Thursday, May 27, 2010
These have been familiar sounds this last week at our house, but last night, after ripping out, repositioning, and much mumbling, I finally finished the quilt top. Through most all of my sewing projects, there are a few sewing tools that I rely on each time. Most of them are basic, but still, I don't sew without them.
War Eagle Craft Fair. Being the "crafty" person, I went home and custom make this one so I could wear it on my left hand so I could have access to my pin cushion when ever I need it.
My Seam Ripper - I have a love/hate relationship with this wonder tool. While I hate to use it, because that means I've screwed up on something, but I love that it does it's job.
Since I started a rag quilt, I've discovered a Fiskar's 5" Easy Action Spring Micro-Tip scissors that save my hands from blisters and tiring out too quickly, plus the handles are very comfy! The orange button is a unique locking system that allows me to quickly lock the scissors shut because they are VERY sharp! I've snipped my finger more than a few times. Guess I need to buy some new kids band aids!
When it comes to cutting out squares and stuff for sewing, I really rely on my Olfa Rotary Mat, ruler with a lip (acting as a T-square to keep it straight on the mat without slipping off) and rotary cutter. I love the way it allows me to cut my time in half. I'm all about time-savers!
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