Home of "Six Halves Make a Whole"
Grandma may have had a basket full of well-used cardboard templates in varying sizes from which to cut half and quarter-square triangles, trapezoids, parallelograms and other 45° shapes. We now have an easier way to cut all these shapes using the two rulers we designed for Creative Grids® - the House Ruler and the Cottage Ruler. Each ruler comes with complete instructions for cutting numerous sizes of 45° shapes from a strip of fabric. Two of our books were written expecially for our rulers -- Six Halves Make a Whole Sampler uses the House Ruler and Cottage Creations uses the Cottage Ruler.
We love sharing new ideas and designs with you. Usually our designs start by using traditional quilt blocks -- probably the very same ones your mother and grandmother used and adding a new twist. Many of our favorites are in our Six Halves Make a Whole Series. You have the beginning of a project when you choose 6 half-yard cuts of fabric. We have added 2 new patterns to the series - Stardust and Lean to the Right.
All 4 of our newest patterns use the rulers, so you can get to sewing more quickly. We have also added instructions to many of our previous patterns for using these rulers. We are sure that once you see the many uses of the House and Cottage Rulers they will become the most used rulers in your collection.
As you make projects from The Quilt Branch patterns, please take a photo and email them to us so we can include them in on Gallery.
Be sure to check your news stand for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 9. ! Our block "Diamond Dash" is #877 on Page 64.