Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Does Your Ruler Slip When Rotary Cutting?

Has this ever happened to you? 
You are rotary cutting and only have a 3" strip of fabric left. You need to cut one more 2 1/2" strip and then it happens, your ruler slips and you have mis-cut the strip and can't use it! Well this has happened to me, even when I am trying to be so careful and precise. Oh I just want to scream, especially since the fabric is no longer available :(. 
I want to share with you a product by the Grace Company called "TrueGrips". They look like those notebook paper hole reinforcements you used in high school. They are a very thin plastic that you peel off and stick on the back of your rulers. They work great and really do help keep the ruler from slipping.  It never hurts to have a little reinforcement when rotary cutting!

Until the next post Happy Quilting!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Iron Happiness!

A few months ago I did a blog post on your favorite iron. It seems that a great iron was hard to come by for most of us quilters. I always bought a Rowenta but they would start spitting or leaking and it was ALWAYS when I was pressing blocks that were mostly white! UGH I hate that, it just makes piecing not fun!
After doing lots of research, mostly online, I purchased a Reliable V50 iron and I LOVE LOVE it!
When it steams it really steams, more so than any other iron I have owned before. It just glides over the blocks and makes my piecing so much easier and more enjoyable. Reliable irons, where have you been all my life! These irons seem to be made for quilters/sewing enthusiasts. 
Just imagine an iron that really does the job well, I am HAPPY!

Until the next post Happy Quilting!

Sunday, April 6, 2014