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New Book: The Little Things in Life: Quilted Projects to Brighten Your Day by Heather and Elissa Willms!

The Little Things in Life brings a splash of color into your everyday life with 12 unique quilted projects, to keep or give as gifts. Elissa and Heather Willms add interest and whimsy with buttons, embroidery, ribbon and applique. Great for new and experienced quilters. These projects are ideal for fabric bundles or for precious pieces you are reluctant to cut into.

The Little Things in Life by Heather and Elissa Willms for Kansas City Star Books

The Little Things in Life by Heather and Elissa Willms
for Kansas City Star Books

Just in time for holiday sewing, make a reversible apron, a tea cozy, a wine bottle gift bag, and a traveling coffee cup wrap to name a few.

Find this great book and others at your local independent quilt and fabric shop!

September is National Sewing Month! Celebrate By Starting a New Sewing Project!

A proclamation in 1982 from President Ronald Reagan declared September as National Sewing Month “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.”
Since then, National Sewing Month has become a great time to indulge your passion for sewing and a great opportunity to introduce yourself to the craft if you’ve never tried it before.

September is National Sewing Month!

September is National Sewing Month!

A great place to start is by visiting your local independent quilt and fabric shop. Each shop across this great nation is fun and unique with individual flair. And shopowners are happy to help make your sewing dreams a reality! Another great place to start is the American Sewing Guild. With chapters and neighborhood groups across the country, members meet monthly to share their skills and ideas, enjoy education sessions and participate in community sewing projects.

Both new and experienced enthusiasts can also enjoy the free sewing projects and Guidelines for sewing, embroidery, craft and appliqué articles available on the Sewing & Craft Alliance (SCA) website.
Below are some free projects on the National Sewing Month website!

Matching Dog Collar & Leash

Create Your Own Kindle / iPad Cover

Zipper Pansy Pin 

Ruffled Wristlet

Love McKenna Ryan’ s Snow Buds Pattern

Snow Buds is a series of patterns by McKenna Ryan that together make a fabulous winter wall hanging, or look great quilted individually. Find great embellishment tips for Snow Buds here. Find these McKenna Ryan patterns at your local independent quilt and fabric stores!mcKenna Ryan 1

3 Days Only! Enter to win a $50 Shopping Spree

If you love fabric here is a great way to celebrate I Love Fabric Days.

3 Days Only! ~ I Love Fabric Days – Online Treasure Hunt!TreasureHuntLogo150

To participate in the Treasure Hunt register here. Then get to know each of the participating Online Treasure Hunt Shops as you search for the hidden

“You Found It! Treasure Chest”.I Love Fabric Days Treasure Hunt

Once you find the “You Found It! Treasure Chest”, click on it. Then follow the steps to enter that shop’s random drawing for a $50 Shopping Spree!

Join the fun and celebrate, for the Love of fabric and independent fabric retailers worldwide!

Twister Owl & Twister Jack Spin Need’l Love’s New Patterns & Kits

Twister Owl features two variations – to twist or not to twist – use Primitive Gatherings Primitive Pinwheels Tool – or not! Designed by Amy Newman for Need’l Love. The larger Twister Owl measures 33 1/4″ x 43 3/4″ and the smaller Twister Owl measures 21″ x 27″.

Twister Owl by Amy Newman for Need'l Love

Twister Owl by Amy Newman for Need'l Love


Twister Jack also features two variations just in time for Fall. 24″x 26″ and 14″ x 15″. Use the Itty Bitty Primitive Gatherings Primitive Pinwheels Tool to put the twist in Twister Jack – designed by Becky Cogan for Need’l Love.

Find patterns like these and all your sewing and quilting needs, at your local independent quilt and fabric shops.

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