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CHA Summer 2011: Clover Needlecraft, Inc.

Reported by Christina Hammond

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Clover Needlecraft was debuting a few new exciting products for the fabric crafters out there. The Trace ‘n Create Quilt Templates by Nancy Zieman help you cut your fabric strips and make a quilt in no time at all.  The Grandmother’s One Patch Collection has two template designs with 4 sizes each.  You can create tumblers and Faux hexagons with fast piecing and no Y-Seams.
And once you have that quilt top sewn, you’ll need to quilt and bind it…  Clover is introducing the Wonder Clips to help you secure that binding for sewing.  The clips are great alternatives to pins if you’re working with materials you don’t want holes in (vinyl, silks etc).
The clips are flat on the back,so you can feed them right up to your presser foot, and they have 1/4” and 1/2” seam allowance marking right on the base of the clips.  
The Wonder Clips will come in sets of 10 for about $7 and boxes of 50 for about $32.

The newest product Clover was debuting was the Kanzashi Flower Makers.  If you’re not familiar: Kanzashi is the traditional Japanese art form of folding and sewing fabric together to creature beautiful and life-like flowers.

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A simple square of fabric is folded and clamped in the template, a couple of stitches later and you’ve got a petal ready to go.  Group a few together and your flower is done!
The templates come in 3 forms:  round petals, pointed petals and gathered petals.  There are also two sizes of each available, creating either 2” or 3” finished flowers.  Retail will be close to $5 each.

What was your favorite new product by Clover?  What do you want to try the most?  What would you make with it?

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10 Responses to CHA Summer 2011: Clover Needlecraft, Inc.

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    Laura Evangeline July 21, 2011 at 8:50 am #

    I absolutely will snag some of those clips and flower templates. They’re way too cute!!!

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    Bunnyfreak July 21, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    While I love the flowers I know practically I wouldn’t have the patience to make them. Love the clips though. They would be great!!

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    Debbie - StudioBeeCreations July 21, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    I am SOOOOOO with Laura!…Clips & Flower templates are for me for sure!!

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    Toucan Scraps July 21, 2011 at 12:24 pm #

    ooooooooooooh wish I’d been there to see this

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    Artful Hands July 21, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    I LOVE LOVE the Kanzashi Flower Makers…and the clips too. Id make a 3-D quilt w. the flowers!

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    Celia July 21, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    Just started using the Kanzashi flower templates. The flowers are so easy to make & are so beautiful. What a use for scrap cloth.
    Celia

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    Kayla and Samuel July 21, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    Oh my goodness, the flowers are my favorite, I will be making accessories for my little girl and decor! Also, just getting into quilting, so these Wonder Clips are arriving at the PERFECT time. Thanks!!

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    gardener July 21, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    The kanzashi flower maker sounds intrguing. And the clips would be so handy. Great ideas.

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    KRT July 22, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    Clover makes sooooo many items I use when quilting. I want to try the Trace ‘n Create Quilt Templates. I’m always open to new ideas!

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    IamSusie July 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    Clover makes the best templates and tools. I’d love to try the Kanzashi Flower Makers!