Prepping for Valentine’s and St. Paddy’s Day

Yes, this is the perfect Valentine decoration but why not make it in 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 #CLPKAL011 from Cut Loose Press by Karla Alexander.

Crazy Hearts
Crazy Hearts

Don’t you love the name? In Crazy Love #CLPKAL014 from Cut Loose Press the angles doesn’t matter. The sashing strips can be adjusted by trimming them after the letters are pieced so they are all the same height.

What a great shower or wedding gift. At 18 x 53 inches it would make a statement hanging above a bed!

Crazy Love
Creative Grids Spider Web Quilt Ruler


It is all about fabric placement. Lovey #CLPDLB018 by Lisa DeBord 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?

Lovey
Creative Grids 4in Log Cabin Trim Tool Quilt Ruler

There is a little bit of Irish in all of us so why not celebrate it? The leaves of these Tumbling Shamrocks #CLPQIN001 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!

Tumbling Shamrocks

Cut Loose Press® patterns are a Checker Exclusive and printed on demand so they are always in stock and available for your next kit or class.

New Sizes of Creative Grids® Rotary Cutting Mats

You asked and we listened. This Spring, Creative Grids® will add a rotating and a studio size cutting mat to their product line.

The Creative Grids® rotary cutting studio mat is self-healing and double-sided. This mat is a great choice as a table mat inside your quilt shop or studio. Our 5 layer cutting mat gives you two cutting surfaces and two separate layers of self-healing material. The second side is printed just like the first, doubling your cutting area. Both sides feature 1 inch grid with 1/8 inch markings. Work from either side of this studio sized mat. One set of numbers run across the 58 inch side and up the 28 inch side on the left just like our smaller rotary cutting mats. If you want to work from the other side of the table, the numbers on that side will be right side up doubling your cutting options. Numbers are printed inside of the grid area, giving you more grid to work with. 1/8, 1/4, 1/3, 3/8, and 1/2 yard cuts all the way up to 1-1/2 yards are marked for easy reference from both sides. 45 and 60 degree diagonal lines are included and start at zero in opposite corners. .

The Creative Grids® rotating cutting mat makes squaring up blocks up to 14 inches easy and efficient. Rotating mat is self-healing, and rotates a full 360º. Marked with a 1 inch grid that includes 1/8 inch markings along with 45 and 60 degree angled lines. White horizontal and vertical lines cross in the center of the rotating mat making it easy to trim embroidered blocks to size. Numbers are printed facing the outside of the rotating mat on all four sides with matching numbers across the mat. No matter which side you’re working from, you’ll always have a set of numbers to read that are right side up. Non-slip base gives you a stable cutting surface and is light-weight for taking along to retreats. This rotating mat is perfect for working with any of our Creative Grids® Trim Tools and Rulers. Simply trim, rotate the mat, and trim again.

Place your orders now!

Creative Grids® Rotary Cutter and New Multi-Pack Blades

The “weight” is over! The Creative Grids® cutters are back in stock just in time for holiday gift giving.

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.

The easy-to-toggle button allows you to move the blade guard for both right and left handed cutting. Push the button in before moving to the L for left handed cutting, or to the R for right handed cutting. Push the button in again to move it back to the center to fully protect the blade when not in use. The button will click into place in all three locations providing safe cutting and storage every time. The exposed blade is specifically designed to extend beyond the guard to work with the Creative Grids® slotted rulers.

Creative Grids 45mm Rotary Cutter with EVA Case

A new addition to the line are these multi-packs of quality replacement blades. They fit our cutter as well as most brands on the market.

Creative Grids 45mm Replacement Rotary Blade 10pk
Creative Grids 45mm Replacement Rotary Blade 30pk
Creative Grids 45mm Replacement Rotary Blade 50pk

At these prices, they are the perfect stocking stuffer and are due to arrive the beginning of December. Why not offer them individually at the beginning of classes and eliminate that dull blade frustration? Place your orders now.

Bringing on the Glitz


Give your Christmas decor the wow factor with this contemporary tree skirt from The Quilted Life and Krista Moser that will complement today’s chic decor. Gilded Christmas Tree Skirt gives mid-century a nod with its dynamic use of simple shapes and bold stripes.

Gilded Christmas Tree Skirt

Make this tree skirt in punchy gold black and white or make a traditional, even whimsical style with red and green polka dots. This tree skirt utilizes strip piecing and simple construction techniques with no fussy Y-seams or difficult piecing. Your Christmas tree will dazzle in its new skirt!

Gilded Christmas Tree Skirt

This pattern requires Krista’s Creative Grids® 60 degree Diamond Ruler.

This pattern is due to arrive early next month so you can have it done in time for the holidays!

New from Creative Grids®

The 10-inch Wonky Log Cabin Trim Tool #CGRJAW13 puts a fun twist on a traditional block. This one is designed to work with 2-1/2 inch strips for both the logs and center squares making it precut friendly.

After adding each round of logs, place the appropriate centering square on the ruler over the center square of the block and trim. Since each round is trimmed before adding the next one, your final trim squares up the block making it ready to be used in your project.

Jean Ann has designed five different Cut Loose Press™ projects using her latest tool.

Sweet Sixteen showcases the crazy quilt effect created with her Wonky Log Cabin Trim Tool. Use a 40 pack of pre-cut 2-1/2-inch strips with lots of fabric options to enhance the scrappy look. Or, use scraps you have on hand for a true stash buster.

Sweet Sixteen

Going My Way uses fabrics to color the blocks with a light and dark side. Twisting and turning the blocks creates the arrows in the finished quilt.

Going My Way

Bubbles Baubles and Balloons uses the same light and dark coloring of the block, but by twisting and turning the blocks, the circular pattern comes to life.

Bubbles Baubles & Balloons


This pattern incorporates just 4 blocks into this table runner. Just (1–3) 2-1/2-inch strips of 6 different colors are all you need to create the blocks so it is a great stash buster. Or make every log a different fabric for a more scrappy look.

Garden Table Runner

Two Wonky Totes includes instructions to make this tote two different ways. The mesh version features a top facing, the top of the fabric version is bound. Both versions feature a jaunty pocket made with the Creative Grids® Wonky Log Cabin Trim Tool. French seams complete the professional look and is a great technique to teach in a class.

Two Wonky Totes

Everything is in stock so place your orders now!

New from Deb Heatherly

This book contains 11 projects that are perfect to use throughout the year. Each project is shown in Christmas fabric as well as an alternate colorway to give you plenty of ideas.

Quilted Occasions

The patterns include a fun wall hanging, an octagonal tree skirt that can also be a table topper, 2 quilts that are quick, easy, and strip friendly, 1 quilt perfect for fussy cuts, a large Christmas tree whose ornaments could use photo transfers of grandchildren, or fussy cuts of a favorite football team, and so much more. This book is definitely not just for Christmas.

Just look at some of the treasures inside:

Many of these patterns showcase the Creative Grids® tools designed by Deb Heatherly including the Kitty Cornered Tool (CGRDH5); the Cat’s Cradle Tool (CGRDH1); The Ultimate Flying Geese (CGRDH4); and the Strippy Star (CGRDH2).


Her Happy Together pattern from Deb’s Cats N Quilts is a great scrap buster but is also FQ friendly. This pattern uses the Creative Grids® Cat’s Cradle XL item (CGRDH1XL). Pattern includes 3 sizes: Topper 40″ x 40″, Full 72″ x 82″, and queen 92″ x 92″.

Happy Together
Creative Grids Cats Cradle Ruler XL

Flower Power uses 2-1/2″ strips and the Creative Grids® Round Up Tool (CGRATK1) to make this fun quilt that finishes 66″ x 83″. The 2-1/2″ strips make the petals and the pieced border. Add fabric for the background, setting triangles, and border and let the fun begin! Technique used: Fusible appliqué.

Flower Power
Creative Grids Round Up Tool and Quilting Ruler

The book and patterns are due to arrive soon so place your orders now!

New from Cut Loose Press!

Welcome our newest designer, Cheri Beatty! Her first submission is the perfect beginner class or project! Every inch of the fabric is used in this quilt. Grab forty-two 10-inch squares and you are ready to go. Kitting not required!

The name of the quilt says it all, Barcode Quilt. This is the perfect name for a quilt with a modern look that can truly be completed in an afternoon. Cheri recommends the Creative Grids® 6 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ Rectangle (CGR612) but any 6 1/2″ wide ruler in the line will make cutting a breeze.

Deb Heatherly submitted this gem! Gracie’s Star (CLPDHE047) is the perfect choice for a beginning quilter or anyone who wants to make a stunning quilt with a lot of impact. It makes a great Quilts of Valor, just adjust the borders as needed. An assortment of squares and half-square triangles never looked so good!

Deb recommends the Creative Grids® 5 1/2″ Square (CGR5) for this one since it is the perfect tool to trim those half-square triangles. Everything is in stock so you have time to get a sample done for your Fall class offerings!

The Sweetest Baby Quilt


Krista Moser of The Quilted Life is the queen of the 60 degree angle. I am always amazed at the creative ways she incorporates these angles into her designs.

In her words: Playful and fun! Tully The Turtle has a big personality for a little quilt. This baby-sized quilt is simple to make using the Large Creative Grids® 60-Degree Diamond Ruler. Gain confidence in piecing with angles (no Y seams) and fabric selection. The pieces are large and uncomplicated letting the fabric do the talking. Choose vibrant tropical colors or something soft and subtle for a beachy vibe, the possibilities are endless!

Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond Ruler

The pattern is due to arrive next month and would be the perfect basis for a class!

New from Dragonfly Fiberart

Tree of Stars is a stunning two color quilt. This lap top quilt uses two of the most popular Creative Grids® rulers to make the star centers and star points. The blocks are then positioned to give the illusion of a tree. Imagine this beautiful quilt in a dark blue background with white stars or a light background and pastel stars in your favorite colors! No matter what colors you choose, this lovely quilt will be a standout in any home! This lap sized quilt is easy to construct with few matching seams! The pattern includes a bonus table runner.

Tree of Stars
Creative Grids Square on Square Trim Tool - 4in or 8in Finished
Creative Grids Ultimate Flying Geese Tool

Peppermint Twirl is a fun holiday pattern reminiscent of fireside cuddles with hot cocoa, peppermint candy and holiday cheer! Perfect lap top quilt from yardage uses easy blocks to create peppermint candies for your holiday vibe! Change the background to a bright or dark fabric for a totally different lookd. This quilt is easy to construct with just two different blocks: simple four patches and pinwheels.

Peppermint Twirl

These patterns are due to arrive later this month so place your orders now.

Stripology Mixology 3 Last Call

This is the third book in the Stripology Mixology Series by GE Designs and is called Stripology Mixology 3 Last Call. The book is 96 pages, full color and illustrates 14 quilts using the Creative Grids® Stripology rulers but instructions for using regular rulers are also included. If you are a member of Gudrun’s Crew on Facebook, you have been lucky enough to see a sneak peak of some of the patterns within. If you aren’t part of her crew, now is the time to join!

Stripology Mixology 3 Book

The quilts all use the popular precuts (5″ and 10″ squares, 2-1/2″ and 1-1/2″ strips) and the patterns are written for multiple sizes ranging from Crib size to King Size. There is a special chapter in the book on using 1/2 yard bundles to make two quilts from the book which is a great and easy way for stores to make kits for multiple quilts. There are also 12 unique and delicious cocktail recipes included in this book.

Stripology Mixology 3 Book

Gudrun recommends the Creative Grids® Stripology XL and the Stripology Squared:

Creative Grids Stripology XL Ruler
Creative Grids Stripology Squared Quilt Ruler

Trimming the points of triangles before piecing ensures accuracy. Her Point Trimmers work for 30, 45, 60 and 90 degree angles.

GEasy Point Trimmers

The G-Easy stickers from GE Designs are reusable and can be used to mark the slots on your rulers before cutting. Measure twice, cut once has never been easier!

GEasy Ruler Stickers

You all know I am a big fan of Gudrun’s, and can honestly say that this is her best work yet! The books are due to arrive the end of August so place your orders now!