The Pineapple Mini has arrived!

Minis are all the rage – and they have never been easier!  The Creative Grids® Pineapple Trim Tool Mini makes pineapples in 4, 5, and 6 inch sizes.










This one inch center with half inch pineapple strips is the perfect companion to the popular four and six inch log cabin trim tools that were the hit of market.


This Cut Loose Press™ pattern – South Beach Pineapple Treats is the perfect choice for a traditional pineapple setting with  that extra spice added with perfect fabric choices.  It creates the illusion of circles.


Swirly Pearly Buttons looks similar to a Snail’s Trail with a lot less work – and once again, it is color placement!  This one reminds me of those all day suckers I used to beg for at the fair!


Petite Pineapple Garden features the more traditional black fabric that sets off these happy colors to a tea!


Or, you may want to choose this pillow or place mat for a perfect class project that they could actually finish in an afternoon class!


Simply stop after six rounds for a four inch size; add two more for the five inch version; or complete all ten for the six inch version.  As an added bonus, these strips are cut 1 1/4″ wide – half the width of the popular 2 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ ruler.  Therefore you can use that white center line to cut jelly rolls in half and start sewing a multitude of blocks in no time!






Don’t forget the original for those who want a larger size.  It makes 6″; 8″ and 10″ sizes.



Perfect Log Cabin Minis Every Time!

I love, love, LOVE these new Creative Grids® releases!  I love minis and could never achieve perfect log cabins in four and six inch sizes until now!  These trim tools also create Courthouse Steps and Half Log Cabin blocks – with the cutting requirements printed right on the tool!
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I am not exaggerating!  I have made over 700 log cabin blocks in 4″and  6″ sizes – and they are just as accurate in the 4″ size with 1/2″ logs as they are in the 6″ size with 3/4″ logs!  In fact, I love them so much that I wrote a book based on the six inch size – but more about that when we have a publishing date!

Jean Ann wrote a book that is available NOW – yes it is in stock!
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This book includes patterns for projects made with the four AND the six inch log cabin tools.

There are also some charming Cut Loose Press patterns to support them as well!
Glory in the Cabin is a striking table runner that uses the six inch size.
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Or create a needle case…
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Diamond in the Logs by Debby Kratovil features the four inch version.
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Last but not least, Deb Heatherly has combined several of our top Creative Grids rulers to create this gorgeous quilt.  Why not do this as a demo of the month type quilt?  More about this later when the book is in stock!  It is at the printers now!DH1601
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These rulers sell themselves!  Just have a sample sitting by the register!  Visit our website to watch the videos and see just how easy it is to be perfect!

Hexies are still hot!

Combine hexies and 60 degree triangles to create true works of art.

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Katja Marek created 52 paper-pieced 6 inch blocks.  Anyone can create these 60 degree kaleidoscope works of art.  Simply amazing!  In this case, a picture is worth a thousand hexies….

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This is a great modern quilt – or would add interest to any backing!


Solids with black are always a winning combination and show off these designs beautifully…


Don’t you love the prairie points on the topper?


This is not your grandmother’s version!


Or, make a twin size quilt.


A perpetual calendar is due out in July – just in time for Shop Hop season.  (Item #C147, Retail $23.99).  Order it now so you get it as soon as it arrives!

Let there be Light!

This one is short and sweet!  Bottom line – this is the best light for the price that I have seen in a long time!
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This light by Frank A. Edmunds folds to just 1 1/2″ but is hinged so you can make it shine exactly where you need it!  Or extend it all the way to almost 10″.  24 LED bulbs can be adjusted to three brightness levels.

Whether you use the battery or the USB, it is sure to become your favorite light!


Square on Square – the hit at Road to California

I demonstrated the Creative Grids® Square on Square rulers at the Road to California show and they loved them!
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Why does everyone LOVE this tool?  For the same reason, they love the entire line of Jean Ann Wright’s trim tools.  All of these tools solve the problems quilters face when piecing blocks that start with a center square.  These blocks tend to become skewed because of cutting inconsistencies; variations in seam allowances; and distortions while pressing.

The triangles are cut slightly larger and trimmed to size AFTER cutting, sewing and pressing – and the end result is spectacular!

Check out this new Spinning Snails pattern by Lynn Roddy Brown.  Yes – this is the first tool designed to create the Snail’s Trail block.  It is simply the color placement of the triangles.  And don’t you love the scrappy look and the rail fence border???CLPLRB001
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Sunflower Trails creates movement by piecing the Snail’s Trails blocks out of just three colors.
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Jean Ann Wright’s blue version makes me want to go to the beach!
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But this tool is named Square on Square for a reason!  Don’t forget that the traditional blocks make striking quilts as well.
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The additional bells and whistles make this a must have:
1.  The cutting instructions are printed right on the tool. (The outside edge of the block is always on the straight of grain.)
2.  Create a 4″ block by stopping after two triangles or complete an 8″ block by adding four rounds of triangles.
3.  Use the squares on the ruler to piece or fussy cut a 2″ or 4″ finished square.

These added features expand the design potential exponentially!  Why not give it a try?  It also comes in a six-inch version.  (Item #CGRJAW7).  Whichever size you choose, you will be happy with the result!


Great Granny would be Proud!

Great Granny Squared is the second collaboration between Lori Holt and Its Sew Emma – and brings back memories of the Granny Square afghans that were our grandmother’s answer to scrap yarn!

Item #ISE903  Retail $13.95

Personally, I have a wool afghan that my grandmother made for my parents when THEY got married in the mid forties.  It is one of my most treasured possessions and holds a place of honor in my guest room.  Now I can make a companion quilt to coordinate in the room!

The book includes four different patterns to choose from!








The hard part is going to be choosing which one!

Choosing Fabrics from your Stash Successfully

Stash Lab by Tonya Alexander is as much a study in color as it is a collection of spectacular patterns.


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Learning how to choose fabrics from your stash – which crosses fabric collections – is an art that can be learned by following Tonya’s simple sorting techniques.  After all, we know that when scraps are combined effectively, you achieve the results featured in her projects.  The photographs speak for themselves!





Whether you love the look of traditional or modern quilts, this book covers the spectrum of spectacular!  Start organizing your scraps today.

“Round Up” these Projects in an Afternoon

The latest Creative Grids “Round Up” tool designed by Terry Atkinson is so popular that two of our favorite designers have used it in their own projects.  


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This place mat designed by Margaret Travis is so fast and simple that you won’t make just one…or two…or four….

Berries and Leaves Place Mat


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This table runner by Deb Heatherly  is a simple version of an old fashioned Cathedral Window pattern — and so much easier!



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Or combine this tool with the Strippy Stars Tool for a spectacular effect…

Blooming Stars Runner






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Display these with Terry’s patterns to create a complete display.  All, can be completed in an afternoon…










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Orange Peel Table Runner

So striking – and a great way to show off some machine quilting!










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Krista’s Kitchen Hot Pads

I used this pattern as a Make It/Take It in a class last month.  Ten women went home and made 56 more for gifts!  Now that is a great pattern!










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Terry’s Table Placemats

Can’t you picture these on a table with your favorite Fiestaware?  Mixing and matching is even more fun.


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The colors in these baby quilts are the perfect choice for the new generations of babies!


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Why not let your customers enjoy creating a project in an afternoon!

Hats with Personality

Tis the season.  Our town had the first snow day today.  What is better on a snow day then to be sitting by a fire doing your favorite needle art.  These cute hats can be made in one sitting and have tons of personality.


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The packaging is irresistible!  The yarn automatically creates the stripes and there is even a grommet to hold the little stuffed animal on securely.


They come in a wide variety of choices….



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Display these at the register.  Your customers will want one – one for each child that is!  Visit our website to see the entire Top This collection!

Critters are all the rage

Yes, critters are the rage in nurseries these days – and these critters by Cheri Leffler are irresistible.  Animal Parade 2 is her latest book that combines simple pieced quilts with appliques with personality!


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In this case, a picture is definitely worth a thousand words so I will stop typing now!

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All of these quilts make great wall hangings as well so you don’t need to stop at just one!  Why not add the appliques to a diaper bag, bibs, burp towels, etc.

This book is a follow up to her first book – Animal Parade.  Your customers are sure to want this one as well.  Both books should be a part of every quilter’s library.  Let the new Mom pick her favorite!


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Once again, check these out….







All of these quilts are adorable without the appliques as well so you may want to take a picture to hang next to your sample so everyone can see it both ways.  Your customers may decide to machine embroider designs on these patterns instead!