You may remember that I won the Beam N Read Light over at Bejewelled Barb’s Blog in November…. SEW I’ve had about three months to put The Beam N Read Light to the test! Thought you’d be interested in how it’s doing…
This light is FANTASTIC!! LOVE* LOVE* LOVE IT!! I refuse to do any kind of hand stitching without it!!
I have always enjoyed doing hand work in the RV because there are four lights over the couch area…plenty of light…OR so I thought…until I flicked on the Beam N Read! It’s like flicking on the lights to a run way! This light guides the needle to where it should go!!
If you have ever worked with dark fabrics and applique, whether it be wool or cotton, you know how difficult it is to see where one fabric ends and the other begins. The Beam N Read REALLY is the answer to this problem! It lights up the area that you are going to sew and you can see the two fabrics clearly. EUREKA!!
The Beam N Read is a MUST have and gets two thumbs UP from me!! Can’t/Won’t sew without it…in fact…I accidently wore it to bed the other night…:0)
The other NEW to me notion is this Shape Cut Plus ruler by June Tailor!! Another GREAT product!! I have cut out two quilts with this ruler and it only took me a few minutes…You can cut out strips faster than it takes to get the GO! Fabric cutter out of the suitcase…and not a cm. of waste!
If you are going to buy one of these rulers then make sure to get the bigger size (12”x 18” or larger) and make sure that it has the 1/2” increments. This way you just fold the fabric and cut your fabric lickety split without stopping! BAM… done! And your strips are accurate and even…without wobbles or curves or juts or jags…and in seconds! Yes, I said SECONDS!
I love this ruler…Here is Siena showing us what this ruler can do…but it does WAY more than cut strips. I cut out blocks yesterday simply by carefully turning the ruler…fast, easy and accurately!!
These rulers aren’t cheap BUT you lucky Americans have JoAnn’s and COUPONS!! The rest of us can visit!:0)
This ruler is SEW good I would pay full price…and it would still be cheaper than buying one Strip Cutter die from AccuQuilt! Check out the videos on YouTube promoting this ruler…it’s incredible what it can do!!
SEW there you have it! Just spreading the word!! What about YOU??…What ‘new to you’ notion do you love?…and can’t live without?
Have a thrifty Thursday and Happy Quilting!~P