Have a quilter in your life? Based on my own experience and talking with hundreds of customers, here are some gifts that will be sure to WOW them!
I am not a special fancy tool person when it comes to quilting. I had heard about the wool pressing mats, but I thought, “really? can this make that big a difference?” The answer is a yes from me, and a yes from so many customers.
What makes the difference? The wool in the mat holds heat, which allows the heat to come at the fabric from both sides. The “give” in the wool allows you to press those seams super flat.
I loved my mat so much I bought a second one so I could have one at home and one at the shop without hauling it back and forth daily.
We have a variety of sizes, but my favorite is the 14″ x 19″ because it fits perfectly on top of the standard wooden TV trays.
Cutting mats matter. The unsung, necessary and often abused tools of quilters and sewists. I cut a lot, and what I have realized is that a good quality cutting mat can make your life much better.
Creative Grids is a company famous for high quality rulers, and this year they started making cutting mats. These mats are double sided (double the value!) and feature different measurements. One has traditional markings (down to 1/8″ of an inch, and the flip side is based on half inches.
It’s thick and sturdy, and has so many great small improvements like making the numbers more visible while cutting.
It’s one of those items that will make your quilting experience better.
I’ve been quilting professionally in come capacity for the last 4 years, and in my opinion, of all the quilting stages, cutting is the hardest on your body.
My wrist, forearm and shoulder have been strained at various times through excessive cutting and poor posture.
The ergonomic design of this rotary cutter allows you to cut comfortably and safely, it can be used for both right and left hands, and it has a secure safety lock.
We have this in both the 45mm size and 60mm size. 45mm is great for most sewing, and 60mm is great if you use thicker fabrics or cut multiple layers.
You know what they don’t tell you when you start quilting? How much math is involved. This handbook takes so much math out of your quilting.
It contains piecing techniques, yardage requirements, conversions and cutting instructions. It takes the guesswork and advanced math out of your project!
Find one in your loved one’s favorite style today!