Scraps never looked so good! Terri Faust combines a traditional Bear Paw block with the Creative Grids® Scrap Crazy 8 set for spectacular results!
The Scrap Crazy Bear Paw Quilt from Cut Loose Press™ #CLPTFA001 finished quilt measures 64 x 71 inches. Big blocks have never been so dramatic! The colors are cut from 37 print 10-inch squares. The four main squares of each block are pieced with the Creative Grids® Scrap Crazy 8 inch Template set.
But she doesn’t stop there. Terri uses one of the templates to piece the border – simply charming!
Back in the day, everyone had braided fabric rugs everywhere! Fast forward 50 years and with the popularity of hardwood floors, throw rugs are the new fashion statement.
This newest pattern by Shabby Fabrics features a Slice Rug. The flat side fits perfectly by the shower, the kitchen sink, or the front door. Choose your favorite 2-1/2 inch strips and one roll of Bosal 2-1/2 inch batting strips.
The pattern should be in stock next month so place your orders now!
The Creative Grids Double Strip 90 ruler was the most requested ruler at Road to California.
Two ninety degree angles are attached to the top of a 2-1/2″ ruler. The negative space between the two rulers is the same size as the triangles so you effectively cut three triangles every time you move the ruler. Sew two 2-1/2″ strips or two 1-1/2″ and a 2-1/2″ strip together to create a strip set that measures 4 1/2″. Place the ruler over the strip set, lining up the bottom and nubbed top with the top and bottom of the strip set. It is that easy to cut three triangles!
Kathy Brown brought this ruler to life with her book Strip Smart Quilts II.
V and Company also used it to make this darling quilt:
There are also some creative Cut Loose Press patterns that support it:
This ruler makes for a fun class. Have everyone sew together strip sets and play with the placement to see all of the possibilities. The ruler sold out quickly but should be back in stock very soon so order what you need now!
We just got the info on Jo Morton’s new book this week. It isn’t due to arrive until the beginning of June but order it now so you don’t forget!
If the cover is any indication, you will love it! This is what the publishers say:
Elegant, timeless, traditional, and beautiful–that’s the magic Jo Morton brings to the quilts she creates. This latest collection of patterns captures Jo working in a larger scale, with quilts for displaying, draping, and cuddling too. Find fresh twists on quilt-block favorites, from Wild Goose Chase and Kansas Troubles to the humble Nine Patch. Packed with smart tips for choosing fabrics, piecing by hand, pressing for success, sewing triangles, and much more, quilters will love visiting Jo’s captivating world, where vintage is always in style.
Right now there is a windchill of 22 below in Ohio and it seems like winter will never end! Then I looked at this Prairie Sisters collection by Lori Woods and believe that Spring is right around the corner. And what an amazing early Spring it will be when these arrive in February!
Whether you choose the grays, pinks, or both – your customers will love the soft colors in the dots, checks, and prints!
The fat quarter packs are divided into three different colorways. Your customers won’t be able to choose – I know I can’t!
Just look at this detail:
She has darling patterns that showcase the fabrics as well:
Check out the entire collection of fabrics and patterns on our website: Poppie Cotton