Egg-Straavaganza by Deb Heatherly is the perfect way to celebrate the season! The eggs are made with the Creative Grids® Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool for 4-inch finished blocks. Make it your own by changing colors or appliquéing letters or names on each egg.
The rickrack adds the awe factor and gives a decorative touch. The pieced border also adds to the Spring feel of this piece.
All you need is four coordinating fabrics to make this sweet quilt designed by Sarah Fulks, and that includes the background fabric. The instructions are written for an over-sized throw but you can add or delete blocks to make the quilt of your dreams. You may even learn a new technique for creating half-square triangles along the way using the Creative Grids® 4-in-1 Triangle Ruler.
From Cut Loose Press® by Rachelle Craig, Havenwood is the perfect beginner class or project! Just about every inch of the fabric is used in this quilt. Grab forty-2 1/2-inch strips (or cut your own), a background fabric and you are ready to go. Kitting not required!
Turning every other block creates the modern off-set look that gives this quilt its style.
The cover quilt is made with Pearl Splendor by Benartex. Or, cut your own strips with the Creative Grids® Stripology XL Ruler.
The 2-1/2″ slits are marked with squares – can’t get any easier than that! What a great way to use up scraps.
Deb Heatherly has released several patterns that are scrap-friendly. These patterns are created with simple, beginner friendly techniques and don’t require any specialty tools.
Stars Over Franklin is a great scrap quilt! Just (16) 2-1/2-inch strips create the star points in this quilt and give it that scrappy look. Add your favorite accent fabric, in Deb’s case, gold, background and borders to complete this generous 70 x 70-inch quilt. It is the perfect quilt to learn how to use the Creative Grids® Folded Corner Clipper or Corner Clipper XL for more than bindings. The instructions include an alternate method, however, so it is not required.
Just (34) 10-inch squares is all you need to create this generous 61 x 70-inch quilt. It also is an opportunity to use the Creative Grids® Folded Corner Clipper or Corner Clipper XL for more than bindings. All you need to add is the four B’s: background, borders, binding and backing.
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? Incorporating these units into the middle border adds the perfect finishing touch!
The Creative Grids® 3 ½” wide rulers make cutting these pieces easy as pie! That ruler comes in three different lengths: 12 1/2″; 18 1/2″ and 24 1/2″.
I LOVE this! It is stunning using a dark background! The Posies table runner and placemats are based on Robin’s Ring Around the Posies flowers. The lovely bloom of flowers on your tabletop are made from Charm Pack 5″ squares or Fat Eighths of fabric. This is also great for scraps! Table runner sized 42 1/2″ x 14 1/2″ and each of the 4 placemats is 18 1/2″ x 13 1/2″.
Check out the version done with a lighter background.
Use a charm pack, layer cake, or fat quarters to make this quilt of curves that radiate out from a center square. The background is just as important as the prints with 3 background colors adding movement and contrast. Make as a small wall quilt or larger lap size. Consider optional curved corners. Paper template included but a Creative Grids® Circle Savvy Ruler is recommended in instructions with notes on which ruler cut lines to use for this project.
Robin is a big fan of the Creative Grids® Circle Savvy Tool.
Everything is due to arrive next month so place your orders now.
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?
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!
A Hover of Hummingbirds. This hummingbird quilt is sure to bring magic to any room. It’s an exciting new take on the traditional Dresden Plate quilt. Pair it with a giant fat eighth bundle or simplify with a smaller fat quarter bundle…no matter what you choose, it’s a great way to show off your favorite fabric collection! This 14 page pattern includes full-color instruction on the appliqué and traditional piecing used to create the quilt top. Paper templates are also included for circles and Dresden wedges. This pattern covers a broad range of sizes including: Pillow (27″ square) Baby (43″ x 67″ – this will also fit a toddler bed perfectly!) Throw (67″ square) Twin (58″ x 100″) Queen (100″ square) and King (116″ square). When making a King, check with your long-armer to see if she can accommodate that size.
These Dresdens have 36 petals to a complete plate so the Creative Grids 10 Degree triangle works perfectly and makes cutting a breeze.
This 12 month Block of the month pattern comes packaged in a durable plastic envelope with handy divider tabs to keep you organized all year long. It boasts 72 full-color pages and full-sized templates. This BOM is intended to build new skills throughout 12 unique blocks.
Experienced quilters will stay interested as the pace changes each month while newer quilters will tackle three new skills and reinforce them throughout the year. These skills include curved piecing, bias tape appliqué, and foundation paper piecing. Each skill starts with an easy block and works up to a more advanced block during the course of this program. The Potting Table quilt is perfect to kick of spring or get your customers through the cold winter. It also appeals to a broad audience of quilters including gardeners. This quilt finishes at a generous twin size (60” x 90”) and can easily be adjusted to a throw size by removing a row (the leftover blocks make fantastic accent pillows).
The Potting Table Shop Manual includes everything you need to plan, order, and create samples for your Block of the Month program. This shop manual comes packaged in a durable plastic envelope with handy divider tabs to keep you organized, just like your customer patterns will! This shop manual boasts 76 full-color pages to get you set up for BOM success: Browse and create samples with all 12 patterns and full sized templates, check out fabric swatches, bolt counts, kit cutting charts, add on sales, and even plan your own fabric selections with a coloring page.
These patterns are due to arrive in November so place your orders now.
Exciting News Alert! Gudrun has expanded her enchanting collection with the addition of two “Lil’s” to the line, and they’re stealing our hearts! Crafted with irresistible charm, these patterns are perfect for quilters of all levels. What’s even more delightful? You can create these adorable designs with just a package of 5″ squares, binding, and backing fabric! No fuss, pure joy! Assembling a kit has never been so simple! Whether you’re a teacher introducing students to the magical world of quilting or a seasoned expert, Gudrun’s techniques and rulers make it a breeze. What a fabulous way to dive into creativity and fun!
Saga and Mia can easily be cut with the new Creative Grids Stripology® Quarters Mini ruler that has slits every 1/4″.
Nikki is a great stash buster. Finished sizes include Crib 32in x 48in, Lap 48in x 64in, Twin 64in x 96in, Full 76-1/2in x 102in, Queen 93-1/2in x 102in & King 102in x 102in.
Ariel is a stunning strip quilt. Finished sizes include Crib 38in x 38in, Lap 57in x 76in, Full 76in x 95in & Queen/King 95in x 95in.
Supersized Amalie is a great redesign of an old favorite. This new variation has six available sizes including Crib 37-1/2in x 50in, Lap 50in x 75in, Twin 62-1/2in x 87-1/2in, Full 75in x 100in, Queen 87-1/2in x 100in & King 100in x 100in.
These patterns are oh sew easy if the blocks are cut and trimmed with the Stripology® XL or the Stripology® Squared, both by Creative Grids®.
Phoenix works extremely well with the Creative Grids Stripology® XL. It requires just two shades of fabric for a stunning finish.
All of these patterns are due to arrive in August so place your orders now.
Want to add a touch of class to your décor or make a gift in less than two hours? This set of placemats uses the pre-cut Bosal placemat forms as a base which adds the body and crisp shape to your creations.
The side pocket provides a place for silverware and a napkin – perfect for a windy day picnic. Wouldn’t these be the perfect hostess gift for a pool party or buffet? What a great addition to a make it/take it series of classes. Or include it in a mother/daughter class over summer break – a fun, easy project!
One pack of the placemat forms includes four placemats.
Since these placemat forms are fusible, an applique sheet is required. It protects your work surface from the fusible while working on one side.
Shindig fro Cut Loose Press® is made from 80 ten-inch squares. You can choose to use one pack of forty and use the same contrast fabric. Or use two packs and mix and match to your heart’s content! Picking the fabrics for each set of four blocks is half the fun.
This is the perfect group or beginner quilt. Since the blocks are all trimmed to the same size AFTER the angled seam is sewn, all the blocks are the same size. And since none of those angled seams meet, it goes together like a dream.
This pattern requires the Creative Grids® Straight Out Of Line Tool designed by Karla Alexander.
Create swirling wonky log cabin blocks simply by controlling the fabric placements. An added bonus? It also accentuates the wonkiness of the blocks. With just 3 fabrics, it is easy to kit and can be made in an afternoon. What a great class project!
This pattern The Wonky Waves Table Runner features the 10-inch Wonky Log Cabin Trim Tool by Creative Grids®. This one is designed to work with 2-1/2in strips for both the logs and center squares making it precut-friendly. After adding each round of logs, place the appropriate centering square on the ruler over the center square of the block and trim. Since each round is trimmed before adding the next one, your final trim squares up the block making it ready to be used in your project.
Everything is in stock and ready to order for your next class!
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!