Not only were all of these items hot at Market, but I also worked Festival and the Novi show in Michigan – and the consumers agree!
The Creative Grids® Stripology Squared Mini is a definite hit. Everyone loves the size and maneuverability of this baby! Designed to square up blocks up to 6 1/2″, I immediately learned that it is my go-to tool when sub-cutting strip sets. (The acrylic raises over the seams so there is no teeter-tottering like your experience with a traditional ruler.) Plus there are five patterns that support it. Offer it for Christmas and offer classes or demos featuring the patterns the first of the year.
Stripology Mixology is the perfect companion to ALL of the Creative Grids® stripology rulers. The book features 13 quilts made from pre-cuts – and tells you how to cut your own. And who doesn’t want a cocktail over the holidays – recipes included!
The portable Reliable Iron is amazing! It is not only an iron, but it is also a steamer. It gets to a temperature of over 300 degrees in a short amount of time. The bag is insulated so you can leave class before the iron is entirely cool – just leave the long cord on the outside of the bag. Another feature – the outside of the bag has a silicone side to use as a rest when in use. This one is a winner!
What good is an iron without a great ironing mat? These Gypsy Quilter mats come in a variety of sizes. The 13 1/2″ mat is one of the most popular sizes since it is big enough to press a 12 1/2″ block!
Gudrun Erla of GE Designs knows how to make the Creative Grids Stripology and Stripology Squared rulers sing. She will have a booth at Spring Market so be sure to stop by and see her newest creations.
Emma and Helena are both 10″ square friendly quilts. They look complicated but are always easy when you use Gudrun’s techniques.
Need a gift in an afternoon? Try one of these quilt as you go projects. Lickety Split – start to binding – can be finished in an afternoon. Tree Time is a great way to showcase a novelty print, panel, or that fabric that you just can’t stand to cut!
As usual, these are all great classes as well. Why not give them a try? These patterns are due to arrive the middle of May so order them now!
Gudrun Erla of GE Designs taught and had a booth at Road to California just around the corner from where I was demonstrating Creative Grids®. I love her patterns – and these newest additions to her pattern line. Her pattern covers are always well done but to see these quilts in person – WOW!
A video showing how to make Kira has been all over Facebook. It is the perfect example of how Gudrun’s designs look complicated but are quick, easy and fun!
Lexie creates an optical illusion when pieced. And Stormy Windows is a variation of a sixteen patch – but this time the patches are rectangles! The geometric shapes are perfect for guys and girls. Kira and Lexie use 10″ squares. Steamy Windows is made from fat quarters.
All of these quilts were cut with the Creative Grids Stripology Squared ruler.
Gudrun has also created ruler stickers that reduce the intimidation factor when trimming these blocks to size. Use the arrows to mark exactly where you need to cut. And, when needed, mark the first, second and even third cuts with different colors of arrows.
Her patterns are easy to follow and guarantee success every time!
In this inspirational, full-color book, Gudrun Erla of GE Designs pays homage to her homeland. She has taken several quilters on tours of Iceland and shared the beauty and hospitality of this country.
Now she is sharing that experience with you! Gudrun is also an amazing photographer. As she toured the country with fellow quilters, she photographed her favorite places and the quilts that inspired them. The pictures literally jump off of the page! Here is just a sampling of a few of the eighteen projects created for this book:
All of the projects are created with her time-saving techniques and the Creative Grids® Stripology ruler.
But this is not just a quilt book. Gudrun also shares some of the rich history of this nation as well as beloved recipes from family and friends. Pre-order the book now. Who knows! Santa may be inspired to leave a trip under your tree in 2018!
I love, love, love, this new product because it has a wealth of uses! These stickers by Gudrun Erla of GE Designs are reusable, repositionable, and stick to rulers, mats, fabric, and sewing machines!
Each package contains one sheet of each color – turquoise, pink and lime green. There are 64 arrow stickers per sheet – for a total of 192 stickers for just $7.95!
They are easily removable and don’t leave any residue. Mark the cutting lines on your mat for fast, accurate and consistent cutting. And, if need be, write on them with a permanent marker or wet erase pens.
And, since this lovely lady also developed the Stripology and Stripology Squared rulers with Creative Grids®, they are the perfect companion for that tool as well.
These are the perfect register sale! Who can resist?
I love everything by Cindi McCracken! She takes traditional blocks and adds a modern twist that combines crisp, clean lines and fabulous color choices.
Stars at the Lake combines the charm of a traditional churn dash block with a simple paper-pieced block – the perfect opportunity to expose your customers to paper-piecing without intimidating them! Broken Dishes is paper-pieced from strips so it is very impressive without any of the frustration.
Any Which Way is striking in batiks and Fading Light can be made in a week-end. Both would be great additions to your “masculine” quilt pattern collection.
Cindi uses the new Stripology Squared ruler to cut her strips and recommends it in some of her patterns. Why not host a class and “race” with a student who is known to be fast? You use the Stripology Squared and they can cut with a traditional ruler. Once they see what a time saver it is, the tool will sell itself!
All of these patterns are due to arrive this month so order them now!
I am SOOOO excited to announce the arrival of the latest Stripology ruler by Gudrun Erla of GE Designs – Stripology Squared! This version includes all of the features of the original Stripology Ruler plus features that will make squaring up blocks a breeze.
Stripology Squared includes markings to square up half-square triangles, quarter-square triangles, and blocks in whole and half inch sizes up to 12½”. And, since the slots are longer to accommodate larger blocks, it is the perfect choice for those of you who wanted a longer version.
An added bonus? The weight of the ruler stabilizes the block so nothing moves – even when dealing with multiple seams. And the smaller size is easy to manipulate – and the price point reflects the difference in size.
The Stripology Squared works perfectly when working with pre-cuts such as 10″ squares. And in typical Gudrun fashion, she has LOTS of support for the ruler.
All of these patterns look intricate and extremely complex – until you see how simple they are when you piece simple blocks – and sub-cut them in a multitude of ways. Every pattern is the beginning of a great class – and a great way to demonstrate the ruler.
Gudrun has also designed a fast and easy Cut Loose Press pattern ‘Wingman’, that would be a great gift with purchase of the ruler.
And the best part??? Everything is in stock and ready to ship! This would be a perfect choice for a twelve days of Christmas promotion.
Gudrun Erla of GE Designs has just released her third book featuring her top selling Stripology ruler – and all I can say is WOW!
For those of you who are already fans, Stripology Squared features ten patterns that ALL use layer cakes.
In this book, Gudrun really makes this ruler sing. Learn how to use that 10″ square imprinted on the ruler – and then take it one step further and learn how to use those angles!
With ten different patterns in multiple sizes from crib to queen/king, the hardest part will be choosing which one to make first!
Just look at some of the possibilities:
And did I mention that it was in full color and has a special binding so it lays flat??? The Stripology ruler has become a shop staple since it’s release – and should be showcased front and center in YOUR shop!
Why not set up a display showing the rulers, a huge display of the pre-cuts along with the new book. Be sure to include the previous best sellers. And, if you would like to teach from these books, try out her Shop Planners written just for shop owners that are available for the first two books in the series.
These books will be arriving in our warehouse any day so order them today and set up your own display! Why not create the Trifecta by selling the tool, the book, and the fabric?
Hopefully your favorite team made it to the playoffs – and you will be celebrating soon! If not, there is always next year. And it is always a good time to support your favorite team with one of Gudrun Erla’s designs.
She has added the letters “M” and “W” to her series. Make the quilt in your team colors – but be warned! Everyone will want one so you will have to make more than one!
Follow the link to our website and click on the video button to see Gudrun demonstrate how to cut your stash in a fraction of your time.
Gudrun will teach you how to organize your stash so that it is actually usable. Each project includes yardage requirements for at least two sizes. Once you’ve cut that stash, she shows you how to combine colors and prints to their best advantage!
Her step by step instructions make every quilt a perfect choice – even for beginners. Your toughest decision? Choosing!!!