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.
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″.
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.
The book and patterns are due to arrive soon so place your orders now!
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!
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!
The pattern is due to arrive next month and would be the perfect basis for a class!
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.
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.
These patterns are due to arrive later this month so place your orders now.
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!
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.
Gudrun recommends the Creative Grids® Stripology XL and the Stripology Squared:
Trimming the points of triangles before piecing ensures accuracy. Her Point Trimmers work for 30, 45, 60 and 90 degree angles.
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!
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!
This 12-1/2 x 18-1/2-inch rectangle ruler is the junior version of CGR1224 which is the largest rectangle on the market. This ruler is the perfect choice for those quilters working in smaller spaces but still like to do Home Dec projects, trim quilts, mark cross-hatching, and cut borders up to 12-1/2 inches wide.
Highlights: • The black and white markings are easy to read. • The 1-inch grid lines are marked in 1/8 and 1/4 inch increments. • Use the easy-to-read, black numbers printed on white dots and the 1/4 inch grip sides to cut whole inches. • Use the patented Turn-A-Round feature to cut 1/2 inch increments. Just follow the white numbers printed on black circles and 1/2 inch grip side. • The 1/4 inch dashed lines printed on two adjoining sides aid in trimming seam allowances. • The ruler also features 30, 45, 60, and 120 degree angles – that run in opposing directions.. • White horizontal and vertical lines are printed on the rectangle so the center of the ruler is easily distinguishable as well. Use these lines to fussy cut stripes and borders. • The ruler slides easily over the fabric until pressure is applied. Then, our exclusive grip holds the fabric in place while cutting, eliminating slipping and miss-cuts. • Scan the QR Code printed on the ruler to view a tutorial of these features.
And, if you haven’t ordered it yet, here is the “senior”:
These rulers are in stock now, so place your orders!
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.