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The Grace Company has partnered with Wonderfil, who is known for quality, attention to detail, and superior thread manufacturing to produce Finesse thread. Finesse Thread (featured image) is a 50wt 3-ply 100% polyester thread, that is quilter-friendly and designed for an emerging audience of quilters that are transitioning from a domestic machine to a mid-arm/longarm machine. These 1,500 yard mini cones are available in 20 solid colors and 40 variegated colors.
Achieving a perfect ¼” seam allowance has never been easier. With the Guide Lines for Quilting and Seam Guide Setter you are able to accurately align the adhesive-backed seam guide setter in place to guide fabric at a scant ¼”, allowing for the pressed seam to accurately finish at a ¼”.
Jen Daly has compiled a variety of beautiful and timeless embroidery, patchwork, and wool appliqué designs, all inspired by the four distinct seasons of her home in New England. From wall hangings to home décor and quilts, these eye catching designs include many different quilting methods. Jen’s approach of “everything but the kitchen sink”, provides projects for quilters of all levels to create seasonally inspired quilts of their own.
Sarah Elizabeth Sharp shares her passion for graphically infused paper piecing in this modern take on a traditional method. From plants and fireflies to feathers and a double diamond wedding ring, Sarah’s folksy designs are sure to inspire the artistic side of all quilters!
The Stash ‘n Store organizer is now available in a sweet new size! The Mini Stash ‘n Store is perfect for the smallest spaces. We love them because they hold small scissors, marking pens, and our trusty seam ripper at the ready—and this new pocket-sized version is perfect to take with you for stitching on the go!
Get ready for clean and smooth cuts with Havel’s Teflon coated scissors, ideal for cutting fusibles, fabrics or adhesive tapes without sticking! These scissors come in 5½” and 8½” blades. The ergonomic handle is easy on tired hands and the non-slip serrated blades make for smooth cutting on small and large projects alike.
Doodle Quilting Mania is a wonderful resource for quilters of all levels. We love it because it contains over two hundred and fifty unique machine quilting designs from best-selling author Cheryl Malkowski. In these pages, you will find inspirations from feathers to geometric designs, along with tips on how to “travel” without trauma!
Do you love the look of two-color quilts? Then drop everything and find Red & White Quilts, 14 Quilts with Timeless Appeal From Today’s Top Designers. With quilts that range from vin¬tage to modern, using patchwork, appliqué, and English paper piecing, you are sure to love the eye-candy and inspiration! Designers include Sue Daley, Kim Diehl, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Camille Roskelley, and Jen Kingwell, among others.
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Featured Image: Finesse Thread