Tutorial Description

Join Deb and Amy from Stitchin' Heaven as they demonstrate how to use Creative Grids Lazy Angle Quilt Ruler. This video is also for our Mystical Prism Block of the Month subscribers to assist with Block number 3.

Product or Supplies Description

Lazy Angle Quilt Ruler

Make hundreds of Lazy Angle blocks in 1 to 6 inch finished sizes. Learn the simple technique of cutting and piecing A and B shapes to create a multitude of patterns. 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! Size - 6-1/2in x 9-1/2in



Lazy and Lovin' It - Softcover

Create more than 250 blocks from just two pieces! Perfect for building a block-of-the-month class. Complete guide to using the Creative Grids Lazy Angle Ruler CGR3754. Lazy Angle blocks work with four patch, square in a square and more.



Register for Carnival BOM

This simple yet stunning quilt, designed by Scott Flanagan, consists of nine fantastic blocks in a colorful Feathered Star setting. Carnival Sampler will help you perfect your piecing techniques with a variety of block styles featuring the popular Grunge Basics from Moda. This sampler quilt is sure to become a treasured heirloom. The finished quilt size measures 73" x 73".



Video Transcript

- Hey everybody. It's Deb Luttrell, Stitchin' Heaven, and we hope you're enjoying your mystical prism block of the month. And what we want to do with our Facebook groups is periodically give you instructional videos on things that we find that we feel like you will need help with, or that perhaps you're struggling with. Anyhow, the block that you're doing, that you're gonna be doing in block number three.

- Yes.

- You are going to be needing the assistance of a ruler, and that's what we're here to tell you about today. I have Amy with me. Amy is the specialist for this program. And in case you're confused, we're not talking about the quilt that's behind us.

- Right.

- We don't have the mystical prism quilt to hang behind us so we decided to preview this one. This one is one we just got, and we're just gonna start promoting.

- It's called carnival, it's gorgeous.

- It is.

- It is made from grunge. And we will post a link down below that you can sign up for it if you would like. This one starts?

- February or March.

- February, March, yeah. Anyway, it's coming up. But for now, we wanna talk about this technique, and hopefully give you a little insight on different ways to do it. Amy is your specialist. She's the one that's going to be working with you and talking you through your program. So I'm gonna turn this over to you and let you talk about it.

- Okay, great. So, this is your month three block, which is called the star block, and you're making four of them. If we can have the block itself.

- You know what? I'll tell you what. First of all, before we do that, let's show the quilt. I wanna just give a close-up of the quilt so we can all get on the same page.

- Right.

- As to what we're, we're actually working on. You've got your blocks. This is the quilt, it's by Wing and A Prayer. Tony Steer is the designer, and the fabrics are from timeless treasures, and they're just gorgeous, gorgeous, beautiful fabrics. As a matter of fact, we have the block package from block number three--

- Yes.

- That you're going to be getting, so you can see what that looks like, and, and how beautiful those are. What Amy's going to be showing you is the lazy angle ruler from our friend Joan Holly.

- Joan Holly is the lazy girl. Lazy and, Joan believes that there's the hard, complicated way to do things, and then there's the lazy way. And so, all of her tools were designed around the concept of being lazy. So, she has had this lazy angle ruler for a long time. John's been in the business, quilting industry, probably as long as I have or maybe longer, and she knows her stuff, and she's joined with Creative Grids to bring this ruler to you. So, this is what we want to be talking about today. So, I'm gonna turn this back over to Amy.

- Sure.

- We're gonna show you the block.

- So, this is your star block and you're going to be making four of these for this month. So, you need to make 16 total, and this is the block right here, and it goes by different names. Deb's name for it is?

- Tiki and spike. And what do you call it?

- 54 40.

- 54 40, of course, yes.

- So, and--

- And we're gonna do some cutting, aren't we?

- We're going to do some cutting. This is the actual block that we're going to be making.

- [Deb] All right.

- [Amy] And it's very simple in that we're going to make, let's see here. You're going to make one, a part A, and two part B's, and you can see how when they're all together.

- Yup.

- It makes the block just like that. Look, I will show us how to do this. So, let's go ahead and start cutting. And for this month you're using fabrics two and 20, and two is this great Robert Coleman fabric, actually, with this cross design. And then 20 is, how vibrant and beautiful is this?

- [Deb] Oh, isn't that gorgeous?

- [Amy] It is. So, fabric two is your center. So, we're gonna start with this one.

- [Deb] Start on this side.

- [Amy] Yes. And what we're gonna do here is we're making four-and-a-half inch blocks. So, we need to line up the bottom of the fabric with the four-and-a-half inch line, and the side of the fabric over here is also going to be on the four-and-a-half inch line, and we're just gonna zip up right here.

- And you want me to cut this?

- Sure.

- [Deb] Zip! Easy enough. All right.

- [Amy] And because you're making 16, go ahead and cut these with the fabric folded over, and being a batik.

- Oh, there's no right or wrong side.

- No.

- It's double-sided.

- Yes.

- With this, with this project, you can do that. If you're not doing a batik, though, you would need to lay it out flat.

- Yes.

- Okay.

- So, then, you're going to go ahead and go from this side. We're going to cut two of this fabric, and what we're going to do is line up again at the four-and-a-half line on the bottom, but this time, just on the inside of the point here, is your first solid black line. We're gonna line up to that.

- Okay.

- [Amy] If you want to go ahead and zip right up there.

- I'll do it. Makes it easy.

- [Amy] And then, now you've got an angle here. You need to do a second one of these. So, what you need to do is flip your ruler over, and you're gonna line up at the four and a half down here.

- Oh, why, how easy is that.

- [Amy] And there's a line here for two and a half that you can just use to line up and make sure your trued up.

- All right.

- And then we're just gonna.

- Snip that.

- Yeah. And there you go. That's all three of the pieces that you need. All right. So, the next part that we're gonna do. So, you're gonna sew together this seam right here.

- [Deb] Okay.

- [Amy] And that's going to give you this.

- [Deb] All right.

- [Amy] You're going to take this. I'm gonna turn it so that the point is at the top. I'm gonna take the ruler, and we're gonna go ahead and line up the four and a half.

- Okay.

- At the bottom and the side again, and you're gonna have a little bit of a notch left over here on the side.

- All right, so, you're supposed to have that.

- [Amy] You're supposed to have that, yes. I need you to kind of, go ahead and zoom up right there.

- [Deb] Okay, so the important thing is, is that you line it up on this side on the four and a half.

- Yes.

- Okay.

- Exactly.

- Good.

- [Amy] Then, we go ahead and sew this on here. You get your pop, and what you want to do is line up. You can use the little dog ear that's left over here to line up.

- Okay.

- [Amy] And you had mentioned sewing from the top.

- [Deb] Yes, start at the top when you sew these because it's very easy for us, and the most difficult thing with this block is that it's easy to lose your points and your seam allowance. So, if you start at the top, you won't lose that seam allowance at that point, so start at the top end and sew this way instead of starting down here and sewing that way.

- Yes.

- Yes.

- [Amy] And once you do that, I'm gonna open, and here you go, you've got your block.

- Okay, great!

- So simple enough to make, just 16 of those.

- Simple enough. You know, what I really love about this ruler is the fact that it is contained, all the cutting is contained on one ruler. There are some rulers out there, there's one that's got two pieces, and I can't tell you how many of those I've had to buy because I'll lose my other pieces, you know? I'm not exactly the most organized thing in the world and I'm get ready to cut this and I go, okay, where is? I've got this piece, but I don't have this piece. So, I would have to go buy another ruler. So, it's all contained, which I love that.

- Yes.

- Okay. I want to talk about other things that you can do with this ruler. I know you've been looking at Jane's book, John's book.

- Yes.

- [Deb] And tell us about that.

- [Amy] So, John has a companion book for this ruler called "Lazy And Loving It". We don't have it in stock, but we have it on order.

- Okay.

- And it has 250 different blocks that you can make with this ruler.

- [Deb] Oh my goodness. Wow.

- And they're all over the board with these beautiful star field type designs and whirly gates and pinwheels, and you could really go.

- Shading blocks, yes.

- Yes. You can really go anywhere you want. Let me just show you. I made up a couple of these in electric quilts. So, here's one of her blocks. Using, it just uses this ruler, and look at how great it is when you put it all into a--

- Wow.

- [Amy] Can you imagine this in Christmas colors?

- [Deb] Oh, yeah.

- With some metallics.

- Right, with metallics, yes. And a sparkly white background.

- [Amy] Yes. And then, this pinwheel. These two star field quilts.

- [Deb] Oh, those are cool.

- [Amy] And this block, it's the same block, just reversed, and then this is just taking this block and adding in a different star.

- [Deb] Really, really neat. You have a picture of that block too, don't you?

- [Amy] No, that was a different, that was a different one, yup.

- [Deb] And tell us about that block.

- [Amy] This one is great because this is right here, you can see the block that we just made.

- [Deb] Okay.

- [Amy] And we're just adding on another B triangle.

- All right.

- Down here across the bottom.

- [Deb] And then adding it to a square in a square.

- [Amy] Adding it to a square on a square.

- Very, very cool. Well, I also wanted to show everybody, this is a test practice piece that Amy did, and this actually makes a storm at sea.

- Yes.

- Quilt. So, you can use their ruler to make a storm at sea quilt. Very easy way, lazy way.

- Yes.

- To do that. We're gonna include Joan's website. She has lots and lots of wonderful tips and tricks. She's a very, very fun designer to follow, so get involved with her, look her up on Facebook. She's got a great blog. Just, you'll learn a lot from John Holly. And, what else? You want to sign up for this when it comes up.

- Yes.

- We're gonna give you the link for that. But, anyway, if you have got something else that comes up along the way when you're making your blocks that you're struggling with, give Amy a comment on the Facebook page, and maybe we can do a video on something else, 'cause that's what we're here for. We're here to try, to try to make it easier for you. We don't make up all of these quilts in our block of the month department, but we do have a staff of very knowledgeable, very helpful, very with it people who are willing to help anytime. If you mess up your block, be sure to let Amy know so we can send you some fabric to replace--

- Yes.

- That messed up block. We do that free of charge. We want you to be 100% happy, and we know you're not happy when you mess up, even if it's your fault. Sometimes, we mess up.

- Absolutely.

- We'll ask forgiveness for that as well. Anyway, I'm Deb Lutrell, and this is Amy.

- Hi.

- And we hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as we enjoyed doing it for you, and we will see you next time. Stitchin' Heaven.