Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
I have bought several templates over the years and when looking at my drawer I realized that maybe half are used frequently and the rest have never been used. Sort of like stash busting. Do you use them? What are your feelings, just a rotary cutter and ruler? I use the tumbler template most frequently and must admit saw a video today with a new one that has me ready to reach for the credit card, but it only makes two blocks that I know of at this time. How about os differing points of view.
I broke down and bought the Hex N More Template from Jaybird quilts. It goes up to an 8 1/2" Hex Crystal and all the varieties of hex shapes within if I use masking tape creatively. It is making the cutting of freezer paper for English Paper piecing so easy.
Other templates that I will be using a lot I cut from old fashion X-Ray Film (my sister was a tech and gave me a bunch...which I'm almost out of).
Thanks Al, for starting a good discussion.
Heey Rogue how about a link to that tute? I would like to see it.
hi al. i wrote a discussion this morning. look in the column to the left of the center column (latest activity0 on site home page. or link via here....
last time i checked, a few hours ago, the site was down. i think their server is overwhelmed today, i guess i am not the only one on this planet that got excited about seeing all the fabulous Quilt Show videos for free :) ...but at 45$/yr....free it's gotta be for me.
if the link posted in the discussion opens for you, it's to the search menu page of their video, it's #6102, i think. anyway...it's the only one by sally collins. click search by artist and they are in aphabetical order.
for me there are some I literally use every single day and others that are , I admit, still in the package. but mostly because I bought them specifically for a certain quilt. do I need them? probably not, at least not all of them. I learned with pencil and cardboard and scissors like my grandmother. but they sure look neat hanging on my tool wall. LOLOL. I feel slightly entitled. I do not smoke, drink or run to the store to buy new clothes every time I turn around. so my money goes to my quilting fun. :)