We had a most wonderful time at the International Quilt Market in Portland this past weekend where we introduced our new Single Needle Felting Tool. It’s lightweight and ergonomically designed to reduce hand fatigue. It has our new Speed Needle with more barbs concentrated on the needle so your projects work up faster. Here’s a video we filmed with all the details.
These new tools will be available at your favorite retailers soon. If you can’t wait, you can find the tool and the speed needle refills along with all of our Needle Felting Tools on our website.
While we’re away at Quilt Market in Portland this week, we thought you might enjoy a little quilting inspiration from Nancy Zieman. She used Clover Trace n Create Quilt Templates for each of these designs. The templates make piecing your quilts faster and easier and allow you to create each shape in four different sizes for maximum design options. If you’d like to see photos from the road this weekend, follow us on Facebook. We can’t wait to show you what we’re doing at Quilt Market. Happy Quilting!
Nancy Zieman demonstrates Clover Trace n Create Quilt Templates making two difficult quilt block shapes easier and faster. First she demonstrates the trapezoid shape for the Tumbler Block Design, and then she shows you how to make faux hexagons to create Grandmother’s Flower Garden Design. Both of these designs are available in one collection and each one makes four different sizes of blocks. You can create beautiful updated traditional quilt designs faster and easier with the Trace n Create Quilt Templates.
We’re traveling to Quilt Market in Portland this week. We can’t wait to see all the beautiful inspirational projects, and share all of our newest projects. Follow us on Facebook to see photos from the road this weekend. Happy Quilting!
Wouldn’t you love to get the look of hexagons without all the intricate Y-seams? Nancy Zieman created the Trace n Create Quilt Template for Grandmother’s One-Patch Collection that does just that. It includes super-size two traditional quit blocks – Faux Hexagon and Tumbler designs with one template collection. Both templates provide four different sizes. Fast piecing with no Y-seams! Here’s a link to the instructions to create a Grandmother’s Flower Garden Table Runner to show you a bit more how it works. Have you ever pieced with hexagons?
As the weather heats up and it gets too warm to work on big wool projects, needle felting is a great substitute. We found a few small projects to share today that we hope inspire you the way they did us.
Our line of needle felting tools make felting safer and easier for you. When working on small projects, theNeedle Felting Claw is perfect for holding your roving or wool pieces in place to avoid injury. It’s also a handy blending tool for mixing wool roving colors. The mat cleaner end works as a brush to remove wool from the Felting Needle Mat. Have you tried needle felting yet?
Did you know you can needle felt wool roving into a silk scarf? It works because they’re both natural fibers and is such a fun way to needle felt. It changes the hand of the silk and gives it a very interesting texture. You can create any design you can imagine from abstract to imagery. Here’s a very quick trade show demonstration video showing the process.