First, I want to say a big THANK YOU for all your nice emails and comments concerning my big announcement about this little gem!
It's so nice to know that all the hard work and angst about its acceptance was worth it - YOU LOVE IT!! Yea! And - to answer so many of your questions - our ruler is sold in independent quilt shops across the US and the world - anywhere Creative Grids rulers are sold! If you can't find it there - please stop by our website and you can find it under the notions button beginning this afternoon!
As I mentioned before, this wonderful ruler can be used to cut up your fat quarter or yardage stash or your pre-cuts for any number of patterns that are out in the marketplace today. But if you would like to see a list of my patterns that support the ruler - you can check them out here! Just take a look on the right hand side of the screen and you'll find the entire list!
But - since I love new things (don't we all!) - I developed several new patterns to accompany the ruler debut, with many many more on the way. I thought it would be fun to tell you a little about each one over the next couple days - and then add a few to the winners list! So - - how about we sweeten the pot by adding the 6 new patterns to the drawing - and have a total of 7 winners? One pattern per winner - with the first name drawn winning the ruler! Sound good?
Let's take a look!
Who doesn’t love flip flops? These are made to be great dusters - and with terry cloth as the backing fabric (hint: a color coordinated handtowel is the key!) - you'll make quick work out of wiping up wet spills as well! Great for shower gifts, welcome neighbor gifts, new apartment gifts, or any occasion you can think of! Don't get carried away though - you want to make sure you keep a pair for yourself!
The perfect portable pressing mat and iron caddy all rolled into one! This wonderful mat boasts insul bright as the heat resistant batting, and silver thermal fleece (ironing board fabric) as the mats' backing. This mat is indispensable when heading out for a sewing day, a retreat, or anywhere you need a portable pressing surface. When you're done - simply roll up your hot iron, tie the mat closed - and you have an insulated carrier for your iron to travel in! Another great gift idea for your favorite quilting buddy!
And last for today -
Perhaps the easiest quilt you will EVER make! Each version uses only 3 fabrics to give you the look of a gingham quilt! Choose the 2 1/2" square version and make an adorable baby quilt in a jiffy, or the 5" square version for an adult sized lap throw that is sure to please! The Fat Qarter Cutter ruler makes cutting out this quilt so simple, you will want to make several for family and friends. Love the pattern but don't want the look of gingham? Simply switch fabrics to any three you love and stitch away! Couldn't you just see this quilt in happy brights - novelty prints - or holiday themed beauties? Hmmm - - makes me want to run to my stash to see what I can pull!
Stay tuned for tomorrow where we'll take a look at the Bali Breeze Table Runner, the Sunflower Pincushion (it just screams Autumn!) and a touch of Frost Bite!
Oh - and don't forget to leave your comments - we want to make sure that these patterns and ruler go home with 7 lucky winners!!!
With a warm heart,