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 with 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.
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.