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Announcing my second Craftsy Class: Paper-Pieced Stars Has Launched!

I am so pleased and excited to announce that my new Craftsy Class, Paper-Pieced Stars, has just launched. This series of lessons is packed full of all my tips and tricks for paper piecing star blocks. I designed these NEW star blocks for this class. You will learn about paper piecing, organizing your fabric, choosing fabrics, joining blocks perfectly, dealing with the center seams, mixing and matching units, eliminating merging seams, removing a piece easily and so much more. Here is the good news. If you click on the picture above, you will receive $10 off the price of the class. If you have any questions about the class, please feel free to email me at Qcarol@comcast.net




AYeah!! My Craftsy course went live! With OVER 16,000 students, it appears it is a smashing success!!!! I am thrilled with every aspect of this project. I love the lessons and I love the interaction. If you would like to read more about it, please click on the picture above and receive a discount off the course price!!! This is just one of the 16 Five-Star Reviews..a FANTASTIC class! What's not to love about this: The teacher is just witty and lovely, but nonetheless focused and gets always to the point (little pun intended), the methods and tips taught are genius, the results stunning. I would so give 6 or more stars for this! See you there.

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 NOW AVAILABLE IN WEB STORE!

 

 

In Honor of the Craftsy Paper-Pieced Stars Course- Save $10!!!!

 

I am so excited about my new Craftsy online course, Paper-Pieced Stars. In honor of this class I have put together this bundle of a package of paper, the 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars book w/video CD, the Foundation Factory Companion CD to print the foundations in this book any size and the 12 inch Add-A-Quarter ruler. These items total a retail cost of $62.90. But here is the really good news, I am going to offer it for $52.90. Essentially that means you are getting the ruler or the paper for free! Don't miss out on this bargain!!

 

WHOOHOOO! It is here!!!!

 

I have included a full description in the web store about all the options this jam-packed full book offers. This book is destined to be a ground breaker. It produces quilts and borders unlike those that have gone before. The latest version of the Foundation Factory CD that is included offers thousands of options. Never struggle again to get that border to fit!

 

Since you can make 12" blocks using just two halves, I have also bundled the book with the Carol Doak Legal Size Foundation Paper so you can order them together and SAVE!

 

 

WHOOHOO! WE ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN COLORS!

These are the Celebration Colors!!

I am soooo excited that the Carol Doak Keepsake Cards are now available in these festive colors!

Surround your art with color

• Frame small quilt blocks, fiber art, paintings, or drawings inside a debossed 3" square window
• Beautifully textured handmade paper in colors to brighten the greeting
• 4 premium blank 5" x 7" cards and color-matched envelopes
• Heavyweight, archival stock protects your creative work
• Free quilt block pattern inside every package

 

 

These are the Earth & Sky Colors

I am soooo excited that the Carol Doak Keepsake Cards are now available in these rich colors!

Surround your art with color

• Frame small quilt blocks, fiber art, paintings, or drawings inside a debossed 3" square window
• Beautifully textured handmade paper in colors to brighten the greeting
• 4 premium blank 5" x 7" cards and color-matched envelopes
• Heavyweight, archival stock protects your creative work
• Free quilt block pattern inside every package

Be sure to check out the bundled items to purchase assorted colors and save!!!

 

Yeah! It Is Here and Available in the Web Store!

Dancing with the Stars spotlights paper-pieced, 12" star blocks designed by Carol Doak exclusively for Stitchin Heaven! You'll be amazed as you step onto the dance floor, and take a spin with this striking, stellar-inspired quilt. Each block is named for a gorgeous ballroom dance like, the Viennese Waltz, the Foxtrot, and even the Cha Cha, and proudly shows off the brilliance of Hoffman's batik fabrics. The setting, designed by Deb Luttrell, features a chain block, and two borders, framing this stunning quilt with simple elegance. Like stars on a dance floor, these beautiful, batik blocks will have you mesmerized, as they sparkle and shine with each step of the dance. The finished quilt measures 80" x 92".
The pattern comes with complete instructions, paper-piecing foundations, color images, full-size layouts, cutting charts for each block, and even color pictures of recommended fabrics. All provided in CD form for ease of access and printing!
For wholesale inquiries, email info@stitchinheaven.com.

 

Carol Doak`s Legal-Size Foundation Paper
50 Sheets, 8 1/2” x 14”

New larger size-print more designs on one sheet!

•    Stays in place while you stitch and tears away easily when you're done
•    No shrinking, curling, turning brittle, or printer jams
•    Works in most printers and copiers (inkjet or laser)

This new, larger size is the same great quality as the 8-1/2”x11” sheets you know and love. Fabric doesn't slip on the surface and you won't have any extra bulk when you join sections of your blocks together. This paper is absorbent, so any inked areas won't transfer to your fabric. Now it's easier to create longer quilt border designs -a free border pattern is included in the package! Be sure to ask your local quilt shop to stock this paper so you don't have to pay postage to have it delivered to your front door. Free border pattern inside package.

 

New 2015 Cruise Announcement

February 20 through March 1, 2015

Join Stitchin' Heaven and friends on a 9-night Western Caribbean Cruise featuring three incredible instructors - Carol Doak, Anita Grossman Soloman, and Laurie Tigner.
We will begin our journey out of Cape Liberty, New Jersey on February 20, 2015 for a nine-night, roundtrip cruise through the Caribbean. When it comes to beautiful beaches and sparkling blue waters, the Caribbean is truly in a league of its own!
Debuting in November 2014 there's only one word that can possibly sum up Royal Caribbean's newest ship, Quantum of the Seas: WOW! Newly designed staterooms, game-changing technology, groundbreaking venues and the best dining ever are just the start of what you'll find onboard. And my project for this cruise is going to be a simply fabulous Blue Diamond Mystery.

Blue Diamond Mysteries by Carol Doak
The Caribbean is known for its beautiful blue waters and fabulous diamond jewelry. Both have inspired this brand new paper-pieced mystery quilt. It offers you the opportunity to make those perfect units with ease and combine them in so many different ways. Here comes the fun...there is not just one solution, but several!!! I will show you several solutions, but you and other class members will love moving the pieces to play with the possibilities to come up with even more solutions to make your special Blue Diamond Quilt.  I can't wait to see your quilts sparkle!

Do not hesitate to get your deposit in because this cruise will fill up really fast! Just click on the postcard to read all the details!

 

DOWNTOWN IS HERE!

 

 Carol Doak and Deb Luttrell have done it again with this smashing new paper-pieced design "Downtown". The collaboration called for Carol to design the star blocks in the center of the quilt. Each of the blocks is named for a street in town.  Deb took care of the houses, buildings, and trees in the border as well as the finishing design. The quilt promises to be a treasure for years to come. Making it a little bit each month is certainly the way to go. Let Deb do all the work getting the fabric and foundations ready and you just enjoy the process. The finished quilt measures 97" x 97".
Each month of this 13-month program you will receive the pattern, the fabric, and the pre-printed papers for multiple star/house units so no printing will be involved. Everything is included for this beautiful quilt top - even the binding. This BOM will begin in May.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AT THE STITCHIN HEAVEN QUILT SHOP.


Carol Doak Quilting Group

 At the suggestion of one my students, I started a new group on Yahoo so those who enjoy making paper-pieced quilts from my patterns can share and chat. Our group has now grown to more than 8,500 wonderful quilters from around the world. We are sharing photos of projects, participating in challenges and swaps and lots of sharing and fun are happening. I just started a Block of the Month for the group and the resulting blocks are fantastic!!! Read about us in the current Newsletter. Come and join the fun at 

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CarolDoakQuiltingGroup/ 

What is New In The Web Store?-Patterns on CDs.

                                       BRAND NEW!!!--I have added new patterns to the web store. The pattern on the left is the contains twelve blocks, each 12" finished size. This was a Scrap Buster Block of the Month I did for the group several years ago. They are both on CDs using PDF files so you can easily print your foundations.

Plant A Seed! Pattern CD is now available in the web store!

This is a darling quick and easy pattern.

CHECK OUT THE NEW MINATURE QUILT CDS!!

 

New Paper-Pieced Border patterns are now available!!

 

 

CHECK OUT THE SURPRISE SALE ITEM IN THE STORE. THE ITEMS WILL CHANGE FREQUENTLY SO CHECK BACK OFTEN. Click on the Yellow Store button in the upper right to visit the store.





Click here to watch a Quicktime video sampler of my new DVD.


Carol Doak Teaches You to Paper Piece DVD- A great way to learn one-on-one how to Paper Piece

If you would like to take a class from me in the comfort of your home, this DVD is the answer. The DVD is broken into segments taking you through choosing fabrics, cutting fabrics quickly, getting organized to paper piece, assembly-line paper piecing, joining blocks and rows perfectly, how to measure, how to calculate yardage, how to make sure the fabric is going to fill the area and how to take out a mistake and much more. Just in case you think I do not make mistakes, we even included some of the fun bloopers from a day of filming.

 

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SPECIALS, CLOSE-OUTS AND STOCK UP SALES IN THE WEB STORE!!!

 

 

What is New In the Free Patterns Section?

 

 Have A Heart Blocks

These three heart patterns are perfect for the Carol Doak Keepsake Cards and Valentine's Day or all the year through.

Enjoy!!!

 

 

 

 

 

New Reviews


What Are Quilters Saying About the Carol Doak Teaches You to Paper Piece DVD?

It is worth every penny and a delight to watch. I have been paper-piecing for a long time and learned new tips which goes to prove you can teach an old dog new tricks.

It was great! I am new to paper piecing (never did it) and this video has taken all the mystery out of the process - Just Love It!

What a great clear and easy dvd to watch and learn from.

Carol, you explain everything so well and make it so simple!

Just EXCELLENT !! And funny too, especially the "oops" part.

 

 

October Newsletter is here!!!

Just click here to read the latest.

 


 New Quilt Shop and Quilt Teacher Section:

Links: If you have a website for your shop and sell my books, paper and DVD in your shop, just let me know your web address and I will add it as a link. Use the Contact button above to do this.

Quilt Shops:
The Carol Doak`s Foundation Paper can be ordered from your distributor or directly from C & T Publishing at 1-800-284-1114. My Martingale books can be ordered through a distributor or directly from Martinagle & Co at 1-800-426-3126. If you ever have any issue obtaining product, just let me know.

New Free Pattern For Teaching Paper Piecing: I am often asked if patterns from my books can be copied and distributed for the purpose of teaching a class. They cannot as this would violate copyright.However, I have uploaded a block pattern in the Free Patterns section that can be used for teaching others how to paper piece. Permission to reproduce the pattern is given for this purpose and is printed on the pattern.

   


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Carol Doak`s Creative Combinations book!!

New Patterns AND BLOCK OF THE MONTHS on CDs!!

 50 Little Paper-Pieced Blocks Book

THE CAROL DOAK KEEPSAKE FRAME CARDS

New Border Patterns on CDs!!!

Carol Doak Teaches You to Paper Piece DVD -Just like taking your own personal one-on-one class with Carol Doak.