The Perfect Ironing Surface Combo

The Sullivan BetterBoard is the perfect choice for an ironing station or a portable workstation. An added bonus? It folds in half – with attached handles – so it is easy to store and travel. You can even take it to retreats!

Better Board

In their words:

Turn your standard ironing board into a spacious pressing surface with the BetterBoard. This overlay offers plenty of space for your biggest projects. Simply place over your existing ironing board to create a 59″ x 22″ work surface with rounded corners. The BetterBoard comes completely assembled with a smooth laminated surface and a fitted ironing cover with protective pad. It features bottom railings that are 14.875″ wide and will fit over most standard ironing boards. It is great for pressing lengths of fabric and quilt tops easily and quickly. Sit or stand while working on projects such as ironing, quilting, crafting, painting, cutting, and more. The ironing board can be lowered or raised to your desired height making the BetterBoard an ideal solution for any type of project.

Better Board
Better Board

Better Board

The Gypsy Quilter wool mat is the exact same size – which make them the perfect combo!

Wool Pressing Mat 21-5/8in Wide x 58-5/8in Long x 3/8in Thick

Wouldn’t this be a great 12 days of Christmas pick?

Create a Design Wall

The days of crawling on your hands and knees to layout a quilt project are over! This 60″ x 72″ piece of felt is the perfect foundation for a design wall. Tack it up in your sewing room so you can visualize your project as you go. And a little visual inspiration keeps you focused on the quilt at hand.

Center Stage Design Wall White 72in
Center Stage Design Wall Gray 72in

You have a choice of white or grey. And, at 5 x 6 feet, you will be able to display most projects up to throw size or a quarter of a queen or king-size quilt.

Tote Trivet – the perfect companion

The Gypsy Quiltee® Tote Trivet is designed to keep notions organized while on the go. The Trivet holds a wide variety of notions in the zippered pouch. When you are at a class, snap the corners to create the sides of an adorable trivet that holds all of the notions you need for class. Class over? Unsnap the corners and put the notions back in the zippered pouch!

These 13″ squares come in a variety of colors.

Tote Trivet Purple Dot
Tote Trivet Purple Dot
Tote Trivet Teal
Tote Trivet Red
Tote Trivet Purple
Tote Trivet Black

These are due to arrive in September and would be a perfect choice for a holiday gift!

New Arrivals from Cut Loose Press™ Patterns

Peppermint Twist (#CLPSCH002) is a darling table runner by Sheila Christensen that features the Creative Grids® Half Sixty ruler. Since you cut a multitude of shapes to create the candies, it is a great choice for a class!

Peppermint Twist

Creative Grids Half Sixty Triangle Ruler

Hearts on the Half Square (#CLPPHA015) was designed by yours truly so I am a little prejudice! It is made with 80 layer cakes. My family calls this the wedding quilt because I have made so many of them for wedding gifts. The hearts are the perfect size for signatures and messages for the honored couple. At 75 x 91 inches, it is the perfect size for cuddling. It also works great as a memory quilt for any event: graduations, anniversaries, babies…

Hearts On The Half Square Quilt

Since this quilt is made with half-square triangles created from ten-inch squares, I used the 15-inch Creative Grids® Seam Guide Tool (#CGRSMN15) to mark the sewing lines. It is specifically designed to span the diagonal of a 10″ square!

Creative Grids 15in Seam Guide Tool

Putting the top together is a breeze when all of the half-square triangles are trimmed to the exact same size!

Creative Grids Half-Square 4-in-1 Triangle Quilt Ruler

Charmed Hearts (#CLPPHA014) is made with 80 charm squares pieced into offset four-patches. Or, if you make Hearts on the Half-Square – and carefully trim the excess fabric out behind the hearts, you get a twofer!

Charmed Hearts

Since this is made with five inch squares, the 2 1/2″ width of the I love my Quilting Friends ruler (#CGRQF26 )works great to cut the four-patches.

Creative Grids I Love My Quilt Friends Mini Quilt Ruler 2-1/2in x 6in

If you like to do handwork, the hearts for both quilts can be appliqued. The Gypsy Quilter Freezer Paper (#TGQFP811H) is recommended. It comes in 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets so you can trace one page of hearts and run it through a home printer to save tracing time.

But, if you prefer machine embroidery, use Print-N-Fuse (#PNF25). It is also available in 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets so the hearts can be copied on a home printer. Follow the package instructions to fuse the stabilizer on the back and fuse in place.

Deb Heatherly designed this Hexagon Pillow (#CLPDHE039 )to showcase a favorite print or photo transfer. What a cute, easy project – and a great gift.

Hexagon Frame Pillow

A friend of Deb’s made this Hogwarts version – I have some grandchildren who would love this version!

Hexagon Frame Pillow

Since Cut Loose Press™ patterns are printed on demand, they are always in stock!

Sew Kind of Wonderful

The gals at Sew Kind of Wonderful have some dynamic new patterns that will be available in July! Posh Bunny is a follow-up to Posh Santa which is STILL in the top 100 patterns even though it is summer! Those Christmas fabrics have arrived…

Posh Bunny

It uses the QCR Mini tool to create all of those adorable curves.

Mini Quick Curve Ruler

The Curvy Bow Tie and Text Me use the Wonder Curve Ruler. The Curvy Bow Tie is a charming take on a classic design to create a modern look!

Curvy Bow Tie
Wonder Curve Ruler

Text Me includes ALL of the letters and numbers you will ever need! Make the cover quilt or choose the letters you need to personalize a quilt. T-Shirt quilts come to mind??? What a great addition to any child’s quilt or a quilt made for that high school grad that is going off to college!

Text Me

These patterns are due to arrive the first week in July so order them now!

Newest Release From Creative Grids

The newest Creative Grids® tool, Kitty Cornered, developed by Deb Heatherly is simply brilliant! It is one of those blocks that I always paper-pieced in the past because I just couldn’t sew those odd angles accurately. Well, not anymore!

Creative Grids Kitty Cornered Ruler

Make eleven different sizes of the Kitty Cornered block – two at a time! Cut the odd angles with the tool, then trim them down to size after sewing. Fast, easy and accurate! Make two Kitty Cornered blocks at one time – the printed cutting chart is right on the tool! Create eleven sizes from 1 to 6 inches – and every half inch in between. The ruler comes with fully illustrated step by step instructions or watch the YouTube video to see a demonstration.

And, of course, there are sooo many companions. Daddy’s Ties is a Cut Loose Press™ pattern and is the perfect choice for a memory quilt. I am making this one with a friend who lost her husband a few years ago. We are using his ties – and oxford cloth shirts for the background squares. What an heirloom!

Daddy's Ties

Combining four of the blocks – and sewing them together like a nine-patch creates this stunning quilt – Kitty Cornered Chained. Don’t you love the larger units as accents in the middle border?

Kitty Cornered Chain

Evergreen Runner is a fast, easy project combining half-square triangles and Kitty Cornered blocks.

Evergreen Runner

By reversing the lights and darks in the block, a whole new design is created in Happy N Blessed.

Happy N Blessed

Nostalgia combined Kitty Cornered blocks with three inch log cabins – created with the four inch log cabin trim tool.

Nostalgia

Need a patriotic table runner this summer? Liberty Runner is just the ticket and you can finish it in an afternoon!

Liberty Runner

I love this Maple Leaf table runner that is cut from 10 – 10″ squares so it is easy to kit for classes! I cut kits for this yesterday and am using a gray background – can’t wait to start sewing!

Maple Leaf Runner

Aptitude is a full pattern that includes instructions for a lap as well as a queen sized quilt. This pattern uses the Creative Grids® CGRDH2 Strippy Stars Tool and the CGRDH5 Kitty Cornered Tool. Fabric selection is easy! Just choose a background and two additional contrasting colors.

Aptitude

Catagonia also features lap and queen sizes and combines the Cat’s Cradle tool by Deb with the Kitty Cornered tool. The pattern calls for a variety of fabrics in the cat’s cradle units so pull out your scraps!

Cat'agonia


Sassafras combines the Ultimate Flying Geese tool with the Kitty Cornered Tool for maximum effect. With just three colors, it is oh so simple to choose fabrics.

Sassafras

Pick out 9 Fat Quarters and a background fabric, and use the Creative Grids® CGRDH5 Kitty Cornered tool to make this fun 55″ x 70″ quilt designed by Christine Van Buskirk. Don’t you love the dark background???

Wind Blown


Flurry is a 64″ x 80″ Fat Quarter friendly quilt is stunning in blues. Using CGRFCC (6″ Folded Corner Clipper) is also featured in the instructions as an optional tool for the diamond in a square assembly.

Flurry

The tool and Cut Loose Press™ patterns are in stock. The full-sized patterns are due in any day so place your orders now!

Rotary Cases with Style & Storage

These storage cases are both stylish and functional and from It’s Sew Emma! The sporting graphics that will make you smile – in your choice of pink or green – these cases hold any rotary cutter up to 45 mm securely under the elastic band.

Lime Rotary Cutter Case
Lime Rotary Cutter Case
Lime Rotary Cutter Case
Pink Rotary Cutter Case

Replacement blades and other smaller notions can be tucked into the elastic mesh pocket. Zip up the rigid case and you are ready to safely travel anywhere!

These cases are due to arrive the end of July so order them now!

A Better Mousetrap

I just got mine and it works as advertised! The Fiskars Tabletop Seam Ripper is BRILLIANT! Who doesn’t always wish for a third hand when ripping out seams???

Tabletop Seam Ripper
Tabletop Seam Ripper
Tabletop Seam Ripper

The suction cup base holds the tool in place while you are ripping – just lift the orange handle and push down to form the vacuum seal. But lets hear from the folks who invented it:

Fiskars Tabletop Seam Ripper is an easy-to-use, tabletop tool that provides a faster, less stressful way to rip seams – without damaging your fabric. The spring-loaded, powerful suction cup attaches to nearly any non-porous work surface and locks securely in place, allowing you to keep both hands on your project. A locking lever lets you easily move and secure the tool wherever you need it most, while a premium steel blade offers lasting durability. When not in use, a protective cap snaps into its own compartment to keep it from getting lost.

The first shipment sold out immediately so you know they are hot! Order now to get in on the next one. What a great demo – and quick sale.

Hold Steady Gloves

I LOVE these gloves! They are breathable and comfortable – no more sweaty hands.

From The Gypsy Quilter Hold Steady Machine Gloves, One Size #TGQ032

Gypsy Quilter Hold Steady Machine Gloves One Size

When doing precision work, use the side with grip on the fingertips for ultimate control.

Gypsy Quilter Hold Steady Machine Gloves One Size

For all over designs and backgrounds, flip the gloves over and use the side with grip dots covering the entire surface of the glove.

Gypsy Quilter Hold Steady Machine Gloves One Size

These gloves are one size fits most so you no longer have to carry four different sizes and the price point is excellent. Who could ask for anything more???

New from GE Designs

Gudrun Erla has released four new patterns this season. The hardest decision is going to be which one to make first!

Taylor is an easy pattern you can make from fat quarters or a mix of 10″ squares, 2-1/2″ and 1-1/2″ strips. It is a part of the Stripology Mixer series of patterns. Construction is very easy with the Stripology XL ruler by GE Designs. You can tailor the layout to your liking, more uniform or go very abstract. The pattern comes with 5 different size options: crib, lap, full, queen, king.

Taylor

This striking pattern is so versatile and much easier to make than it looks. The pattern has 4 different layout options and endless variations. Make it with assorted 10″ squares or just 2 fabrics, using the Stripology Squared or the Stripology XL ruler by GE Designs and be successful every time. Instructions for using regular rulers are included. The pattern comes with 5 different size options: crib, lap, twin/full, queen, king.

Venus

Gudrun featured this pattern in a “quarantine sew along”. 16,000 quilters participated in this all day event so many shop owners already have their sample made! We think that must be a record!

Elvira is a fun and fast to make quilt from fat quarters. Construction is very easy with the Stripology XL ruler by GE Designs and the GEasy point trimmers. Instructions for using regular rulers are included. The pattern comes with 4 different size options: crib, lap, full, queen.

Elvira


Hope was also featured in an all day sew along and over 6,000 quilters participated from all over the world. So, once again, many shops have samples completed. For this sew along, Gudrun donated over $35,000 to local charities – quilters could make a donation in lieu of purchasing the pattern for this event. Doesn’t it give you goosebumps??? What an amazing story and what an amazing event!

Hope is a fun and easy pattern you can make from fat quarters or 10″ squares and 2-1/2″ strips. Construction is very easy with the Stripology XL or the Stripology Squared ruler by GE Designs. Instructions for using regular rulers are included. The pattern comes with 4 different size options: crib, lap, full, king.

These blocks can be laid out in a multitude of ways to create dynamic quilts!

Hope

I love these stickers – and use them all of the time on my rulers and cutting mats. They now come in three “Fruity Fiesta” colors.

G-Easy Ruler Stickers - Fruity Fiesta Palette
G-Easy Ruler Stickers - Fruity Fiesta Palette

Everything is due to arrive June 20th so place your orders now!