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Archive for August 2017

PPC16: The Inspiration

So…. I know it seems like we just released the Flaptastic Bag and even though it really has only been just a few weeks ago since we rolled that pattern out, it’s time for us to start the next cycle of “Purse Pattern Chronicles”! And the first place I like to start whenever I begin to consider a…

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Ask Kat: Can I Substitute Soft & Stable for Fusible Fleece

So… Here’s another question we get asked more and more frequently of late… “Can I substitute Soft & Stable for the fusible fleece called for in the bag I want to make?” Choose Soft & StableThis new and revolutionary foundation material is PURRFECT for handbags! First of all, let me be clear… Soft & Stable…

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Booth Evolution…. 2017 Style

So… As we gear up for the 2017-18 show season, it’s worth noting that when the closing bell rings at the conclusion of this Fall’s Quilt Market in Houston, we will have completed a full decade of trade shows. It’s hard to believe we’ve been doing this for 10 full years! It doesn’t seem that…

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The Best Advice

So… I was talking with a friend & fellow designer the other day about how we each got started in the business. It was fun thinking about those early years and how much our businesses have changed since we began. But if there’s one thing we had in common, its that the businesses we have…

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Ask Kat: Why Don’t You Sell Your Zippers to Distributors

So… Here’s a question we hear on a regular basis, especially at shows. It goes something like this…. A customer walks into our booth intent on buying a supply of zippers for several of her upcoming projects. During the process of checking out, she mentions how much she thinks that the owner of her LQS…

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