The Newest Leftie!

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!

Creative Grids Left Handed Quilt Ruler 4-1/2in Square

This beauty joins the other left-handed squares:

The 6 1/2″ square:

Creative Grids Left Handed Quilt Ruler 6-1/2in Square

And the 12 1/2″ square:

Creative Grids Left Handed Quilt Ruler 12-1/2in Square

Along with the two rectangles:

The 6 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangle:

Creative Grids Left Handed Quilt Ruler 6-1/2in x 12-1/2in

And the 6 1/2″ x 24 1/2″:

Creative Grids Left Handed Quilt Ruler 6-1/2in x 24-1/2in

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!

All are in stock so place your orders now!

New from Cut Loose Press™ Patterns


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.

Tumbling Shamrocks

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.

Sunflowers Ala Lulu!

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!

Happy Kittys Table Topper

Cut Loose Press™ patterns are always in stock so place your orders now!

The Creative Grids® 45mm Rotary Cutter is in Stock!

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 video to view all of the features of the tool!

Creative Grids 45mm Rotary Cutter with EVA Case

The case is also available separately.

Creative Grids Rotary Cutter Case

The blades come in packages of 2 and 5.

Creative Grids 45mm Replacement Rotary Blade 2pk
Creative Grids 45mm Replacement Rotary Blade 5pk

Why not have one open at your cutting counter so your customers can try it and feel the difference???

Pineapple Popouts

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.

Pineapple Popout Table Runner

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.

Pineapple Popout Spice

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.

Pineapple Popout Tote
Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool for 6, 8 or 10in Finished Blocks
Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool Mini Quilt Ruler

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® for Machine Quilting

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.

SewTites Magnum 20pk

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!).

SewTites Digits 50pk

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).

Hold Tite Folio Hardware Kit

Everything is due to arrive early next month so place your orders now!

Bowl Cozy Template Set

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.

Creative Grids Bowl Cozy Template Set


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 Gypsy Quilter Cotton Batting 12in x 10yds

The large bowl cozy required an 18-inch width.

The Gypsy Quilter Cotton Batting 18in x 10yds

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.

Color Blocked Bowl Cozy - Large

Or buy the batting that is already cut.

Large Bowl Cozy Pre-Cut Batting 8ct
Bowl Cozy Pre-Cut Batting 8ct

With wedding season starting, these would be great shower gifts!

Vintage Notions

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!

Amy Barickmans Vintage Notions

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.:

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If you would like to do this as a book club on a monthly basis, study guides are also available:

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This book is due to arrive the end of this month and would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift for anyone who loves vintage!

Zoid – The Cutting Edge

Zoid offers a full line of cutting tools: rotary cutters, blades, mats and rulers – all in their signature blue.

The rotary cutters come in multiple sizes from 28mm to 60mm. All include the quick change feature that we know and love. They also offer 9mm and 18mm snap knives as well as an art knife.

ZOID 45mm Rotary Cutter with Grip

The replacement blades come in all sizes and offer a variety of quantities in each pack.

ZOID 45mm Rotary Refill 1pk

The mats come in four different sizes from 6″ x 9″ to 24″ x 36″.

ZOID 24in x 36in Self-Healing Mat Cyan Purple

The rulers are available in 4 different sizes, 3 rectangles and a 6 1/2″ square.

ZOID 6-1/2in x 12in Non-Slip Ruler

They have also included the most popular size of scissors.

ZOID 9in Fabric Scissors with Grip

The entire line is due in the warehouse later this month. Check out our website for details.

Kai in Color

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.

KAI V5165T 6-1/2in Scissors Teal

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

KAI V5210T 8in Shears Teal

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.

KAI V5135T 5-1/2in Scissors Teal

All of these are due to arrive later this month so place your orders now.

Orange Blossoms Made Easy

I saw this quilt demonstrated at QuiltCon and was so fascinated by the technique, that I came home and showed everybody I knew!

Orange Blossom Quilt

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.

Orange Blossom Freezer Paper Templates 25pk

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.

Orange Blossom Ruler

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!