Reported by Christina Hammond
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.
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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