Some of my friends think that I am a bit of a gadget queen, but you know what – sometimes those gadgets come in very handy.
In the last 24 hours of quilting for clients, I have found 2 gadgets very helpful.
This is the first, The Cotton Picker
I bought this a few years ago with the idea of brushing threads off my clothes after sewing, too time consuming. But it did come in handy yesterday when I had to unpick a whole – repeat, whole – line of alphabet quilting.
This morning’s handy gadget was a new one,
I was trying to do a simple border on a Japanese themed quilt for a client, wanting to keep the lines simple and clean. Looking in my reference books, I saw a lovely circle based idea, but there is no way I can stitch a nice steady circle without help, my circle templates came to the rescue.
Then I tried a larger circle in the wider border, overlapping from both sides and created a lovely design. No way I could have done that without help!