Twelve Days of Christmas – Part One

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!

Stay Tuned for Part Two….

Stripology Squared

Gudrun Erla of GE Designs has just released her third book featuring her top selling Stripology ruler – and all I can say is WOW!

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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:

 

 

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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!

CGRGE1Why 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.

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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?

Strip your way to Success

Gudrun’s Stripology ruler has been flying off the shelves since its release last Market – and sales will continue to climb with the release of her new program – Stripology 2!
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Item #CGRGE1  Retail $54.95

This book includes a host of strip friendly projects that are easy to cut, easy to sew, but have tons of personality.  You will want to make them all….in multiples….Just warning you because once you see the samples at Market (sneak peak in pics below) you will be adding several more projects to your bucket list!  Fortunately, Gudrun makes it sew easy that you can cross most of them off in an afternoon!

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Item #GE510  Retail $16.00

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This book comes with a Shop Program with lots of class ideas and tips to turn a class into a series that your customers will love.

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Item #GE511  Retail $8.00

She is releasing some new patterns as well – and one will have every OSU fan drooling.  Make a shop sample, and you won’t be able to keep red and gray fabrics in stock.

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Item #GE169  Retail $10.00

Display some of these 2 1/2″ strip packs beside them to get your customers started.  Each pack includes 24 strips.

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We no longer have to take a back seat to those “I” states that she highlighted last year!

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Item #GE166  Retail $10.00

Sorry Michigan – maybe next year…..

“X” marks the spot takes on a whole new look in Strip Plus.

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Item #GE168  Retail $10.00

Make these the showcase of your after Market party.  All of these items are due to arrive this week so place your orders now.








 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Grids on the Way

Good news!  Two of the new rulers that were released at Market will arrive once again this week,  The response  to these new releases has been nothing short of amazing and we have reordered multiple times to keep up with the demand.

Gudrun Erla of GE Designs created the Stripology ruler to launch a whole new program for shops.  She not only has books and patterns to support it, she also has a shop guide with suggestions for classes.

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Item #CGRGE1  Retail $54.95

The Book:

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Item #GE508  Retail $16.00

The Shop Guide:

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Item #GE509  Cost $8.00

The Patterns:

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Item #GE167  Retail $10.00

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Item #GE166  Retail $10.00

And, a Cut Loose Press pattern for good measure:

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Kathy Brown of Teacher’s Pet released the Strip Smart Mini to rave reviews.  This ruler may be mini – but it is mighty!  Make all of the quilts in her popular Strip Smart books in a smaller size.  But that is just the tip of the iceberg.  When the wheels start turning in the head of this Louisiana gal, you know there is more to come!

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Item #CGRY2  Retail $14.95

She has a book and CLP pattern to get you started as well…but once you have it in your hot little hands, you will start designing your own versions.  I know I did!

The Book:

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Item #TP9000  Retail $15.00

The Cut Loose Press Pattern:

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We got in the second order of Jean Ann Wright’s Curvy Log Cabin last week.

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Item #CGRJAW6  Retail $17.95

And, yes, there is plenty of Cut Loose Press pattern support for this ruler as well!

Wiggly Worms

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Fly Away with Me

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Ice Cream Cones

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Rainbow Swirls

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Citrus and Berries

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Sunshine Butterflies

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Package the rulers and companions together for great Christmas presents.  Order them NOW – you know they are selling fast.

Take a Stripology class with Creative Grids and GE Designs

I LOVE this new ruler by Gudrun Erla of GE Designs.  Reduce your cutting time  by 75% with this new Stripology ruler.

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Item #CGRGE1  Retail $54.95

This Creative Grids ruler is made out of a strong, pliable material that doesn’t move or shift while cutting – and has lots of bells and whistles.  Vertical slits are long enough to easily cut through folded fat quarters and folded yardage straight off the bolt.\

The signature CGR gripper strips hold multiple layers of fabric in place with absolutely no slipping when cutting.  The slots are positioned 1/2″ apart with dashed white and black markings between them.  These markings are visible on both light and dark fabrics. LOVE it!

There are also horizontal markings – printed every half inch – alternating in black and white – again, visible on all colors of fabric.  Use these lines to square up the fabric before cutting to guarantee perfect right angles with every cut!

Need to cut those popular 1 1/2″ and 2 1/2″ strips?  Simply cut through all of the slots marked with a square or star on the bottom of the ruler – no math required!  (In addition, Gudrun will show you how to also cut 1/4″ measurements!)

Need to sub-cut 10″ squares?  Position them under the defined white square on the ruler to guarantee square cuts every time.

Use the 45 and 60 ddegree angles to sub cut diamonds and other angled shapes – again watch Gudrun’s video to show you how…

The support for this ruler is simply amazing!  Gudrun has created this Cut Loose Press pattern that offers the perfect opportunity to showcase how to cut strips – and then sub cut them with the ruler.  Waverunner is just darling – and can be pieced in an afternoon!

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Item #CLPGER007

If you live in an “I” state – Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, or Iowa – her new pattern , I-Strip will be a huge hit with every sports fan!  Do it in school colors and you won’t be able to keep it in stock!

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Item #GE166  Retail $10.00

“Nina” puts a whole new spin on nine-patches…

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Item #GE167  Retail $10.00

Then there is the book – Stripology – named after the on-going program that Gudrun is creating around this ruler.  She has taken some of her most popular patterns and made them with 1 1/2″ strips.  The patterns include instructions in three different sizes…

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Item #GE608  Retail $16.00

If you forget how to use any of the amazing features on this ruler, scan the QR code and watch a video demonstration.  It’s not every day you get to take the designer home with you!  Everything is in the system so order now!  It will be ready to ship by Quilt Market.  It doesn’t get any better than that!