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Home of "Six Halves Make a Whole"



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. 
 
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 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.
 
Our newest book  I've Been Framed has 7 different projects to frame from table cloths and place mats to aprons and pillows. We show you an easy way to cut the frames with either the House or Cottage ruler, but we do include a paper template so that you can get started right away if you don't have your ruler yet.
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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. 8. We made the cover! Our block "Aloha" is #786 on Page 67.