Finally! A tool that cuts ovals! No more elongated half circle hot dog shapes! The Creative Grids® Ovals All Ways Ruler designed by Karla Alexander, cuts ovals, semi-ovals, and quarter-ovals from 3″ x 4 ½” to 8 ½” x 10″ and every half-inch between. Since this ruler is designed to be used in multiple ways, additional markings are included for techniques such as fusible applique, piecing and turned-edge applique.
If only my laundry looked so good! Spin Cycle showcases a variety of ways to use this ruler. And don’t you just love the color combinations? Trading Places uses the positive and negative space to create even more interesting patterns. And then there is Enchanted! Jasmine would have been proud to fly on this magic carpet!
And since they are ovals, they are even easier to piece than circles. Watch the video for even more inspiration! Why not teach a class on ovals and ease them into the Circle Savvy? But with all of these possibilities, they will want to stay and play for awhile!
This seven sisters setting of a Diamond Wedding Star is breathtaking – a perfect example of when less is more! And the perfect fabric choices? This heirloom strip set by Timeless designed, or course, by the Niemeyers! Check out these Market releases!
When quilts become art – Autumn Pines can be the focal point of any room.
These quilts are the newest additions that feature the Diamond Wedding Ring templates by Creative Grids®.
Why not combine the new with these classics from Cut Loose Press and Quiltworx?
You might as well schedule the class right now because who could resist these Hippie Zips? And who could make just one?? We have everything you need -hooks, line and
zippers to create these Market releases!
Bacon and Biscuits – a perfect name for an apron – is pieced and fully lined by turning it inside out through the arm openings. The binding over the raw edges is extended to fit around the neck and create the ties. Simply brilliant and oh so easy! Both of these patterns feature her Creative Grids Round Up Tool.
Although Terry is the queen of fast and fun, her roots are in quilting. Her newest quilt pattern – Birthday Presents – is striking in its simplicity!
Visit our website to see everything by Atkinson Designs. Her designs are truly classic!
I am demonstrating in Paducah this week and have been asked several times for a list of my favorite rulers. What do I have in my ruler rack besides the Stripology and the CGR24 – 6 1/2″ x 24 1/2″ rectangle?
The CGR48 is my favorite ruler when I am sub-cutting blocks or trimming a few half-square triangles. I work with five-inch squares a lot so this ruler is the perfect companion. The white line down the center of the ruler is at 2 1/4″. I use it to square up four-patches and is the width I like to cut my bindings. I use the angled lines to trim half-square triangles made from five-inch squares and sewn with a scant quarter inch seam.
The CGR312 is 3 1/2″ x 12 1/2″. I just finished a bow tie quilt with over 500 three-inch finished bow ties. I used the centering line on this ruler to square up the blocks instead of a 3 1/2″ square. The length was easier to hold onto and protected my hands from the rotary cutter blade. The centering line at 1 3/4″ is also the width of strips if you are making the eight-inch log cabin blocks with the Log Cabin Trim Tool – an added bonus!
And then there is the CGR212 – the 2 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ ruler. Once again I like the added length to protect my fingers when squaring up blocks to 2 1/2″. But my favorite feature? The centering line at 1 1/4″. I use that line to cut 2 1/2″ strips in half when making four-inch log cabins with the CGRJAWMN4 or mini pineapples with the CGRJAW3MINI.
I love everything that Sassafras Lane does – and this Market is no different! They bridge the gap between the traditionalists of my generation and the sassy style of theirs – and they do it beautifully! Check these out.
Clay Court is a wonderful study in color. Piecing the triangles out of 2-1/2″ strips adds texture and the triangles are created with the Perfect Square and Perfect Rectangle Ruler.
Alligator Alley is done in this generation’s version of a blue and yellow quilt. Sixty-degree angles never looked so good!
Darby Road looks like a funky hexie and is actually paper-pieced so it is simple! And who wouldn’t love to adopt Elsie? And the next time someone tells you to – Just Focus – make them this quilt!
Look at the detailing on this Bugsy Backpack! Talk about a fashion statement!
All of these patterns are due in the middle of May – just in time for your Market event!
I love everything by Cindi McCracken! She takes traditional blocks and adds a modern twist that combines crisp, clean lines and fabulous color choices.
Stars at the Lake combines the charm of a traditional churn dash block with a simple paper-pieced block – the perfect opportunity to expose your customers to paper-piecing without intimidating them! Broken Dishes is paper-pieced from strips so it is very impressive without any of the frustration.
Any Which Way is striking in batiks and Fading Light can be made in a week-end. Both would be great additions to your “masculine” quilt pattern collection.
Cindi uses the new Stripology Squared ruler to cut her strips and recommends it in some of her patterns. Why not host a class and “race” with a student who is known to be fast? You use the Stripology Squared and they can cut with a traditional ruler. Once they see what a time saver it is, the tool will sell itself!
All of these patterns are due to arrive this month so order them now!
I love the gals from Sew Kind of Wonderful! They represent the best of our industry – and if you have ever met them, they ARE as kind, honest, and gracious as they seem. In this day and age, it is refreshing to experience true class. I got to see their booth at Market and it was simply darling! Their new patterns are absolutely amazing.
Who would have thought that their Quick Curve Ruler and the Mini Quick Curve Ruler could produce such charming patterns?
Mod Pineapples uses the original Quick Curve ruler to produce this throw size quilt. The sign for hospitality has never looked so good!
Mod Owls and Mod Strawberries both us the Mini tool.
Urbanalogie features the mini as well and would make a great series of classes. All of the featured blocks can be combined to make the stunning cover quilt or can stand alone.
Their patterns are the perfect introduction to curves. They are so gentle that your students won’t even realize they are sewing curves until they see the stunning results!
I love it when one of our babies – in this case the Creative Grids Circle Savvy ruler – takes on a life of its own. When the designers came to us, we were blown away by the possibilities. But, in this case, once they had a chance to play with it, the true potential of this tool emerged! Karla Alexander of Saginaw St Quilts has a vision and a style that has become instantly recognizable.
My circles never looked like this!!!!
Who would have thought that both quilts were made with the same tool????
These quilts are much easier than you think! Piecing large curves is a piece of cake – especially when you have the right tools and patterns! Moon Shadow and Polka Box have a more traditional look – and may be the perfect transition class to move your customers toward more artsy, free form quilts.
Why not challenge your students in the new year – and offer classes that will challenge them to try techniques that they may not be comfortable with. For our industry to continue to grow, we must continue to learn! And these quilts appeal to everyone – and bridge the gap between tradition and art!