Main Stream Modern

Erin Underwood is one of those designers who can create dramatic quilts that appeal to all ages. Basically, they appeal to everyone! And, as a quilt teacher and shop owner, her designs are full of learning opportunities.

Star Studded is a perfect example of a quilt that would be a great block of the month. The stars showcase several different techniques to make a stunning quilt.

Hexology is another design that can be broken down into a block of the month.

Over Under Weaving Wonder is a stunning quilt whether you choose a light or dark background. Plus there is a great space for dramatic quilting.

Continuity can be made with a background accent fabric along with your favorite fabric strips.

These pillows have texture built right in – just fold the strips and let the fun begin. There are two options – couch and bed size!

All of these patterns are due in this month so start planning your classes accordingly!

We’ve Got Your Angle!

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.







Add these angles to your basic line!

Deck the Halls Part Two

If you are like me, every year you get out the Christmas tree and regret that you didn’t plan ahead and make a new tree skirt.  Here are several of my favorites that can literally be made in an afternoon.  Most come in multiple sizes and can be used as table toppers as well.

Triangle Frenzy showcases wonderful Christmas stripes and is easy to piece since it uses the Creative Grids 12 1/2″ sixty degree ruler.  Happy Holidays also uses a sixty degree ruler and is fast and easy to piece.











Be sure to display the ruler next to the patterns.  It is our best selling triangle!


Or piece this darling Dresden version created by Erin Underwood – who also created the Creative Grids 15 degree ruler that makes piecing it a breeze. And, it is a quilt as you go technique so you CAN finish it in an afternoon!


This is my go to when I need a quick wedding gift.  What couple won’t be thrilled to find this under their tree!  The whole tree skirt only has 48 pieces!  This one features the Creative Grids 30 degree triangle.


Or get out your strips and piece strip sets that are then cut with the Creative Grids 120 degree ruler.  So this one is a piece of cake!

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Why not get started and give these as “Thanksgiving” gifts so they will have them when they are setting up their tree?

Diamonds are a Quilter’s Best Friend

The Diamond Dimensions ruler by Erin Underwood does diamonds and so much more! Diamonds can be cut up to a width of 8 1/2″. BUT these diamonds can be strip pieced; piece horizontally; pieced vertically, ot pieced as chevrons! The 8 1/2″ wide ruler has a 45 degree angle on one end which can be used to miter borders and bindings as well. All I can say is wow!!!

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In it’s simplest form, make an eight-pointed star out of gradations fabric. In this quilt, the points of the stars float so the star is perfect every time! This Cut Loose Press pattern is simple, easy and accurate.

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Look at this pieced diamond version. WaterFall has a very contemporary feel but is a very simple layout.

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Diamond Chains combines plain diamonds with pieced diamonds. The ruler has markings to cut the setting triangles as well.

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This Amish Star features a dramatic center block which is easily cut from strip sets. And the gorgeous star border is the perfect accent!

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The Diamond Star simply glows with the setting of these diamonds…

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Elsie Campbell has designed two Cut Loose Press patterns using this ruler – and her technique that creates Chevron Diamonds…how striking!

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Who could resist this table topper?????

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There are more patterns coming, so keep an eye on this one! This is a great demo ruler!