Tuesday Tip: Creative Grids 60 Degree Ruler

Currently we have a few Creative Grids’ 60 Degree Rulers in stock at our retail storefront available thru our website for shipping or curbside pickup. This versatile ruler can cut 30 and 60 degree angles up to a finished height of 12in. This 60 degree equilateral triangle features easy to read black and white markings. A 1/4in dashed line is printed on each side of the center vertical line so you can cut 30 degree triangles that include the seam allowance. Think about some fun patterns that need fabric cut on this 60 degree angle…

                   

This 60 degree ruler comes with fully illustrated step by step instructions or scan the QR Code printed on the ruler to view a video demonstration of these features.

The ruler slides easily over the fabric until pressure is applied. Then, our exclusive gripper holds the fabric in place while cutting, eliminating slipping and miss-cuts!

Total Size – 12-1/2in x 14-3/4in

Check out this video below to see what you can do with a ruler like this:

Happy stitching!

Tuesday Tip: Acorn Easy Press Fabric Treatment Combo Kit

Perfect your piecing and refresh your fabric with Acorn Precision Piecing’s NEW dynamic duo! Designed by Shelley and Bernie Tobisch, Acorn Precision Piecing’s Easy Press Fabric Treatment makes it easy to create accurate, flat seams everytime you quilt! The mist bottle included in this combi pack helps you to distribute the Easy Press Fabric Treatment evenly across your fabric in seconds and works perfectly in conjunction with the 16 oz. bottle.

Why will you love it? Not only does the Easy Press Fabric Treatment improve your sewing and cutting accuracy, it also renews your fabric when you pre-wash and dry it. If that weren’t enough to make this formula a quilting superstar, it also helps to add volume and eliminate fraying! The mist bottle sprays an even layer of product across your fabric! – Seams are precise and flat! – The Easy Press Fabric Treatment renews fabric after prewashing and drying! – This duo drastically improves accuracy when cutting and sewing! – It helps to add volume and inhibits fraying! – Use instead of starch or starch alternatives!

The ergonomic continuous spray Easy Press Mist Bottle produces and endless spray for as long as you depress the handle, allowing large areas to be covered quickly and easily. 360 degree spraying makes it easy to reach all areas (you can even spray with the bottle held upside down), and the fine mist spray pattern distributes liquids evenly. The ergonomic design means less hand fatigue compared to standard sprayers.

Kit contains:
16 oz Easy Press Solution
Easy Press Mist Bottle

Developed by Shelley and Bernie Tobisch, Acorn Precision Piecing’s Easy Press Fabric Treatment has SO many benefits!

  • Makes fabric easier to cut
  • Eliminates fraying
  • Pre-shrinks fabric
  • Adds stain resistance
  • Strengthens and stabilizes fibers
  • Can be used in machine embroidery to reduce the weight of stabilizer needed
  • Will not attract insects

Check out this video with Bernie & Shelley as they demonstrate how the sprayer and fabric treatment work:

Happy stitching!

 

 

Canada Mask

Thought I’d share the pics of the face mask I made to show my patriotism and support of all Canadians during the COVID crisis.
 
I took a picture of a Canadian flag off the internet and printed it off. The leaf was, fortunately, a good size for the 6″ x 9″ rectangle that the mask is made from. The two side panels are 2″ each and just sewn on. Non-woven interfacing in between the front and back (back is just white) and binding/ties made from the same fabric as the flag. Like a buffalo plaid just scaled down. I showed it to my husband and he asked me to make one for him too.
 
He also came up with using a smaller piece of elastic, those little snips we always have left over after projects but hate to throw out!. Attach it to the end of each of the ties (shorten the ties). Then you have a fitted mask with minimal elastic used. That’ll stretch your elastic stash just that much further!
 
Imagine a sea of Canadian flags at the grocery store – 2 meters apart of course — we don’t show our love of Canada and Canadians too often but now would certainly be a good time.
 
~Kris
 

Thrifty Thursday….Autumn Homecoming

Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item is our Autumn Homecoming Quilt Kit Designed by Canadian designer Shania Sunga.

This kit features our iconic Canadian Geese and includes Cantik Batiks fabrics by Shania Sunga.  Using a fusible web applique technique this project could easily be completed in a weekend.  The kit finishes at 33 inches x 16.5 inches.

Our regular price is $44.98. Today’s Thrifty Thursday price is only $29.98. Click Autumn Homecoming to order yours today!

*Thrifty Thursday items are final sale and may not be returned or refunded.

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