Meet the newest addition to the Creative Grids® left-handed line! This 4-1/2 inch square features a mirror image of the markings that are on the original version. Left-handers no longer have to read upside down!
This beauty joins the other left-handed squares:
The 6 1/2″ square:
And the 12 1/2″ square:
Along with the two rectangles:
The 6 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangle:
And the 6 1/2″ x 24 1/2″:
Why not order a set and display them with the original versions so your customers can experience the difference? Make sure you have order forms on hand because they will want them all!
Designed by Quilters Inspiration! There is a little bit of Irish in all of us so why not celebrate it? The leaves of these tumbling shamrocks are cut from a variety of 2-1/2in strips. The variety of prints adds depth and texture to the design by creating another design element. Adjust the size accordingly to make it fit your table or gift it to your favorite bloke as a throw! Either way, it will be treasured! The individual leaves are trimmed to 4 1/2″ and the entire shamrock are trimmed to 8 1/2″ so the Creative Grids® CGR4 and/or CGR8 are recommended.
Sunflowers Ala Lulu is a great introduction to a more artistic approach to quilting. This raw-edge appliqué project features layered squares to create the petals of the sunflowers. Add some leaves and bias tape stems and you can have this done in an afternoon! The Creative Grids® CGR9 is recommended.
Welcome the newest Cut Loose Press™ designer, Beth Weigt! She teaches classes and wanted a simple pattern with larger pieces that would showcase the Creative Grids® Kitty Corner Tool (CGRDH5). Happy Kitty’s Table Topper features twelve-inch blocks, and since there are only four of them, it truly can be finished in an afternoon.
The Kitty Cornered Blocks are combined with a center square and rectangles like a nine-patch. Then they are separated by sashings and a corner-post which create a secondary center design. Choose three coordinating fabrics and begin!
Cut Loose Press™ patterns are always in stock so place your orders now!
The “weight” is over! Everything is now in stock. The Creative Grids® 45mm rotary cutter is designed with you in mind. The sleek red metal body adds weight to the cutter so less pressure is required when cutting fabric. The cushioned, comfort grip is designed to fit your hand, reducing slips and muscle fatigue.
When the button is in the center, the guard fully protects the blade when not in use. Move the button a quarter circle to the left or right to expose the blade for right and left handed users. The exposed blade is specifically designed to extend beyond the guard to work with the Creative Grids® slotted rulers.
To replace the blade, simply pull down on the tab to release it and add a new blade – a one step process.
The Creative Grids® 45mm rotary cutter comes in a protective zippered case that includes plenty of room to store additional blades and notions. Watch the videoto view all of the features of the tool!
The case is also available separately.
The blades come in packages of 2 and 5.
Why not have one open at your cutting counter so your customers can try it and feel the difference???
The pineapple popout series showcases a new technique. The center pineapple block is made with the Creative Grids® Mini Pineapple Trim Tool (#CGRJAW3MINI) with rounds that finish at ½-inch. Additional rounds are added and trimmed with the Creative Grids® Pineapple Trim Tool (#CGRJAW3) to create 1-inch finished rounds. Click here to see a video showing this technique.
In this table runner from Cut Loose Press™, (Pineapple Popout #CLPJAW085) the colors are reversed in alternate blocks to enhance the dimensional effect. Since the corners of the block are pieced from the same fabric as the borders, the pineapples seem to float across the table. Since each round is trimmed after cutting, sewing and pressing, the results are perfect every time.
In this quilt from Cut Loose Press™, (Pineapple Popout Spice #CLPJAW079) the colors are reversed in each set of coordinated prints to enhance the dimensional effect. The scrappy border and binding add a modern feel to this stunning quilt. And since each round is trimmed after cutting, sewing and pressing, the results are perfect every time.
In this tote from Cut Loose Press (Pineapple Popout Totte #CLPJAW086), the colors are reversed in alternate blocks to enhance the dimensional effect. One block is bound and added as a pocket on one side. The fabrics and handle are reversed on the other side. Since each round is trimmed after cutting, sewing and pressing, the results are perfect every time.
Tip: Eliminate the math by cutting the strips using the line down the center of any of the Creative Grids® 2-1/2-inch wide rectangles. This white line is at the 1-1/4-inch mark, the width of the strips needed to make the mini-block. Use the line down the center of any of the Creative Grids® 3-1/2 inch wide rectangles to cut the strips for the outer rounds.
Designed by machine quilting teacher and author, Angela Walters, Smiley is sure to put a grin on your face! Quilting arc shapes don’t have to be tricky or difficult. Smiley’s handy needle stops on both sides means that you get a perfectly pointed arc each time. Smiley includes two differently sized arcs for even more versatility. To learn more, view this video demonstration.
Click on this link to view the instructions she talks about in the video.
Dot is like getting two rulers in one, making it an all-around functional tool. Quilt along the outside to create straight lines in different angles, or quilt along the inside to create beautiful curvy, pointy shapes. To learn more, view this video demonstration.
Click on this link to view the instructions she mentions in the video.
This Machine Quilting Tool is pretty as a flower! Petunia is the perfect tool for creating curvy flower shapes, perfect circles, and more. You can quilt along the outside edge to create stunning floral shapes or quilt along the inside edge for beautiful circles and arcs. You can even combine the two to create even more designs for your quilt top! To learn more, view this video demonstration.
To view the instruction sheets she mentioned, click on this link
Creative Grids® has joined forces with The Gypsy Quilter® to make it even easier to mass-produce one of their all-time favorite products, the bowl cozies. This nested set includes both sizes of bowls. The small bowl cozy template works with the precut bowl cozy batting (TGQ036), and the other template with the large (TGQ103). If you prefer to cut your own batting, we recommend The Gypsy Quilter® cotton batting (TGQHECB12 or TGQHECB18) which is microwave safe.
Just two squares of batting and two squares of fabric make one cozy. Simply fold the fabric in quarters and rotary cut around the template. It doesn’t get any easier than that! A complete set of instructions is included with the templates.
A visual learner? Scan the QR code on each template to watch a video demonstration or click this link to view it now: Video tutorial
Note: Since the finished product is intended to be used in a microwave, you MUST use 100% cotton thread, batting and non-metallic fabric.
This 100% cotton batting is great for other projects as well. Tired of leftover batting scraps when working on smaller projects? This 100% cotton batting is designed just for you! It is the perfect choice for quilt-as-you-go projects, placemats and table runners. There are 10 yards on a roll, so you can complete multiple projects with just one roll. Since it is needle punched, it can be quilted a maximum of eight inches between quilting lines. Weighing 4-oz. per square yard, it has just enough body to add dimension to your project. This batting is microwave-safe in 2-minute increments, up to 6 minutes, when you use 100% cotton thread and fabric.
The large bowl cozy required an 18-inch width.
This Color-Blocked Bowl Cozy from Cut Loose Press™ is created with the Gypsy Quilter® Large Bowl Cozy Pre-Cut Batting which is microwave safe. All you need is 1/3-yard of two coordinating fabrics and a few hours of your time. Both sides of the cozy are cut from an over-sized quarter-square triangle block, the perfect choice to accent the quarters of the bowl.
The pattern is written for one cozy, but since the pre-cuts include enough batting to make four, you may want to make them all for gifts! To make all four, you need just 1 yard of two coordinating fabrics. Invite friends or teach a class. They will love going home with a finished project.
Or buy the batting that is already cut.
With wedding season starting, these would be great shower gifts!
Krista is one of my favorite people! If you ever get a chance to take a class from her, DO. Her latest pattern, Summer Succulents is a beginner friendly pattern that is available in two sizes.
In her words: Pick your favorite soothing palette of natural colors, or go for a cheerful bright bundle to make this fun and simple pattern. Summer Succulents is entirely strip pieced, then set into sashing, making it easy enough for the confident beginner or for a quick weekend retreat project. No fussy piecing techniques or Y seams involved. If you’re just getting into quilting, this would be a good next step on your new quilting journey. This pattern includes step-by-step instructions with beautiful illustrations through every stage to make your rotary cutting, piecing, and assembly a breeze.
This pattern showcases her Creative Grids® 60 Degree Diamond Ruler.
This pattern is due to arrive at the beginning of next month, just in time for summer!
Deb Heatherly has not only designed some of my favorite Creative Grids® Tools, she also uses them to design stunning quilts! Cat’egorical is the perfect quilt to showcase the Creative Grids Kitty Cornered Tool. Don’t you love the way the block design is repeated on the border.
Quasar and Quasar Plus utilize those 45-degree angles that are printed on all of the Creative Grids® rectangles. Both are jelly roll friendly. Quasar finishes to 50″ square. Quasar Plus includes two different sizes – a table topper and a large throw.
The Creative Grids® CGR612 is suggested for construction and the CGR15 is great for squaring up the sections of the quilt.
The patterns are due to arrive early next month so place your orders now!
Welcome Spring with Meadow the meadowlark. It is all about fabric placement. Meadow from Cut Loose Press™ combines courthouse steps log cabin blocks in a variety of colorways to create this stunning quilt. A few of the blocks are modified by adding triangles and even a prairie-point to enhance the design. The eye is created by starting with a half-square triangle for the center square. Simply genius!
Since each round of logs is trimmed before the next round is added, perfection is guaranteed.
We all have an angel in our life and maybe Gracie can be yours! It is all about fabric placement. Gracie combines two different sizes of courthouse steps log cabin blocks, 4 and 8-inch, both sizes created with the Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tool Duo. But you may want the smaller size as well since it is easier to manipulate when trimming the smaller size.
Tip: Eliminate the math by cutting the strips using the line down the center of any of the Creative Grids 2-1/2 inch wide rectangles. This white line is at the 1-1/4 inch mark, the width of the strips needed to make this block.
Warning – these are like putting together jigsaw puzzles. Once you make one, you won’t be able to stop! Check out all of Lisa DeBord’s patterns in this series to see the complete collection.
It is all about fabric placement. Lovey combines five different color combinations of a courthouse steps block to spell out LOVE. Since each round of logs is trimmed before the next round is added, perfection is guaranteed. Why not spread some love this year?
American Sweetheart from Cut Loose Press™ combines traditional log cabins with courthouse steps blocks made with the Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tool for 4-inch finished blocks. This 40-inch square quilt is the perfect centerpiece for all the patriotic holidays, but wouldn’t it be a darling baby quilt or Valentine gift as well? Depending on the colors, a name could be embroidered on the center of the heart. Now THAT is an awe factor!
This table runner from Cut Loose Press™ includes everything a girl loves – diamonds, chocolate, and romance! Why not embroider the names of the ones you love on the hearts to add that awe factor
I Love America definitely has a patriotic feel but that big heart screams Valentine’s Day or weddings! It is the perfect door decoration and goes together quickly since it is made with the Creative Grids® Log Cabin and Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tools for 8-inch finished blocks.
Yes, this is the perfect Valentine decoration but why not make it in the wedding colors for a bridal shower? The wedding party can sign the hearts and the guests can sign around them. What a great memory of the day! Crazy Hearts is made with the Creative Grids® Spiderweb Tool.