Be My Valentine

Crazy Hearts, one of the series by Karla Alexander’s Crazy series for Cut Loose Press. For those of you who have loved Crazy Christmas Trees, this is your next project!

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

Whichever color pallet you choose, it is simply charming!

Crazy Hearts

All of the Crazy series use the Spider Web Ruler by Creative Grids®, designed by Karla herself!

Creative Grids Spider Web Quilt Ruler

Maria used Scrap Tape from The Gypsy Quilter® to add a scrappy border.

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Scrap Tape is a wash away foundation that stabilizes the grain line of your fabric until it is sewn into your finished project. Make unique 5- inch strips using fabric scraps, using a stitch and flip method, then trim to size. Since Scrap Tape washes away with water, do not use steam or a starch/starch alternative while constructing your strips. Wash the stabilizer away AFTER the project is complete. One package includes 25 yards of 5in wide Scrap Tape.

Gypsy Quilter Scrap Tape 5in x 25yds

Everything is in stock so place your orders now!

Prepping for Valentine’s and St. Paddy’s Day

Yes, this is the perfect Valentine decoration but why not make it in 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 #CLPKAL011 from Cut Loose Press by Karla Alexander.

Crazy Hearts
Crazy Hearts

Don’t you love the name? In Crazy Love #CLPKAL014 from Cut Loose Press the angles doesn’t matter. The sashing strips can be adjusted by trimming them after the letters are pieced so they are all the same height.

What a great shower or wedding gift. At 18 x 53 inches it would make a statement hanging above a bed!

Crazy Love
Creative Grids Spider Web Quilt Ruler


It is all about fabric placement. Lovey #CLPDLB018 by Lisa DeBord 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
Creative Grids 4in Log Cabin Trim Tool Quilt Ruler

There is a little bit of Irish in all of us so why not celebrate it? The leaves of these Tumbling Shamrocks #CLPQIN001 are cut from a variety of 2-1/2in strips. The variety of prints adds depth and texture to the design by creating another design element. Adjust the size accordingly to make it fit your table or gift it to your favorite bloke as a throw! Either way, it will be treasured!

Tumbling Shamrocks

Cut Loose Press® patterns are a Checker Exclusive and printed on demand so they are always in stock and available for your next kit or class.

A Perfect Holiday Make It/Take It

It is that time of year when customers come in looking for a simple project that they can make for all of their friends. Well, this year Cut Loose Press has you covered! This new pattern by Merry May is made with one tea towel and 1″ side webbing for the handles.

Tea Towel Tote Bag
Tea Towel Tote Bag

The tea towel is given added body by using fusible Shape-Flex. Since the tea towels edges are all finished, the bag is fast, easy and professional looking. Add the side pocket (or not) and make the wrapping a part of the gift!

These tea towels by Dunroven come in a multitude of colors and designs. I chose just a few in Christmas colors:

Tea Towel Polka Dot Bright Red
Tea Towel, Printed Polka Dots on Lime Green

The 1-inch webbing used for the handles comes in a variety of colors as well. I chose a couple that would look great as contrasting colors on the towels above.

Polypro Webbing 1in x 25yds Red
Polypro Webbing 1in x 25yds Lime

Be sure to have plenty of Shape-Flex on hand because they will definitely want to make more than one!

Shape Flex Woven Cotton Pellon 20in x 25yds

This would be a great, affordable make it/take it for your Christmas open house. Or demo it next year. It is a great bag year round or can give them a start for next year!

New from Creative Grids®

The 10-inch Wonky Log Cabin Trim Tool #CGRJAW13 puts a fun twist on a traditional block. This one is designed to work with 2-1/2 inch strips for both the logs and center squares making it precut friendly.

After adding each round of logs, place the appropriate centering square on the ruler over the center square of the block and trim. Since each round is trimmed before adding the next one, your final trim squares up the block making it ready to be used in your project.

Jean Ann has designed five different Cut Loose Press™ projects using her latest tool.

Sweet Sixteen showcases the crazy quilt effect created with her Wonky Log Cabin Trim Tool. Use a 40 pack of pre-cut 2-1/2-inch strips with lots of fabric options to enhance the scrappy look. Or, use scraps you have on hand for a true stash buster.

Sweet Sixteen

Going My Way uses fabrics to color the blocks with a light and dark side. Twisting and turning the blocks creates the arrows in the finished quilt.

Going My Way

Bubbles Baubles and Balloons uses the same light and dark coloring of the block, but by twisting and turning the blocks, the circular pattern comes to life.

Bubbles Baubles & Balloons


This pattern incorporates just 4 blocks into this table runner. Just (1–3) 2-1/2-inch strips of 6 different colors are all you need to create the blocks so it is a great stash buster. Or make every log a different fabric for a more scrappy look.

Garden Table Runner

Two Wonky Totes includes instructions to make this tote two different ways. The mesh version features a top facing, the top of the fabric version is bound. Both versions feature a jaunty pocket made with the Creative Grids® Wonky Log Cabin Trim Tool. French seams complete the professional look and is a great technique to teach in a class.

Two Wonky Totes

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New from Cut Loose Press!

Welcome our newest designer, Cheri Beatty! Her first submission is the perfect beginner class or project! Every inch of the fabric is used in this quilt. Grab forty-two 10-inch squares and you are ready to go. Kitting not required!

The name of the quilt says it all, Barcode Quilt. This is the perfect name for a quilt with a modern look that can truly be completed in an afternoon. Cheri recommends the Creative Grids® 6 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ Rectangle (CGR612) but any 6 1/2″ wide ruler in the line will make cutting a breeze.

Deb Heatherly submitted this gem! Gracie’s Star (CLPDHE047) is the perfect choice for a beginning quilter or anyone who wants to make a stunning quilt with a lot of impact. It makes a great Quilts of Valor, just adjust the borders as needed. An assortment of squares and half-square triangles never looked so good!

Deb recommends the Creative Grids® 5 1/2″ Square (CGR5) for this one since it is the perfect tool to trim those half-square triangles. Everything is in stock so you have time to get a sample done for your Fall class offerings!

New from Cut Loose Press™ Patterns


Designed by Quilters Inspiration! There is a little bit of Irish in all of us so why not celebrate it? The leaves of these tumbling shamrocks are cut from a variety of 2-1/2in strips. The variety of prints adds depth and texture to the design by creating another design element. Adjust the size accordingly to make it fit your table or gift it to your favorite bloke as a throw! Either way, it will be treasured! The individual leaves are trimmed to 4 1/2″ and the entire shamrock are trimmed to 8 1/2″ so the Creative Grids® CGR4 and/or CGR8 are recommended.

Tumbling Shamrocks

Sunflowers Ala Lulu is a great introduction to a more artistic approach to quilting. This raw-edge appliqué project features layered squares to create the petals of the sunflowers. Add some leaves and bias tape stems and you can have this done in an afternoon! The Creative Grids® CGR9 is recommended.

Sunflowers Ala Lulu!

Welcome the newest Cut Loose Press™ designer, Beth Weigt! She teaches classes and wanted a simple pattern with larger pieces that would showcase the Creative Grids® Kitty Corner Tool (CGRDH5). Happy Kitty’s Table Topper features twelve-inch blocks, and since there are only four of them, it truly can be finished in an afternoon.

The Kitty Cornered Blocks are combined with a center square and rectangles like a nine-patch. Then they are separated by sashings and a corner-post which create a secondary center design. Choose three coordinating fabrics and begin!

Happy Kittys Table Topper

Cut Loose Press™ patterns are always in stock so place your orders now!

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.

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

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