Friday, January 23, 2015

Make It, Take It by Krista Hennebury


We are so EXCITED for Krista's book!!!


Krista is a Canadian blogger, quilting teacher, and retreat host who participates in both traditional and modern quilt guilds. We love Krista's blog and her work and are so excited that she has a book coming out! 

Make It, Take It - 16 Cute and Clever Projects to Sew with Friends

If sewing with friends sparks your creative passion, jump-start your next retreat or sew-in with the projects in this well-curated collection. Organize your sewing tools and supplies with eight make-ahead projects; then choose from eight more projects to stitch for fun, alongside your friends. Eleven expert designers share their inspiring ideas for sewists on the go.

  • Make everything from equipment totes, a needle case, crafter's apron, and sewing machine mat to striking quilts, place mats, a pillow, and table runner 
  • Enjoy retreat anecdotes and advice from the pattern designers 
  • Relax and rejuvenate as you create something fabulous for yourself or your creative friends 
Pre-order Krista Hennebury's book now: Make It, Take It - 16 Cute and Clever Projects to Sew with Friends
See Krista's blog: Poppyprint

Back to the Basics!

Do you have a list of goals for 2015?
Quilting techniques you need to try? W.I.Ps you need to get back to? Projects you need to finish?
Here are some staples that you need to meet your goals!

Thread 

We have many options for thread. We love Aurifil for piecing and machine quilting, King Tut for machine quilting, Gütermann for piecing and hand quilting, and Kimono Silk™ for hand appliqué and invisible machine appliqué.
Go here to check out all our: Thread 

Aurifil Thread



King Tut

Batting 

Warm & Natural - 100% Cotton Batting 




We love Warm & Natural Batting for Cotton Batting. The cotton fibers are punched with hundreds of needles through a thin base material to prevent tearing, shifting or migrating and the batting washes very well. We have it on the roll and in packages. You can get 4 different sizes - baby, twin, queen and king!
 Go here to buy: Warm & Natural Batting

Needles & Pins

You can't do without them!
Our newest love is the Hiroshima Needles from Tulip but we also recommend Richard Hemming for handwork, Schmetz for your machine, and the very reliable Clover pins.
Go here to buy: Needles & Pins

Hiroshima Needles from Tulip


Richard Hemming Needles

Clover Pins

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Super Sidekick!

Are you playing with Julie Herman's latest ruler - Super Sidekick?



Super Sidekick plays well with Jaybird Quilts' other rulers— Hex N More, Mini Hex N More, and especially Sidekick!



Super Sidekick cuts 3 shapes, diamonds, 60-degree triangles and half triangles, in 8 sizes, from 1 1/2" up to 8 1/2"! The Super Sidekick lets you make bigger and bolder quilts with large diamonds and triangles.

 Julie has two new quilt patterns featuring the Super SidekickGlimmer and Stereo!




Click here to purchase: Super Sidekick and Patterns
Click here to purchase more from Jaybird Quilts

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Have you got your Tulip Needles?

Hiroshima Needles & Pins from Tulip Corporation of Japan are exquisite! 
These high quality needles marry 65 years of traditional needle making techniques with precision engineering used to make electronic probes. They are very sharp, strong and comfortable to use and come in an adorable corked mini tube for storage. 

Click here to purchase: Hiroshima Needles from Tulip 



And check out a video!