About Checker

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Checker Distributors:
Checker Distributors was founded in 1948 to supply zippers threads, yarns and ribbon to J.C. Penney, Woolworth and Kresge stores in Northwest Ohio.

Today, Checker Distributors offers more than 140,000 quilting, sewing & art needlework products, housed in our 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse located in Maumee, OH. We service independent businesses only. Read more of our corporate history here.

Creative Grids®:
Checker Distributors has a partnership with Creative Grids UK and is the exclusive distributor for Creative Grids® Non-Slip Quilting Rulers for the western hemisphere.

We maintained our commitment to Independents by insisting that these rulers not be sold in chain stores.

For more information: www.CreativeGridsUSA.com

Current Day

In 2011 our Team worked hard on developing a mobile app which allows our customers to place orders on any Apple mobile device.  Click here for more info about this amazing app, and to download it.

Our Team also introduced Checker You.  A website which is full of crafty ideas and full of inspiration for our customers. It’s full of education.   On this site, our customers will find videos for demos, class outlines,  and class flyers which can be personalized and handed out to their customers.  We also have videos of any Schoolhouse we have sponsored at Quilt Market or presented at our Open Houses there for our customers viewing.  Click here to visit Checker You

Stay tuned for more information about Cut Loose Press™, our own line of patterns which will retail for $3.99 and product driven.  These patterns will only be available to the Independent business.  Cut Loose Press will have its own website in the near future.

Checker has brought time-saving items to our customers over the last few years.  Packing slips with the colored thumbprint of what is packed in the box for easy check in.  Hang tags with colored pictures of the item with pertinent information for ease of ordering.  Sales Reps taking orders on the iPad with an order emailed to you once the order is placed with color thumbprints of items ordered.

Checker’s future is bright. Commitment to customer service is paramount in everything we do. Our customers are our future and we will do all that is required to provide the very best of service!

We are proud of our tradition, prompt shipping, team effort and customer service. Welcome to our TEAM!


Brad Krieger
Checker Distributors

7 thoughts on “About Checker

  1. Award-winning author of “Heavenly Patchwork I and II” and “Centennial Stitches” books which Checkers offers invites all quilters and children to enter their 22×22″ patriotic quilts in the God Bless America Quilt Exhibit which is touring the US for three years with all profits from the $100/week-end rental going to provide quilts for wounded soldiers and the families of the fallen.

    See quilt photos, entry and rental forms on //www.HeavenlyPatchwork.com. Deadline 12-31-08.

  2. I purchased Snow Flurries a long time ago and am in the process of making this quilt now. I am unclear about stitching the snowflakes on the border blocks. Do you remove the paper (from the paper piecing) or do you embroider through it? I removed part of the paper on a few blocks but they seem to stretch out of shape during the embroidery process. And, you have to remove the paper to transfer the snowflake design too. Thanks for your help.

  3. I purchased the Crazy Christmas Tree cut loose press kit and ruler in another state. I have searched YouTube and I need a tutorial. It is too complicated for me and a tutorial would really help. What suggestions do you have?

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