Creative Grids Itty Bitty Eights are here!

You asked – we answered – well, actually Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings answered…but we were smart enough to listen….so here goes….

Many of you were looking for a ruler with defined eighth inch markings.  And you wanted to be able to cut precise pieces when working in miniature.  When Lisa approached us about doing a ruler series for minis, she provided the perfect solution – Itty Bitty Eights!

A 3″ x 7″ Rectangle:

CGRPRG1

Item #CGRPRG1  Retail $14.95

A 6″ Square:

CGRPRG2

Item #CGRPRG2  Retail $15.95

The eighth inch lines are represented with dashed white and black markings – which show up on light AND dark fabrics.  The whole inch markings are dashed as well so you have total visibility when placing the ruler on the fabric.  Precision cutting is guaranteed.

Lisa has designed two miniature quilts as CLP’s that are darling – and are a great way to introduce your customers to the new markings on these rulers!

CLPLBN001

Item #CLPLBN001

CLPLBN002

Item #CLPLBN002

Lisa has over 20 patterns that use mini blocks that work beautifully with this ruler.  Here is just a taste:

Tackle Box Mini

PRI471

Item #PRI471  Retail $7.00

Anchor Point Mini

PRI475

Item #PRI475  Retail $7.00

Or why not host a charm square exchange and demonstrate Camp Randall.  This is a full sized quilt that is fun to make and your customers will love it.

PRI386

Item #PRI386  Retail $9.00

Cam, a member of the CGR design team, is obsessed with this quilt and can’t wait to start it!

We now carry ALL of the Primitive Gatherings patterns and triangle paper.  Visit our website to see the entire collection:  //www.checkerdist.com/search/ALL?link=1&vendor_num=B045

There is simply too much for one article so look forward to next week…

Primitive Gatherings Celebrates Summer

I love everything that Lisa Bonjean of Primitive Gatherings does – and her new book is no exception!  My personal rule of thumb is that I buy a book if there are at least four projects that I like.  This book blew that theory out of the water!  A picture is worth a thousand words….

Summer Gatherings

Item #PRI208-1  Retail $28.00

I love old fashioned four-block quilts – and this one is spectacular!

The framed daisies in a mason jar…

Mini baskets in reds….

Who doesn’t love geraniums???

A traditional sampler….

And a quilt with intricate piecing….

I am guessing you can already name the customers that will buy this – so why not send them a note and let them know you have it in stock?  They will be glad you did!