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Share your favorite tools used in quiltmaking, and add any tips you have for using them. With all of the new tools being developed, it is hard to keep up. We can learn from each other in this group.

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For those that use Elmer's Glue

Started by Marcia. Last reply by Deanna Davis Oct 31, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi all - just thought I would pass along that at Walmart, in the craft section, I found a package of tops that fit decorative paint - and they also fit the glue bottle - they come in three different…Continue

Need help with sewing space design - Paint and Lighting

Started by Susan Simmons Beck. Last reply by Wanda Mar 24, 2013. 20 Replies

QUILTERS: I'm turning a room with NO natural light into a sewing space - I need the perfect paint color (a true White?) and a recommendation for some sort of "true color" lighting - this is a…Continue

Newbie

Started by Nancy Anne Ritchotte. Last reply by Deanna Davis Dec 29, 2012. 3 Replies

 IM A newbie and have been asked to make 3 king size quilts! i would like to use jelly rolls probably fence rail or something with a star! I have a now the sizwproblem! I dont know how many jelly…Continue

New to My Quilt Place

Started by BA Wayrick-Walker. Last reply by Cheri Foster Aug 24, 2012. 16 Replies

I just joined MQP a few moments ago & then went to Favorite Tools & was captivated by the previous discussions re: wall color, lighting etc. for a new sewing/quilting space. I live 30 + miles…Continue

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Comment by Suzanne Montgomery on July 3, 2011 at 10:55am

I must be using the ceramic pencils wrong.  I break the "lead" constantly.  Didn't know they had black.  I have used yellow and white. 

 

Sue:  The wallpaper seam roller...is that like a brayer?

Comment by Sue Clark Koenig on July 3, 2011 at 10:31am

This is a fun topic.  Since I've just gotten back into quilting I have several favorite tools that were't available 30 (or so) years ago.  My number one favorite is the computer! Wow, how Electric Quilt beats graph paper!!! And I've even gotten a computer for my longarm. 

 

Now, number two is the rotary cutter; I used to think my electric scissors were wonderful (not any more).

 

Number three is a wallpaper seam roller to quickly press seams.  Why that never occurred to me before I'll never know.

 

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