Gateway Quilts & Stuff is presented by Toby Lischko, author, pattern maker, award-winning quilter and quilting teacher. Toby believes that with the right tools, good instruction and a little inspiration anyone can create beautiful quilts that will be cherished for years to come. Here on this site are all the templates, supplies, fabrics as well as books and patterns to jump-start your journey to beautiful quilting.
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NEW QUILT OF THE MONTH CHALLENGE
I have come up with a new challenge! I’m calling it the St. Louis Star Quilt of the Month. Each month I will pick a different fabric for fussy cutting and make up a kit. You do not have to use my suggested fabrics, you can use your own but you will need my 17″ St. Louis Star templates and the pattern and a few other items you can purchase in the kit. St. Louis Star Quilt of the month kit. There are only 4 blocks in each quilt so it should be easy to finish the top in one month.
In the challenge you will learn how to fussy cut perfect repeats everytime, learn to sew consistent seams, how to get a star block to lay flat, and lots of little tips along the way. I will be doing videos and blogs to help you along the way. Here is what the first month’s blocks look like. The fabric is called Gossamer Garden. I hope you will join me!!! This should be fun!
I am now a Cutterpillar distributor. I saw their products, which are not completely new, but was sold on them. Some of the larger items such as the Cutterpillar Glow Basic and Premium illuminated mats and cutting mats will be shipped directly from the distributor. You can order them here and I will let them know to ship them directly to you. The smaller items such as their sewing machine lights, cutters, and replacement blades will be shipped from me if that is your only order. Here is a Youtube video of the Glow. It is truly amazing!
I also have their Rotary cutters. They come in groups of 3 sizes, 45mm, 28mm, and 20mm for only $29.99. You know how expensive cutters are! The smaller cutter is great for cutting curves and around small applique’ pieces. The blades are made in Taiwan and are so much better than the ones made in China. The replacement blades are sold in sets of 3, one of each size for $11.99.
Their sewing machine light fits into a case that you can put on all of your machines so all you have to do is move the light around to the machine you are working on! The light sells for $24.99 and the extra cradles are only $4.99.
They do carry cases for the light mat and if you are interested in the case I will also list them on my website.
I got in some beautiful fabrics in the month of April. Check out these.
NEW PATTERNS and FABRIC KITS
I still have some quilt kits available. Click on the name of the pattern or photo to take you to the shopping page.
This quilt was designed for Craftsy and is now available on my website. Queen size, great two color quilt.
Ocean Breeze and Kit and new Templates
iQuilt class Kaleidostars
Want to learn how to make the magnificent star quilts in my Kaleidostar book? You can take my iQuilt class (with the same name). You get all of my great piecing tips including how to look for hidden designs in symmetrical fabrics. If you are an AQS member you automatically get 20% off the regular price.
CRAFTSY CLEVER CURVES CLASS
Craftsy is back! So you can still get my Clever Curves class. You can either purchase the class or pay a monthly fee so that you can see a bunch of different classes. You can see it here: CLEVER CURVES
Wholesale Order Information
All my patterns are available WHOLESALE to online or brick and mortar shops. If you are a quilt shop and want to set up a wholesale account with me, I will be glad to create an account for you. Please include your business name and resale tax ID# in your message. Minimum purchase of 6 patterns or a total of $30 plus shipping on each order. All orders must be pre-paid for the first order. After your initial order I will be happy to set up a 30 day account. Shipping is determined by the number of items purchased which will be calculated at the time of purchase. They are actual shipping costs with no handling fee. Orders over $150 receive free shipping. I ship USPS priority flat rate boxes.
All international shipping costs will be determined after purchase and based on weight and the cheapest method I can find. Once it is determined, you will receive an invoice for the cost. I will email you first to let you know the cost and to make sure that you are okay with it before sending you an invoice. Thank you.
Trunk Show and Classes
Please call or email me if you are interested in hosting a trunk show (minimum pattern order) or if you would like me to teach in your shop. Check out my workshops and lecture page for more information. I have added a new lecture called “Seeing Stars”. Check it out!