Link Love: Craft to the Future!

A new year doesn’t just mean a new you – it also means new craft products to look forward to! Are you excited about starting up new projects or maybe learning a new technique? Get inspired with some of our favorite new products from top sewing companies. We were thrilled to see some of these products up close at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show in January, and we were excited still to hear about what was going to be popular and trendy in the coming year.

For starters, how about a new ironing set? The awesome folks at Clover have just announced a new line, the Press Perfect. Right now, they’re offering a 10-piece essentials set, which comes with everything you need to give your ironing process a complete makeover. If sewing isn’t your thing, Clover also has new products out in the realms of jewelry making and crocheting with their large Tatting Shuttle and steel crochet hooks.

The paper crafters out there might be familiar with various types of cutting machines, but the Scan n’ Cut from Brother is also perfect for sewists, quilters, and anyone that loves appliques. This first-ever combination scanner and cutter can easily cut fabric to use as quilt blocks or intricate appliques without needing a computer or any additional software. This all-in-one tool is just what you need to create perfect one-of-a-kind projects.

Next up – faux quilting! Now you can create quick and easy custom designs on fabric. Ann Butler of Creativity Stirs the Soul and Kelly Craft have teamed up to create a line of fabric ink stamps. With these stamps, you can choose the look and color of each of your quilting squares, guaranteeing a unique project every time! Each package of designs comes in various shapes: squares, rectangles, triangles, etc. so you can better perfect the perfect look. There’s also a set of letters to use for monogramming or personalizing your finished work.

Finally, we have conductive thread. If you aren’t familiar with it, it’s a type of thread that can conduct electricity. With this type of thread, you can easily make gloves that will work on any touchscreen device, for example. There are many different varieties, all with varying thickness and price, but you can find some at CutRateCrafts!


  1. Press Perfect 10-Piece Essentials Set from Clover
  2. SensaThread Conductive Thread from CutRateCrafts 
  3. Large Tatting Shuttle from Clover
  4. Steel Crochet Hooks from Clover
  5. EZ-De’s Stamp Line from kellycraft
  6. Scan ‘n Cut from Brother


What new product are you excited to try?



  1. says

    I draw a lot of my own patterns…the Brother scan n cut is on my wish list…being on a fixed income I have to save for it…but it will be worth it…to see my own designs come to life with out hand cutting them…its the icing on the cake…thanks Brother for bringing us a wonderful new product…

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