Creative Grids With Penny Haren - Around The Block


Gifts for Every Season - Saturday, August 8

9:00AM-12:00PM • Around the Block

Join us for a day of fun! Learn how to use three different Creative Grids® Trim Tools which are featured in several Cut Loose Press patterns. These projects are fast fun and easy – when you have the right tools! By the end of the day, you will have ideas for everyone on your list.
The 8" Log Cabin Block-
The Cut Loose Press Log Cabin Leaves Pattern adds a “Cathedral Window” technique to a traditional half log cabin block. In class, make a half log cabin block (the least known of the log cabins and my personal favorite) and then add the curves - by folding a square in half on the bias and then pulling it back to create the curve.

The 6" Curvy Log Cabin block-
The six-inch curvy log cabin block is featured in the Cut Loose Press pattern – Roundabout. It works like the traditional log cabin – the strips are cut approximately ¼” wider so they can be trimmed to size after each round. BUT, since the widths are different for the lights and darks, the tool has two different sets of squares.

The 6", 8" and 10" Pineapple Trim Tool-
This simple version of a pineapple block can be made in literally half the time of a traditional pineapple block because you are trimming half as many times. Therefore, it is the perfect introduction to the Creative Grids® Pineapple Trim Tools. It looks like these blocks are set on point, but, the design is created by joining four blocks (12 blocks make up the center). Once again, this technique is featured in a Cut Loose Press pattern – Pineapple Pinwheels.


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