Set a Great Table

Carolina Moore has created two Cut Loose Press™ patterns that feature Creative Grids® tools and Gypsy Quilter® Pre-Cut Battings – with stunning results!

Are you ready for all the summer BBQs and picnics? Your hot dish will take center stage when presented in this Americana Casserole Hot Pad!

Americana Casserole Hot Pad

This stars-and-stripes motif is created using the Creative Grids® Strippy Stars tool (CGRDH2) by Deb Heatherly. This pattern uses the Casserole Dish Hot Pad Pre-Cut Batting and Insulating material (TGQ104), which has two layers of batting and polyester and metalized layer to help keep your hot dish hot. It perfectly fits a standard 9 by 13 inch casserole dish. With just three fabrics, this pattern would be simple to kit with a red, white, and blue fabric from your shop’s color wall. But, why not kit it in Fall and Winter holiday colors as well? After all, stars are always in season and these would make great hostess gifts. A great class option. Students can learn how to use the Strippy Star Tool and actually finish the project in class!

Creative Grids Strippy Stars Tool 5in x 7-1/2in Quilt Ruler
Casserole Dish Hot Pad  Pre Cut Batting 3ct


These 2 for 1 plate cozies are darling and simple to make! They feature the Pre-Cut Plate Cozy batting from The Gypsy Quilter® (TGQ102) which is microwave safe, with fun piecing using the Creative Grids® Kitty Cornered Ruler (CGRDH5) by Deb Heatherly.

2 For 1 Plate Cozy

The pattern is written so that two plate cozies can be made with two contrasting half-yard-cuts of fabric. Since you can make four plate cozies from one package of pre-cut batting, you may want to double your fun, or in this case quadruple the fun , by buying four half yard cuts of fabric. Students could easily finish a set of these in class AND learn how to use the Kitty Cornered Tool. We all love instant gratification.

Creative Grids Kitty Cornered Ruler
Plate Cozy Pre Cut Batting  8ct

Everything is in stock, so why not get your order placed today???

Angela Walters Goes Low Shank

Want to try machine quilting but not sure where to start? Angela Walter’s Creative Grids® machine quilting tools are available for both high and low shank machines. Not sure which ones you need? Watch one of Angela’s videos for the most in-depth explanation I have ever seen (or heard).

Meet Slim, your new machine quilting best friend:

Creative Grids Low Shank Machine Quilting Tool Shorty

Shorty video.

Slim is the most versatile tool:

Creative Grids Low Shank Machine Quilting Tool Slim

Quilt symmetrical arches with Archie:

Creative Grids Low Shank Machine Quilting Tool Archie

Meet Elvira, your new favorite curvy tool:

Creative Grids Low Shank Machine Quilting Tool Elvira

Chevy is a little pointy, a little curvy, and very versatile:

Creative Grids Low Shank Machine Quilting Tool Chevy

Sid is a little bit straight, a little curvy, and completely devoted to helping you create
some amazing designs:

Creative Grids Low Shank Machine Quilting Tool Sid

Go to the Checker YouTube channel or the Creative Grids® USA website for videos that you can share with your customers. All are in stock now.

Always Expect Moore

Carolina Moore of Always Expect Moore and the inventor of the Gypsy Quilter Spot on Dots (TGQ030 and TGQ033) is famous for her videos and on-line tutorials. For the first time, she is offering some of her patterns in a printed format!

The Log Cabin Heart quilt uses the Creative Grids Curvy Log Cabin Mini ruler to make a simple wall hanging that can be completed in an afternoon. Detailed instructions with full-color illustrations walk the quilter through making this scrappy quilt. Just 1 yard of background fabric combined with a curated scrap collection makes this fun quilt that finishes at 21in x 21in. Perfect for in-shop classes.

Log Cabin Heart
Creative Grids 4in Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool

Perfect for focal prints and large prints, the Gallery Wall Quilt showcases favorite fabrics. Create this quilt in four sections and then stitch them together to create the free-form look. Up to 21 different prints can be displayed in the frames. Full video quilt-along is available on the designer’s YouTube channel to walk any quilter through making the quilt. Finishes at 50in x 70in.

Gallery Wall Quilt

Two patterns in one! Pocket Advents offers both a 25-pocket wall hanging (22.5in x 28in) and 12-pocket mini (12in x 12in) option! Make one or both for a DIY Advent calendar. Both designs require the Creative Grids Strippy Star tool to make the star fronts on the pockets. The 12-pocket mini is designed to hang on a wire frame for display. Numbered buttons by Tim Holtz are the perfect accent. Incredibly popular at Christmas, or Christmas in July.

Pocket Advents
Number Tokens
Creative Grids Strippy Stars Tool 5in x 7-1/2in Quilt Ruler

At a generous 8in x 12in, the Sawtooth zip pouch is a fun introduction to simple zipper pouches! Fusible fleece is used to give body to the pouch, and quilters can choose to add quilting to the front and back panels before assembling their zippered pouch. Fat Quarter friendly.

Sawtooth Zip Pouch

These Nesting Baskets are simple and addicting to make! The pattern offers 3 sizes, most quilters will be able to finish at least 2 in a 90 minute class. Fat Quarter friendly, and a great introduction to using interfacing and 3D sewing, this pattern is a perfect first-step towards bag making. No zippers or fasteners, the nesting baskets are a forgiving and beginner-friendly pattern.

Nesting Baskets

These patterns are due to arrive the beginning of June so place your orders now!

Deb’s Cats N Quilts Presents:

Deb Heatherly is releasing three new patterns that will all be in stock by the middle of May. Captivate is a stunning quilt that combines blocks created with her Creative Grids Kitty Cornered Tool and the 10″ Log Cabin Trim tool Duo. This stunning quilt measures 53-1/2 inches square.

Captivate

Creative Grids 10 Inch Log Cabin Trim Tool Duo:

Creative Grids 10in Log Cabin Trim Tool Duo

Creative Grids Kitty Cornered Tool:

Creative Grids Kitty Cornered Ruler

Imagine includes yardage requirements for 3 sizes: 63 x 63 inches, 63ix 80 inches and 90 inch square. It uses her Creative Grids Kitty Cornered Tool and the Strippy Stars Tool.

Imagine

Creative Grids Strippy Star Tool:

Creative Grids Strippy Stars Tool 5in x 7-1/2in Quilt Ruler

Prosperity features the Kitty Cornered Tool and includes instructions for three different sizes.

Propensity

Visit Deb’s website for more information on her Grids Girl program: //www.debscatsnquilts.com/

Fast and Easy Gifts

Looking for a favor or small gift for a Mother’s Day luncheon? Need a Make It/Take It? These Drink Cozies from The Gypsy Quilter® may be just the ticket! One package includes enough pre-cut batting to make eight cozies. The batting is 100% cotton and made exclusively by Bosal for The Gypsy Quilter®.

Drink Cozy Pre Cut Batting 8ct
Drink Cozy Pre Cut Batting 8ct

These drawstring mask elastics make perfect closures – allowing you to adjust the cozy to fit your cup!

Drawstring Mask Elastic Green 8in 60ct

The elastics come in a variety of colors to coordinate with your choice of fabrics. Add a vintage button from your collection to add that awe factor. The best part? You can make all eight in an afternoon!

Diagonal Seam Tape

This notion created by Cluck Cluck Sew is flying off the shelves and we just got in another order so it is in stock!!!

Diagonal Seam Tape

I was teaching a class on Saturday and someone thought that you put this on the diagonal of the fabric – not true! It sticks to your sewing machine – right in front of the feed dogs. The red line aligns with your needle, the blue lines are the sewing lines – 1/4″ away from the red line.

A roll is 10 yards – and since you just need a small piece – it lasts a good long time! When you are ready to remove it, it comes right off – no pesky residue!

Half-square triangles have never been easier – no more drawing lines. But remember, this works just as well when sewing snowball blocks! I can’t wait to try it when I am making my Geese in the Cabin blocks – a Cut Loose Press™ Plus pattern (#CLPPLUS001)!

Geese In The Cabin Cut Loose Press Plus
Geese In The Cabin Cut Loose Press Plus

Adding those triangles to the corners just got a whole lot easier! This pattern showcases the Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tool for 10-inch blocks (#CGRJAW10).

New from Marlous Designs

I LOVE this quilt! I was just asked to make quilts for two gals in their early 30’s and this is perfect!

12 Carat

I love the off-set diamonds and the tone-on-tone diamonds. It could be the perfect choice for a wedding or graduation gift as well. The pattern includes yardage requirements and instructions for three sizes: lap, twin, and queen. The diamonds are created with the Creative Grids® Perfect Rectangle Tool #CGRTMT3.

Creative Grids Perfect Rectangle Ruler 9-1/2in Quilt Ruler

Mountain Gems is another asymmetrical design that packs a lot of punch and also includes three sizes.

Mountain Gems

Both patterns will be available in March so place your orders now!

A Fitted Mask

This mask pattern from Cut Loose Press™ #CLKAL013 includes three sizes: small for a child or petite adult; medium for most women; and large for most men and will even accommodate their beard.

The Cover Up!

The angled nose and chin pieces are cut with the Creative Grids® Spider Web Quilt Ruler #CGRKA6 to ensure a form fit. And wait until you see how she sews the pleat – pure genius! Pattern includes instructions on how to add an additional filter and a mask bar. Be sure to visit the Checker YouTube channel and watch the video before you start.

Many of you already have the Creative Grids® Spiderweb Quilt Ruler since Karla Alexander used it in the Cut Loose Press™ Crazy Christmas Tree, Crazy Hearts, and Coffee Break patterns.

Creative Grids Spider Web Quilt Ruler

Add an optional mask bar from The Gypsy Quilter.

The Gypsy Quilter Mask Bar 100ct

And, the adjustable elastics also from The Gypsy Quilter come in a variety of colors – and ensure a perfect fit.

Drawstring Mask Elastic Black 60ct

Let’s face it – pun intended – masks are going to be a part of life for a long time so find the best fit for your family and friends!

Sewing Room Makeover

Everyone I know has cleaning and organizing their sewing room on their list of New Year’s resolutions. And that is the perfect time to take stock of what you really have, what you need – and what needs replaced!

Check out the top 100 notions on our website: //www.checkerdist.com/top/notions

This will give you an idea of what other quilters value and brands that have stood the test of time. Now look at your basic quilting supplies – the ones you use EVERY day! Is it time to replace your rotary cutter blades? Why not buy a multipack so you actually cut instead of “saw” in 2021?

Rotary Blade 45mm 5ct

Check out your stash of needles and buy your most popular sizes.

Schmetz Universal Machine Needle Size 12/80

Are your pins all bent or is your pin cushion bare? Why not replace them with these extra long, sharp, heat-resistant Cool Pins by The Gypsy Quilter?

Cool Pins Gypsy Purple  50pc

Has your mat seen better days? Maybe it is time to replace it – and upgrade to a larger size:

Creative Grids Cutting Mat 24in x 36in

Have you dropped your ruler so many times that there is not a corner left in sight?

Creative Grids Quilt Ruler 6-1/2in x 24-1/2in

If you got a small wool mat to try it, it may be time to admit that it is the greatest notion of the last decade!

Wool Pressing Mat 14-1/3in Wide x 18-7/8in Long x 1/2in Thick

Refresh the notions you use every day and make sewing a pleasure again – just don’t cut your finger with that new blade!!!

The Jellies Have It!

All you need is ONE jelly roll along with background and accent fabric to create this stunning oversized throw. The pattern Jelly Roll Log Cabins #CLPCAM022 from Cut Loose Press™ includes cutting instructions for the logs so every inch of fabric is utilized. Since the log cabin blocks finish to 12 inches, you only need to make 16 blocks so you can finish the entire project in an afternoon.

Jelly Roll Log Cabin

All you need is TWO jelly rolls along with background and accent fabric to create this stunning full/queen-sized quilt. The pattern Jelly Roll Blues #CLPCAM023 from Cut Loose Press™ includes cutting instructions for the logs to best utilize the fabric. The center square is pieced from 2-1/2 inch strips as well to add to the courthouse steps effect. Since the log cabin blocks finish to 12 inches, you only need to make 42 blocks so you can finish the entire project in a weekend.

Jelly Roll Blues

Make either quilt with the Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tool Two Quilt Ruler #CGRJAW2 designed by Jean Ann Wright.

Creative Grids Log Cabin Trim Tool Two 6in & 12in Blocks Quilt Ruler