The Newest Leftie!

Meet the newest addition to the Creative Grids® left-handed line! This 4-1/2 inch square features a mirror image of the markings that are on the original version. Left-handers no longer have to read upside down!

Creative Grids Left Handed Quilt Ruler 4-1/2in Square

This beauty joins the other left-handed squares:

The 6 1/2″ square:

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

And the 12 1/2″ square:

Creative Grids Left Handed Quilt Ruler 12-1/2in Square

Along with the two rectangles:

The 6 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangle:

Creative Grids Left Handed Quilt Ruler 6-1/2in x 12-1/2in

And the 6 1/2″ x 24 1/2″:

Creative Grids Left Handed Quilt Ruler 6-1/2in x 24-1/2in

Why not order a set and display them with the original versions so your customers can experience the difference? Make sure you have order forms on hand because they will want them all!

All are in stock so place your orders now!

The Creative Grids® 45mm Rotary Cutter is in Stock!

The “weight” is over! Everything is now in stock. The Creative Grids® 45mm rotary cutter is designed with you in mind. The sleek red metal body adds weight to the cutter so less pressure is required when cutting fabric. The cushioned, comfort grip is designed to fit your hand, reducing slips and muscle fatigue.

When the button is in the center, the guard fully protects the blade when not in use. Move the button a quarter circle to the left or right to expose the blade for right and left handed users. The exposed blade is specifically designed to extend beyond the guard to work with the Creative Grids® slotted rulers.

To replace the blade, simply pull down on the tab to release it and add a new blade – a one step process.

The Creative Grids® 45mm rotary cutter comes in a protective zippered case that includes plenty of room to store additional blades and notions. Watch the video to view all of the features of the tool!

Creative Grids 45mm Rotary Cutter with EVA Case

The case is also available separately.

Creative Grids Rotary Cutter Case

The blades come in packages of 2 and 5.

Creative Grids 45mm Replacement Rotary Blade 2pk
Creative Grids 45mm Replacement Rotary Blade 5pk

Why not have one open at your cutting counter so your customers can try it and feel the difference???

Pineapple Popouts

The pineapple popout series showcases a new technique. The center pineapple block is made with the Creative Grids® Mini Pineapple Trim Tool (#CGRJAW3MINI) with rounds that finish at ½-inch. Additional rounds are added and trimmed with the Creative Grids® Pineapple Trim Tool (#CGRJAW3) to create 1-inch finished rounds. Click here to see a video showing this technique.

In this table runner from Cut Loose Press™, (Pineapple Popout #CLPJAW085) the colors are reversed in alternate blocks to enhance the dimensional effect. Since the corners of the block are pieced from the same fabric as the borders, the pineapples seem to float across the table. Since each round is trimmed after cutting, sewing and pressing, the results are perfect every time.

Pineapple Popout Table Runner

In this quilt from Cut Loose Press™, (Pineapple Popout Spice #CLPJAW079) the colors are reversed in each set of coordinated prints to enhance the dimensional effect. The scrappy border and binding add a modern feel to this stunning quilt. And since each round is trimmed after cutting, sewing and pressing, the results are perfect every time.

Pineapple Popout Spice

In this tote from Cut Loose Press (Pineapple Popout Totte #CLPJAW086), the colors are reversed in alternate blocks to enhance the dimensional effect. One block is bound and added as a pocket on one side. The fabrics and handle are reversed on the other side. Since each round is trimmed after cutting, sewing and pressing, the results are perfect every time.

Pineapple Popout Tote
Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool for 6, 8 or 10in Finished Blocks
Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool Mini Quilt Ruler

Tip: Eliminate the math by cutting the strips using the line down the center of any of the Creative Grids® 2-1/2-inch wide rectangles. This white line is at the 1-1/4-inch mark, the width of the strips needed to make the mini-block. Use the line down the center of any of the Creative Grids® 3-1/2 inch wide rectangles to cut the strips for the outer rounds.

New from Lisa DeBord

Welcome Spring with Meadow the meadowlark. It is all about fabric placement. Meadow from Cut Loose Press™ combines courthouse steps log cabin blocks in a variety of colorways to create this stunning quilt. A few of the blocks are modified by adding triangles and even a prairie-point to enhance the design. The eye is created by starting with a half-square triangle for the center square. Simply genius!

Meadow

Since each round of logs is trimmed before the next round is added, perfection is guaranteed.

Creative Grids 4in Log Cabin Trim Tool Quilt Ruler
Gracie

We all have an angel in our life and maybe Gracie can be yours! It is all about fabric placement. Gracie combines two different sizes of courthouse steps log cabin blocks, 4 and 8-inch, both sizes created with the Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tool Duo. But you may want the smaller size as well since it is easier to manipulate when trimming the smaller size.

Creative Grids 10in Log Cabin Trim Tool Duo

Tip: Eliminate the math by cutting the strips using the line down the center of any of the Creative Grids 2-1/2 inch wide rectangles. This white line is at the 1-1/4 inch mark, the width of the strips needed to make this block.

Warning – these are like putting together jigsaw puzzles. Once you make one, you won’t be able to stop! Check out all of Lisa DeBord’s patterns in this series to see the complete collection.

Carolina Moore Shines

This quilt is perfectly sized to hang on your door instead of a wreath for those summer holidays. It is easy enough to complete in a day since the stars are made with the Creative Grids® Strippy Stars Tool . Make quick and simple stars without needing to square up endless half-square triangles! With the simple design of this quilt, pick fun fabrics to add extra interest.

Patriot Quilt
Creative Grids Strippy Stars Tool 5in x 7-1/2in Quilt Ruler

Use the Creative Grids® 4in Curvy Log Cabin Ruler to make the curved portions of this scrappy pumpkin table runner! A fun project that can be made in a day, this pumpkin table runner is perfect for fall. Use scrappy harvest-colored fabrics combined with a simple background fabric for a table runner that makes a statement!

Scrappy Pumpkin Table Runner
Creative Grids 4in Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool


This English Paper Pieced Tree Skirt is beautifully hand-pieced using the traditional EPP method. Instructions for glue basting, sewing, and adding a facing are included in the pattern.
An EPP-facing method is used to finish the edges of the tree skirt, keeping the scallop-like edge without needing to bind non-right angles. Instructions are also provided for trimming the edges so that the tree skirt can be bound traditionally.

Next Year's Tree Skirt


Make a dent in your scraps with a quilt that celebrates your love of fabric scraps! Just a yard and a quarter of background fabric, and a single roll of 2 1/2″ wide Scrap Tape turn a pile of scraps into your new favorite quilt. Sewing scraps onto Scrap Tape is a meditative experience—you’ll love digging to the bottom of your scrap bin and remembering projects from the past as you give these scraps a second life in a quilt! You can curate your scraps in a certain color or set of colors, or go wild with all your favorite scraps!

Scrappy Heart
The Scrappiest Quilt

For those of you who are not familiar with Scrap Tape: The best thing about scrap tape is that it stabilizes the grain line-making all your scraps usable and your strips nice and straight. Make unique 2-1/2″ strips using fabric scraps. Construct with a stitch and flip method, then trim to size. Scrap Tape washes away with water when your project is complete.

Gypsy Quilter Scrap Tape 2-1/2in x 25yds

These patterns are due to arrive next month so place your orders now.

Pizzazz by Deb Heatherly

Deb posted this quilt on Facebook and I immediately fell in love. Even though there is the illusion of curves, they are actually cut and sewn using the Creative Grids® 2 Peaks in 1 (CGR2P1) tool. Combining blocks made with the Kitty Cornered Tool creates a stunning secondary pattern. The pattern includes fabric requirements for three different sizes from topper to queen.

Pizzazz
Creative Grids Kitty Cornered Ruler
Creative Grids 2 Peaks in 1 Triangle Quilt Ruler

Deb has had several hundred people make this quilt in her Grids Girl program. She sent me some pictures from those students:

Debbie Patterson:

Aleesa Kobi

Betsy McDonald

Cacia Orser

What would your student’s quilts look like? What a great class! The pattern is due to arrive this month so place your order now.

Crazy Love

Don’t you love the name?

Crazy Love

This Cut Loose Press™ pattern #CLPKAL014 features four letters that are all pieced individually after the angles are cut with the Creative Grids® Spiderweb Ruler #CGRKA6. The width of each letter doesn’t matter. Each letter can be trimmed after the sashing strips are added so that the height of each block is exactly the same before they are sewn together.

Karla Alexander is one of my favorite designers because she thinks WAY outside of the box. In this case, she created all of the cutting instructions to work with directional fabrics. And, the pieces are oversized so they are trimmed to size after piecing the angles. With big pieces and built-in fudge factors, even beginners will be successful. The angled pieces are all cut with her Creative Grids® Spiderweb Ruler.

Creative Grids Spider Web Quilt Ruler

What a great shower or wedding gift. The guests could sign the backing fabric.

At 18 x 53 inches, it would make a statement hanging above a bed! I’m thinking about framing each letter individually and hanging them as a headboard.

If you are a visual learner, a video tutorial will be available soon. Everything is in stock so place your orders now.

It’s All About the Love

It is all about fabric placement. Lovey combines five different color combinations of a courthouse steps block to spell out LOVE. Since each round of logs is trimmed before the next round is added, perfection is guaranteed. Why not spread some love this year?

Lovey


American Sweetheart from Cut Loose Press™ combines traditional log cabins with courthouse steps blocks made with the Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tool for 4-inch finished blocks. This 40-inch square quilt is the perfect centerpiece for all the patriotic holidays, but wouldn’t it be a darling baby quilt or Valentine gift as well? Depending on the colors, a name could be embroidered on the center of the heart. Now THAT is an awe factor!

American Sweetheart


This table runner from Cut Loose Press™ includes everything a girl loves – diamonds, chocolate, and romance! Why not embroider the names of the ones you love on the hearts to add that awe factor

Hearts & Chocolate Diamonds

I Love America definitely has a patriotic feel but that big heart screams Valentine’s Day or weddings! It is the perfect door decoration and goes together quickly since it is made with the Creative Grids® Log Cabin and Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tools for 8-inch finished blocks.

I Love America

Yes, this is the perfect Valentine decoration but why not make it in the wedding colors for a bridal shower? The wedding party can sign the hearts and the guests can sign around them. What a great memory of the day! Crazy Hearts is made with the Creative Grids® Spiderweb Tool.

Crazy Hearts

Why not schedule a class (or classes) today!

Skinny Pineapple not a Diet

Create perfect 6, 9, or 12-inch finished Pineapple blocks by squaring up each round of strips as they are sewn. Since each round is squared up before the next set is added, the blocks are perfectly square. The cutting requirements for the strips and center square are printed right on the tool.

The widths of the logs finish to 3/4-inch so even a six-inch block looks impressive. Add two more rounds to complete a 9-inch finished pineapple. Add two more rounds to complete a 12-inch finished block. It really is that easy, and accurate.

Creative Grids 12in Skinny Pineapple Trim Tool

There are five new Cut Loose Press™ patterns to support this tool.


Pineapple Pinwheel combines two favorite blocks, pinwheels and pineapples The pinwheels are created by piecing the corner triangles before the final block trim. When four blocks are sewn together, the secondary pinwheel pattern is formed. Magic!

Pineapple Pinwheels


Pineapple Puzzle utilizes this Tool to its full potential. This pattern combines 6-inch and 12-inch finished blocks to create the puzzle design. There are special markings on the tool to guarantee that the 6-inch finished block is trimmed to the exact right size. What a great way to learn how to use the tool!

Pineapple Puzzle

Gumdrops uses the Tool to make 6-inch finished blocks with 3/4-inch finished logs. The proportions of this baby quilt are perfect. Cut a variety of pastel strips from fat quarters to achieve a scrappy look. Then sew just twenty-four 6-inch blocks together to complete the center.

Gumdrops


Pineapple Smoothies is an oversized throw that accentuates the pineapple pattern by using the same fabric for odd-numbered rounds. The even-numbered rounds are cut from a variety of fat quarters to achieve that rainbow sherbet look.

Pineapple Smoothies

The Skinny Pineapple from Creative Grids® joins the other tools in the Pineapple family. The original Pineapple Trim Tool makes 6, 8, and 10-inch blocks with 1″ finished logs.

Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool for 6, 8 or 10in Finished Blocks

The Pineapple Trim Tool Mini makes 4, 5, or 6-inch finished blocks with 1/2-inch logs.

Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool Mini Quilt Ruler

All are in stock now.

A Fall Feast

Hank and Harriet combine courthouse-steps log cabin blocks and curvy log cabin blocks in a variety of colorways to create these adorable pumpkins. They are a part of a trio of patterns that, when combined, showcase Fall in all its glory!

Hank
Harriet

Since the templates for Hank and Harriet are oversized, they are not printed on the pattern. Instead, you can download them from the Cut Loose Press™ website. Since they are formatted on 8-½ by 11-inch paper, the templates can be printed directly onto any fusible available in sheets such as EZ Print Featherlite, no tracing required! Or add your own personality and draw your own.

Both of these patterns require the Creative Grids® log cabin and curvy log cabin trim tools for 4″ finished blocks.

Creative Grids 4in Log Cabin Trim Tool Quilt Ruler
Creative Grids 4in Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool
EZ Print Featherlite 8-1/2in x 11in 10pk

Cornelius is the third member of this trio.

Cornelius combines courthouse-steps log cabin blocks in a variety of colorways to create this cornstalk that was definitely knee-high by the 4th of July. This one is made with just the Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tool for 4″ finished blocks.

Cornelius

Since the blocks are all trimmed with the Creative Grids® Tools, they are all exactly the same size so these projects go together like magic. They are like putting together jigsaw puzzles. Once you do one, you will want to do them all!