Everyone has a favorite notion or tool. One that we use all the time, it is close to our sewing machine at all times. While on a retreat I asked other quilts what there favorite notion or tool was. This is the third and final post bout notions. If you missed the first two parts you can start here.
Chelair Etter, Moda Fabrics, like the Creative Grid Rulers. The non-slip grid helps the ruler from moving while cutting. Her favorite size is the 6 ½” x 24 ½” It works great to cut strips and borders.
Susan Stiff, Moda Fabrics likes the omnigrid 4” needlecraft scissors. Susan does a lot of hand applique and travels with a portable desk that fits on her lap. Good lighting is also important.
Julie Karasek, Owner of Patched Works Quilt Shop in Wisconsin likes the Sewline Pink Pencil because it works both on light and dark fabrics. When Julie goes to a retreat she divides all of her things into pouches or bags instead for everything in on box or bag. She also brings in extra spools of neutral thread.
Tammy Vonderschmitt, Moda Fabrics like having a mini iron at her sewing station. Her mini iron died just before the retreat and she really missed it.
Leigh Ann Prange a NICU nurse and pattern tester, likes to 2 ½” square ruler to square up her half square triangles. she did not mention a brand but she uses the ruler often. She makes a lot of 2 ½: half square triangles and other small blocks that she uses the ruler for.
Here is a quilt is was working on at the retreat.
Lissa Alexander, Moda Fabrics likes to use starch on everything. She uses spray starch with a spray nozzle. She sprays all her fabrics before she starts a project. She also like using Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gathering triangle papers. Her favorite ruler is the Olfa 10.5” x 12” ruler.
Janet Hill, Moda Fabrics and long-arm quilter like the Itty Bitty Eights ruler by Lisa Bongean. She finds her blocks are more accurate with the extra 1/8 inch marks
It was interesting to see what everyones favorite notions were. There were a few notions I had not heard of. It gave me an excuse to try some new tools, and I really like the Considine Creations Thimble, and the Micro-Applicator Brush for cleaning out my machine and adding a little oil.
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