Isolation these days is a fact of life. But how are we to deal with it? In my case, I thought it would be fun to revisit an ancient tradition – May Day. On the first of May, people would anonymously leave flowers or sweets on the doorsteps of friends. For my purposes, I am leaving A Tisket A Tasket – 2 Fat Quarter Basket!
All quilters have a ton of fat quarters – and this cute basket is made from two. One for the ties and one for the body and lining. These are fast, easy projects. You can make a dozen of them in an afternoon!
I am going to make two per person – one to fill and leave for a friend or family member. And one to tuck inside for them to fill and share – my version of pay it forward. My grandchildren are great bakers so they can fill them with sweets.
Why not add a personal letter as well? With social distancing, what a great way to bring a smile to neighbors and friends!
These marking tools come in two lengths. The nine-inch version is long enough to mark the diagonal of a 6-1/2″ square. The fifteen-inch version will extend across the diagonal of a 10″ square – which makes them the perfect companions to all of the pre-cuts on the market!
Mark through the slotted center with any mechanical pencil and sew 1/4-inch on each side of the tool. Or mark the sewing line by drawing on both outside edges. Our exclusive grip holds the tool in place while marking. The perfect tool when making half-square triangles!
These are sold to shops in packages of six. Share a picture on our Creative Grids® Facebook page showing how you display them in your store.
What does a Creative Grids® designer do when her traveling lectures and classes are cancelled? Offer a virtual quilt along of course! And the response was incredible!
That’s right! 16,000 quilters from all over the world participated. Gudrun and “Mr. Honey” even made up a playlist to listen to while sewing. She offered live feeds throughout the day teaching and encouraging the participants. Visit herwebsite to read all about it and sign up for her newsletter so you hear about all upcoming events!
Moments like these – in uncertain times? Priceless.
I am hard pressed to make something as common as template plastic exciting – but it kind of is!
This template Plastic comes in packages of four 14 x 20 inch sheets. It is translucent so you can trace the template right onto the sheets and cut them out with scissors or a craft knife. Or, you can skip the tracing step altogether and use a die cut machine! The matte finish prevents skid and as an added bonus? It also reduces glare from overhead lights. This product is due in next week so order it now!
These new products by Kraft Klub are sure to get your creative juices flowing! For instance, who wouldn’t love one of these banners?
This triangle garland is almost 6 foot long – and magnetic – so you can change the message any time you want! I want something for each holiday – and of course, the names of everyone in my family! What a nice birthday touch!
Or, choose circles – or both!
Both have a chalkboard finish so you can change your message daily!
With this company, you have all kinds of options – trays, cake plates – you name it: Kraft Klub
The quilt blocks or wool projects can be held in place with these cute little magnets:
Or choose these decorative stands:
These “frames” will be available next month! Start thinking about what creative way you can use them!
Cotton Ginnys does cute so well – and this has to be the cutest!
If this place mat or table runner doesn’t make you smile in the morning, nothing will! We even have some chicken wire fabric from Elizabeth Studio to go with it! But checks, stripes and polka dots would be just as charming!
What a great combination! AND, a great choice for a make it/take it class! They could easily finish it in an afternoon! The fabric is in stock now, the pattern is due later this month so order now!
These bowls are great gifts – and now have never been easier. The Gypsy Quilter™ has chosen 100% cotton batting that is microwave safe – and even cut it to shape. The darts are even cut out!
Just place pre-cut batting on the wrong side of a 10.5 inch square of cotton fabric. Using 100% cotton thread, fold and stitch darts 1/4 inch away from the batting cut edge. Trim out fabric excess. Repeat with the second square of cotton and pre-cut batting. Put right sides together and stitch around the outer edge. Leave an opening for turning. Turn and stitch the opening closed. That’s all there is to it! OR sew five 2 1/2″ strips together to equal 10 1/2″ and make two bowls from a strip set!
The folks at Country Threads have put together my favorite kind of book. They have combined wonderful reproduction style quilts with stories of unsung heroines of the Civil War.
A little eye candy….
These stunning quilts are the icing on the cake of some great stories! Reach back in time and visit 14 heroines of the Civil War. Then, create an array of beautiful quilts inspired by the stories of these courageous women. From a simple string quilt to spectacular scrap quilts bursting with hundreds of fabrics, each project captures the look of antique quilts from the era. Authentic photos and true accounts of Civil War history will draw you right in!
I just love her stuff – and she is such a great marketer that she makes my life so easy! Her book Create with Cork is a must-have. It includes all of the tips and tricks that make sewing cork a breeze!
And now she has packaged the hardware for all of the projects in the book – in five finishes: gold, antique, silver, nickel, and rose gold.
That’s right – any of the hardware required to make all projects in the book. What a great series of classes!
The cork is pre-packaged in 15 x 18-inch pieces as well:
They can mix and match in class and have several gifts on hand! The book and cork are in stock now. The hardware is expected next week.