Taking a workshop that’s “not my style”

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Lynne showing us her Twisted quilt.

Last Monday I attended a workshop and it was a great reminder of how much we quilters love to learn new ways to do things. My guild sponsored a daylong class with Moda designer Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles, where she taught us the techniques behind her new Twisted quilt.

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New Notions Sneak Peek!

For those of you that can’t be at Market, here is a Sneak Peek at the fun new gadgets that will be shown!

Leave us a comment below telling us your favorite items & items you want to know more about you could WIN some of these new notions! 😉

UNITED NOTIONS NEW NOTIONS

1. STELLA PINK DESK LAMP– The lovely new pink Stella desk lamp will certainly brighten up your sewing room! More details HERE.

2. ACCUQUILT NEW DIES– Fun new dies like the Cupcake, Simple Shape Flowers by Edyta Sitar, School House and Dancing Umbrella by Edyta Sitar! Click to see all the new dies!

3. KAREN KAY BUCKLEY PERFECT PINS– These perfect pins are extremely thin and have a very sharp point. They are great for applique and piecing!

4. FISKARS PINK MATS– High quality, self healing cutting surface. Measuring grid on both sides for extra long life. Numbers are on the inside & outside of the grid with extended lines to the edge of the mat for more accuracy. Available in 24″x36″ and 12″x18″.

5. FISKARS PINK RULERSEasy to Read Ruler. Durable 3mm thick clear acrylic. Pink and White lines are visible on light and dark fabrics. 30, 45, & 60 degree bias lines are clearly marked. Hang hole for easy storage. Available in  3″ x 18″ and 6″ x 24″.

6. ALPHABITTIESThese cute little letters and numbers help keep your fabric extra organized after cutting. Simply label each pile with the corresponding letter or number from the pattern. 36 markers per package.

7. OLISO PINK IRON– This lovely little iron has TONS of great features such as auto lift & double duty penetrating heat to press multiple layers at once. More details here! (Due to ship in September.)

8. HANDBAG SEWING KITS– Cute little handbag styled sewing kit with press stud closure. Includes: Mini scissors, seam ripper, tape measure, needle threader, thread, straight pins, safety pins, 4 snaps & 4 buttons.

9. ROXETTE THIMBLES– Ergonomically Designed Less Stress on Joints Handy storage tube with fitting instructions and pop-off cap for accurate fitting before purchase.

10. FRUIT PIN CUSHIONS– 3 fun fruit pincushions to collect! Fresh apple, peach & pear designs to freshen up your sewing room!

11. HIROSHIMA NEEDLES– Strong & Durable Japanese Needles. These are a United Notions EXCLUSIVE!

12. SEWLINE  FABRIC PENCILS– These disposable, mechanical fabric pencils with ceramic lead give you clear clean 1.3mm mark (twice the thickness of standard fine leads) that is easily removed with a polymer eraser or a damp cloth. Tailor’s Click Pencil. Available in Pink, Blue & White lead.

13. SEW RED GLASSES– Sew Red Glasses have red filter lenses that allow a hands free method to determine the color value of your fabric or art work. They change the color to a grey scale so you can see contrast; light, medium and dark.

14. AURIFIL NEW THREAD COLLECTIONS– Gorgeous new thread sets from designers such as Me & My Sister, Darlene Zimmerman & Carolyn Friedlander. See all the new sets here!

15. HEAT n BOND– A variety of new sheets from Heat n Bond.

 EZ Print- Draw or print using an ink-jet printer on the paper backing of this iron-on sew-through double- sided fusible which won’t gum up needles Package of ten 8 1/2 x 11 sheets. Avail in Lite & FeatherLite

STITCHnSEW– EZ Print non-woven foundation stabilizer, 8.5″ x 11″, 20 sheets per package. 100% polyester. Ink-Jet & Laser printable. Transparent, easy to print, trace and tear away, perfect for machine embroidery or foundation piecing.

PRESSING PAPER – Pressing Paper for fabrics and crafts. 11″ x 17″, 5 sheets per package. Reusable, transparent, non-stick sheets that protect fabrics and work surfaces.

16. QUICK CURVE RULER– This 7″ x 12″ ruler is used to cut curve shapes out and square the blocks up after piecing. It is made from quality acrylic with a curve cut out where your rotary blade of any size will fit into it. Comes with a free pattern called “Urban Runner”.  See the FABULOUS quilts you can make with this ruler here!

17. MINI HEX N MORE KEYCHAIN TEMPLATE– The Mini Hex N More Keychain Template by Jaybird Quilts is 3.5″ long and almost 3″ wide. You can cut 4 different shapes from strips: Hexagons – 2.5″ strips, Triangles – 1.5″ strips, Half Hexagons – 1.5″ strips and Jewel Shape – 3.5″ strips. Full color instructions included.

18. HEARTS N MORE TEMPLATE– The Hearts & More templates allow you to cut even more Rotary Cut Applique shapes. By folding your fabric and varying the way you place the template on your fabric, you can make many different heart shapes, circles, ovals, teardrops, leaves and flowers. Small & Large Set Available: 4″ and 7″  templates OR 9″ and 12″ templates.

19. STRIP WONKY RULER by QUILT IN A DAY – 2 1/2″ Strip Wonky Ruler by Quilt in a Day includes Twisted Log Cabin Pattern. Make your Log Cabin block pop with the twisted flair of Quilt in a Day’s new ruler: 2 1/2″ Strip Wonky! Now, cut with ease a fun and wavy block that’s sure to add an electrifying sway to your traditional Log Cabin

20. WOOL FELT BALLS– These hand-felted wool gems are a whimsical touch for fiber art including jewelry, clothing, accessories or a favorite quilted project.

21. SCREW B DO– The world’s best miniature screwdriver. Finger friendly screwdrivers that fit all makes and models of sewing machines. Strongest earth magnet around, computer and LCD screen safe, and soft gel coated grip for ergonomic one hand operation. Each package contains 2 miniature (1.25″) magnetic flat head screwdrivers. More info here!

22. EMBROIDERY SCISSOR CASES– Leather-like Embroidery Scissor Case. 1″wide x 2-1/2″long. Scissors not included.

23. FISKARS BLUE FLORAL ROTARY CUTTER and SCISSORS– CUTTER: Blue Floral Designer Series 45mm Rotary Cutter. Can be used right or left handed without changing blade assembly. Blade guard is locked in place until button is pressed. Sharp, long lasting blade that is easy to change. SCISSORS: Blue Floral Designer Series 8″ Scissors. The bent handle keeps material flat while cutting. Hardened, stainless steel blades for lasting sharpness. Tested to ensure clean cutting even through multiple layers of cloth to the tip.

24. SOFT CUSHION COLORFUL PREMIUM SCISSORS– Attractive, compact permanent display holds 12 Soft Cushion Premium 8.5″ Dressmaker Scissors. Includes assorted handle colors: 4 each – Radiant Purple, Lime and Hot Pink.

Ask for these new notions at your favorite local quilt shop!

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USE THE HASHTAG #ShowMeTheModa   We will randomly choose winners and announce on Monday!

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED. SEE WINNERS HERE!

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Sewline Cuticle Oil Pen

Sewline is no longer JUST for all your fabric marking and unmarking needs!

They have just introduced this divine new Cuticle Oil Pen 
to rescue our dry nails and cuticles! 

This pen-like applicator contains natural rejuvenating oils  
with a pliable brush that gently coats the cuticles. 

With the luxurious scent of Bergamot you can just brush it onto your nails 
and instantly drift off into a peaceful daze. 
It is wonderful because you can keep it in your purse and use whenever needed. 

Just pull off the cap, click the top of the pen and then 
brush the oil onto your nails and cuticles. 

Formulated from 10 natural, rejuvenating oils: 
Avocado, Almond, Bergamot, Carrot root, Grape seed, Horseradish, 
Jojoba, Macadamia nut, Moringa and Soybean.

Ask for this brand new item at your favorite local quilt shop. 
Or order wholesale from UnitedNotions.com. 


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New SEWLINE !

Sewline’s new permanent marker, the STAYER, has a fine nib point that is designed for marking on templates, stencils and fabric and will not smudge or bleed. 


Our favorite Needle Threader is now available for larger needles too! 
This new design fits needle sizes 4-8. 

It has the same fun features as the original needle threader with the bottom to hold needles 
& a magnetic top to easily pick up those small needles.

You can find these new Sewline products at your favorite local quilt shop!
Are you familiar with the SEWLINE brand? 
Which products are your favorites? 
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