Remember the name Krista Moser because she is going to be a superstar! This gal has it all, talent, color sense, marketing sense – and the most important of all of the senses – common sense! When a relatively new designer has four patterns in the top 100, I take notice – and you should too!
Krista designed the Creative Grids® newest 60-degree Diamond ruler. This Cut Loose Press™ pattern is so simple, even I could make it. It is all done out of 2-1/2″ strips which makes it easy to market!
Or choose this simple Cut Loose Press™ baby quilt that features the hexie aspect of the tool:
Many of you are already kitting and teaching the Aztec Table Runner which can be made with the 60-degree aspect of the tool as well.
Once you know how to use the ruler, these patterns are a piece of cake. They look like you worked really hard but are actually week-end projects once you know her techniques!
And here is the star of the show – the Creative Grids® 60-degree Diamond Ruler:
Why not start a series of classes, showcasing a different element of the tool each month? Your customers will love you for it!
Krista Moser – the creator of the newest member of the Creative Grids family – is one talented lady! This sixty degree diamond tool has triple the punch – cut hexies, sixty degree triangles AND diamonds up to 16 1/2″. Now that is a lot of bang for your buck!
These two Cut Loose Press patterns are darling and showcase the different features of the tool. Hexie Hot Air Baloons is made out of hexies and trapezoids. Woven Jewelbox is so simple since it is created entirely from 2 1/2″ strips.
Look at the diversity and design possibilities Krista has created.
I already made the Jewelbox ..it is so much fun I can’t wait to start another one. How to choose???
Annie Unrein creates the perfect bags so when we wanted to develop a storage system for Creative Grids® rulers, she was our first call. The prototype was the hit at Market – and in January you will see why!
In Annie’s words: Store and carry rulers, an 18″ x 24″ mat, rotary cutters, and more in the handy padded organizers. Organizers in two sizes may be hung on the back of a door or folded and wrapped to carry to classes. Straps secure the flap and an adjustable, detachable padded carrying strap make the organizer easy to transport.
Opened, the storage unit can be hung on the back of a door in your sewing room. When going to classes, simply fold it up and take it with you. We filled it with 17 rulers with lots of room to spare!
I love the thought that went into this design! It is 72″ long so it holds a multitude of rulers AND uses a 2 yard cut of Soft and Stable, which is available as a pre-cut. The bag is 27″ wide so it will hold those 24-1/2″ rulers AND one package of 54″ mesh can be cut in half and used for all of the pockets No waste! The bag requires two yards of fabric for the outside and two yards for the lining. Why not teach a machine quilting class so they can learn another technique?
Angela Walters has developed a series of machine quilting templates with Creative Grids®. You talk about a marriage made in heaven! Angela’s genius with our signature grip! These templates are 1/4″ thick acrylic so they work well on a standard sewing machine as well as a longarm. They were specifically designed to fit in the palm of your hand so they are easy to manipulate on either machine.
Without further ado, meet Shorty, Slim, Archie, and Squiggy:
The black and white markings show up on dark and light fabrics. And the printed grid lines make spacing quilt lines a breeze. The video instructions include potential quilting designs that can be created with each tool. The video can be accessed by scanning the QR code on the back of the package, visit www.checkerdist.com, or www.creativegridsusa.com. But we all know that Angela really shines when she is in front of the camera so she will be releasing more videos very soon. We will keep you posted!
We have had many requests for an 18 1/2 inch version of our most popular workhorse – the 8 1/2 x 24 1/2 inch ruler. You asked, we listened – and it is IN STOCK now!
This ruler has all of the great features of the original:
It is the perfect size to span the most popular size of rotary cutting mats. And, since it is 25% smaller than the original 24-1/2″ version, it is easier to manipulate. The wide width makes it the perfect choice to square up corners and borders.
It features easy-to-read black and white markings printed in 1″ grids marked in 1/8″ and 1/4″ increments. Use the black numbers (printed on white dots) and the 1/4″ grip sides to cut whole inches, while the white numbers (printed on black dots) and the 1/2″ grip sides add the 1/2″ seam allowance.
The ruler slides easily over the fabric until pressure is applied. Then, our exclusive gripper holds the fabric in place while cutting, eliminating slipping and miss-cuts!
Use the white 45º angle to trim half-square triangles in whole inch increments. Use the black 45º angle to trim half-square triangles in half inch increments. An additional black 45º line is placed so that two angles cross 1/4″ away from the outside edge. Use these markings to square up flying geese units; squares set on point or mark cross-hatching. The ruler also features a 30º- 60º angle.
White horizontal and vertical lines are printed on the rectangle so the center of the ruler is easily distinguishable. Use these lines to fussy cut stripes and borders.
I didn’t want to leave anything out so the above is the description exactly how it appears on the website. This is a perfect opportunity to introduce this ruler and reiterate the great features of the entire line!
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.
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! Item #CGRJAWMN4 Retail $12.95
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! Item #JAWBK01 $17.99s
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. Item #CLPJAW042
Diamond in the Logs by Debby Kratovil features the four inch version. Item #CLPDKR015
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! Item #DH1601 Retail $14.00
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!
This one is short and sweet! Bottom line – this is the best light for the price that I have seen in a long time! Item #SBPLEDL Retail $14.99
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!