Remember the name Krista Moser because she is going to be a superstar! This gal has it all, talent, color sense, marketing sense – and the most important of all of the senses – common sense! When a relatively new designer has four patterns in the top 100, I take notice – and you should too!
Krista designed the Creative Grids® newest 60-degree Diamond ruler. This Cut Loose Press™ pattern is so simple, even I could make it. It is all done out of 2-1/2″ strips which makes it easy to market!
Or choose this simple Cut Loose Press™ baby quilt that features the hexie aspect of the tool:
Many of you are already kitting and teaching the Aztec Table Runner which can be made with the 60-degree aspect of the tool as well.
Once you know how to use the ruler, these patterns are a piece of cake. They look like you worked really hard but are actually week-end projects once you know her techniques!
And here is the star of the show – the Creative Grids® 60-degree Diamond Ruler:
Why not start a series of classes, showcasing a different element of the tool each month? Your customers will love you for it!
Krista Moser – the creator of the newest member of the Creative Grids family – is one talented lady! This sixty degree diamond tool has triple the punch – cut hexies, sixty degree triangles AND diamonds up to 16 1/2″. Now that is a lot of bang for your buck!
These two Cut Loose Press patterns are darling and showcase the different features of the tool. Hexie Hot Air Baloons is made out of hexies and trapezoids. Woven Jewelbox is so simple since it is created entirely from 2 1/2″ strips.
Look at the diversity and design possibilities Krista has created.
I already made the Jewelbox ..it is so much fun I can’t wait to start another one. How to choose???
Tis the season for evergreens – and this is reflected in our top 100 patterns! All of these trees made the list!
Crazy Christmas Trees from Cut Loose Press™ is the perfect family craft project! None of the seams have to match so seam allowances aren’t really an issue. I’m making this with my grandchildren this weekend!
These paper-pieced trees come in two sizes. The smaller version is the perfect door decoration for an Advent tree for your favorite little ones.
Piece Fall colors on the other side to make this tree reversible!
And then there are the three-dimensional versions by Aunties Two and Poorhouse Designs.
All of these projects are simple and can be done in time to deck the halls!
Need demos for that holiday open house? We’ve got you covered. There are excellent Cut Loose Press™ patterns that feature Creative Grids® rulers that will have your customers making multiples for gifts as well.
Capiz Lanterns looks like a modern version of our favorite tree ornament. It is oh so simple to make with the Oval Always tool by Karla Alexander.
Deb Heatherly creates these ornaments with the 4″ version of the Log Cabin Curvy tool.
And just look at the variety of trees….
Jean Ann created this tree by combining the 8″ log cabin trim tool with the curvy version of the same size.
These trees were all made with a 30-degree angle.
Karla Alexander’s Crazy Christmas Trees has been in the top 10 patterns since its release!
This snowman table runner is a great choice for the entire winter!
Best news? Everything is in stock and ready for your holiday events!
Meet the newest members of the Creative Grids® angle family. We now have a sixteen inch 10-degree angle. Sew together 36 of these 10-degree triangles to create a complete circle; 18 to create a half-circle, or 9 to create a quarter-circle. Create Fans, Dresden Plates, etc. up to a finished size of 31-1/2 inches. Check out these companions by Christina Cameli. The Magic Triangle Table Topper would be a great afternoon class. She pieces the fans with the 10-degree angle and then trims them into a 50-degree shape to create this stunning hexie!
Mesmerized is stunning in these gradations!
We also have a shorter version of the popular 15 degree – this one is easier to manipulate when working on smaller projects. Erin Underwood has created some darling patterns to get you started. Check out this mini version of her popular tuffet! It can be made with either the 15 degree or 22 1/2 degree. You decide on how many petals you prefer.
This Cut Loose Press™ pattern includes a table runner AND placemats. I love the edges that are finished with rickrack – just like grandmas!
This double Dresden pillow is embellished with buttons and rickrack. What is not to love???
Or create this spectacular version of a Mariner’s Compass by combining 15 and 22 1/2 degree angles.
I love this! In fact, I love this so much that I am teaching it this weekend!
This is a Karla Alexander design – and is SO her! A little wacky, a little wonky, and a whole lot of fun! This combines every aspect of a great pattern:
It looks hard but is so easy and so forgiving – anyone can do it!
It takes just eight 10 inch squares and eight 11″ x 14″ rectangles of background so it is easy to kit.
It makes a great demo.
AND, it is a Cut Loose Press™ pattern so it is affordable. Crazy Christmas Trees #CLPKAL009
It uses her ruler. Creative Grids® Spider Web Quilt Ruler #CGRKA6
Saturday I am making this in Fall colors – but kitting it for Christmas as well. After all, who can stop at just one! An added bonus? This runner is 17 1/2″ x 40 1/2″ so if I make four of these, I have a great throw!
Deb Heatherly and I are not only Creative Grids® designers, we are also friends. She has designed four of our most popular tools – Cat’s Cradle; Strippy Star, Turbo Four-Patch and the Ultimate Flying Geese.
We both travel and teach – and love to demonstrate Creative Grids®. My latest Cut Loose Press™ pattern, Log Cabin Nights, was inspired by one of her quilts – Steps to the Stars.
Here is the story. I was working on a king sized quilt and needed a final border. I loved the way Deb combined Strippy Stars and Courthouse Steps blocks in her pattern. As a border, however, I needed a darker look that would frame the quilt and be striking when it was hanging off the side of a bed.
I completed the quilt – and loved the border. There was a long dresser in the room that was scratched on the top. What is a quilter to do? Make a dresser scarf of course – and Log Cabin Nights was born. Look at your patterns as inspiration and see what happens!
I just noticed a white spot on the top of the buffet….back to the sewing room.
Add Karla Alexander’s sense of style and color sense – and classes will sell out immediately! I am one of those people who came from an applique background so sewing curves on a machine wasn’t a part of my skill set until now! Look how gorgeous…
These are Cut Loose Press™ patterns that are stunning. Leaves is a perfect class. They can actually finish this in an afternoon. Then demo the Clam shell quilt and Capiz Lanterns. The lantern quilt would be a perfect Christmas quilt.
Enchanted will have everyone anticipating the holiday seasons. Trading Places and Spin Cycle actually make me think I could make art quilts – and you could too!
You need to challenge yourself to step outside of your comfort zone – and I guarantee you will be successful and love every minute of it!
I love this four inch log cabin trim tool! It makes me look like I actually know how to piece – WELL! Believe me, it is not me – it is the tool!
Look at “America the Beautiful”. This 28″ x 40″ flag was pieced with the log cabin trim tool using a variation of the courthouse steps block. I used Soft and Stable as the batting so it lays perfectly flat when it is hanging on my door – the perfect decoration for those summer barbecues. It is fat quarter friendly so it is easy to kit as well.
Check out this pattern by Jean Ann Wright. See how the blocks are placed to create a star in the center. This is done with 2 1/2″ strips – which are due to arrive this month. Kitting has never been easier.
This tool comes in a four inch, a six inch, an eight inch, and a twelve-inch size. Show them blocks in every size. The technique is the same – let them choose the size that they are comfortable with!