Measure Up Buttercup

Honestly, these are not due to arrive until the middle of this month so I haven’t actually had one of these in my hot little hands. But it looks like the quality is there and this is a notion that will last a lifetime.

Measure Up Multi Tool

The Measure Up Multi-Tool from Sew To Grow is a must-have in your sewing room! It is made in Australia from premium bamboo and has both imperial and metric measurements, making it easy for you to convert and measure while sewing.

Here is a list of what you can use this tool for: Needle Position Guide Seam Gauge/Straight Edge Hemmer (You can press onto the wood) Mark Hems Quick reference guide

Measure Up Multi Tool
Measure Up Multi Tool
Measure Up Multi Tool

This tool measures 3 1/2″ x 7″ so it comfortably fits in your hand without being too cumbersome. Demonstrate it in a class and everyone will want one!

Measure Up Multi Tool

Made of: Bamboo
Use: Measuring and Marking
Size: 7-1/2in x 3-1/2in
Imperial and Metric
Included: One Ruler

Skinny Pineapple not a Diet

Create perfect 6, 9, or 12-inch finished Pineapple blocks by squaring up each round of strips as they are sewn. Since each round is squared up before the next set is added, the blocks are perfectly square. The cutting requirements for the strips and center square are printed right on the tool.

The widths of the logs finish to 3/4-inch so even a six-inch block looks impressive. Add two more rounds to complete a 9-inch finished pineapple. Add two more rounds to complete a 12-inch finished block. It really is that easy, and accurate.

Creative Grids 12in Skinny Pineapple Trim Tool

There are five new Cut Loose Press™ patterns to support this tool.


Pineapple Pinwheel combines two favorite blocks, pinwheels and pineapples The pinwheels are created by piecing the corner triangles before the final block trim. When four blocks are sewn together, the secondary pinwheel pattern is formed. Magic!

Pineapple Pinwheels


Pineapple Puzzle utilizes this Tool to its full potential. This pattern combines 6-inch and 12-inch finished blocks to create the puzzle design. There are special markings on the tool to guarantee that the 6-inch finished block is trimmed to the exact right size. What a great way to learn how to use the tool!

Pineapple Puzzle

Gumdrops uses the Tool to make 6-inch finished blocks with 3/4-inch finished logs. The proportions of this baby quilt are perfect. Cut a variety of pastel strips from fat quarters to achieve a scrappy look. Then sew just twenty-four 6-inch blocks together to complete the center.

Gumdrops


Pineapple Smoothies is an oversized throw that accentuates the pineapple pattern by using the same fabric for odd-numbered rounds. The even-numbered rounds are cut from a variety of fat quarters to achieve that rainbow sherbet look.

Pineapple Smoothies

The Skinny Pineapple from Creative Grids® joins the other tools in the Pineapple family. The original Pineapple Trim Tool makes 6, 8, and 10-inch blocks with 1″ finished logs.

Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool for 6, 8 or 10in Finished Blocks

The Pineapple Trim Tool Mini makes 4, 5, or 6-inch finished blocks with 1/2-inch logs.

Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool Mini Quilt Ruler

All are in stock now.

Tula Pink Nylon Webbing


Tula Pink has partnered with Renaissance Ribbon to create 1 1/2″ wide nylon webbing in her signature colors. In her words: A game Changer in Bag Making! I do not think I will use any other webbing again! I just like it that much! This webbing gives a bag a more professional look. It is packaged in 2 yard bundles.

Tula Pink Webbing 2yd x 1.5in - Aqua and Hot Pink
Tula Pink Webbing 2yd x 1.5in - Lime and Turquoise
Tula Pink Webbing 2yd x 1.5in - Grey and Lime
Tula Pink Webbing 2yd x 1.5in - Pink and Orange
Tula Pink Webbing 2yd x 1.5in - Watermelon and Plum

It is due to arrive this week so place your orders now and plan your classes!

Quilt Block Markers

These new Gypsy Quilter® quilt block markets designed by Purple Hobbies include an entire set of letters and numbers from 0 through 9 in every package. To watch a video demonstration, click here.

Quilt Block Markers Misty Lilac

These Pinnable Quilt Block Markers allow you to keep your quilt pieces and blocks organized. Use your own pins with a Block Marker to pin a letter or number to your pieces. Use them to keep track of your blocks for your Block of the Month projects. Each letter and number was custom designed to make them easy to read at a glance.

Quilt Block Markers Misty Lilac
Quilt Block Markers Misty Lilac

They are also available in white.

Quilt Block Markers White

These items are in stock now and would make great stocking stuffers.

Stitchy Sticks

The Stitchy Sticks 3-piece Set from The Gypsy Quilter® has 6 main features to aid in general sewing and quilting, hand and machine appliqué, fabric turning, English paper-piecing and vinyl crafting, stuffing and more.

Stitchy Sticks 3pc

1. Stiletto: Use it to guide fabric while at the sewing machine- to keep fingers a safe distance away from the sewing machine needle. Gently guide fabric through the presser foot when sewing both straight and curved seams. Keep fingers safe from the heat of a hot iron. Poke out corners of sewn fabric. Push stuffing into tiny spaces. Hold small seam allowances in place while under-stitching. Precisely place layers of fabric and line up edges.

2. Blunted Ball Tip: Use to position template pieces or small pieces of fabric at the iron, rather than using your finger. Use in combination with the turning tube to turn fabric. Use to turn straight sides of appliques.

3. Tapered Finger: Use to assist in opening seams. Use to finger press seams. Use to wrap fabric around templates. Assists in specific placement of applique. Use to hold glued pieces in place.

4. Spatula: Use to pry starched fabric or fused fabric off the pressing surface. Use to score release papers when working with Fusible interfacing and stabilizers. Use to remove English Paper- Piecing papers, foundation papers or other backing papers after stitching is complete.

Stitchy Sticks 3pc

5. Turning Tube- To assist in turning fabric when paired with the blunt ball tip.

Stitchy Sticks 3pc

6. Body of the tools- the squared handle measures 1/4 inch on each side. Use a pencil to draw a 1/4 inch seam allowance beyond the edge of the template. The flat sides stop the tools from rolling off the working surface.

Stitchy Sticks 3pc

These are the perfect tools to use to give your sewing and quilting projects that professional look. They are in stock now and would make a great gift! Watch a video here: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO3sQk_BAcs

60mm BladeSavers

The Gypsy Quilter team has joined forces with Purple Hobbies. Don’t discard old 60mm rotary blades, use them in the patented 60mm BladeSaver Thread Cutter! Give your 60mm rotary blades extended life by using them in the BladeSaver Thread Cutter and make cutting your chain pieced fabric projects fast and easy.

BladeSaver Thread Cutter 60mm Bohemian Blue

Each BladeSaver comes with a magnetic case to keep your thread cutter safe when not in use or when taking it to classes.

BladeSaver Thread Cutter 60mm Bohemian Blue
BladeSaver Thread Cutter 60mm Bohemian Blue

They are also available in Fortune Fuchsia:

BladeSaver Thread Cutter 60mm Fortune Fuchsia

And Purple:

BladeSaver Thread Cutter 60mm Gypsy Purple

These are in stock and ready to purchase for your next demo day! What a great stocking stuffer!

The Zipper Jig

What is a zipper jig? It acts as a third hand when adding a pull, or changing a pull, on zipper tape or an existing zipper.

Zipper Jig Gypsy Purple

Use The Zipper Jig from The Gypsy Quilter® to easily add a custom zipper pull onto zipper tape. The Zipper Jig will accommodate size 3, 4.5 and 5 zipper pulls and tape. Available in Bohemian Blue and Gypsy Purple.

Zipper Jig Gypsy Purple
Zipper Jig Bohemian Blue

If you are like me, and didn’t know the what those numbers mean, they are the width in mm of the teeth in the zipper. The traditional zippers that we grew up with are usually 3. Zippers that are 4.5 and 5 have become increasing popular, especially in bag making.

Zippers have become a fashion statement. Most companies, including Atkinson Designs, By Annie, and Sassafras Lane (just to name a few), offer zipper pulls in assorted colors that can be switched out to add that awe factor.

These zipper jigs are also the perfect companion to zippers by the roll and makes a great demo! Both colors are in stock and available now.

A Fall Feast

Hank and Harriet combine courthouse-steps log cabin blocks and curvy log cabin blocks in a variety of colorways to create these adorable pumpkins. They are a part of a trio of patterns that, when combined, showcase Fall in all its glory!

Hank
Harriet

Since the templates for Hank and Harriet are oversized, they are not printed on the pattern. Instead, you can download them from the Cut Loose Press™ website. Since they are formatted on 8-½ by 11-inch paper, the templates can be printed directly onto any fusible available in sheets such as EZ Print Featherlite, no tracing required! Or add your own personality and draw your own.

Both of these patterns require the Creative Grids® log cabin and curvy log cabin trim tools for 4″ finished blocks.

Creative Grids 4in Log Cabin Trim Tool Quilt Ruler
Creative Grids 4in Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool
EZ Print Featherlite 8-1/2in x 11in 10pk

Cornelius is the third member of this trio.

Cornelius combines courthouse-steps log cabin blocks in a variety of colorways to create this cornstalk that was definitely knee-high by the 4th of July. This one is made with just the Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tool for 4″ finished blocks.

Cornelius

Since the blocks are all trimmed with the Creative Grids® Tools, they are all exactly the same size so these projects go together like magic. They are like putting together jigsaw puzzles. Once you do one, you will want to do them all!

Great Little Giveaways

The folks at Magic Pins have put together a sample size of two of their most popular pins.

Magic Pin Sample Card

The Magic Pins Sample Card Contains 6 each of 2 styles of Magic Pins, the 2-1/4′ Extra long Quilting pins and the 1-3/4″ Quilting Pins. Packaged on a blister card these are PERFECT for Saturday Samplers, Shop Hop Give Aways etc…These will be availabe in March, but order as soon as possible so our buyers know how many to otder.

These will be available in March – just in time for your Spring and Summer events. Since everyone will be ordering large quantities, I suggest you place your orders now so our buyer knows what to expect!

New from The Gypsy Quilter®

Using your favorite starch, starch alternative or water; prep your fabric with a continuous mist. The Gypsy Quilter® Mist Bottle evenly distributes the mist, eliminating splotches and drips. This even spray distribution ensures a perfect press as well as conserves the product. The bottle is designed to fit your hand with a trigger that can be activated with just one finger. It has a wide mouth so it can easily be filled. A full bottle holds 10 ounces, enough to press all of the fabric needed for most projects before refilling but is light enough that the weight is easy to handle.

Gypsy Quilter Mist Bottle 10oz


A self-cling tape that sticks to itself and nothing else! Use it to wrap up your thread spools, eliminating messy thread tails. Wrap your embroidery hoops together for storage without fear of sticky residue. Bundle up just about anything and never leave stickiness behind! 50 feet per roll. It is available in 1/2-inch and 1-inch widths.

Gypsy Quilter Terrific Tape 1/2in
Gypsy Quilter Terrific Tape 1in

Protect your ring finger, your index finger, and/or middle finger from needle pokes with these comfortable silicone thimbles. As an added bonus, your fingernail sits fashionably on the outside of the thimble. Sizes medium and large are included in this package.

The Gypsy Quilter Nailed It Open Thimble Set

All of these items are in stock now and would make great stocking stuffers.