What a great scrap quilt! Just 12 fat quarters or 3 yards of scraps, plus the borders, binding and backing is all you need to create this stunning quilt.
Deb lives in the Great Smoky Mountains and says that in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, this was called a postcard quilt because quilters used a postcard for the template to cut the pieces for this quilt. Don’t you love that little bit of history? Now the Creative Grids® 3 ½” wide ruler make cutting these pieces easy as pie!
What a great scrap quilt! The quilt is made with just two alternating blocks. Since one of those blocks is the hourglass or quarter-square triangle, the alternating pieced four-patch block looks like they are set on point. This adds a dramatic element to the quilt that is oh sew easy to achieve!
Another great scrap quilt! Just 12 quarter yard cuts or 3 yards of scraps, plus the four B’s: background, borders, binding and backing is all you need to create this stunning quilt. Since the points are made with the Creative Grids® Strippy Star Tool, they float so every point is perfect, every time. The Creative Grids® Cat’s Cradle Tool is used to make the nine-patch variation in the center of each block. What a great way to learn how to use both tools and make an heirloom quality quilt along the way!
Don’t you love the way Deb has extended the star points into the middle border?
This is one of those patterns that you will refer to again and again! The ultimate pillowcase pattern! Hotel pillowcases cover the entire pillow with a flap that encloses the end. This pattern gives you the option of creating a pillowcase with a band or without in standard and king sizes. Why not make matching pillowcases to coordinate with your bed quilts? Now that makes a statement!
Snails Trail Mardi Gras is a variation of the ever popular Snails Trail Al Fresco (CLPJAW68). In this version, the diamond shapes are created with the Creative Grids® Half Rectangle Tool so each diamond adds even more interest and movement to the finished quilt.
Combining traditional Snails Trail blocks with these pieced diamond shapes creates this colorful version of a traditional Storm at Sea quilt. The Creative Grids® Square on Square Trim Tool includes markings to create the perfect-sized center four-patch. After that, creating the Snail’s Trail block is just a matter of color placement!
The Creative Grids® Half Rectangle Tool by Deb Heatherly:
The ever popular Snails Trail Al Fresco by Jean Ann Wright uses one fabric for the diamonds and the Creative Grids® 2 Peaks in 1 Tool.
Both use the Creative Grids® Square on Square Tool to create the Snail’s Trail Blocks.
Everything you need is in stock so place your orders now!
All you need is eight assorted 10-inch squares to create these two placemats and table runner. This stunning example of stained glass uses a technique that is pure genius. Clover fusible bias tape creates the stained glass affect so there are no tiny strips to sew into the blocks! This dramatic look is easy to achieve, even for a beginner.
Since the blocks are cut from ten-inch squares, rotary cutting is fast and easy so you can move onto the piecing in a matter of minutes.
If you would like to make an entire quilt, check out CLPCAM026.
Both projects require the Creative Grids® Scrap Crazy 8 Template Set.
The Clover Fusible Bias Tape comes in black and gold:
What a great gift for that special man in your life or to honor one that has passed. Daddy’s Ties, designed by Deb Heatherly, uses the Creative Grids® Kitty Cornered Tool (CGRDH5) to create the tie. Setting it on point brings the block to center stage. The tie and inner border are cut from one tie.
Deb has produced a YouTube video demonstrating how to prepare the tie to make this project. The link is shared on the pattern.
If you would like to make an entire quilt, check out CLPDHE038.
Both projects require the Creative Grids® Kitty Cornered Tool:
This quilt is all about color placement. By coordinating the fabrics in adjoining blocks, a star is born! The blocks alternate wide and narrow logs to add even more drama to the finished project. Since the Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tool Duo can trim both widths of strips, the entire project can be done with just one tool!
Once again, this quilt is all about color placement! Changing the fabric location in just two different blocks creates the stunning secondary pattern. The flying geese pieced corners accentuate the pineapple design and gives the quilt a modern twist.
The center of the quilt is created with the Creative Grids® Pineapple Trim Tool:
The border is created with the Creative Grids® Ultimate Flying Geese Tool.
There are lots more Cut Loose Press® patterns to come, so check out the new patterns on the website often!
These RulerLips from Cotton Mills slip onto the end of most 1/8” thick acrylic rulers turning them into a T-Square. The lip rides along the edge of the cutting mat stabilizing the ruler and preventing slipping while cutting. They can be used on a variety of ruler sizes and can also be used to connect rulers. Each package contain two 6” RulerLips. To remove simply pull it off.
The Ruler Knob easily attaches to almost any smooth flat top ruler with its powerful clear suction cup. This 1-3/4″ suction cup makes ruler pickup and placement easy. It not only helps steady the ruler, it also keeps your hands away from the rotary blade.
For best results wipe ruler and suction cup clean before use. Moisten suction cup for maximum hold. Both products are due to arrive later this month so place your orders now.
Up your quilting game with this charming pattern! Flutterby Frolic will give you a complicated look without tedious piecing. Gain confidence with angles and color placement. This quilt is constructed of four main blocks: the flowers, the butterflies, the leaf blocks, and the background hexagons. Each one utilizes a different technique that will be a valuable addition to your quilting skills library.
The quilting world never ceases to amaze with its boundless creativity, and Flutterby Frolic by Krista Moser is a perfect example of this. An established name in quilting, Krista Moser, the creative force behind The Quilted Life, has once again hit a home run with this brilliant, butterfly-inspired pattern that embodies the joy and freedom of nature in textile form.
The Flutterby Frolic quilt pattern is a perfect blend of whimsical charm and intricate design, striking a harmonious balance that makes it accessible for beginners while also being interesting for experienced quilters. It’s one of those patterns that can be approached at any skill level, offering a delightful project for everyone who enjoys quilting.
Use varying shades of fabric for an ombre look, or use scraps from your stash for an eclectic look! This pattern comes with three size layouts: twin/full, wall/baby, and a table runner.
This table runner would be a great class to teach all of the different techniques. At the end of class, they will have the confidence to make the larger quilt!
Techniques and Tools Involved
Crafting a Flutterby Frolic quilt involves the use of a few specialized techniques, offering both a challenge and a learning opportunity for quilters of all skill levels. The pattern makes extensive use of HSTs and diamond shapes, requiring meticulous cutting and piecing.
An essential tool in the creation of this quilt is the Creative Grids® 60 Degree Diamond Ruler, designed by Moser. This specially designed ruler simplifies the process of cutting the precise shapes required for the quilt, making the creation process more accessible to beginners, while also ensuring accuracy and speed for more experienced quilters.
Additionally, the Flutterby Frolic quilt pattern provides an excellent canvas for free-motion quilting. The expansive background areas offer an opportunity for quilters to showcase their skills and add personal flourishes.
The ruler is in stock now. The pattern is due to arrive later this month!
Krista Moser’s Flutterby Frolic is more than a quilt pattern; it is a vibrant celebration of color, life, and the uncontained beauty of nature. With its intricate design and dynamic visual appeal, it offers a fulfilling quilting journey that bridges the gap between artistic vision and technical execution.
Whether you’re seeking a challenging new project, wishing to create a beautiful piece that symbolizes the whimsical charm of butterflies, or eager to utilize the precise Creative Grids® 60 Degree Diamond Ruler, Flutterby Frolic awaits to unfurl its wings in your creative hands. Embark on this quilting journey, and watch as your fabric butterflies take flight! Happy quilting!
The Creative Grids Stripology® Quarters Mini is one of the smallest rulers in the Stripology® series of rulers. Designed to work with units up to 6-1/4 inches, you can cut 1/4 inch and 1/8 inch increments as well.
This ruler features:
• Easy to read black and white markings. • Whole-inch, half-inch, quarter-inch, and eighth-inch increments are included. • Markings for 1/4 inch and 3/4 inch cuts are included with cutting slots every 1/4 inch. • Turn the ruler around and use the black and white squares to square up blocks in 1/4 inch increments up to 6-1/4 inches. • Use the 45-degree lines to trim flying geese units down to 1/4-inch increments. • 1-1/2 inch cuts are highlighted with black stars. • Great for fussy cutting and trimming embroidered blocks. The flexibility of the ruler adjusts for the thickness of the embroidery giving you an accurate trim. • Comes with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions. • Scan the QR Code printed on the instructions to view a how-to video of these features and to see the patterns that can be made with this ruler. • The ruler slides easily over the fabric until pressure is applied. Then exclusive Creative Grids grip holds the fabric in place while cutting, eliminating slipping and miss-cuts.
Ever wish that the charts, videos, and support documentation for all of the Stripology rulers were available in one place? This is the book for every Stripology® ruler user. Take your Stripology® rulers beyond just cutting strips, squares, and rectangles. The book contains all the resources, techniques, and charts to cut 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch increments, diamonds, triangles and parallelograms, and more. It shows your effort and time-saving techniques to make half-square triangles, quarter-square triangles, and flying geese plus some simple patterns to try the techniques. The book provides the tools to Stripologize any project you are working on with charts and illustrations along with videos at your fingertips. Scanning the QR codes featured all throughout the book will take you to videos demonstrating that particular technique.
These four patterns are included in the book.
Both are due to arrive in July so place your Pre-Orders now.
Combine timeless, classic quilts with modern fabrics! Roll with the Classics is a beautiful collection of quilting patterns for those who love tradition with a contemporary touch.
Featuring 14 jelly roll quilt patterns that are beginner-friendly and use a selection of today’s pre-cut strips, alleviate the stress and just get quilting! With helpful opening sections on the quilting and jelly roll basics, you’ll then discover a dozen classic quilt projects featuring beloved designs – from flying geese and half hexies to lone star, pyramids, and more. Most quilts are made using a variety of Creative Grids® rulers and quilting tools many that were designed by Jean Ann Wright herself!.
Short cuts for cutting and piecing are also provided, all of which make the process easier and more rewarding. With Roll with the Classics, you’ll quilt beloved, classic designs while taking the guesswork out of selecting and combining fabrics and opt for modern pre-cut jelly roll fabrics.
Here are just a few of the featured projects.
There are also several mini projects to use any 2 1/2″ strips leftover! Why not use the book as a basis for a series of classes? Each month you could feature a different tool and mini project. Once they learn how versatile the tools are, they will want to make the larger projects so have plenty of rolls on hand!
This darling tote showcases a collection of assorted five-inch squares. Stabilizing the bag with Soft and Stable maintains the shape of the bag. An added bonus? It also accentuates the quilting on the bag. This 14-inch square bag is 8-inches wide, it is large enough to hold all of your goodies whether you are packing for the beach or a quilt retreat!
The Box Bottom and Bows Tote designed by Pamela Periera is a perfect choice for a class. The body of the bag can be made with an pre-cut pack of 5-inch squares. Showcase some coordinates that they can choose for the bows, handles and lining and you are ready to teach!
We all know that not all pre-cuts measure to the correct size so she recommends using the Creative Grids 5-1/2 inch square to trim squares if needed, or they can cut their own from fabric they have on hand. The five-inch square is easily defined on the ruler.
Piecing the squares together is fast and easy. If their seam allowances are off a little bit, it is easy to adjust the bottoms and lining to fit. Even beginners will be successful.
The bag is lined with Soft and Stable which gives it that incredible body so it can stand on its own.
Chaco Liners have been around forever but your customers may not know that they now have a pen version which fits to the shape of your hand. Pamela recommends white but if they are using light and dark fabrics, silver is a good choice because it shows up on everything!
Everything is in stock so schedule your class today!
This 1-1/2″ square ruler is the perfect ruler for anyone who loves to work with little blocks. The entire back of the ruler is covered in grip to ensure accuracy when working with minis. The square also features diagonal lines drawn in both directions so squaring up quarter-square triangles or hour glass blocks is as easy as pie!
A new rectangle has also been added to the line!
This 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ ruler has all of the markings you love on our current rectangles. We have also added diagonal lines that intersect 1/4″ away from the 4 1/2″ side of the ruler. These diagonal lines are perfect for squaring up flying geese units as well as squares set on point.
Both are in stock now. If you teach any miniature classes, these are a must!