You might have noticed my Good Measure Quilting Rulers popping up in shops! There are 8 different sets, and all feature a non-skid backing and two colors of markings. Here are some videos to show you more…
You can ask your local shop to order these rulers from Brewer Sewing. I always support local shops because they are the lifeline of our industry. If you don’t have a local shop I have a limited number in my store, but if you have a local shop, you can save on shipping.
Later in the week I’ll show you a preview of my holiday collection for next year – can’t wait! There is a sampler that is similar in feel to Sewing Room Sampler that is such fun to sew – I hope you’ll love it!
And speaking of holidays – hope yours are merry and bright!
I’m back home after Quilt Market and Festival and, in addition to drawing fabric for next year, the holiday season is in full swing! How did that happen? I swear only two weeks ago it was July… Does anyone else feel this way?
I thought that, given the time of year, it would be a great time to give you a sneak peek of what is coming NEXT year – my Thankful line for Contempo of Benartex. A modern autumn-themed line to fill what I think is a hole in the industry. Are you with me? If you love it please do me a huge favor and ask your local shop to place an order… I really want to prove that there is a market for traditionally themed prints but with a modern edge!
There are always so many traditional autumn-themed prints but very little in the more modern direction, so I made a case to Benartex that there was a market for a fall-themed line that coordinated effortlessly with one’s home. I am so excited about this line and can’t wait to see what you all make!
There are 18 SKUs in this collection, plus a panel with infinite project possibilities!
I used my favorite print print from the collection on the back of this pillow…
Only a quilter would show the back first, right? So now for the front… This new pattern is called, “Plenty”.
Plenty is super easy as perfect placement is not required, and it can be finished into a pillow, table runner, or bed runner! And it will come with a download code for SVG files for those of you out there who have digital fabric cutters.
The runner graces the cover of the pattern.
But, if you are more of a piecer, you might really enjoy my new Autumn Leaves pattern. I’m excited about this one. It is quick and super fun to piece. There is a light version too that I’ll show you when the pattern ships.
Did I mention it is fat-quarter friendly?
Look at these lovely casserole carriers that By Annie made for me featuring the Thankful fabric… I love them! (For those of you who haven’t tried Annie’s patterns, they are SO great. Even a bag-novice like me can figure them out!)
The Plenty and Autumn Leaves patterns will come out late this year and the fabric will ship in March/April, so there is plenty of time to do projects for next year’s holidays! If you want to be the very first to hear when the patterns ship, please join my Facebook Group, Quilting with Amanda Murphy.
Speaking of shipping, some of you have written to me about my Brewer Rulers. They are expecting that shipment over at Brewer literally any day now. It took a little longer than expected to get the packaging but as soon as the warehouse receives it I’ll post in my Facebook Group so dealers are aware and place orders. (BU orders will automatically ship.)
Oh – and one more thing. Benartex is kitting the quilts from my Diamond, Ruby, And Platinum Jubilee patterns, so if you are interested you can ask your local shop to order even if they don’t carry yardage!
So thanks for letting me share Thankful. And thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the support that keeps me and others like me designing for this industry. Have a lovely Thanksgiving and happy quilting!
Note: This giveaway is now closed. The winner, chosen by Rafflecopter, is Jonnie Britton, from South Carolina. Congratulations, Jonnie! Thanks to everyone for entering!
Maybe you remember this past summer when we announced my Meadow Dance Panel, which features a Guide that you can use with two sets of fantastic Westalee rulers? And then it was sold out so quickly you couldn’t find it anywhere? Well, the reorders are in and it is shipping to shops over the next two weeks. To celebrate, Sew Steady, Aurifil, and I decided to do a giveaway! And it is a big one!
(For anyone new to this page specifically for the giveaway, please join my Facebook Group if you’d like to see sneak peeks of my designs and quilting tips before anyone else in the future.)
The winner will get the panel, the guide, a Beautiful Borders set of Westalee Rulers, and my Meadow Dance Collection of fantastically colorful Aurifil threads (which I used for the panel but also for my Meadowsweet applique pattern). Plus I’m throwing in a set of all of my Meadow Dance patterns!
You have three chances to win by entering here, at Sew Steady, and Aurifil. You have until next Thursday the 7th to enter in all three places. Enter in the rafflecopter below!
One more thing… in my Facebook Group I always get inundated with inquiries about where to buy things, so I had Benartex work up a list of shops that were going to be receiving panel orders in the next couple of weeks and I’m pasting it below. This list isn’t comprehensive as many shops order through distributors, but if you are looking for a place in your area to order panels or rulers, this is a great place to start.
Shops who will be receiving Meadow Dance Panels from Benartex shortly:
The French Seam, Stuttgart, AR
Paradise Sewing, Poway, CA
Meissner Sewing and Vacuum, Sacramento, CA
Hi Fashion Sewing Machines, Grand Junction, CO
Quilted Ewe LLC, New Hartford, CT
Stitch Chicks, North Franklin, CT
Once Upon A Quilt, Ft.Lauderdale, FL
Sweet Darling Quilts, Lutz, FL
Tomorrows Treasures Too, Ocala, FL
Augusta Sewing Center, Augusta, GA
Sew Blessed, Hahira, GA
Hermes Auto & Upholstery, Maquoketa, IA
Berninas Best, Tingree, ID
My First Quilt Shop Peoria, IL
Quilting in the Valley, La Salle, IL
Sewing Studio, Normal, IL
Threads of Time, Danville, IL
The Cotton Corner, Shipshewana, IN
Quilt Cottage Co., Hays, KS
Charlton Sewing Center, Charlton, MA
New England Quilt Supply, Pembroke, MA
Capital Quilts, Gaithersburg, MD
Lilies Of The Field, Easton, MD
Spring Water Designs, Columbia, MD
Country Stitches Ltd., East Lansing, MI
Mo’s Needle & Thread, Portland, MI
Stitchin At The Barn, Imlay City, MI
Love To Sew Boutique, Osage Beach, MO
Midwest Embroidery Supplies, Farmington, MO
Quilts & Quilts Country Store, Branson, MO
Sandhills Sewing Center, Miles City, MT
Foam & Fabrics Outlet, Fletcher, NC
Sew Original, Winston-Salem, NC
Sew Much Fun, Lowell, NC
We’re Sew Creative, Concord, NC
Wish Upon a Quilt, Raleigh, NC
Ann Silva’s Bernina Sewing Ctr, Albuquerque, NM
“Quiltique, LLC”, Henderson, NV
Bernina Main Street, Dayton, OH
Old Town Fabric Shop, Chillicotte, OH
Cindy’s Sew Easy Shoppe, Sheffield Village, OH
Seams Sew Easy, Fairfield, OH
Beth’s Quilting Quarters, Blanchard, OK
The Quilted Hart, Newcastle, OK
Aunt Ida’s Country Loveables, Hermiston, OR
Danners Bernina Shoppe, Hanover, PA
Homespun Treasures, Carlton , PA
The Old Country Store, Intercourse, PA
Heirloom Creations, Sioux Falls, SD
Fabric City, Rapid City, SD
Bernina In Stitches, Johnson City, TN
Bernina Swg Ctr of Plano, Plano, TX
Cupcake Quilts, Spring, TX
Tomorrow’s Quilts, Waco, TX
Quilter’s Apprentice, Terrell, TX
Richland Sewing Center, Hurst, TX
Sew it Up Studio, Hurst, TX
Daines Cotton Shop, Murray, UT
Nuttall’s., Salt Lake City, UT
Stitching It Up, Cedar City, UT
Qlt & Sewing Center of Fredricksburg, Fredericksburg, VA
E-Z Knit Fabrics, Colville, WA
Quality Sewing & Vacuum, Puyallup, WA
Quality Sewing & Vacuum, Kirkland, WA
Life’s a Stitch, De Pere, WI
The Sewing Basket, Plymouth, WI
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