BladeSavers Now in Six Colors


This is just brilliant! In their own words:

Don’t discard old rotary blades, use them in the BladeSaver Thread Cutter! Product Features: Give your used 45mm rotary blades extended life by using them in the BladeSaver Thread Cutter and make cutting your chain pieced fabric projects fast and easy.

BladeSaver Thread Cutter Lilac

Each BladeSaver comes with a magnetic case to keep your thread cutter safe when not in use or when taking it to class. The BladeSaver case doubles as the blade stand to hold your thread cutter securely in place during use.
Purchase includes:
-3D printed BladeSaver case with magnets installed
-3D Printed parts for the BladeSaver blade cover
-Nut/bolt needed to assemble the 45mm rotary blade into the blade cover (please note, color of hardware will vary between silver, gold and black based upon availability).
-Printed assembly instructions

BladeSaver Thread Cutter Lilac
BladeSaver Thread Cutter Lilac

Now there are a total of six color options:

BladeSaver Thread Cutter Fuchsia
BladeSaver Thread Cutter Blue
BladeSaver Thread Cutter Pink
BladeSaver Thread Cutter Rose
BladeSaver Thread Cutter Yellow

Depending on the color, these are expected to arrive this month and next so place your orders now!

The Ultimate Thread Tamer

Wonderfil has created the perfect thread stand. This lightweight and portable all-in-one thread stand is designed to create vertical drawing, eliminating tension changes and preventing slippery thread from unreeling, which happens when thread is drawn horizontally.

Thread Tamer All-in-One Thread Stand

The stand also comes with a detachable perpendicular drawing feature ideal for small sized spools. The Thread Tamer is able to fit any sized spool of thread and is capable of holding up to three spools in place for couching and cording so as to prevent any undesired tangling. Keep this handy little stand beside your machine to make sewing a breeze!

Thread Tamer All-in-One Thread Stand

We all know that thread is cheaper when you buy the big spools – now we can save money AND eliminate tension issues! These are due to arrive this month so place your orders now!

The Big Easy from Creative Grids

The Big Easy (CGR1224) is a whopping 12-1/2 x 24-1/2 inches – almost twice the size of our most popular 6-1/2 x 24-1/2 inch (CGR24) and the 12-1/2″ square (CGR12).

Creative Grids Quilt Ruler 12-1/2in x 24-1/2in

It has all of the markings you love plus some additional angles – which are perfect for marking cross-hatching, mitering corners on borders, etc.

The added width is also perfect for cutting borders, curtains, and other home dec projects. Personally, I bought the ruler to trim quilts after machine quilting. I like to trim parallel to an inside border so everything is square. The size of this tool means I can accurately square up corners as well as the borders.

The Gypsy Gripper from The Gypsy Quilter is the perfect companion for this tool. This suction-cupped handle attaches to the ruler so you can comfortably move and position the ruler without straining your hands.

The Original Gypsy Quilter Gypsy Gripper

Both products are in stock now so place your orders at www.checkerdist.com.

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Geese in the Cabin

Meet Cut Loose Press™ Plus. This pattern has six full pages – when a pattern is just too good to fit on one page – even if it is front and back!

This Cut Loose Press™ Plus pattern features a technique for making Geese in the Cabin blocks from the log cabin blocks created with the Creative Grids® 10-inch Log Cabin Trim Tool Duo by Jean Ann Wright (CGRJAW10).

Geese In The Cabin Cut Loose Press Plus

We have even filmed a video showing how easy it is to transform a Courthouse Block style log cabin created with the Creative Grids® 10-Inch Log Cabin Trim Tool Duo into an entirely new block. AND, you are welcome to share the video!

Once you have created the blocks, twist and turn them in a multitude of ways to create your own masterpiece. The pattern includes suggestions but there are many more possibilities.

Geese In The Cabin Cut Loose Press Plus

Since all 36 blocks are exactly the same – and the magic happens when you twist and turn them – the yardage requirements are the same for every version!

The ruler and patterns are in stock so order them now and let your customers know. We have already gotten requests from consumers who want to know where to buy!


Bird Brain Designs Gnomes and more…

Robin Kingsley of Bird Brain Designs has the most whimsical personality that shines through everything she creates. Her latest pattern: A friendly little Gnome dressed in Red standing in front of his front door to Welcome ALL who enter any time of the year!

Welcome Gnome

And Gnomes in Love for Valentine’s Day or just because Gnomes are sew sweet.

Gnomes in Love

Delicate flowers stitched in Heart shapes make these designs perfect for “Everyday Valentines”!  RedWork flowers plus the embroidered mottos are a wonderful gift handmade with love. Enjoy the creating and the giving!

Remember Me

These three patterns are available in machine embroidery versions as well.

Applique Holly Leaves in 2 shades of Olive wool with rich red Berries placed around a slim Gold Oval on your Pin Cushion. What a beautiful gift for the sewer in your life! It might even be for you….

Holiday Holly Pin Cushion

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

New from Crabapple Hill

Hand embroidery and English Paper-Piecing are the perfect marriage – handwork at its best! Now Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill has designed two projects around these two favorites!

The Mystery of Enchanted Hollow is a 9 month Block of the Month series. It start off with the pattern for your first stitchery, directions for English Paper Piecing the stitchery “frames”, and instructions for a pieced mystery block or 2. The quilt assembly pattern will be included with the final stitched block, when the mystery will be solved! The quilt measures 64 1/2″ x 76 1/2″.

The Mystery of Enchanted Hollow 1 Black Cat


Then there is Winter Garden…in Meg’s words….

There’s nothing as full of hope for the future than a garden waiting beneath the snow. It’s time for seed catalogs and pages full of plans for Spring! This contains a tiny bit of colored pencil tinting, dainty little embroideries, some English Paper Piecing, and a bit of easy piecing. You’ll have so much fun stitching the fir boughs!

Winter Garden

The detail of the embroidery and the soft colors in the English Paper-Pieced frames are so stunning, I had to show you a sample that highlights the details.

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And then there is Daffodil Parade – her newest installment in the Vintage Truck pattern series. March’s flower is the daffodil. This 15-1/2” x 30-1/2” wallhanging doesn’t only have daffodils on the embroidered design… the pieced star blocks look like daffodils too!

Daffodil Parade

All of these patterns are due to arrive this month so place your orders now!


Diamond Dotz

These painting kits by Camelot Fabrics include everything you need to create your own work of art. This is a new experience for me so I have already pre-ordered three to do with my grandchildren!

The Child Dotz Box 11in x 11in

Each kit contains:
– 1 piece of high-quality color printed fabric
– DIAMOND DOTZ® pre-sorted by shade
– 1 piece each DIAMOND DOTZ® Craft Tray, Stylus, Soft Grip & Wax

There are 65 different designs to choose from. Here are some of the most popular:

Spiderman Dotz Box 11in x 11in

Daffy Duck Diamond Painting Kit 12.6in x 12.6in
Hogwarts Crest Diamond Painting Kit 20.4in x 27.5in
Boy and Girl Gazing at the Moon Diamond Painting Kit 20.5in x 26.4in

Visit our website to see the entire collection. They are due to arrive at the end of March so order them now!

Tabletastic 2

This follow up to the best selling Tabletastic by Doug Leko won’t be released until May so I can’t share too much. But I know many of you have developed a table runner of the month class based on the original book – and wanted to let you know that you can continue those classes with projects from the sequel!

Tabletastic 2!

The book features 20 new Table Runners and Toppers patterns. Most are designed around pre-cuts so they are easy to kit as well. The book is full color and 100 pages! It comes with a metal spiral binding, so it will lay nice and flat while you use it.

If you missed the original, order it now!

Tabletastic
Tabletastic

The original is in stock now. The new edition will be available in May!

The Gnomes Have It!

Gnomes are not just for Christmas any more! JoAnn Hoffman has created a gorgeous new bench pillow and/or table runner pattern – Gnome is where you park it. Don’t you just love the name???

And look at that detail! Don’t you want to join them around that fire?

This is the second in a series. The first – Gnome for the Holidays – was so successful that JoAnn couldn’t resist expanding on their adventures!

The newest pattern is due to arrive next month – as well as additional inventory on the original – so order yours now! What a great machine applique class!

The New Cutting Gizmo

The new and improved Gyspy Quilter® Chain-PIece Thread Cutting Gizmo is now in stock! The new look incorporates replacement blades in the base.

Chain Piece Thread Cutting Gizmo


I can’t improve on the product description so here you go:

Reduce thread cutting time with the Gypsy Quilter® Chain-Piece Cutting Gizmo. It is the extra hand you need to help separate chain-pieced units when quilting. To safely cut the threads between the chain-pieced units, simply hold the fabric pieces with both hands and slip the thread into the slot on the top of the Chain-Piece Cutting Gizmo. The embedded razor blade cuts the thread quickly, easily, and safely. The non-slip bottom ensures that it will stay in place when in use. Five replacement blades and the magnetic tool needed for blade changes are stored in the base. See a video here //youtu.be/-_KRaIj3kqc