Stars shining on our Newest Log Cabins

We released two new sizes of the Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tools a few weeks ago – and the response has been tremendous!  (Four Inch – #CGRJAWMN4 and Six Inch – #CGRJAWMN6)

We couldn’t wait to create more Cut Loose Press™ patterns with them.  The place mats include instructions to make four different versions of the traditional log cabin block ((#CLPGRG005)- log cabin; courthouse steps; half log cabin; and square in a square.  What a great class.
The log cabin pieced into a star measures 24″ square (#CLPGRG006) and includes wool flowers with bias tape stems – created with a Clover bias tape maker.  Again, what a great way to introduce your customers to wool applique and a new tool!

Deb Heatherly, designer of the Strippy Stars Tool immediately saw the potential in combining the tools.  She created this darling mini (#CLPDHE009) that uses the Strippy Stars Tool to create an amazing border to showcase the four inch log cabins.
CLPDHE009But she didn’t stop there!  She combined the six inch log cabin with different sizes of stars to create this stunning beauty.

DH1602#DH1602  Retail $9.50

This gives you an opportunity to teach a series of classes – one on the log cabin four, six and eight inch trim tools; one on the strippy stars; and one that combines the tools!  Check out the website to see all of the patterns that support them!

A Creative Grids® Sampler – the Perfect Class Series

Item #DH1601  Retail $14.00

This is the PERFECT class/demo sampler!  Deb Heatherly who created the Cat’s Cradle and Strippy Stars tool designed this sampler quilt which features five different Creative Grids® tools.

Each session, teach them how to use a different Creative Grids® tool. Each tool retails for less than $20 which makes the entire project very affordable when spread over a series of classes.

Cat’s Cradle Tool
Item #CGRDH1  Retail $17.95

Strippy Stars Tool
Item #CGRDH2  Retail $17.95

Eight Inch Log Cabin Trim Tool
Item #CGRJAW1  Retail $19.45

Six Inch Log Cabin Trim Tool
Item #CGRJAWMN6  Retail $17.95

Six Inch Square on Square Trim Tool
Item #CGRJAW7  Retail $17.95

AND, these tools are not one trick ponies!  There are a host of companion patterns and books to support them.  Once your students learn how to use the tool,   they will want to make more!  Encourage them to work on additional projects each month instead of working ahead!  This satisfies the over-achiever in every class!

The pattern sheets are individual so you may choose to give them the pages that feature the blocks as they make them each month.

These are not professional photos – the slippers at the bottom of one pick may be a giveaway! But I wanted to share the pics from Deb’s test class.  Since the quilt only requires five different fabrics – a background and four shades of a color (light, medium light, medium and dark) – it is easy for the students to pick out their favorite colorway.

Why not show these to your students so they can picture it in different fabrics.7e91d585-0fb7-4f47-987b-932ce3f79c7f

Why not take a few minutes to pick out several different colorways for those who don’t like to pick out fabrics?  And of course, scrappy is always a choice!

“Round Up” these Projects in an Afternoon

The latest Creative Grids “Round Up” tool designed by Terry Atkinson is so popular that two of our favorite designers have used it in their own projects.  


Item #CGRATK1  Retail $22.45

This place mat designed by Margaret Travis is so fast and simple that you won’t make just one…or two…or four….

Berries and Leaves Place Mat


Item #CLPMTR014

This table runner by Deb Heatherly  is a simple version of an old fashioned Cathedral Window pattern — and so much easier!



Item #CLPDHE007      

Or combine this tool with the Strippy Stars Tool for a spectacular effect…

Blooming Stars Runner






Item #CLPDHE008



Item #CGRDH2  Retail $17.95

Display these with Terry’s patterns to create a complete display.  All, can be completed in an afternoon…










Item #CLPTAK002

Orange Peel Table Runner

So striking – and a great way to show off some machine quilting!










Item #CLPTAK001

Krista’s Kitchen Hot Pads

I used this pattern as a Make It/Take It in a class last month.  Ten women went home and made 56 more for gifts!  Now that is a great pattern!










Item #ATK183  Retail $9.50

Terry’s Table Placemats

Can’t you picture these on a table with your favorite Fiestaware?  Mixing and matching is even more fun.


Item #ATK184  Retail $9.50


The colors in these baby quilts are the perfect choice for the new generations of babies!


Item #ATK185  Retail $9.50

Why not let your customers enjoy creating a project in an afternoon!

Strippy Stars that Float!

It has never been easier – and more accurate – to make star points in eight different sizes – from 1″ to 4 1/2″ finished squares..  Use the Strippy Stars Tool to mark the sewing lines on the back of squares.  Then place the marked squares over a strip of fabric to chain these units in a matter of minutes!  Since the tool is designed so that the points “float”, the completed blocks are perfect every time!



Item #CGRDH2  Retail $17.95

Her book is arriving any day – and incudes seven quilts and four other projects.


Item #DH151001  Retail $19.99

Deb is known for taking a technique and using it in unique ways.  This is my favorite quilt in the book.  Look how the border – created with the star point units – showcases the blocks in the quilt!







This quilt has the look of a pinwheel but are oh so easy with this tool!  The setting creates movement.



Deb did a fantastic video overview of this book:  //

She also has designed three Cut Loose Press patterns that feature this tool.  This mini quilt showcases the traditional stars created with this tool – but look how perfect they are in miniature.  Each star measures 3″!


Item #CLPDHE006

This mesh bag is a perfect class to teach your customers how to use the tool AND how to work with mesh.  Once they learn how easy it is, they will be making these bags to store all of their projects – and giving them to friends.  This is a perfect Christmas gift that can be made in an afternoon so add it to your class schedule!


Item #CLPDHE004

This pillow wrap shows the diversity of the tool.  Showcase a three inch block in a nine inch star – so simple.


Item #CLPDHE005

I just love the colors in Washday Blues.  By setting the blocks on point – and setting with plain squares – it goes together very quickly.  The setting squares is also a great place to show off machine quilting!


Item #DH81401  Retail $9.50

Fiddle Faddle combines both of Deb’s best selling tools – the one showcased here plus the Cat’s Cradle Tool (Item #CGRDH1).


Item #DH081403  Retail $9.50

The patterns and tool are in stock now.  The book will arrive any day so order now!