Diagonal Seam Tape

This notion created by Cluck Cluck Sew is flying off the shelves and we just got in another order so it is in stock!!!

Diagonal Seam Tape

I was teaching a class on Saturday and someone thought that you put this on the diagonal of the fabric – not true! It sticks to your sewing machine – right in front of the feed dogs. The red line aligns with your needle, the blue lines are the sewing lines – 1/4″ away from the red line.

A roll is 10 yards – and since you just need a small piece – it lasts a good long time! When you are ready to remove it, it comes right off – no pesky residue!

Half-square triangles have never been easier – no more drawing lines. But remember, this works just as well when sewing snowball blocks! I can’t wait to try it when I am making my Geese in the Cabin blocks – a Cut Loose Press™ Plus pattern (#CLPPLUS001)!

Geese In The Cabin Cut Loose Press Plus
Geese In The Cabin Cut Loose Press Plus

Adding those triangles to the corners just got a whole lot easier! This pattern showcases the Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tool for 10-inch blocks (#CGRJAW10).

The Quilter’s Clapper

The Gypsy Quilter® Clappers are made of oak and made in the USA! Press a seam using steam and place the clapper over the seam for a few seconds to set the seam. Remove the clapper and you will have a flat, crisp seam. It comes in two sizes: 1-1/2 inches long, 3 inches wide tapering down to 2-1/2 inches and is 1-1/2 inches thick.

And the smaller size:  1-3/4 inches tapering down to 1-1/4 inches, Length is 7-3/4 inches.

When pressing units that have been chain-pieced, simply place the clapper on the seam just pressed while you are pressing the next seam. Set up your own little assembly line for perfectly flat seams every time.

An added bonus? When I am sub-cutting strips, I stack 2 – 8 at a time and place the clapper on the strips. The weight of the clapper stops the strips from shifting when sub-cutting. As you work your way down the strips, simply move the clapper as you cut! Don’t you love it when a notion has multiple uses?

BladeSavers Now in Six Colors


This is just brilliant! In their own words:

Don’t discard old rotary blades, use them in the BladeSaver Thread Cutter! Product Features: Give your used 45mm 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 Lilac

Each BladeSaver comes with a magnetic case to keep your thread cutter safe when not in use or when taking it to class. The BladeSaver case doubles as the blade stand to hold your thread cutter securely in place during use.
Purchase includes:
-3D printed BladeSaver case with magnets installed
-3D Printed parts for the BladeSaver blade cover
-Nut/bolt needed to assemble the 45mm rotary blade into the blade cover (please note, color of hardware will vary between silver, gold and black based upon availability).
-Printed assembly instructions

BladeSaver Thread Cutter Lilac
BladeSaver Thread Cutter Lilac

Now there are a total of six color options:

BladeSaver Thread Cutter Fuchsia
BladeSaver Thread Cutter Blue
BladeSaver Thread Cutter Pink
BladeSaver Thread Cutter Rose
BladeSaver Thread Cutter Yellow

Depending on the color, these are expected to arrive this month and next so place your orders now!

The Big Easy from Creative Grids

The Big Easy (CGR1224) is a whopping 12-1/2 x 24-1/2 inches – almost twice the size of our most popular 6-1/2 x 24-1/2 inch (CGR24) and the 12-1/2″ square (CGR12).

Creative Grids Quilt Ruler 12-1/2in x 24-1/2in

It has all of the markings you love plus some additional angles – which are perfect for marking cross-hatching, mitering corners on borders, etc.

The added width is also perfect for cutting borders, curtains, and other home dec projects. Personally, I bought the ruler to trim quilts after machine quilting. I like to trim parallel to an inside border so everything is square. The size of this tool means I can accurately square up corners as well as the borders.

The Gypsy Gripper from The Gypsy Quilter is the perfect companion for this tool. This suction-cupped handle attaches to the ruler so you can comfortably move and position the ruler without straining your hands.

The Original Gypsy Quilter Gypsy Gripper

Both products are in stock now so place your orders at www.checkerdist.com.

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Geese in the Cabin

Meet Cut Loose Press™ Plus. This pattern has six full pages – when a pattern is just too good to fit on one page – even if it is front and back!

This Cut Loose Press™ Plus pattern features a technique for making Geese in the Cabin blocks from the log cabin blocks created with the Creative Grids® 10-inch Log Cabin Trim Tool Duo by Jean Ann Wright (CGRJAW10).

Geese In The Cabin Cut Loose Press Plus

We have even filmed a video showing how easy it is to transform a Courthouse Block style log cabin created with the Creative Grids® 10-Inch Log Cabin Trim Tool Duo into an entirely new block. AND, you are welcome to share the video!

Once you have created the blocks, twist and turn them in a multitude of ways to create your own masterpiece. The pattern includes suggestions but there are many more possibilities.

Geese In The Cabin Cut Loose Press Plus

Since all 36 blocks are exactly the same – and the magic happens when you twist and turn them – the yardage requirements are the same for every version!

The ruler and patterns are in stock so order them now and let your customers know. We have already gotten requests from consumers who want to know where to buy!


The New Cutting Gizmo

The new and improved Gyspy Quilter® Chain-PIece Thread Cutting Gizmo is now in stock! The new look incorporates replacement blades in the base.

Chain Piece Thread Cutting Gizmo


I can’t improve on the product description so here you go:

Reduce thread cutting time with the Gypsy Quilter® Chain-Piece Cutting Gizmo. It is the extra hand you need to help separate chain-pieced units when quilting. To safely cut the threads between the chain-pieced units, simply hold the fabric pieces with both hands and slip the thread into the slot on the top of the Chain-Piece Cutting Gizmo. The embedded razor blade cuts the thread quickly, easily, and safely. The non-slip bottom ensures that it will stay in place when in use. Five replacement blades and the magnetic tool needed for blade changes are stored in the base. See a video here //youtu.be/-_KRaIj3kqc

New from Marlous Designs

I LOVE this quilt! I was just asked to make quilts for two gals in their early 30’s and this is perfect!

12 Carat

I love the off-set diamonds and the tone-on-tone diamonds. It could be the perfect choice for a wedding or graduation gift as well. The pattern includes yardage requirements and instructions for three sizes: lap, twin, and queen. The diamonds are created with the Creative Grids® Perfect Rectangle Tool #CGRTMT3.

Creative Grids Perfect Rectangle Ruler 9-1/2in Quilt Ruler

Mountain Gems is another asymmetrical design that packs a lot of punch and also includes three sizes.

Mountain Gems

Both patterns will be available in March so place your orders now!

Sweet ‘n Sharp Macaroons

These Macaroons are so darn cute that they would be the perfect addition to any quilter’s Easter basket! Clover’s Sweet ‘n Sharp Macaron allows you to always have that sharp point and smooth shaft on any needle you are using. They are available in two colors:

Sweet 'n Sharp Macaron Raspberry
Sweet 'n Sharp Macaron Raspberry
Sweet 'n Sharp Macaron Raspberry
Sweet 'n Sharp Macaron Pistachio
Sweet 'n Sharp Macaron Pistachio

They are due to arrive the middle of this month so order them now so you are the first to receive your order!

Magnetic Needle Cases


These magnetic needle cases from It’s Sew Emma are the perfect accessory to sew on the go! Your needles will stick to the magnetic layer inside the case, protected by the sturdy plastic exterior. They are available in three colorways – each sporting a favorite stitchy saying.

Stay Sharp Navy Magnetic Needle Case
Get To The Point Teal Magnetic Needle Case
Needle Little Love Pink Magnetic Needle Case

These are due to arrive February 1st – the perfect little something for Valentine’s Day!