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  • Industry News: Two Retail Exercises to Adopt RIGHT NOW!

    Read More  KIZER & BENDER’s 360 Degree Pass-By exercise To keep things in balance we recommend that you do our 360 Degree Pass-By each morning before you unlock the doors for business. This exercise should take about five minutes to complete. The first few times you won’t notice much, but the more you do it the more things […]

  • Industry News: Expressions Batiks – Quilted Placemats

    Read More Looking for a quick and easy way to add some personality to your dining table? A quilted placemat is always a good idea – especially when you can choose among so many gorgeous, full, vibrant colors. Hi everyone, It’s Damjana from AppleGreen Cottage here and today I’ll show you what I’ve sewn with Expressions […]

  • Industry News: New Minis from Kathy Schmitz

    Read More  Kathy’s latest book includes 64 miniature hand embroidery designs that stitch up fast and adds that personal touch to any project! The book includes directions for making a small hanging and three pincushion patterns. Each design fits nicely within a 2″ circle and most fit in a 1″ hexagon. The book is due […]

  • Industry News: Sweet Acres – Flower Circle Table Runner

    Read More If you are looking for a fun fabric line to bring a bit of color and joy to your sewing- Sweet Acres is the line for you. Hi! I’m Amy from Ameroonie Designs and today I am here to share with you this fun table runner I made using Sweet Acres fabrics. From the […]

  • Industry News: New from Poorhouse Quilt Designs

    Read More  I love everything that Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Quilt Designs does. She always adds that awe factor that makes me smile. Have fun fussy cutting farm motifs to add to the barn windows! Perfect for tummy time! This pattern includes a Baby Quilt at 50-1/2″ square as well as a Toddler Quilt at […]

  • Industry News: Hot Wheels Monster Trucks – Gears Quilt

    Read More Hi Makers! It’s Lisa Jo of Neverlandstitches back with another project. I was fortunate to work with Mattel’s licensed Hot Wheels Monster Trucks collection to create the Gears quilt. Under the hood of every good monster good are the gears in the engine that make it go. Hot Wheels were such an important part […]

  • Industry News: Bright Stars – Red, White, & Blue Quilt

    Read More Good Morning, my friends! It’s Jessica Dayon here and today I’d like to share the quilt that I made using Bright Stars by Teresa Kogut. The first time I saw this collection, I got so caught up in the beautiful details in each of the prints. This is my first time using folk art style […]

  • Industry News: Golf Days – How to Sew a Tote Bag with a Front Pocket

    Read More Free Sewing Tutorial: How to sew a Tote Bag with a Pocket. This tote bag with flat bottom is a great Sewing for Beginners project – get a free PDF with detailed direction.

  • Industry News: Land of the Brave – Stars Around the World Quilt

    Read More Hi, Friends! It’s Jessica Dayon here to share about the Stars Around the World Quilt that I made using Land of the Brave by My Mind’s Eye. My Mind’s Eye always comes out with the most beautiful patriotic collections and Land of the Brave continues that tradition. These prints are gorgeous and they get me […]