Last minute Christmas gifts and decorations

Everyone loves snowmen because you don’t have to take them down with the Christmas tree.  And, lets face it, when that tree comes down, the house just looses some of its magic!

This latest pattern by Need’l Love will be arriving this week – and is the cutest pattern I have seen in a long time.

LP1

Item #LP1  Retail $5.00

Bundle this pattern with some buttons packets for eyes and orange wool for the carrot noses.  And, since the pattern is only $5.00, there is room in the budget for a collection of seasonal fat quarters to get them started!

These Winter Mug Rugs are embroidered in the hoop and make great Christmas presents.  Combine them with a coffee mug and a collection of teas and coffees to create a gift basket that begins and ends with love…

ASD198

Item #ASD198  Retail $15.00

For those of you who would still like to make some personal ornaments, this pattern includes an even dozen!  They work up so quickly in blue work and are so portable they can travel with you!

BBD699

Item #BBD699  Retail $10.00

Invited to any weddings this winter?  Why not make the bridal couple a tree skirt or stockings?

These stockings use the LILTWISTER and can be pieced very quickly.  Your customers probably have the tool, but if not, we have more arriving any day…

NM-130

Item #NM-130  Retail $9.00

This tree skirt can be made in an afternoon with the Creative Grids 30 degree ruler
(CGRSG1):

SGD029

Item #SGD029  Retail $10.00

All of these are easy to kit as well, and would make great gifts for the quilter in your life.

Simple Patterns with Learning Opportunities

Cut Loose Press prints affordable patterns that all have one thing in common – they showcase specific notions and products so that you can feature them in demos and classes.  Your customers can then take the tool home and make something with it that they will absolutely love.  For shop owners, these patterns have the additional bonus of being printed on paper that isn’t readable when copied, are printed with the shop contact information on them, are never sold in chains, and since they are printed on demand – are guaranteed to always be in stock!

This revolutionary program is now running like a fine tuned machine!  Think about it – nothing like this program has ever been possible…..until now!  This is a perfect example of using the latest technology to everyone’s advantage – and the response has been amazing!

Many of your favorite designers are submitting patterns every day.  Here is an example of the latest offerings…

Karla Alexander created Against the Rails to feature her Straight Out of Line ruler by Creative Grids.  I love the touches of red that make this simple quilt a show stopper.  To watch Karla demonstrate the ruler, visit our website at:  //www.checkerdist.com/products/CGRKA3

Item #CLPKAL001

Item #CGRKA3  Retail $18.95

Kathy Schmitz is a featured artist at Quiltcon in Austin next month.  For this design, Kathy uses a 2 ply – 12 weight Sulky thread to do her embroidery (Item #712-1005).  It is reasonably priced and comes on a spool so it doesn’t have to be wound from skeins.  Aren’t you curious???  Satisfy your curiosity for a suggested retail of $1.69.  Now that’s a no-brainer!

Item #CLPKSC001

This embroidery design showcases the frixion pens.  They are a great way to mark embroidery designs since the markings are removed when pressed!  Since Kathy is known for her blackwork, she uses a black pen so it matches the embroidery thread.

Item #FX7BLK  Retail $2.63

And, this embroidery design fits in a standard 5″ x 7″ frame!

Kathy Seal designed Sherbert Punch with the Creative Grids CGRT90.  Kathy sewed strips together to create the alternate blocks in this quilt….

Item #CLPKSE004

This new addition to the CGR line is 8 1/2″ high – which means you can sew together strip sets to measure up to 8 1/2″ and cut them into quarter-square triangles.  When sewn these strip pieced units will measure 16 1/2″!  Again, there are videos on our website to teach you how to demo the tool:  //www.checkerdist.com/products/CGRT90

Item #CGRT90  Retail $18.95

Larene Smith created this heart wall hanging or small baby quilt just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Item #CLPSM001

This quilt features the Lil Twister, which is featured on Checker You.

Item #LILTWISTER  Retail $9.85

Our favorite Swirly Girls created this banner that is fat quarter friendly to showcase their new buttons by Dill.  The center of these buttons feature nine holes so they can be embroidered with any letters or designs.  What a sweet baby gift!

Item #CLPSGD002

Visit our website to see the entire collection of buttons:  //www.checkerdist.com/products/notions?c=32904&u=41739

Sometimes we need a quilt that is quick, easy and fun – and is the type of quilt that your customers will make again and again.  American Hopscotch is such a quilt.  Feature it in your next Quilts of Valor day.

Item #CLPRFI005

This quilt is cut with the CGY1 ruler.  With so many quilts featuring pre-cuts – and those sizes, why confuse beginners with all of the other markings???

Item #CGRY1  Retail $25.95

These patterns have become very popular and new ones are being added each week.  Therefore, we have added a new feature to our home page.  On the left hand side, you can push a button to go directly to the Cut Loose Press section of the website or click a button that will take you to the ones that have been added in the last 30 days.  Check back often!

Stocking Stuffers

A couple of weeks ago, I shared several patterns for stockings.  The Lil’ Twister version is currently in the top 10.  In fact, this pattern has been so popular that it is currently out of stock!  But order now so you get them as soon as they arrive (they are due in the end of the week).  When something is hot, you need to plan ahead!

Item #NM-130  Retail $9.00

Item #LILTWISTER  Retail $9.85

Add stocking stuffers for quilters to this display.  This display will also meet the needs of those who are looking for reasonably priced gifts for Secret Sis programs and their quilting friends.

This new  Jumbo Bobbin Saver is due in this week and holds the larger bobbins used in the Bernina 830 and many longarm machines.

Item #130-JUMBO  Retail $8.99

Clover developed these clips for bindings but quilters have learned that they can be used for absolutely anything!  They have become the quilter’s paper clip and a must have in any sewing basket…

Item #3155CV  6.95

The Creative Grids 4 1/2″ square is always in the top 20.  Many blocks made with 5″ squares can be squared up to the same size.  All Creative Grids squares have a center horizontal and vertical line -which can be used to square up four-patches.  The diagonal line works for squaring up half-square triangles.  The grip around the entire outside edge keeps the ruler in place while cutting.  This grip is 1/4″ on two sides and 1/2″ on the other two sides.  What is not to love???

Item #CGR4  Retail $8.95

These seam rippers with the rubberized tips have been flying off the shelves.  The rubberized tips remove all of those stray threads created when ripping out a seam…

Item #A019721580  Check website for Assortment Pricing

These thread snips have an ergonomic spring loaded handle that fits your hand beautifully.  If you want to keep them close, there is a hole for a lanyard.  But don’t worry – there is also a safety cap to protect the girls…

Item $B4800  Check website for Assortment Pricing

These little 3 1/2″ scissors are small enough to carry on a plane – and sharp enough to actually cut!

Item #B4815  Check website for Assortment Pricing

These Zingers clip to your clothes.  Then attach a pair of scissors on a retractable clip so they are always at your fingertips.

Item #HG00376  Check website for Assortment Pricing

In this case, the displays are eye candy so if you have the products, you can put together a great display in a matter of minutes!