My quilting friend, Delores returned from a trip to the Oregon Coast and of course brought back some Show and Tell…namely some new quilting gadgets which she brought to Heritage Quilting to show us!
Now the special red binding clips by Clover (on the right) have been the talk of Blogland. Here in Canada we always receive things about a year after the fact! It’s like we live in Timbuktu…where everything is brought in by horse and wagon! The clips look great..and they each have a measurement on their tops so that you can have perfect hems/binding! (I won a package from Anna’s Woolie Mammoth in her last give away…and you guessed it…they are being brought in by horse and wagon! I can’t wait to try them out!)
Delores also brought in QTools Cutting Edge and Sewing Edge…
First let’s talk about the purple Sewing Edge…Now we have all, at one time, put painter’s tape on our sewing machine’s bed to help us achieve perfect seams…you know where the edge of the fabric follows the edge of the tape. Well this reusable purple strip is applying that very idea…you put it on the bed of your machine and it helps guide the fabric. They have kicked it up a notch by raising the thickness of the tape so that fabric nestles right up to the tape and can’t go over…hence you get perfect seams!! Plus it is reusable…so no sticky residue! Brilliant or what!
While Delores was telling us how the tapes work, Vickie, who had brought in her new magazine, “Quilt You Stash” for Show and Tell, pointed to the article reviewing this new tape…
It even has a picture showing us how it works…pretty nifty!
The orange Cutting Edge is used with your cutting ruler…let’s say you are cutting 1” strips, so you put the tape along the 1” line on the underside of the ruler…remember the tape is raised …so that the fabric butts right up to the tape and can’t go over…creating perfect 1” strips. Plus it provides you with a visual point to line up your fabric! Another brilliant idea!
So if you have used any of these products, what did you think?? Come on we want to hear from you? Did they work…or was it a waste our hard earned fabric $$?
Have a FUN Friday and Happy Quilting!~P