The Creative Grids Double Strip 90 ruler was the most requested ruler at Road to California.
Two ninety degree angles are attached to the top of a 2-1/2″ ruler. The negative space between the two rulers is the same size as the triangles so you effectively cut three triangles every time you move the ruler. Sew two 2-1/2″ strips or two 1-1/2″ and a 2-1/2″ strip together to create a strip set that measures 4 1/2″. Place the ruler over the strip set, lining up the bottom and nubbed top with the top and bottom of the strip set. It is that easy to cut three triangles!
Kathy Brown brought this ruler to life with her book Strip Smart Quilts II.
V and Company also used it to make this darling quilt:
There are also some creative Cut Loose Press patterns that support it:
This ruler makes for a fun class. Have everyone sew together strip sets and play with the placement to see all of the possibilities. The ruler sold out quickly but should be back in stock very soon so order what you need now!
We just got the info on Jo Morton’s new book this week. It isn’t due to arrive until the beginning of June but order it now so you don’t forget!
If the cover is any indication, you will love it! This is what the publishers say:
Elegant, timeless, traditional, and beautiful–that’s the magic Jo Morton brings to the quilts she creates. This latest collection of patterns captures Jo working in a larger scale, with quilts for displaying, draping, and cuddling too. Find fresh twists on quilt-block favorites, from Wild Goose Chase and Kansas Troubles to the humble Nine Patch. Packed with smart tips for choosing fabrics, piecing by hand, pressing for success, sewing triangles, and much more, quilters will love visiting Jo’s captivating world, where vintage is always in style.
Right now there is a windchill of 22 below in Ohio and it seems like winter will never end! Then I looked at this Prairie Sisters collection by Lori Woods and believe that Spring is right around the corner. And what an amazing early Spring it will be when these arrive in February!
Whether you choose the grays, pinks, or both – your customers will love the soft colors in the dots, checks, and prints!
The fat quarter packs are divided into three different colorways. Your customers won’t be able to choose – I know I can’t!
Just look at this detail:
She has darling patterns that showcase the fabrics as well:
Check out the entire collection of fabrics and patterns on our website: Poppie Cotton
Hearts aren’t just for February. Any of these darling quilts would be great decorations all year long. Or make them as wedding gifts or a gift for that pre-teen in your life!
Conversation is a large-sized through that is done in rows so it is a perfect block of the month style class. Teach several techniques for basic blocks. Who says a beginning sampler class has to be boring???
These two patterns use jelly rolls and can be made in two different sizes. What a great way to use up scraps! And don’t you love the background? It gives them a modern look!
Look closely at this one because it is actually pencils – and a great way to showcase your solids or tone on tones! What a great quilt to display in your studio!
Why not pull out some of your red and pink fabrics to make a display. After all, it doesn’t have to have hearts on it to showcase the holiday!
The latest pattern by Krista Moser is due to arrive any day. It can be made as a table runner as well as a quilt. In fact, wouldn’t this make the perfect baby quilt??? Her fabric choices are stunning and the strip piecing makes this project a piece of cake!
These projects feature her 60-degree Diamond Ruler by Creative Grids®.
Many of you have paid your rent with the Crazy Christmas Tree pattern from Cut Loose Press™ and ruler. Same ruler – different season: Crazy Hearts pattern by Cut Loose Press. Don’t you love these fabrics???
Made with the Creative Grids® Spiderweb ruler – both the patterns and ruler are designed by Karla Alexander.
Hens and Hearts is a pieced version created by Pam and Nicky Lintott – and features the Creative Grids® Multi-Sized Triangle Tool.
Don’t you love it when you find new patterns for your favorite tools? And these are ALL winners!
This series of mini quilt patterns are due to arrive next month and are a great way to use up scraps AND perfect your piecing skills. But don’t panic because these little babies are paper-pieced!
All of the quilts measure just six by eight inches! And the patterns are very reasonably priced – that was an unexpected surprise!
Sherri Hisey has developed her own line of foundation paper. It has a rough texture so it doesn’t slide under the pressure foot and comes in two sizes. Both can be run through a printer so no tracing required!
I can’t wait to try this! Why not teach a paper-piecing class and let the students try it? What a great use of those 2-1/2 inch squares and other mini pre-cuts!
Hope’s Journey combines stories of quilters along with quilts and block patterns in a new and exciting way. The cover quilt combines many of these patterns into what I call an orphan block quilt.
Betsy Chutchian combines 28 block patterns in a variety of sizes to create these puzzle-piece style sampler quilts. She actually combines four different layouts to make it even easier.
Each chapter includes stories of pioneer women who were on a journey to find a better life. Along the way, Betsy has shared 11 small quilts that would be spectacular additions to the decor of a bedroom featuring the cover quilt. Here is just a sampling of the “littles”….
Can you imagine sleeping every night surrounded by such beauty?
I love to applique and a quilt like this has been on my bucket list for a long time.
This quilt is a true work of art, and yes, it is mainly aimed at applique enthusiasts as this wild herbarium is composed of dozens of different flowers, cut from a subtle palette of grey and taupes, appliqued directly on a background.
The pattern “Imaginary Garden” was a huge success when it was first published as a three-part series in Quiltmania magazine. As a result of its popularity, it is now available in booklet form!
Check out the detail! The little touches of embroidery enhance every flower.
This booklet is actually a library of many of her designs that she uses to embellish purses and small quilts as well. Just think of the freedom! Add any design, any embroidery, anywhere until the entire background surface is covered! This is a true labor of love.
These new five yard bolts of 25-inch wide cork are due to arrive in March. I got to see them at Market – and couldn’t stop petting them – they really are that special!
They now come in designs and colors. Here are just a few examples…..
Pickle Pie Designs have several In the Hoop Designs that support this material. The luggage tags are gorgeous and include vinyl. What a great class – showing them what needles and threads to use to get such eye catching results! Buttonholes and top-stitching? A piece of cake!
The coasters would also be great wall decor in a teenager’s room. Can you see their name or school spelled out above a door??? Or “quilt shop”; “classroom” – you get the idea!
A little goes a long way. Sue O’Very used it to accent and reinforce the corners on this little purse; and as an accent on the zipper. Just a little adds a touch of class.
But let’s not forget the Corky Wallet from Sassafras Lane. It has been in the top 100 patterns for months. What a great Make and Take!
Get organized now! Order the cork, the patterns, and designate a space right by the register. They may have questions – and you will be right there to answer them!