Quilts of Iceland

In this inspirational, full-color book, Gudrun Erla of GE Designs pays homage to her homeland. She has taken several quilters on tours of Iceland and shared the beauty and hospitality of this country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now she is sharing that experience with you! Gudrun is also an amazing photographer. As she toured the country with fellow quilters, she photographed her favorite places and the quilts that inspired them. The pictures literally jump off of the page! Here is just a sampling of a few of the eighteen projects created for this book:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of the projects are created with her time-saving techniques and the Creative Grids® Stripology ruler.

But this is not just a quilt book. Gudrun also shares some of the rich history of this nation as well as beloved recipes from family and friends. Pre-order the book now. Who knows! Santa may be inspired to leave a trip under your tree in 2018!

 

It is G-Easy!

I love, love, love, this new product because it has a wealth of uses!  These stickers by Gudrun Erla of GE Designs are reusable, repositionable, and stick to rulers, mats, fabric, and sewing machines!

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Each package contains one sheet of each color – turquoise, pink and lime green.  There are 64 arrow stickers per sheet – for a total of 192 stickers for just $7.95!

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They are easily removable and don’t leave any residue. Mark the cutting lines on your mat for fast, accurate and consistent cutting.  And, if need be, write on them with a permanent marker or wet erase pens.

 

And, since this lovely lady also developed the Stripology and Stripology Squared rulers with Creative Grids®, they are the perfect companion for that tool as well.

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These are the perfect register sale!  Who can resist?

 

Traditional with a Modern Twist

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.

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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.

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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!

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All of these patterns are due to arrive this month so order them now!

Stripology Squared is in the Building

I am SOOOO excited to announce the arrival of the latest Stripology ruler by Gudrun Erla of GE Designs – Stripology Squared!  This version includes all of the features of the original Stripology Ruler plus features that will make squaring up blocks a breeze.
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Stripology Squared includes markings to square up half-square triangles, quarter-square triangles, and blocks in whole and half inch sizes up to 12½”.  And, since the slots are longer to accommodate larger blocks, it is the perfect choice for those of you who wanted a longer version.

An added bonus?  The weight of the ruler stabilizes the block so nothing moves – even when dealing with multiple seams.  And the smaller size is easy to manipulate – and the price point reflects the difference in size.

The Stripology Squared works perfectly when working with pre-cuts such as 10″ squares.  And in typical Gudrun fashion, she has LOTS of support for the ruler.

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All of these patterns look intricate and extremely complex – until you see how simple they are when you piece simple blocks – and sub-cut them in a multitude of ways.  Every pattern is the beginning of a great class – and a great way to demonstrate the ruler.

Gudrun has also designed a fast and easy Cut Loose Press pattern ‘Wingman’, that would be a great gift with purchase of the ruler.

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And the best part???  Everything is in stock and ready to ship!  This would be a perfect choice for a twelve days of Christmas promotion.

Stripology Squared

Gudrun Erla of GE Designs has just released her third book featuring her top selling Stripology ruler – and all I can say is WOW!

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For those of you who are already fans, Stripology Squared features ten patterns that ALL use layer cakes.
In this book, Gudrun really makes this ruler sing.  Learn how to use that 10″ square imprinted on the ruler – and then take it one step further and learn how to use those angles!
With ten different patterns in multiple sizes from crib to queen/king, the hardest part will be choosing which one to make first!
Just look at some of the possibilities:

 

 

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And did I mention that it was in full color and has a special binding so it lays flat??? The Stripology ruler has become a shop staple since it’s release – and should be showcased front and center in YOUR shop!

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These books will be arriving in our warehouse any day so order them today and set up your own display!  Why not create the Trifecta by selling the tool, the book, and the fabric?

Football Frenzy

Hopefully your favorite team made it to the playoffs – and you will be celebrating soon!  If not, there is always next year.  And it is always a good time to support your favorite team with one of Gudrun Erla’s designs.

She has added the letters “M” and “W” to her series.  Make the quilt in your team colors – but be warned!  Everyone will want one so you will have to make more than one!

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This quilt also uses the Creative Grids® Kaleidoscope or Dresden Plate 45 degree ruler.

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All of these patterns come in multiple sizes and use 2 1/2″ strips.  Cut them in a matter of minutes with the Creative Grids® Stripology ruler.

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Why not plan ahead???  Start making that graduation present now!

Strip your Stash with Gudrun Erla

Gudrun’s latest book is due next month and is sure to be a hit so pre-order your copies now!

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Strip your Stash includes 12 projects in several different sizes.  These quilts are all made with strips but the style and variations are so diverse that there is a quilt for everyone.

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Cut those strips with her Stripology ruler from Creative Grids.

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Item #CGRGE1  Retail $54.95

Follow the link to our website and click on the video button to see Gudrun demonstrate how to cut your stash in a fraction of your time.

Gudrun will teach you how to organize your stash so that it is actually usable.  Each project includes yardage requirements for at least two sizes.  Once you’ve cut that stash, she shows you how to combine colors and prints to their best advantage!

Her step by step instructions make every quilt a perfect choice – even for beginners.  Your toughest decision?  Choosing!!!

Learn to Quilt as You Go with Gudrun

Gudrun’s signature clean, crisp and funky look translates perfectly into these quilt-as-you-go projects.  This book features 14 projects that literally can be made in an hour or an afternoon – including the binding!

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The projects include place mats created with strips that can be completed in less than an hour.  Gudrun adds fudge factors to her projects.  In this case, your success is guaranteed because she uses different widths.

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In this project, Gudrun changes directions – and she will show you how to do this successfully as well.

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This summertime favorite looks like a wall sized paper-pieced project until she teaches you the tricks of the trade….

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Or sew the illusion of curves – and yes these are quilted as well – but you’ll have to read the book to figure out how she does it!

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Cutting the strips with her Stripology ruler reduces the cutting time by 75%.  Follow the product link to watch a demo.

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Gudrun will walk you through the entire process so you can save time and money by machine quilting your smaller projects.  Why not learn from the best???

Creative Grids on the Way

Good news!  Two of the new rulers that were released at Market will arrive once again this week,  The response  to these new releases has been nothing short of amazing and we have reordered multiple times to keep up with the demand.

Gudrun Erla of GE Designs created the Stripology ruler to launch a whole new program for shops.  She not only has books and patterns to support it, she also has a shop guide with suggestions for classes.

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The Book:

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The Shop Guide:

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The Patterns:

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Item #GE167  Retail $10.00

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And, a Cut Loose Press pattern for good measure:

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Kathy Brown of Teacher’s Pet released the Strip Smart Mini to rave reviews.  This ruler may be mini – but it is mighty!  Make all of the quilts in her popular Strip Smart books in a smaller size.  But that is just the tip of the iceberg.  When the wheels start turning in the head of this Louisiana gal, you know there is more to come!

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She has a book and CLP pattern to get you started as well…but once you have it in your hot little hands, you will start designing your own versions.  I know I did!

The Book:

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The Cut Loose Press Pattern:

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We got in the second order of Jean Ann Wright’s Curvy Log Cabin last week.

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And, yes, there is plenty of Cut Loose Press pattern support for this ruler as well!

Wiggly Worms

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Fly Away with Me

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Ice Cream Cones

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Rainbow Swirls

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Citrus and Berries

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Sunshine Butterflies

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Package the rulers and companions together for great Christmas presents.  Order them NOW – you know they are selling fast.

Take a Stripology class with Creative Grids and GE Designs

I LOVE this new ruler by Gudrun Erla of GE Designs.  Reduce your cutting time  by 75% with this new Stripology ruler.

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This Creative Grids ruler is made out of a strong, pliable material that doesn’t move or shift while cutting – and has lots of bells and whistles.  Vertical slits are long enough to easily cut through folded fat quarters and folded yardage straight off the bolt.\

The signature CGR gripper strips hold multiple layers of fabric in place with absolutely no slipping when cutting.  The slots are positioned 1/2″ apart with dashed white and black markings between them.  These markings are visible on both light and dark fabrics. LOVE it!

There are also horizontal markings – printed every half inch – alternating in black and white – again, visible on all colors of fabric.  Use these lines to square up the fabric before cutting to guarantee perfect right angles with every cut!

Need to cut those popular 1 1/2″ and 2 1/2″ strips?  Simply cut through all of the slots marked with a square or star on the bottom of the ruler – no math required!  (In addition, Gudrun will show you how to also cut 1/4″ measurements!)

Need to sub-cut 10″ squares?  Position them under the defined white square on the ruler to guarantee square cuts every time.

Use the 45 and 60 ddegree angles to sub cut diamonds and other angled shapes – again watch Gudrun’s video to show you how…

The support for this ruler is simply amazing!  Gudrun has created this Cut Loose Press pattern that offers the perfect opportunity to showcase how to cut strips – and then sub cut them with the ruler.  Waverunner is just darling – and can be pieced in an afternoon!

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If you live in an “I” state – Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, or Iowa – her new pattern , I-Strip will be a huge hit with every sports fan!  Do it in school colors and you won’t be able to keep it in stock!

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Item #GE166  Retail $10.00

“Nina” puts a whole new spin on nine-patches…

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Item #GE167  Retail $10.00

Then there is the book – Stripology – named after the on-going program that Gudrun is creating around this ruler.  She has taken some of her most popular patterns and made them with 1 1/2″ strips.  The patterns include instructions in three different sizes…

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If you forget how to use any of the amazing features on this ruler, scan the QR code and watch a video demonstration.  It’s not every day you get to take the designer home with you!  Everything is in the system so order now!  It will be ready to ship by Quilt Market.  It doesn’t get any better than that!