Sixty-degree Angles Just Got a WHOLE Lot Easier!

Designing quilts with sixty-degree angles just got a WHOLE lot easier with the introduction of Sheila Christensen’s Creative Grids® Half Sixty ruler.

Creative Grids Half Sixty Triangle Ruler

This tool is the perfect companion to the Creative Grids® 80-degree rulers. Since it is 12-1/2″, it works with both. Sew the straight side to create pieced 60-degree units; sew the angles side to create pieced rectangles. It is really that easy!

Just look at the possibilities! This Cut Loose Press™ pattern – Pinwheel Hexagons #CLPSCH001- is a great beginner class. Sixty-degree triangles are pieced from two half sixties and then squared up to create blocks with half sixties. How simple and easy is that!

Pinwheel Hexagons

But this is NOT a one-trick pony! Look at just some of the possibilities! Who would ever think that they were all created with the same tool!

Arrows Quilt
Slice it Up Quilt
Topsy Quilt
Be a Mod Runner
Hover Quilt
The Quick & Easy Triangle Block Tool

And don’t you love her vibrant choice of colors? The sixty-degree triangle is our number one selling triangle of all time – and now it has a friend! Your customers will love it!

The Perfect Gift Items for Quilters

The Featherweight Shop has added such cute gifts to their repertoire! These socks are darling and will sell like hot cakes so get in your order now! In their own words:

Shoes off! Show off your socks and love for sewing and the Singer Featherweight! Sizes are the average women’s sock size 9-11. This usually translates to a women’s U.S. shoe size 5-10 (European 36-41, UK 3-8). Fiber content 75% Cotton, 23% Nylon, 2% Spandex

White with black Featherweights….

Quilt Socks - Black Featherweights

Black with white Featherweights….

Quilt Socks - White Featherweights

Black bobbins……

Quilt Socks - Jade-ite Green Bobbins

Assorted notions…..

Quilt Socks - Black Notions

Wouldn’t these be great retreat gifts????

Christmas All Year Round

I just love this guy! Noggin #CLPLDB003 is a Cut Loose Press™ pattern made with two different Creative Grids® rulers. I already have mine cut out!

Most of the strips are cut to 1 1/4″ – half the width of a jelly roll so it is a great stash buster as well.

You need the four-inch Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tool…

Creative Grids 4in Log Cabin Trim Tool Quilt Ruler

and the four-inch Creative Grids® Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool.

Creative Grids 4in Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool

The pattern features three different versions of log cabins – log cabins, courthouse steps, and curvy log cabins. What a great series of classes.

Kim Diehl in Pieces

I love everything this gal does! And I can’t wait to get my hands on her latest – due the first week in February. Simple Patchwork is just that – all patchwork and no applique. Put the pedal to the metal and sew to your heart’s content.

Simple Patchwork

Check out what we have to look forward to:

I love minis – and this one is so darn cute, I would love to make a full size quilt out of these babies!


This twist on a log cabin is striking – and the split star is just the icing on the cake!

One big block makes a stunning quilt. It has such a modern feel.

Simple piecing makes quick work of this stunning quilt!


Half-square triangles have never looked so good!

Don’t you love the way this entire quilt is framed in a giant churn dash block???

Place your order today!

The Newest by Cluck, Cluck Sew

Cluck, Cluck Sew is releasing three new patterns at the beginning of next month. Think happy!

Jelly Weave is made out of jelly roll strips and has instructions in five different sizes.

Jelly Weave

Brightly is a 60 x 72 inch quilt that can be made with layer cakes or fat quarters.

Brightly

Clover is a fat eighth or layer cake friendly project in four different sizes.

Clover

These bright, happy quilts are the perfect look for Spring!

New Creative Grids® Cutting Mats are in the House!

It took almost two years to get it right – and boy did we get it right! I have been working with a prototype for a few months now – and they are WONDERFUL! All sizes, rack, and assortment are in stock and starting to ship today.

The three larger sizes of the Creative Grids® Rotary Cutting Mats are double sided. One side features one-inch grids with eighth inch markings over the entire surface. All numbers are printed outside of the grid area so they are always visible. Popular 1-1/2 inch cuts are highlighted with white stars; 2-1/2 inch cuts with white squares.

The other side of the smallest 6 x 8 inch mat is blank – perfect for trimming blocks.

Creative Grids Cutting Mat 6in x 8in

The other side of the three larger sizes are designed to use with the Creative Grids® Stripology series of rulers by Gudrun Erla. Line up the fabric and rulers on the spaced horizontal half inch grid lines. That is all you need – no other distracting markings and lines are needed!

Creative Grids Cutting Mat 18in x 24in
Creative Grids Cutting Mat 18in x 24in

Now all you have to do is choose your size: 12 x 18; 18 x 24, or 24 x 36 inches.

Creative Grids Cutting Mat 12in x 18in
Creative Grids Cutting Mat 18in x 24in
Creative Grids Cutting Mat 24in x 36in

You may want more than one!

Hours of Entertainment

There is quality – and then there is QUALITY! and these jigsaw puzzles by Quiltfolk are the best. It is cold outside – perfect weather to sit by a fire and work on a puzzle. But, first a little eye candy….

Quiltfolk Puzzle 01 - Quilt Backs
Quiltfolk Puzzle 02 - Barn Blocks
Quiltfolk Puzzle 03 - Quilt Fantasia

The problem is that as I age, it is harder to deal with the glare,etc. with traditional puzzles. These puzzles are high quality – 20 -per cent thicker than traditional puzzles, printed with a non-glare linen look – out of recyclable materials, What more could a gal want? Each puzzle is a limited edition print of 500. When they are gone, they are gone!

Making Horizontal Panels Into Bed-size Quilts

I love the new digitized panels which doesn’t limit the size of the panel. BUT beds and throws are generally longer than they are wide, so what do you do to turn them into a usable size?

Gathering

This Villa Rosa Designs pattern “Gathering” provides a striking top and bottom border that highlights the panel without distracting from the panel. This pattern already is in the top 100. More are arriving this month.

What a great class! They could actually go home with a finished top! Why not offer them a deal on the machine quilting, backing and binding as well?

Love is Just Around the Corner

Quilt shops always have to be one holiday ahead of their customers! After all, they have to have time to sew and quilt that project! These patterns by J Michelle Watts Designs may be just the ticket.

A Scrappy Kind of Love includes two size options. The smaller size can be made with 1 1/2″ strips, the larger twin size can be made with 2 1/2″ strips. Alternate cutting instructions for 10″ squares is also provided so this makes a great stash busting quilt!

A Scrappy Kind Of Love

Cross My Heart also gives two size options:

CROSS MY HEART

And then there is my favorite – Have a Heart:

Have A Heart

Four of Hearts could be the perfect gift for that family of four!

Four Of Hearts

Pull out your red and blue fabrics and make a display. And remember, some of those Christmas lines can be used year round so add those to the display as well.

Vintage Vibe

With a title like that, who could resist??? Stacy West’s newest book – due out in February – is sure to be a winner!

Buttermilk Basin's Vintage Vibe

The book includes 25 patterns with a vintage feel. A picture is worth a thousand words, so here is just a sampling of what you have to look forward to:

Martingale - Buttermilk Basin's Vintage Vibe
Martingale - Buttermilk Basin's Vintage Vibe
Martingale - Buttermilk Basin's Vintage Vibe

Martingale - Buttermilk Basin's Vintage Vibe

Martingale - Buttermilk Basin's Vintage Vibe
Martingale - Buttermilk Basin's Vintage Vibe

Each one is cuter than the next! But, since they are smaller projects, why not treat yourself to one a month?