Postcards and Purses and Projects, Oh My!

Cut Loose Press patterns are Checker exclusives and available to quilt shops to showcase notions.  Since they are Checker exclusives, they will never be sold in any chains.  They are personalized for each shop; printed on protected paper so they can not be copied; and are reasonably priced.  What is not to love about this program????  And that is why we have sold thousands of these patterns since the first of the year!

But these patterns are not just quilts!  There are lots of other projects which make great Take and Teach classes because they can be completed in a class setting – no quilting and binding required.

This tray, for instance, is reversible and has a 10″ square base.  What a great “wrapping” for a quilter!  Cut up scraps into 10″ squares and fill up this tray.  Tie a bow on it and this will be the top bid for any guild auction.  Or what secret sister wouldn’t want one of these as a gift???  Oh, and the non-quilters in your life will love it as well!

Item #CLPKPO001

The stability of the project is maintained by using Inn-spire Plus, a product that your customers may not be familiar with – which means it would be a great class!

Item #IC4350  Retail $19.99

This water bottle cover is one of my favorites!  I want to have a supply of these on hand.  What a great gift for a friend who needs a little TLC!  Take them a quart of chicken soup and a hot water bottle – what a kind gesture! Or add a pocket and tuck in a bottle of Midal for the young lady in your life.

Item #CLPDJD001

In the photo, one is made in flannel – the other is feminized with Texture Magic and bows.  A class is a great way to show your customers how to use Texture Magic.  It also incorporates Dreamy Fusible – a fusible batting.  Once again, a great Take and Teach….

Item #SLG106

Item #TM18

This cell phone wallet is on my list for Easter baskets.  Stick some gift cards in it and you are good to go!

Item #CLPSMA001

It showcases vinyl….

Item #20176  Retail $11.95

and D rings….

Item #88138DNKL  Retail $1.35

This ditty bag is darling!  The circles are cut with a Creative Grids ruler and the base is formed with a Bosal coaster!  How clever is that????

Item #CLPMTR003

Item #437B-6CR  Retail $5.99

Item #CGRMT1  Retail $16.99….

Karen Eckmeier has designed some post cards which are a perfect opportunity for your customers to play….

Item #CLPKEC002

Item #CLPKEC001

This is a great opportunity to show them how to use the Applique Pressing Sheet.

Item #BTD206  Retail $14.99

Check out these patterns – and the entire CLP line by typing in CLP in the Search field of our website:  //  There is also a CLP logo on the home page with two links.  One takes you to the CLP page.  The other shows the most recent patterns.  Shop to your heart’s content!

Best Patterns since Market

This time of year, you have two types of customers – those who quilt and those who don’t!  Obvious, isn’t it???  But, in this case, the quilters are looking for quick, easy gift ideas that they can make in an afternoon.  Check out the Top 20 patterns on our website:  //

Order in a supply of them now and set up a display.  Have a ready answer – and supply of products when your customers come in looking for that last minute project idea.

Consider kitting them as well.  The greatest gift you can give your customers this time of year is the gift of time!  Many of them are simple hot pads, table runners, etc. so save your customers time by pulling appropriate fabrics and fat quarters.  And don’t forget the Insul-Bright – they will need the correct batting!

But, for those customers who want to try something new, Poorhouse Quilt Designs released several patterns that feature a mold-able stabilizer, Inn-Spire.  These are fast, easy and fun – and not your grandmother’s quilt project!

These leaf bowls are a great way to start…

Item #PQD176  Retail $9.00

Then, why not have a class or sample of the pointsettia?  T’is the Season…

Item #pQD178  Retail $9.00

Butterflies are not just for Spring!  My granddaughters would love these all over their room…

Item #PQD181  Retail $9.00

There are two types of this moldable product available: Inn-Spire Plus (Item #IC4350) and Bosal Heat Moldable Double Sided Fusible Plus Stabilizer (Item #491B).  Both retail for $19.99.

Why not kit the pattern and stabilizer for quick Christmas gifts?  Offer a class after the first of the year that can be purchased now as a gift certificate.

The folks at Quilt in a Day have hit the top 20 with their new pattern – Braid in a Day.  The template is included.  She did a video for Checker You at quilt market.  I haven’t seen it yet, but have heard that this video is so good that this pattern is going to go through the roof!!!  It will be up very soon – and when you see how easy it is, you will definitely add it to your class line-up.

Item #1282QD  Retail $10.00

These new patterns are perfect gifts for customers who are shopping for the quilters in their life!  Offer them something so new that they won’t have to worry about duplicates!