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Our Plan for Quilt Market & Festival 2019

So… it’s time for the 2019 version of the Quilt Market & Festival and like usual we’ll be traveling to Houston where we’ll live for the next couple of weeks! (As an interesting side note… I’ve calculated it up and if you add up all the time we’ve spent in Houston since 2008, it would…

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I love a Guy in a Tuxedo!

So… I was minding my own business at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in February when I noticed a very good-looking guy in a tuxedo just up the row from us, so of course I had to go check him out! As it turns out, The Whole Country Caboodle has what amounts to an entire pet…

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The Gateway Testing Round

So… It’s that time again! It’s time to show you what our testers created in the process of testing our pattern instructions for the Gateway! Many of you know that one of my favorite parts of the pattern development process is the testing round. I just LOVE seeing what our testers are inspired to create,…

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A Cork Experience

So… when it gets close to Quilt market time it’s not at all uncommon for us to get requests from various fabric houses or designers to make bag samples in their brand new fabrics for display in their booths. It’s a classic symbiotic relationship in that my bag sample serves to help THEM sell fabric,…

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PPC20: The Gateway Pattern Release

So… in our last post in this series we revealed the completed pattern cover for our first new pattern of 2019, the Gateway, and while it’s been a lot of fun, we’re closing the book as of today on this… our 20th edition of Purse Pattern Chronicles! The Gateway webpage is now LIVE & you can…

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October 2019 Eye Candy

So… ALL of the bags pictured below were created using our patterns & either shared on our FaceBook Group page, or mailed to us directly!But here’s the deal… even though last month’s Eye Candy was wonderful, THIS month’s Eye Candy is seriously AMAZING! So let’s get started, shall we? Here’s my favorite “Eye Candy” for…

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Why We Left 2Checkout!

So… some but not all of you may know that we recently migrated over to a brand new website and for the most part… its been a horrible experience! Here’s how its all gone down! I know it sounds cliche, but things were a WHOLE lot different back when we started this business way back…

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PPC20: Revealing the Gateway Pattern Cover

So… in our last post we had a little fun letting YOU be the designer and choosing which of our bag samples YOU would choose to grace the pattern cover for our 2nd new design for 2019, the GateWay. Thanks SO much to everyone who participated! Pattern design can be rather solitary work and I…

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PPC20: Choosing the Gateway Pattern Cover

So… with yet another pattern almost in the books, it’s time to choose the ONE bag sample that best represents the GateWay design for the pattern cover! In order to do this, I like thinking about which of our samples would most appeal to our customers… which one would gather the most attention at shows……

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PPC20: More is More

So… in our last post I told you that we’re pretty close to being able to release this pattern (the GateWay) except for the incredibly frustrating payment platform problems we’ve been going through this summer. As a matter of fact this is probably the last sample we’ll be showing you before we make that all-important…

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