Monday, January 2, 2017
My Favorite Tools So Far and Work in Progress
I read somewhere not to be redundant with blogging, which I ignored by blogging about this quilted wall hanging in progress on a WordPress blog I just created minutes ago. As I continue to decide which blog to be loyal to, let me comment how much quilt rulers are my favorite tool even more so than a rotary cutter. My first ruler is that 3 1/2" wide one with a pink edge--it's not an Omnigrid or Creative Grids but it's the one I use the most even though I was told by a tribe at the quilt studio that the Omnigrids binding ruler would become my favorite--it's not. I forgot to include in the photo my new folding bias ruler which actually was handy for the tree skirt I recently sewed. The square ruler was really useful for squaring up the half triangles on a Tula Pink butterfly quilt, which I didn't think to use to square up the half triangle patches for the above project for which I bought the triangle ruler. Dumb. But that's what happens when you start to have too many sewing notions. And I used the half square triangle ruler for this wall hanging. Really I should have used the technique of sewing squares right sides together, drawing a diagonal line and sewing 1/4" seams on both sides of the line and then splicing in the middle to be later trimmed with the square ruler. Lesson learned.