The Quilt Branch are the proud inventors of the House and Cottage rulers by Creative Grids. This ruler literally cuts every shape under the roof! We wanted to give you an opportunity to showcase the capabilities of this ruler in a series of demos and classes.
Item #CGRQB1 Retail $26.45
Each Cut Loose Press place mat features a different shape that can be cut with the ruler. The entire series consists of six patterns and are numbered accordingly.
Why not use different battings in each place mat – and label them accordingly? What a great opportunity to educate your customers about Soft and Stable, Stiff Stuff, InsulBright, 100% cotton batting; the 80/20 blends, etc…
For instance, in the photos above, the black binding could showcase a Halloween fabric on the backing. Power Point; Hot Tin Roof and 45th Parallel feature red bindings so the backing could showcase patriotic, Valentine, or Christmas fabrics. Happy Hour could feature St. Patrick’s Day or Easter fabrics….you get the picture. With a little bit of planning, you can showcase – and sell – focal fabrics as well.
Don’t forget to include tips on binding; using basting sprays; and machine quilting. Have fabric options available for backings. Each place mat can showcase a holiday fabric on the back as long as the binding coordinates with both.