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???

Always Expect Moore

Carolina Moore of Always Expect Moore and the inventor of the Gypsy Quilter Spot on Dots (TGQ030 and TGQ033) is famous for her videos and on-line tutorials. For the first time, she is offering some of her patterns in a printed format!

The Log Cabin Heart quilt uses the Creative Grids Curvy Log Cabin Mini ruler to make a simple wall hanging that can be completed in an afternoon. Detailed instructions with full-color illustrations walk the quilter through making this scrappy quilt. Just 1 yard of background fabric combined with a curated scrap collection makes this fun quilt that finishes at 21in x 21in. Perfect for in-shop classes.

Log Cabin Heart
Creative Grids 4in Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool

Perfect for focal prints and large prints, the Gallery Wall Quilt showcases favorite fabrics. Create this quilt in four sections and then stitch them together to create the free-form look. Up to 21 different prints can be displayed in the frames. Full video quilt-along is available on the designer’s YouTube channel to walk any quilter through making the quilt. Finishes at 50in x 70in.

Gallery Wall Quilt

Two patterns in one! Pocket Advents offers both a 25-pocket wall hanging (22.5in x 28in) and 12-pocket mini (12in x 12in) option! Make one or both for a DIY Advent calendar. Both designs require the Creative Grids Strippy Star tool to make the star fronts on the pockets. The 12-pocket mini is designed to hang on a wire frame for display. Numbered buttons by Tim Holtz are the perfect accent. Incredibly popular at Christmas, or Christmas in July.

Pocket Advents
Number Tokens
Creative Grids Strippy Stars Tool 5in x 7-1/2in Quilt Ruler

At a generous 8in x 12in, the Sawtooth zip pouch is a fun introduction to simple zipper pouches! Fusible fleece is used to give body to the pouch, and quilters can choose to add quilting to the front and back panels before assembling their zippered pouch. Fat Quarter friendly.

Sawtooth Zip Pouch

These Nesting Baskets are simple and addicting to make! The pattern offers 3 sizes, most quilters will be able to finish at least 2 in a 90 minute class. Fat Quarter friendly, and a great introduction to using interfacing and 3D sewing, this pattern is a perfect first-step towards bag making. No zippers or fasteners, the nesting baskets are a forgiving and beginner-friendly pattern.

Nesting Baskets

These patterns are due to arrive the beginning of June so place your orders now!

Mug Rug Kits


Wanda the Witch Gnome Mug Rug Kit includes all of the fabric and notions you need to make one mug rug along with a precut fused gnome cut out and ready to assemble!! All you need is thread and a small amount of time. Great to make as a gift, give the kit as a gift to someone who loves to sew, or keep for yourself!

Wanda the Witch Gnome Mug Rug Kit

There are a multitude of choices – all due to arrive in June!

Turkey Gnome Mug Rug Kit
Mrs. Pilgrim Gnome Mug Rug Kit
Mr. Pilgrim Gnome Mug Rug Kit
Dracula Gnome Mug Rug Kit
Hippie Gnome Mug Rug Kit
Floaty Flamingo Gnome Mug Rug Kit
Daisy Gnome Mug Rug Kit

The Gypsy Quilter Appli-fuse Pressing Mat is the perfect choice to aid in placement! Place it over the pattern layout sheet and place the individual pieces right on the mat. Press them into position and lift them off as one applique unit!

Silicone Appli-Fuse Mat 12in x 12in

What a great Make It/ Take It monthly class!

The Gypsy Quilter® Cozies

With the popularity of The Gypsy Quilter® Cozies, we instantly got requests for other sizes. You ask, we listen!

The bowl cozy is available in pre-cut batting packs or as a template to trace and cut your own.

Jelly Roll Bowl Cozy Template
Bowl Cozy Pre Cut Batting 8ct

The large bowl cozy and plate cozy pre-cut batting packs make four of each size. The batting is microwave safe. Be sure to use 100% cotton thread when sewing.

Large Bowl Cozy Pre Cut Batting 8ct
Plate Cozy Pre Cut Batting  8ct

The Casserole Dish Hot Pad includes pre-cut insulating material. The package makes one heat resistant – not heat proof Hot Pad.

Casserole Dish Hot Pad  Pre Cut Batting 3ct

Any or all of these projects are great make it/take it projects.

Laura Heine BOM

BOHO Blooms is a five part block of the month that is just genius! Each part can stand alone or complete them all to create a 70 inch square of work of art! The first four panels measure 25-1/2″ x 41-1/2″. The fifth block – The Butterfly is the center 14″ square that provides the center of this heirloom. Add a border – or borders – if desired to make it fit the space.

Block #5 and Putting it all together:

BOHO Blooms Block #5 Collage Pattern by Laura Heine

Block #1:

BOHO Blooms Block #1 Collage Pattern by Laura Heine

Block #2:

BOHO Blooms Block #2 Collage Pattern by Laura Heine

Block #3:

BOHO Blooms Block #3 Collage Pattern by Laura Heine

Block #4:

BOHO Blooms Block #4 Collage Pattern by Laura Heine

The Gypsy Quilter® Appli-Fuse Mats are the perfect companion for this technique.

Silicone Appli-Fuse Mat 17in x 24in

These mats come in four different sizes – in this case – the bigger the better!

Blocks 4 and 5 are expected to arrive later this month so ask your customers who would like the entire series so you can order them now!

Fast and Easy Gifts

Looking for a favor or small gift for a Mother’s Day luncheon? Need a Make It/Take It? These Drink Cozies from The Gypsy Quilter® may be just the ticket! One package includes enough pre-cut batting to make eight cozies. The batting is 100% cotton and made exclusively by Bosal for The Gypsy Quilter®.

Drink Cozy Pre Cut Batting 8ct
Drink Cozy Pre Cut Batting 8ct

These drawstring mask elastics make perfect closures – allowing you to adjust the cozy to fit your cup!

Drawstring Mask Elastic Green 8in 60ct

The elastics come in a variety of colors to coordinate with your choice of fabrics. Add a vintage button from your collection to add that awe factor. The best part? You can make all eight in an afternoon!

The Quilter’s Clapper

The Gypsy Quilter® Clappers are made of oak and made in the USA! Press a seam using steam and place the clapper over the seam for a few seconds to set the seam. Remove the clapper and you will have a flat, crisp seam. It comes in two sizes: 1-1/2 inches long, 3 inches wide tapering down to 2-1/2 inches and is 1-1/2 inches thick.

And the smaller size:  1-3/4 inches tapering down to 1-1/4 inches, Length is 7-3/4 inches.

When pressing units that have been chain-pieced, simply place the clapper on the seam just pressed while you are pressing the next seam. Set up your own little assembly line for perfectly flat seams every time.

An added bonus? When I am sub-cutting strips, I stack 2 – 8 at a time and place the clapper on the strips. The weight of the clapper stops the strips from shifting when sub-cutting. As you work your way down the strips, simply move the clapper as you cut! Don’t you love it when a notion has multiple uses?

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.

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The New Cutting Gizmo

The new and improved Gyspy Quilter® Chain-PIece Thread Cutting Gizmo is now in stock! The new look incorporates replacement blades in the base.

Chain Piece Thread Cutting Gizmo


I can’t improve on the product description so here you go:

Reduce thread cutting time with the Gypsy Quilter® Chain-Piece Cutting Gizmo. It is the extra hand you need to help separate chain-pieced units when quilting. To safely cut the threads between the chain-pieced units, simply hold the fabric pieces with both hands and slip the thread into the slot on the top of the Chain-Piece Cutting Gizmo. The embedded razor blade cuts the thread quickly, easily, and safely. The non-slip bottom ensures that it will stay in place when in use. Five replacement blades and the magnetic tool needed for blade changes are stored in the base. See a video here //youtu.be/-_KRaIj3kqc