While it looks like these blocks are set on point, it is an illusion. Susan Nelson makes this oh sew simple! Then, it is all about color placement to create the secondary pattern. What a fun way to use her Creative Grids® Folded Corner Clipper XL. The pattern includes fabric requirements and cutting instructions for two sizes.
5 Stack by Leigh Headington is a charming beginner quilt. Sewing strips together and then sub-cutting makes this quilt fun and easy project. These units are then alternated with large rectangles, the perfect place to show off your favorite fabrics.
Create the center star points with the Creative Grids® Ultimate Flying Geese Tool or insert your favorite four-inch block. Then add two rounds of logs with the Log Cabin Trim Tool. The corner triangles are trimmed evenly thanks to the diagonal line that is printed on the Folded Corner Clipped XL. Each round is trimmed after the oversized triangles are added so they are perfect every time!
Don’t you love the secondary block design that is created when corner posts are added to the sashings? What a great way to learn new techniques with your favorite rulers.
Creative Grids® Ultimate Flying Geese Tool by Deb Heatherly
Creative Grids® 8″ Log Cabin Trim Tool by Jean Ann Wright
Or Creative Grids® 10″ Log Cabin Trim ToolDuo also b Jean Ann Wright
Creative Grids® Folded Corner Clipper XL by Susan Nelson
And, since they are Cut Loose Press™ and printed on demand, they are all available and in stock now!
Elizabeth Hartman has outdone herself! In her words…
Use fat quarters and charm squares to make sampler quilts featuring five friendly patchwork robots. Pattern includes instructions for making a 48” x 48” Small Quilt, and a 69” x 85” Large Quilt. Everything is made using conventional patchwork techniques.
Star Systems features nine clusters of color-coordinated stars, making it the perfect project for using a rainbow of colorful fat eighths, precut 10” squares, or scraps. Includes instructions for making an 80” x 80” quilt. Everything is made using conventional patchwork techniques.
These feline adventurers are made using conventional patchwork techniques. No templates or paper piecing! Pattern includes instructions for making a 52” x 52” Small Quilt, and a 76” x 76” Large Quilt.
These patterns are due to arrive 2/28/22 so place your orders now!
Edyta Sitar is hosting a Sew-Along featuring her newest pattern, Frontier. This 32-1/2 inch wall hanging would be a striking table topper or wall hanging. I can just picture this as a “headboard” over her Alaska quilt. Now that is bringing some Martha Stewart into your life!
Or, create a matching pillow.
These patterns are due to arrive any day.
All of the shapes can be cut and trimmed with just one ruler. The New Creative Grids® Alaska Ruler, designed by Edyta Sitar herself, cuts a multitude of shapes in a variety of sizes. Cut 45° wedges, diamonds, squares, and half-square triangles all with the same ruler! The instructions include how to make a basic kaleidoscope block as well as an Alaska block in four sizes from 9 to 16 inches.
The ruler also cuts all of the shapes needed for these top-selling patterns that are already in stock.
Consider doing Frontier as a sew-along. With just nine blocks in the project, why not start a weekly sew in your shop. There is plenty of time to get it completed in time for the holidays. And once they learn how to cut and sew the blocks, they will be ready to move on to a bigger project!
Eleanor Burns’s new Diamond Log Cabin book features the Creative Grids® 60 Degree Diamond Ruler by Krista Moser to create a traditional diamond log cabin. Or, right before the holidays, create a tree skirt that is too pretty to cover with presents!
Don’t you love the angled opening?
But after looking at the possibilities, why not do both???
These gnomes by Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin are so darn cute, your customers won’t be able to resist giving wool a try.
This is just a sampling of her ornaments. There are dozens to choose from – berries to Halloween. Why not kit some up for a make it/take it and invite your customers to come in and stitch for awhile. Hot chocolate and a visit with friends at your shop may be the highlight of the season!
I am thrilled that there are now two new shades of Pigma pens from Sakura! For professional and aspiring artists familiar with PIGMA Micron, these new grays are designed for anything from precision shading to covering large areas. Available in Light Cool Gray and Cool Gray Ink in 01, 05, 10 and BR nibs.
These pens are ideal for anime, illustration, cartooning, pen-and-ink drawing, scrapbooking, and other detail work. Pigma ink is permanent, fade resistant, chemically stable, and will not bleed or run after the ink has dried. Invented by Sakura over 30 years ago, Pigma ink continues to be the most reliable permanent ink on the market today. Artists, archivists, crafters, journal enthusiasts, students, and scientists alike trust Pigma Micron® for all of their creative endeavors, archival-quality projects, and more.
These would be great stocking stuffers. They are due to arrive in November so order now!
I was lucky enough to audit the first class that Krista taught for this pattern after it was hot off the presses. In her words, snowflakes with six sides are the obvious perfect choice for a pattern showcasing her Creative Grids® 60 Degree Diamond Mini Ruler. But the way she cuts the shapes for the snowflakes is pure genius!
Simple and classic, the Snowflake Lane quilt comes in two layouts: lap/twin or wall size. You’ll be pleased how simply these snowflakes go together and surrounded by the pieced buffalo check background, it makes a dynamic statement. Make it in the classic black and white lodge look, or change it up with icicle blues. The pattern includes cutting, piecing, and pressing instructions designed for the best possible outcome. You’ll gain confidence piecing angles without the daunting task of a difficult project. Finished sizes: Twin 63in x 78.5in & Wall Size 45in x 45in.
If you made her Buffalo Lodge Tree Skirt last year, this is the perfect companion!
This pattern is easy to kit since it only has three fabrics. The original was pieced with Kona white and black, and an Essex gray – all by Robert Kauffman.
This pattern is due to arrive next month so place your orders now.
As soon as I saw these new patterns, I knew Robin Pickens was up to something great. Before I even saw her name, I knew they were hers – the ultimate test for a true artist! In her words…
X’s and “outlined” X’s make lovely diagonals and are separated by small arrowheads in Criss Cross Kisses. Extra arrowheads play in the borders. Lap uses fat eighths, the queen uses fat quarters. Wouldn’t this be a great display for Valentine’s Day?
Tightrope uses Jelly Roll 2.5in strips (or use a Layer Cake) to make a line up of rectangles with arms stretched out for balance in space. Accent plus blocks add more color into the borders of the quilt. Two sizes of Wall/Lap or Large quilt in pattern.
Tulip Season uses Fat Quarters or Layer Cakes to make tall tulips with elegant leaves. A flying geese border surrounds the quilt garden. Two sizes in the pattern, 65.5in x 68.5in Small or 85.5in x 91in Large.
Mod Flower Box is a modern floral arrangement that uses curved piecing and is precut-friendly for Charm Packs, Layer Cake, Fat Eighths, or Fat Quarters. Two sizes of the quilt- Lap/Wall of 51in square or Large 78 in square. A paper template for the curved piecing is included in the pattern but this is a great pattern for using the Creative Grids® Circle Savvy Ruler.
These patterns are due to arrive next month so place your orders now.
Eight out of the top 10 books on the Checker website are by Fabric Cafe. These books feature quilts that require 3 yards of fabric for a lap quilt. Need a bigger size? Two 3 yard bundles will make a twin; four will make a queen. The concept is that simple.
Donna Robertson’s latest book is due to arrive early next month – and is sure to be a hit.
The book contains eight patterns for a suggested retail of just $15.99 – that is less than $2.00 a pattern! No wonder these books are flying off the shelves.
These simple quilts appeal to everyone and are great beginner projects. But sometimes we all need instant gratification, something quick and easy. Wouldn’t the book and fabric be great bundles for holiday gifts? Place your orders now.