Friday, February 25, 2011

Life Just Got Easier…

…for Colleen that is!!  She discovered the Stitching Lines and LOVES it!  Colleen confessed that she has a hard time making nice straight accurate stitching lines down the diagonal when sewing two squares to make perfect half square triangles.  SEWWWW…when she heard about this product she thought she would give it a try!

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Here’s how it works…lay the strip corner to corner…matching the centre line to the point of the square and stitch away on the dotted lines….

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Colleen chain pieced them…she was flying along when I dropped by…

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See the centre solid line…well that is where you would cut the two half Square Triangles apart.  I wanted to see how well the paper comes off (being a sceptic I thought for sure it would pull the threads)…BUT look!  You fold back the paper on the stitching line…

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and it practically breaks apart on it’s own…no pulling the threads!

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No more drawing lines for Colleen!  She is sold and will be stocking up before going home!  The papers come in 10” length so you can trim to the length you want.

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They are a good thing!  Colleen bought her package at the local Quilting Shop.  I might have to try them out and see for myself… that is if there are any packages left after Colleen stocks up!!

We are having a ‘girls’ day out’ today…toodling off to Yucca Valley to visit a few Thrift Shops and poke around two quilt shops.  Ahhh life is sweet!

Have a FUN Friday and Happy Quilting!~P

15 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I would still find a way to sew crooked, lol.

Debbie

Brenda said...

You are having such a great time. Thanks for sharing all the great shops that you are going to. I love living vicariously through you. Thanks for sharing.

Great product but I think I'll stick to marking my lines. It does look helpful though.

Kathy said...

Looks like a neat notion. Enjoy your day and hopefully you'll find a few wool suits you can shrink up for some stitching projects.

Quiltdolls said...

you can also use those for snow ball blocks. i have some.

kim

Stray Stitches said...

Thanks for the review! Definitely something to try out.

Shannon said...

Oh boy that looks great! Maybe I need to try them! Thank you.

Mary said...

Thanks for the review of Stitching Lines. I am the creator and am so glad you like them. They also work great for Flying Geese rectangles!

Elyte said...

There are so many things out there to help us poor quilters do a more accurate job but we don't know about them all. So thanks for sharing and helping the end product look just a little better.
Have fun in Yucca!

Allie said...

I'd still find a way to mess that up, lol - it's not in me to sew a straight line! Enjoy your day!

Linda said...

Cool product!!

Lise said...

wow..cool... love to see and hear about new easier ways and tools... I know a few ladies who would love this..thanks for sharing..have a great weekend...

Anna said...

I love those tips hot of the presses!

Darlene said...

HMMM - interesting!

Sue and Doug said...

interesting tool!!..have a nice 'girls day out'!!

Karen said...

I think you will have visited every nook & cranny of every thrift store or quilt shop for miles around before you head back north.