Today's writing prompt is "Favorite Tools". Oh, where do I even start. When I began quilting all those years ago my tools consisted of scissors, as rotary cutters where not yet widely available, sewing machine, hand sewing needles, thread, quilting frame and pencils for drawing templates. Oh and many types of thimbles were in my tool box as well while I experimented with the one that would comfortably help me achieve the results I wanted when quilting by hand. I still have the set of plastic templates I purchased that I thought were the bees knees for cutting out accurate pieces for my quilts.
You may know by now that one of my favorite tools is my rotary cutter. Kind of on a par with getting indoor plumbing.
Another favorite is my iron. I have an old workhorse Black and Decker but mainly use my Panasonic cordless iron now. It is so nice not to have to work around a cord. It is also much lighter than my old iron and I appreciate that more and more. Combined with my wool pressing mat I am getting excellent results. It was pretty pricey but I saved up the points on my credit card from all the fabric I buy and only spent 24.00 for it. I know Santa, I can't believe it either.
Another real time saver for me and truly one of my favorite tools are my Bloc_Loc Flying Geese rulers. I have used these for several years now and they are my go-to for cutting accurate Flying Geese units to size. My most often used sizes are the 1.5" x 3" and the 2" x 4".
How about you? Do you have a favorite tool in your quilting toolbox? Let me know in the comments and as always thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a blessed day!
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