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.
SewTites® Magnums are our longest model for quickly loading quilts onto longarm machines without straight pins or other loading mechanisms – now available in a 20-pack! Each package includes 20 SewTites Magnums inside a keepsake tin.
View this video tutorial for more information. They also are releasing some other products. SewTites Digits are removable numbered stickers – put them on your SewTites to help organize your sewing and keep track of what to sew and when! To use, simply peel off the Digits and stick them on the top of your SewTites. Remove and reuse as needed. The package includes 50 clear stickers, with 1 to 25 numbered in white for you, the rest blank to letter or number how you see fit (since we all sew a little differently!).
Pattern by lillyella Stitchery, this cute little folio is designed for storing SewTites magnetic pins with two pieces of metal (sold separately) in the body to keep them in place.
A double layer of felt acts as a buffer between the SewTites on the front and back and also provides storage for pins and needles. The Hold Tite Folio is perfect for tucking into a project bag, keeping on your sewing table, or using for extra storage to help prevent a clump of SewTites and everything they stick to!
Pre-fab sheet metal inserts for lillyella Stitchery’s Hold Tite Folio pattern. Includes two (2) – 2in x 5.625in 26-gauge galvanized sheet metal pieces with rounded corners and edges (to ensure the edges don’t cut your fabric).
Everything is due to arrive early next month so place your orders now!
Creative Grids® has joined forces with The Gypsy Quilter® to make it even easier to mass-produce one of their all-time favorite products, the bowl cozies. This nested set includes both sizes of bowls. The small bowl cozy template works with the precut bowl cozy batting (TGQ036), and the other template with the large (TGQ103). If you prefer to cut your own batting, we recommend The Gypsy Quilter® cotton batting (TGQHECB12 or TGQHECB18) which is microwave safe.
Just two squares of batting and two squares of fabric make one cozy. Simply fold the fabric in quarters and rotary cut around the template. It doesn’t get any easier than that! A complete set of instructions is included with the templates.
A visual learner? Scan the QR code on each template to watch a video demonstration or click this link to view it now: Video tutorial
Note: Since the finished product is intended to be used in a microwave, you MUST use 100% cotton thread, batting and non-metallic fabric.
This 100% cotton batting is great for other projects as well. Tired of leftover batting scraps when working on smaller projects? This 100% cotton batting is designed just for you! It is the perfect choice for quilt-as-you-go projects, placemats and table runners. There are 10 yards on a roll, so you can complete multiple projects with just one roll. Since it is needle punched, it can be quilted a maximum of eight inches between quilting lines. Weighing 4-oz. per square yard, it has just enough body to add dimension to your project. This batting is microwave-safe in 2-minute increments, up to 6 minutes, when you use 100% cotton thread and fabric.
The large bowl cozy required an 18-inch width.
This Color-Blocked Bowl Cozy from Cut Loose Press™ is created with the Gypsy Quilter® Large Bowl Cozy Pre-Cut Batting which is microwave safe. All you need is 1/3-yard of two coordinating fabrics and a few hours of your time. Both sides of the cozy are cut from an over-sized quarter-square triangle block, the perfect choice to accent the quarters of the bowl.
The pattern is written for one cozy, but since the pre-cuts include enough batting to make four, you may want to make them all for gifts! To make all four, you need just 1 yard of two coordinating fabrics. Invite friends or teach a class. They will love going home with a finished project.
Or buy the batting that is already cut.
With wedding season starting, these would be great shower gifts!
Amy Barickman is re-releasing her Vintage Notions book which was inspired by a correspondence school in Scranton, Pennsylvania. This school existed over 100 years ago!
In her words: This book is an inspirational guide and creative collection that features needlework, cooking, sewing, fashion, and fun. It was inspired by the wisdom of Mary Brooks Picken, a pioneer in the domestic arts and international authority on dressmaking and fashion. Mary’s sole purpose, which resonated so deeply with me, was to educate women, encourage their entrepreneurial spirit, and elevate the value of their work. Mary’s name may not be familiar to you now, but in these pages you will be charmed by her vision and inspired by her blueprint for living a simple, fulfilling life.
In Vintage Notions, I join creative forces with a previous era to preserve Mary’s work and showcase it alongside my own extensive collection of vintage textiles, needlework, illustrations, and memorabilia, for a new generation of sewing and crafting sisters. The book features: – Inspirational essays and projects for each month of the year – Seasonal recipes and decorating ideas – Four storage pockets one for each season – Twelve Magic Patterns easy-to-make, chic sewing projects – Vintage timeless advice on health, character, beauty, style, fashion, parenting, communication, friendship, spirituality, community – Glossary of Stitches with 28 illustrated hand embroidery stitches.
Amy has also released a series of YouTube videos – one for each month that provides additional insight into each chapter.:
Kai is now offering three varities of scissors in Teal.
The KAI 5165 – 6 1/2″ scissor is a versatile sewing scissor that is ideal for general trimming on fabrics of all weights. It is great for tasks such as cutting fusible appliqué pieces and trimming seam allowances.
The KAI V5210T – 8″ scissors has ergonomically soft handles which allow fatigue-free cutting on all types of fabric. Cuts multiple layers of denim with ease while trimming cottons without any fabric slippage. The KAI V5210T is the standard size handle and blade length.
It is the same as the N5210, except the handles on the V5210T are Teal and include a blade cover for safe storage
The KAI V5135T – 5 1/2″ scissor has ergonomically soft handles which allow fatigue-free cutting on all types of fabric. Cuts multiple layers of denim with ease while trimming cottons without any fabric slippage. The KAI V5135T has the standard 5000 series blades.
Quilters love this size for trimming “dog ears” and clipping threads when chain piecing. This smooth, comfortable scissor is perfect in your sewing kit for take along projects and sewing classes A blade cap is included.
All of these are due to arrive later this month so place your orders now.
I saw this quilt demonstrated at QuiltCon and was so fascinated by the technique, that I came home and showed everybody I knew!
Now it is even easier because you can buy a package of the freezer paper templates! In their words: Make traditional orange peel blocks the fast, easy and accurate way with the Orange Blossom Die-Cut Freezer Paper Templates from PlumEasy Patterns. These precision-cut templates eliminate the need to trace and cut stencils as well as no pinning or applique – saving you time so you can get to the fun of making the blocks faster! And they are far more accurate than creating your own stencils. This package includes 25 sets of Orange Blossom templates die cut from CutRite Heavy Duty Freezer Paper and can be re-used 4-6 times.
The appliqued blocks are trimmed to 7 inches when complete. This tool will guarantee that all of the blocks are the same and the secondary design will meet when he blocks are sewn together.
The templates and ruler are due to arrive early next month. The pattern is available now. This is a great demo so place your orders now!