Big Announcement!!! 2 New Creative Grid Rulers!!!

Winter Star Lisa Bongean/Primitive GatheringsI am so super excited to announce what I have been working on since Fall Market!!! This Spring Market is going to be in Minneapolis…we are going to be re-naming it “Mini”-apolis“!!!! Its all about the MINI!!! Little quilts will be busting out in the PG booth…but also 2 new Creative Grid Rulers to work with all those mini blocks!!!

CGRPRG2 (1)-550x550Here is the official write up on the 6″ruler…

This 6 inch Itty Bitty Eights Square Ruler designed by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings features easy to read 1/8 inch markings. The black and white dashed eighth inch markings show on both light and dark fabrics. The dashed 1in grid lines ensure accuracy when cutting pieces for miniature quilts. Refer to the black diamonds when cutting 1/8” strips; the white diamonds when cutting 1/4″ inch increments. The Creative Grids exclusive grip holds the fabric while cutting. $14.95

I don’t know if you can see.. but all the black and white diamonds have the actual markings like 1/8, 3/8, 5/8, 7/8″ and the white 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4…But the best part is every line is a dashed line!  You can see your fabrics at every point! IMG_2459No more wondering…am I on this edge of the line or that side of the line…now we can see!   Also do you notice the ruler is not 6 1/2″?  Now that is bad if we want to square up a 6 1/2″ block, but we already have a ruler for that!!! No mis-cutting because of that 1/2″ -you know what I am talking about here?  Now…on to my favorite of the two…CGRPRG1-550x550

The 3″x 7″…this is the one I use the most…I like how it fits in my hand…easier to wield around those mini pieces…with all the same features as the 6″.  We still need the 6″ because sometimes we have to cut a 4 1/4″ square and then sub cut it twice for our minis…But the most shocking thing that happened to me is…when I didn’t have the rulers with me… like when left it at the lakehouse…and I had to use my other Creative Grids…I missed them!…I actually was bummed I didn’t have them…like…how am I going to survive this without those dashes!!! Cutting is CRITICAL with minis because just a thread can make a huge difference in a 1/2″ finished square or a 1/4″ inner border like Winter Star has…I also use them when NOT making minis, as I still want to cut as accurately as possible!  So even if you don’t make quilts with tiny, tiny pieces…these two rulers are still VERY useful and I promise you these will become your GO TO rulers when cutting minis or sub cutting larger pieces in your normal sized quilts…Here is the Official write-up on this one…

This 3 inch by 7 inch Itty Bitty Eights Rectangle Ruler designed by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings features easy to read 1/8 inch markings. The black and white dashed eighth inch markings show on both light and dark fabrics. The dashed 1in grid lines ensure accuracy when cutting pieces for miniature quilts. Refer to the black diamonds when cutting 1/8” units; the white diamonds when cutting 1/4″ inch units. The Creative Grids exclusive grip holds the fabric while cutting. $15.95IMG_2450 (1)-550x550

Now I WANT you to BUY these rulers from me…as I designed them and I am telling you about them!!! There is a strict pricing policy on them so there are no “deals”  or discounts by anyone, anywhere! So my offer to you-if you purchase BOTH rulers from me there will be a designer special “gift” to you and HEY! did I mention my new Winter Star pattern…shown here under both rulers…If you really love it order the KIT too…but you will not need the pattern if you are buying both rulers…HINT, HINT… ORDER HERE!!! 

As you can tell I am over the top excited about these two rulers and will be working on a couple more sizes too! Creative Grids are the absolute best RULERS in the quilting world and it was a pleasure to work with them!!! Thanks Cam and Penny!  I want to ROCK Creative Grids and show them how much we needed MINI rulers!!!!IMG_2194



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AQS Lancaster

Hi All!
It’s been crazy busy since I last posted but I just want to remind everyone about the Lancaster PA show going on this weekend! Jake & Amy are maning the Primitive Gatherings vendor booth again this year and look forward to seeing all you crazy quilters!

Today I am shooting some video tutorials with Kimberly from Fat Quarter Shop… Wish me luck! Cause you know how I like being on camera…uuugghhh… But anything for you quilters!

Found some Texas treasures last night before dinner in eccentric Austin TX.


Teaching in Bloomington IN

I just want to thank all my students for 3 awesome days in IN. We had a little weather issue with some students not being unable to get out of KY…I felt bad for them… But here are a few pics from Saturday’s class…









A special thanks to those who were with me for ALL three days! I had a blast…


A note from Nick

Hello Quilter Gals and Quilter Dudes!

We will be vending at the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show in Bloomington IN starting tomorrow thru Saturday. Show hours are 9-6 Thursday and Friday, Saturday 9-5. Lisa will be teaching which means I’m in charge. With me will be the famous Linda Hrcka from The Quilted Pineapple. Come meet this super talented quilter!Really looking forward to seeing and talking with you all. See ya soon!!!heres a sneak peek!



Indiana Heritage Quilt Show

I am in Indiana a day early (storm today) to teach at the famous IHQS…. I will be teaching 3 days and can’t wait to meet my new students who will fall in love with wool applique! … I do have a surprise….Nick will be vending, Thursday-Saturday, while I’m teaching and he has a famous sidekick helping him… Linda from thequiltedpineapple will be in our booth… And look what she has brought to sell! Her magical templates! Come visit and shop with us!!!!

Linda…. Packaging her QP templates … They will work on long arm and domestic machines…so everyone who quilts will need these templates or buy them for your favorite long-arm quilter!…


How do you get so much done!

Well it’s easy… I get up super early so I can stitch with no distractions!!!! Always schedule time in your day to sew…and you will get those quilts done!



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Congratulations Thelma and Judy on your your first place ribbon!  Thelma with Linda and I in front of our quilts! #lindahrcka #lisabongean #aqspaducah #thelmacupcake Hotel stitching is a bummer! I miss my studio.. This block is way bigger than some of the quilts I've made lately!  What else is wrong? I'm stitching and Linda's relaxing!!!! @hrckal_thequiltedpineapple #lindahrcka#primitivegatherings #showmethemoda #quiltmarket#thequiltedpineapple #aqspaducah Words to live by...won in Paducah!AWESOME!#lisabongean #lindahrcka #thequiltedpineapple @hrckal_thequiltedpineapple #bigpoppie Linda and I in KY!!!!ready for show to open!!! Come see all our goodies to make your quilting much more enjoyable!#lisabongean#primitivegatherings#lakesidegatherings#showmethemoda#thequiltedpineapple#lindahrcka Come see the Creative Grid Itty Bitty Eights rulers in our booth today at quilts on KY aka Finkle building! Come see us for our show specials!!!! Spending the day with the Fisherman... Celebrating 17 years together and hopefully many more!#lisabongean

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