Christmas All Year Round

I just love this guy! Noggin #CLPLDB003 is a Cut Loose Press™ pattern made with two different Creative Grids® rulers. I already have mine cut out!

Most of the strips are cut to 1 1/4″ – half the width of a jelly roll so it is a great stash buster as well.

You need the four-inch Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tool…

Creative Grids 4in Log Cabin Trim Tool Quilt Ruler

and the four-inch Creative Grids® Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool.

Creative Grids 4in Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool

The pattern features three different versions of log cabins – log cabins, courthouse steps, and curvy log cabins. What a great series of classes.

New Creative Grids® Cutting Mats are in the House!

It took almost two years to get it right – and boy did we get it right! I have been working with a prototype for a few months now – and they are WONDERFUL! All sizes, rack, and assortment are in stock and starting to ship today.

The three larger sizes of the Creative Grids® Rotary Cutting Mats are double sided. One side features one-inch grids with eighth inch markings over the entire surface. All numbers are printed outside of the grid area so they are always visible. Popular 1-1/2 inch cuts are highlighted with white stars; 2-1/2 inch cuts with white squares.

The other side of the smallest 6 x 8 inch mat is blank – perfect for trimming blocks.

Creative Grids Cutting Mat 6in x 8in

The other side of the three larger sizes are designed to use with the Creative Grids® Stripology series of rulers by Gudrun Erla. Line up the fabric and rulers on the spaced horizontal half inch grid lines. That is all you need – no other distracting markings and lines are needed!

Creative Grids Cutting Mat 18in x 24in
Creative Grids Cutting Mat 18in x 24in

Now all you have to do is choose your size: 12 x 18; 18 x 24, or 24 x 36 inches.

Creative Grids Cutting Mat 12in x 18in
Creative Grids Cutting Mat 18in x 24in
Creative Grids Cutting Mat 24in x 36in

You may want more than one!

The Gypsy Quilter Magnified

Cutting fabric accurately is the first step in creating quilts that lay flat, points that line up, and pieces that fit just right. Spot On Dot Magnifying Lens Set allows you to see exactly where you’ve lined up your fabric on your ruler by giving you magnified visibility at the point that matters most. For precision-perfect accuracy, Spot on Dots is the perfect tool for you! 3X Magnification

Spot On Dot Magnifying Lens Set

Place Spot on Dot adhesive side down onto your favorite ruler at the spot you want to magnify.

Spot On Dot Magnifying Lens Set

The reusable adhesive ring will prevent the Spot on Dot from shifting while you make precise cuts. The Spot on Dot stays in place until you remove it. Store in its case after use. You can reactivate the grip on the Spot On Dot by simply washing with mild soap and water.

These are coming out in February. I can’t wait to use them on my Creative Grids® specialty tools!

The Little Things

Sometimes it is the little things that make me happy – and this one is brilliant!

Thread Cutterz Ceramic Blade Zipper Pull Cutter

In their words: This Thread Cutterz Zipper Pull is convenient, safe and efficient. Attach it to a lanyard, purse, backpack, keychain or any zipper and it will always be there when you need it. Its double-sided blade quickly and efficiently cuts from either side and is recessed to prevent accidental cuts. Use this unique tool to easily slice through thread, yarn and embroidery floss cleanly with no fray. Note the zipper pull’s sleek, ergonomic design includes a non-slip finger grip for increased stability and control. It is durable, machine washable, and has no moveable parts to wear out. Enjoy this handy tool for years to come.

I can’t wait to teach a bag class – the Clam Up bag would be perfect.

Clam Up

The students can choose their ideal size. Personally, I want a small one that I can take on a plane with needle and threads and my latest applique project! With this zipper pull, I don’t need to worry about anyone confiscating my favorite scissors!

Half Square Triangles made easy

I love Triangles on a Roll – and now they have a new home! Its Sew Emma is now producing them in ten different sizes from 1 to 6 inches.

And in typical Its Sew Emma style, they support them with a wonderful book featuring sixteen different projects. Eight different sizes of half-square triangles are showcased.

Triangles On A Roll Quilts Book

These Triangles on a Roll come in seventeen different sizes from one to seven inches and multiple half and quarter-inch sizes in between. Check out our website to view all of the possibilities: Triangles on a Roll

Stains no More

Amodex Ink & Stain Remover Trial Pack Display

In their words: Amodex Stain Swipes are a revolutionary cleaner that removes a vast variety of spills, stains, and marks from your cherished fabrics and surfaces. Permanent makers, whiteboard makers, felt tip, gel & frixion pens, toner, berries, chocolate, coffee, dressing, bloody, grass, crayon, grease, hair dye, makeup, paints, and so much more all disappear with these stain removing wipes. Stain Swipes are safe on washable and fine fabric such as silk, cashmere, wool and works on carpet, upholstery, tile and wood. These incredible wipes are non-toxic, eco-friendly and safe for fabrics, surfaces, and skin.

Amodex Stain Swipes
Amodex Ink & Stain Remover Blister Card
Amodex Ink & Stain Remover 4oz

This product was displayed at Houston Market. Every time someone spilled something on their clothes, they grabbed a Swipe. And let me tell you, it works – on everything! Why not have one for your laundry room, and Swipes for your purse?


No Mess – Just Press

I love Mary Ellen’s Best Press so much that I buy it by the gallon. I have tried filling up a small container with my kitchen funnel with limited results. NOW there is a solution.

Spray Misting Bottle Funnel

My favorite part? The loop at the top allows you to store it right on the gallon jug! This is a great companion to their mister which holds a whopping 10 ounces.

Spray Misting Bottle

For those of you who haven’t looked in awhile, there are some new fagrances.

Best Press Spray Starch Subtle Scent 16oz
Best Press Spray Starch Lavender Thyme 16oz
Best Press Spray Starch Lavender Vanilla 16oz

Why not make a display and re-introduce your customers to an old friend with new possibilities!

Jelly Roll Rugs are not just for the Floor.

Roma of RJ Designs has added a new pattern to her popular jelly roll rug series – Pillows, Placemats, Coasters and Trivet Too!

Pillows & Placemats

What a fun and easy Make It/Take It class for the holidays! Roma has endorsed the new Gypsy Quilter Jelly Roll Tube Maker that removes the tedious folding step.

The Gypsy Quilter Jelly Roll Tube Maker

I don’t want to miss anything so I am quoting the description:

To make the Fabric & Batting Tube, place a thin batting strip on the wrong side of a 2 1/2″ fabric strip. Feed the layered (fabric & thin batting) strip, batting side up, into the wide end of the  Jelly Roll ™ Tube Maker. If needed, place a sewing awl in the slot on the tool to pull the layered strip through. Then fold the now magically folded, layered strip in half as it comes out the other end & place under the sewing machine presser foot ready to stitch. Keep the Jelly Roll Tube Maker close to the sewing machine & slide along as you sew.   
The metal Jelly Roll Tube Maker may be used with or without an iron (with caution) for other similar technique projects.

Endorsement:
“As the creator of the original Jelly Roll Rug & subsequent patterns, I have dreamt of the production of this amazing, helpful notion. The strong, sturdy & durable Jelly Roll(tm)Tube Maker will ease the sometimes tedious & painful folding process of creating the fabric & batting tubes. The Jelly Roll ™ Tube Maker will save time, produce consistent width tubes & help to provide amazing results.”

You won’t be able to make just one!

Rotary Blade Guards

These were a big hit at Market! These guards protect your fingers from the blade! They come in packs of four – and should be a must have for every rotary cutter in every shop and class!

Rotary Blade Guards 45mm for RTY2DX

Rotary Blade Guards 45mm for RTY2DX

They are specifically designed to work with the OLFA ergonomic cutter.

45 mm Deluxe Ergonomic Rotary Cutter

They are also available for the 60mm size:

Rotary Blade Guards 60mm for RTY3DX
60mm Deluxe Ergonomic Rotary Cutter

What a great stocking stuffer! They will be available very soon!

Creative Grids® Cutting Mats

The hit of Houston! Creative Grids® now has cutting mats in four sizes: 6 x 8; 12 x 18; 18 x 24; and 24 x 36 inches.

Creative Grids Cutting Mat 24in x 36in
Creative Grids Cutting Mat 18in x 24in
Creative Grids Cutting Mat 12in x 18in
Creative Grids Cutting Mat 6in x 8in

Why am I soooo excited about these mats? Gudrun Erla and I were on the design team from the very beginning and got to create our dream mat. The Creative Grids® Rotary Cutting Mat is double-sided. One side features one-inch grids with eighth-inch markings over the entire surface. All numbers are printed outside of the grid area, so they are always visible. Popular 1-1/2 inch cuts are highlighted with white stars; 2-1/2 inch cuts with white squares. Eighth, quarter and third-yard cuts are marked with dashed lines for easy reference.

The other side is designed to use with the Creative Grids® Stripology series of rulers. Line up the fabric and rulers on the spaced horizontal half-inch grid lines. That is all you need – no other distracting markings and lines are needed.

AND, they are not available in chains! If you buy three of each mat, the display rack is free. Just order the assortment. The heavy-duty rack can be purchased separately as well.

Creative Grids Cutting Mat Assortment With Rack

The black and white markings on our rulers show up perfectly on the gray and teal colorations. For designers, it photographs wonderfully so is a great backdrop for demos, videos, and illustrations! Give them a try!

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