The Creative Grids Double Strip 90 ruler was the most requested ruler at Road to California.
Two ninety degree angles are attached to the top of a 2-1/2″ ruler. The negative space between the two rulers is the same size as the triangles so you effectively cut three triangles every time you move the ruler. Sew two 2-1/2″ strips or two 1-1/2″ and a 2-1/2″ strip together to create a strip set that measures 4 1/2″. Place the ruler over the strip set, lining up the bottom and nubbed top with the top and bottom of the strip set. It is that easy to cut three triangles!
Kathy Brown brought this ruler to life with her book Strip Smart Quilts II.
V and Company also used it to make this darling quilt:
There are also some creative Cut Loose Press patterns that support it:
This ruler makes for a fun class. Have everyone sew together strip sets and play with the placement to see all of the possibilities. The ruler sold out quickly but should be back in stock very soon so order what you need now!
I know when a book is in the top 50 at Checker – and isn’t due to arrive until March, we have a winner. And, in this case, the reputation of the author and designer speaks volumes!
Kathy Brown of Teacher’s Pet has created fourteen of the most adorable projects that really can be completed in a lunch hour or two. Look at these charming examples:
We all need that little something throughout the year to let people know we care. Why not teach a wool class – and kit these projects for a register display. These are the type of projects that everyone will make in quantities. After all, who could resist making journals for everyone in their book club? You get the idea! The book arrives in March – just when customers are looking for handwork for vacation travels. Stock up on wool now!
Just in time for the holidays, Kathy Brown of Teacher’s Pet is releasing several new patterns that can be made in a day or two. What sets these apart from other designs? The clever and unusual ways she chooses to display them! Check out this Halloween scene displayed on a dust pan!
God Bless the Ewe S A is displayed on a grater – and can be created with wool or needle punch – either version will add that awe factor to any decor.
Apple Cider is a penny rug that is made with two different sizes of pennies and measures eight inches across – the perfect size to display your favorite battery operated candle. Autumn Mist is stitched on a gorgeous plaid background that adds a subtle depth to the piece.
These patterns are so reasonably priced that your customers will want ALL of them so order accordingly! They are all due to arrive later this month so you still have time to make samples.