Round Robin Rebels Reunion at Open House – Part Three

And yet another colorway…

Round Robin Rebels Unite


Item #CLPGER006; Item #CLPKCA004; Item #CLPKCA005; Item #CLPTDE001; CLPTDE002 

Terri Degenkolb of Whimsicals took elements of this design to create Table Jacks using 15 degree (CGREU1) and 30 degree (CGRSG1) angles.


Item #WH175  Retail $10.00

Who doesn’t want quilts everywhere – including the floor???  I LOVE this project but don’t have a place for it so I am doing a “half version” for my bath and beside the bed.  Petal Power features 15 degree angles (CGREU1).

Petal Power


Item #WH173  Retail $10.00

Summer Fun is a breeze with the Circle Savvy (CGRSAV1).



All Geared Up is a great design to showcase a feature fabric – and combines 15 (CGREU1), 30 (CGRSG1) and 60 (CGRT60) degree angles.


Item #WH167  Retail $12.00

Hexie Blossoms once again combines 15, 30 and 60 degree angles:


Item #WH171  Retail $10.00

Kitty Corner is just plain fun!


Item #WH174  Retail $10.00

And Taffy Pull is a great strip quilt…


Item #WH176 Retail $10.00

Come see Terri at the Open House and learn the tricks that make these quilts a piece of cake!

Round Robin Rebels Reunion at Open House – Part Two

This Round Robin Rebels Unite quilt looks totally different.  Learning to choose fabrics is part of the experience.


Item #CLPGER006; #CLPKCA004; #CLPKCA005; #CLPTDE001; & #CLPTDE002

Gudrun loves hexies as well and created these quilts with the CGRJAW4 (Retail $24.45),

Strip Lash


Item #GE160  Retail $9.00

Strip to Shore


Item #GE161  Retail $9.00

Strip Burst

This beauty was created with the 60 degree (CGRT60):


Item #GE162  Retail $10.00


This table runner is a perfect afternoon class.  Come see how easy it is – and it is quilt as you go so they can actually finish it!  And, at this price, it is reasonable to kit as well.


Item #GE164  Retail $6.50

Strip Cocoon

And strips never looked so good….


Item #GE163  Retail $10.00

Strip to the Beach


Item #GE165  Retail $6.50

Come see Gudrun at the Open House and see how you can incorporate her designs into your next class schedule.







Round Robin Rebels Reunion at Open House – Part One

When Kari Carr of New Leaf Stitches designed a ruler for Creative Grids, she called her quilting friends – better known as the Round Robin Rebels – and asked them to create a quilt showcasing the new Kite ruler.  The quilt can be created by your friends/customers in five rounds (Item #CLPGER006; #CLPKCA004; #CLPKCA005; #CLPTDE001; & #CLPTDE002).


Kari Carr, Gudrun Erla and Terri Degenkolb will be sharing a booth at our Open House to introduce their Round Robin Rebels program.  (Yes, they are willing to take this program on the road and lecture and teach at your event.)  This program is so successful because these ladies are renowned designers individually.

This quilt combines 15 degree (CGREU1); 30 degree (CGRSG1) and 60 degree (CGRKC1) angles.  Sew together a 60 and two 15’s to create a ninety degree with style!  But they didn’t stop there.  They have created an entire series of patterns that showcase these ruler combinations.

The Kite Ruler


Item #CGRKC1  Retail $24.45

All of these projects are made with this ruler:

Kite Runner


Item #CLPKCA002

Pieced Rose Star


Item #CLPKCA003

Candy Corn


Item #CLPKCA006

Striped Kites


Item #NLS141  Retail $6.50

Spring Sky

This project incorporates 30 degree angles as well (CGRSG1).


Item #NLS142 Retail $6.50


And look what happens when you add 120 degree angles (CGR120R) to the 60 (CGRKC1) and 30 (CGRSG1).


Item #NLS143  Retail $9.00

Tick Tock Clocks

Add some style to every room with Kari’s clocks created with 30 degree angles (CGRSG1).


Item #NLSB114  Retail $16.00

Come visit with Kari at the Checker Open House.

The Cadillac of Notions

Clover produces classics – plain and simple. And the woman who has shared these with us for more years that I can count, will be at the Open House for one last time.  Come share some of Fran’s favorite things…..

Press Perfect Products

The Hot Hemmer Pressing Tool – my personal favorite – allows you to turn, measure and press a hem all in one step.  They recommend a dry iron…


Item #7806CV  Retail $17.95

The Touch Up Pressing Mitt is an ironing glove for your hand – perfect for pressing odd places like the base of a tote bag while protecting your hand.


Item #7808CV  Retail $18.95

Fran will be glad to share the benefits of the complete line of ironing products.

Clover has gone pink with two of their most popular products to support Breast Cancer research.

Wonder Clips


Item #3167CV

Needle Threaders


Item #4080CV

Nancy Zieman is a legend for a reason – she knows what she is doing!  Learn how she creates blocks with curves in three different sizes….


Item #9578CV  Retail $23.95

Everyone needs the basics – and this marking guide should be in every sewing bag.





Item #9579CV  Retail $17.50

Any questions on ANY Clover product?  Come talk to the woman who knows how to use them all and can help you choose the perfect demonstrations for YOUR shop!

Clothing with Style for any Size

Kay Whitt of Serendipity Studios has brought the art of garment sewing into the quilt shops.  This diminutive lady has a sense of style and creates patterns that include sizing from XXS – XXL.

Create classics in an afternoon.  Who doesn’t love a wrap dress – and this one has a wide overlap, no worries!

Ramona Wrap


Item #SDG133  Retail $11.00

Tunics are all the rage because they look great on everyone.  This version has a wonderful flair and has two choices of sleeves.  (Makes you want to run right out and buy a pair of cowboy boots, doesn’t it???)

Willow Tunic


Item #SDG138  Retail $11.00

Marilyn Dress

Marilyn made curves desirable – and this dress accents every one….









Item #SDG130  Retail $11.00

Kay is giving a school house on Sunday to explain how to incorporate clothing into your class schedule.  Learn which patterns work best for beginners – and how to advertise the classes so your customers will learn new techniques with each class.  Classics never looked so good!

Edyta has “Handfuls of Scraps” and knows how to use them!

Edyta will be at the Open House next month – and if all goes according to plan – she will have her new book in her hot little hands!  You already know every customer who will buy them, so why not get them signed copies?


Item #LBQ0460  Retail $27.95

The cover alone sells the book.  Who doesn’t want this quilt???  The book includes 36 quilts that use English Paper-Piecing and Broderie Applique.  Fifteen patterns are included.  She is also packaging her own hexies and stencils so you will have everything you need to make the quilt of your dreams.

Seasonal Silhouettes for all twelve blocks will also be available – another heirloom in the making….


Item #LBQ0500  Retail $310.00

Home Sweet Home is a block of the month….


Item #LBQ0430  Retail $20.00

She will be sharing other new patterns as well – including the latest which aren’t even on our website at this point!  You can’t get any newer than that!




Item #LBQ0446  Retail $10.00

And, just in time for Christmas….


Item #LBQ0440  Retail $10.00

Edyta is also giving a school house on Sunday to share her techniques and projects in YOUR shop.  Remember – not everything is in stock so order now or pick them up in person.  You know you want to…..

Adding the Awe Factor to your Quilts

Susan Cleveland is like a dog with a bone – and that is a good thing!  She creates quilting tools that allow you to incorporate the awe factor into every single project.  The tools themselves are wonderful – but then she took each one and experimented and tweaked them until they have become must haves for every quilter.

Perfect example – Piping Hot Curves.


Item #PHCB  Retail $24.95

This book introduces how to use a 1/16″ piping cord which is thin enough to add detail and dimension to your quilt.


Item #GPTTG  Retail $24.00

To achieve these results, you need the right tool.  This Grande Piping Trim Tool has grooves so the seam allowance can be trimmed to a perfect 1/4″ or 1/2″.


Item #GPTTG  Retail $24.00

Susan has also created a metal tool that creates perfect creased prairie points.


Item #PP  Retail $20.00

But, of course she didn’t stop there!  She wrote a book – once again showing multiple ways to include an all time favorite into your quilts.


Item #PRPABOOK  Retail $28.00

Susan provides techniques and tools that are great demonstrations.  After all, you need to continue to challenge your customers or they will become bored and move onto another hobby!  Come see Susan demo these tools at the Open House.  Why not learn from the expert – who has demonstrated her tools thousands of times!  Note:  The Open House is a wholesale show that is not open to the public.









Patterns with CD Instructions – Perfect!

Michelle Dorsey of Sew Michelle has a great idea!  She designs fun projects and includes a CD in each one.  Your customers can actually take home a class in a pattern!  Of course, beginners will love this – but experienced sewers will love them as well because Michelle incorporates products into her bags that are not necessarily in a quilter’s stash.

Many of her bags use mesh.  It has become very popular and is a great class idea since your customers will step a little bit outside of their comfort zone….And, yes, these bags have style!!!


Item #SMP100  Retail $8.95

The Mini Screen


Item #SMP102  Retail $8.95

The Sassy Screen Tote….


Item #SMP128  Retail $9.95

Many of the projects incorporate embroidery designs – and, guess what – they are included on the C.D. as well….


Item #SMP112  Retail $9.00

She also has created notebook covers that are fast, easy and fun gifts just in time for the holidays.


Item #SMP116  Retail $9.95






Item #SMP115  Retail $9.95

Come to the Checker Open House and learn the tips that will translate into a great class from the creator herself!  Note:  The Open House is a wholesale show and is not open to the public.

Classic Notions Designed by a Quilter

Jill Finley produces some of your favorite notions under the name Jillily Studio.  Why?  Because she is a quilter and couldn’t find what she wanted when she was quilting and had the initiative to go for it!  You’ve got to love a girl with gumption!

Her top selling Appli-Glue is water soluble, pH neutral and Acid free – which just means it will not harm your fabrics in any way.  It has a plastic tip that won’t rust and can be removed for easy cleaning.  But, if you need even more control, order the precision tip kit.


Item #JILL800  Retail $9.59 (2 0z. size)

Item #JILL810  Retail $3.50 (.5 oz. size)

Item #JILL815  Retail $3.50 (Precision Tip Kit)

She uses this glue to produce incredible applique quilts which I absolutely love!  Combining precision piecing with her stunning designs is irresistible!


Item #B1128T  Retail $24.99

Jill has been excelling at handwork long before the new term – slow sew – became the new trend!  Slow sewers know that the eye end of the needle can irritate the tip of a finger.  Again, she saw a need and developed these little circles that stick on the end of your finger – kind of like a mini thimble.


Item #JILL1050  Retail $8.98

When I saw Serenity, I immediately thought of the Row by Row Experience – the shop hop that is taking the country by storm!  The rows with scallops add a softness to this quilt that is impossible to resist!


Item #JILL1212  Retail $12.00

Poppy Field embraces her love of scallops – whether they are cut or appliqued.









Item #JILL1303  Retail $12.00

Jill will be at the Open House.  Come and visit with her – and find out how you can teach quality applique in your shop.  Note:  The Open House is a wholesale show and is not open to the public.

Patterns that Become Classics

Many of you have paid your rent with the top selling patterns by Sisters’ Common Thread.  Her ironing caddies which fold flat to create an ironing surface are simply genius!

They come in three sizes and include the heat resistant fabric that turns the tote into an ironing surface.

Caddy Pad


Item #SCTT0103  Retail $17.00

But who can make just one?  This is the perfect gift for any quilter so have a bolt of the fabric and Insul-Bright on hand.


Item #6345WN  Retail $7.65









Item #103714

There are three sizes so there is definitely one to fit your iron.  The travel size makes a great class and is made with fat quarters.  Once again, the heat resistant fabric is included.  We even carry the iron that is on the package!  Your customers will love that as well.










Item #SCT10105  Retail $12.00


Item #SF-717-A  Retail $29.99

They quickly realized that the same concept would make the perfect diaper bag.  The bag opens to lie flat to make a perfect changing pad….


Item #SCT10108  Retail  $10.00

Come to the Open House to see the new patterns – they have quite a reputation for creating classics!