November 15, 2012

A new Olympic sport!

Yeah, not really. A couple months ago I received notice from Digital River that the shopping-cart and credit-card processing platform that I had been using on my website for 10 years, CCNow, is going away. Like gone, poof, at the end of the year.

Oy vey. After considering a few different options, I decided to go with PayPal, especially since they now have a weight-based shipping option, something I strongly believe in since it’s the closest to actual you can get.

I’ve spent some time converting my website to PayPal checkout, and gulp, I uploaded the new pages today. May the overlords of HTML smile down on me.

Also new on the website: a brand-new pattern, Flying Fan Kites.

As I was working on Scrap-Appliqué Playground, which whacks together scraps and cuts appliqués out of them, I jotted down ideas for taking the idea on a tangent and using traditional pieced blocks.

Flying Fan Kites is the first pattern from that list! You piece a fan and then cut a kite and kite-tails out of it! It’s fun! This is a little guy, 12″ x 16″.

The kites are paper-pieced. Do not groan. Do not fear the paper-piecing. I made it so systematic, so no-brainer, you will not get confused or sew a piece into place that won’t cover when flipped. The full-size foundations are included and ready to use.

Once the fans are pieced, I use paper-backed fusible web for the machine-appliquéd kites and kite-tails. I’ve now started to offer SoftFuse in the 10-pack, and that’s up on my website too, on the Notions page.

I’ve set the shipping to zero on these two new items, through November 22. That’s right, free shipping on Flying Fan Kites and SoftFuse, just in time for a post-turkey-coma Black Friday project!

Fingers crossed that I’ve coded everything correctly, please let me know if you have trouble with anything!



5 Responses to “Cart jumping”

  1. Polly Hada on November 15th, 2012 10:21 am

    I LOVE Soft Fuse. I’ve started making more machine appliqued quilts, as I will not live long enough to make all the applique quilts on my list. Thanks for carrying it and thanks for the free ship. I’ll be ordering right after I get back from the Dr.

  2. admin on November 15th, 2012 10:23 am

    Thanks Polly! So glad to hear you favor SoftFuse too.


  3. Angie in SoCal on November 15th, 2012 5:20 pm

    I prefer to pay with PayPal so was happy to read you have switched to it. I placed an order and as you said went through as smooth as butter. Thanks!

  4. admin on November 15th, 2012 6:54 pm

    Oh good! I appreciate it so much Angie.


  5. Debbie St.Germain on November 15th, 2012 7:37 pm

    Beautiful piece and I like the idea of fusing, want to do more of it this year.


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