Amy Ellis

Bright, bold, simple, and fun. These quilts are so

darling you'll just keep returning to this book for

techniques and inspiration time and time again.

Amy shares her speedy short cuts and expert

instructions on foundation piecing.

14 projects – 80 color pgs.

Techniques: foundation piecing and piecing

45739 Retail $24.99

Your Cost $15.18 Save 39%

Modern Designs for Classic Quilts

by Kelly Biscopink and Andrea Johnson

Kelly and Andrea have given a log cabin block

the modern treatment and it looks amazing.

That's not all: a hexagon block, diamond block,

Dresden plate, New York Beauty, a four-patch,

and more have been given a new look, too.

Follow the step-by-step instructions and

create these modern wonders for your home,

family, and friends.

12 projects – 128 color pgs.

Techniques: piecing, English Paper Piecing,

and paper piecing

45718 Retail $24.99

Your Cost $16.48 Save 34%

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New Tools

A) No Math Quilt Charts & Formulas

We all love the thought of “No Math” quilting, and this little quick

reference booklet makes that possible. The petite size makes it perfect

to carry along with you. There are 36 pages containing 16 charts

including reference measurements of diagonal blocks, side-setting and

corner triangles, and half-and quarter-square triangle blocks. Use with

confidence to answer sizing and measurement questions.

Book measures 4" x 6".

82120 Retail $6.95 Your Cost $5.56 Save 20%

B) Clover Pin 'n Stow

Slap a Pin 'n Stow on your wrist and you are ready to sew on the go. Ideal

for pinning up hems, loading quilts on longarms, appliqué, piecing, or

anytime you need a pin. Securely catches pins when dropped above the

magnet and the center grove makes it easy to remove pins when you are

ready to use them. Easily picks up pins dropped on the floor or on fabric.

Pins not included. Measures 2¼" x 8½".

82129 Retail $14.95 Your Cost $11.96 Save 20%

C) Black Gold Needles Quilting Betweens

Experience the astonishing smoothness with every use. These Black Gold

hand sewing needles are ideal for hand quilting. Each needle is polished

along the axis to reduce friction, making each passage through your

fabric smoother and easier. The needles are coated with an ultra thin

black plating for anti-rust protection. Designed for the ultimate balance

between hardness and flexibility, these needles will stand the test of time.

Each pack contains 6 needles.

Retail $5.50 Your Cost $4.40 Save 20%

21202 Size 9, 21203 Size 10, 21204 Size 12,

21205 Assorted 9, 10, & 12

D) Turn-Sharp Interchangeable Sharpener

Effortlessly sharpen your used, dull rotary blades ergonomically,

economically, and quietly. Turn-Sharp features a comfortable grip knob

that turns easily for left-or right-handed use. The turner locks the blade

in place with the correct amount of pressure for perfect sharpening.

Turn-Sharp includes the original Tri-Sharp sharpener for 45mm blades.

It can also be used with 28mm and 60mm Colonial brand rotary blade

sharpeners. Measures 5½" x 6".

82130 Retail $29.95 Your Cost $23.96 Save 20%

E) Essential Sandboard

This black sandpaper board is the perfect portable work surface. The

superfine sandpaper holds your fabric in place while you draw around

appliqué templates and mark half-sqaure triangles, and the white

smooth back of the board is ideal for tracing, writing, or drawing.

Measures 1" x 14½"

82127 Retail $16.95 Your Cost $13.56 Save 20%

F) Dritz Double Needle Threader

No more problems with embroidery threads separating while you try to

thread a needle. Just use the heavy thread end of the needle threader and

you'll be embroidering up a storm. The other end of the needle threader

is for fine threads and those pesky little needle eyes that we all need a

little help with now and then. Measures 4¼" x ½".

82128 Retail $3.39 Your Cost $2.71 Save 20%

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G) Hang It Dang It 21in.-35in.

Hang your quilts easily and straight every time with this new quilt

hanger. You only need one nail to hang your quilt. Simply slip the

adjustable rod into the hanger sleeve on the back of your quilt, clip

on the hanger bracket and pop your quilt on the wall. Holds up

to 40lbs. Centered, adjustable bracket naturally balances the quilt

Hangs quilts 21" to 35" wide.

82131 Your Cost $29.95

Table Stand Headers

Display your mini quilts in style! You can step it up a notch with

the addition of the interchangeable headers for different seasons

and looks, or keep it simple and let your work speak loud and clear.

No assembly required, they simply slip on. Table stand sold

separately. Measures approx. 12"w x 5½"t.

Retail $10.00 Your Cost $8.00 Save 20%

H) 71388 Three Heart Header

I) 71332 Table Stand Daisy Header

J) 71334 Table Stand Three Star Header

K) 77783 Sun Header

L) 77784 Classic Curl Header

Table Stand Only

Measures approx. 12"w x 14"t.

M) 71331 Retail $20.00 Your Cost $16.00 Save 20%

Metal Art Split Bottom Quilt Holders

These cute metal quilt hangers are ideal for small projects, or even

single blocks. They feature three classic quilt blocks with a nice

textured dark silver metal finish, and have a split-hanging rod so

they work well with a hanging sleeve.

N) Metal Art Split Bottom Quilt Holder

This metal quilt hanger is ideal for projects 12" or smaller.

Measures 6" x 13½".

71353 Your Cost $16.40

O) Metal Art Split Bottom Quilt Block Holder

This metal quilt hanger is ideal for projects 4" or smaller.

Measures 3" x 5".

71387 Your Cost $11.30

P) Magnet-Ficent Invisible Quilt Hanger

No need to damage your walls, this quilt hanger uses removable

adhesive strips. Powerful, rare-earth magnets securely hold your

quilt to the plate via the adjustable metal rod inserted into your

quilt’s rod pocket. Hang quilts from 10"–20" wide with one hanger.

81959 Retail $35.00 Your Cost $28.00 Save 20%

Q) Magnetic Invisible Quilt Hanger

No tools needed! Use removable adhesive strips to attach these

magnetic brackets to the wall. It holds mini-to king-sized quilts

securely with extremely strong, rare-earth magnets. Quilts are easy

to level, with no damage to your wall or quilt. Can be used with

Magnet-Ficent invisible quilt hanger. Contains five, 1" x 2" magnets

with steel brackets. Rod not included.

82036 Your Cost $55.00

Quilt Hangers

Simply slide the quilt up in the slot; the ball keeps it in place. To

remove the quilt, just slide it sideways. A keyway is slotted in the

rear for easy attachment to walls. Made of unfinished pine. Visit our

website to see how many quilt hangers your quilt requires.

R) 81270 Mini (pair) 1½" x 3½" x 1½"

Retail $10.49 Your Cost $8.39 Save 20%

S) 81272 Single 2¼" x 4½" x 1½"

Retail $6.39 Your Cost $5.11 Save 20%

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by Jody Houghton

100% COTTON PRINTS

Handmade from the Heart Panel

5646 5644

5654

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5655

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Meet Fabric Designer

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$596 100% quilting cotton

per yard

All fabrics, except the panel, available individually in custom cuts

as small as ¼ yard (specify Fat or Linear quarters).

5645

5657

5649

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Jody Houghton

Jody Houghton’s illustrations, fabrics, and writings have warmed the hearts of

quilters, crafters, and gift givers for 30 years. Her successful home-based business

is attributed to her down-to-earth point of view and unique artistic style.

Learn more about Jody at ConnectingThreads.com/jody

HANDMADE FROM THE HEART

SAMPLERS Includes 15 fabrics — one of each

collection print shown, except the panel.

Fat Quarters 18" x 22"

5737 Your Cost $22.35

Stack 10" square

5738 Your Cost $6.21

Strips 2½" wide x WOF

5739 Your Cost $6.21

Charm Pack 5" square

5740 Your Cost $1.55

Panel measures 31½" x WOF

5658 Your Cost $5.21 per unit

Visit us online for a

complete list of coordinating

Quilters Candy fabrics and

Essential Thread.

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Tote Kit

by Jody Houghton

Stylish and cute are just two of the adjectives that

best describe this tote. It's just the right size for

your essentials, but not overly large. The cute little

dimensional leaf detail really sets this bag apart. Your

friends will be begging for you to make one for them too!

Kit includes pattern, Handmade from the Heart Joy

panel, and 1½ yards of fabric, enough to make one

bag. | Techniques: general sewing | Finished size:

14½" x 15" x 2" |

10364D (Pattern Download Only*) Your Cost $4.00

5722 (Kit with Pattern) Your Cost $18.15

NEW

Handmade from the Heart Quilt Label

by Jody Houghton

Let the world know who made it and who it was

made for with this beautiful cotton label which

says, “Handmade from the Heart ~ Handmade

from the Heart”.

Finished size: 6" square

71383 Your Cost $5.50

100% quilting cotton

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100% cotton batiks

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$ 696 Flannel

100% cotton flannel

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$696 100% cotton lawn

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Lawn

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Pattern ttern

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Quilt Kit

by Jody Houghton

Heart warming quotes adorn this fun and colorful quilt.

Make one for your best friend and share your love of

quilting. Then they always know you are thinking of them.

Kit includes pattern, Handmade from the Heart Joy

panel, and 7 yards of fabric, enough to make the top

and binding. You will need an additional 4 yards for

backing. | Techniques: piecing | Finished size: 56½" x

72½" |

10362D (Pattern Download Only*) Your Cost $8.00

5720 (Kit with Pattern) Your Cost $53.93

NEW

Handmade from the Heart Friendship Card

by Jody Houghton

Let your quilting friends know how much they mean

to you with one of these quilt-centric cards. The

inside is blank but the cover reads, “Friendship is the

golden thread that ties our hearts and souls together.”

Finished size: 5" x 7" closed

71384 Your Cost $1.99

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Apron Kit

by Jody Houghton

There is no need to lose your tools while you are

working on a project. This cheeky apron will keep

everything in the six large pockets at your finger tips

and keep threads off your clothes at the same time.

Easy to make, this apron will always be a favorite.

Kit includes pattern, Handmade from the Heart Joy

Panel, and 2¼ yards of fabric, enough to make one

apron. | Techniques: general sewing | Finished size:

12" x 13½" top, 16" skirt |

10363D (Pattern Download Only*)

Your Cost $4.00

5721 (Kit with Pattern)

Your Cost $22.62

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by Jody Houghton

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Banners Kit

by Jody Houghton

Bring light, joy, and laughter into any room with

one or both of these fabulous banners. Each one

features a different quote, but the sentiment is the

same: the pure joy and delight we all experience

when we sew for, or with, the ones we love.

Kit includes pattern, Handmade from the Heart

Joy panel, and 2¼ yards of fabric, enough to make

the top and binding for two banners. You will need

an additional 1 yard for backing. | Techniques:

piecing | Finished size: 15½" x 32½" |

10365D (Pattern Download Only*)

Your Cost $4.00

5723 (Kit with Pattern)

Your Cost $21.87

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Prints

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100% quilting cotton

by Jenni Calo

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100% cotton batiks

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$ 696 Flannel

100% cotton flannel

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$696 100% cotton lawn

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Lawn

A) Sewing Room Sampler Pattern ttern

Wall Hanging Kit

Download ownload

by Bloom Creek

This was designed by a quilter for quilters.

It showcases all the things that we love best:

cutting, sewing, pressing, binding, quilting, and

finally, enjoying the fruits of our labor. Create your

own quilting companion for your sewing room.

Kit includes pattern, 3 Handmade From the

Heart charm packs, and 2 yards of fabric, enough

to make the top and binding. You will need

an additional 1 yard for backing. | Techniques:

piecing and embroidery | Finished size: 24" x 34"

|

10384D (Pattern Download Only*)

Your Cost $11.95

5726 (Kit with Pattern)

Your Cost $27.77

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B) Tag-Along Kit

by Sherri K. Falls

Gather all your embroidery tools for your

next project and take them "to-go"! This great

little carrier keeps everything handy when

you are out and about and find yourself with a

little down time.

Kit includes pattern, 1 Handmade from the

Heart charm pack, and 1¾ yards of fabric,

enough to make one bag. | Techniques:

piecing and general sewing | Finished size:

11" x 12" |

55672 (Pattern Packet Only)

Your Cost $4.50

5727 (Kit with Pattern)

Your Cost $17.13

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A) Time to Sew Wall Hanging Kit

We decorate the rest of our house with

curtains, cushions, and quilts. Now it's time to

decorate our sewing space with this gorgeous

wall hanging. It's small and fun; each block is

different, and there's room to experiment with

your quilting.

Kit includes FREE pattern and 4½ yards of

fabric, enough to make the top and binding.

You will need an additional 1¼ yards for

backing. | Techniques: piecing and appliqué |

Finished size: 34" square wall |

5719 (Kit with FREE Pattern)

Your Cost $25.07

EXCLUSIVE

B) Sewing Bag & Caddy Kit

This Sewing Bag and Caddy Kit packs up easily to take on-the-go. The center of the bag has one large

pincushion with several pockets around the side of the bag for stowing other notions like thread, small

scissors, and a needle threader. The folded caddy is almost like a wallet, and it fits perfectly inside your purse.

The pattern also includes instructions for making a needle case.

Kit includes FREE pattern and 1¾ yards of fabric, enough to make one caddy and one sewing bag. |

Techniques: general sewing | Finished sizes: approx. 6" round sewing bag, caddy 6" x 17" open. |

5718 (Kit with FREE Pattern) Your Cost $10.43

C) The Abbey Bag Kit

by Abbey Lane Quilts

This great flower pin cushion holds its own lined scrap bag with a pocket for your seam ripper or little

thread snips. It's good next to your sewing machine or on the arm of your favorite chair to catch your

loose threads.

Kit includes pattern, 1 Handmade from the Heart charm pack, and 1¼ yards of fabric, enough to make two

pincushions and attached scrap bags. | Techniques: general sewing | Finished sizes: Pincushion 7½" x 2", Bag

8" x 10" |

55475 (Pattern Packet Only) Your Cost $9.00

5728 (Kit with Pattern) Your Cost $15.70


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Morning Glory Runner Kit

Download ownload

by Two Sisters at Squirrel Hollow

Bring vivid color to your table with this lovely runner.

Made in the Handmade From the Heart collection,

this quilt will bring bright morning sunshine into your

kitchen or dining room at any time of the day.

Kit includes pattern and 2¾ yards of fabric, enough to

make the top and binding. You will need an additional

1½ yards for backing. Techniques: piecing | Finished size:

18" x 45½" |

10366D (Pattern Download Only*) Your Cost $9.00

5724 (Kit with Pattern) Your Cost $25.39

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Faith's Flower Box Quilt Kit

Download ownload

by Two Sisters at Squirrel Hollow

Big, bold flowers dance across this quilt in a celebration

of spring, summer, and the joy of life. Join the dance

with exciting piecing and make this entertaining quilt.

When you are done, the quilt will add a bold dash of color

to any room.

Kit includes pattern and 9¼ yards of fabric, enough to

make the top and binding. You will need an additional

4 yards for backing. | Techniques: piecing | Finished size:

68¼"square |

10367D (Pattern Download Only*) Your Cost $9.00

5725 (Kit with Pattern) Your Cost $61.38

100% quilting cotton

by Jenni Calo

NEVER A CHARGE FOR CUTTING

100% cotton batiks

NEVER A CHARGE FOR CUTTING

$ 696 Flannel

100% cotton flannel

NEVER A CHARGE FOR CUTTING

$696 100% cotton lawn

NEVER A CHARGE FOR CUTTING

Lawn

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