DAY 7- ITTY BITTY RULERS-FROM CREATIVE GRIDS
I can’t believe how much I love/have to use my rulers that I designed with Creative Grids…I have lots of other rulers from creative grids…but once you get used to using these with all the lines being dashed…there’s no going back…I am constantly looking for my rulers when cutting…where did it go?…who used it last?…this is at the working studio…I asked Amy to go get three more sets from the warehouse so every cutting station had one…I also know that some of you have 2 locations you sew at …the cabin and at home…or you leave a set of supplies in the car because your always going to quilting each week…right Shirley from CA? I loved that she just keeps her quilting stuff in the trunk and aways has it because she has serval sewing events during the week. So what I guess I am say is…if you already have these now may be a good time for a second one…or if you have 1 or 2 of them…it’s a great time to pick up the latest one…
So WHY are these so SPECIAL?…It’s really very simple…besides that fact that they have the 1/8″ markings and the dashed are different for the even and odds..SEEING your fabric at all time is the REAL reason for success of this rulers popularity. Here is a closeup so you can SEE what I’m trying to say…see how we can see the actual fabric and it not under a line…because then we have to wonder are we on that side of line or are we in the center…with my rulers you can tell and when were doing some little piecing this ALL matters. The ruler come in 3 sizes for now…3″x7″, 6″x6″ and 5″x15″, this one has the 3/16″ line for cutting wool stems and the 5×15 size makes it easy for you to cut your own 5″ charms…
If you also notice…I have no 1/2″ like the some of the other CG rulers…I have messed up cutting a time or two with those 1/2″…so not on these rulers. Plus the big thing here is if you are not cutting accurately you cannot stitch accurately… this is a huge part of being accurate and things coming out perfect or darn near..everytime…I’m good with darn near…But we all are happy with things go together well…and this is another key to it.
So the deal with these rulers is they are price protected, they can’t be put on sale..But we can give you something if you purchase them…If you buy one of the rulers we will include a new pattern called “Little Patriot”, shown here…coming out in February…so none of you have this one yet!!!I just reversed the colors and only used three prints here on this little “test” quilt….
If you buy the whole set of all three we are going to give you a 5″ charm pack plus the free pattern…that’s a $17 value. So I hope these little incentives are good enough for you to add this set of three AWESOME rulers to your tools…you will NOT be disappointed you did…but you may be mad when you can’t find it!!! Like me…lol…Click RULERS to go to the shopping site.
I loved reading about where you are from and if you have snow…Friday night and Saturday we had a nice long slow falling snow…today the sun is shining but its so COLD…very pretty though…nice to watch and bake cookies and stitch today!!! I don’t know if I could NOT be where it snows…I know it can be a bother to some…but I can’t wait to try out my snowshoes I bought this year!!!!Here is the view from my sewing room…
Nick took this pic after all his plowing/shoveling last night form up top our hill…this is the backside from the lake view…its so pretty with all the snow!!!
So for your COMMENT TODAY TO WIN A SET OF RULERS IS… Those of you who have my rulers…let me know if they are what I say they are…those of you who don’t have them…confess and say you’ll get at least one to try after reading what everyone else says…I can’t be the only one who loves these!!! Or if the budget doesn’t allow…say you NEED to win one!!! I remember what It is like to not be able to get everything I want…I was a single Mom with three little boys at one time!!! And once you live though that it kinda stays with you…with a few exceptions here and there of course…
Congratulations to the winners of the SAS2 Lite Packs here you go…please claim you prizes at
email@example.com Send Amy your name and address and we’ll get the prize to you!!! You have until 12-31-16
December 17, 2016 at 2:21 pm
Plenty of snow here in Oshkosh WI
Sandie @ crazy’boutquilts
December 17, 2016 at 3:08 pm
No snow on the ground here in western WA, but we did have a few little flurries this AM and it is cold. Brrr! I love SAS! Thanks for the tips on tracing multiples~ I never thought about making a box the size of my wool piece- perfect!
December 17, 2016 at 3:44 pm
Here in Michigan we have about 9″. It’s a really beautiful time of year-hopefully it will last until after Christmas. Nothing says Christmas more then a little snow on the ground!🙂 AND thank you for showing the Steam Lite 2. I am working on a big wool project and it likes like that product would help immensely with my appliqued quilt.
December 18, 2016 at 7:42 am
No snow here in southeastern Ohio, but it is coming this evening. Love sas2. Have never ventured into wool applique, but I love hand applique and really wish I had someone to teach me how to do a nice looking blanket stitch by hand.
December 18, 2016 at 10:24 am
The only snow I’ll see is the snow on your blog ;o) Down in North Louisiana it is rare, but happens sometimes. Love the stitch you used on the wording!
Time to go pull my cookie dough from the fridge and roll out some star cookies!!! I only make stars…even though I collect cookie cutters…I love the ones with the wood handles! Go Pack Go!!! LB