Carol Porter created this fantastic display of the Kanzashi Flower Makers and finished flowers for her class at Portland Quilt Market. She used a cookie sheet with adhesive magnets on the back of each flower and template in her beautifully color coordinated guide to the available shapes and sizes of Kanzashi Flower Makers. The flowers shown from left to right are round petal, pointed petal, orchid petal, gathered petal, and daisy petal. The sizes from top to bottom are extra small, small, and large. It’s prettier than a sheet of cookies and looks almost good enough to eat.
We played this video in our booth at Quilt Market in Portland last week. You can see our entire line of rotary cutting tools and accessories and the features that make them unique. We’re especially proud of how safe and easy it is to change the blade and how simple it is to switch the cutter from right to left handed use.
We hope you’re out enjoying the company of family and friends on this Memorial Day. Here’s a little crafting inspiration for the quiet moments in your day. We put together a pdf file with all the information you need to create a colorful needle felted cuff similar to the one in the video we shared with you last week. Click on the link to the printable directions for all the information you need to create your own cuff.
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!