As I started writing this post, I found myself singing a song from The Sound of Music: These are a few of my favorite things….
It is week 2 of the Creative Spaces Blog Hop and this week we are talking about our favorite tools.
First, I am skipping over the usual things like my sewing machine, my Oliso iron, rotary cutter, my Go! cutter, etc.
Except maybe I need to mention Jack. Jack is an integral part of my life here at Casa De Colleran Sewing Studio.
I have many Jack’s in my life. I am not sure if I would say Jack is a favorite tool, but Jack is a necessary tool .
This is my favorite Jack. I picked him up at a quilt show and he is so sharp and so lovely to hold.
I LOVE these 2 tools and they are essential to my sewing and achieving a good ¼” seam .
They work best together.
I use the Seam Guide to accurately place a small piece of the Sewing Edge on the bed of my machine.
It works as a guide to get a perfect scant ¼” seam. I just butt the edge of my fabric along the edge of the guide and voila! An accurate seam allowance. Well, most of the time anyway.
I know many people who love their ¼” foot, however this method just works better for me. What is your favorite way to get an accurate seam?
Another favorite tool? Binding clips! They are great for binding but also for holding seams together instead of pins.
And of course, some of my favorite tools are my own Braid Templates! I love using them to cut my braid pieces and I love sewing the braids. It is such an great technique and is easy enough for a beginner.
Some people have asked why there are 2 tools. While the original Braid Template makes braids in a lot of different sizes, they are still pretty wide.
And isn’t a Mini anything just so much fun?
This week I decided to have a sale to help you try out some of my favorite tools. The Perfect Piecing Seam Guide and Sewing Edge are both on sale starting today thru next Tuesday July 24 at 20% off. And if you buy the Combo of the 2 tools, you save even more. (I call it my Perfect Seams Combo!)
I would love to hear what your favorite tools are. I am always on the lookout for a good tool. While we can often make do, a good tool can make the job easier. Leave me a comment on your favorite tool and let’s help each other sew better!
p.s. If you need links to the entire schedule of Creative Spaces bloggers, click here to go to my post where I have the links to all the blogs on the list.
p.p.s. Did you hear the news???
I will have a quilt in The Quilter’s Planner 2019! Woo hoo! Click here or on the image below to use my affiliate link to pre-order your copy. Right now there are 2 cover options so reserve yours now while you still have a choice!
I love my Quilter’s Planner and I use it everyday. I keep track of personal stuff and business stuff- including blog posts! Maybe it should be listed as one of my favorite tools? I think it should be!