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!

Mug Rug Kits


Wanda the Witch Gnome Mug Rug Kit includes all of the fabric and notions you need to make one mug rug along with a precut fused gnome cut out and ready to assemble!! All you need is thread and a small amount of time. Great to make as a gift, give the kit as a gift to someone who loves to sew, or keep for yourself!

Wanda the Witch Gnome Mug Rug Kit

There are a multitude of choices – all due to arrive in June!

Turkey Gnome Mug Rug Kit
Mrs. Pilgrim Gnome Mug Rug Kit
Mr. Pilgrim Gnome Mug Rug Kit
Dracula Gnome Mug Rug Kit
Hippie Gnome Mug Rug Kit
Floaty Flamingo Gnome Mug Rug Kit
Daisy Gnome Mug Rug Kit

The Gypsy Quilter Appli-fuse Pressing Mat is the perfect choice to aid in placement! Place it over the pattern layout sheet and place the individual pieces right on the mat. Press them into position and lift them off as one applique unit!

Silicone Appli-Fuse Mat 12in x 12in

What a great Make It/ Take It monthly class!

New Oliso Available this Fall

I LOVE my current Oliso irons and can’t wait to get the newest version! It is always good to have a back-up so why not order yours now while they are on sale?

Oliso Iron TG1600 Pro Plus Turquoise
Oliso Iron TG1600 Pro Plus Orchid
Oliso Iron TG1600 Pro Plus Pink
Oliso Iron TG1600 Pro Plus Yellow

In their own words:

Oliso’s iconic SmartIron ® just got smarter! The new TG1600Pro Plus still features Oliso’s most-loved patented iTouch® technology. Simply touch the handle and the iron lowers, ready to work. Take your hand off and the patented scorch guards lift the iron off the board preventing scorches, burns, and tipping. It’s not only safer, but it also saves time as well as your wrists!
Other classic features include 1800 watts of power and horizontal or vertical bursts of steam. The TG1600 Pro Plus features a 30-minute extended auto-shut off for sewers and quilters, a 12.7 oz side fill tank, flat pressing surface, detailer tip, and a 12-foot cord for full range of motion.
The new TG1600 Pro Plus ups its IQ with a new diamond ceramic-flow™ soleplate glides effortlessly over all fabrics types, further enhances its even heat distribution and provides quick and easy clean up when using fusibles. Rapid response™ triple play® steam system makes the TG1600 Pro Plus steamier and hotter than ever! A new anti-scale system keeps the TG1600 Pro Plus working stronger and longer. And since customers asked: Oliso delivered even more ergonomic weight distribution and an enhanced auto-lift responsiveness system to complete the update!

Features designed for Quilters and Sewists:
– NEW enhanced iTouch® never-lift technology: lifts and lowers with the touch of your hand, preventing burns, saving your wrists, and saving time.
– NEW Diamond ceramic-flow™ soleplate with pro-press™ core: superior heat, durability, and non-stick, easy-clean even in the stickiest of situations.
– Smart sensor™ extended auto shut-off: Extended 30 min standby while working for your convenience, 30 second safety auto shut-off if tipped over.
– 2-inch Detailer Tip: Perfect for seams, bias tape + tight corners. Press under and over pleats, pockets, cuffs and collars with ease.
– Longest cord in class: 12’ with a 360° pivot
– Largest water tank in class: (12.7 oz/375ml) for heavy steam usage with easy side fill and fill cup included.
– Built-in spray: Stubborn wrinkles? No problem. My built-in spray is a powerful wrinkle buster.
– Take me away: I’m compatible with Oliso accessories for storage and travel.
– 3 year warranty: You’re part of the family with Oliso’s friendly customer service.

Enhanced quality features:
– Anti-drip system: Prevents spitting and leaking while the iron is hot
– NEW Anti-Calc Technology: The new anti-calc cartridge prevents hard water buildup and keeps your iron working longer and stronger.
– Auto-Clean System

Powerful pressing:
– Quick Heating: 1800 watts of power
– NEW Rapid-response™ Triple play® steam: powerful vertical and horizontal steam removes the toughest wrinkles.

Must only be sold in North America (United States, Canada and Mexico), as it will not work outside of these areas, even with an adapter.

These are due to arrive in October so keep them in mind when you are looking for 12 days of Christmas items!

Featherweight Accessories

What can I say? Featherweights touch the hearts of every quilter – and add that touch of nostalgia that we all hold dear!

These magnetic bowls are available in two colors and can be used to hold pins but also can be used to keep the pieces and parts together when servicing your treasure.

Magnetic Pin Dish White & Black
Magnetic Pin Dish Purple & Gold

This mat shows a complete schematic of the machine. Not only is it a nostalgic piece, it can actually help when servicing your machine.

Featherweight Schematic Servicing Mat for the White 221K7 Machine

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

Tote Bag For Featherweight Case - Teal

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/

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).

The Quilter’s Clapper

The Gypsy Quilter® Clappers are made of oak and made in the USA! Press a seam using steam and place the clapper over the seam for a few seconds to set the seam. Remove the clapper and you will have a flat, crisp seam. It comes in two sizes: 1-1/2 inches long, 3 inches wide tapering down to 2-1/2 inches and is 1-1/2 inches thick.

And the smaller size:  1-3/4 inches tapering down to 1-1/4 inches, Length is 7-3/4 inches.

When pressing units that have been chain-pieced, simply place the clapper on the seam just pressed while you are pressing the next seam. Set up your own little assembly line for perfectly flat seams every time.

An added bonus? When I am sub-cutting strips, I stack 2 – 8 at a time and place the clapper on the strips. The weight of the clapper stops the strips from shifting when sub-cutting. As you work your way down the strips, simply move the clapper as you cut! Don’t you love it when a notion has multiple uses?

BladeSavers Now in Six Colors


This is just brilliant! In their own words:

Don’t discard old rotary blades, use them in the BladeSaver Thread Cutter! Product Features: Give your used 45mm rotary blades extended life by using them in the BladeSaver Thread Cutter and make cutting your chain pieced fabric projects fast and easy.

BladeSaver Thread Cutter Lilac

Each BladeSaver comes with a magnetic case to keep your thread cutter safe when not in use or when taking it to class. The BladeSaver case doubles as the blade stand to hold your thread cutter securely in place during use.
Purchase includes:
-3D printed BladeSaver case with magnets installed
-3D Printed parts for the BladeSaver blade cover
-Nut/bolt needed to assemble the 45mm rotary blade into the blade cover (please note, color of hardware will vary between silver, gold and black based upon availability).
-Printed assembly instructions

BladeSaver Thread Cutter Lilac
BladeSaver Thread Cutter Lilac

Now there are a total of six color options:

BladeSaver Thread Cutter Fuchsia
BladeSaver Thread Cutter Blue
BladeSaver Thread Cutter Pink
BladeSaver Thread Cutter Rose
BladeSaver Thread Cutter Yellow

Depending on the color, these are expected to arrive this month and next so place your orders now!

The Big Easy from Creative Grids

The Big Easy (CGR1224) is a whopping 12-1/2 x 24-1/2 inches – almost twice the size of our most popular 6-1/2 x 24-1/2 inch (CGR24) and the 12-1/2″ square (CGR12).

Creative Grids Quilt Ruler 12-1/2in x 24-1/2in

It has all of the markings you love plus some additional angles – which are perfect for marking cross-hatching, mitering corners on borders, etc.

The added width is also perfect for cutting borders, curtains, and other home dec projects. Personally, I bought the ruler to trim quilts after machine quilting. I like to trim parallel to an inside border so everything is square. The size of this tool means I can accurately square up corners as well as the borders.

The Gypsy Gripper from The Gypsy Quilter is the perfect companion for this tool. This suction-cupped handle attaches to the ruler so you can comfortably move and position the ruler without straining your hands.

The Original Gypsy Quilter Gypsy Gripper

Both products are in stock now so place your orders at www.checkerdist.com.

//www.checkerdist.com/products/CGR1224