Tools for Aging Quilters – Part Three

Traditional irons are heavy and most of the time it is sending a “woman to do a child’s job”. After all, most of quilting is pressing seams that are less than 12″. A smaller, more mobile iron is just the ticket. The lighter weight is a big plus. From Steamfast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory also becomes an issue. These ruler stickers from G.E. Design can be used on mats, rulers, patterns, and fabrics. Keep them EVERYWHERE!  Don’t waste time checking measurements for a second or third time….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last but not least – rotary cutting. The Splash by Olfa offers a quick change blade system that is super simple. You no longer have to take a picture to remember how to put the thing back together – and there are no little parts to deal with!

 

 

 

Although this series is written for aging quilters, young quilters take note!  If you use these tools from the very beginning, maybe you won’t develop the issues that we are dealing with now!

Creative Grids on the Way

Good news!  Two of the new rulers that were released at Market will arrive once again this week,  The response  to these new releases has been nothing short of amazing and we have reordered multiple times to keep up with the demand.

Gudrun Erla of GE Designs created the Stripology ruler to launch a whole new program for shops.  She not only has books and patterns to support it, she also has a shop guide with suggestions for classes.

CGRGE1

Item #CGRGE1  Retail $54.95

The Book:

GE508

Item #GE508  Retail $16.00

The Shop Guide:

GE509

Item #GE509  Cost $8.00

The Patterns:

GE167

Item #GE167  Retail $10.00

GE166

Item #GE166  Retail $10.00

And, a Cut Loose Press pattern for good measure:

CLPGER007

Item #CLPGER007

Kathy Brown of Teacher’s Pet released the Strip Smart Mini to rave reviews.  This ruler may be mini – but it is mighty!  Make all of the quilts in her popular Strip Smart books in a smaller size.  But that is just the tip of the iceberg.  When the wheels start turning in the head of this Louisiana gal, you know there is more to come!

CGRY2

Item #CGRY2  Retail $14.95

She has a book and CLP pattern to get you started as well…but once you have it in your hot little hands, you will start designing your own versions.  I know I did!

The Book:

TP9000

Item #TP9000  Retail $15.00

The Cut Loose Press Pattern:

CLPKBR007

Item #CLPKBR007

We got in the second order of Jean Ann Wright’s Curvy Log Cabin last week.

CGRJAW6

Item #CGRJAW6  Retail $17.95

And, yes, there is plenty of Cut Loose Press pattern support for this ruler as well!

Wiggly Worms

CLPJAW028

Item #CLPJAW028

Fly Away with Me

CLPJAW029

Item #CLPJAW029

Ice Cream Cones

CLPJAW031

Item #CLPJAW031

Rainbow Swirls

CLPJAW032

Item #CLPJAW032

Citrus and Berries

CLPJAW033

Item #CLPJAW033

Sunshine Butterflies

CLPDKR012

Item #CLPDKR012

Package the rulers and companions together for great Christmas presents.  Order them NOW – you know they are selling fast.