News and Trends from International Quilt Market




Trends come and go, but an organized and functional sewing space is always essential. Yes, we realize that the definition of “organized” varies from person to person, but whatever a sewist’s system of organization, there are plenty of options for buying or making items to keep fabrics, notions, and other miscellaneous piles in order…or add a little fun and color to a sewing space.

Your Nest™ Organizer
from Pudgie Parrot


This clever organizer can be used in any room of the house, but in the sewing space, it’s perfect for holding notions and tools…and keeping them at easy access. The sturdy and flexible “Nest” measures 4 ½” square and 1 ½” tall, and includes several sized/shaped slots for various sewing and crafting items. Plus, it’s available in four fun colors.


Note for retailers: The Your Nest™ Organizer is available through distributors Checker, Brewer, and EE Schenck for wholesale orders.



International Quilt Market/Houston

November 3-5 (NOTE: LATER DATES)

Classes begin November 1

George R. Brown Convention Center

Houston, Texas, USA






International Quilt Market/Kansas City

May 17-19
Classes begin May 16

Kansas City Convention Center

Kansas City, Missouri, USA


International Quilt Market/Houston

October 26-28

Classes begin October 25

George R. Brown Convention Center

Houston, Texas, USA



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Mrs. Bobbins Spray Mist Bottles
from A Quilter’s Corner


This product checks the box for both form and function. The bottle can be used with liquid starch sprays or water, and is engineered to provide more even, continuous spray and coverage. And the trigger is designed to minimize hand fatigue. Added bonus: The labels feature images from the hilarious Mrs. Bobbins cartoon.


Wire-Framed Totes Pattern
from Fat Quarter Gypsy


These totes can be used to haul goodies or as storage in the sewing room…or both! And the wire frames at the top edge make them extra sturdy. Patterns are available in three sizes: Small (6.5” x 14”), Medium (9.5” x 18”), and Large (10.5” x 20"). Use Bosal In-R-Form Plus Foam Stabilizer for Wire-Framed Totes for added stability.


Scrappy Project Planner
and Accessory Pack
from Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet


Are you a planner (or trying to be) when it comes to your quilting and sewing projects? This planner includes over 200 pages for writing, scheduling, and sketching, divided into five sections: Weekly Planner, Project Planner, Tips and Organization, Scrappy Planner, and Notes.


A Scrappy Project Planner Accessory Pack is also available and includes planner pens, washi tape, bookmarks, and a notepad…all of which coordinate with the planner.


Stitched Sewing Organizers
by Aneela Hoey for Stash Books


This book, by popular designer Aneela Hoey, includes 15 functional and fun-to-create patterns for a variety of sewing organizers. The finished projects are all designed to work together, with many of the smaller items fitting into the larger ones. And the projects can easily be adapted to store other types of items.


Organizational Patterns from Pickle Pie Designs


Pickle Pie Designs offers several new and upcoming patterns to create organizational items for the sewing space, including a Needle Notebook, Scissor Savers, and Zip It Up Vinyl/Mesh Bags, all of which include their “in the hoop” embroidery designs.


Organizational Patterns from


There are also a number of new patterns from to help one get their sewing space in order, including their Contain Yourself soft-sided bins, Petit Four Baskets, Running With Scissors Tool Case, and Ruler Wrap Organizer & Carrier.

Crafters Gonna Craft
from Windham Fabrics


When choosing a fabric to use for sewing space projects, a great option is, of course, sewing-themed designs! This new collection designed by Whistler Studios features buttons, notions, scissors, cutters, spools of thread, and sewing/quilting/crafting-related text prints.


Featured Project: The Projects to Go Tote from Whistle Pic Creek Productions


Sewn with Charm
from Robert Kaufman Fabrics


The upcoming collection from designer Julia Williams includes three simple yet colorful prints featuring vintage scissors, pins, and various-sized spools of thread.


Featured Project: Dumpling Pincushion Pattern from Alchemy Tea by Julia Williams







Sewing-space organization items we’ve featured in past issues of eInsider:
The Sew Stack from Noble Notions and the Stash ‘n Store from It’s Sew Emma.

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News and Trends from International Quilt Market