Designing quilts with sixty-degree angles just got a WHOLE lot easier with the introduction of Sheila Christensen’s Creative Grids® Half Sixty 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!
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!
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 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
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.
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???
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.
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!
Now all you have to do is choose your size: 12 x 18; 18 x 24, or 24 x 36 inches.
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….
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!
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?
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?
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!
Cross My Heart also gives two size options:
And then there is my favorite – Have a Heart:
Four of Hearts could be the perfect gift for that family of four!
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.