Take your piecing up-a-notch with Fineline Glue Tips! Using glue instead of pins for sewing greatly increases accuracy in your piecing. No more misaligned seams, chopped off points, stopping to remove pins, or fabric shifting around while sewing.
The Fineline® Glue Tips are specially made with quilters in mind. Experience controlled, precise glue placement with the stainless steel 18 gauge applicator. Each glue tip uses an air-tight, non-clogging wire cap closure system that insures that the glue tip is always ready for immediate use. The Fineline® Glue Tip fits a 4 oz. bottle of Washable Elmer’s Glue.
These are due to arrive the end of the month so place your orders now!
Several new products from The Gypsy Quilter are due to arrive in the next month.
The Gypsy Quilter Mist Bottle
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.
Terrific Tape is 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! It comes in two widths – 1/2-inch and 1-inch, both available in 50 feet rolls.
Nailed It Open Thimble Set
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
These would all make great stocking stuffers and should be here in plenty of time for holiday shopping so place your orders now!
In September, bundles of Renaissance Ribbon from your favorite designer will be available as a collection on spools. The 1-1/2 and 2-inch ribbons are packaged on 15-yard bolts. The other ribbons are rolled on 27-yard spools.
Tula Pink Curiouser Ribbons ship in an assortment of 7 spools. The whimsical charm in the Alice in Wonderland story, exquisitely interpreted by Tula Pink, is a new source of creativity for all sewists, in Tula’s words, the ribbons elevate any sewing project!
What a great accent to showcase in your next purse class!
The folks at Reliable who make the irons you know and love have now added a cordless rotary cutter to their product line!
This baby will cut through leather, wool, and up to 1″ thick layers of fabric! Can you imagine how fast this baby will cut fat quarters and kits?
But in their own words, here are the details:
Cordless control. The 2000FR’s battery-operated powerful servomotor can cut up to a single ply of fabric right up to 1” high, making it a very versatile, lightweight machine. With 5 speed settings, the 2000FR is perfect for sample making or other light-duty operations. Use the higher speeds to cut thinner fabrics, use the lower speeds to cut thicker fabrics or anything with glue. The 2000FR includes two 14.8V lithium batteries and a charger with an optimal 2 hour run time between charging. The 200OFR’s 4.3” high-speed steel (HSS) blade is optimal for cutting. With an extra thin base plate and light design, the 2000FR is a pleasure to operate.
Features: – 14.8V Cordless Power. The 2000FR includes two powerful 14.8V lithium-Ion batteries with an optimal two-hour run time between charging. – POWERFUL SERVO MOTOR – The 2000FR’s battery-operated powerful servomotor can cut up to a single ply of fabric right up to 1in high, making it a very versatile, lightweight machine. – The 2000FR includes two 14.8V lithium batteries with a charger, blade key, extra sharpening stone and allen key. – TOTAL SPEED CONTROL – With five-speed settings, the 2000FR is perfect for sample making or other light-duty operations. The blade speed can be adjusted from 600RPM to 1400RPM! – AUTOMATIC SHARPENER & FRONT KNIFE GUARD – Built-in sharpener guarantees a sharp edge on every cut. An adjustable front knife guard helps ensure operator safety. – EXTRA THIN BASE PLATE – The lightweight aluminum base plate is extra thin to allow for a precise and smooth cutting experience.
And, yes, Checker is carrying all of the accessories as well. These are due to arrive in August so order yours now!
Be still my left-handed heart! Creative Grids® has just released two true left-handed rulers! I no longer have to read the numbers upside down! These rulers have all of the great features we know and love – but are a mirror image of the original rulers.
These left-handed beauties have an imprint of a left hand right on the ruler so you don’t get them confused! (I am keeping both versions so I have them for my right-handed friends!)
They are available in our most popular rectangle and square sizes.
Please spread the word! We are only going to get tools that truly work for us if we support the efforts of companies such as Creative Grids® who are willing to support the 7% of the population that see the world a little differently!
I love these lights and can’t wait to get my hands on this one! The Foldi GO from Daylight Company is a premium, rechargeable task lamp that has consistently bright high-quality light. With fully adjustable height and reach, It is extremely compact and lightweight. Carrying case is included making it easy to transport to any location.
Wouldn’t you love to have this tucked away in your purse? Having light just where I want it – whenever I want it – will be such a treat! These are due to arrive later this month so place your order now!
Did you know that all patterns made with the Creative Grids® Folded Corner Clipper can be made with the new Folded Corner Clipper XL? Whichever size you have, why not give these Cut Loose Press™ patterns a try?
This Maple Leaf Table Runner combines the Creative Grids® Kitty Cornered Tool and the Folded Corner Clipper or Folded Corner Clipper XL. Each leaf is cut from a 10″ square and the stems from another. You can’t get any easier than that to kit!
Deb Heatherly used this tool to create two classics. X Marks the Spot is created with (34) 10-inch squares and what Gudrun Erla calls the four B’s – background, borders, binding, and backing. At 61″ x 70″, this quilt goes together quickly and is the perfect size for a throw.
The Starry Nights Table Topper measures 36″ square. The units are strip-pieced before cutting so the tip goes together very quickly.
Begonia from Cut Loose Press by It’s Sew Emma is an excellent choice to perfect your skills when using the Creative Grids® Folded Corner Clipper! Use it to square up half-square triangles BEFORE pressing. And then use it to create the pointed units in the begonia block. It really is that easy.
All of these patterns are Cut Loose Press™ patterns so they are available on-demand and printed with the shop name. Place your orders now.
Twice the size of the original Creative Grids® Folded Corner Clipper, the Folded Corner Clipper XL can span a 10-inch block and cut wide, mitered borders.
No need to draw pencil lines when prepping your favorite blocks such as snowballs, flying geese, diamonds in a square and cornered rectangles! Since you have to trim the corner anyway, why not trim it first, and use the raw edge as your seam guide? AND… since the corner was trimmed with a straight edge, your bonus triangle is ready to sew into a Half-Square-Triangle block! Or, use the 45 degree angle to create binding or mitered corners.
Use the additional printed angle line to square up and trim the corners from any pieced block. Adding triangles to the corners of a pieced log cabin block, for instance, is now easy and accurate!
Cut Loose Press Reflections
Use the Creative Grids Folded Corner Clipper XL to make large half-square triangles from 10-inch squares and sub-cut them to make this stunning table runner. Then make the leftover triangles into slightly smaller half-square triangles for the placemats. Combine them on your table to add that awe factor to any décor. Note that there are two different layouts for the placemats. I like the light center since it will be covered by a plate and the prints will show!
Cut Loose Press Barn Raising Lite
This modern take on a traditional log cabin barn raising quilt goes together very quickly since there are only 48 blocks. The asymmetrical layout adds that awe factor. Since the units are cut with the Folded Corner Clipper XL before sewing, there is no need to draw diagonal lines or trim tails!
Cut Loose Press Bauble Chain Quilt
Doesn’t this remind you of the beaded chains we all loved in the 70’s? The baubles are cut with the Folded Corner Clipper XL after the strips are sewn into sets so it goes together very quickly. The cutaway corner triangles are then sewn into the smaller units so there is no waste of fabric. The background is the perfect place to showcase some dramatic quilting!
I got to spend three days with Krista last week at the Shipshewana Quilt Festival in Shipshewana, Indiana. She showed this quilt for the first time and everyone loved it!
Her photography is stunning. Additional images like this are available on our website so you can use them in your advertising they are just a right click away….
Bespoke Stars is a stunning modern take on a six-spoked star and a great way to showcase a favorite collection of fabrics. The pieces are large and uncomplicated making them quick and easy to put together. A terrific contemporary quilt for any modern streamlined decor, this pattern is easy enough for a beginner to intermediate quilter. It includes step-by-step instructions with plenty of illustrations, through every stage, to make your quilt top: rotary cutting, piecing, and assembly. This one is made with the original Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond Ruler.
This pattern is due to arrive next month and the rulers are on order so place your orders now.