I am soooo excited to announce that the Lazy Angle ruler -designed by our favorite “Lazy Girl”, Joan Hawley – is now a Creative Grids product! And that transition means that this ruler now showcases the best features CGR has to offer: The solid black lines allow you to cut blocks that finish up to 6″. The dashed, white lines show the seam lines. The black numbers are printed on white ink circles so they are easy to read – without my reading glasses! And, the gripper dots hold the fabric in place so there is no slipping during cutting. I love the changes so much, that I got another one! They are that good!!!
Item #CGR3754 Retail $21.95
This is the FIRST ruler that features an “MS Tag”. These Tags are going to revolutionize advertising. These tags are a little larger than a bar code and now appear on our packaging, You can scan it with a Smart Phone and view a video of how the ruler is used – before you buy it! We will even be showing these Tags in magazine advertisements – and, that’s right – you scan them with your phone and can see how to use the ruler! How fun is that – and when you get home, you can scan the Tag at any time for your own tutorial! For more information on the possibilities – and do download the application that will allow you to take advantage of this service, visit: http://tag.microsoft.com/consumer/index.aspx
It is simply amazing! Because of this new technology, we have decided to expand our videos. Every ruler, going forward, will have a short and a long version of a video. One version will show a short and sweet version of how to use the ruler. The other one will feature that information – as well as samples of the patterns and books available to support it.
Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JwPOTlgGpc
Now, we know you all aren’t going to run out and buy a Smart Phone so we are revamping the Creative Grids USA website. This website will be launched in the near future – and will include information on the designers; the patterns and books that support them; and the videos!
But, let’s get back to the ruler! It is so easy to use – just cut an “A” piece and a “B” piece. The possibilities are endless because the “A” piece can be cut from a pieced or strip-pieced block! There is a reason there are so many patterns – and even a book – to support it!
Just in time for summer, pull out some batiks, and create an aquarium with Carolyn Griffin of Far Flung Quilts fame. “Up the Lazy River” is so impressive, but is actually a beginning quilt!
Item #FFQ013 Retail $8.00
Joan designed “Fanfare Log Cabin” by sashing an easy Lazy Angle block to create a spectacular medallion quilt!
Item #LGD224 Retail $8.00
In “Fiesta”, Joan created a design that features a secondary pattern when the blocks are sewn together – no sashings required – fast, easy AND impressive!
Item #LGD223 Retail $8.00
“Starry Night” is a great, easy scrappy quilt – again with no sashing!
Item #LGD218 Retail $8.00
“Galaxy” is dramatic in these marbles and black – an adult version of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star….
Item #LGD226 Retail $8.00
“Rhapsody” combines two different blocks to create a secondary design…
Item #LGD225 Retail $8.00
But, this ruler has so much potential! I love it when the same ruler appeals to beginners and experienced quilters alike. These patterns look more complicated – but that only means that there is usually just one or two additional cuts. The results are spectacular!!!
Item #FFQ015 Retail $8.00
Some patterns feature the Lazy Angle ruler as well as Joan’s Flying Geese ruler.
Item #FGX4 Retail $24.00
When you combine these two rulers, the results are twice as impressive – and gives you the opportunity to demo and teach two methods!
Item #FFQ003 Retail $8.00
These quilts feature “pieced” circles – simply amazing!
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These quilts just tap the surface of the possibilities of this ruler! For more inspiration, check out the book – which showcases 250 different blocks, all cut with one ruler!
Item #LGD901 Retail $24.95
Welcome our newest member to the family – we are so proud of this latest addition!