Build a Quilt Workbook

Ever want to teach a sampler quilt class where your students can choose from 16 different 12-inch blocks? The book includes 16 block patterns that feature the Creative Grids® Kitty Cornered Tool and the Ultimate Flying Geese Tool – teaching opportunities!

There are also suggestions for how to incorporate other CGR rulers into your designs and layouts.

The Build a Quilt Workbook also contains 10 layouts in multiple sizes. Simply choose your favorite 12″ finished block, or a variety of blocks, and insert them into the quilt design layouts found in this workbook.

The Build a Quilt Workbook
Creative Grids Ultimate Flying Geese Tool

Teach it as a class and every quilt will look totally different! What a way to inspire your students to move onto their next project!

New 3 Yard Quilt Book

This hew 20-page book from Donna Robertson and Fran Morgan of Fabric Cafe features 8 quilt designs written for 3 sizes- Lap, Twin, and Queen/King. A lap kit requires 3, 1-yard cuts; a Twin uses 2 lap kits, Queen/King uses 4 lap kits.

3 Yard Quilts on the Double

These simple but dramatic quilts can be made in a matter of hours and the book is so reasonably priced, everyone will want one! The book is due to arrive at the end of this month so place your orders now.

Spools of Tula Ribbon

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!

Tula Pink Bundle CC DayDream

What a great accent to showcase in your next purse class!

Industrial Rotary Cutter

The folks at Reliable who make the irons you know and love have now added a cordless rotary cutter to their product line!

2000FR Cordless Cloth Cutting Machine
2000FR Cordless Cloth Cutting Machine
2000FR Cordless Cloth Cutting Machine

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!







Lefties Celebrate!

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.

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

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!

These are in stock, so order them now!

Banners for Every Season

Sew Cherished has added more banner designs to their line. The Summer garland will be arriving early next month

Where the Sun Shines

Each pattern is 4-1/2″ in diameter and the pattern includes 7 different designs. The perfect choice for portable handwork!

Stitch by Stitch is perfect for a sewing room.

Stitch By Stitch

Spring Fever

Spring Fever

‘Tis The Season

Tis the Season

Snowflake Squad. I blew this one up as far as I could so you can see the detail and personality in her patterns.

Ghouly Gang

These patterns are all designed to work with the Circle Garland by Kraft Klub.

The garland include seven 5 inch round chalkboard circles and is 67 1/2″ long. Simply make quilt blocks or wool work of your choice and affix them with magnets. The circles have a chalkboard finish you can write on with chalk, too.

Where the Sun Shines is due in early next month. The rest are in stock now. What a great way to use up wool scraps! Wouldn’t they make great individual ornaments or gift tags as well?

Trick or Treat Bags

Wouldn’t this be a great parent/child class? I’m sure they would want to make a different version for every trick or treater in the family! With four choices, they will have a hard time choosing! If you have any glow in the dark fabric, that would certainly add that awe factor!

Pumpkin Tote Bag
Cat Tote Bag
Ghost Tote Bag

The designs are created with 2 1/2″ strips so they go together very quickly. Each bag finished at approximately 13 inches square. The patterns for these ghoulish delights will be available early next month!

Monster Tote Bag