Christine is releasing two new patterns this month that feature Creative Grids® rulers.
Firesong is the perfect pattern for your 10″ squares! Two options included for two different looks. Both options finish at 64″ x 74″, the perfect lap size quilt. I’ve included a pic of the back cover because it is stunning in blues as well.
Sometimes you need a pattern to show off all your fabrics without complicated piecing – and that’s what you get with Melody! No inset seams – an added bonus! Two sizes: Baby (using a jelly roll) 40″ x 48″, and Lap (using 1/2 yards) 60″ x 72″. Once again, the back shows a different colorway that is simply stunning.
The rulers are in stock and the patterns are expected later this month so place your orders now.
What a great scrap quilt! Just 12 fat quarters or 3 yards of scraps, plus the borders, binding and backing is all you need to create this stunning quilt.
Deb lives in the Great Smoky Mountains and says that in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, this was called a postcard quilt because quilters used a postcard for the template to cut the pieces for this quilt. Don’t you love that little bit of history? Now the Creative Grids® 3 ½” wide ruler make cutting these pieces easy as pie!
What a great scrap quilt! The quilt is made with just two alternating blocks. Since one of those blocks is the hourglass or quarter-square triangle, the alternating pieced four-patch block looks like they are set on point. This adds a dramatic element to the quilt that is oh sew easy to achieve!
Another great scrap quilt! Just 12 quarter yard cuts or 3 yards of scraps, plus the four B’s: background, borders, binding and backing is all you need to create this stunning quilt. Since the points are made with the Creative Grids® Strippy Star Tool, they float so every point is perfect, every time. The Creative Grids® Cat’s Cradle Tool is used to make the nine-patch variation in the center of each block. What a great way to learn how to use both tools and make an heirloom quality quilt along the way!
Don’t you love the way Deb has extended the star points into the middle border?
This Tula Pink design features goldfish from her Besties Treading Water, it captures Tula’s iconic style and whimsical nature.
In case you missed it, Oliso has made improvements to their irons specifically with quilters and sewers in mind:
Oliso’s iconic SmartIron ® just got smarter! The new TG1600Pro Plus still features Oliso’s most-loved patented iTouch® technology. Simply touch the handle and the iron lowers, ready to work. Take your hand off and the patented scorch guards lift the iron off the board preventing scorches, burns, and tipping. It’s not only safer, but it also saves time as well as your wrists
Enhanced iTouch never-lift technology: lifts and lowers with the touch of your hand, preventing burns, saving your wrists, and saving time.
Diamond Ceramic Flow™ soleplate: superior heat, durability, and non-stick properties is easy to clean even in the stickiest situations.
2-inch Detailer Tip: Perfect for seams, bias tape, + tight corners. Press under and over pleats, pockets, cuffs, and collars easily.
Extended auto shut-off: Extended 30 min standby while working for your convenience, 30-second safety auto shut-off if tipped over.
Triple play® steam: powerful vertical and horizontal steam removes the toughest wrinkles.
Fabric Selector: for accurate temperature control for synthetic, wool, cotton, and linen.
Built-in spray: Stubborn wrinkles? No problem. My built-in spray is a powerful wrinkle buster.
Anti-drip system: Prevents spitting and leaking while the iron is hot.
Longest cord in class: 12’ cord with a 360° pivot.
Largest water tank in class: (12.7 oz/375ml) with easy side-fill door for extended steaming times.
1800 watts power: for quick and even heating.
Weight: 3.7 lbs.
Dimensions: 11.7″ x 5″ x 7″.
3-year warranty: You’re part of the family with Oliso’s friendly customer service.
Note: Must only be sold in North America (United States and Mexico), as it will not work outside of these areas, even with an adapter.
Meet the new Oliso M3Pro Project Iron – tailor-made for sewing, quilting, and crafting, with the performance of a full-size iron in a sleek, compact design. Elevate your pressing and ironing performance with its innovative features:
ProLight: Patented LED light makes it easy to see and work on even intricate details.
Diamond Ceramic-Flow soleplate glides effortlessly over the fabric, providing quick, easy clean-up when using fusible interfacing.
2-inch Detailer Tip: Perfect for seams, bias tape, + tight corners. Press under and over pleats, pockets, cuffs, and collars easily
Pro-Auto-Off: 30-minute on-heel and 10-minute horizontal stand-by for convenience and 30-second safety shut-off if tipped over.
Dual-zone steam burst: Independent front and rear steam zones; use them separately for precision pressing or both together for maximum pressing power and wrinkle removal.
Automatic universal voltage: Perfect for international travel, works with 120 or 220V without switching.
Fabric selector: For accurate temperature control for synthetic, wool, cotton, and linen.
Solemate™: High-temperature silicone iron rest allows you to place it face down while ironing and safely store it away, with an integrated loop for hanging.
Comfortable: Fits snugly into the palm of your hand for precision control and minimal strain on your wrist.
Easy-view fill tank: Top filling water tank with a visible water level.
1000 watt power. 220/240V + 110/120V Automatic universal voltage
Fabric selector: synthetic, wool, cotton+Linen
8-foot, 2.44m cord
1.7 fl oz., 50 ml water tank
7.9” x 4.4” x 4.1”, 20cm x 11.2cm x 10.4cm (l x w x h) iron only
6″ x 3.6″ x 0.3″, 15.3cm x 9.2cm x 0.8cm (l x w x h) soleplate only
2-year limited warranty
Designer Pack Ribbons
Brand new from Tula Pink, we want to introduce the newest Designer Pack – Fairy Flakes in Moonbeam! This pack includes 5 coordinated EverGlow webbing and ribbon prints – 2 yard ribbon cuts and 1 yard of webbing – to create a perfectly coordinated set! INCLUDES: 2 yards – 7/8″” wide Fairy Flakes in Moonbeam/Neon – reversible woven jacquard ribbon with neon and neutral colors 1 yard – 1″” EverGlow webbing in Moonbeam/Neon – bright yellow green nylon webbing 2 yards – 7/8″” wide Birds and Bees in Original – Sweet bees and swallows flying around flowers on a gold background 2 yards – 7/8″” wide Fairy Flakes in Cosmic/Pink – reversible woven jacquard ribbon with neon and neutral colors 2 yards – 7/8″” wide Birds and Bees in Cosmic – Sweet bees and swallows flying around flowers on a pale pink background The ribbons will embellish many sewing and crafting projects, from bag making to dog collars and add unique accents to any textile project. They are 100% polyester, washable on a gentle cycle.
The ribbons are due to arrive this month. The irons are expected in February, 2024 so place your orders now.
This is one of those patterns that you will refer to again and again! The ultimate pillowcase pattern! Hotel pillowcases cover the entire pillow with a flap that encloses the end. This pattern gives you the option of creating a pillowcase with a band or without in standard and king sizes. Why not make matching pillowcases to coordinate with your bed quilts? Now that makes a statement!
Snails Trail Mardi Gras is a variation of the ever popular Snails Trail Al Fresco (CLPJAW68). In this version, the diamond shapes are created with the Creative Grids® Half Rectangle Tool so each diamond adds even more interest and movement to the finished quilt.
Combining traditional Snails Trail blocks with these pieced diamond shapes creates this colorful version of a traditional Storm at Sea quilt. The Creative Grids® Square on Square Trim Tool includes markings to create the perfect-sized center four-patch. After that, creating the Snail’s Trail block is just a matter of color placement!
The Creative Grids® Half Rectangle Tool by Deb Heatherly:
The ever popular Snails Trail Al Fresco by Jean Ann Wright uses one fabric for the diamonds and the Creative Grids® 2 Peaks in 1 Tool.
Both use the Creative Grids® Square on Square Tool to create the Snail’s Trail Blocks.
Everything you need is in stock so place your orders now!
All you need is eight assorted 10-inch squares to create these two placemats and table runner. This stunning example of stained glass uses a technique that is pure genius. Clover fusible bias tape creates the stained glass affect so there are no tiny strips to sew into the blocks! This dramatic look is easy to achieve, even for a beginner.
Since the blocks are cut from ten-inch squares, rotary cutting is fast and easy so you can move onto the piecing in a matter of minutes.
If you would like to make an entire quilt, check out CLPCAM026.
Both projects require the Creative Grids® Scrap Crazy 8 Template Set.
The Clover Fusible Bias Tape comes in black and gold:
What a great gift for that special man in your life or to honor one that has passed. Daddy’s Ties, designed by Deb Heatherly, uses the Creative Grids® Kitty Cornered Tool (CGRDH5) to create the tie. Setting it on point brings the block to center stage. The tie and inner border are cut from one tie.
Deb has produced a YouTube video demonstrating how to prepare the tie to make this project. The link is shared on the pattern.
If you would like to make an entire quilt, check out CLPDHE038.
Both projects require the Creative Grids® Kitty Cornered Tool:
This quilt is all about color placement. By coordinating the fabrics in adjoining blocks, a star is born! The blocks alternate wide and narrow logs to add even more drama to the finished project. Since the Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tool Duo can trim both widths of strips, the entire project can be done with just one tool!
Once again, this quilt is all about color placement! Changing the fabric location in just two different blocks creates the stunning secondary pattern. The flying geese pieced corners accentuate the pineapple design and gives the quilt a modern twist.
The center of the quilt is created with the Creative Grids® Pineapple Trim Tool:
The border is created with the Creative Grids® Ultimate Flying Geese Tool.
There are lots more Cut Loose Press® patterns to come, so check out the new patterns on the website often!
Many of you already have these top-selling Creative Grids® Tools. Check out these latest patterns that showcase the potential of these tools.
This stunning example of a stained glass quilt uses a technique that is pure genius. Clover Fusible Bias Tape creates the stained glass affect so there are no tiny strips to sew into the blocks! This dramatic look is easy to achieve, even for a beginner.
Since the blocks are cut from twenty, ten-inch squares, rotary cutting is fast and easy so you can move onto the piecing in a matter of minutes.
This pattern requires the Creative Grids® Scrap Crazy 8 template set.
This quilt is a great way to use up leftover 2-1/2-inch strips. Combine them with some solid fat quarters to create blocks that showcase the wonky design. The inserted squares in the border add a modern look to an already striking quilt. The pattern includes cutting instructions for the logs to best utilize the fabric. Since the wonky log cabin blocks finish to 10-inches, you only need to make 12 blocks so you can finish the entire project in an afternoon.
This pattern requires the Creative Grids® 10″ Wonky Log Cabin Trim Tool.
This mini quilt is all about color placement. Reversing the traditional lights and darks in the pineapple block accent the pineapple design. Placing the same fabrics in adjoining blocks creates the pattern. And the white space created when it is all sewn together creates a backdrop to showcase some amazing quilting! Since the strips are 1-1/4-inches wide, cutting a 2-1/2-inch strip in half vertically is a great way to use up those leftover strips in your collection.
This pattern requires the Creative Grids® Pineapple Mini Tool.
The strips were cut using the white line down the center of a Creative Grids 2 1/2″ wide rectangle.
I love how Krista’s mind works! How she combines 60 degree angles to make realistic leaf shapes boggles the mind. And don’t get me started on her fabric choices!
Fall in love with 60-degree angles with Krista Moser’s latest pattern, Fall Foliage. This pattern used the Creative Grids® 60-degree Diamond Mini Ruler to cut a variety of shapes including diamonds, triangles, and trapezoids to make these beautiful fall leaves.
There are two main blocks in this quilt, the leaves and the setting triangle units. These are made from simple shapes letting the fabric and shade do the heavy lifting to get the wow factor. This quilt is constructed into blocks first and then rows with no Y seams, making construction a breeze with well-illustrated step-by-step instructions. Finished Size: 57″ X 60.
The pattern is due to arrive later this month so place your orders now!
Exciting News Alert! Gudrun has expanded her enchanting collection with the addition of two “Lil’s” to the line, and they’re stealing our hearts! Crafted with irresistible charm, these patterns are perfect for quilters of all levels. What’s even more delightful? You can create these adorable designs with just a package of 5″ squares, binding, and backing fabric! No fuss, pure joy! Assembling a kit has never been so simple! Whether you’re a teacher introducing students to the magical world of quilting or a seasoned expert, Gudrun’s techniques and rulers make it a breeze. What a fabulous way to dive into creativity and fun!
Saga and Mia can easily be cut with the new Creative Grids Stripology® Quarters Mini ruler that has slits every 1/4″.
Nikki is a great stash buster. Finished sizes include Crib 32in x 48in, Lap 48in x 64in, Twin 64in x 96in, Full 76-1/2in x 102in, Queen 93-1/2in x 102in & King 102in x 102in.
Ariel is a stunning strip quilt. Finished sizes include Crib 38in x 38in, Lap 57in x 76in, Full 76in x 95in & Queen/King 95in x 95in.
Supersized Amalie is a great redesign of an old favorite. This new variation has six available sizes including Crib 37-1/2in x 50in, Lap 50in x 75in, Twin 62-1/2in x 87-1/2in, Full 75in x 100in, Queen 87-1/2in x 100in & King 100in x 100in.
These patterns are oh sew easy if the blocks are cut and trimmed with the Stripology® XL or the Stripology® Squared, both by Creative Grids®.
Phoenix works extremely well with the Creative Grids Stripology® XL. It requires just two shades of fabric for a stunning finish.
All of these patterns are due to arrive in August so place your orders now.
Make your mantle the center stage of every holiday. This mantle is decked out for the patriotic holidays, but seasonal buntings would be just as fun. Shown below is the ‘Celebration Bunting Mantle Scarf’ #CLPPPE003 from Cut Loose Press® by Pamela Pereira.
Since the striped wedges are pieced from units cut with the Creative Grids® 22-½ degree ruler, this goes together very quickly. The half and quarter-circle units are then quilted and bound so hanging is a breeze.
The Creative Grids® 22 1/2 degree triangle is required. (There is a shorter version but you need the length of this one to cut the wider wedges on the outside.)
Sew together 8 of these wedges to create the center, half bunting; and two sets of 4 to create the outer quarter-circles.
Since the banners are quilted and bound after piecing, they hang beautifully. Can’t you picture Christmas fabrics with a village or Santa collection on display? Or Halloween fabrics with pumpkins??? The holidays and options are endless.
Looking for a quick project that can be finished in a few hours? None of these projects are quilted so it will be complete from start to finish. What great projects to teach a child to sew this summer. Here are just a few of my favorites.
These little purses are so darn cute! Whether you choose a dog, cat, or owl, you will be thrilled with the results – and frankly, will probably want to make all 3! These are great opportunities to teach how to sew in a zipper, sew on button eyes, and even simple embroidery stitches to embellish the faces. All you need is a couple of fat quarters of fabric! They could use it to store their sewing supplies!
A yard of fabric, a kitchen towel, and ribbon or twill tape for the ties are all you need to make this apron in the afternoon. And, yes, those are pockets – a must-have at any age! There are so many darling towels available now. Why not make some for a baking or canning session after it is done?
It is not a holiday dinner unless sparkling grape juice is served so everyone can participate in the toast! One 20-inch x 28-inch tea towel makes TWO bags. Save one for yourself and give one to a friend (but only if she is willing to share what’s inside.) Since the towel is already hemmed, half of the work is done for you. Showcase a cut print on a tea towel or embroider your favorite 4-inch design. Easy peasy!
Why not keep a dozen of these on hand for gifts? It is the perfect addition to any household with children who love to play in the snow! Use wonder clips to attach those mittens, scarves, and gloves and they will be dry in no time – and ready the next time someone wants to build a snowman! But, for those of us who would rather watch from the window, it is a great space saver – and can be used to store belts and scarves! This pattern is fat-quarter-friendly as well!
Want to teach some simple quilting techniques? This Easy Patriotic Table Topper is oh so easy! In fact, you can finish the whole thing in a few hours! At approximately 18” square, you could use Insul-Bright instead of batting so you could sit hot dishes on it – plenty of room for a 9 x 13 pan!
Why not set up a time to sew with friends or the littles in your life every week? They could even start holiday gifts to give to family, teachers, and friends! All of the patterns are available and in stock now since they are Cut Loose Press® so place your orders now!