New from Edyta Sitar

Edyta Sitar is hosting a Sew-Along featuring her newest pattern, Frontier. This 32-1/2 inch wall hanging would be a striking table topper or wall hanging. I can just picture this as a “headboard” over her Alaska quilt. Now that is bringing some Martha Stewart into your life!

Frontier

Or, create a matching pillow.

Alaskan Star Pillow

Alaska Rainbow
Expedition

These patterns are due to arrive any day.

All of the shapes can be cut and trimmed with just one ruler. The New Creative Grids® Alaska Ruler, designed by Edyta Sitar herself, cuts a multitude of shapes in a variety of sizes. Cut 45° wedges, diamonds, squares, and half-square triangles all with the same ruler! The instructions include how to make a basic kaleidoscope block as well as an Alaska block in four sizes from 9 to 16 inches.

Creative Grids Alaska Ruler

The ruler also cuts all of the shapes needed for these top-selling patterns that are already in stock.

Alaska
Alaskan Holiday
Spectrum

Consider doing Frontier as a sew-along. With just nine blocks in the project, why not start a weekly sew in your shop. There is plenty of time to get it completed in time for the holidays. And once they learn how to cut and sew the blocks, they will be ready to move on to a bigger project!

Diamond Log Cabin Tree Skirt

Eleanor Burns’s new Diamond Log Cabin book features the Creative Grids® 60 Degree Diamond Ruler by Krista Moser to create a traditional diamond log cabin. Or, right before the holidays, create a tree skirt that is too pretty to cover with presents!

Diamond Log Cabin Quilts and Tree Skirt
Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond Ruler

Don’t you love the angled opening?

Diamond Log Cabin Quilts and Tree Skirt
Diamond Log Cabin Quilts and Tree Skirt
Diamond Log Cabin Quilts and Tree Skirt
Diamond Log Cabin Quilts and Tree Skirt

But after looking at the possibilities, why not do both???

Gray is the New Black

I am thrilled that there are now two new shades of Pigma pens from Sakura! For professional and aspiring artists familiar with PIGMA Micron, these new grays are designed for anything from precision shading to covering large areas. Available in Light Cool Gray and Cool Gray Ink in 01, 05, 10 and BR nibs.

These pens are ideal for anime, illustration, cartooning, pen-and-ink drawing, scrapbooking, and other detail work. Pigma ink is permanent, fade resistant, chemically stable, and will not bleed or run after the ink has dried. Invented by Sakura over 30 years ago, Pigma ink continues to be the most reliable permanent ink on the market today. Artists, archivists, crafters, journal enthusiasts, students, and scientists alike trust Pigma Micron® for all of their creative endeavors, archival-quality projects, and more.

These would be great stocking stuffers. They are due to arrive in November so order now!

Fineline Glue Tips

Take your piecing up-a-notch with Fineline Glue Tips! Using glue instead of pins for sewing greatly increases accuracy in your piecing. No more misaligned seams, chopped off points, stopping to remove pins, or fabric shifting around while sewing.

Fineline Glue Tips

The Fineline® Glue Tips are specially made with quilters in mind. Experience controlled, precise glue placement with the stainless steel 18 gauge applicator. Each glue tip uses an air-tight, non-clogging wire cap closure system that insures that the glue tip is always ready for immediate use. The Fineline® Glue Tip fits a 4 oz. bottle of Washable Elmer’s Glue. 

These are due to arrive the end of the month so place your orders now!

Fineline Glue Tips

New from Gypsy Quilter

Several new products from The Gypsy Quilter are due to arrive in the next month.

The Gypsy Quilter Mist Bottle

Using your favorite starch, starch alternative or water; prep your fabric with a continuous mist. The Gypsy Quilter Mist Bottle evenly distributes the mist, eliminating splotches and drips. This even spray distribution ensures a perfect press as well as conserves the product. The bottle is designed to fit your hand with a trigger that can be activated with just one finger. It has a wide mouth so it can easily be filled. A full bottle holds 10 ounces, enough to press all of the fabric needed for most projects before refilling, but is light enough that the weight is easy to handle.

Gypsy Quilter Mist Bottle 10oz

Terrific Tape

Terrific Tape is a self-cling tape that sticks to itself and nothing else! Use it to wrap up your thread spools, eliminating messy thread tails. Wrap your embroidery hoops together for storage without fear of sticky residue. Bundle up just about anything and never leave stickiness behind! It comes in two widths – 1/2-inch and 1-inch, both available in 50 feet rolls.

Gypsy Quilter Terrific Tape 1/2in
Gypsy Quilter Terrific Tape 1in

Nailed It Open Thimble Set

Protect your ring finger, your index finger, and / or middle finger from needle pokes with these comfortable silicone thimbles. As an added bonus, your fingernail sits fashionably on the outside of the thimble. Sizes medium and large are included in this package

The Gypsy Quilter Nailed It Open Thimble Set

These would all make great stocking stuffers and should be here in plenty of time for holiday shopping so place your orders now!

Spools of Tula Ribbon

In September, bundles of Renaissance Ribbon from your favorite designer will be available as a collection on spools. The 1-1/2 and 2-inch ribbons are packaged on 15-yard bolts. The other ribbons are rolled on 27-yard spools.

Tula Pink Curiouser Ribbons ship in an assortment of 7 spools. The whimsical charm in the Alice in Wonderland story, exquisitely interpreted by Tula Pink, is a new source of creativity for all sewists, in Tula’s words, the ribbons elevate any sewing project!

Tula Pink Bundle CC DayDream

What a great accent to showcase in your next purse class!

Industrial Rotary Cutter

The folks at Reliable who make the irons you know and love have now added a cordless rotary cutter to their product line!

2000FR Cordless Cloth Cutting Machine
2000FR Cordless Cloth Cutting Machine
2000FR Cordless Cloth Cutting Machine

This baby will cut through leather, wool, and up to 1″ thick layers of fabric! Can you imagine how fast this baby will cut fat quarters and kits?

But in their own words, here are the details:

Cordless control. The 2000FR’s battery-operated powerful servomotor can cut up to a single ply of fabric right up to 1” high, making it a very versatile, lightweight machine. With 5 speed settings, the 2000FR is perfect for sample making or other light-duty operations. Use the higher speeds to cut thinner fabrics, use the lower speeds to cut thicker fabrics or anything with glue. The 2000FR includes two 14.8V lithium batteries and a charger with an optimal 2 hour run time between charging. The 200OFR’s 4.3” high-speed steel (HSS) blade is optimal for cutting. With an extra thin base plate and light design, the 2000FR is a pleasure to operate.

Features:
– 14.8V Cordless Power. The 2000FR includes two powerful 14.8V lithium-Ion batteries with an optimal two-hour run time between charging.
– POWERFUL SERVO MOTOR – The 2000FR’s battery-operated powerful servomotor can cut up to a single ply of fabric right up to 1in high, making it a very versatile, lightweight machine.
– The 2000FR includes two 14.8V lithium batteries with a charger, blade key, extra sharpening stone and allen key.
– TOTAL SPEED CONTROL – With five-speed settings, the 2000FR is perfect for sample making or other light-duty operations. The blade speed can be adjusted from 600RPM to 1400RPM!
– AUTOMATIC SHARPENER & FRONT KNIFE GUARD – Built-in sharpener guarantees a sharp edge on every cut. An adjustable front knife guard helps ensure operator safety.
– EXTRA THIN BASE PLATE – The lightweight aluminum base plate is extra thin to allow for a precise and smooth cutting experience.

And, yes, Checker is carrying all of the accessories as well. These are due to arrive in August so order yours now!







Lefties Celebrate!

Be still my left-handed heart! Creative Grids® has just released two true left-handed rulers! I no longer have to read the numbers upside down! These rulers have all of the great features we know and love – but are a mirror image of the original rulers.

These left-handed beauties have an imprint of a left hand right on the ruler so you don’t get them confused! (I am keeping both versions so I have them for my right-handed friends!)

They are available in our most popular rectangle and square sizes.

Creative Grids Left Handed Quilt Ruler 6-1/2in Square

Please spread the word! We are only going to get tools that truly work for us if we support the efforts of companies such as Creative Grids® who are willing to support the 7% of the population that see the world a little differently!

These are in stock, so order them now!

New Sew Kind of Wonderful

At 28 x 63 inches, Dreamy Dan could be the perfect beach blanket if quilted to terry cloth! What personality!

Dreamy Dan

Flower Pop is a large throw with splashes of color that make this quilt shine.

Flower Pop

Both of these quilts are made with the Wonder Curve ruler.

Wonder Curve Ruler

They also have a longarm version if you like to quilt your own:

QCR Curvit Ruler for Longarm Quilting

Diamond Daze features their new Quick Straight Ruler:

Diamond Daze
Quick Straight Ruler

Everything should be in stock later this month so place your orders now.

The Best Portable Light

I love these lights and can’t wait to get my hands on this one! The Foldi GO from Daylight Company is a premium, rechargeable task lamp that has consistently bright high-quality light. With fully adjustable height and reach, It is extremely compact and lightweight. Carrying case is included making it easy to transport to any location.

Wouldn’t you love to have this tucked away in your purse? Having light just where I want it – whenever I want it – will be such a treat! These are due to arrive later this month so place your order now!