Experience Creative Grids at the Checker Booth

The Creative Grids Booth – within the Checker booth – is the place to be this Market!

Experience Creative Grids is our mantra – and you will be able to actually cut out a block with many of the new rulers!  That’s right – the designers will not only show you how to use them and share their expertise – you will take home a fabric sample!

The most diverse ruler line in the world has many features that will have you coming back for more:

  • They are only available through Independents like you!  They will never be sold in chains!
  • The gripper embedded on the back of every ruler holds the fabric in place while cutting – so accuracy is ensured!
  • The Black and White markings are easy to read.
  • An MS Tag is printed directly on the acrylic so a video tutorial of every ruler is right at your fingertips.
  • Lost the instructions?  No problem – downloadable versions are available at: //www.creativegridsusa.com/

Friday, May 17, 2013

10:00 – 11:30
Karla Alexander demonstrating the CGRKA6 Spider Web ruler

Item #CGRKA6  Retail $22.95

11:30 – 1:00
Kathy Brown demonstrating the Fat Quarter Cutter (CGRY1) and Double Strip 90 (CGRDBS90) rulers

Item #CGRY1  Retail $25.95

Item #CGEDSB90  Retail $26.95

1:00 – 2:30
Karen Montgomery demonstrating her new Scrap Crazy Template (CGRMT4)  and the Triangle series (CGRT45; CGRT90; CGRTKAL45; CGRMT2; and CGRMT3)

Item ECGRMT4  Retail $22.95

2:30 – 3:30
Jean Ann and Carolyn Griffin have plans, so I am demonstrating the Pineapple Ruler (CGRJAW3) and the Single Strip Tumbler Ruler (CGRSRTUMB)

Item #CGRJAW3  Retail $22.95

Item #CGRSRTUMB  Retail $24.45

3:30 – 4:30

Swirly Girls Design demonstrating the new 30 degree triangle (CGRSG1) and how to combine it with the Circle Savvy ruler (CGRSAV1)

Item #CGRSG1  Retail $25.95

4:30 – 5:30

Janice Pope demonstrating her Bias Binding Tool (CGRABB1) and the Log Cabin templates by Jean Ann Wright (CGRJAW1 & CGRJAW2)

Item #CGRABB1  Retail $18.95

Saturday

10:00 – 11:00
Karla Alexander demonstrating the CGRKA6 Spider Web ruler

11:00 – 12:00
Jean Ann and Carolyn Griffin have plans, so I am demonstrating the Pineapple Ruler (CGRJAW3) and the Single Strip Tumbler Ruler (CGRSRTUMB)

12:00 – 1:30
Karen Montgomery demonstrating her new Scrap Crazy Template (CGRMT4)  and the Triangle series (CGRT45; CGRT90; CGRTKAL45; CGRMT2; and CGRMT3
1:30 – 3:00
Kathy Brown demonstrating the Fat Quarter Cutter (CGRY1) and Double Strip 90 (CGRDBS90) rulers
3:00 – 4:00
Swirly Girls Design demonstrating the new 30 degree triangle (CGRSG1) and how to combine it with the Circle Savvy ruler (CGRSAV1)

4:00 – 5:00
Janice Pope
demonstrating her Bias Binding Tool (CGRABB1) and the Log Cabin templates by Jean Ann Wright (CGRJAW1 & CGRJAW2)
Sunday
10:00 – 11:30
Karen Montgomery demonstrating her new Scrap Crazy Template (CGRMT4)  and the Triangle series (CGRT45; CGRT90; CGRTKAL45; CGRMT2; and CGRMT3
11:30 – 1:00
Karla Alexander demonstrating the CGRKA6 Spider Web ruler
1:00 – 4:00
Jean Ann and Carolyn Griffin have plans, so I am demonstrating the Pineapple Ruler (CGRJAW3) and the Single Strip Tumbler Ruler (CGRSRTUMB)
I will be in the booth most of the time as well so if you have any questions about the entire line, we will be able to answer your questions!  Come by and CUT!!!

The Creative Grids Tumbler has a Little Sister

Before I tell you about the newest member of the Creative Grids family, we need to take care of some business!!  As a company, we decided not to release any rulers until we had companion patterns/books to go with it – and, everything would be in stock and ready to ship the week we told you about it!  We have released four rulers this month -that will be showcased at Spring Market – and have been true to our word.  We have also started advertising in retail magazines and have developed a very active Facebook page.  SOOOOO now your customers are contacting us because they can’t find the rulers!!!

PLEASE “like” us on Facebook and leave a comment on our Facebook page letting everyone know that you carry the rulers and are willing to ship them to anyone who needs them!  Visit our website:  //www.checkerdist.com/index.cfm

Click on the link:

Feel free to copy and paste one of the banners from the Creative Grids website for your Facebook page, blog, or newsletter.  Let everyone know that you carry our rulers!!!  There is a banner for every new ruler as well as generic ones for the entire line.  Just right click away…

I love tumblers – and with the success of the Creative Grids Double Strip Tumbler – we know you do too!  That is why we decided it was time for a “mini”!  The original cuts tumblers that are four inches high  – fast, fun and easy!

Item #CGRDBSTUMB  Retail $26.95

To see the patterns that support the original, visit our website:  //www.checkerdist.com/products/search?keywords=CGRDBSTUMB&relatedto=

But today, I want to introduce the next generation!  This baby cuts tumblers that finish 2″ high!

Item #CGRSRTUMB  Retail $24.45

The negative space between the Tumblers is the exact same shape and size as the acrylics so you can cut NINE tumblers each time you position the ruler.  If you cut the fabric on the fold, you can cut 18 tumblers out of each 2 1/2″ strip…..and if you stack four strips, you can cut 72 tumblers in less than five minutes!!!  There is even a horizontal line through the center of each tumbler so you can cut them from pieced 1 1/2″ strips!  What a great way to use up scraps!

And, as promised, Carolyn Griffin has written several Cut Loose Press patterns that showcase this ruler.

Jelly Jars is a wonderful version of a scrappy tumbler quilt!

Item #CLPCGR001

This place mat is cut from pre-cut 2 1/2″ squares.  Just place one of the acrylic shapes over a stack and you can cut out them out in a matter of minutes!

Candy cups is fast, fun and easy!

Item #CLPCGR002

In Tablelands, Carolyn cut every other template!  How clever is this!  I want to try it with ALL of our strip rulers…..

Item #CLPCGR003

These three patterns are Cut Loose Press so they are simple to sew and easy on the pocketbook!  And, don’t forget to demo this puppy!  Your customers will love you for it!