What a great scrap quilt! Just 12 fat quarters or 3 yards of scraps, plus the borders, binding and backing is all you need to create this stunning quilt.
Deb lives in the Great Smoky Mountains and says that in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, this was called a postcard quilt because quilters used a postcard for the template to cut the pieces for this quilt. Don’t you love that little bit of history? Now the Creative Grids® 3 ½” wide ruler make cutting these pieces easy as pie!
What a great scrap quilt! The quilt is made with just two alternating blocks. Since one of those blocks is the hourglass or quarter-square triangle, the alternating pieced four-patch block looks like they are set on point. This adds a dramatic element to the quilt that is oh sew easy to achieve!
Another great scrap quilt! Just 12 quarter yard cuts or 3 yards of scraps, plus the four B’s: background, borders, binding and backing is all you need to create this stunning quilt. Since the points are made with the Creative Grids® Strippy Star Tool, they float so every point is perfect, every time. The Creative Grids® Cat’s Cradle Tool is used to make the nine-patch variation in the center of each block. What a great way to learn how to use both tools and make an heirloom quality quilt along the way!
Don’t you love the way Deb has extended the star points into the middle border?
This is one of those patterns that you will refer to again and again! The ultimate pillowcase pattern! Hotel pillowcases cover the entire pillow with a flap that encloses the end. This pattern gives you the option of creating a pillowcase with a band or without in standard and king sizes. Why not make matching pillowcases to coordinate with your bed quilts? Now that makes a statement!
Snails Trail Mardi Gras is a variation of the ever popular Snails Trail Al Fresco (CLPJAW68). In this version, the diamond shapes are created with the Creative Grids® Half Rectangle Tool so each diamond adds even more interest and movement to the finished quilt.
Combining traditional Snails Trail blocks with these pieced diamond shapes creates this colorful version of a traditional Storm at Sea quilt. The Creative Grids® Square on Square Trim Tool includes markings to create the perfect-sized center four-patch. After that, creating the Snail’s Trail block is just a matter of color placement!
The Creative Grids® Half Rectangle Tool by Deb Heatherly:
The ever popular Snails Trail Al Fresco by Jean Ann Wright uses one fabric for the diamonds and the Creative Grids® 2 Peaks in 1 Tool.
Both use the Creative Grids® Square on Square Tool to create the Snail’s Trail Blocks.
Everything you need is in stock so place your orders now!
HOA can be made as a large wall hanging or twin-size quilt. Each house contains a different mini block. The CGRDH1 Cat’s Cradle Tool, CGRDH5 Kitty Cornered Tool, and CGRDH4 Ultimate Flying Geese Tool are required. Optional tools: CGRFCC Folded Corner Clipper and CGRDH3 Turbo 4-patch. This pattern is the perfect choice for a monthly class featuring a different tool each month! The pattern is FQ and scrap-friendly!
Community is a larger version of the above quilt, featuring the same tools but specifically written to be a block or row of the month. It finished to 90″ x 96″.
All Stars makes a 36″ x 36″ table topper and is the 4th pattern in the “Let’s Get Creative” series. This pattern is easy to kit and will make a great class or demo. The Creative Grids Strippy Stars Tool CGRDH2 is required.
This pattern uses the following Creative Grids Tools- Cat’s Cradle Tool- CGRDH1, Strippy Stars Tool- CGRDH2, and the new Turbo 4 Patch- CGRDH3. This quilt is charm square and scrap friendly.
Wonky Log Topper features the CGRJAW13 Wonky Log Cabin Trim Tool and the CGRDH4 Ultimate Flying Geese Tool. This pattern is the third in the “Let’s Get Creative” series. It’s easy to kit and great for classes and demos. Make one for each season!
All of these patterns are due to arrive next month so place your orders now!
This book contains 11 projects that are perfect to use throughout the year. Each project is shown in Christmas fabric as well as an alternate colorway to give you plenty of ideas.
The patterns include a fun wall hanging, an octagonal tree skirt that can also be a table topper, 2 quilts that are quick, easy, and strip friendly, 1 quilt perfect for fussy cuts, a large Christmas tree whose ornaments could use photo transfers of grandchildren, or fussy cuts of a favorite football team, and so much more. This book is definitely not just for Christmas.
Just look at some of the treasures inside:
Many of these patterns showcase the Creative Grids® tools designed by Deb Heatherly including the Kitty Cornered Tool (CGRDH5); the Cat’s Cradle Tool (CGRDH1); The Ultimate Flying Geese (CGRDH4); and the Strippy Star (CGRDH2).
Her Happy Together pattern from Deb’s Cats N Quilts is a great scrap buster but is also FQ friendly. This pattern uses the Creative Grids® Cat’s Cradle XL item (CGRDH1XL). Pattern includes 3 sizes: Topper 40″ x 40″, Full 72″ x 82″, and queen 92″ x 92″.
Flower Power uses 2-1/2″ strips and the Creative Grids® Round Up Tool (CGRATK1) to make this fun quilt that finishes 66″ x 83″. The 2-1/2″ strips make the petals and the pieced border. Add fabric for the background, setting triangles, and border and let the fun begin! Technique used: Fusible appliqué.
The book and patterns are due to arrive soon so place your orders now!
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!
Deb Heatherly has not only designed some of my favorite Creative Grids® Tools, she also uses them to design stunning quilts! Cat’egorical is the perfect quilt to showcase the Creative Grids Kitty Cornered Tool. Don’t you love the way the block design is repeated on the border.
Quasar and Quasar Plus utilize those 45-degree angles that are printed on all of the Creative Grids® rectangles. Both are jelly roll friendly. Quasar finishes to 50″ square. Quasar Plus includes two different sizes – a table topper and a large throw.
The Creative Grids® CGR612 is suggested for construction and the CGR15 is great for squaring up the sections of the quilt.
The patterns are due to arrive early next month so place your orders now!
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.
Deb has had several hundred people make this quilt in her Grids Girl program. She sent me some pictures from those students:
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.
While it looks like these blocks are set on point, it is an illusion. Susan Nelson makes this oh sew simple! Then, it is all about color placement to create the secondary pattern. What a fun way to use her Creative Grids® Folded Corner Clipper XL. The pattern includes fabric requirements and cutting instructions for two sizes.
5 Stack by Leigh Headington is a charming beginner quilt. Sewing strips together and then sub-cutting makes this quilt fun and easy project. These units are then alternated with large rectangles, the perfect place to show off your favorite fabrics.
Create the center star points with the Creative Grids® Ultimate Flying Geese Tool or insert your favorite four-inch block. Then add two rounds of logs with the Log Cabin Trim Tool. The corner triangles are trimmed evenly thanks to the diagonal line that is printed on the Folded Corner Clipped XL. Each round is trimmed after the oversized triangles are added so they are perfect every time!
Don’t you love the secondary block design that is created when corner posts are added to the sashings? What a great way to learn new techniques with your favorite rulers.
Creative Grids® Ultimate Flying Geese Tool by Deb Heatherly
Creative Grids® 8″ Log Cabin Trim Tool by Jean Ann Wright
Or Creative Grids® 10″ Log Cabin Trim ToolDuo also b Jean Ann Wright
Creative Grids® Folded Corner Clipper XL by Susan Nelson
And, since they are Cut Loose Press™ and printed on demand, they are all available and in stock now!
Ever want to teach a sampler quilt class where your students can choose from 16 different 12-inch blocks? The book includes 16 block patterns that feature the Creative Grids® Kitty Cornered Tool and the Ultimate Flying Geese Tool – teaching opportunities!
There are also suggestions for how to incorporate other CGR rulers into your designs and layouts.
The Build a Quilt Workbook also contains 10 layouts in multiple sizes. Simply choose your favorite 12″ finished block, or a variety of blocks, and insert them into the quilt design layouts found in this workbook.
Teach it as a class and every quilt will look totally different! What a way to inspire your students to move onto their next project!