Hi! Thanks for being there for me on my last post, I know you have all been there....
Lissa at her modalissa blog posted on April 1, some of her favorite quilting tools. A number of designers submitted their favourites to Lissa as well, and they are in her posting, lots of great info.
I have a number of tools I love too, and I've been wanting to share them with you.
(yes, there is a giveaway with this post.....)
1. I use my AWL all the time. It is from Clover, and available almost anywhere you buy sewing and quilting supplies.
3. Some of the designers on ModaLissa's blog added a seam ripper. I have a number of them, I dream for a seam ripper with a big handle like my awl, I reach for them to buy them, but never do. They keep going up in price the longer I wait! Most of them have little, little handles, I just keep using them.
4. I use Guetermann cotton thread in my sewing machine, usually a neutral like a cream or beige, unless I need a white or another colour.
I buy the bigger spools to fill my bobbins with. I use the 250 yard spools for my top thread, I find it isn't heavy for the holder pronger thingy, and the thread comes off smoothly.
(Note: they have this really cute applique BOM called Sweet City!)
5a and 5 b. I use the Clover Forked Pins ALL THE TIME!
I also use the Clover flat head pins when I'm piecing. My edges done poke up from the ball ends. They are long and thin too.
Sharpie Ultra Fine permanent marker for tracing applique pieces on the featherweight Wonder Under stabilizer. (sorry I couldn't get these pictures side by side!)
These are what I use for my applique. You know how some people can't get machine quilting to work and prefer hand quilting? That is my story with applique. If I machine applique, something always goes wrong, like the stitching is so tight, the piece bunches, not puckers, up. Lots of stitch ripping here....
8. I love my YLI silk thread!
9. I love Creative Grid rulers!
I use my 4.5 inch square ruler so much, I need a new one, my corner and ink are wearing away.
10. I have to say I am a baggie lady. I have needle books in my stitching kits for a take along project. This one is my favorite, I picked it up at a Quilt Show where the Host guild had items in their Boutique. It is wool, and it is stuffed. But I can't take this one on the plane, for all the things with points in here, so I have a few smaller ones they let me bring, but I digress...
Ok, you are saying Giveaway yet?
I had to have this Wonderful Bobbin Winder machine when they first came out. I had it bought in the USA for me and sent up. Cost of USA money exchange, shipping, etc, plus the cost of the machine, very expensive at the time..... much more than the link says is the cost today....
What is the problem with this? The Husqvarna bobbins won't fit on the prongy thingy, so I can't wind my bobbins on it. Now they have a machine with a prongy thingy to fit their bobbins, but I don't want to buy a new one. Apparently, you can contact the company to get a different prongy thingy, I tried, but of course, no reply back.
It has never been used. The box is a little faded because it sat at another LQS in the window where she tried to sell it for me.
If you would like it, I'll give it away! I'll gladly ship it to anywhere in Canada or the USA. Sorry, it will be too expensive to send overseas unless you are willing to pay the extra shipping, (you could add that in your entry). I'd take payment in a few charm packs or fat quarters, you could let me know.... (hope you win!! LOL)
I'll draw the lucky winner's name on Thursday April 5 at bedtime!
No hoops, just one entry per person.
Maybe you would like to share your favorite tools, on a blog post, etc. Don't need to link back here, but you can if you want, you can just add here, it you want....
You can share the giveaway with your friends if you want....
Don't need to become a Follower, although sharing with friends is the best!
Yes, I am working on my To Do list, getting there, slooooowly.....
Take care, Leslie