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NEW PRODUCT REVIEW

Strips that Sizzle (DVD)
by Margaret J. Miller
Retail: $29.95
www.ninepatchmedia.com
www.martingale-pub.com

This step-by-step instructional DVD with quilt artist and popular teacher, Margaret J. Miller, is part of the new Quilters’ Schoolhouse DVD Series produced by Nine Patch Media and distributed by Martingale & Company. In it, Miller demonstrates various shortcuts for cutting and organizing a large number of fabric strips for sewing. Miller also provides tips and instructions for using a wide range of color values and including fabrics that “never quite make it into other projects.”


Appli-Glue
from Jillily Studio
Retail: $9.59

www.jillilystudio.com

This new archival-quality glue is acid free (pH neutral), water soluble, and water reversible—meaning that it will dissolve in water even after it is dry. And since it won’t damage fabrics or cause premature aging, it is ideal for use in quilts. Every bottle of Appli-Glue comes with an anti-clog precision tip and even includes a free appliqué pattern.


Flower Fairies™
from Michael Miller Fabrics
Retail: n/a

www.michaelmillerfabrics.com

Taken from the artwork of renowned illustrator, Cicely Mary Barker, this new line of fabric features the cherubic, butterfly-winged children of Barker’s Flower Fairies books and illustrations. As in Barker’s original works, each ethereal “fairy” sits (or floats) among a setting of highly realistic and beautifully shaded flowers. The collection includes patterns and panels in various fairy themes—Apple Blossom, Cornflower, and Sunshine—as well as coordinating florals and textured “Fairy Frost” solids.


Batik Gems: 29 Dazzling Quilt Projects
by Laurie Shifrin
Retail: $27.95

www.ctpub.com

This new book from quilter, teacher, and batik enthusiast, Laurie Shifrin, includes detailed instructions and tips for creating 29 different batik quilts—ranging from crib to king size—which use a full range of vibrant colors in interesting and effective combinations. The book also includes information on the production of batiks, properly caring for them, and pairing them with other types of quilting fabric.


Puff Quilting Clip Sets
from Clover Needlecraft
Retail: $10.95

www.clover-usa.com

Clover’s new Puff Quilting Clips allow quilters and crafters, regardless of their skill level or artistic style, to create five different dimensional designs. Clips are available in small and large sizes, and the starter set includes four clips, two templates (base and top), and a syringe and bar used for stuffing fabrics and turning them inside out. Refill clips are available for purchase in sets of 12 and include an additional pair of templates.

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