Easy to Kit Fat Quarter Quilts

This is the perfect time to be your customer’s personal shopper. Many of them don’t like picking out fabric – and you have a store full of beautiful fabrics they can’t wait to sew! These quilts are fat quarter friendly. In most cases, just add a background and binding.

Yellow Brick Road hit the top five again this week and is a perennial favorite!

Yellow Brick Road

The pattern includes yardage requirements from baby to king. Let them choose the size!

Boomerang also comes in five different sizes. It features the Super Sidekick ruler by Jaybird Quilts.


Stargazer is a Villa Rosa pattern that features fat quarters as well and is a generous throw size at 64 x 76″.


Brightly can be cut from fat quarters OR 10′ squares.


Just add the background fabric to complete this 60 x 72″ quilt.

Cool Cars uses fat quarters plus yardage for the windows, tires and background. It also uses the Sew Wonderful Wonder Curve ruler. Who doesn’t need a kid’s quilt on hand?

Cool Cars

Another favorite – Lucky Stars features “floating” star points so it is perfect for beginners and experienced sewers alike.

Lucky Stars

Once again, it is made up of fat quarters and background fabric and the instructions come in five sizes! You probably have a wide selection of fat quarters cut already so you can make up kits in no time. Put up several different colorways – and when they are gone, they are gone!

Guaranteed Sales – Part Three

Let’s face it!  You already know who will want this newest book by Blackbird Designs.  This applique quilt looks like it came right off of a bed in a prestigious museum.  These large blocks are actually easier than they look!

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Jaybird Quilts new Cookie Cutter pattern features her Super Sidekick ruler.   What a fun and happy quilt!










Susie C. Shore has a new cat design that is sure to please all of those cat lovers as well as a darling Christmas table runner.

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All of these projects are created by proven designers who have produced top sellers over and over again – which makes all of them no-brainers.  And, once again, they will be available this month!


Block of the Month Sidekicks

Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts has followed up the success of her Hex n More ruler with the Sidekick.  These two rulers can be used separately – or combined to create even more stunning quilts.

The secret to her success?  She offers lots of support for the patterns.  This eight month block of the month pattern is perfect.  By the time your students finish the blocks, they will be comfortable using every shape and size that can be cut with the ruler!  Each block is used twice so you can also study color and fabric placement.  With a little practice, these blocks will look like totally different patterns – an added bonus.  No y-seams required!











Item #JBQ139  Retail $29.95

This block of the month program uses both of her rulers – the Hex n More AND the Sidekick:


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Item #JBQ201  Retail $23.95

Once they are comfortable using the Sidekick, they can move on to these other projects:










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Item #JBQ136  Retail $10.00

These patterns feature the Hex n More so they will be glad they bought them both…

This baby quilt is fast, easy and colorful.










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The machine quilting accents the designs beautifully.  There is a block of the month program for the Hex n More as well….










Item #JBQ130  Retail $29.95


Every Quilter Needs Great Support

Now that I have your attention – we mean support for your favorite Creative Grids ruler, of course!

Did you know that we now print an Microsoft Tag on each ruler so you can scan it with your iPhone to watch a video demonstrating how to use the ruler?  If you don’t have an iPhone, visit the Creative Grids website at:  //www.creativegridsusa.com/ to view the videos.  You can also print instructions for any ruler and see quilts made with them.

If you would like to view a video of the Circle Savvy ruler, for instance, watch:  watch?v=itnXgid6OWI&feature=share&list=UUKMNSZXVpy0NfAyYdUSuHhQ

You are also welcome to share images and videos on this site (and the Checker site) in your newsletter, Facebook postings, Tweets, etc.  In fact, did you know that you can share or use these newsletter posts as well?

Become a friend of Checker or Creative Grids on Facebook to receive notifications and information as soon as it is available.  Be the first to view videos, know when new products arrive, and see new patterns and books instantly.  //www.facebook.com/CreativeGridsUSA and //www.facebook.com/Checkerdist

A new pattern by Swirly Girls Design is being released this week – now THAT’S the support that every quilter needs – patterns to support their favorite rulers!

Item #CGRSAV1  Retail $35.95

Behind the Scenes makes a great quilt, but it would also be a great backing or the makings of a two sides quilt!  What a great way to showcase a novelty print!

Item #SGD027  Retail $9.00

Carolyn Griffin of Far Flung Quilts has designed two new braid patterns to support the trapezoid ruler.

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Bordeaux Braids uses 36 strips, this is the perfect quilt to showcase a package of your favorite pre-cuts.  Since the quilt is sewn in rows, the design quickly comes alive and encourages you to finish the project.  Choose a few coordinating fabrics and you will be ready to sew in a matter of minutes.

Item #FFQ028  Retail $9.00

If you want to offer a class where they can finish a project in a few hours, choose Braided Beauties…

Item #FFQ029  Retail $9.00

Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts has designed a new quilt based on the Lazy Angle.

Item #CGR3754  Retail $21.95

Ditto is a fun new way to create zigzags!

Item #JBQ119  Retail $10.00

And, check out Varsity – her new quilt that features the CGRT12560 – the 12 1/2″ version of our ever popular 60 degree triangle.

Item #CGRT12560  Retail $25.95

Item #JBQ117  Retail $10.00

The gals at Quilt Branch have been busy as well.  They have developed two new patterns that support their House ruler.

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Zigzags are all the rage – and are showcased in Six Halves Make a Whole Zig Zag…

Item #QB151  Retail $9.00

Or have fun piecing Daisy Cakes…

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I talked to many of the CGR designers last week and they are releasing new patterns for Fall Market.  I can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeves!