Saturday, July 02, 2011

Favorite Quilting Tools

IMG_3220 One of my favorite quilting tools was introduced to me by Harriet Hargrove at a class I took at a local quilt shop last year.  It is the Perfect Piecing Seam Guide by Perkins Dry Goods.  My picture is a bit fuzzy, but I think you can get the idea of how this works.  You place your needle in the hold on the guide and then I stuck a piece of thick sticky tape onto my bobbin case only so I can change my bobbin without loosing my place.  That combined with my new quarter inch foot for my Janome and I am getting really accurate quarter inch seams.  The foot I am using is not the one that came IMG_3217with my machine it is one I bought extra from my dealer and I love it.

  Another new tool that I just recently got was a new cutting mat.  I got a Gingher 36” mat from the recent JoAnn’s sale and they only had it available online.  It is so thick and I am loving the larger size.  I did have to get a new table though to accommodate the larger size, but got lucky when I found a nice sturdy plastic table on sale at Home Depot for only $39.99.  I love my new set up.  I spent all day yesterday working at it since it was rainy, foggy and cold outside.

IMG_3214 On my new cutting board is my newest fabric purchase from Green Fairy Quilts sale.  I got some Moda Cotton Sateen and the colors are looking like fall to me.  I have been wanting to do a falling leaves quilt for a while now and these will be perfect for that.  What you can’t see in a picture is the way this fabric feels…wow!  It does feel like satin.

Having the right tools makes quilting easier and more accurate. 

ferne

2 comments:

Cathie said...

Great gadgets and the Moda Sateen is scrumptious.

I think I'm having a little bit of sewing room envy. Love the space you're working in!

greggo said...

ferne thanks for visiting my xeriscape blog post. the springs probably miss you. quite hot there, btw.