Meet Taj, Chevy, and Elvira from Angela Walters and Creative Grids®

Let’s keep this simple and let Angela tell you about her latest machine quilting templates in her own words: Inspired by the dome of the Taj Mahal, Taj is perfect for quilting curvy, pointed arcs on your quilts. This versatile tool can be used in all areas of your quilt, including borders, blocks, and backgrounds.

This tool does double duty! Quilt along the outside to create:

  • Pointed arches in borders
  • Overlapping arcs

Rotate to quilt complex looking motifs Work along the inside of the tool to create:

  • A leafy allover design – Leaves in a row for thinner borders
  • Rotate to quilt flower-like motifs for blocks By combining the inside and outside, or alternating directions, you can come up with endless quilting possibilities.

Visit our website to watch Angela quilt her magic! Click on the Product video button on each item detail page,

Meet Elvira, your new favorite curvy ruler!

She not only looks beautiful, she’s quite handy when quilting wavy lines or continuous curve lines. Elvira can quilt multiple arcs in multiple directions without rotating your quilt (or working from the back of your foot)!

Use her for:

  • Quilting continuous curve blocks (2” squares are her specialty!)
  • Adding a series of curves along a row of blocks
  • Quilting all sides of a square, no matter what foot you use!

Meet Chevy, a machine quilting ruler from Creative Grids®, and designed by Angela Walters. Chevy is a little pointy, a little curvy, and very versatile. With both a straight side and a curvy side, there are so many ways that this tool can help you improve your quilting!

Use the straight side for:

  • Stitching in the ditch and echoing
  • Turning the corner without rotating the ruler
  • Echo two sides of a block easily without marking the pivot point
  • Adding chevron designs all over a quilt, or as a border
  • Crosshatching is now a breeze!

Use the curvy side for:

  • Adding a subtle, curvy line
  • Stitching offset, rounded rectangles by changing direction
  • Creating a modern, all over wavy design
  • Fun quilt motifs for blocks
  • Segmenting borders

This gal is the complete package! She even convinced me that I could machine quilt – and I actually can with her tools. Why don’t you give it a try???

Shop Hops and Shows – Part Two

We can’t keep these Hello Pouches in stock! A bargain since the pattern has instructions for four sizes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once again, a sample is worth a thousand words – or in this case – patterns! But don’t make your customers search for what they need! Have the Soft and Stable; vinyl and zippers as a part of the display. Include fun fabrics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One half yard pack of Soft and Stable is enough to make an entire set of four pouches – and it comes prepackaged!

The vinyl comes in a roll – and should be arriving soon. Cut that into 1/3 yard cuts – after all, who wants to stand in line for something so basic?

Two of By Annie’s 30″ zippers will make a complete set so include them in the display as well.

These are also a basis for a great class. Remove the intimidation factors. Teach a machine quilting class that will be used for the bases. (This is a great way to showcase the Creative Grids Angela Walters templates). Then show how easy it is to insert zippers and sew through vinyl.

To see our Shop Hop Guide Event Ideas and Inspiration booklet, click here

Free-Motion Quilting is Mainstream

When SEVEN books in the Checker 100 are books on free-motion quilting, you know that your customers now have the self-confidence required to complete their own projects.  FOUR are written or co-written by Angela Walters!
S3159Her latest collaboration with Tula Pink will be out this summer.
Quilt with Tula & Angela (#S3159) combines Tula’s knowledge of color with Angela’s quilting designs.
You have a front row seat as they choose the quilting patterns to accent Tula’s graphic designs.  The book includes 17 designs by Tula and 24 quilting designs by Angela – and is filled with full color eye candy!
Who can resist a collaboration between two of the top names in the industry who have earned their stripes???  Its is worth the wait.

 

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Shape by Shape Collection 2 (#11152) is a follow up to her first Shape book. Collection 2 includes 70 designs to enhance all of the geometric shapes in your quilts!

 

 

 

 

 

 
10860Her original Free-Motion Quilting book (#10860) has become the go-to source for everyone who wants to give this a try.  This is the must have book that should be in everyone’s library!

 

 

 

 

 
B1350TAngela combined forces with Christa Watson – who is an expert on quilting on a home sewing machine in The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting (#B1350T).  Learn which motifs are suited to which medium and why.

Why not set up a display of the books and notions that they recommend in these books?  You probably already have the notions, needles, and threads you need in your shop – you just need to draw attention to it!  Create an “instant” display today!