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!

Folded Corner Companions

Did you know that all patterns made with the Creative Grids® Folded Corner Clipper can be made with the new Folded Corner Clipper XL? Whichever size you have, why not give these Cut Loose Press™ patterns a try?

This Maple Leaf Table Runner combines the Creative Grids® Kitty Cornered Tool and the Folded Corner Clipper or Folded Corner Clipper XL. Each leaf is cut from a 10″ square and the stems from another. You can’t get any easier than that to kit!

Maple Leaf Runner
Creative Grids Kitty Cornered Ruler
Creative Grids Folded Corner Clipper Tool XL
Creative Grids Folded Corner Clipper Tool

Deb Heatherly used this tool to create two classics. X Marks the Spot is created with (34) 10-inch squares and what Gudrun Erla calls the four B’s – background, borders, binding, and backing. At 61″ x 70″, this quilt goes together quickly and is the perfect size for a throw.

X Marks The Spot

The Starry Nights Table Topper measures 36″ square. The units are strip-pieced before cutting so the tip goes together very quickly.

Starry Nights Table Topper

Begonia from Cut Loose Press by It’s Sew Emma is an excellent choice to perfect your skills when using the Creative Grids® Folded Corner Clipper! Use it to square up half-square triangles BEFORE pressing. And then use it to create the pointed units in the begonia block. It really is that easy.

Begonia

All of these patterns are Cut Loose Press™ patterns so they are available on-demand and printed with the shop name. Place your orders now.

The Folded Corner Clipper XL

Twice the size of the original Creative Grids® Folded Corner Clipper, the Folded Corner Clipper XL can span a 10-inch block and cut wide, mitered borders.

Creative Grids Folded Corner Clipper Tool XL

No need to draw pencil lines when prepping your favorite blocks such as snowballs, flying geese, diamonds in a square and cornered rectangles! Since you have to trim the corner anyway, why not trim it first, and use the raw edge as your seam guide? AND… since the corner was trimmed with a straight edge, your bonus triangle is ready to sew into a Half-Square-Triangle block! Or, use the 45 degree angle to create binding or mitered corners.

Use the additional printed angle line to square up and trim the corners from any pieced block. Adding triangles to the corners of a pieced log cabin block, for instance, is now easy and accurate!

Cut Loose Press Reflections

Use the Creative Grids Folded Corner Clipper XL to make large half-square triangles from 10-inch squares and sub-cut them to make this stunning table runner. Then make the leftover triangles into slightly smaller half-square triangles for the placemats. Combine them on your table to add that awe factor to any décor. Note that there are two different layouts for the placemats. I like the light center since it will be covered by a plate and the prints will show!

Reflections Runner & Placemats

Cut Loose Press Barn Raising Lite

This modern take on a traditional log cabin barn raising quilt goes together very quickly since there are only 48 blocks. The asymmetrical layout adds that awe factor. Since the units are cut with the Folded Corner Clipper XL before sewing, there is no need to draw diagonal lines or trim tails!

Barn Raising Lite

Cut Loose Press Bauble Chain Quilt

Doesn’t this remind you of the beaded chains we all loved in the 70’s? The baubles are cut with the Folded Corner Clipper XL after the strips are sewn into sets so it goes together very quickly. The cutaway corner triangles are then sewn into the smaller units so there is no waste of fabric. The background is the perfect place to showcase some dramatic quilting!

Bauble Chain Quilt

Everything is in stock now, so place your orders!

New from Krista Moser

I got to spend three days with Krista last week at the Shipshewana Quilt Festival in Shipshewana, Indiana. She showed this quilt for the first time and everyone loved it!

Her photography is stunning. Additional images like this are available on our website so you can use them in your advertising they are just a right click away….


Bespoke Stars is a stunning modern take on a six-spoked star and a great way to showcase a favorite collection of fabrics. The pieces are large and uncomplicated making them quick and easy to put together. A terrific contemporary quilt for any modern streamlined decor, this pattern is easy enough for a beginner to intermediate quilter. It includes step-by-step instructions with plenty of illustrations, through every stage, to make your quilt top: rotary cutting, piecing, and assembly. This one is made with the original Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond Ruler.

Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond Ruler

This pattern is due to arrive next month and the rulers are on order so place your orders now.

Set a Great Table

Carolina Moore has created two Cut Loose Press™ patterns that feature Creative Grids® tools and Gypsy Quilter® Pre-Cut Battings – with stunning results!

Are you ready for all the summer BBQs and picnics? Your hot dish will take center stage when presented in this Americana Casserole Hot Pad!

Americana Casserole Hot Pad

This stars-and-stripes motif is created using the Creative Grids® Strippy Stars tool (CGRDH2) by Deb Heatherly. This pattern uses the Casserole Dish Hot Pad Pre-Cut Batting and Insulating material (TGQ104), which has two layers of batting and polyester and metalized layer to help keep your hot dish hot. It perfectly fits a standard 9 by 13 inch casserole dish. With just three fabrics, this pattern would be simple to kit with a red, white, and blue fabric from your shop’s color wall. But, why not kit it in Fall and Winter holiday colors as well? After all, stars are always in season and these would make great hostess gifts. A great class option. Students can learn how to use the Strippy Star Tool and actually finish the project in class!

Creative Grids Strippy Stars Tool 5in x 7-1/2in Quilt Ruler
Casserole Dish Hot Pad  Pre Cut Batting 3ct


These 2 for 1 plate cozies are darling and simple to make! They feature the Pre-Cut Plate Cozy batting from The Gypsy Quilter® (TGQ102) which is microwave safe, with fun piecing using the Creative Grids® Kitty Cornered Ruler (CGRDH5) by Deb Heatherly.

2 For 1 Plate Cozy

The pattern is written so that two plate cozies can be made with two contrasting half-yard-cuts of fabric. Since you can make four plate cozies from one package of pre-cut batting, you may want to double your fun, or in this case quadruple the fun , by buying four half yard cuts of fabric. Students could easily finish a set of these in class AND learn how to use the Kitty Cornered Tool. We all love instant gratification.

Creative Grids Kitty Cornered Ruler
Plate Cozy Pre Cut Batting  8ct

Everything is in stock, so why not get your order placed today???

Angela Walters Goes Low Shank

Want to try machine quilting but not sure where to start? Angela Walter’s Creative Grids® machine quilting tools are available for both high and low shank machines. Not sure which ones you need? Watch one of Angela’s videos for the most in-depth explanation I have ever seen (or heard).

Meet Slim, your new machine quilting best friend:

Creative Grids Low Shank Machine Quilting Tool Shorty

Shorty video.

Slim is the most versatile tool:

Creative Grids Low Shank Machine Quilting Tool Slim

Quilt symmetrical arches with Archie:

Creative Grids Low Shank Machine Quilting Tool Archie

Meet Elvira, your new favorite curvy tool:

Creative Grids Low Shank Machine Quilting Tool Elvira

Chevy is a little pointy, a little curvy, and very versatile:

Creative Grids Low Shank Machine Quilting Tool Chevy

Sid is a little bit straight, a little curvy, and completely devoted to helping you create
some amazing designs:

Creative Grids Low Shank Machine Quilting Tool Sid

Go to the Checker YouTube channel or the Creative Grids® USA website for videos that you can share with your customers. All are in stock now.

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 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

Geese in the Cabin

Meet Cut Loose Press™ Plus. This pattern has six full pages – when a pattern is just too good to fit on one page – even if it is front and back!

This Cut Loose Press™ Plus pattern features a technique for making Geese in the Cabin blocks from the log cabin blocks created with the Creative Grids® 10-inch Log Cabin Trim Tool Duo by Jean Ann Wright (CGRJAW10).

Geese In The Cabin Cut Loose Press Plus

We have even filmed a video showing how easy it is to transform a Courthouse Block style log cabin created with the Creative Grids® 10-Inch Log Cabin Trim Tool Duo into an entirely new block. AND, you are welcome to share the video!

Once you have created the blocks, twist and turn them in a multitude of ways to create your own masterpiece. The pattern includes suggestions but there are many more possibilities.

Geese In The Cabin Cut Loose Press Plus

Since all 36 blocks are exactly the same – and the magic happens when you twist and turn them – the yardage requirements are the same for every version!

The ruler and patterns are in stock so order them now and let your customers know. We have already gotten requests from consumers who want to know where to buy!