Geese in the Cabin

Meet Cut Loose Press™ Plus. This pattern has six full pages – when a pattern is just too good to fit on one page – even if it is front and back!

This Cut Loose Press™ Plus pattern features a technique for making Geese in the Cabin blocks from the log cabin blocks created with the Creative Grids® 10-inch Log Cabin Trim Tool Duo by Jean Ann Wright (CGRJAW10).

Geese In The Cabin Cut Loose Press Plus

We have even filmed a video showing how easy it is to transform a Courthouse Block style log cabin created with the Creative Grids® 10-Inch Log Cabin Trim Tool Duo into an entirely new block. AND, you are welcome to share the video!

Once you have created the blocks, twist and turn them in a multitude of ways to create your own masterpiece. The pattern includes suggestions but there are many more possibilities.

Geese In The Cabin Cut Loose Press Plus

Since all 36 blocks are exactly the same – and the magic happens when you twist and turn them – the yardage requirements are the same for every version!

The ruler and patterns are in stock so order them now and let your customers know. We have already gotten requests from consumers who want to know where to buy!


The New Cutting Gizmo

The new and improved Gyspy Quilter® Chain-PIece Thread Cutting Gizmo is now in stock! The new look incorporates replacement blades in the base.

Chain Piece Thread Cutting Gizmo


I can’t improve on the product description so here you go:

Reduce thread cutting time with the Gypsy Quilter® Chain-Piece Cutting Gizmo. It is the extra hand you need to help separate chain-pieced units when quilting. To safely cut the threads between the chain-pieced units, simply hold the fabric pieces with both hands and slip the thread into the slot on the top of the Chain-Piece Cutting Gizmo. The embedded razor blade cuts the thread quickly, easily, and safely. The non-slip bottom ensures that it will stay in place when in use. Five replacement blades and the magnetic tool needed for blade changes are stored in the base. See a video here //youtu.be/-_KRaIj3kqc

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!

Sweet ‘n Sharp Macaroons

These Macaroons are so darn cute that they would be the perfect addition to any quilter’s Easter basket! Clover’s Sweet ‘n Sharp Macaron allows you to always have that sharp point and smooth shaft on any needle you are using. They are available in two colors:

Sweet 'n Sharp Macaron Raspberry
Sweet 'n Sharp Macaron Raspberry
Sweet 'n Sharp Macaron Raspberry
Sweet 'n Sharp Macaron Pistachio
Sweet 'n Sharp Macaron Pistachio

They are due to arrive the middle of this month so order them now so you are the first to receive your order!

Magnetic Needle Cases


These magnetic needle cases from It’s Sew Emma are the perfect accessory to sew on the go! Your needles will stick to the magnetic layer inside the case, protected by the sturdy plastic exterior. They are available in three colorways – each sporting a favorite stitchy saying.

Stay Sharp Navy Magnetic Needle Case
Get To The Point Teal Magnetic Needle Case
Needle Little Love Pink Magnetic Needle Case

These are due to arrive February 1st – the perfect little something for Valentine’s Day!

ABC 123 Cool Pins

Numbered (0-25) on one side and lettered (A-Z) on the other, ABC 123 Cool Pins from The Gypsy Quilter are perfect for organizing your quilt pieces. At .5mm – these pins are sharp and will never leave holes behind in your fabric. As an added bonus, the pinheads are heat resistant up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 104 hexagon shaped pins come in a reusable storage box.

ABC 123 Cool Pins

And in this case, that box adds the awe factor. How cute is this???

ABC 123 Cool Pins

These are due to arrive in April and would be a great addition to any Mother’s Day promotion!

The Perfect Magnet

MagnaFingers is a magnetic pick-up tool for pins and needles that easily releases items so you don’t hurt your fingers!

MagnaFingers Pick-up/Release - Blue
MagnaFingers Pick-up/Release - Blue
MagnaFingers Pick-up/Release - Blue

This powerful ceramic magnet will pick up over 100 pins – even in carpet. The simple “two-finger” release works like a clothespin.

This tool was designed by 13-year-old Owen Cowan who spilled fish hooks on his carpet. What a great idea! They are available in three different colorways.

MagnaFingers Pick-up/Release - Mint
MagnaFingers Pick-up/Release - Violet

These are arriving the end of this month so order them now.

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!!!

Elastic Variety Packs

These variety packs of nylon elastic by Shabby Fabrics contain eight different colors in 1/6″ elastic – just the right width for masks. Each package contains four yards of each color for a total of 32 yards per package! Everything is bundles into a zippered pouch for visible, convenient storage. Just look at the colors – they are simply luscious…

Elastic Variety Pack 8pk - Bright Set
Elastic Variety Pack 8pk - Pastel Set
Elastic Variety Pack 8pk - Neutral Set

Don’t forget, this is nylon elastic which we love because it is so soft and pliant – but it is not heat-resistant so don’t touch with a hot iron! These are due to arrive this month so order yours now!

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