Aurifil Introduces a New Cotton Thread

This eighty weight Cotton Thread by Aurifil was the talk of Market! For those who have gotten to try it, the response has been a resounding yes!  No, I was not one of those people but I can’t wait to get my hot little hands on it when it arrives in January.

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What is all of the fuss about?  It is thin, so it is the perfect choice for applique and English paper-piecing. The stitches simply disappear!

And it is strong enough to use when machine quilting.  I am currently working on a series of miniature quilts – and this will be the perfect choice.  After all, we know there is a thickness to thread and traditional threads don’t translate well when working with tiny designs.  But it works well when quilting traditional quilts as well.

But, first and forermost, it is the perfect choice for machine piecing – which is the most common use for any thread.  So this is not a specialty thread.  It is touted to become your go to thread of choice for ALL of your needs.  With that in m ind, it comes in a wide variety of colors. And who can resist the return of WOODEN spools?

Meet the Newest Member of the Creative Grids® Family

CGRISE30Drum roll please…… It’s Sew Emma designed their first Creative Grids® ruler! This Starburst 30° Triangle ruler #CGRISE30 can be used for all of the traditional fan and Dresden Plate blocks.  (Cut and sew together twelve units to create a kaleidoscope; six to create a half Dresden; or three to create a fan.) BUT, check out the angled A and B lines on the ruler. These lines are used to add that “awe” factor to your favorite kaleidoscope style blocks! Place them on the seam of a strip set and magic happens. A whole new world of pinwheels is born. Watch tthe demo.video

This is the first time that a Creative Grids® ruler is featured with a release of a new Block of the Month pattern AND a new fabric line called First Blush from Windham.
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FIRSTBLUSHFirst Blush is the perfect name for this charming pastel line that includes a variety of mini prints that are great choices for your mini quilts as well.  Be sure to order extra bolts of the Daisy Dot (#41955-6) background fabrics in aqua; pink, and white on white- these are sure to become a line of basics soon!  And these checks (#41957-3) set on point are perfect binding fabrics!  These fabrics are the perfect foundations and finishing touch to a gorgeous quilt!  The fabric is not shipping until November, but you can order a shop kit now that includes the fabric, binding, patterns and ruler.  Wouldn’t it be great to have your sample done and ready BEFORE the fabric arrives? (Shop Kit Item #42324-X) AND a new fabric line called First Blush from Windham.
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Aurifil has released two thread lines to match these Spring colors.  Choose 10 small (#KJ50FB10) spools or 12 large spools (#KJ50FB12).
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You don’t have to wait, however, to create with this ruler.  It’s Sew Emma has created three Cut Loose Press™ patterns which are simple patterns that are great choices for samples and classes.  Whether you create a large Dresden Plate; a fan quilt; or a spinning variation, we’ve got you covered!
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Promenade is an extensive pattern that includes instructions in three sizes.
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For everyone that wanted a smaller version of our popular 30° ruler (#CGRSG1) – this one with extra bells and whistles perfect for smaller blocks – is the one you’ve been waiting for!